New York City Sights
New York City sightseeing available to adult, school and student groups traveling to New York City with Pro Musica Tours.
NEW YORK CITY SIGHTS
While many of these famous New York City sights are featured on our various walking and coach tours, Pro Musica is pleased to arrange for a more extensive private tour of any landmarks that are of particular interest to your group.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine: The world's largest cathedral, St. John the Divine is located at 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan.
City Hall Park: Built between 1803 and 1812, City Hall was recently restored and renovated, and is one of the City's most enduring and distinguished structures. Groups of can visit the Governor's Room, which was used for ceremonies and now offers historical documents and furniture, and the blue room, where the mayor holds all of his press conferences.
Chrysler Building: One of New York City's finest office buildings, the Chrysler Building was designed as a tribute to the booming automotive industry. Built in 1930, it was the world's tallest skyscraper at the time, until the Empire State Building claimed the spot just months later.
Empire State Building: It's no longer the world's tallest skyscraper, but the classic Art Deco architecture and rich history make the 102-story Empire State Building a popular stop for visitors to the City. Built in 1931, the 1,454 foot tall building has an exterior observatory on the 86th floor from which visitors can see up to 80 miles away on a clear day.
Gracie Mansion: The Mayor's House is on East End Avenue and East 88th Street, and was built in 1799 by Archibald Gracie, a Scottish emigrant who had established a trading company.
Grand Central Terminal: This Beaux Arts building—a magnificent railway structure-- built between 1903 and 1913, faces down Park Avenue at 42nd Street.
Grant's Tomb: Civil War general and two-term U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant rests beside his wife in the largest mausoleum in the United States. The white granite mausoleum which overlooks the Hudson River and Riverside park was completed in 1897, and contains Grant memorabilia and Civil War artifacts on display.
Nasdaq MarketSite: Located in Times Square, MarketSite uses the latest technology to bring today's-and tomorrow's-stock market to life.
New York Botanical Garden: This is one of the largest and oldest botanical gardens in the United States. There are 12 outdoor display gardens, horticultural displays in the crystal pavilions of the Enid. A Haupt Conservatory; and walking trails throughout the 250 acres which includes 40 acres of New York City's original Forest.
New York Public Library: The famous library, home of the larger than life lions Patience and Fortitude, opened in 1911. The library is stunningly beautiful inside and out.
New York Stock Exchange: The world's largest securities marketplace exhibit hall has panoramic displays which dramatize the Wall Street story, and a gallery overlooks the bustling exchange floor.
Riverside Church: This Church is modeled after the 13th Century gothic cathedral in Chartres, France. The church covers a two-block area extending between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue and 120th Street to 122nd Street.
Rockefeller Center: Rockefeller Center is home to a 24-acre underground shopping mall with over 300 shops and 35 restaurants, and the golden statue of Prometheus and the Channel Gardens. It also is the site of the world famous ice skating rink, and New York’s most popular Christmas tree.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral: Although now dwarfed by surrounding mid-town buildings, the classic French Gothic style cathedral was considered "out of town" when it was constructed in 1879 on 5thAvenue. It is currently the 11th largest church in the world.
South Street Seaport: What used to be a bustling seaport in the 18th and 19th centuries, South Street Seaport now encompasses newly restored buildings which house a variety of restaurants, specialty food shops and boutiques.
Staten Island Ferry: For an excellent view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, the Staten Island Ferry makes a one-hour round-trip between Lower Manhattan and Staten Island.
The Statue of Liberty: This grand lady has welcomed millions of foreigners coming to seek freedom and opportunity in America. She was an extravagant gift from France to a young new America, and is an icon representing freedom and New York City.
Temple Emanuel: This landmark Romanesque Revival building on Fifth Avenue is widely admired as the largest, and one of the most beautiful synagogues in the world.
Times Square: Known as the Crossroads of the World, Times Square is the heart of New York City, where commerce meets the performing arts, a magnet for both business and tourism. Located at 42nd Street where 7th Ave. and Broadway cross.
Top of the Rock: Soar 70 floors high and experience the exhilarating joy of unobstructed 360º city views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. From the sweeping green of Central Park to the thrilling city skyline, nowhere else can you see New York so spectacularly.
Trinity Church: Trinity Church is one of the oldest churches in the United States, and has been destroyed and rebuilt twice since it was originally chartered in 1697. The current church was built by Richard Upjohn in 1846 in the Neo-Gothic style.
United Nations: Located on the banks of the scenic East River, this international zone is the only section of land in Manhattan that is not part of the United States. The 181 flags in front represent each of the member countries' commitment to working together for peaceful means of conflict resolution.