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CC Snapshot New York City: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

In one of America’s most trendy cities, there is little doubt its convention center would be one of the most versatile and innovative in the industry. Originally completed in 1986, the Big Apple’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, with now 2.1 million square feet of space, hosts 80 conventions and tradeshows and 70 other special events annually.

Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, N.Y., U.S.
Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, N.Y., U.S.

In addition to its four levels of nine separate self-contained halls, able to accommodate mixed events of any size, the stunning 15-story glass and steel Crystal Palace offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River, providing a perfect space for a gala gathering, press conference or other events. This entire dramatic space has been renovated, including the replacement of every pane of glass, giving it a well-deserved up-to-date look.This maturing Center received a multi-million dollar facelift, enhancing its appeal to woo the city’s convention and tradeshow traffic, revitalizing Manhattan’s West Side. Completed in 2014, every inch of this facility has been included in the five-year renovation, from the installation of a 6.75 acre green roof to its interior decor.

Being all made up and dressed to kill, the Javits Center is poised to become as sought-after as the city it occupies.

Eat
No visit to the Village would be complete without the taste of some great Italiano. Since 1929, John’s of Bleecker Street Coal Fired Brick Oven Pizzeria has been serving the Village’s best New York style pizza, pasta and salads. For more information, visit johnsbrickovenpizza.com.

Sleep
Classic “Old New York” is fully embodied at the 3 West Club, a historic Midtown hotel complete with crystal chandeliers, high ceilings and art deco touches. Centrally located off of 5th Avenue, it is only a short walk from Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. The property also offers more than 7,000 square feet of meeting space to hold corporate seminars, board meetings, private dining and elegant receptions.

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  • Honor
    New York City rebuilds triumphantly with the rising up of the new World Trade Center (WTC) complex. Its dramatic centerpiece, One World Trade Center, will dominate the iconic skyline with 104 stories in Lower Manhattan, making it the city’s tallest structure. In its shadows are two large footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. This beautiful exterior space has transformed these footprints into the largest cascading waterfalls in the U.S. as the focal point of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
  • Watch
    Twinkling lights, a sea of yellow taxicabs and hot dog vendors on every corner. This is New York City. But nestled in the hustle and bustle of this busy city is Broadway theater entertainment, which remains one of the most popular attractions in the Big Apple. Broadway is the name of Manhattan’s famed street and home to the worldwide leader in stage entertainment. Celebrities turned stage actors and world-class sets and costumes set the stage for 40 theaters that are an absolute must-see entertainment for travelers in NYC.

Traveler Tip
The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission reported that Uber cars have officially outnumbered traditional yellow taxi cabs that were once so ingrained in the New York landscape. Zip around the Big Apple with the Uber app at uber.com/cities/new-york

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