Things to Do on Broadway in NYC
USINFO | 2013-05-24 10:17

One of the most popular places to visit in New York City is Broadway. It is not only home to award-winning plays, but it also houses restaurants, bars and shops. Many people don't realize that while Broadway is a long street that winds through most of Manhattan. It is a great place to visit to watch a play, but there are also several other things to do.
Times Square
Times Square is located in Midtown and is a great place to people watch. There is a new pedestrian plaza with tables and chairs that are free to anyone to sit and enjoy the scenery. There is also a lot to do in Times Square. It is home to the flagship Toys 'R Us store that features a giant Ferris wheel that children and adults love to ride. The MTV store is also there. In addition to this, there are tons of electronic billboards and advertisements guaranteed to awe the whole family.
Bowling Green Park
Bowling Green Park is located in lower Manhattan and is the oldest park in NYC. It is also home to the famous "Charging Bull" sculpture which is symbolic to represent Wall Street. Bowling Green officially became a park in 1733, although Native Americans used the area a council ground years before. Bowling Green Park is a great place to grab something to eat from a nearby food cart vendor, sit on a bench and enjoy the scenery.
Grace Church
Grace Church is a Gothic revival church. The land marked building is in lower Manhattan and features stained glass windows and dark wooden pews. The historic church holds not only worship services, but also music performances. The church is a great spot to visit regardless if you want to worship or appreciate a fine piece of architecture.
Herald Square
Herald Square, in Midtown Manhattan, has new pedestrian plaza. It is free, and is a great place to people watch. The Macy's building is also located there. The historic flagship store was a focal point in the original "Miracle on 34th Street." Although much of the interior has changed, some is the same. In fact, the wooden escalators that were used in 1902 when the store opened, are still used today by customers. Macy's is also home to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Macy's Flower Show.
Ed Sullivan Theatre
This popular theatre is very important to the history of radio and TV. It has been used as a theater for CBS shows since 1936. The Ed Sullivan Show used to tape there. The Beatles, Elvis and many more graced the stage. It is now home to the "David Letterman Show." It is free to tickets to the show, but they go fast, so advance planning is best.
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