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Cleopatra's Needle

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Upper East Side at 81st Street., Central Park, New York City, NY
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Reviewed April 10, 2019

This was probably the best work of art in the park. A genuine Egyptian needle. Pretty cool. Just behind the Met.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

This lovely and quaint jazz bar is the most authentic experience in the entire neighborhood. The talent on open mic night just blew my mind. From the sax, piano, vocals.....amazing!!! Great happy hour too. I’m officially addicted to this spot!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Overpriced and mediocre at best. Go anywhere else in the neighborhood - the food is prefab and the wine pours are tiny. Not worth the price.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

I've been to NYC many, many times and never knew this little gem existed. It is amazing to see such an artifact (3500 BC?) up close. I've always wanted to visit Egypt but this will have to do. Quite an amazing piece with an equally...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I almost walked my feet off trying to find “Cleopatra’s Needle!! It was well worth it though. I will never be able to travel to Egypt & right here in NYC, the Egyptians sent this fabulous piece of history to us as a gift in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a monument you must see.You have go thro Central park to have a closer look.This is about 3500 years old!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Heard about this Egyptian obelisk when on the bus tour but could not see it as it's behind the Met Museum when travelling along 5th Ave. Walked up through Central Park and there it was in all it's splendour....3500 years old standing erect.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We recently visited Central Park and enjoyed seeing some of the park monuments alongside spring blooms which were starting to fill the trees. This was particularly the case with Cleopatra's Needle, the 3500 year old Egyptian obelisk situated directly behind Central Park. The obelisk itself...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BradJill
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful. Historical symbol in our own Central Park. This authentic symbol of ancient Egypt is seen easily from the met museum or up claire se in b the park. Carved symbols in the object make. This a wonderful conversation item and photo op. It...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Last week my wife and I were touring inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and came around a corner in front of a huge window and there was the full length of Cleopatra's Needle perfectly framed in the window. I had never noticed that view...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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