Big City Helicopter Tour for One or Two from Zip Aviation (Up to 49% Off)

Though the human mind longs for flight, the human body craves the soothing foot massages of gravel driveways. Get your feet off the ground with today’s Groupon to Zip Aviation. Choose between two options:

  • For $149, you get an 18- to 20-minute Big City helicopter tour for one (a $245 value).
  • For $249, you get an 18- to 20-minute Big City helicopter tour for two (a $490 value).

Zip Aviation’s professional celestial chauffeurs whisk patrons across the New York skyline upon the cushy seats of state-of-the-art Bell helicopters. Patrons soar above the five boroughs during an 18- to 20-minute Big City tour, while knowledgeable guides regale them with information in their choice of English, Spanish, French, German, or select dialects of Pig Latin. Marvel at the Hot Wheel–size cars lining the George Washington Bridge, and pay respects as the vessel troupes past the General Grant National Memorial tomb. Tours end with a jaunt to the Yankee Stadium, where passengers can wave to fanatical off-season crowds and savor the lingering scent of tragically out-of-reach sausages. Zip Aviation is often particularly busy during holidays, so reservations are recommended well in advance and holiday tours are subject to availability.

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“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

– George Washington

 

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

Festival highlights include lighthouse tours with the Urban Park Rangers, live music including a special musical performance of “Thanks to the Lighthouse,” guest readings of the classic children’s book, “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge,” fishing clinics, arts & crafts, and delicious food. This event is free for everyone.

History of the Lighthouse

Illustrated by Lynd Ward, this tale of the friendship between the tiny beacon and the George Washington Bridge introduced children around the world to the red, round, and very, very proud little lighthouse in New York.

Built in 1880, the 40-foot tower was moved in 1921 to Jeffrey’s Hook, a rocky point on the Hudson River near Manhattan’s northern edge. The Lighthouse warned ships away from the shore as they made their way down the narrow channel between New York and New Jersey.

However, when construction of the George Washington Bridge was completed in 1931, the brilliant lights of the bridge’s 600-foot towers overwhelmed the little Lighthouse. In 1947, it was officially decommissioned and abandoned, and by 1951, the Little Red Lighthouse was slated for demolition – its cast-iron shell to be sold for scrap.

Hearing this news, thousands of children who had loved Swift’s book started a nationwide campaign to save the Little Red Lighthouse. Thanks in part to their efforts, ownership of the Lighthouse was transferred from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Today, visitors climb a long, iron stair to the top of the tower, where the lantern room is again fitted with a working lens that blinks proudly at cargo barges and passenger ships sailing under the George Washington Bridge.

The Little Red Lighthouse is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of the Historic House Trust.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)
West 181 Street and Plaza Lafayette
New York, York
 

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***NYC HURRICANE UPDATE***

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: Traffic drives over ...

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The Port Authority has closed the lower level of the George Washington Bridge. The upper level remains open at this hour.  A tornado watch has been issued for the tri-state area until 5AM.

STAY SAFE 😕

 

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