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New York Travel GuideThe largest city in the United States of America is New York City. New York is one of the most important centers of commerce and finance in the world. Situated in the mouth of the River Hudson, New York is one of the most densely populated cities. A lot of landmarks of the city are known to the entire world, like the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the Empire State Building and formerly the World Trade Center.
New York is popularly known as the "city that never sleeps" or even as the "big apple". New York City is made up of five boroughs the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. During the famous American Revolutionary War New York City was a major campaigning spot. Many important battles were fought in this place during the war. New York City was made the national capital at the assembly of the Congress of the Confederation and it soon surpassed Philadelphia as the largest city of the country.
New York is separated from the New Jersey by the Hudson River. The city has a sub tropical and humid climate. New York is famous worldwide for its sky-scrapers and has about five thousand six hundred and seventy-one sky scrapers to boost of. Brooklyn is the city's most populated county or borough and is particularly famous for the Brooklyn Bridge, the long beachfront and the Coney Island - one of the largest amusement parks in the world.
Manhattan on the other hand has some of the most remarkable places and sites that tourists love to visit. There are sites like Central Park, Broadway and Madison Square Garden. These places are often features in the most famous movies as well as in the best selling books. The Bronx is famous as the birthplace of rap and hip hop music that took the world by storm.
Queens is the largest county and is home to the two major airports of the city - LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Staten Island Ferry is the major attraction for tourists from all over the globe as it provides incomparable views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and lower Manhattan.
Street Map of New York
In New York city can be seen a mixture of so many cultures from around the country. Here took place many cultural movements like the Harlem Renaissance. New York is the City that saw the birth of hip hop, jazz and abstract expressionism.
New York City is a major center of the American Film industry or in a word of Hollywood. At the same time with the presence of Broadway that combines 39 theaters, this city is very rich in dramatic productions as well.
The city welcomes about 40 million tourists every year - tourists from all around the globe as well as from all over the country. New York is also popular for its food culture ranging from bagels to pizzas to hamburgers to delicious other cuisines that are popular all over the world. Visiting New York City is a quite a treat when one comes to this country of America.