Visit Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle in Central Park Climb to the top of Belvedere Castle for some great views of Central Park and the surrounding city. Belvedere Castle isn’t really a castle, but rather a small ornate structure built to add to the Central Park scenery. The...

African Burial Ground National Monument

The African Burial Ground National Monument marks the Lower Manhattan location of a burial ground where enslaved and free Africans were buried during a time period from the 1690s to 1794. The burial ground was located outside the boundaries of the early settlement of...

The Red Cube

The Red Cube is an iconic public sculpture piece located in Lower Manhattan at Broadway and Liberty Street. Although the sculpture is titled “Red Cube” and appears to be a cube, it’s actually not a quite a cube. The shape is stretched out along one...

Federal Hall National Memorial

Federal Hall The Federal Hall National Memorial marks the site which served as the first capital of the United States and where George Washington was inaugurated as President of the United States. The monument is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday...

Take the Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry The Staten Island Ferry carries commuters from Staten Island to Manhattan, but it also carries tourists who want to see the view of the city and the Statue of Liberty. The ferry is free and departs about every half hour, depending on the time...

Castle Clinton National Monument

Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park Castle Clinton, also known as Fort Clinton, is located in Lower Manhattan at Battery Park. It has had many uses over the years. Originally used by the US Army as a fort, it was later used as an entertainment center,...

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was born in a New York City brownstone in 1858 and lived there until he was 14 years old. The Gramercy Park site of Roosevelt’s birth is honored as...

The Love Sculpture in NYC

Love The Love sculpture in Manhattan provides a great NYC photo opportunity. The statue is located at the intersection of 6th Avenue and West 55th Street (map). Pay a visit to this iconic piece of street art if you’re in the neighborhood .It’s located...

Visit Grant’s Tomb in Riverside Park

General Grant National Monument in Riverside Park Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War general and 18th U.S. President, died in 1885 at the age of 63. He was living in Mount McGregor, New York at the time. Grant’s family chose┬áNew York City as his final resting place, in...