New York, the Big Apple

“New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about...

Travel with children

For youngsters, there are plenty of attractions of special appeal which will also fascinate accompanying grown-ups. Everyone enjoys a post-concert tour backstage at Radio City Hall, or finding out ho...

Events in New York

Street parades are a way of life in New York. Periodically, one faction or another makes its presence felt in a chuck of Fifth Avenue or some other location. The first major event after Christmas is ...

Richmondtown Restoration

The historic museum, Richmondtown Restoration, traces 300 years of Staten Island life. Toys, furniture, tools, china and other domestic and agricultural items of past centuries are exhibited, with a ...

Staten Island Children’s Museum

An imaginative museum, it has some revolving exhibitions in which children can participate, learning about natural history and aspects of everyday life, such as the television. Exhibitions are held i...

Corona Park – Flushing Meadows

Site of the 1939 and 1964 New York World Fairs, the park is dominated by the Unisphere, a massive steel globe, and offers boating and marina, a swimming pool, indoor ice skating, cycling, theatres, t...

New York Hall of Science

Science and technology exhibits include Seeing the Light, Realm of the Atom, Hidden Kingdoms and the World of Microbes – topics appealing to children as well as adults. Lots of hand-on exhibits for c...

Coney Island

Coney Island Beach is the archetypal seaside resort, brash and popular, with amusement arcades and fairground rides. It has more than 5km of beach. Among the amusements are the Wonder Wheel, the Cycl...

American Museum of Natural History

Permanent exhibitions in different halls are devoted to the people of Asia, South America, the Pacific and Africa, Central America and to American Indians. There is a famous collection of dinosaur sk...

Central Park

A placid, green rectangle set among the crazed order of city streets, Central Park covers a surprisingly large area, 341ha of land that must cause nightmares for property developers working out its w...