New York

Central Park

Central Park, otherwise known as New York City’s green oasis, is a sight to be seen. The park first opened in 1857 on 770 acres of land, long before New York became the urban playground that we know it as today. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park. Construction began that year and was completed in 1873 – still long before the park began to resemble what it is today. Central Park was surprisingly not designated a National Historic Landmark until 1963. Today, it’s managed by the Central Park Conservatory under contract with the city’s government. The park, which receives a staggering twenty-five million visitors annually, is the most visited urban park in the United States.

Times Square

Times Square is a major intersection in New York City that was named after the Times Building (now One Times Square), where The New York Times was formerly headquartered. Nicknamed "The Crossroads of the World," Times Square is located at Broadway and Seventh Avenue and extends from West 42nd to West 47th Streets (click here to view a map of Times Square). Like city squares in many other major cities around the world, Times Square has become an illustrious landmark and a symbol of New York City.
Tourists and locals alike are attracted to the vibrant energy and exciting atmosphere in Times Square. The bright lights and animated advertisements (known as "Spectaculars" and "Jumbotrons") radiating across buildings throughout Times Square NYC are not only a brilliant sight to behold, they are required of business owners in the area per zoning ordinances.
Times Square is a hub of entertainment and home to famous Broadway theaters featuring some of the most popular productions in history like Wicked and Jersey Boys. There are also many affordable motels and upscale hotels in Times Square, as well as abundant restaurants, nightclubs, bars, music venues, and quality shops catering mainly to tourists. With so much to see and do in the neighborhood, the streets in Times Square are abuzz at every hour of the day and night.

The Statue of Liberty
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The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986. 

Visitors experience a special insider's view of the engineering marvel that is the Statue of Liberty. Time passes are needed to enter the monument. A limited number of time passes are available at the ferry ticket offices for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis or reserved in advance.
Visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island pass through security screening before boarding the ferry.
To better understand this monumental work of art, visitors will be able to view inside the Statue through a glass ceiling, guided by a park ranger and an enhanced lighting and new video system. In addition, visitors can walk out onto the Statue’s observation deck to see the panoramic views of New York City and the Harbor, and witness the Statue up close from her promenade and Ft. Wood. The Statue's crown is not accessible and the torch has been officially closed since July 1916.
Located on 12-acre Liberty Island in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and was designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924. The Statue was extensively restored in time for her spectacular centennial on July 4, 1986.
Liberty Island is federal property located within the territorial jurisdiction of the State of New York.