Historic Walking Areas in New York City

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Historic Walking Areas in New York City

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  • Hurttmom
    Chicago, IL6 contributions
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    This is such an amazing memorial to all the people who lost their lives because of the 9/11 Terriost Attack. I was brought to tears
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Pete
    Fredericksburg, VA1,206 contributions
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    It’s NY’s theater district. How could anyone possibly think low rating? According to the internet, 11 of the theaters were built in the beginning of the 20th century. I found a very nice theater gift shop on 44th Street that I thought would have enough business to expand. Besides the typical t-shirt, sweatshirt stuff, a theater fan can also find things like sheet music books for all the musicals on Broadway and 42nd Street. I highly recommend stopping by Theater Circle Gift Shop.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,948 contributions
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    Park Avenue is a road the runs from North to South through Manhattan. In the North the area is known as the Upper East Side and it is a very elite area of the city.

    Walking along Park Avenue there are some very exclusive restaurants and cafes and also shops too.

    Worth checking out if you are in the area.
    Written 6 November 2023
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  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada932 contributions
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    The Seaport district is situated on the East River in Lower Manhattan. It is a top nyc destination for unusual culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences. I couldn't resist a custom face cookie from the funny face bakery....it seemed almost too pretty to eat and the book-worm in me nudged me into the McNally & Jackson bookstore. I explored New York's origins as a world seaport in the South Street Seaport Museum and to get into a historical mood I toured the Wavetree cargo ship.
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN5,008 contributions
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    The Mall is the widest pedestrian path in Central Park and in many ways is the best place to feel the energy of this amazing city park. Lined with vendors, artists and musicians, it is a great place to stroll along down to the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain and to the rowing lake. It is tree lined with plenty of shade and is a great place to grab a bench, people watch and enjoy the scene.
    Written 8 April 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,353 contributions
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    Museum Mile is located in Manhattan Island's exclusive Upper East Side, The real estate is among the most expensive in NYC. Some things to note -- Museum Mile is actually more than a mile, and although it's said that there are eight museums, some of them are likely to be of little interest to most people, except for specialists. Museums that are worth seeing are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum.
    Written 2 April 2023
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  • johnnnita
    Napa, CA2,409 contributions
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    This is what I see as a "can't miss" area to visit in Central Park. On our day in March, the weather was perfect just for such a leisurely walk. From Wollman Ice Rink you can find it along the walk path after crossing East 66th/65th street.

    Upon approaching you can find several statues on each side as well as down the wide walking path. Be sure to notice at the beginning the pavement features that show various celebrities and notable people who have contributed to the garden area nearby. They are little 6 sided emblems from people like Carly Simon of all people, as well as the dedication by the Central Park Conservancy.

    As you continue your walk, please stop and admire the most recent statue addition: The Women's Rights Pioneers that shows Sojourner Truth, Susan B Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

    Further up along the Walk, you will see to your right offset what looks like a small bandstand (half shell) in concrete. There is a very small plaque on it on lower right and dated 1923. The official name of it is the "Naumburg Bandshell" where they have performances during certain times of the year.

    You do want to walk down this main avenue. It's wide and if it's late spring, summer, or better yet fall, no doubt the trees lining both sides will add to your enjoyment. They were leafless during our visit in March
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • psudino
    Weehawken, NJ4,317 contributions
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    This isn't the Spanish Steps of Rome, but it comes close as a central meeting spot since you can't miss it. At the northern end of Times Square this is where the famous TKTS steps are located that everyone uses as the obvious meeting landmark.

    Just to ad some useful trivia to this review to impress your friends, Francis Patrick Duffy was a Canadian American Catholic priest and military chaplain. During WWI he helped rescue many wounded soldiers.
    Written 11 March 2022
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  • mjwh
    Denmark41 contributions
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    We visited the Stonewall gardens as a family. Our daughter has a picture book on Stonewall, and it was important to us for her to be able to make a physical connection to the place. Suggest using the QR codes on the photos to look up who the people are as you walk along the fence.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Doris B
    USA314 contributions
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    I went here with a friend and we walked half-way across the bridge. There are good views of the Harlem River but it is difficult to take pictures due to the tall chain-link fencing on each side. The pavement design changes mid-way across indicating the division like between Manhattan and The Bronx. It's a good place for a walk on a nice day.
    Written 4 May 2023
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT2,528 contributions
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    This quiet, non-commercial block is worth exploring. The well-kept beaux arts and art deco styled homes are in full display. Love the "islands" on some of the blocks including W94th Street where a statue of Joan of Arc is on horseback with a sword.
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • Sarah L
    Birmingham, UK21 contributions
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    I went searching for this after reading some of the reviews on this website. It was quite hard to find and we walked straight past it the first time. It is located on a chain link fence at the corner of 7th Avenue and 11th Street.

    We spent at least an hour reading the tiles and their beautiful messages after 9/11. I'd say this is the one thing not to miss out on when visiting NYC and it's completely free!!
    Written 2 November 2012
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  • SuperTed19
    Madison, WI742 contributions
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    It is easy to miss this plaza, but it is definitely worth stopping for a visit when you’re in the area.
    Written 5 October 2021
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  • Cruiser65143159687
    2 contributions
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    We happened upon Shorakkopoch Rock as we were exploring the park, and wow, what a find. We enjoyed reading the history of the rock and it spurred a wonderful conversion and a fun dive into researching the area, this specific story and the subsequent result of what happened here. Highly recommend.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland29,787 contributions
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    General Worth Square is a nice square near to Madison Square. Nice memorial and it is a good place to take a photo. Recommended.
    Written 25 January 2023
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