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Governors Island

This 172-acre island in New York Harbor was a quiet military installation under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army from 1794 to 1966 and of the Coast Guard until 1996. It now hosts free art exhibitions, festivals and ticketed concerts and is accessible by a free ferry.

Gracie Mansion

Archibald Gracie, a Scottish immigrant who became one of the city's richest men, built his handsome frame house in 1799. In 1942 Parks Commissioner Robert Moses convinced authorities to make it the mayor's official residence and so has it remained to this day.

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal dates to 1913, when it was built by architects Reed & Stern, and Warren & Wetmore. Not only does the terminal serve 750,000 commuters daily, it also is a venue for public events. Vanderbilt Hall, the 12,000-square-foot former Main Waiting Room, hosts ongoing free promotions and entertainment ranging from tennis exhibits to the annual Holiday Fair. For more information, click here.

Green Oasis and Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden

Located in the East Village of Manhattan, Green Oasis and Gilbert’s Sculpture Gardens were founded in 1981, when the neighborhood still ached from the mass destruction, arson and drug use rampant during the preceding decades. The sister gardens aimed to provide a safe, green haven for all people, especially children. The gardens help stimulate the community, offering a space to perform theater, poetry and enjoy the fruits of nature.

Green-Wood Cemetery

This vast landmark cemetery, founded in 1838, is the final resting place of nearly 600,000 persons, including some of the 19th century‚ most memorable figures. The cemetery's diverse program of public tours is conducted by foot or via its trolley, and performances are occasionally held on the grounds.

Greenwich House

Greenwich House Arts offers quality ceramic and music instruction to all ages and provides a series of classes, lectures, workshops, cultural events, exhibitions and performances that enrich and inform the Greenwich Village community.

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

The society serves the community as historian, educator, archival resource and technical consultant. Its programs include educational projects, preservation advocacy, lectures, exhibitions and walking tours.

Hall of Fame for Great Americans

Ninety-eight busts of presidents, statesmen, scientists, inventors, artists and humanitarians stand side by side in the Colonnade, overlooking the Harlem River on the Bronx Community College campus.