The big Apple, like the most forbidden fruit, annually attracts millions of travelers.
As one of the biggest cities in the world, new York is always crowded with tourists.
With famous landmarks at every step you will take time to explore all the sights of new York. Opportunities for travel in this city is endless. Some people come here to see a Broadway show, others come for the shopping, but they all strive to see as many iconic landmarks in new York. Among them is the statue of Liberty, Empire state building, Brooklyn bridge, Central Park, historic neighborhoods and world famous museums. At any time of year and any time there is an endless number of activities.
The Statue Of Liberty
The statue of Liberty was a gift of France to America. The monument was created in 1886 and remains a famous world symbol of freedom and one of the most recognizable symbols of the United States. This is one of the largest statues in the world, with a wonderful view of new York Harbor and Lower Manhattan. It is located on Liberty Island, where you can be reached during short boat trips. To see the statue from shore, best suited battery Park sits on the South side of Manhattan. It offers beautiful views of new York Harbor and the statue of Liberty. From battery Park, visitors can take a ferry to the statue and Ellis island. In the middle of the season, as in any other time of the year it is best to book tickets in advance. Tickets on the official steam often sold out in a few days, and you will have to use more expensive services of private carriers. The most popular three-hour excursion to the statue of Liberty and Ellis island.
The Empire State Building
Along with the statue of Liberty, the Empire state building is included in the list of the most famous landmarks in new York. 381-metre high 102-storey building was the tallest in the world until 41 years later was built the first tower of the world trade center. Topped with a mooring mast for airships, the Empire state building instantly became a symbol for new York city, once opened in 1931. The skyscraper includes two heated glassed-in observation deck on the 86 and 102 floor. To the platform on the 86th floor can be reached via a high-speed automatic Elevator, and from the 102nd floor on clear days offers an overview of more than 100 kilometers, discovering the neighboring States of new Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The queue to visit the Empire state building is almost always long, especially during peak season, so you should buy a ticket in advance.
Central Park — a popular walking place for residents of new York. It is this huge Park in the center of the city makes new York such a beautiful city, not just a concrete jungle. Many new York sights are concentrated within the boundaries of the Park, which has been shown in countless TV series and movies. Among the most famous places in the green zone it should be noted strawberry Fields (Strawberry Hills), Central Park Zoo and a Lake used for skating in the winter. Walks in the Park are always fun, but renting a bike will make them much less tiring. Bike can be much faster to explore all the beauty of Central Park in new York.
A Broadway show is one of the most prominent events when visiting new York. The quintessence of the best traditions of the American theater — Broadway for a long time considered to be one of the theatrical centers of the world. This great location offers guests to see both the most recent shows and classics. The Broadway theatre district includes many establishments where it is better to buy tickets in advance.
Lane Schubert, the famous pedestrian alley in the theater district, where are located the two most famous theatre. Historically, numerous actors have sought to speak out in these theatres, sponsored by the theater Baron Sam S. Shubert. Other sites include the legendary restaurant Sardi’s, where were gathered many famous actors and Theater Music Box.
The Metropolitan Museum of art
The Metropolitan Museum of art, or just “Meth”, was founded in 1870. Permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of art contains over 2 million works of art. Outstanding section of the collection include American decorative arts, arms and military equipment, costumes, Egyptian art, musical instruments and photographs, along with many other artifacts. The cloisters in Northern Manhattan branch of the Metropolitan Museum that centers on the art and architecture of medieval Europe. This landmark of new York is one of the most visited museums in the world at any time of the year.
The Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller center is a popular shopping and entertainment complex in the middle of Manhattan, home to NBC-TV, radio and other media. His incredibly popular outdoor skating rink in the winter. At Christmas, there is set a huge Christmas tree. Inside there are shops, restaurants and an observation deck. The International Building is located the famous sculpture of Atlas. The main Central part — the 70-storey RCA building. It’s a thin, tall structure with views of Midtown. If you are looking for a place to study the urban landscape, visit the observation deck Top of the Rock. “Deck” consists of three floors and is located on 67, 69 and 70 floors. The inner and outer part of the observation deck are open to the public day and night. Buy your ticket on the platform of Rockefeller center in advance to make sure you explore this landmark of new York.
