Upper Manhattan, New York
New York Central Park is home to all kinds of famous sites and fun attractions. Some of the highlights are Strawberry fields, commemorating John Lennon, the zoo, Belvedere Castle, and in winter, the skating rink.
The Cloisters is a unique museum, displaying medieval, Gothic and Romanesque art. The museum is housed in an austere looking building, with a garden containing typical plants of medieval times.
George Washington Bridge
The George Washington Bridge was designed by engineer Othmar Ammann and architect Cass Gilbert and opened in 1931. Today, the bridge links the New Jersey with Manhattan, used by 50 million cars per year. The elegant bridge is 600 feet high and 3,500 feet long. A lighthouse sits below the eastern tower of the bridge, and inspired children's author, Hildegarde Swift to write a tale. When it was completed, the bridge revolutionized long-span design by eliminating the need for heavy and costly stiffening trusses, resulting in an elegant and economical bridge.
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Hamilton Grange National Memorial contains the home which was owned and partially designed by Alexander Hamilton, a founding father, from 1802 until his death in 1804. The structure was moved from its original location to St. Nicholas Park, with the transition completed in the fall of 2011. This project was a major undertaking, which ultimately allowed visitors to appreciate the house and view the entire building. The restoration team made every effort to restore the house to the way it looked during Hamilton's time.
Morris Jumel Mansion
The Morris Jumel Mansion was built in 1765 in Palladian style. Washington used the place as his temporary headquarters while defending Manhattan in 1776. A merchant, Stephen Jumel, bought and updated the house in 1810, furnishing it with French furniture. This is a wood-sided Georgian home with a classical portico and octagonal wing, all restored.
Address: 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032-5360, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4pm; Closed: Mon, Tue
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Memorial Day - USA (last Monday, May), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Labor Day - USA (1st Monday, Sep), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Students $4.00, Senior $4.00, Child 12 & under FREE
Guides: Guided tour available as optional extra.
Transit: 163rd Street subway
The Dyckman House was built in 1784 and is the last example of colonial architecture in New York. The house has been restored and operates as a museum offering educational info on the 18th century.
Opening hours: 11am-4pm; Sun: 12pm-4pm; Closed: Mon, Tue
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Day after Christmas, St Stephen's Day, Boxing Day (Dec 26)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $1.00, Child 9 & under FREE
Useful tips: Groups of ten or more wishing to visit should phone in advance.
Transit: 1/9 to 207th Street; A to 207th Street
Roosevelt Island Tramway
Roosevelt Island offers a fine view of the Queensboro Bridge and the city from the Swiss cable car that transports visitors from Manhattan to this small island. This aerial tramway offers a four minute ride taking visitors to an elevation of 250 ft above the East River. The cabins are large, holding 125 people at one time. You can catch this Manhattan tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue.Roosevelt Island is a residential area with parks and historic landmarks which date back to the late 18th C. The tram was added in the mid 1970s.
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