Rockefeller Center (also known as Rockefeller Square) is a complex of 19 commercial buildings, between 48th and 51th Street in New York City, Built by the Rockefeller family, is located in Midtown Manhattan, is a tourist destination because of the decoration in the Rockefeller Plaza, the view offered by the observatory at GE Building (Top of the Rock) and besides the many seasonal activities, as skating ice that runs from November to mid-April or the great Christmas tree that every year thousands of people congregate. All symbols of the Rockefeller Center following a Greek aesthetic that has been somewhat adulterated to suit the popular taste of the moment: The Deco-Art, quintessential symbol of American capitalism has a system of gateways connected between the roofs of the buildings, referring to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the concept of its creator was to make a city within a city, gathering bunch of offices and shopping centers for recreation for the new Yorkers and tourists, building the second largest economic center of Manhattan after Wall Street.
The main entrance to the complex from Fifth Avenue leads to a nice landscaped promenade known as Channel Gardens. This name comes to remember the English Channel, the promenade is flanked by two buildings: the British Empire Building and the French one, La Maison Française. The gardens are decorated with fountains and fish sculptures in bronze. The Channel Garden flows into the Lower Square dominated by the golden sculpture Prometheus. This square has an ancient entrance to the luxury shops that years ago occupied the whole complex, Its used as a restaurant terrace in summer and as ice rink for skating in winter. Other important buildings that complete the Rockefeller Center are: Radio City Music Hall, the Associated Press Building, The International Building with its famous Atlas sculpture.
When you are visiting the Rockellefer Center look carefully the Atlas sculpture, where you can see in north-south axis a great orb made by bronze that points to the North Star, In one of its rings are represented the 12 constellations that the sun crosses over a year (seen from Earth). On the Atla’s shoulders you can also see a kind of curved beam with traditional symbols of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune.
And remember that famous photograph taken by Charles E. Ebbets in 1932?? Where some construction workers are eating lunch on a beam without safety harnesses over 260 meters above the ground? The picture was taken at the top of the General Electric Building, which today is part of the complex of buildings of Rockefeller Center, you can recreate the same photograph when you are visiting the viewpoint of the Top of the Rock!
The Roosevelt Island or Roosevelt Island, is located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. The small island is 3 kilometers long and 240 meters at its widest part. Roosevelt Island is under the political jurisdiction of Manhattan, although the police services, health and fire correspond to Queens. In the Roosevelt Island currently has a population of 9,500 inhabitants and has shops, restaurants and a sports complex with a football field, swimming pools, basketball courts, tennis courts and a baseball field. To access the island from Manhattan, you can take the line F of the underground, and the Roosevelt Island Tramway, is a ride that everyone should do. It is the nearest thing to feel Superman flying over buildings, highways, and the same East River next to the Queensboro Bridge, and this only for the cost of the ticket for metro. The transport system is integrated with the New York metropolitan area, so if you already have your Metrocard or of unlimited travel can enter the Cable Car only by sliding the card, such as they would in the entries of the underground lines and offers spectacular views in the four minutes it takes to make the trip. Roosevelt Island, is an extremely quiet residential location that allows you to walk along the river and sit and watch Manhattan in one of their parks. If you don't like the quiet and being in parks you will love the experience. Within Roosevelt Island there are several places to eat, Starbucks, chinese food (excellent and at a good price), italian food and a restaurant. On Saturdays the Amish are going to sell their products. Many people don't know, but can lead to the island of Queens. There is a bridge in the borough of Queens that accesses the island. You can take the tram to get there, which is part of the public transport. It is only 3 minutes by tram and you can view the beautiful skyline in the background and the view out to sea.
Schedule: Every day from 6:30 am. to 8:45 pm
Sundays at 4:00 pm. Eucharist in Spanish
The St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York is the largest Catholic cathedral in North America, is located between the streets 50 and 51 with the famous Fifth Avenue, directly across from Rockefeller Center, it is a contrast find this cathedral of Gothic style in the middle of modern buildings and skyscrapers.
Beautiful bronze doors are on 5th Avenue, in a special altar dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe. The choir organ installed in 1928 and has 3,920 tubes and the Grand Gallery installed in 1930, has 5,918 tubes.
The Stations of the “viacrucis” won a prize in the Word Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and La Piedad found in the cathedral is three times higher than the Vatican.
It has capacity for 2,200 people.
The Church offers guided tours to see the architecture, history and the religious spirit of the Cathedral, tours are free and donations are accepted, only made for groups of more than 10 persons, you should make an appointment at + 1-212- 355-.2749 ext.829
If you want to light a candle the fee is $ 2. There is a small gift shop with religious and mail pieces within the church and a larger Street to the junction 51, the entrance to the cathedral is free.
Schedules: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sundays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Schedules are modified on festivals and special events season.
