New York City Attractions

6 1/2 Avenue in Manhattan

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In Manhattan, the avenues generally go in ascending whole numbers from east to west. There are some non-numerical avenues thrown in, but the numerical ones are always whole numbers. Yet in 2012, a newly constructed avenue, 6 ½ Avenue, was constructed between 6th and 7th avenue in midtown Manhattan. Running form 51st to 57th street, […]

Federal Reserve Bank of New York 1 hour tour

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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of twelve Federal Reserve Banks in the US. It is the largest and most influential of the twelve Banks. It was opened in 1914. Under the supervision of Strong, the then president of the Bank, the US was able to avoid much of the financial that […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Be a Stranger in Your Own City – See NYC in the Lap of Luxury

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So you’ve lived in New York for a while, perhaps all of your life. Now be honest–how many of the city’s famous sights and attractions have you actually seen? It’s easy to take these things for granted when you live here. But what if there was a way for you to pretend you’re a stranger […]

Take a Tour of Iconic Filming Locations in New York City

New York City Movie Sites Tour

New York is the setting for many well-known movies. From the fields and trees of Central Park to the Hudson River waterfront, New York City is a character itself in many classic movies. Now getting to see the filming locations for your favorite films has never been easier. High Quality Tours offers a NY Motion […]

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