Grand Central Terminal

Row 1

Details
87 E 42nd St (btwn Vanderbilt & Park Ave)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 532-4900
Train Station, Historic Site
Hours
Mon–Sun: 5:30 AM–2:00 AM

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  • This is where it all begins. Or ends. Where S returned from boarding school, where B headed to Yale, and where D and S struck up an unlikely romance. (I Will Always Love You)
  • Spot someone that looks good and then don't talk to them because that's what you were going to do anyway!
  • Look left when inbound or right when outbound on the upper level to see Track 61, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt old private platform. His armor-clad train car is still there.
  • Go to the grand hall and look up!
  • visit the whispering gallery with a friend.
  • Best place to just people watch.
  • Did you know? Famed tight rope walker, Philippe Petit walked the length of a wire stretched high above Grand Centrals Main Concourse in 1987.
  • See you if you can find the one piece of ceiling they left uncleaned as a reminder
  • The 67 tracks are numbered according to their geographic location in the terminal building rather than the trains' destinations, because all of the trains terminate at Grand Central.
  • The main concourse boasts a hidden staircase thats used by Grand Central employees. You can see the brass cylinder that conceals the steel steps in the center of the information booth.
  • The world's largest Tiffany clock, measuring 14 feet in diameter, resides at the center of the sculptural group at Grand Central's 42nd Street entrance.
  • Be one of the 750,000 people passing through Grand Central Terminal daily.
  • The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Grand Central as a historical landmark on August 2, 1967.
  • Learn the difference between Grand Central Terminal and Grand Central Station. Impress your friends!
  • Welcoming over 750 thousand people a day, this station was once the largest indoor space in America. Today, get some shopping done for your trip while you wait!
  • Look at the ceiling in the Main Concourse. A single dark patch remains above the Michael Jordan Steakhouse, left untouched by renovators to remind visitors of the grime that once covered the ceiling.
  • Look up! The beautiful astronomical mural on the Main Concourses ceiling depicts the Mediterranean sky during the October to March zodiac and features 2,500 stars.
  • If you need a quick bite to eat, head downstairs to Two Boots for a slice and a Coke.
  • a secret, in the form of a new york minute: metro-north trains leave roughly one minute after the posted departure time. do you dare test this theory?
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using public transportation. Especially during flu season. Theres a way to stay well.