“Singing trees. Green birds. The snappy new day is here. You might wake up and play with your dog, Pete. You might build a chair of sticks, or chew some gum. You might do nothing at all. But while you are sitting there, there is a place in New York City that is the busiest, fastest, biggest place there is. It is a train station. This place is called Grand Central. One day you might (you must) go there."-Next Stop, Grand Central by Maira Kalman
- Down in the Subway by Miriam Cohen
- My Subway Ride by Paul DuBois Jacobs
- Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman
- Subway Ride by Heather Lynn Miller
- Subway by Christoph Niemann
- Subway by Anastasia Suen
Grand Central Terminal, 15 Vanderbilt Avenue, East 42nd Street between Vanderbilt and Park Avenues, Midtown Manhattan, New York City; (212) 514-370; www.grandcentralterminal.com; Open daily from 5:30 AM to 2:00 AM.
Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Grand Central Station—Lower Concourse, New York, New York 10001; (212) 490-6650; www.oysterbarny.com.
Other Fun Places to Visit at Grand Central:
New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central Terminal, Located just off the Main Concourse in the Shuttle Passage; (212) 878-0106.
Pylones, Grand Central Terminal, Shuttle Passage; (212) 867-0969; www.pylones-usa.com (has all sorts of things that you certainly don’t need, but will have to have once you see them: brightly painted maracas and jump ropes chicken tape dispensers, mermaid bottle openers, Lego calculators, and ladybug staplers).