A colleague of mine contacted me recently to let me know that she would be visiting New York City. She asked me if I could help her find places to visit that would take the least amount of her time. We all know how visiting major city attractions can long, and strenuous. I had to think creatively to help her out. I started analyzing locations incorporating what I know about her. I know she is Catholic. I also know she admires art, and loves heights. What I know about her is sufficient enough to help me come up with several places.
First on my list is the beautiful Fifth Avenue Mansion and art collection of Henry Clay Frick. This museum is one of New York City's finest gems. It has an intimate feel but also showcases numerous masterpieces, among which are priceless works of Art. The mansion itself is an architectural masterpiece.
The second place I thought would be both fun and enjoyable for her to see is the Top of the Rock Observation Decks. This is nowhere near as crowded as the Empire State Building, and the unobstructed, panoramic views are far more superior. This is an impressive view of Manhattan.
The third place is St. Paul’s Chapel across the street from the site of the World Trade Center. It is a must-see for anyone who admires a holy, sacred place, and who would want to pay their respects to the victims of 9/11.
And last but not least is The High Line. It’s a public park built on an abandoned cargo rail line, elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street. It would be a good place to go wind down after roaming the streets of the Big Apple.