Guide to New York
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Tourism in New York
New York City - where it all happens. Some 39 million foreign and American tourists visit New York each year. As many as one in four Americans can trace their roots back to Brooklyn. Small and large, old and new, hectic, loud, provocative, astonishing and powerful, Broadway and the Five Boroughs, Times Square and Fifth Avenue all contribute to the uniqueness that is New all contribute to the uniqueness that is New York. With a huge selection of museums, exhibitions, art and culture - New York City has it all.
Tourist attractions in New York include:
- The Statue of Liberty:
Work of the sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, and offered as a gift from France in the 19th century, The Statue of Liberty is the most well known symbol of New York and the United States. It stands on Liberty Island, as a welcome gesture to all returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants.
- Brooklyn Bridge:
One of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, the Brooklyn Bridge spans the East River, connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan.
- Central Park:
Central Park contains several artificial lakes, extensive walking paths, two ice skating rinks, numerous ponds, a wildlife sanctuary, and grassy areas used for various sporting pursuits.
Geography and Climate
An attribute that amplifies the diversity of the metropolis, New York City is situated on the three major islands of Manhattan, Staten Island, and western Long Island. The Bronx is the only borough that is part of the mainland United States.
The weather in New York varies with the seasons. Hot summers and cold winters are typical, with mild spring and fall seasons.
Culture in New York
The people of New York City, New Yorkers, share a unique culture rooted in centuries of immigration and city life. There is considerable diversity in this local culture, varying by ethnic group, social class and neighborhood. There is always something to do or see ranging from Central Park, Times Square and Wall Street to the world class museums including The Guggenheum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art.
The streets are always buzzing with energy - it's a "city that never sleeps".
Sport in New York
The most popular sport in New York is baseball. New York has two teams - the Yankees and the Mets - and as a favorite American pastime, the rivalry between the two teams can get fierce. When in New York, do not miss this experience!
New Yorkers are living the active life and you can see many fitness sports happening in local parks and recreational areas.
Shopping in New York
Shopping is extremely popular with many New York visitors. Fifth Avenue is the most famous place to shop but Greenwich Village, Union Square and the East Village are also good places to find great shopping.
There are many local markets too where you can find souvenirs and other gifts to take home.