10 Best Things to Do in New York City
It would be unfair to say that visiting New York is enough to see the whole United States of America. This country is much more than its main megalopolises, but on the other hand almost all main American landmarks we know are situated in New-York! Coming here, tourists do not cease to feel like heroes of movies, because we have seen these streets and these buildings so many times from the screens of our TV sets. And what can be more enjoyable then to visit the place you’ve heard since you were a child.
Top 10 places without seeing which you didn’t see New York
Empire State Building
Amusing fact about this famous sky scrapper – it is made of ten million bricks, it has more than six thousand windows and about one-hundred and fifty liters of special liquid should be used to clean them. Not that it is the tallest or the most original building in the world, but it certainly has its own style.
It is hard to believe that in such a noisy and overcrowded city as New York such calm and quiet place as Central park may exist. Get some rest here to build up your strength to visit other New York’s attractions.
Statue of Liberty
Made by Frenchmen and covered with Russian brass, this statue thou have become the most replicable symbol of American democracy. Its actual size is not that big in comparison to modern gigantomanic constructions, but its historical and symbolic weight cannot be overrated.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
One more amazing example of Americans’ love and respect towards their culture and history – the Metropolitan Museum – one of the most famous in the world, is being financed not by the government but by anonymous sponsors and usual people.
The High Line is a monument to a quick wit of locals. It is a park made of New York elevated railways that are not in use anymore. In twenty years this landmark has become as popular as the Statue of Liberty.
One World Trade Center
The height of this building is 1776 meters; it is not a mere number, as it was in 1776 when the Declaration of USA had been taken. After the tragic events of 9/11 the city needed something positive and symbolic to be built on this place, and, though the function of this building is rather trivial (another one office center) its shape and design are rather inspiring.
This place is a real Mecca for those who cannot imagine their lives without shopping. Madison Ave. is full of luxurious boutiques and brand stores. But be careful with your wallet – being chip-n-chick is definitely not about this place.
American Museum of Natural History
Find at least anybody who is not fascinated with the dinosaurs or who would refuse to take a pic with a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex on the background. If you are not one of them – go straight to the American Museum of Natural history. Probably you have seen its halls in numerous movies and now it is time to see it with your own eyes.
More than 25 kilometers long, this street has a unique history. It was built by American Indians ceveral centuries ago, then willful road had been laid through thickets of dense forests, and now ti opens its own way through the urban jungle, ignoring even city housing schemes. Visit Broadway to be infected with its spirit of freedom.
Times Square and Fifth Avenue
These two streets are the embodiment of New-York way of life. Full of signs, shining with neon lights, noisy and overcrowded street, gives surprises to a careful observer on every corner. Here and there you can see unique shops and cafeterias with their own style, amazingly stylish people dressed as if designers had thought on their clothes for weeks. If you want to feel the real spirit of this city – come here in evening!
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When to visit New-York.
Since the winter in New York is quite severe, and is accompanied with icing and merciless winds from the sea; and the summer is rather hot, characterized with the high level of humidity, spring and autumn are best seasons to visit New York. And the hottest touristic season lasts from September to December – during the New Year’s Eve not only foreign tourists but also Americans enjoy visiting the Big Apple.