New York Tickets
The must-see list for a New York City visitor is mind boggling. Topping the list of course are the major attractions: Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the amazing Grand Central Station, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art (better known as MoMA). You will want to stroll the West Village. This neighborhood of quaint brownstones clustered along tree-lined cobblestone streets remains virtually unchanged since the 19th century. Highlights include the Jefferson Market Courthouse, a former women's detention center that once held Mae West, and the shops along Bleecker St. and Commerce St. — the most beautiful block-long side street in NYC. The Empire State Building should also be a don’t miss it attraction. The stately deco architecture rivals the nearby Chrysler Building for Best in Class honors and it is, once again, New York's tallest structure. The view from the 86th-floor observation deck is breathtaking. Then, be sure to make time for the 5th Avenue shopping stroll. Now that Barneys — still a stellar place to shop — has become a national mini-chain, Bergdorf's is the sole remaining New York–centric luxe department store. Even if you can't afford a thing, it's still fun to browse and dream.
New York Tickets and Seating
Hands down the best music spot in New York, Bowery Ballroom at 6 Delancey Street should be visiting music-lovers' first stop. Up-and-coming national acts with indie-rock leanings occupy the two-level music venue, home to the city's best sound system. The downstairs bar is a great place to warm up before the show. The Ballroom is the crown jewel of the Bowery Presents chain of local venues, which includes the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 66 North 6th, Mercury Lounge at 217 East Houston Street (local bands, smaller national acts), Terminal 5 at 610 West 56th Street and Webster Hall and 125 East 11th Street (both Terminal 5 and Webster Hall book bigger touring bands). Among them, there's something for everyone. It goes without saying that a trip to the big apple without taking in at least one Broadway show is unthinkable. Headliner shows include Annie at the Palace Theatre at 1564 Broadway, the Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre at 200 W. 45th Street, Mama Mia at the Winter Garden Theatre at 1634 Broadway, Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre at 219 W. 49th Street, Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre at 245 W. 44th Street, Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre at 222 West 51st Street and Jersey Boys at the Snapple Theatre Center at 1627 Broadway. You would also be remiss if you didn’t take in at least one sporting event while you are staying in the city. First on your list should be the new Yankee Stadium at One East 161st in the Bronx home of the legendary major league baseball team. If you are a traditional National League fan you will want to visit the Mets at Citi Field at 126th Street and Roosevelt in Flushing. The new Barclay Center at 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn is home to the NBA Brooklyn Nets, the NHL New York Islanders and many main boxing championship fights.