Bloomingdales (or Bloomies) is a chain of department stores of luxuries and its a Macys partner. Bloomingdales has 36 stores throughout the country, their prices are higher than stores Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom and the former Parisian, and slightly lower than that the ones on Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys New York. Dont forget to ask for your international discount at the visitors section and igf you buy more than $ 300 they give you an umbrella or a blue canvas bag bloomindales. Particularly its good to buy American clothes at good prices, such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and similar ones. It has parking discounts to Bloomingdales costumers, you must present the coupon discounts to receive special rate, the 59th Street store is located in Midtown Manhattan, and you can find nice restaurants and attractions, including the Museum of modern art, the shop of Apple, Rockefeller Center and the Church of St. Patrick.
Schedule: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 8:00PM
Sundays from 12:00 PM to 7:00PM.
This great store has the most spectacular showcases in New York City and is one of the most visited places, because of the show that offers each year with its showcases. It competes with luxury department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys, Bloomingdales and Lord & Taylor, its located across the street from Rockefeller Center that offers high quality services; it has designers boutiques such as Chanel, Escada and Louis Vuitton.
On the fifth floor, there are lower-priced labels such as Marc by Marc Jacobs and Juicy Couture, a casual shoes department as well; Beauty products are on the first floor of NARS, T LeClerc, La Mer and many more. On the lower floors you will find high range fashion for men and you can enjoy a meal on the eighth floor at the SFA Coffee-Bar.
It also presents an excellent Christmas light show created by the people of the Iris agency on the building facade, being one of the most spectacular showcases at Christmas; Where people line up to walk through it, because it is a show that makes the beginning of Christmas. The show is active until January 7th and can be seen every 7 minutes from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Schedule: Tuesday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 12:00 pm. to 7:30 pm
Saturday - 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Admission is free
It is a museum dedicated to American folk art and self-taught artists, is next to a big museum like the MOMA, that it doesn’t opaque, if it looks small from the outside, it has 5 floors. If you like folklore, worth a visit, you can make the tour in two hours, works by self-taught artists creating quilts, portraits, sculptures, photographs, you will be amazed at what can be created with the humblest materials.
It encourages groups of adults self-guided to explore the museum as individual visitors; note that external teachers are not allowed.
There is no charge for self-guided groups, but reservations for groups of more than 10 people is required, with a maximum of 30 participants, reserving at least 4 weeks before the visit.
The Museum offers free guides families to use together galleries, ask at reception and a free copy and pencil to use. If you want to draw by yourself, only pencils are allowed in the galleries.
Baby strollers are allowed in all the galleries of museums. Alternatively, you can choose to take a carrier, and getting strollers to store in wardrobe area or adjacent to the locker room area. Backpacks and larger bags should be left at the box office of the museum.
There is a coffee shop on the second floor and bathrooms for those who can not climb stairs.
Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
Thursday 12 pm to 8 pm
Founded in 1975, called the Museum of Television and Radio (MT & R), but with the advancement of technology such as the internet, cellular and podcasting, an institution created more in line with these developments and thus was born Paley Center for Media, in honor of his founder William S. Paley, his philosophy was to show the public the cultural and social significance of the media.
The Museum is composed of 12 rooms including two theaters, a radio studio, a listening room radio programs three video rooms, a library, three conference drawing and photography and a shop.
Collections and exhibitions: The Museum can choose from over 150 thousand files television and radio ads published from 1920 to the present. You have the option to choose between programs that interest you to see or hear them on special consoles. If you give click here you can view the programs currently shown.
Performed regularly talks with senior people TV channels, radio stations or media entertainment, if you are interested you can view your calendar by clicking here.
Tickets: You can check the cost of the ticket by clicking here.
Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Departure Time: 7pm
Duration: 4 hours
Imagine admiring New York, sunsets, incomparable views, in the best bars located on terraces of large buildings.
The best way to know the rooftops is by taking the tour, with a duration of 4 hours, that lead to the best terrace bars in town, where you can enjoy the incredible views, accompanied by drinks, locals and visitors from around the world.
Start the tour at Market Cafe, in downtown Manhattan. Your guide guarantees that it will lead to great time while taking the group to three bars and lounges in New York roofs, among which may include 230 Fifth, Sky Room, Gansevoort Park Rooftop or PH-D. From these stylish bars, enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the city including landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, the High Line and the Hudson River.
Take pictures while relaxing and getting to know people from around the world in these places that make you fall in love easily with New York City. Enjoy a snack and three drinks (a cocktail, a glass of prosecco / champagne or beer) included in the tour (you are allowed to have more drinks but they are not included in the price). Ends in a hall of a roof near Times Square, with enough to toast to an unforgettable evening.
Tickets: Click here to check prices and availability. both printed and electronic bonds are accepted. If you travel with a mobile device, simply show your photo identification and present your electronic voucher on your smartphone or digital tablet.