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New York at a Glance
Situated between the Adirondack Mountains and the Catskills, the Albany, New York lies at
the northern terminus of the Hudson River Channel and the junction of the Erie Canal.
There are a number of cultural opportunities in Albany, including the
Palace Theatre, the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Park Playhouse, one of the largest
outdoor theatres on the East Coast. The Albany Institute of History and Art presents both
permanent and temporary exhibits about Albany's art and cultural scene.
Horse racing at the Saratoga racecourse runs from July through Labor
Day weekend. You can catch the Capital District Scottish Games annually each Labor Day
weekend. Over Memorial Weekend, youll find the Saratoga Festival and craft show and
York City, New York:
New York City is divided into five boroughs: Brooklyn; Bronx; Manhattan; Queens; and
Staten Island. But when most people think of New York City, they're thinking of Manhattan.
That's the island where you will find most of the tourist attractions, convention centers
and the greatest concentration of eateries and nightlife.
Whatever your taste, you can find it in New York. Long a mecca for
travellers from far and wide, the Big Apple offers accommodations, dining pleasures,
business opportunities and entertainment for every wallet and schedule.
Christmas is a spectacular time to hit this vibrant city, when it's
decorated to a tee and as aesthetically pleasing as a picture postcard. The streets are
bustling, shoppers are making mad last-minute dashes and the weather is cold - as it
should be this time of year.
New York City Attractions
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Empire State Building
Equitable Tower Atrium
Ferry Ride down East River
Ford Foundation Building
Frick Collection Museum
Grand Central Terminal
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Natural History
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New York Aquarium
New York Botanical Garden
New York Comedy Club
New York Skyride
New York Stock Exchange
Pierpoint Morgan Library
Radio City Music Hall
Russian and Turkish Baths
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
South Street Seaport
Staten Island Ferry
Statue of Liberty
Studio of Today Show
Tavern on the Green
Falls, New York:
Niagara Falls hotels abound in both countries, with the favourable exchange on the
American dollar, Canadians may opt to stay put and Americans may consider crossing the
bridge. That having been said, accommodations are more plentiful on the Canadian side and
may be preferable if a view of the falls is imperative - many Ontario hotels offer a falls
Niagara Falls is actually two cities - one in Ontario, Canada, the other in New York - joined by the bridge
across the Niagara River. The Canadian side claims the Horseshoe Falls, aptly named for
its curved formation. The American side, slightly higher than the Canadian, runs straight
across with Goat and Luna Island separating it from the smallest of the falls; the Bridal
Niagara Falls has been a premier honeymoon destination for over a
hundred years. Expect large crowds of newlyweds in June. As the falls themselves are the
prime attraction, its best to avoid a vacation during the dead of the winter.
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Cooperstown, New York
Hit a Grand Slam in Cooperstown: by Eileen Sateriale.
Cooperstown is often
called the 'Home of Baseball' or 'Village of Museums'.
Lake George, New York
Adirondacks: More Than Mountains: by Deborah Straw.
Often called 'The Great American Wilderness', The Adirondack Park in upstate New
York is made up of 6,000,000 acres of public and private land. At its heart is The Forest
Preserve, the largest in the continental United States, containing approximately 2,500
lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 square miles of rivers and streams.
Lake Placid, New York
In the Heart of the Adirondacks: by Deborah Straw.
Driving through the
Adirondacks is awe-inspiring and sometimes a bit intimidating. This is one of the most
remote, wild areas in the country, and more specifically in the Northeast.
New York City, New York
A Tour of History Along the Hudson.
Historic Hudson River Towns
is a consortium of communities located on the East and West banks of New Yorks
majestic Hudson River, from Yonkers to Albany.
Ellis Island - Journey to America.
The Ellis Island
Immigration Museum is dedicated to the individuals who made the long voyage in search of
the American dream.
The Beaches of Long Island.
Island beaches are world-renowned for their fine white sand, spectacular waves, miles
of boardwalks, beach trails, restaurants, picnic areas, and beautiful sunrises and
The Met: New York's Crown Jewel.
The Metropolitan Museum
contains more than two million works of art from medieval armor to European paintings.
Staten Island, New York
A Stroll Through Richmond Town: by Wendy Schatzman.
One of New York City's best-kept secrets to visitors is the Staten Island Ferry, which connects lower Manhattan to
the North Shore of Staten Island - free of charge!
Once on Staten Island, which was originally settled by the Dutch, you
can take the #S 74 bus to Historic Richmond
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