Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal is a stately, historic staple of Midtown East, on East 42nd Street. Grand Central is a strain station that provides commuters with transportation to upstate New York and Connecticut, and thousands of people use it every day to get to and from New York City. Though the train station serves as thousands of peoples daily commute spot, it’s also a bustling center of industry with lots of great shops, restaurants and other must-see destinations. The historic building is just full of secrets! There are a number of great, upscale dining facilities in the station including the famous Campbell Apartment, a cocktail lounge situated in restored 1920 business officers of John W. Campbell. There’s also the Grand Central Oyster Bar, a popular eating spot. The station is also home to the luxurious Grand Central market, full of carefully selected, top quality gourmet foods and ingredients. You can walk through one of the greatest food markets in Manhattan, sampling imported cheeses from Murray’s cheeses, and other great delicacies.There are also lots of little shops throughout the station, with a great variety of luxury items including fashion, food, jewelry and more. Tourists flock to Grand Central to view the beautiful architecture, and specifically the vast center concourse, in the center of which is a large, circular clock telling the time in every direction, atop a ticket booth. Stand back in this room and watch the magic of New York City, as crowds walk through the station leisurely or in a commuter rush. Look up, and you’ll see a breathtaking mural of all the constellations. At night during the holiday season, there are magical light shows on the ceiling of the station. During certain times of year, there are art and commerce exhibits and fairs set up in the station. There is always an intoxicating energy about Grand Central Station, and you’ve got to check it out, even if you’re not leaving town.