“Grand Central Terminal stands as a universal symbol between New York City’s past and present.”~ JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS.
Glory of Commerce Sculpture meets the Chrysler Building.
Navigating the subway and other transportation arteries in Manhattan, can be daunting especially in the summer months when it is hot and muggy.
The Grand Central Terminal serves commuters traveling on the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in New York, as well as to Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. The terminal also contains a connection to the New York City Subway at Grand Central–42nd Street.
Where is Grand Central Terminal located?
Grand Central Terminal is located at 89 E. 42nd Street (at Park Avenue).
Over 250,000 people commute through Grand Central every day on Metro-North trains, on the subway, and on New York City buses.
The Grand Central Station still remains my favorite Station (except when you get on the subway platform) when I visit NYC, even though the One World Trade Center is holding it’s own being new, crisp and modern.
This historic world-famous landmark in Midtown Manhattan is not simply a transportation hub—it’s also a shopping, dining, and cultural destination with 60 shops, 35 places to eat, and a full calendar of events all under one magnificent roof.
The Apple Store
Opened to the public in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal is a story of great engineering, survival and rebirth.
Grand Central Terminal’s distinctive architecture and interior design have earned it several landmark designations, including as a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The terminal is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, with 21.9 million visitors in 2013, excluding train and subway passengers.
According to information on its official website, Grand Central Terminal goes by many names, including Grand Central, the Terminal, and GCT. Just don’t call us “Grand Central Station”—that refers to the US Post Office down the street or the subway station below.
42nd Street subway platform (rush hour)
One of Grand Central’s main attractions, the four-faced opal clock, sits in the center of the Main Concourse above the Information Booth and is often the meeting place for visitors and locals alike. You know you’re a New Yorker when you’ve told a friend to “meet me at the clock”!
Four Face Brass Clock
Ceiling with with Zodiac painted backwards
Grand Central not only helps you reach your destination, it is a destination!