Things to do near the Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty

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Lady Liberty—or Liberty Enlightening the World, as she’s officially known—was a gift from France on America’s 100th birthday. A universal symbol of freedom, the copper-plated sentinel stands 305 feet tall from the bottom of her base to the tip of her torch. The monument underwent

  1. Liberty Island
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South Street Seaport

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RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions This historic harbor is home to the former Fulton Fish Market, the Seaport Museum, the country's largest privately owned fleet of historic ships and a shopping mall with retail stores and restaurants. It hosts outdoor concerts during the summer, as well as

  1. 19 Fulton St, at Front St
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Battery Park

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RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions This 25-acre green space is like Manhattan’s delicate fingernail, neatly plotted with monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures and a farm-to-table café, plus killer waterfront views from the promenade. Though the area was named for the battery cannons

  1. Battery Pl , at State St
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Staten Island Ferry

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RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions The price of a harbor crossing between Staten Island and lower Manhattan may be the only activity in New York City that’s cheaper today than it was in 1817. Back then, it was 25 cents; today, it’s free. This 24-hour ferry is a lifeline for commuters

  1. South St, at Whitehall St
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9/11 Memorial Guided Walking Tour

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This walking tour in the Financial District of Manhattan covers historic buildings including Federal Hall and the New York Stock Exchange, as well as September 11 memorials such as the Steel Beam Cross. Two versions are offered (90-minutes or two-and-a-half-hours), with both finishing at Ground

  1. The 9/11 Memorial and Museum Enter at Liberty Street and Greenwich Street
  2. Fri May 31 - Thu Dec 31
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The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Years of planning went into this monument, which opened on the tenth anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks. Called “Reflecting Absence,” the design by architect Michael Arad features two reflecting pools that sit within the footprint of each of the Twin Towers. The water elements are surrounded by

  1. Enter at Liberty Street and Greenwich Street
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Brookfield Place Winter Garden

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Completed in 1988, Cesar Pelli’s four glass and granite postmodern office towers, each crowned with a different geometric form, surround an upscale retail area and a series of restaurant-lined plazas that ring the marina. The Winter Garden hosts numerous film screenings, concerts and public art

  1. 220 Vesey St, at West St, 10281
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Metamorphosis Lighting

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Take in the first lighting of Metamorphisis,a 10-story installation created by artist and veteran theater designer Anne Militello. Featuring strands of mirrored discs adorned with colorful LED lights, the piece will be illuminated to a flicker tonight and become brighter each evening. See the

  1. Brookfield Place Winter Garden 220 Vesey St, at West St, 10281
  2. Mon Dec 1
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