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accommodation 114, 115, 116, 124 Aids Memorial 98 Albany 6, 111 Algonquin Indians 9, 11, 14 Algonquin Hotel 23 Alice Tully Hall 91 Alphabet City 41 Amagansett 5, 107 American Civil War 14, 15 American Folk Art Museum 91 American Football 26 American Museum of Natural History 87, 89, 92 Apollo Theater 24, 96 Aqueduct Race Track 103 Art Deco 23, 24, 25, 35, 67, 71, 72, 75, 83, 93 Astor Place 52 Atlantic City 109 Audubon Terrace 96 Avenue of the Arts 10 Avery Fisher Hall 24, 91 Balanchine, George 24 Bank of Manhattan 62 Barnard College 95, 98 Bartholdi, Frdric 32 baseball 26 basketball 26 Battery, The 9, 31, 32, 34, 37 Bayard Building 42 Bear Mountain 111 Belvedere Castle 82 Bethesda Fountain 82 Bloomingdales 14, 68, 84 Boricua College 96 Boss Tweed 12 Bowery, The 39, 42, 44, 45 Brighton Beach 107 British Museum 85 Broadway 9, 10, 22, 23, 25, 35, 44, 45, 47, 50, 53, 55, 60, 61, 65, 74, 89, 91 Bronx, The 5, 7, 26 Bronx Zoo 7, 87, 104 Brooklyn 5, 7, 10, 26, 102, 103 Brooklyn Battery Tunnel 102

Brooklyn Botanical Garden 103 Brooklyn Bridge 14, 15, 37 Brooklyn Heights 32, 102 buskers 20 Butler Library 98 Canal Street 39, 40, 53, 56 Cape May 109 Caribbean Islands 39 Carnegie Hall 15, 24, 72 Castle Clinton 32 Castro, Fidel 96 Cathedral of St John the Divine 14, 21, 95, 98 Cather, Willa 23 Catskill Mountains 111 Central Park 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 20, 21, 26, 81, 82, 83, 87, 92 Chagall 76, 85 Chanin Building 65, 72 Charles II 12 Chelsea 10, 25, 59, 62 Chelsea Hotel 23, 59, 62 Childrens Museum of Manhattan 93, 104 Chinatown 28, 36, 39, 42, 43, 44 Chinese New Year 40 Christopher Street 49, 51, 52, 53 Chrysler building 16, 25, 62, 65, 71 Church of the Incarnation 72 Citi Field 24, 26, 103 City Hall 36 Civic Center 31, 36 climate 7, 113, 121 Cloisters, The 95, 99 Colonnade, The 46 Columbia University 12, 95, 98 Columbus Circle 93 Columbus Day Parade 21 Connecticut 101, 110 Cooper, Peter 46 Cooper Union 39, 45, 46 Cotton Club 96, 97 Coward, Nol 16 Cuba 21, 28 Cushman Row 62 customs 122 Daily News Building 72 Dakota Apartments 92 De Kooning 87 Delacorte Theater 83 Dinkins, Mayor 18

Dutch West Indies Company 11 Dutch settlers 9, 11, 12, 14, 31, 35 East Houston Street 39, 41 East River 6, 7 East Village 25, 45 Easthampton 5 eating out 116, 117, 118, 119, 124 Eighth Avenue 27 El Barrio 96, 97 Ellis Island 14, 15, 31, 32, 33 Empire State Building 5, 10, 14, 16, 18, 25, 59, 62, 65 Erie Canal 13, 14 FAO Schwarz 73 Federal Hall National Monument 35 Federal Reserve Bank 35 Fifth Avenue 5, 9, 10, 50, 52, 61, 63, 65, 72, 73, 74, 78, 81, 83, 85, 90, 97, 99 Financial District 9, 13, 17, 25, 28, 31, 36, 56 Finger Lakes 111 Fire Island 5, 106, 107 Flatiron Building 59, 61, 62 Ford Foundation 72 Fordham University 89 Fort Tryon Park 95, 99 Fort Washington Park 99 Fort Williams 32 Four Seasons Restaurant 27, 77 Fraunces Tavern 31, 34 Frick Collection 74, 81, 86 Fuller Building 59, 77 Fulton Fish Market 37 Garment District 65, 66 General Electric Building 77 George Washington Bridge 95, 108 Giants Stadium 26 Giuliani, Mayor 18 GoetheInstitut 55 Grace Church 47 Gramercy Park 59, 62, 63 Grand Central Station 25, 65, 71, 81 Great Depression 14, 16, 17, 67

Greenwich Village 5, 9, 10, 13, 19, 22, 45, 49, 51, 54 Ground Zero Museum Workshop 34 Guggenheim Museum 85 Gulf War 18 Hamilton Grange 96 Hamptons, The 107 Harlem 7, 10, 13, 14, 19, 95, 96 Harlem International Trade Center 96 Hartford 110 Harvard Club 63 Haughwout Building 55 Hayden Planetarium 87, 89, 93 Hispanics 20, 21, 39 history 1117 Holliday, Billy 97 hotels 114, 115, 116 Houston Street 40, 50 Hudson River 5, 6, 14, 16, 50, 53, 99, 111 Hudson, Henry 14 Hurricane Sandy 36, 107, 109 Hyde Park 111 immigrants 14, 15, 20, 33 International Center of Photography 74 Jacob K Javits Conference Center 68 Jacques Marchais Center of Tibetan Art 105 James, Henry 23, 52 Jefferson Market Courthouse 52, 53 Jewish Lower East Side 39 Jewish Museum 84 Judson Memorial Church 52 Juilliard School 24, 89 J W Marriott Essex House 25, 27, 73 Kennedy Airport 102, 103 Kennedy, John F 18 King, Martin Luther 18 Knickerbockers 26 Koch, Ed 15, 18 Lafayette Place 46 Lafayette Street 39 LaGuardia Airport 103 LaGuardia, Fiorello 14, 16, 18 Lake Champlain 111

