New York City
Founded by the Dutch in 1625, the former capital city of the United States, New York City, is the most populous city in the United States of America with a 20.4 million metro population.
The densely populated city of New York is comprised of five boroughs - Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, and is served by three major airports, John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International.
Located at the mouth of the Hudson River, on the edges of a natural harbor, much of the city itself is built on the three islands of Manhattan, Long Island and Staten Island. With easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, the city is one of the major ports on our planet.
Manhattan (specifically Midtown Manhattan) is linked by an extensive series of bridges, expressways, parkways and tunnels. Millions of people travel in and out of the city each day, so extensive traffic jams are commonplace.
If you visit this remarkable city (and you should) take one of the 12,500 yellow cabs, or utilize the 24/7 New York City Subway system, the largest in the world with over 450 stations placed throughout the metro.
Radio City Music Hall is a very-famous entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978.
"Spider Man, Turn Off the Dark" is one of the most popular productions in the city, and worth seeing.
I've seen Broadway's Book of Mormon twice, and trust me when I say that it's full of choke-to death laughter, plus outrageous and very shocking. In short, it's the funniest musical I've ever seen. Period!
"I Love New York" is both a logo and a song that are the basis of an advertising campaign and have been used since 1977 to promote tourism in New York City, and later to promote New York State as well. The trademarked logo appears in souvenir shops and brochures throughout the state, some licensed, many not. The song is the state song of New York.
Greenwich Village, often referred to in New York as simply "the Village", is a largely residential neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan in New York City. A large majority of the district is home to upper middle class families. Greenwich Village, however, was known in the late 19th to mid 20th centuries as an artists' haven and bohemian lifestyle capital, and today, in additional to apartments and condos, it contains a mix of shops and restaurants, and remains one of the city's most popular attractions.
This is a partial view of Midtown Manhattan from the Empire State Building's observation deck, looking northeast. The stylish Chrysler building is center right; in the background (right) is the East River and the Queensboro Bridge.
There are many bridges in New York's Central Park that not only function as pathways but also contribute greatly to the architectural beauty of the park.
Horse-drawn carriages are a unique and historical way to experience the beauty of Central Park in New York City. Horses are a symbol of a bygone era before the advent of cars, buses and trains, and it was during this time that New Yorkers got around from place to place on horseback or by means of horse-drawn carriage. As a result and over time, horses became iconic to the history of Manhattan. One of the best ways to get a taste of old-time New York is to take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the winding trails of Central Park. It's lots of fun, but pricey, so get a quote in advance.