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Here are our top 10 picks: NUMBER 10: TIMES SQUARE Times Square is one of the busiest pedestrian areas in the world, located in the heart of Manhattan.
It is famous for its enormous electrifiedads creating a surreal neon atmosphere, as well as famous theatres, shopping, and dining.
It attracts over 50 million visitors every year.
Times Square got its name fromthe New York Times Tower, headquarters of the New York Times newspaper built in 1904, when the area became the epicenterof New York’s social elite.
1904 was also the year when first electrifiedads appeared in the square.
Times Square is also the center of New York’sentertainment industry with its Broadway Theater District, and the venue of New Year’s Eveball drop, which is probably one of the most famous New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world.
Did you know that every night at exactly 11:57PM, the screens on Times Square transforminto a three-minute art show? NUMBER 9: ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY & 9/11 MEMORIAL One World Observatory is an observation deck situated on the top floors of One World TradeCenter, also called the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in North America and thetallest building on the Western hemisphere.
One World Observatory provides amazing panoramicviews of New York City from above 1, 250 feet.
You will enter the Observatory through animpressive elevator ride featuring a virtual time-lapse recreating the development of NewYork City’s skyline from 1, 500s to present day and the descent back to ground level feelslike a virtual helicopter ride around the building.
When you enter the observatory, there is ashort video presentation about New York and eventually, the screen rises and reveals theimpressive New York skyline below.
What an amazing experience.
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One World Trade Center is the main buildingof the area known as World Trade Center complex, rebuilt after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Just outside the Freedom Tower, there is the 9/11 memorial, located exactly where the World Trade Centertwin towers once stood, represented by two square reflecting pools.
You can visit The Survivor Tree, a tree thatsurvived the 9/11 attacks.
The 9/11 Museum is also part of the memorial.
Don’t miss the Oculus, an impressive terminalstation on the PATH system, part of the World Trade Center complex, which peacefully blendswith the surrounding architecture.
NUMBER 8: PARKS New York City is home to hundreds of parks and recreation areas offering a great escape from the busy city streets.
Here are some of the best parksin New York City: The High Line, a nearly 1.
5-mile-long elevatedpark, built on a former railroad spur, redesigned as a living system full of amazing green areas above New York.
You can enter the High Line park through oneof the 11 entrances and stroll, read a book, or simply soak in the atmosphere.
Here you’ll also find food, public art andentertainment areas.
Central Park, the most visitedurban park in the United States, and probably one of the most famous parks in the world.
It spreads across 843 acres features lakes, meadows, impressive buildings and much more.
First areas in Central Parkopened to public in 1858.
Already in 1890s, Central Park wasa famous spot for ice-skating.
While the park is located in Manhattan andsurrounded by tall buildings and city life, it is hard to believe you are actually ina big city.
Some of the more impressive sights include: Sheep Meadow, a great place for a picnic, Bethesda Terrace and Fountainoverlooking The Lake, the famous Bow Bridge, featured in many movies, a forest featuring beautiful pathways, the impressive Belvedere castle, Cleopatra's Needle and other attractions.
Central Park is also a very popular recreation spot.
Don’t miss the Upper 5th Avenue that runsalongside Central Park, nicknamed The Millionaires Row, home of some of the wealthiestpeople on earth.
New York is also full of smaller but equallyimpressive parks such as Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, located between 5th and 6th avenue.
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NUMBER 7: ICONIC BUILDINGS New York would not be New Yorkwithout its unique skyline stretching across the Manhattan island.
The Big Apple is home to numerous unique andworld-famous buildings.
The Vessel, is one of the newest architecturalmarvels in New York City.
This extraordinary 16-stories-high structureopened in 2019, as a part of the Hudson Yards RedevelopmentProject, located close to High Line Park.
You can climb this interactive artwork onits spiral staircase and experience New York from a new angle.
Flatiron Building, completed in 1902 is also referred to as “one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers”.
Initially called the Fuller Building, becauseof its unusual triangular shape and resemblance to clothes iron, the building’s name eventually changed to Flatiron.
Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building wasthe tallest building in the world at the time of its completion.
The building served as the corporate headquartersfor the Chrysler Corporation until the mid-1950s and is considered one of the most influentialbuildings of the Art Deco architectural style.
However, Chrysler Building was the tallestbuilding only for 11 months, when it was surpassed by another Art Deco landmark skyscraper, theEmpire State Building, completed in 1931.
The building got its name from a nicknamefor New York– “the Empire State”.
Empire State Building is still the 5th tallestskyscraper in the United States and also features an observation deck.
30 Rockefeller Plaza was built in 1933 andis probably best known for its NBC headquarters.
It is a part of Rockefeller Center, a 19-buildingcenter and a plaza built by the Rockefeller family, especially popular during the Christmasseason because of its abundantly decoratedChristmas tree.
30 Rockefeller Plaza is home to another observationdeck with amazing views of Central Park and Manhattan, nicknamed “Top of the Rock”.
NUMBER 6: LITTLE ITALY & CHINATOWN Two neighborhoods which played a crucial rolein the cultural history of New York are Little Italy and Chinatownlocated in lower Manhattan.
