Monuments & Statues in New York City

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Monuments & Statues in New York City

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  • loonietunes123
    Manchester, UK81 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    How could we come to New York and not come here! We had some great weather so was lovely outside where you can get an ice cream. Lots of space to move around in the grounds and yes it can get busy. The walk up to the observation deck is helpfully aided by a steps countdown so you know how much further you have to go and a one way system means you're not competing with people trying to move past you.
    The museum needs some work. I think things have been moved around so some of the displays don't match up ... like it talks about the foot in the opposite wall... the opposite wall is blank. It mentions an object to look at, the object has been removed. You do get the idea though and it was a good way to spend a few hours. They're us building work going on but this doesn't take away from the experience
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Caroline S
    East Sussex, UK129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply the most amazing building , stunning structure to see , full of light and air, it’s like a cathedral. A must to visit.Free Of course, as it’s a Westfield shopping centre below.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN4,977 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving tribute to the great John Lennon who was taken from us by a gunman a short distance from this spot. Try to go early in the day when it is not overrun with hordes of tourists. I enjoyed the musicians nearby playing Beatles tunes but the mob at the memorial and the frenzy to get a selfie sitting on the memorial is really annoying.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • roberthhunter
    Tucson, AZ380 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful sculpture and another beautiful spot in Central Park. A must-see if you're in the area of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • soinic
    Lux.2,447 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Close to Wall Street you can watch people queueing up to "polish" the Bull's scrotum which should result in being lucky to make money?!

    The funniest thing is to take pictures of tourists pursuing the activity of rubbing the testicules of the charging bull 😉
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not far from Ground Zero and away from the busyness of this area is the FDNY Memorial Wall. I would say it is as important to visit this memorial as the other much grander memorial as this one is a tribute to the fire fighters who risked their lives going into the World Trade Center to rescue people.

    Sadly some lost their lives but it is good that there is a tribute to them so that they will be remembered in years to come.

    The Memorial Wall is close to the new World Trade Center and with the help of google maps I was able to find it. It is tucked away so please hunt it down as it is important.
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, MN1,717 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We accidentally went on a tour, but the information shared was definitely appreciated. The space is small. Really one main room with a couple of side spaces. The narrative is one that attempts to bring to light New York City and the slave trade in America through the lens of the African Burial Grounds. It’s a solid attempt, but New York could definitely do more. Still worth going.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN4,977 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unveiled in 2017 and originally located on Broadway facing down the Charging Bull Statue, it has been moved to Broad Street and sits facing the New York Stock Exchange. The statue is small in size but is a powerful symbol of female empowerment and the importance of gender diversity in leadership roles in companies. It is a popular spot and expect a wait if you wish to get a photo alongside Fearless Girl but it is usually an orderly scene with people waiting patiently in line.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Tom J
    London, UK1,686 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The ancient Egyptian obelisk otherwise known as Cleopatras Needle stands proudly in the east of Central Park, close to the MET.

    A great historical spot to stop at and take in as at over 3500 years old this obelisk has aged very well!
    Written 30 August 2023
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  • Ellie K
    Birmingham, UK276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a really cute statue that is very effective in commemorating working sled dogs. It’s also in the perfect location as Central Park is so full of wildlife.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN4,977 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located on the east side of the park at The Conservatory Water, the beloved Hans Cristian Anderson Statue can be found. Known for his fairy tales, he is depicted reading from one of his most famous, The Ugly Ducking. Since 1957, a storytelling program for children takes place at the statue on Saturday mornings during the summer from June 1 to September 21 at 11am.
    Written 10 April 2024
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rockefeller Plaza is close to Times Square and in the heart of the entertainment area of Manhattan. I had never realised it was a thing until I had seen the TV show 30 Rock.

    I visited in October 2023 and the area was buzzing with people. There were plenty of tourists like me about and there were also people going about their business.

    It's a nice, paved area and plenty of places to sit and relax after walking around the city that never sleeps.
    Written 2 December 2023
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  • Paradise67967101858
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had never heard of this but was included on a guided tour in NY. This was one of the most beautiful and respectful memorials I have seen. PLEASE do NOT miss this!
    Thank you AE for honoring your employees with grace respect and dignity.
    I will never forget…..
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA8,245 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Remaining piece of original World Trade Centre destroyed on September 11,2001.

    Nice park and worth a brief stop to reflect.
    Written 30 September 2023
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