New York City’s Rockefeller Center: Where culture meets community
NEW YORK — A row of vibrantly colored country flags sway with the wind, beckoning visitors to visit the vast outdoor skating rink and famous golden statue of Prometheus below. Visitors decked in warm winter clothing convene below the flags, chatting with one another, posing for photos and observing the skaters beneath them. This is Rockefeller Center, nestled in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Upper school journalism staff visited Rockefeller Center on Thursday, exploring its various shops, restaurants and monuments. First opened in 1933, the landmark continues to serve its purpose as a center of culture and community in the busy city. The staff recommends these three destinations, which offer a blend of entertainment, cultural exploration and edible delights.