Little Italy or Piccola Italia was once alarge settlement of Italian immigrants.
It was a known mobster meeting place, in fact, you can even take a mafia walking tour.
The movie Godfather also takes placein Little Italy.
Today Little Italy is still home to severalItalian restaurants and cafés, but the majority of the original Italian population relocated, and Little Italy is shrinking with Chinatown on one side andupscale SoHo on the other side.
However, Little Italy is now a popular tourist attraction.
Chinatown is home to the largest ethnic Chinesepopulation in the Western Hemisphere estimated between 90, 000 and 100, 000.
The neighborhood is full of Chinese restaurants, shops, as well as other cultural organizations.
NUMBER 5: MUSEUMS New York City is one of the world’s maincenters for culture and art and home to numerous museums.
So much so that a section of Manhattan’s5th avenue, where many of the famous museums are located, is nicknamed the “Museum Mile”.
Let’s name just a few of the most famousmuseums in New York: Guggenheim Museum is the permanent home toImpressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art, as well as several temporary exhibitions.
The museum is also known because of its incrediblearchitecture with a central rotunda where the art is displayed.
So even if impressionism is not your thing, the building itself, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a work of art.
MoMA or Museum of Modern Art offers a collectionof modern and contemporary art and is also home to film and design displays and performances.
New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn offers a glimpse of amazing history of New York’s complex transit system.
The museum is located in a former subway stationand displays a collection of subway trains from the beginning until now.
There are many other impressivemuseums in New York.
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NUMBER 4: GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Grand Central Terminal is a world-famous commuter train terminal in Midtown Manhattan.
The building also features shops and restaurantsspread out through several different levels.
You will probably recognize the Main Concoursewith its iconic clock in the middle from the movies, as it is a popular meeting place.
Because of its impressive Beaux-Arts architectureand its central location, Grand Central Terminal, which was completed in 1913, is one of theten most visited tourist attractions in the world Don’t miss the whispering gallery locatedbelow the Main Concourse.
A person standing in one corner can clearlyhear the person from the opposite side.
NUMBER 3: BROOKLYN BRIDGE The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, two of New York’s five boroughs, crossing the East River.
When opened in 1883 it was the largest suspension bridge in the world.
Brooklyn Bridge is 1, 596 ft (486 m) long and 277 ft (84 m) tall and is one of the main tourist attractionsin New York City.
While there was once even a railway line onthe bridge, the bridge is now open only to cars, pedestrians, and cyclists, and commercialvehicles are banned from using the bridge.
Join over 10, 000 people who cross the bridgeevery day on a large pedestrian and bicycle lane and enjoy amazing views of Lower Manhattanskyscrapers on one side and historic Brooklyn on the other side.
The walk in one direction takes at least 20 minutes.
NUMBER 2: WALL STREET New York City would probably not beone of the world’s main financial centers without Wall Street.
Wall Street is an actual street, located inManhattan’s financial district but over the years the word Wall Street became a synonymfor the American financial markets as two of the largest stock exchanges in the world, New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, are both located on Wall Street.
The most recognizable building on Wall Streetis the New York Stock Exchange building, although there are many other impressive buildings in the area, for example, the Federal Hall or Trinity Church.
Don't miss two impressive statues, Fearless Girl in front of stock exchange and Charging Bull locatedin Bowling Green park nearby.
You can read more about the meaning of bothstatues in our travel guide.
NUMBER 1:STATUE OF LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND Liberty Enlightening the World or what weknow today simply as the Statue of Liberty is a 151 ft (46 m) tall statue located onthe Liberty Island in the New York Harbor.
The statue was a gift of friendship from thepeople of France to the United States in 1886 and represents a figure of Libertas, a Roman libertygoddess holding a torch in her right hand and a tablet with the date of US declarationof independence, July 4, 1776, in her left hand.
The statue is recognized as a universal symbolof freedom and democracy.
The Liberty Island now also housesa new Statue of Liberty Museum where the original torch is displayed.
On the adjacent Ellis Island, you will findanother museum, dedicated to the former immigration inspection station which operated on the islandfrom 1892 to 1954.
Over 12 million immigrants arrived in theUnited States through Ellis Island.
The American Museum of Immigration offersa glimpse of what it was like for people arriving in America for the first time, trying to finda better life.
Don’t miss Ellis Island Immigrant HospitalComplex, on the south side of the island, which you can only visit with a guided tour.
If you want to visit either the Statue ofLiberty or Ellis Island, you will have to buy one ticket for both destinations as partof the Statue of Liberty National Monument which includes a boat cruise with Statue Cruises, the only authorized official provider of tickets and tours to both islands.
And here is the bonus tip we promised: Located right under the High Line Park inManhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, Chelsea Market is a paradise for foodies, offering an array of restaurants fromall over the world.
A more proper way to describe Chelsea Marketwould be “food mall”, because of its design when you can simply walk fromone restaurant to the next.
Chelsea Market was transformed into its currentform in 1997 from what was originally a factory complex of the National Biscuit Company.
In fact, OREO cookie was invented in thisvery building in 1912.
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