Party Earth Review With its famous chess tables dotting 14th Street and its alternative artistic vibe, Union Square has been one of Manhattan’s defining cultural landmarks since the 1800s when it was the site for union rallies. Now a favorite with NYU students and local lunching workers, the park offers plenty of conversation pieces and people ... more
14th to 17th Street between Union Square West (University) and Union Square East (Fourth Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
Party Earth Review Sprawling from 48th to 51st Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, the world-famous Rockefeller Center is a bustling nerve center that welcomes millions of local and foreign visitors every year. Weekdays see the area abuzz with everyone from business people and ad execs hurrying off to lunch meetings to the more ... more
48th to 51st Streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY 10112
Party Earth Review One of the busiest, most frenetic, and most visually stimulating urban centers in the world, Times Square offers a vast assortment of dining, shopping, and entertainment options that go beyond its famous bright lights and giant flashing advertisements. Usually filled with hordes of tourists and people who work in the area ... more
42nd Street to 50th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Landmark / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review Perched as it is on Manhattan’s southern edge, it’s easy to see why Battery Park began life as a military compound, and even easier to understand why the twenty-five-acre expanse offers some seriously stellar views. Before Ellis Island opened its port and the Statue of Liberty set her gaze, it was Battery Park that welcomed ... more
Battery Place to South Street
New York, NY 10004
Landmarks in New York are much like pigeons: they’re everywhere, and one sometimes finds themselves tripping over them. Host to great minds and events both orthodox and eccentric in nature, the Big Apple has a myriad of publicly protected locales, some more far-out than expected.
For instance, midtown has its traditional spots in the form of Times Square’s over-the-top electric light show, heavy with comfort food and Broadway musicals, or Rockefeller Center’s famous ice-skating rink and statue of Atlas. Meanwhile, downtown, hipster-choked Union Square is always alive with punk rockers sipping coffee and laid-back locals playing chess in the small park therein. Even further south, McSorley’s Old Ale House represents the city’s love of bad behavior since the era of Lincoln, and all the way south, Coney Island’s famous Cyclone roller coast still stands, its wooden tracks not yet replaced with steel. But despite their nature, all NYC landmarks wear their worn bronze plaques with city pride.
One may think that New York landmarks are simply cheesy tourist fare – and indeed, the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty have their own overdone charm. But the extent to which the city proper recognizes its history from all walks of life is simultaneously refreshing and endearing.