New York is situated in the Northeast region of the United States of America.
Over eight million people call the Big Apple home,and the city attracts up to fifty million visitors a year.
Ever since the Colonists arrived in 1624, New York has been continuously shaped by the waves of immigrants drawn here by the promise of hope, and liberty.
Every street corner it seems, is familiar through documentary, movie and song.
New York’s straightforward grid system makes it an easy city to explore by foot, taxi, or on its subway, which, just like the city – never sleeps!
In Manhattan’s Midtown, you’ll find many of The Big Apple’s most iconic symbols.
Over the decades many New Yorkers made it big. Much of that fabulous wealth was reinvested into collecting some of the greatest artworks on the planet.
Nowadays, much of this art is available for everyone to enjoy. A walk through the The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a walk through 5000 years of humankind’s greatest creative moments.
Newcomers to New York spend much of their time looking skyward, but since the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, a new attraction gives locals and visitors a chance to pause and bow their heads.
The Reflecting Absence memorial and museum honors the 3000 people who lost their lives on that darkest of September days.
New York resonates with the sounds of over 800 language groups, and nothing epitomizes this diversity like the city’s neighborhoods. Little Italy packs all the tastes and flavors of Italy into just a couple of streets, while Soho attracts cool cats and well-heeled bohemians from all over the world.
And who could forget Coney Island! which was formerly the westernmost of the Outer Barrier islands on the southern shore of Long Island, but in the early 20th century it became a peninsula.
Every newcomer arrived with a cultural suitcase that contributed to the sounds, tastes and textures of New York. But it is their dreams which built the city. A city like no other! New York touches not only the heavens with its mythic skyline, its influence radiates to every corner of the globe.
So welcome to New York City, The Big Apple.We’ve only just given you a bite-sized taste
of what this incredible city has to offer. But if you’ve got an appetite for the very best things that life has to offer, this is the destination for you there’s enough to feast on here for a lifetime!