Explore the best things to do in New York City just steps away from Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel. Our NYC boutique hotel offers a prime location close to everything the Big Apple has to offer.
Here are just a few great attractions that surround the Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel.
Grand Central Terminal
The largest train station in the world, Grand Central Terminal has been a cultural icon for decades, serving as the backdrop for historic events and films. The Fitzpatrick Grand Central is located directly across the street from this transportation hub and architecturally fascinating building with its beautiful and cavernous Main Concourse.
New York Grand Central Station, also known as Grand Central Terminal, is located at 89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Grand Central Station NY is a railroad terminal. The Grand Central train station is the largest railroad terminal in the world. It has 67 tracks and 44 platforms, all underground. It serves commuters every day. MTA Metro-North Railroad operates the terminal.
Grand Central Station NY is a popular tourist attraction. Grand Central Terminal is open to the public daily from 5:30 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. Tracks are numbered based on their location in the terminal. Odd numbered tracks are mostly on the east side while even numbered tracks can be found on the west side.
The center of the terminal is known as the Main Concourse and is always busy with commuters and tourists alike. The ticket booths are found in the Concourse and in the center of the Main Concourse is the information booth. The clock in the concourse is a recognizable object of Grand Central Station NY. The tracks located on the upper level can be reached from the Main Concourse. The ceiling of the Main Concourse is also a famous mark of the station, decorated as a sky with stars.
New York Grand Central Station has more than just railroad tracks and platforms. Under the Main Concourse is the Dining Concourse. In Dining Concourse, there are many restaurants, markets, and shops. Grand Central train station has 68 shops, and 35 dining options. The retail stores, market, and dining options all have different hours.
There is also Vanderbilt Hall located off of the Main Concourse which used to be the waiting room for the terminal. Presently, the space is now the location for the Christmas Market and special exhibitions and private events. The Campbell Apartment is a cocktail lounge that attracts many commuters and tourists.
New York Grand Central Station is able to be toured, either with an audio tour or a grand tour. The audio tour consists of an audio device and headset and a map of the terminal for $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and disabled, and $6.00 for children. The audio tour is available seven days a week, closed only for Thanksgiving and Christmas day. The grand tour is a 75-minute tour starting at 12:30 p.m. each day. It costs $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for seniors, students, children under 10, military and MAS members.
Fitzpatrick Hotel Grand Central is located at 141 E. 44th St, New York, NY 10017. Located just three minutes from Grand Central Station, Fitzpatrick Hotel Grand Central is a prime location to access the terminal and many New York City attractions.
One of the most famous and beautiful skyscrapers of the Manhattan skyline, the Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world until 1931 when the Empire State Building captured the title. Noticed most for its Art-Deco style and glistening crown, the Chrysler Building is a favorite among New Yorkers and visitors alike.
The Chrysler Building New York is located at 405 Lexington Avenue at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The construction of the Chrysler Building began in 1928 during the time that many business people raced to build the world’s tallest skyscraper. The Chrysler Building was the world’s tallest building for only four months before the Empire State Building took the title. The Chrysler Building is presently the 4th tallest building in New York City and The New York Times Building is the exact height of the Chrysler Building. The Chrysler building New York City is currently the tallest steel-supported brick building in the world. From 1930 to the mid-1950s the Chrysler Corporation was headquartered there. The building was a project by Walter P. Chrysler for his children.
The Chrysler building New York City is an Art Deco style skyscraper. It is well known for its crown ornamentation. It has a stainless-steel covering created into a sunburst pattern with triangular window. The top floors of the crown are mostly used for the exterior decorative appearance rather than function on the inside. Lights fill the triangle windows at night and sunshine reflects off of the metal exterior during the day. The outside design gives the Chrysler Building its unique appearance and appeal to viewers.
In 1976, the Chrysler Building New York was declared a National Historic Landmark. It has historically renovated lobby and elevators.
The Chrysler Building is located one block away from Grand Central Terminal. Currently, many businesses call the Chrysler Building their home. The lobby of the Chrysler Building is open to the public Monday through Friday. There are no tours but tourists are welcome to enter the lobby to view the inside. Great views of the Chrysler Building New York can be seen from the street, helicopter tours, or from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. As it is home to many businesses, the floors are only open to employees and people with appointments.
