One of Australians’ favourite cities, New York, is in the midst of an edifice complex.
Several large-scale developments and openings are set to debut this year, including the $70 million Statue of Liberty museum and enhanced Museum of Modern Art.
Manhattan’s skyline will change forever with the opening of Hudson Yards. The island’s newest neighbourhood and largest private real estate development in US history, the district will also be home to the city’s tallest outdoor observation deck.
Throughout June, New York will host WorldPride, which this year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, the wellspring of the modern gay rights movement.
Make a point of stepping outside Manhattan to check out the other four boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island – and ride “the blue highway” of New York. For the same cost as a one-way subway ticket (A$ 3.70), the NYC Ferry now has four routes servicing South Brooklyn, Long Island City, Astoria and the Rockaways in Queens.
Great value is the New York CityPASS ticket booklet for $126 offering big savings on admission prices and the opportunity to skip the queues at a range of attractions including the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
If you have a late flight in or an early flight home check in at the landmark 1962 TWA Flight Centre at JFK Airport, reimagined as a first-class hotel with views of the runways, rooftop observation deck with pool and a museum devoted to the Jet Age, TWA and the midcentury modern design movement
Details – www.nycgo.com