Are you a Manhattan resident or considering visiting Manhattan? The workers’ comp lawyers at The Disability Guys are excited to share their favorite things to do while in Manhattan. Let’s dive in!
The Loeb Boathouse
Do you love spending time on the water? While The Lake in Central Park may not be the largest body of water, it’s still a lovely place to spend an afternoon. Visitors can rent a rowboat from 10 am to sundown each day!
The Loeb Boathouse was constructed in 1872 although that original structure was eventually torn down and the current structure was built in 1954. Today, not only can visitors rent a boat, but they can also grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, a coffee at the cafe, or a drink at the bar.
The facility can also be rented out for private events like weddings, bar/bat mitzvah, or a family reunion.
Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts
There are so many things to see at the Lincoln Center that involve dance, theater, and music. Various festivals, dance parties, and concerts are just a few of the things that can be enjoyed by those of all ages.
The Guggenheim Museum
Founded in 1937, the Guggenheim Foundation was created to share Solomon Guggenheim’s art collection. In the 1940s it was clear that interest in the Foundation was not slowing down and Frank Llyod Wright was hired to design the Guggenheim Museum which opened on October 21st, 1959.
Today the Foundation is “committed to innovation” and works hard to preserve all forms of art.
There are numerous exhibitions that can be viewed and visitors should check out the collections online before stopping by.
American Museum Of Natural History
Did you know that the American Museum of Natural History isn’t just a museum, it’s also the workplace of 200 scientists and a world-class research institute? It’s also the only museum with the ability to award a Ph. D. degree.
In addition to the research that is performed, the museum has both permanent and special exhibits. Visit the Hall of Ocean Life to learn all about sea creatures or the Hall of Biodiversity to learn all about the abundance of life on Earth.
Central Park Zoo
Dedicated to saving wildlife and educating the public about all kinds of animals, the zoo is home to hundreds of animals including sea lions, flamingos, red pandas, and penguins! Kids can enjoy the petting zoo as well.
The best part is that if you’d like to host a private party at the zoo, you can! All proceeds from these events go to support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s mission to help save animals around the world.
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Do you like space shuttles, jets, and ships? If so, then this museum is for you! The museum hopes to teach visitors about history, science, and service.
The High Line
If you’ve never been to the High Line it’s something you need to add to your list of must-sees!
In the 1800s freight trains ran on street-level tracks run by the New York Central Railroad and this area was, unfortunately, known as “Death Avenue” because of the number of pedestrians that were killed by oncoming trains.
Then in 1924 massive construction started to remove street-level train crossings and the High Line was built, with the first trains running on the elevated track in 1933. Then in the 1980’s the track shut down because of a rise in trucking.
Initially, the High Line was going to be destroyed, however, the Friends of the High Line fought to have the space preserved and turned into the beautiful park that it is today. The part is just under 1.5 miles and is home to more than 500 species of plant. Visitors can also enjoy public programs and art performances!
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy one of our suggested options and will enjoy your time in Manhattan!