New York, New York
New York is a state in the north-eastern region of the United States of America.
The Times Square Visitors Centre at Broadway, between 46th and 47th streets is where you will find all the information you need for your stay in New York.
The Big Apple Greeter offers free 2-4 four hour tours of many different neighbourhoods, these should be booked up to 8 weeks in advance.
The American Museum of Natural History has the largest collection of dinosaurs, fossils and skeletons in the world – 36 million artefacts and specimens in 42 exhibition halls. Next door is the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Hayden Planetarium offers space shows that take you to the outer reaches of the universe.
Central Park is set on 843 acres. Park highlights include two zoos, Belvedere Castle, Wollman Skating Rink (a Victorian amusement park in the summertime) and Yoko Ono’s ode to John Lennon – Strawberry Fields.
Chelsea pier’s waterfront features a 30 acre sports and entertainment complex.
Chinatown is a sprawling blend of tiny, winding, cobblestone back streets, mostly dotted with family owned restaurants. Along Pell and Mott streets, there are herbal medicine shops and novelty stores.
Ellis Island was the gateway through which more than 12 million immigrants passed between 1892 and 1954. Hear oral history interviews, see films and live productions and view hundreds of photos of immigrants and exhibits of items they brought with them.
The Empire State Building was completed in 1931 and gives you an up close view of other landmarks such as the Chrysler Building.
The Financial District is home to most of Manhattan’s history. In this area you will find buildings such as the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Canyon of Heroes and the site of the lost World Trade Center. On that site, the 9/11 Memorial was built to honour those who were killed.
The Frick Collection is a series of interconnecting galleries featuring works by Constable, Gainsborough, Holbein, Monet and Rembrandt amongst others. There are also French porcelains, Italian bronzes and period furniture.
Greenwich Village is divided into the East Village and West Village. The East Village is full of shops and hip hangouts. In the West Village, there are narrow streets, dotted with 19th century buildings.
The Guggenheim Museum was completed in 1959. Here you will find Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, modern and avant-garde paintings and sculptures.
The world’s largest naval museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, has more than 30 aircrafts on its flight deck.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art boasts more than two million works of art that span 5,000 years.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust aims to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the 20th-century Jewish experience before, during and after the Holocaust.
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) offers one of the world’s very best collections of 19th and 20th century paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, architecture, photography, film and industrial design.
The Rockefeller Center is an Art Deco, 22-building, shopping and office complex.
The enormous and ornate Gothic style St Patrick’s Cathedral seats 2,200 people. The building houses a St Louis altar by Tiffany & Co and 70 stained glass windows by renowned artists in France, England and Boston.
The English style St Paul’s Chapel was completed in 1766 as part of Trinity Parish.
A good place to shop, wander and eat is the area of SoHo.
Kids of all ages enjoy the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, filled with all sorts of gadgets and information.
South Street Seaport is home to a world class maritime museum with galleries and a collection of historic vessels, amid restaurants and shops.
The Statue of Liberty commemorates the centennial of the Declaration of Independence in 1876. (Note: Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are closed for repairs, check before visiting).
The Temple Emanu-El, with its vaulted roof, is one of the largest Jewish houses of worship in the world.
Trinity Church, a Gothic-Revival structure, tucked in the heart of Manhattan’s financial district, is one of the oldest church parishes in the city.
You will find almost any cuisine here from Mexican and typical American fayre, to international options such as Greek, Italian and Chinese. The famous delis serve corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, homemade blintzes and matzoh ball soup.
The disabled cruiser visiting New York
Where You’re Docked
Cruise ships dock in two locations for New York.
Manhattan Cruise Terminal consists of 5 long berths capable of docking five cruise vessels simultaneously.
It is located on the Hudson River in the heart of Manhattan, only a few blocks west of Time Square on the West Side of 12th Avenue between 46th and 54th Streets.
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is located in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, one of the city’s hotspots with restaurants, retailers and artists just steps away from the terminal.
Taxis are available.
Good to Know
Currency & Best Way to Get Money
The official currency is the US Dollar.
The official language in New York
Points of Interest
- New York – a seven-
New York Accessible Excursions
Whether your cruise ship stops in
New York Accessible Guided Tour
This 4 hour accessible