25 NYC Tourist Activities That Are Actually Cool

Taking in the Chrysler Building

Neighborhood: Turtle Bay
Address: 405 Lexington Ave
Website: tishmanspeyer.com

One of the most beautiful buildings in the skyline, William Van Allen's Chrysler Building is an Art Deco masterpiece. Your folks will want to see because it gets mentioned in Annie. You can walk them around the grand lobby, have them gawk before it from the sidewalk, and then leave them with this great story: Walter Chrysler had his office and private residence built on the top three floors, because he wanted to ensure that his toilet was the highest in New York. That way, he could "look down upon the city from his porcelain throne and shit on Henry Ford and the rest of the world." Welcome to New York, Mom and Dad.

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