New York City: The American Dream
New York epitomises the American Dream, “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness”. With over 8.2 million residents at the last census in 2005, 36% of the population born outside the USA, and 170 languages spoken within an area of 322 square miles (830 km²), New York City is the biggest, most cosmopolitan and densely populated city in the United States. For more than a century it has been one of the world's major centres of commerce and finance. New York is rated as an alpha world city for its global influence in media, politics, education, entertainment and fashion. NYC is the city where everything is possible! City of Freedom!
New York, New York Let's face it New York City has it all! From historic landmarks and Broadway theatres to hundreds of museums - attractions are everywhere! The Big Apple has so much to see that it is hard to know where to start. Don’t miss the world-famous Times Square, the breathtaking views from the Empire State Building, Wall Street, the Museum of Modern Art masterpieces, the Chrysler Building, the Rockefeller Centre with its Radio City music hall and numerous shopping and dining opportunities and the Statue of Liberty, New York's historic symbol of freedom. Central Park has offered a welcome escape from the concrete jungle of New York City for over 150 years. Take a walk, a boat ride or just enjoy a picnic in Central Park and discover for yourself why Central Park is so popular.
Multi-cultural Environment New York consists of 5 boroughs, each one with its specific ambience and attractions. The largest is Brooklyn, rich in history, a diverse cultural landscape, with attractions like Brooklyn Bridge or the world famous Coney Island Beach. The Bronx,a world-famous attraction in itself, is diverse in artistic expression, has miles of parks, and over 60 landmarks and historic districts as where break dancing and hip hop were born. Home of the expansive Central Park, Manhattan is the essential chic, exclusive NYC borough. Queens, a borough of choices, was recently named the most diverse county in the nation. And finally Staten Island located near Queens, is rich in New York history with its many historical sites, colonial buildings and the city's oldest elementary school. No doubt you’ll find something to see or to do in each of the New York boroughs.
Where everything is bigger... The world's tallest buildings are in New York. From the Park Row Building, to the Singer Building, or the MetLife Building, then the Manhattan Company tower, the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, to the World Trade Centre and its proposed replacement, New York has been a world leader in stretching its achievements skyward. Despite the forest of skyscrapers, most buildings have distinctive looks and special features. Admire the view from the top, put your head in the clouds!
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