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Even though it measures just about 1 square mile (2.59 square kilometers), Garment District in Midtown is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the Big Apple. Located between the Fifth Avenue and West Village area of Manhattan, the locality is best known for the large number of fashion labels and brands that are found here. Ever since the beginning of the 20th Century, it was this neighborhood that was home to several showrooms, warehouses and other production quarters, all dedicated to clothing and fashion, making New York the fashion capital of the country.
Walk down west 42nd Street and you can find yourself at Pier 83. And if you do, then do stick around and explore the place. There are many things to do in this area, right from simple walks to dining at restaurants. If you feel like doing something adventurous, you can go for a cruise in one of the cruise services available nearby. A definite sightseeing spot, it is also in close proximity to the coolest shopping spots in the city.
Built in 2007, this skyscraper is home to The New York Times Company, which publishes the popular newspaper of the same name as well as 18 others. Standing at 1046 feet (319 meters) tall, the 52-story building is tied with The Chrysler Building as the third tallest building in New York City. The 52 floors add up to provide nearly 1.6 million square feet (148,645 square meters) of floor space. The building has also gained attention due to climbers scaling the building on multiple occasions.
This major transportation hub sits under Madison Square Garden. Penn Station accommodates Amtrak, the Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit railroad lines, not to mention a major subway station. Not surprisingly, it can get overwhelmingly crowded, especially at rush hour. The original 1910 Pennsylvania Station was a splendid beaux-arts building complete with a glass roof, marble floors and a resplendent lobby. Tragically, it was demolished to make way for the new Madison Square Garden.
Located in one of the spookiest buildings of the city, Times Scare is a unique attraction. The place provides tours of the haunted building, where once a gruesome killer claimed many lives. Even if you are a brave heart, this tour will send chills down your spine. The state-of-the-art decor that adorns the interiors of the venue is worth many praises and creates an authentic experience. The Killer Bar which is an on-site lounge serves inventive cocktails in an equally petrifying setting. If you like an adventure of a different kind, you will enjoy the eerie atmosphere at Times Scare.
12th Avenue is where all the action is. Studded with a host of important landmarks and buildings, this bustling street sees a host of events and happenings from time to time. Attend the cultural events, book fairs and comic fairs that are held here and you will want to travel here time and again.
When it comes to bizarre, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, located in Times Square, needs no introduction. The widely popular museum, fittingly called the "Odditorium", houses some of the strangest artifacts and oddities you'll ever come across. From unexplained ancient relics to strange modern day wonders, the objects on display are bound to intrigue one and all. Apart from the artifacts, the museum also hosts a number of live performances featuring magicians, sword eaters and other quirky performers with the common theme being strange. Visitors can browse the museum at a leisurely pace to observe the close to 500 artifacts on display. The Odd Shop located within the museum is a great place for souvenirs.
Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow, audition for Simon Cowell and dance with Beyonce! Madame Tussauds takes you beyond your wildest dreams and makes you the star of the show! The life-like wax statues crafted by the experts at the museums will have you questioning if you're actually photographing just a statue. Sing, dance and mingle with over 200 wax celebrities in a 85,000 square feet (7896.76 square meters) space of interactive entertainment located in the heart of Times Square.
A prime feature on Manhattan's signature skyline is the Candler Building. Owned by the Paramount Group and built in the year 1914 by the Coca-Cola brand, this skyscraper features on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the heart of Times Square and is a fine specimen of the city's architecture. It is home to a restaurant and several commercial spaces.
Nestled within the Church of St. John the Baptist, managed by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, this shrine is a humble dedication to Padre Pio, who was a member of the order. In 1999 Padre Pio was canonized, following which this shrine was established within the church. His relics displayed at the shrine include a linen sock with his bloodstain, cruets, his fountain pen and a woolen glove. The shrine has a Padre Pio Prayer Group that holds meetings regularly and indulges in social activities; check the website for further details regarding participation.
Temptress Cruise Ship, sails on the Hudson River and you can view the marvelous George Washington bridge. Then it heads to The Statue of Liberty, sounds exciting? There's more; The Rocks Off Concert performs here. This amazing cruise boat features two full fledged bars, two decks and clean restrooms. The spacious and vibrant dance floor comes alive as the music tempts everyone to shake a leg.
This 33 storey colossal clock-tower in the middle of Times Square is one of New York City's most popular attractions. Built in the year 1926, the pyramid-shaped monument was home to the 3,600 seat Paramount Theater. Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby all graced the stage here at some point in time; that is Paramount's historic trivia for you. By the year 1964, the doors closed to make way for the corporate clan. A lot of offices have sprung up within Paramount's premises in recent years and it now houses the WWF entertainment complex along with a restaurant, retail store and nightclub.