“Grand Central Terminal stands as a universal symbol between New York City’s past and present.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Opened to the public in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal is located at 89 E. 42nd Street (at Park Avenue). Over 250,000 people commute through Grand Central every day.
It’s also a tourist attraction because of the amazing beaux-arts architecture.
Terminal? Hang on, isn’t it called Grand Central Station? The official website says:
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.
I think they need to sort that out as Grand Central Station sounds much better!
We wandered in to Grand Central and spent just a few minutes taking pictures. We didn’t really explore the place nor eat/shop there.
Apparently there is a ‘whispering gallery’ below the main concourse – you can whisper into one of the four archway corners and someone standing diagonally across in another archway can hear you. We didn’t bother with that.
Despite this low-key review, I’d recommend a visit – the main hall and the ornate tickets booths are spectacular. Plus it’s also free to enter.