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How the World Trade Center Sphere Traveled NYC After 9/11

World Trade Center Sphere

For 30 years, the World Trade Center Plaza showcased a 25-foot, bronze sculpture known as The Sphere. After miraculously surviving the events of September 11, 2001, the sculpture was moved around the city again and again only to return home to the 9/11 Memorial.  Standing in the World Trade Center before the attacks, you would never have guessed that this piece of art would later transform into a symbol of resilience and strength.  Visiting the[…]

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Are the 9/11 Memorial and Museum Open? 9/11 and 2020 Updates

White Rose on 9/11 Memorial parapet

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum are two of New York’s most beloved and emotionally moving attractions. If you’re planning on visiting the city, I’d definitely recommend adding both of these to your itinerary. Wondering when these two sites are open? With COVID-19 precautions and the anniversary of September 11th approaching, things are a little different at these two attractions. That being said, visiting is still possible, you just have to know what to expect. This[…]

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A Trip Down Stone Street: Food, Architecture, History in NYC

Stone Street NYC

One of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City is the Financial District and within that compact area is another NYC treasure: Stone Street. There are so many sights to see already in the Financial District: the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, the World Trade Center. You could probably spend almost an entire day exploring. As a Lower Manhattan tour guide, I’m often asked to recommend where to visit while downtown. My first answer[…]

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