New York, is a global power bustling city in the United States of America often called the cultural, financial and media capital of the world. In fact, it is the fast paced life of this city that inspired the term New York minute. Situated at the southern tip of the state of New York, it stands as a symbol of the epitome of urban development and is the largest metropolitan area in the world. Nicknamed 'The Big Apple' , New York is also one of the most populated megacities in the world with an estimated 20,320,876 people living in it according to the 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area.
New York is a city worth visiting simply to see one of the world’s busiest cities in action. But that’s not all, New York’s historical importance and rich heritage makes it a place tourists keep coming back to. Being a cosmopolitan city New York also offers some of the world’s tastiest food from different cultures, be it Harlem’s soul food or food from China Town or even New York’s famous Bagels, the food here is a gastronomical delight! Take a 60 mins cruise around the statue of liberty, visit the 9/11 memorial museum or take a walk down Brooklyn Bridge, there’s so much to be done here one trip just isn’t enough.
The Great White Way
A visit to the city, which has kept the pulse of the theater alive in the world of Movies and Netflix is incomplete without a visit to one of the 41 famous Broadway theatres! The Broadway has a history of hosting some of the world’s best dramas such as Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, The Phantom of the Opera and of course Wicked. Today having a show performed at Broadway is the highest honor that a theater group can attain and a mark of their success.
Mesmerising Concrete Jungle
New York as Alicia Keys calls it is the concrete jungle where dreams are made. Not surprisingly it is home to some of the tallest and most well-known skyscrapers. Be it the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower, the One World Trade Center or the Rockefeller Center, we have all seen them on the movie screen over and over again but seeing them up close is a completely different experience. Take in a panoramic view of the city scape from the free observation decks at the Empire State Building or One World observatory.
New York is made up of 5 boroughs, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Each of these boroughs have unique characteristics and each offer an array of tourist attractions. At Bronx we have the famous Bronx Zoo and the Van Cortlandt Golf Course. Poetry lovers can also visit Edgar Allen Poe’s cottage when they are here. At Staten Island you can avail the free ferry ride to lower manhattan.
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