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Top 34 things to see and do in New York

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    A view at the top of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara.

    Niagara Falls is a gigantic waterfall straddling the US-Canadian border between the Ontario Province and New York State. While they are neither the steepest nor the largest waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls may arguably be the most famous, attracting nearly 20 million visitors each year. They have been variously described as enchanting and awe-inspiring, and since the 1850s, have been among the most visited tourist attractions in the world.

    Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the Falls, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls on the U ...

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    Looking up at the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

    The United States is home to many different icons representing the country and have become some of the trademarks that many foreign countries use to identify the United States. The Statue of Liberty is one of these icons. If you ask anyone that lives in the United States what one thing that they associate with the United States and the freedom that the country represents, a majority of those people will likely answer the Statue of Liberty. She is one of the national treasures that every American citizen should visit at some point in their life.The Statue of Liberty was actually not something that a United States citizen created, nor was she even built in the United States ...

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    The Empire State Building in the NYC skyline.

    Few tourist attractions in the world can be considered more popular than the Empire State Building in New York. This building has 102 stories. It is a huge skyscraper. The skyscaper's exact location is where 34th Street West and the 5th Avenue intersect each other. The building is a top-rated tourist destination due to several reasons. One of the significant reasons for this building's popularity has been that it has remained the world's tallest building for more than 40 years. The construction of the Empire State Building was completed in 1931 ...

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    The southern edge of Central Park in NYC.
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    Ahhhh… Central Park! This wide-open space is New York's haven for rest and recreation. Its 843 acres house lakes, ponds, walking tracks, ice-skating rinks, a wildlife sanctuary, the Central Park Conservatory Garden and so much more. All these are aimed to provide harried New Yorkers a spot of relaxation. It is a favorite haunt of joggers, skaters, bicyclists, and those who simply want to breathe in some fresh air and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life ...

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    Fireworks above the NYC skyline.

    Macy's 4th of July fireworks are one of the largest and most prestigious pyrotechnics shows in America and the world. Lately, the music score was accompanied by world-renowned artists like John Legend and the Black Eyed Peas. In normal times, thousands of people would hang around the launch site, often the Brooklyn Bridge, for a glimpse at one of the most spectacular shows to light the night skies. 

    You can visit the  New York City Fireworks calendar for more information about fireworks in NYC ...

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    A street in Greenwich Village.

    Some of us believe that New York is all about modern buildings, busy and bustling streets, and people, people, people hurriedly walking to where they want to go. Well, think again. There is the historic and beatnik Greenwich Village. It is known for being the bohemian capital of New York and its tree-lined streets that lead you to unforgettable food experiences, a unique cultural setting, and a charmingly fascinating neighborhood.Greenwich Village, or simply 'the Village', is framed by 14th Street (North), Houston Street (South), the Hudson River (West) and Broadway (East) ...

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    The towering Rockefeller Center in NYC.

    Rockefeller Center is what makes New York, New York. Modern high-rises, awesome shopping, and dining opportunities abound in this sprawling 22-acre complex made up of 19 buildings. It sits right at the very heart of midtown Manhattan. The whole complex is framed by 48th Street, 51st Street, Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue. It is unique in that it is the largest privately owned and privately built complex in the world. It is a National Historic Landmark ...

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