City Geographical Information
How I taught New York City Geography
City Travel Guide
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New York City Transit
Welcome to New York City, 1609
Harlem Renaissance Resources
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African Burial Ground
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of New York Egg Cream
Official New York City Website
311 - City of New York
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Bronx Borough President
Borough of Brooklyn
Major NYC Newspapers
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Headlines from Citizenship in NYC curriculum I helped write.
New York City Sports Teams
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A New York City
Where to stay
It may be a little costly but in terms of convenience, time and
less stress it is a good idea to find a place to stay in Midtown
Manhattan near the Times Square area.
first day in the city to take a sightseeing tour of the city
It will give you a good idea of what Manhattan is all about.
Take the subway
from Midtown (if you are staying there) to Battery Park.
Statue of Liberty
ride is costly and time consuming.
Suggest taking the Staten Island Ferry.
For pedestrians it is a free ride.
You will get to see Governorís Island, the Statue of Liberty
and Ellis Island on the ride to and from Staten Island.
The ferry leaves on the half hour.
When you get to Staten Island you will probably have to wait
for return trip unless you are swift and can catch the ferry before
Walk up from the
Battery (tip of Manhattan Island) and see:
Stock Exchange, Federal Hall (where Washington was sworn into
be President), World Trade Center (site is free to see but Museum
needs reservations and not really for young children).
Trinity Church, City Hall and then walk to Chinatown for
lunch and then nearby Little Italy (Ferrara) for dessert.
restaurant but outstanding food in Chinatown (Cash only and the one
in the basement. Be prepared as there could be lines to get in) is
17 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013
Ferrara (a little
costly but excellent) Short walk from Chinatown195
Grand Street New York, NY 10013
Make sure it is a clear day as the view is really wonderful.
Plan to get there early as the line can be really long.
Most of the waiting is done inside the building so it may
seem the line is short but it can be lengthy.
Times Square is busy
all day long even at midnight.
Catch the Today Show.
Got a picture Studio 1A is located on 48th Street between 5th
and 6th Avenues.
St. Patrickís Cathedral - Always went inside as it is beautiful to
5th Avenue and
Fifth Avenue - plenty of stores to see.
really good and reasonable inside the Trump Tower building (Fifth
Avenue 56th & 57th Streets Trump Tower 725 5th Ave
We have eaten there for many years and way before he became
Plaza Hotel -
See Eloise exhibit (free) Fifth Avenue at Central Park South-5th
Avenue & 58th St There is also a food court on the lower