July 2015

Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park. It spans almost 10 acres in lower Manhattan, and is a popular landmark for tourists and residents alike. This park contains the famous Washington Square Arch. The arch, built in 1892 out of Westchester marble, stands 77 feet tall and serves as one of the ends of 5th Ave. The arc is […]

Grand Central Terminal

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Grand Central Terminal is a beautiful and iconic train station. Built in 1871, Grand Central Terminal spans 48 acres and has 44 platforms. It currently serves commuters traveling on the Metro North, and under the East Side Access project, will also soon serve commuters traveling on the Long Island Rail Road. Grand Central Terminal is […]

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as the Met, is the largest art museum in the United States. The museum was established on April 13, 1870. At the time of establishment, the museum only existed on paper. Throughout the next ten years, its Board of Trustees raised funds, gained artworks, and began hosting exhibitions […]

High Line Park in Manhattan

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The High Line is a 1.45-mile long park in Manhattan. What makes this park special though, is that it has been built on an elevated section of disused train tracks. These tracks were once the railroad tracks of freight trains, and the High Line portion ran from 34th street to St. John’s Park Terminal. The […]

Beautiful event in Manhattan

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Four times in a year, a very unusual, yet beautiful event happens in Manhattan. This event, called Manhattanhenge, exists due to the fact that Manhattan was built with a grid in mind. Every year, first in May and then in July, the sun lines up with the east-west streets of the Manhattan grid. While this […]

FAO Schwarz’s flagship store has closed

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FAO Schwarz’s flagship store has closed yesterday, July 15, 2015. This famous, iconic brand has been around for 153 years and the flagship store has been in its iconic location for almost 30 years. The flagship store, famous for its high-end toys, a floor piano, and iconic guardsmen that greet you at the door, has […]

Private Customized Tours to the Statue of Liberty

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Private Customized Tours to the Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty has become an iconic symbol of both New York City and America. Construction on it finished in 1886, and it was presented as a gift to the United States from the people of France. This copper statue, built as a representation of Libertas, […]

Michelle Williams Just Bought This Crumbling Brooklyn House

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Michelle Williams Just Bought This Crumbling Brooklyn House When lovely Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams sold her lovely Boerum Hill townhouse for $8.8 million—a full 17 percent over its asking price—speculation turned to where she and her daughter Matilda would move next. The answer, according to a some news from neighborhood , is Prospect Park South. […]

NYCA Trade Show

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This week, High Quality Tours has been a part of something great! On June 30th, High Quality Tours was an Exhibitor at The New York City Association of Hotel Concierges 5th Annual Corporate Trade Show! The event was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion and featured the best, most trusted vendors in New York City and […]

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