If you’re considering a visit to New York, you’ve certainly already heard of the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Centre, Central Park, and the Empire State Building. CityPASS is here to guide you through New York City. It enables you to jump lines and save time, and learn more about this amazing city. Go beyond these well-known places and discover what the city is truly about.
The Jefferson Market
This awesome tower was first used as a courthouse between 1874 and 1877. Today, it is the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library and is situated right next to the Jefferson Market Garden. Get a ‘twofer’ and visit both of these historical places in the triangle of Greenwich Avenue, with 6th Avenue, and West 10th St.
The First New York City Subway Station
You’ve certainly seen the New York City Hall subway station in more than one movie. This iconic subway station was built in 1905, abandoned in 1945, and kept in excellent condition by the simple absence of visitors.
The Charging Bull
Right at the heart of the financial district on Wall Street, the world famous Charging Bull has received a new and iconic companion. The 3,200 kg piece was originally installed as a piece of guerrilla art but its popularity has kept it in place ever since. In March 2017, the Fearless Girl statue was added to the scene. Facing the bull in a defiant position, the statue raised many controversies and is a symbol of gender diversity.
The Roosevelt Island Hospital
The Smallpox Hospital ruins on Roosevelt Island aren’t exactly one of the best-known places to visit in New York City, nor can they be described as an New York City attraction, but their crumbling, haunted charm makes them a compelling sight. Dating from the mid-1800s, these ruins are heavy with history.
The New York Botanical Gardens
The Haupt Conservatory, the Stone Mill, the rose garden, the Japanese rock garden, a library, and several research laboratories make for one of the most beautiful places to visit in New York. The Conservatory is a steampunk-looking contraption of glass and sculpted metal and truly worth a look.
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