Photos: Take a Bite Out of The Big Apple

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  1. A full moon rises over the skyline of New York City, as seen across the Hudson River in Weehawken, N.J., on April 25, 2013. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Commuters move through the grand hall of Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Jan. 25, 2013. Since its grand beginnings in 1913, when it was dubbed the greatest railway terminal in the world with an $80 million price tag, Grand Central has been an integral part of New York City. (Brendan Mcdermid / REUTERS) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Revelers cheers under falling confetti at the stroke of midnight during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on Jan. 1, 2014. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. One World Trade Center overlooks the wedge-shaped pavilion entrance of the National September 11 Museum, lower right, and the square outlines of the memorial waterfalls in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after flying out in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians on June 13, 2011, at Yankee Stadium. Located in the South Bronx, the new stadium opened in 2009. (Jim Mcisaac / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Central Park was the first public park built in America. Its 843 acres include woodlands, lawns and water. Central Park was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965 and a New York City Landmark in 1974. More than 25 million visitors enjoy Central Park each year. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the U.S. The cathedral's construction began in 1858, and it opened its doors in 1879. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Skaters glide around the rink at the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink. The ice rink, open between October and April, has attracted more than 250,000 people a year since it first opened on Dec. 25, 1936. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Patrons line up outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem to see Amateur Night. Since 1934, Amateur Night at the Apollo has launched the careers of famous entertainers such as Billie Holiday, James Brown, The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, and many others. (Jonathan D. Woods / msnbc.com) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. The South Pool at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City commemorates those who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center. (Justin Lane / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Pedestrians pass along a walkway under falling snow on the Brooklyn Bridge on Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the U.S., the Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. The Statue of Liberty looms over a visitor as he uses binoculars to look out onto New York Harbor on Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. About 4 million people visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island each year. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Coney Island features entertainment parks, rides, an aquarium, a public beach, a boardwalk, fishing and Nathan's restaurant. (John Minchillo / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. New York City Subway dancer Marcus Walden aka "Mr Wiggles" performs acrobatic tricks on the subway while passengers watch Nov. 23, 2010. More than 4.3 million people ride the New York subway system every day. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of two-mile-long Roosevelt Island - between Manhattan and Queens - was dedicated in 2012. (Paul Warchol / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York has been around since 1924 and includes large balloons, floats and performances. (Gary Hershorn / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Visitors view the Manhattan skyline from Rockefeller Center's "Top of the Rock" observation deck. (Mario Tama / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Pedestrians walk along a path on the High Line park on June 7, 2011, in New York City. The High Line was formerly an elevated railway 30 feet above the city's West Side that was built in 1934 for freight trains. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. The moon rises at sunset behind New York's Empire State building, which opened in 1931. At 102 stories high, the Empire State Building is the fourth tallest skyscraper in America. (Gary Hershorn / REUTERS) Back to slideshow navigation
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Buckingham Hotel, from $139 per room per night
The Buckingham Hotel's Summer Sundays Special includes accommodations and two tickets to the Central Park Zoo (a $20 value). The hotel is within walking distance of the zoo and is also near the Museum of Modern Art. Rates start at $139 per room per night, a savings of almost 30 percent.

When: Sundays through Aug. 30, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14.25 percent or a daily occupancy fee of $3.50. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 888/511-1900, buckinghamhotel.com.

Gem Hotel, from $149 per room per night
The NYC Student Move-In Rate at the three Manhattan Gem hotels—in Chelsea, SoHo, and Midtown—includes accommodations, a subway map, and a subway Metrocard valid for one day. Rates start at $149 per room per night at all three hotels, a savings of about 25 percent.

When: Aug. 14–Sept. 13, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14.25 percent or a daily occupancy fee of $3.50. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: thegemhotel.com.

The New Yorker Hotel, from $169 per room per night
The New Yorker Hotel is offering 15 percent off the best available rate in August. That brings the starting rate down to $169 per room per night—plus the hotel is throwing in two breakfast vouchers at the Tick Tock Diner. The New Yorker is across the street from Penn Station and a short walk from the Empire State Building. Rates start at $169 per room per night.

When: Through Aug. 31, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14.25 percent or a daily occupancy fee of $3.50. Based on single or double occupancy.

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Contact: 866/800-3088, newyorkerhotel.com.

70 Park Avenue Hotel, from $169 per room per night
The Wii Love to Win package at the 70 Park Avenue Hotel includes accommodations and the opportunity to compete in a game of Wii Tennis in the hotel's tavern, with prizes like free meals and complimentary hotel stays. The package coincides with the U.S. Open, which is held every year in Queens. Rates start at $169 per room per night, a savings of about 30 percent.

When: Aug. 17–Sept. 12, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14.25 percent or a daily occupancy fee of $3.50. Based on single or double occupancy. Not valid on Sundays.

Contact: 212/973-2400, 70parkave.com.

Millennium Broadway, from $199 per room per night
The MB Loves Times Square package includes accommodations; 20 percent off tickets to Broadway's Mary Poppins; $40 off tickets for Madame Tussauds Wax Museum; "buy $10, get $10" tickets at Dave and Busters; a $10 game card from the ESPN Zone; skip-the-line tickets and a free appetizer at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company; a free chocolate bar at the Hershey's Times Square store; $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at Toys '"R" Us; and a map of Times Square, with all these attractions marked. It all adds up to a savings of $160. Rates start at $199 per room per night.

When: Through Sept. 20, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14.25 percent or a daily occupancy fee of $3.50. Based on single or double occupancy. Use promo code MBLOVESTS.

Contact: 212/768-4400, millenniumhotelnyc.com.

The Time, from $199 per room per night
The Time hotel is offering a Rocking Since 1999 package that includes accommodations in a one-bedroom suite for about $100 off the regular rate. The midtown west hotel is in a good location for sightseeing; Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park are all within walking distance. Rates start at $199 per room per night.

When: Through Dec. 31, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14.25 percent or a daily occupancy fee of $3.50. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/848-0020, thetimeny.com.

Carlton Hotel, from $225 per room per night
The Carlton Goes Dutch package includes accommodations in a deluxe or empire suite and breakfast daily at 50 percent off the typical rates. The package is in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of New York City; the city is celebrating with NY400 Week, a series of events from September 8 through 13. Rates start at $225 per room per night, a savings of 50 percent.

When: Through Sept. 30, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 14.25 percent or a daily occupancy fee of $3.50. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800/601-8500, carltonhotelny.com.

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