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Get out and see New York while at GNYDM

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Fri. 24 November 2023


The buzz of excitement inside the Javitz Convention Center spills outside and onto the streets of one of America’s greatest cities, New York. From world-class attractions to Michelin star restaurants and some of the best museums in the world, there is plenty to see and do after spending all day learning about new dental techniques.

Here are just some of the many highlights to be found in the Big Apple.

The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building — New York City’s most famous skyscraper, which is located five blocks due east from the Javits Center — has some of the best views of New York City. You can be whisked to the main observatory on the 86th floor, or if you want to go a little higher, head up to the “top deck” observatory on the 102nd floor. The views from both levels are spectacular, especially when the sky is clear.

If you go: Enter on West 34th Street. You can visit any time during the day or even very late at night. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prices start at $44 for adults and $38 for children and go up from there. Reservations are required if you plan on visiting, but you can buy tickets on the second-floor kiosk. Advance tickets are available at There’s also an app, called Empire State Building Guide.

Even more views: You can also visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, at Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, There’s also One World Observatory, at the top of One World Trade Center,

Hudson Yards and City Climb

Also located near the Javits Center is Hudson Yards, a new, modern public square that includes a shopping mall, restaurants and live performances, all amid a cluster of high-rise luxury apartment buildings. For those looking to overcome their fear of heights, check out City Climb, and stand 1,200 feet above the city streets attached to a harness for out-of-this-world views of New York.

If you go: To visit Hudson Yards from the Javits Center, simply cross 11th Avenue and go right (south). Tickets for City Climb cost $185 or go online to A nearby stroll: From Hudson Yards you can enter The High Line,, an elevated rail platform that has been turned into a public park. It snakes its way down into the West Village, offering unmatched views of urban street life. Winter hours are daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Museum of Modern Art

If you love art, you know that some of the world’s most priceless works are famously on display at the Museum of Modern Art — known affectionately to New Yorkers as the MoMA. Some of the highlights include Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,” van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” and Monet’s “Water Lilies” as well as many other works by contemporary artists.

If you go: MoMA is located at 11 W. 53rd Street. It’s open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except on Saturdays when it is open until 7 p.m. Admission is $28 for adults and $18 for seniors. Children get in free. It’s free for everyone on Fridays starting at 5:30 until 9 p.m. Tickets include admission to all galleries and special exhibitions. Expect crowds and long lines, especially on Friday evenings. You can buy tickets at

More art: Also not to be missed is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at 1000 Fifth Avenue,, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St.,

9/11 Memorial and Museum

More than 20 years ago, terrorists attacked the United States, and nearly 3,000 people lost their lives at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Today, two reflecting pools stand at the footprints to the two towers with the names of those killed, and a museum nearby is dedicated to those who lost their lives that day, those who survived and those who risked their lives to save others.

If you go: The 9/11 Museum is open six days a week, Wednesday thru Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are required for the museum. Tickets cost $33 for adults, $21 for youths 7 to 12 years old. Tickets for the memorial are not required, and it is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, log onto

Statue of Liberty Museum

If you want to get out on the water and visit one of New York’s most famous landmarks, head out to see the Statue of Liberty. Opened just four years ago, check out the Statue of Liberty Museum,, on Liberty Island. The museum tells the story of how the 150-foot copper statue was conceived and built as a gift from the French people. On display is the statue’s original torch, as it appeared atop the monument in 1886, as well as copper replicas of Lady Liberty’s face and foot.

If you go: Admission to the new Statue of Liberty Museum is free, but to get there you have to take a boat from either Battery Park or from Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Visit for tickets and information. Prices start at $24 for adults and $12 for children.

More bang for your buck: On the way to Liberty Island your boat will also stop at Ellis Island, which also has a museum. It’s definitely worth visiting. And be sure to check out the glorious views of the Lower Manhattan skyline on the way to and from.

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