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Blueprint

Ever walk down a street and spot a building that caught your fancy? Well, the wraps are finally coming off some of the City’s most impressive landmarks. Watch "Blueprint: New York City," a show that takes you in and around buildings that grab the attention of visitors and native New Yorkers alike. Let NYC life take you behind the scenes at City Hall, Gracie Mansion and other NYC greats.  


  Parks (Special)
Blueprint: Parks chronicles the history of the City's flagship parks in each borough. These parks include Central Park in Manhattan, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the Greenbelt in Staten Island, and Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx.

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  Central Park
Few would disagree that Central Park is the most visionary piece of urban planning this world has seen; and with millions of visitors each year, fewer still can imagine New York City without it. In this episode of 'Blueprint | NYC' we trace the history of Manhattan's green oasis: from the inception of its uniquely American design, to its decline and rebirth.

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  Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights became New York City's first neighborhood to be designated as an historic district, and for good reason - it was the heart of the abolitionist movement and the homes and churches that adorn its streets, are some of the finest examples of American architecture. With the help of the Brooklyn Historical Society, 'Blueprint | NYC' tells the story of this remarkable neighborhood: from Henry Ward Beecher's Plymouth Church to the construction of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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  Flatbush Avenue
Take a tour down the heart of Brooklyn on Flatbush Avenue. Visit the Williamsburg Savings Bank tower, with its breathtaking views and exceptionally ornate banking hall. Get an up-close look at the art and architecture of Grand Army Plaza, including the Soldier’s & Sailor’s Memorial Arch and the Brooklyn Public Library. Look into Brooklyn’s agricultural past at the 18th century Lefferts Historic House and visit Floyd Bennett Field, where Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes made aviation history.

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  Wave Hill
Wave Hill is a spectacular public garden and cultural center located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades, its twenty-eight acres feature gardens, greenhouses and woodlands and provide an oasis of serenity throughout the year. Join us as we celebrate the seasons at Wave Hill.

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  Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is celebrated for its rich history, its sophisticated yet playful architecture, and decades of groundbreaking performances. Nestled in the heart of Fort Greene, it is a beacon to performers and arts lovers from around the world. Join us as we visit a place that has enriched the Blueprint of New York City.

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  Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Situated in the heart of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a collection of gardens that stretch over 52 acres and contain more than 10,000 varieties of plants. These “gardens within a garden” are dedicated to education, research, and the display of horticulture. Let’s take a walk through this living museum.

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  Governors Island
In the middle of New York Harbor sits one of the most historic places in America. Governor's Island helped secure our independence, witnessed thousands of men being sent off to war and hosted a conference that helped end the cold war. Join us for a tour of one of New York City's most unique landmarks.

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  Brooklyn Museum
New York City is widely regarded as the cultural capital of the world. And nothing better represents this than the Brooklyn Museum. Located on Eastern Parkway in Central Brooklyn, its collections represent almost every culture and corner of the world ranging from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art. Join us for a tour of one of the nation's premier art institutions.

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  Brooklyn Bridge
New York City has over 2-thousand bridges, but only one is among the most celebrated structures in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge is heralded for its engineering genius, its architectural elegance, and its remarkable history. Join us as we visit a landmark that transformed the blueprint of New York City.

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  Gracie Mansion
Since 1941 Gracie Mansion has been the official residence of nine New York City mayors and their families. However the history of the site goes back much further - to 1646. Gracie Mansion is a fixture in the annals of great New York City landmarks.

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  City Hall
New York City's City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the nation still used today as a center for City government. For 200 years this building has been at the center of politics, protests and civic celebrations. This landmark is one of the building blocks on the blueprint for the greatest city in the world.

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  Snug Harbor
When Sailors' Snug Harbor opened its gates on Staten Island in 1833 it was the first maritime home and hospital for retired seamen in the United States. Today the Snug Harbor Cultural Center is an 83-acre landmark historic district offering museums, performance spaces, gardens and artists' studios. Join us for a tour of this magnificent center for the arts.

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