Fifth Avenue long had a reputation for the main shopping area of new York. Many top designers have opened their flagship stores. Cartier, Tiffany, Bergdorf-Goodman, the famous Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, and of course Saks Fifth Avenue along with other international brands adorn the chic Avenue. Even if you don’t like shopping — don’t miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful street just to walk around.
Built in 1883 the Brooklyn bridge was the world’s first bridge made of steel. The iconic structure crosses the East river from Manhattan. The bridge is an American symbol that has inspired generations of poets, songwriters and painters. Engineer John Roebling began work on the project in 1855, and devised every detail, from two granite towers up to four steel cables. In June of 1869 establishing the ferry tower leg got crushed Roebling, and three weeks later he died of tetanus. By the architect’s son Washington took the reins of management of construction in their hands and fulfill the great plans of his father. In 1872, however, Washington fell ill with caisson disease, which made him incapable. The bridge is decorated with two large stone towers, connected by arches of Gothic form. They are four cables that cross the East river. Brooklyn bridge includes a list of the top attractions in new York.
Previously Longacre Square, times Square was renamed in 1904 after the tower new York times. Being the heart of the Theater District, times Square fell into disrepair during the great Depression, when many theaters were closed. But the city was able to revitalize the area, getting numerous corporations, including Disney. Today, times Square has become a much safer place, both day and night. With numerous shops for excellent shopping, theatres and plenty of restaurants and bars, not to mention the giant billboards, times Square attracts millions of tourists.
The Chrysler building
The Chrysler building is one of the most recognizable landmarks in new York. Although the building never did a car company Chrysler, the skyscraper in the Art Deco style remains firmly associated with the auto giant. Its spire resembles a car radiator grill with a series of triangular Windows. The facade of Gargoyles modeled after the hood ornaments. Built in 1929, the Chrysler building was, for a time the tallest building in the world, but remains the epitome of Art Deco architecture to this day.
Public library of new York
The main branch of the new York public library was designed by architects, Carrere & Hastings in the Beaux arts. Library with its impressive rooms is a prominent landmark of the city of new York, which was featured in many films and television series. Visitors have noted a friendly warm atmosphere that prevails here. But this building is known not only as the main branch — in fact, the library is located in building Stephen A. Schwarzman. The building opened in 1911 and its Main Reading room occupies two city blocks. The Periodicals room of the library contains 10,000 journals.
The Guggenheim Museum in new York
The Museum of modern art Solomon R. Guggenheim houses one of the finest collections of modern art in the world. Unique building in the shape of a giant white shell was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1943. Visitors take the Elevator to the top floor and descend the spiral ramp, looking at paintings. Works by Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Leger and many other artists are presented here for review.
Single spiral ramps of Wright’s highly inventive and functional, while the exterior design of the shell was carefully designed to resemble a sculpture. During construction, Wright fought with the city authorities, who demanded the presence of one fire escape to the floor. Wright claimed the building consists of one continuous floor because extra ladders here is not required. Not surprisingly, this unusual attraction in new York is so popular.
Stretching 8 city blocks from Broadway to South Street, the world famous wall street is another iconic place in new York. This street and surrounding areas are home to the world renowned stock exchanges including new York stock exchange, NASDAQ and Commodity exchange. Nearby the impressive Trinity Church and the Federal reserve. Wall street is a popular landmark of new York city, where is always a lot of tourists.
The Cathedral Of St. Patrick
St. Patrick’s Cathedral — one of the finest examples of Gothic revival architecture in new York, with its large bronze doors weighing 20,000 pounds each, white marble facade, 330-foot spires, Large Body, tall Windows, a bronze canopy and a statue of the Pieta from the lady Chapel. The Cathedral can accommodate 2,400 visitors with more than 5.5 million guests annually. This is the main destination of both believers and tourists. The building was built in 1879, is carefully restored and maintained throughout its history.
South Street Seaport
Seaport South Street was the port of new York during the 19th century. Today, after reconstruction and development, a seaport filled with shops, restaurants, historical monuments and museums, the Fulton Fish market and the Brooklyn bridge with East river. Historic boats are on the mooring at the piers, and a ferry-19th century, offers a Harbor cruise. This Historic Area lies between the East river, Brooklyn bridge, Fletcher alley and South Streets. It is not as popular with tourists as other attractions in new York, but also worthy of a visit.
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