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New York City Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in New York City

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Statue of Liberty
The United States is home to many different icons that represent 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 was created by a United States citizen nor was she even built in the United States. The Statue of Liberty was actually a gift that was given the United States from France. It was a gift that was to symbolize the friendship that existed between France and the United States... read more arrow
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There are few tourist attractions in the world which can be considered to be more popular than the Empire State building in New York. This building has 102 storeys. It is a huge sky scraper. The exact location of Empire State Building is where the West 34th Street and the 5th Avenue intersect each other. The building is a very popular tourist destination due to a number of reasons. One of the very important reasons of the popularity of this building has been the fact that it has remained the tallest building of the world for more than 40 years. The construction of Empire state building was completed in 1931.

The Empire state building is a very popular building and it is included in the list of the modern wonders. The inclusion of Empire state building in this list was decided by American Society of Civil Engineers... read more arrow
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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 the city life. Tourists, on the other hand, love to drop by this place because this is very much part of New York. What's more, it has since gained popularity as it is often featured in movies and television shows. No wonder it is the United States' most visited city park.

The park is located in Manhattan, New York... read more arrow
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Macy's July 4th Fireworks

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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Some of us have the notion 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 not only known for being the bohemian capital of New York, but also for 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). Along with Chelsea, SoHo and East Village, the Village is part of the residential districts of Manhattan. The village used to be an industrial park which was later taken over by artists, literary and musical greats and radicals that made it the colorful and flamboyant community it was and is... read more arrow
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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.

The Center rose amidst the turmoil of the stock market crash in 1929. Then called Radio City, its buildings are artfully designed around a sunken plaza, which also houses a skating rink. Its eventual namesake, John D. Rockefeller, Jr, leased the area from Columbia University, with the intent to build an opera house... read more arrow

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