From Wall Street’s skyscrapers to the neon of Times Square to Central Park’s leafy paths, New York City is alive with an irrepressible energy. History meets hipness in this global center of entertainment, fashion, media, and finance. With so much to do where do you start?
Here is a list of our favorite things to do after the Edison Awards Gala.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park – For more than forty years, the laboratory created by Thomas Alva Edison in West Orange, New Jersey, had enormous impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide. Out of the West Orange laboratories came the motion picture camera, vastly improved phonographs, sound recordings, silent and sound movies and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery.
Known colloquially as “The Crossroads of the World”, Times Square is one of the most popular commercial intersections in the world. Located in central Manhattan at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. This popular NY attraction, is home to top destinations such as the Naked Cowboy, ABC’s Times Square Studios, and Planet Hollywood.
Grand Central Station is the nation’s busiest railway station—nearly 700,000 commuters and subway riders use it daily—but also one of the world’s most magnificent, majestic public spaces. Past the glimmering chandeliers of the waiting room is the jaw-dropping main concourse, 200 feet long, 120 feet wide, which was modeled after an ancient Roman public bath. As you gaze up you will notice a twinkling fiber-optic map of the constellations covers the robin’s egg–blue ceiling.
At the 9/11 Memorial you’ll find 30-foot waterfalls that sit on the footprint where the Twin Towers once stood. The pools are each almost an acre in size, and are said to be the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. Edging the 9/11 Memorial pools at the plaza level are bronze panels inscribed with the names of all the people who were killed in the terror attacks at the World Trade Center site, in Flight 93’s crash in Pennsylvania, at the Pentagon.
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