From May through October, you can take a trip down the Hudson River on one of the Downtown Boathouse’s free kayaks on weekends and select days throughout the week. With all the instructions and safety equipment included, it’s easy to take advantage of this aquatic activity, held at Pier 26, just north of Battery Park City
In 1896 the fieldstone arch bridge replaced the Gapstow Bridge, an ornate, High Victorian-style structure. The water beneath is simply known as The Pond. Though man-made, the Pond is neatly integrated into Central Park’s urban wilderness and offers a moment of respite from the buzz of the Big Apple.
GAWK AT GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL After officially opening its doors in 1913 (the terminal drew a crowd of 150,000 on the first day alone), Grand Central Terminal has become an iconic New York City landmark, which has been featured in movies such as North by Northwest and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. More than 750,000 people pass through the terminal everyday to admire the imitation French limestone and constellations painted by Paul Helleu on the ceiling of the main concourse.