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The Concierge at Conrad New York Downtown is your convenient guide to everything Lower Manhattan has to offer. Discover all the top attractions to visit during your stay at the Conrad New York Downtown. From iconic landmarks and architecture to the best shopping in the area, our local guide has something for everyone to enjoy.
Founded in 1985 by Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz, the National Poetry library is a free library that has over 70,000 volumes of poetry. Poet’s House is located in Battery Park City and offers views across the Hudson River. The library also has a dedicated children’s section and regularly holds free events.
10 River Terrace, (212) 431-7920
The Whitney Museum
The Whitney Museum of American Art features a wide range of twentieth-century contemporary artwork from artists across the country. Named after U.S. sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the Museum is open from 10:30 am every day with the exception of Tuesday’s.
99 Gansevoort Street (212) 570-3600
One World Trade Observatory
Take in stunning views across New York City at the One World Trade Observatory located on the top three floors of the One World Trade Center. Discover the history of the city during the 60-second journey via floor-to-ceiling LED technology in the Sky Pod elevators.
285 Fulton Street (884) 696-1776
Irish Hunger Memorial
Located directly across from the hotel, The Irish Hunger Memorial is a reminder to New Yorkers of the devastation of the infamous events that led to the Great Irish Famine and migration of 1845-1852. During this time hundreds of thousands of Irish migrated over to New York to escape the Great Hunger.
Vasey Street and North End Avenue, (212( 267-9700
Located at the site of the former World Trade Center’s, the 9/11 Memorial is a national tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001. The two reflecting pools, which feature man-made waterfalls, sit where the former towers once stood. The names of every victim of the atrocities are inscribed on the bronze panels at the edge of the pools.
Albany & Greenwich Streets, (212) 363-3200
Created by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1922, Jane’s Carousel features 48 handcrafted horses and two chariots. In the 1980’s it was bought at auction and was painstakingly restored to its former glory. Jane’s Carousel now proudly sits in Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River and is open to the public.
Hudson River Park
The longest waterfront in the country has been completely redesigned into a picturesque urban area for public use. The River Park includes beautiful public piers, a waterside esplanade and a myriad of recreational and educational activities.
Along the Hudson River, from 59th Street south to Battery Park, (212) 627-2020
Westfield World Trade Center
The Westfield World Trade Center was opened in August 2016 as a replacement to the former Mall at the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. Inside this two-story center there is a selection of luxury stores, restaurants, boutiques and more.
185 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007, (212) 284-9982
Asphalt Green Battery Park City
Asphalt Green Battery Park City is a 52,000 sq. ft. facility offering a wide variety of sports, swimming and fitness programs for every age and ability. In addition to the Battery Park City location, Asphalt Green Upper East Side is the only location in the nation to offer AG6™, a high-intensity, circuit-based program and fitness experience like no other. AG6™ focuses on movement with purpose to uncover athletic sixth sense and strengthen all major muscle groups, burning up to 1,000 calories in 45 minutes.
The Rink at Brookfield Place with Gregory & Petukhov
Join former Olympic figure skaters Melissa Gregory & Denis Petukhov at the Rink at Brookfield Place and try your hand at ice sports. Guests at the Conrad New York Downtown can enjoy a 45-minute private lesson with the Olympians along with a 45-minute free skate as part of the skate package. This package is available until 26 February 2017.
230 Vesey Street (347) 843-9503