David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building Tours
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An imposing sight incorporating Roman, Renaissance, classical, and beaux arts styles, the David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building is one of the world’s largest government office buildings. Constructed in 1914, then named after a former New York City mayor in 2015, the structure is a draw for architecture and history fans.
Standing 40 stories high, just north of the Brooklyn Bridge, the David N. Dinkins building makes a big statement. Fronted by a triumphal-style arch, the structure is crowned by a central tower and gilded copper statue symbolizing New York City’s boroughs. Guided excursions focused on the food and history of the area typically include a pause to admire and discuss the building’s facade, as do select Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge walking and biking tours.
Things to Know Before You Go
- It’s possible to enter the ground floor of the David N. Dinkins building, but you must go through security screening. Also, the plain interior doesn’t match up to the magnificent exterior.
- The ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Located at the intersection of Centre and Chamber streets, just east of City Hall Park, the David N. Dinkins building is easy to get to by subway. Take the 1, 2, A, C, or E line to Chamber Street station, or the 4, 5, 6, J, or M line to Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall. Drivers will find several paid parking garages in the area.
When to Get There
The ground floor of the David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. For a beautiful view, walk along the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset or at night, when the building’s tower and statue are illuminated.
Must-Sees at the David N. Dinkins Municipal Building
From City Hall Park, gaze up at the figure of Civic Fame atop the central tower—her 5-point crown signifies the city’s five boroughs. Then, get closer to see the central entrance arch and plaza—the latter’s columns appear embedded in the main structure. Finally, head to the building’s CityStore, where you’ll find a top-notch collection of official NYC souvenirs and books.
Address: 1 Centre St., New York 10007, USA
5 Tours and Activities to Experience David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building
From stroopwafel to mozzarella to knishes; there are many amazing eats on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. On this small-group walking tour, discover the neighborhood's diverse cultural heritage and learn how its immigration history has influenced its dynamic foodie scene. Along the way, visit markets, bakeries, and restaurants, and sample delicacies from all around the world.
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Travel the city like a real New Yorker—and discover Lower Manhattan’s top attractions in the space of a single tour—when you explore the city by bike. Pick between multiple daily tour times, meet your guide in the area, and grab your bike and helmet. Then, explore the sights with just a small group for company: you’ll glide past the Manhattan Bridge, South Street Seaport, Wall Street, Trinity Church, the World Trade Center, and much more.
From a city of 30, 000 people at the time of the Revolution, New York City's population mushroomed to over a million eighty years later. The rise of the Brooklyn Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time, represented the city bursting onto the world stage. After the great bridge rose out of the depths of the river floor to tower over the booming metropolis. Just three short years later the Statue of Liberty would rise in the harbor, and steel frames would allow buildings to reach for the stars, but it all started with the Brooklyn Bridge.
One of the most photogenic attractions in New York City is the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which is the star of the show on this Brooklyn photography tour designed for photo fanatics. Get ready to snap great pictures once you meet-up with your group of fellow photo enthusiasts on the Manhattan side of the bridge. As you walk across, capture the bridge's bold design, admire the views of the Manhattan skyline, and even get a few tips on lighting and composition from your guide.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
1.24 h free airport pick-up service 2.After client get pick up, they have option of go hotel directly or choosing our option day tour or night tour 3.Free Breakfast at the hotel 4.One free bottle of water/person/day 5.Complimentary admission for exciting Maid of the Mist boat tour and the Liberty Cruise 6.Niagara Falls hotel locates only Five-Minute-Walk from Niagara Falls 7.Enjoy the illumination night view of Niagara Falls 8.Explore D.C. and inside visit for capitol 9.Explore the big apple New York City and take you to Vessel, the new landmark of NYC 10.Unique walking tour connected by subway to explore down-town mid-town and up-town Manhattan which brings you a different sensation(subway ticket is included) 11.Visit West point the first military academy which graduate two presidents of USA and Woodbury shopping for the clothing and accessories with bargain price 12.Hotel can be upgraded to mid-town Manhattan
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building?
The best ways to experience David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building are:
- NYC Lower East Side Food and Culture Small-Group Tour
- Lower Manhattan Bike Tour
- Private Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO
- Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views
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