This past weekend, 26 teams from all around NYC spent 48 hours making movies. Each team was given a film genre, a tag line, and a prop that all had to be used. This year’s prop was a Gray Line New York double decker bus. 26 teams, 26 movies. Here they are, vote at the bottom and tell us which one is your favorite!
Holiday shows are becoming more and more prevalent as this week features a pair of The Nutcracker openings and Jingle Ball:
Last night was the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting! The biggest and brightest Christmas tree in NYC was the star of the show, and social media had the pictures to prove it. Here are some of the best fan shots we saw from last nights Christmas Tree lighting:
It is never more true that New York City is the center of the universe than on New Year’s Eve. Everyone around the world is tuned in to Times Square for the ball drop and ringing in of the new year. This year, NYC once again takes charge of the celebration with an endless string parties. Let’s take a look at what we have in store:
New York City New Year’s Eve Parties 2014
Ring in the new year unlike any other, from the water on the Hudson River. Watch the fireworks as the clock strikes midnight and of course, enjoy the open bar!
All of the top clubs in NYC will be throwing some special parties to celebrate the passing of 2013 and entering of 2014. These typically include 3-6 hour open bars, live DJs, tons of dancing and tons of fun!
New Year’s Eve is known for having some of the best shows, and this year is no different. Check out everyone from Billy Joel at Barclays Center to Delta Spirit at Brooklyn Bowl.
Last but not least, don’t be afraid to brave the cold and be the focal point of the night. Everyone around the world watches the ball drop in Times Square on TV, why not see it in person? It’s free, it’s fun, just get there early.
So what are you doing for NYE 2014? Tweet us @graylinenewyork!
December is here and winter is in the air! this week’s activities are highlighted by holiday fun, including a few pretty big Christmas Tree Lightings:
It’s Thanksgiving Week NYC! Here are some of the things that you can do while you’re visiting New York this week:
image via Flickr / Kowarski
Welcome to Eat & Play Wednesday, where each week Gray Line New York will be highlighting one of our friends who offer discounts with the Eat and Play Card. Today we are taking a look at Macy’s Herald Square who offers 10% off with the card.
The Macy’s flagship store is located in New York City’s Herald Square, right in Midtown Manhattan. Founded by Rowland Hussey Macy on October 28, 1858, the Macy’s empire has grown so much so that the store’s current location serves as the largest department store in the western hemisphere (In 2009, a larger store opened up in South Korea, otherwise Macy’s would still be the biggest in the world). Macy’s Herald Square has become a staple in New York City, especially during the holiday season, when they host the Big Apple’s grandest parade (Thanksgiving) and feature Santa Land, where children can go and meet the big man himself. They also feature one of the best holiday lights window displays in all of NYC. Last year, Macy’s began its first full renovation of the store, which was very expensive, but totally worth it.
Macy’s Herald Square is open 7 days a week, Mondays – Fridays from 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. With the Eat and Play card you receive 20% off the price of admission at the door.
5 Quick Facts
- The star from the Macy’s logo came from the tattoo the founder Rowland Macy got as a teenager while working as a seaman.
- Celebrity TV host Rachel Ray got her first job working as Macy’s candy counter.
- Macy’s Herald Square was one of the first establishments to install an escalator way back in 1902
- Macy’s Herald Square is a National Historic Landmark
- The balloons use in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade take six hours to inflate. This is usually done the night before the parade. Some of the balloons are so big they require 50 people to hold them down.
You can purchase your Eat and Play Card online here, or in person at our visitors’ center at 777 8th Avenue.