"Grand Central Station" Grand Central Terminal Tip by apbeaches

Grand Central Terminal, New York City: 107 reviews and 185 photos

Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower. The terminal covers an area of 48 acres.

The terminal serves commuters traveling on the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in New York State, and Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.

My favorite market is on the East side of the main hall; Murray's cheese shop, fresh fish, flowers, appetizing, Penzey Spices... are reasonably priced and all beautifully displayed. The Dining Concourse is below the Main Concourse. It contains many fast food outlets and restaurants, including the world-famous Oyster Bar with its Guastavino tile vaults, surrounding central seating and lounge areas and provides access to the lower level tracks. On the main floor is a wine shop, large newstand, Zaro's, card shop, coffee shops, Neuhaus chocolates, Grand Central Optical s, Papyrus ...

Address: 42nd St & Park Ave.
Directions: Between Vanderbilt Ave. & Park Ave.
Phone: (212) 340-2583
Website: http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 13, 2009
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