New York City Tips: Managing the Madness

Times Square


Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway(now converted into a pedestrian plaza) and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square – iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”, “The Center of the Universe”, and the “The Great White Way” – is the hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections,and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of whom are either tourists or people working in the area.”

Rockefeller Center


“We’ve all seen the movies filmed in NYC showcasing the enchanting public skating rink with the snow gently falling on budding lovers as they twirl through the night, not to mention that enormous Christmas tree we all admire! But what more is there to see at Rockefeller Center? Show your group where those cinematic memories and more reside when you take them on the Rockefeller Center Tour. Investigate the grounds with your own expert historian to guide you, or listen in as you wish on your headset. Absorb 80 years of history beginning with John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s cultural dedication and drive that brought us this astounding landmark we just can’t ignore anymore.”

Central Park


“Central Park is an urban park in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It was initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres (315 ha) of city-owned land (it is 843 acres today). A visual masterpiece created by landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux in 1858, Central Park has gone through major developments and restoration over time to carry on its initial purpose as an open-air oasis for a metropolitan city. No matter the season or reason for your visit, this national historic landmark is a setting for enjoying many pursuits: bicycle riding, tours, strolling, rollerblading, ice-skating, picnicking,yoga, and much more! “