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Home to the world organization's headquarters since 1950, this building is symbolic of human rights and international collaboration in efforts of peace. Popular for its views and architectural integrity, the UN Headquarters is a great place for an afternoon tour.
The United Nations NYC is an intergovernmental organization created to promote peace, security, social progress, human rights, economic and social development, and international cooperation through the nations of the world. There are 51 countries that make up the United Nations. The United Nations was created in 1945.
The United Nations has 4 main purposes, being to keep peace throughout the world; to develop friendly relations among nations; to help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease, and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each other’s rights and freedoms; and to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals.
The United Nations has its headquarters in New York City. Over 1 million visitors from all over the world visit the United Nations every year visit the Visitor Centre of the United Nations Headquarters. It is located between 42nd Street and 48th Street. There are many things to do on a United Nations visit. There are guided tours that offer information about and a behind-the-scenes view of the United Nations at work. The tours are offered on weekdays only from 9:15 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Free walk-in public access to the United Nations Visitor Centre is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Different rates apply for groups of 45 people or less and groups of 46 people or more. There are exhibits that feature photographic and multimedia displays on the United Nations. The Speakers Bureau offers lectures, video conferences, and outside speaking engagements for groups wanting to learn more about the UN. The UN Visitor Centre has a bookshop and gift shop available for those on a United Nations visit.
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Empire State Building
Empire State Building's Observatory is the highlight of New York's skyline, reaching 1,250 feet above the city. Experience stunning views of the city and beyond from the top of one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
The New York Empire State building is located at 350 5th Ave. New York, NY. It is located in Midtown Manhattan and has 103 floors. Construction on the Empire State Building began in 1930 and was part of the competition for creating the world’s tallest building. For nearly 40 years, it was the world’s tallest building, until the completion of the World Trade Center. The New York Empire State Building is known for its Art Deco style architecture. In 1986, the Empire State Building was named a National Historic Landmark. It currently hosts many of New York City’s commercial broadcast stations, including television and FM radio.
A popular attraction of visiting the Empire State Building is its Observatory. The Observatory is open every day, 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. The building has an indoor and outdoor observation deck located on the 86th floor, offering 360 degree views of the city. The 102nd floor is the location of the observatory, also offering 360 degree views of New York City. Tourists must pay to visit the 86th observation deck and an additional fee for the 102nd floor observatory. The 80th floor is home to the gift shop and an exhibit on the construction and history of the building. The second floor has a motion simulator attraction, the New York Skyride. It is a simulated aerial tour of New York City, lasting about 25 minutes.
At night, floodlights light up the top of the Empire State Building. The colors change due to seasonal events, along with other events.
Much more information about visiting the Empire State Building can be found at www.esbnyc.com. Here you can also find information on buying tickets for your Empire State Building visit.
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New Years Eve is not the only event that draws crowds to Times Square. This iconic area isthe home to a variety of venues that provide entertainment for the entire family. Here you’ll find, Toy’s R Us, Hershey’s and M&Ms stores, Dave & Buster’s, ESPN, The Hard Rock Café, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, multiplex movie theater and, of course, TKTS.
Crossroads of the World
A trip to the NYC is not complete without a visit to the iconic Times Square, home of one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the world. With its gigantic neon lights and spectacular billboards that lights up the massive intercetion, Time Square New York offers some of NYC best shopping, attractions and eateries.
Here are just a few attractions in the heart of Time Square
- ABC’s Good Morning America Show
- Toys “R” Us
- The Hard Rock Café, New York
- Madame Tussuads
- ESPN Zone
- Hershey Chocolate Store
- Disney Store
- M&M World
New York Times Square has a various selection of all types of food. Restaurant Row, one of the more famous blocks, located on West 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue, includes many restaurants to feed any appetite.
There are many other Times Square activities besides shopping and eating. Times Square is home to many entertainment and other types of attractions. Once of the biggest entertainment attractions are Broadway. Besides Broadway shows, there are many venues for concerts and comedy events. There are also many notable museums, including Discovery Times Square, Madame Tussauds, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
The Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel, located at 687 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022, is only located about 6 minutes from Times Square. The Fitzpatrick Manhattan, a hotel near Times Square, offers a luxurious retreat in the center of Manhattan.