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Grand Central Terminal New York

New York City 2009

Thanksgiving Tour

New York City | New York

28 Nov 2009 | Sat

Day 04 of 11

  • Grand Central Terminal New York
  • Real New York Walking Tours
  • Zia Maria Little Italy | Formerly Pellegrino’s New York

Grand Central Terminal New York

Grand Central Terminal in New York City is one of the most iconic train stations in the United States. It is located in Midtown Manhattan and operated by Metro North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It serves as a major transportation hub for commuters in the region, as well as a popular tourist destination. The station opened its doors on February 2, 1913 and has since welcomed over 150 million passengers each year.

Grand Central Terminal New York

The building itself is an architectural marvel, featuring a grand main concourse with vaulted ceilings and ornate chandeliers. Other highlights include a historic clock that sits atop the information booth at the center of it all and numerous restaurants and shops throughout the terminal. In addition to regular rail service, Grand Central also hosts special events such as wine tastings, vintage markets, holiday shopping bazaars and more.

Grand Central Terminal (GCT; also referred to as Grand Central Station or simply as Grand Central) is a commuter rail terminal located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Grand Central is the southern terminus of the Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Lines, serving the northern parts of the New York metropolitan area. It also contains a connection to the New York City Subway at Grand Central–42nd Street station. The terminal is the second-busiest train station in North America, after New York Penn Station.

The distinctive architecture and interior design of Grand Central Terminal’s station house have earned it several landmark designations, including as a National Historic Landmark. Its Beaux-Arts design incorporates numerous works of art. Grand Central Terminal is one of the world’s ten most-visited tourist attractions, with 21.6 million visitors in 2018, excluding train and subway passengers. The terminal’s Main Concourse is often used as a meeting place, and is especially featured in films and television. Grand Central Terminal contains a variety of stores and food vendors, including upscale restaurants and bars, a food hall, and a grocery marketplace. The building is also noted for its libraries, event hall, tennis club, control center and offices for the railroad, and sub-basement power station.

– Wikipedia Grand Central Terminal

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