The UN HQ sits on an 18-acre site between 42nd and 48th Streets, and between First Avenue and the East River. It is noted for its gardens and outdoor sculpture. There is a charge for the tours of the General Assembly and Secretariat but you can visit the Visitor's Lobby for free (although you do have to pass through a security checkpoint). There are two levels to the lobby area which includes a gallery, a gift shop, and a bookshop. If just visiting the lobby, don't join any queues once you're in the lobby - just find your way around. There is little in the way of signs to tell you where you can go - this is the UN, well-meaning but not well organized.
1st Ave at 46th St
Nearest Transit: Lexington-3rd Aves-51st St (Lines: 6,E,V)
United Nations Headquarters and Nearby Attractions on Map
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Flatiron Building(2.1 km)
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Empire State Building(1.5 km)
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Chrysler Building(0.7 km)
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Grand Central Terminal(0.7 km)
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Rockefeller Center(1.4 km)
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Building(2 km)
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