Rockefeller Center, New York City, New York
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Rockefeller Center or Rockefeller Plaza is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st streets. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
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The viewing platform from the top of 30 Rockefellar Plaza is now known as the "Top of the Rock". Though not as high, its a much better viewing experience than the top of the Empire State Building because you can SEE the Empire State Bldg. Also affords better, closer views of Central Park. Best of all, you can see the Statue of Liberty, so if you do 30 Rock first, you can show the kids where you are going next!
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Reserve your time in advance at www.topoftherocknyc.com and skip right to the front of the line!
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Christmas Visit--Way too Crowded.
Giving a bad review is not my forte. Having lived in NYC for many years, I spent many a time at Rock Center. However, this review is strictly regarding a visit before Christmas to stop by to see the tree. First of all, I remember years ago, when the crowd was far more controlled. People were more respectful of others and..well, things were just more refined. I'm telling you, the age of technology has brought forth a different era of ettiquite. People shoving and pushing just to get a picture with their cell phones (ok.ok..so I took a few pics too, but I didn't shove). I truly got a feel of what it must have been like to be on the sinking Titanic. There should have been more crowd control. While I do understa...
The Rockefeller Center is definitly a sight to see just before the holidays. All the magic of the Christmas tree, the ice-skating rink, and ...oh dear...the crowds that come to see it. Just be ready, that if you want to see this spectacular sight, you might not see too much, through all the heads and winter coats. They are even starting to do crowd control. The lines for actual ice skating are horrendously long. The tree was a bit of a dissappointment, as it was small and fat. I would think it would look more majestic if it were tall and slim. My daughter who has been living there now for 5 years, actually complained that the tree has looked the same for years, short and fat, and underlit, in a word--nothing...
On my one and only trip to NYC, this was my request. I just had to stop here and stare in the middle of February with the temperature hovering at about 4 degrees. I can't ice skate but it was fun watching everyone else. There is something so iconic about this landmark in New York. Let's be honest, almost everything New York could be considered a la...