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The Heart of New York City

CITYSCAPE PANORAMA PHOTO SOUVENIR of New York City metropolis at night. Highlighting the the american 4th of July celebratory red, white & blue colored lights of Empire State Building, shot along the west side of Manhattan over the Hudson River, with the Big Apple bright lights of the landmark Chrysler skyscraper, the Bank of America Tower spire, and the matching Silver Tower Apartment building’s radiantly glowing tops. (Located close to piers of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum and Circle Line Cruises.)

THIS HIGH QUALITY 16” x 16” print is available in a variety of framing options to compliment any décor. Get your limited edition unique slice of the Big Apple, or delight your New York friends with the perfect holiday, birthday or housewarming gift!

The Empire State Building

Try imagining NYC’s skyline without the towering spire of the Empire State Building. Impossible, right? Taking a mere 11 months to construct, the 1,454-foot-tall emblem became the city’s highest building upon completion in 1931. During your visit, pay special attention to the lobby, restored in 2009 to its original Art Deco design. You can also impress your pals with these tidbits while queuing for the observation decks: In 1945, 14 tenants were killed when a plane crashed into the 79th floor during heavy fog; a terrace on the 103rd level was once intended for use as a docking station for airships; and the topper’s three tiers of lights can illuminate up to nine colors at a time.

The Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world from its completion until 1972, when the 110-story North Tower of the original World Trade Center was completed. At 1,368 feet (417 m), The World Trade Center briefly held the title as the world's tallest building until the completion of the 108-story Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) in Chicago in 1974. The World Trade Center towers were destroyed by terrorist attacks in 2001, and the Empire State Building regained the title of tallest building in the City. It remained the tallest until April 2012, when the construction on One World Trade Center surpassed it. The fourth-tallest building in New York is the Bank of America Tower, which rises to 1,200 feet (366 m), including its spire.[6] Tied for fifth-tallest are the 1,046-foot (319 m) Chrysler Building, which was the world's tallest building from 1930 until 1931,[7] and the New York Times Building, which was completed in 2007.[8]

And speaking of NYC lights, what lights up New York City and excites our hearts more than the brights lights and entertainment of Times Square & Broadway!

New York City travel memories we love….

Times Square

Bright Lights, Big City.

You don’t even have to nibble on any special brownies to start tripping out on all the Times Square shifty lights and special effects. This hotspot tourist zone is a staggering display of consumerism, with morphing logos, winking M&Ms, sleek cars, and Selena selling you sex and Beats headphones and her album on iTunes all at once. Whether you enjoy locking lips with capitalism or it all makes you want to run right to Muji, Times Square is something to witness in person at least once. Nighttime yields the brightest display, casting a pulsing glow that’s like a bumpin’ advertising club in the heart of Manhattan. Time your visit for 11:57pm and experience Midnight Moment, a nightly presentation by a rotating roster of artists that is shown for three minutes on all the electronic billboards at once

Times Square in Midtown Manhattan is New York City's true crossroads. It's most famous for its eye-catching digital billboards that soar several stories high and light up the city day and night. Nearby you'll find Broadway shows, restaurants and dozens of anchor stores to shop in, as well as Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Times Square is also New York's media center, with MTV, ABC and the New York Times all having offices here. The famous New Year's ball drop occurs atop the Times Building, which gave the square its name.

Located in Midtown Manhattan at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Times Square has often been referred to as The Crossroads of the World. Full of bright lights and billboards, it also serves as the hub of the Theater District.

What to Do

On New Year’s Eve, a million people swarm the square, waiting hours to watch the famed ball drop. Daily, thousands come in search of half-price Broadway show tickets, to people watch, or just stand, jaws dropped, to admire the 37-foot-high (11.3 meters) NASDAQ sign — the largest LED sign in the world.

What to See

Neon-gazing became even safer for pedestrians in 2009, when the heart of Times Square — Broadway, between 42nd and 47th streets — was closed to vehicular traffic.

Address: Broadway and 7th Avenue

Broadway Theatre

Taking in a Broadway show is one of the highlights of a visit to New York City. Considered the pinnacle of American theater, it has long been world renowned for its performances. This is the place to come to see the latest shows and the long running classics. Broadway usually refers simply to Broadway theater which encompasses a large number of theater venues in the theatre district and along the street of Broadway. For the most popular shows tickets should be purchased well in advance.

The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Historian Martin Shefter argues, "'Broadway musicals,' culminating in the productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, became enormously influential forms of American popular culture" and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation.

Shubert Alley is a famous pedestrian only alley in the theater district, and home to two well known playhouses; the Shubert on 221 West 44th Street and the Booth at 22 West 45th Street. Historically, aspiring actors would frequent Shubert Alley looking for opportunities to perform in a play sponsored by theater baron, Sam S. Shubert. "A Chorus Line" played at The Shubert for a record 6,137 shows. The musical, "Oklahoma" debuted in 1941 at the St James playhouse just down the street. Other legendary places include Sardi's restaurant where many famous actors met and the Music Box Theater, where Irving Berlin staged "The Music Box Revue" in 1921.

The Broadway Scene

Even if you’ve never had the urge to go to a Broadway show, just navigating your way through all the people entering and leaving the theaters and crowded around stage doors will probably inspire you to think about getting some tickets (or at least starting humming Hello, Dolly!).

Schedule

Although there are some exceptions, generally shows with open-ended runs have evening performances Tuesday through Saturday with a 7:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. "curtain". The afternoon "matinée" performances are at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays and at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. This makes for an eight-performance week. On this schedule, most shows do not play on Monday and the shows and theatres are said to be "dark" on that day. The actors and the crew in these shows tend to regard Sunday evening through Tuesday evening as their weekend. The Tony award presentation ceremony is usually held on a Sunday evening in June to fit this schedule.

In recent years, some shows have moved their Tuesday show time an hour earlier to 7:00 p.m. The rationale for the move was that since fewer tourists take in shows midweek then the Tuesday attendance, in particular, depends on the local audience. The earlier curtain makes it possible for suburban patrons to get home by a reasonable hour after the show. Some shows, especially those produced by Disney, change their performance schedules fairly frequently depending on the season.

Attending a Broadway show is a common tourist activity in New York. The TKTS booths sell same-day tickets (and in certain cases next-day matinee tickets) for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at a discount of 20%, 30%, 40%, or 50%. The TKTS booths are located in Duffy Square, in Times Square, in Lower Manhattan, and in Brooklyn. This service run by Theatre Development Fund makes seeing a show in New York more affordable. Many Broadway theatres also offer special student rates, same-day "rush" or "lottery" tickets, or standing-room tickets to help ensure that their theatres are as full, and their "grosses" as high as possible.[38] According to The Broadway League, total Broadway attendance was 13.32 million in 2015–2016 compared to 13.10 million in 2014–2015.

For 2017 The Best of Broadway Theatre Shows To be Excited About,

See: http://t2conline.com/shows-to-be-excited-for-spring-2017/

You can snag some tickets last-minute, and you don’t even have to break the bank… Check out these NYC ticket deals, How to get cheap Broadway tickets in five easy steps > https://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/cheap-broadway-tickets

**Note: We are not affiliated with any groups, just helping out with a few NYC theatre shows, broadway favorites, and ticket deals.

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