The Empire State Building was conceived during boom times but had to be constructed against the backdrop of global economic collapse. It had to compete against two other rivals for title of Tallest Building in the World. This is the true story of how the Empire State Building was constructed during the cutthroat New York Skyscraper Races of the Great Depression.
Admit it, you’ve never been to Roosevelt Island. No worries, the DIY Travelers are here to show you everything you’ve missed on Manhattan’s second island.
Our first stop to beat the cold was Grand Central Terminal. Almost a million people travel through the station every day. It connects subway lines with the Metro-North Railroad to upstate New York and Connecticut. By number of platforms, it is the largest station in the world. Grand Central is much more than just a transit terminal though, it also features shopping, dining, a transit museum, and more indoor activities.
Truthfully, the geography of New York City confuses everyone; even people who live there. What the heck is a borough? Why does New York need 5 of them? Why is the East River salty? How come Long Island City is in Queens? This convoluted geography becomes even more challenging when it comes time to choose […]