Things to do near the Empire State Building

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Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse

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The 1913 Beaux Arts train station is the city’s most spectacular point of arrival. The station played an important role in the nation’s historic preservation movement, after a series of legal battles that culminated in the 1978 Supreme Court decision affirming NYC’s landmark laws. One notable

  1. 42nd St to 44th St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
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Chrysler Building

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RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions We won’t argue if you want to call this glimmering pinnacle of Art Deco architecture NYC’s most eye-popping skyscraper. Triangle-shaped windows in its crown are lined with lights, creating a beautiful effect come nighttime. Oozing a moneyed

  1. 405 Lexington Ave, at 44th St
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Lord & Taylor

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Oft-overlooked for its more glamorous department store counterparts, Lord & Taylor offers an ever reliable selection of classic brands like Ralph Lauren—minus surging crowds. The men's department is particularly strong, and they offer loads of basics, like lingerie.

  1. 424 Fifth Ave, between 38th and 39th Sts
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The Grand Tour

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Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers pass through Grand Central daily, but they probably don’t pay much attention to anything other than navigating the crowds. The Grand Central Partnership seeks to educate natives and tourists alike on the idiosyncrasies of the terminal and its surrounding

  1. Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse 42nd St to 44th St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Fri Oct 31
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St. Patrick's Cathedral

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RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions This legendary house of worship counts Presidents, movie stars and business moguls among past and present attendees. While its intricate marble towers are a marvel of Gothic Revival architecture, St. Pat’s interior—including the Louis Tiffany–designed

  1. 14 E 51st St, between Fifth and Madison Aves
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The Grand Tour

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Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers pass through Grand Central daily, but they probably don’t pay much attention to anything other than navigating the crowds. The Grand Central Partnership seeks to educate natives and tourists alike on the idiosyncrasies of the terminal and its surrounding

  1. Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse 42nd St to 44th St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Fri Oct 24
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Henri Bendel holiday windows

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Henri Bendel has partnered with the estate of Al Hirschfeld to create window displays inspired by the celebrated cartoonist's work. In one window, you'll see 3-D depictions of celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Liza Minnelli and Woody Allen; in the store itself, Bendel's giant tree becomes a

  1. Henri Bendel 712 Fifth Ave, at 56th St
  2. Wed Dec 3 - Wed Dec 31
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Roosevelt Island

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions Thanks to the boxy red tram that glides above the East River, Roosevelt Island may be one of the only spots in New York City that’s a joy to get to via public transportation. The area's attractions include tennis courts, ball fields and Franklin D.

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Sony Wonder Technology Lab

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Young techies can revel in this midtown spot's hands-on activity stations. One of our favorites is the Dance Motion Capture exhibit; kids stand in front of the camera and do their best booty shake and hand jive. Then, they choose an avatar and watch as the character performs their unique moves.

  1. 550 Madison Ave, Sony Plaza, at 56th St
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Bloomingdale's holiday windows

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This year's holiday windows at Bloomie's puts the famous brown shopping bags into different shopping scenes around the world—everywhere from China and France to Great Britain and Italy (and, of course, Bloomingdale's right here in New York City).

  1. Bloomingdale's 1000 Third Ave, at 59th St, 10022
  2. Thu Dec 4 - Wed Dec 31
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