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Lambertville 109 Lever Building 17 Lexington Avenue 63 Lincoln Center 5, 14, 17, 24, 53, 89, 90, 91 Lind, Jenny 32 Litchfield 110 Little Italy 22, 28, 39, 42, 43 Little Red Lighthouse 99 Little Russia 107 Long Island 5, 7, 27, 101, 106, 107, 109 Lord and Taylors 73 Lower East Side 13, 15, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45 MacDougal Street 51 Macys 65, 68, 69 Madison Avenue 73, 83 Madison Square Garden 24, 25, 26, 59, 61, 67 Manhattan 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 17, 19, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 65, 72 Manhattan Antique Center 73 Marble Collegiate Church 72 Mark Hotel 27 Merchants House Museum 46 Metropolitan Museum of Art 15, 22, 81, 83, 85, 86 Metropolitan Opera House 90, 91 Midtown 5, 10, 13, 19, 22, 25, 59, 63, 65, 91 Millennium Hotel 27 Mills Mansion 111 Moore, Clement 62 More, Thomas 87 Morgan Library and Museum 65, 70 Morningside Park 95, 98 Mott Street 44 Mulberry Street 43 Murray Hill 70 Museo del Barrio 84, 97 Museum of Chinese in the Americas 45 Museum of Jewish Heritage 34 Museum of Modern Art 22, 65, 76 Museum of the American Indian 34 Museum of the City of New York 84 National Academy Museum 84 New Amsterdam 11, 12 New England 110 New Haven 110 New Hope 109 New Jersey 5, 26, 42, 53, 56, 101, 108 New London 110 New York Aquarium 32, 103, 107 New York Botanical Gardens 7, 104 New York Historical Society 93 New York Public Library 15, 65, 69 New York State Theater 24, 91 New York Stock Exchange 35 New York University 52 Newhouse Center 104 Newport 110 Nureyev, Rudolf 92 Off-Broadway 23, 50 OKeeffe 87 Old Colony Club 63 Old Docks, The 37, 54 Olmsted, Frederick Law 82, 93, 99 ONeill, Eugene 110 One Wall Street 35 Orchard Street 39, 41 Pan Am Building 72 Paramount Hotel 27 Park Avenue 65, 83 Parker, Charlie 97 Pennsylvania Station 25, 67, 106 Picasso 76, 85 Plaza 73, 78 Poe, Edgar Allan 50 Pollock 87 Princeton 101, 108 Prohibition 14, 96 Puck Building 42 Quakers 11, 103 Queens 5, 7, 102, 103 Radio City Music Hall 23, 25, 75 restaurants 116119 Rhode Island 110 Richmond 5, 105 Riverside Park 89, 93 Riverside Church 89 Rockefeller Center 7, 16, 25, 65, 74, 75, 78 Rose Center for Earth and Space 92 So Paulo 20 St Marks in the Bowery 45 St Marks Place 9, 47 St Patricks Cathedral 21, 74, 79 St Pauls Chapel 35 Saks 73 San Francisco 22, 28, 40, 42, 43 Schermerhorn Row 37 Seagram Building 5, 17, 77 Seaport Liberty Cruise 37 shopping 119 Siegal-Cooper 63 slavery 14, 95 Smithsonian Institute 34 Snug Harbour 104, 105 SoHo 5, 10, 22, 49, 54, 57 South Street Seaport 31, 36, 111 Spanish Harlem 19, 81, 95 Spanish Museum 97 Staten Island 5, 7, 32, 33, 101, 105 Staten Island Ferry 31, 33, 55 Statue of Liberty 5, 14, 15, 31, 32, 33 Stock Market Crash 14 Stonecutting Yard 98 Stonewall Riots 53 Strand Book Store 52, 90 Strivers Row 96 Stuyvesant, Peter 11, 14, 45, 103 Symphony Space 93 Tammany Hall 12 TKTS (Theater tickets) Booth 23, 25, 74 Temple Emmanu-El 87 Theater District 13, 27 Theodore Roosevelts Birthplace 63 Theological Seminary 62 Tiffanys 73 Times Square 23, 65, 74 Tompkins Square Park 47 tourist information centres 121, 122 tours 120, 121 transport 113, 114 travel tips 122126 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory 15 TriBeCa 10, 22, 49, 56, 57 Trinity Church 35 Trump Tower 9, 78 Twain, Mark 110 Tweed Courthouse 36 Union Square 59, 60, 61 United Nations Building 17, 70 United States Custom House 34 University Club 63 Upper Broadway 23 Upper East Side 10, 19, 62, 81 Upper West Side 10, 13, 22, 23, 89, 90 Van Cortlandt House Museum 104 Vanderbilt Mansion 111 Van Gogh 85 Vaux, Calvert 82 Vermeer 86 Verrazano, Giovanni de 14 Victory Theater 15 Vivian Beaumont Theater 91 Waldorf-Astoria 25, 78 Walker, Jimmy 16 Wall Street 9, 16, 35 War of Independence 12, 14, 34, 99 Warhol, Andy 87 Washington, George 12, 34, 35, 52, 104 Washington Heights 10, 95, 9899 Washington Memorial Gallery 34 Washington Square 49, 52, 53, West Point Military Academy 111 Wharton, Edith 23 Whitney Museum 81, 87 Wildlife Conservation Center 8 Winter Garden 34 Woolworth Building 10 World Financial Center 34 World Trade Center 14, 19, 31, 34, 35, 62 World Trade Towers 17 Wright, Frank Lloyd 85 Wright, Wilbur 14 Yale 110 Yiddish 21 Zabars 93

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