Empire State Building

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  • THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, There's taller but none so Grand! So much to tell

    May 27, 2003 by popsrocks is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A New York Landmark that must be seen.
    Cons: No views in some cloudy and foggy weather. May have long lines.

    Summary: Being a New Yorker, I have written about many NY landmarks and have many more to tell about. Of all of them this one can be the most fun and exciting. I have a lot to tell so I am going to give you some real basics first. If you want more information ... read more

  • Don't Go to NYC Without Visiting the Core of the Big Apple: Empire State Building

    Jul 10, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing view, classic, solid part of the City Pass
    Cons: Afraid of heights?

    Summary: Last year I celebrated my 21st birthday and attended my sister's graduation from Sarah Lawrence College. It was my first visit to New York City and made a humongous impression on me as being one of the most amazing cities on the entire Earth (bold ... read more

  • Buy Tickets Inside Empire State Building

    May 22, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Can see as far as the statue of liberty.
    Cons: Slim to none except the popping of your ears as you go up.

    Summary: When you first arrive at the empire state building its extremely hard to find when your right on top of it, it's honestly really visible as your about 20 street back. When you arrive at the building there will be several people out front trying to sell ... read more

  • The Empire State Builiding

    Nov 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Is fun for the whole family.
    Cons: None

    Summary: While visiting in New York City I would highly recommend that you visit the Empire State building.  It is an experience that definitely should not be missed.  I recently visited New York and a visit to the Empire State building was on the trip ... read more

  • I love New York in June, how about you?

    Jun 25, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great imagery of the NYC skyline and all of NYC, right in Midtown
    Cons: LONG waiting line, admission price high

    Summary: Located in the heart of NYC's legendary Fifth Avenue is another piece of American history: the Empire State Building.Seriously, you don't come to NYC for the first time and skip the ESB. If you skip it, you might as well forget about Central ... read more

  • Empire State Building

    Jul 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: None

    Summary: My one trip to the Empire State Building was one of the most amazing things ever. We were talking a three day tour with Grayline Sight Seeing Tours and they included a trip to the top of the Empire State Building. The tour operator at Grayline ... read more

  • Is the View Worth the Hassle? Empire State Building

    Jun 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The View at Sunset!!!
    Cons: Employees, Security?

    Summary: On our tour of New York City, the Empire State Building was high on my sister's list of "must see" attractions. While it wasn't one of my top 10 to visit, it didn't seem right to miss out on one of the most well known buildings in the world. ... read more

  • Spectacular or disapointment?

    Jul 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: NYPD busted this thug right before our eyes.
    Cons: It was rainging, the line was way to long.

    Summary: The Empire state building is located on 5th Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown Manhattan. My husband and I went to New York for the first time just a few weeks ago and Manhattan was definitely top on our list. We were really excited to ... read more

  • Empire State Building New and Improved

    Apr 4, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Still the "must do" for anyone visiting New York... THE killer view.
    Cons: While you're out of the basement, it's still not fully upgraded.

    Summary: Evidently ownership heard the word about the wait to get to the top being compared to the "seventh level of hell". No longer are tourists routed through the bowels of the building, through unairconditioned hallways, just to get to an elevator. Now, you ... read more

  • A unique experience, but a tourist trap

    May 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Magnificent view, true American History
    Cons: Tourist Trap, long wait in line.

    Summary: While in New York City in April 05, my wife and I decided we would like to visit the Empire State Building. We walked to the building lobby and noticed a sign that said 45-60 minute wait. After deciding that was a reasonable time to wait for such a ... read more

  • Want to feel like King Kong in NYC-Visit the Empire State Building

    Jan 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great views of NYC
    Cons: A little too much people corralling, stop here, stop there.

    Summary: NYC is famous for many things and one of them is the Empire State Building. We visited NYC in December and had to include the Empire State Building on our tour stops. The Empire State Building is a well known building. It is famous for it's Art Deco ... read more

  • At 70 something, still an architectural marvel

    Jul 6, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The spectacular view. You can still avoid 1 lineup if you know how.
    Cons: When I went, a crowded observation deck, long lineups, rude gift shop staff.

    Summary: After our recent trip to New York city, I started reading some reviews on the Empire State Building and thought I’d put in my two cents worth to save a lot of potential future visitors a lot of grief! More on that later – otherwise you may not ... read more

  • Overlooking the Empire State and Garden State from the Fifth Tallest Building in the World

    Jun 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful views in all directions, stained glass at base of building
    Cons: outside, enormous waits, some logistical problems

    Summary: The Empire State Building is an enormous building, not just in height. It takes up the better part of an entire square block, from 34th to 33rd on 5th Avenue and extending most of the way back to 6th Avenue. On the ground floor and in the basement this ... read more

  • A NYC must see!!!

    Apr 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best way to see the city and it's layout.
    Cons: Extremely cold in February!

    Summary: This is one of things that you just have to do when visiting New York. Visitors to this amazing city should be made to to visit it as soon as they enter the city limits! I visited New York in February of this year and promised myself I would go and see ... read more

  • You must stop at the Empire State Building!!

    May 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best view in the city!!
    Cons: Long lines

    Summary: The Empire State Building was a wonderful part of my trip, and should certainly be included in any first time trip to New York City. Since you already know that the view is gorgeous and that you should take LOTS of film, let me give you some suggestions ... read more

  • Empire State Building

    Jul 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome view, pretty cheap
    Cons: "NY Skyrider", Long Waits

    Summary: When one thinks of New York, a certain number of things pop up in their head, which may include sites, landmarks, buildings, and other such areas of interest. One of these landmrks people know of is the Empire State Building, one of the tallest buildings ... read more

  • Walking in the Clouds at the Empire State Building

    May 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ethereal views from high above the city
    Cons: The winds can be amazingly strong

    Summary: Okay, okay, so it's the obvious thing to do on a first visit to New York. You go to the Empire State Building, pay a ridiculous amount of money--and all for what? Just to look down over the city? Silly, isn't it. It's not sophisticated. It's not ... read more

  • Empire State Building-A Tourists Guide

    May 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great views, wonderful old building
    Cons: Lines can be long, weather must be nice

    Summary: My husband and I decided to take a road trip up the East Coast for our 1 year Wedding Anniversary and of course, decided to spend a few days in New York. One of our ‘must sees’ was the Empire State Building. As luck would have it, it was raining ... read more

  • Six months later: The Long Walk Home

    Mar 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Again, the tallest building in Manhattan.
    Cons: Again, the tallest building in Manhattan.

    Summary: Today I sent my husband off to war. Today marks the six-month anniversary of the terrorist attacks that turned me into a refugee in my own city. Today is the second-hardest day of my life. After seeing both planes crash into the WTC from ... read more

  • Holy Cow! Is That My Mother Down There?!!?

    Jan 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful view of the Big Apple, especially at night,
    Cons: Not good for those afraid of heights or with ear problems.

    Summary: I had the privilege of going up the Empire State Building at night. It was a very clear night,too. A real treat. To be honest, I had no idea what the Empire State Building really was. I'm Canadian, if that is any excuse. We were in New York last ... read more

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