Built between 1847 and 1851 as a munitions supply depot for the New York State National Guard, this landmark brick building was designed...
Central Park Zoo
Officially known as the Central Park Wildlife Center, this small zoo is home to penguins, snow leopards and lemurs. Feeding times in the...
Tisch Children's Zoo
Attached to the Central Park Zoo, Tisch Children’s Zoo is a petting zoo with pot-bellied pigs, a cow and mini-Nubian goats. It's perfect...
Once a month this opulent mansion-museum hosts a Sunday concert that brings world-renowned performers such as cellist Yehuda Hanani and...
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Temple Emanu-El information
Founded in 1845 as the first Reform synagogue in New York, this temple, completed in 1929, is now one of the largest Jewish houses of worship in the world. An imposing Romanesque structure, it is more than 175ft long and 100ft tall, with a brilliant, hand-painted ceiling with gold details.
The structure also boasts 60 stained-glass windows and a massive rose window whose dozen panels represent the 12 tribes of Israel. Other stained-glass elements pay tribute to notable synagogues, including the Altneuschul in Prague (the oldest continually used Jewish house of worship in the world). The ark containing the Torah scrolls, on the eastern wall, is surrounded by a glittering glass-and-marble mosaic arch.
The temple is home to the small Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica , with more than 650 pieces that date back to the 14th century.