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The Mother of all Tours: Why Circle Line is the Best Way To Tour New York City

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After 70 Years of Cruising NYC’s Waterways, Here’s Why Circle Line is the Best Tour in the City

If you’re reading this, then you’re thinking of touring one of the greatest cities in the entire world: New York. The Big Apple is often referred to as the “City that Never Sleeps,” and it got its nickname for a reason. It is the most populated city in the United States, known as the financial capital of the world and is seen as a major cultural hub due to the early twentieth century mass immigration. New York City consists of five boroughs: “trendy” Brooklyn, “food heavy” Queens, “powerhouse” Manhattan, the “cultural” Bronx, and “traditional” Staten Island. NYC is home to many corporate offices for commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Additionally, it is home to the headquarters of the United Nations.

Circle Line: As Seen on TV

On Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 we celebrated our 70th Anniversary; seven decades of innovation, storytelling, and heritage. 

To commemorate this milestone, we treated cruise passengers and pier passersby to day-long activities on our pier including a pop-up preview of the Circle Line Museum which showcased memorable photos from the last 70 years, ship memorabilia and Circle Line historic artifacts.Performances were made by the Broadway musical “On the Town,” and an airbrush tattoo artist applied fun nautical inspired tattoos. In addition, complimentary ice cream was offered to guests from a vintage Good Humor ice cream truck all day long.

Celebrating Circle Line’s 70th Anniversary: Looking Back In Time At New York’s History

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Circling Back: A Look At How NYC Has Changed Since Circle Line's First Cruise Sailed

Circle Line Cruises has come a long way from our original start in back in 1945. We’ve hosted over 60 million passengers on our sightseeing cruises since then, and are proud of our deep roots in the city’s history. We’ve grown with it, adapted to the changing times with it, and like any true New Yorker, we’ve stuck it out through thick and thin, all in the name of the city we love so much.

Heart-Pounding New York City Attractions Especially For Thrill-Seekers

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Exciting Things To Do In NYC For Adrenaline Junkies

Folks don’t call New York the “City That Never Sleeps” for nothing. Anything you could possibly want is readily available at almost any hour of the day. You want a slice of pizza at 3 AM? We got it. Want to head to a beach? Take the train; it’s only an hour away and you don’t have to drive. Feel like pushing your adrenaline to the limits and taking no prisoners? NYC has plenty of ways to satisfy that craving too! We’ve compiled a list of the most worthy attractions to get your heart pumping and your bladder weakening, including a shameless plug for one attraction that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Circle Line. Ready for action? Read on!

Real New York City Couples & Their Amazing Love Stories

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True New York Love Stories

New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American. 

Live Jazz Music Fan? Check Out The Jazz Clubs NYC Has To Offer

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All That Jazz: Hot Spots For Live Jazz In NYC

The 1920s were an age of great social and political change. For the first time in American history, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic boom shifted the population into a “consumer society.” Coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the twenties were also the start of what has come to be known as the Jazz Age. Transformed by soulful jazz, nightclubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the energy of the economic boom, culture took a front seat in furthering Manhattan’s development. Radio, tabloid newspapers, and movies with sound appeared; the silver screen illuminated Times Square. Competing new skyscrapers were built in Midtown in one of the greatest building booms in history. In less than ten years Manhattan became the social, cultural, and commercial hub of the United States, and in some ways, the world.

Taking A Field Trip To New York? Why A Circle Line Cruise Is One Of The Best Options In The City For Meeting STEM Requirements

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NYC Field Trips: Let Circle Line Help Your Students Learn While Having Fun

When you think about planning a field trip in New York City, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s so much to do and see, with so little time to do it, no matter how long you spend in the city. So if you plan on taking your students to the Big Apple, why not consider a boat tour? Not only will you be able to see many of the sights and sounds that you would while walking, but you’ll spend a fraction of the time and the energy required to do so, and you won’t have to worry about stragglers falling behind and getting lost in a crowd. In addition, the breathtaking views of the city will give you and your class another perspective of New York City that they may not have seen before. A safe and organized way to bring your class on an NYC tour? Tell you more? OK, read on…

New York City's Living Irish History

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NYC’s Irish History & Where It Lives Today

When you think of New York City, most think of a city rich in ethnic diversity. As the most densely populated city in the United States, New York is a global powerhouse that’s filled with history and as St. Patrick’s Day draws near, we wanted to pay tribute to the Irish culture embedded in the city’s history. No, we’re not suggesting to show your Irish pride by stumbling around the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but as you do. For the rest of us, we’ll be staying as far away as possible from the parade’s proximity (Fifth Ave from 44th St to 79th St) on March 17th.  So, without further adieu, here is a compiled list of 5 Irish landmarks to visit during this prideful time of the year.

Sugar Hill New York: A Spoonful of History About The Famous Manhattan Neighborhood

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The Story Behind Sugar Hill

You must take the A train
To go to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem

If you miss the A train
You'll find you missed the quickest way to Harlem

-Excerpt from Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train”



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Key NYC Sights to Visit to Commemorate Black History Month

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Places Celebrating, Honoring & Influenced By NYC’s Rich African-American History

February marks the end of the football season, a groundhog’s opinion on the fate of winter, and the time of the year where stores are filled with candy hearts and romantic cards to sweeten Valentine’s Day. Aside from these trivial cultural milestones, February also marks something truly important: a month-long celebration of African-American history.

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