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Location: 100 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Contact: 212.340.2210

Grand Central Terminal (often inaccurately referred to as Grand Central Station) is a beautiful Beaux-arts building in Midtown Manhattan Hotel. First opened in 1913, Grand Central Terminal underwent a massive restoration to restore it to its former glory, and is now both a transportation hub, as well as a destination in itself for visitors to New York City.

Grand Central Terminal Hours:

Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Shops are open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Grand Central Terminal Phone:
Metro-North Railroad information: (800) METRO-INFO.   Grand Central event information: 212.340.2210.

About Grand Central:
It's the place to meet on your way to and through New York City, but there's more to Grand Central than train tracks. (It's not called "Grand" for nothing.)

The terminal, a thruway for millions of commuters every week, offers many a chance to conjure up to romance of train travel. Built in 1913 and recently revitalized with Shops and Restaurants, Grand Central Station holds many secrets that you only need to look closely to see.

Atop the station is Campbell Apartment, '30s tycoon John W. Campbell's hideaway office and a luxurious escape from the bustle below.

Below the tracks of the Grand Central Station are levels of Shopping and Dining - from clothiers to florists to souvenir shops.

And don't forget to look up in the main concourse. The illustrated blue-green cathedral ceiling offers a different view of the nighttime sky, with constellations and other heavenly bodies-sometimes highlighted with a periodic zodiac laser show you may be lucky enough to catch.