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The Staten Island Ferry: NYC’s Famous Best-Kept Secret

How can an attraction be both famous and a best-kept secret? When it comes to the Staten Island Ferry, although people on Staten Island have been using it…

New York’s First Island

Officially recognized as the birthplace of the state of New York, Governor’s Island has arguably more history than any other street, neighborhood or borough in the city. Today…

How Fort Amsterdam turned into Battery Park

Located at the southernmost point of Manhattan, Battery Park, otherwise known as “The Battery” has followed New York’s history from its very beginnings. The earliest residents of Manhattan,…

New York City’s Oldest Castle

If you asked any local New Yorker, 90% of them would probably have no idea where or even what Castle Clinton is. Standing at the foot of Battery Park,…

Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

Even though summer doesn’t officially hit for another month, Memorial Day Weekend feels like the real start of summer in the city. The beaches re-open, parks are filled…

One Day NYC Tour Itinerary

The One Day Tour is a 6 hour tour throughout NYC, including many of the major sites of the city. You will travel by foot, subway & ferry…

Fun Activities for Teenagers in NYC

Being a teenager is tough in general, and also quite tricky when you are on vacation. In a city like New York, there are many places that are…

The Statue of Liberty’s Story in a Timeline

1865: French historian Edouard de Laboulaye suggests that France create a statue to give to the United States to celebrate its success in building a democracy. 1870: The…

7 Numbers That You Need to Know About the Statue of Liberty

1. France gave the Statue of Liberty as a gift in 1886. 2. There are 354 steps to the crown. 4. The crown’s 7 rays refer to the…

The Statue of Liberty Crown in Films

The Statue of Liberty is known as a symbol of freedom around the world! It is so iconic, the Statue and its infamous Crown have been featured in…

7 Places to Spend New Year’s Eve in NYC

It’s that time of year again! Time to party, time to reflect, time to set new goals…but, mostly, time to celebrate. New Year’s Eve is an exciting event…

Five Statue of Liberty Secrets Uncovered!

We’re all familiar with Lady Liberty and her torch, lighting the way for millions of travelers. Yet, there’s so much more to this American icon. Did you know…