USA, New York – American Dream
We finish our several weeks long trip across the U.S. in the very heart of America. In New York City. It embodies freedom and fast life. We take a look at the most famous places and tell you several interesting facts.
A year wouldn't be enough to learn about the most populous city in the USA New York is heart of culture, politics, fashion, art, education, finance, and entertainment. The city was founded by the Dutch in 1624 as New Amsterdam, a trading post. It has changed beyond comparison. However, it still holds to it unique atmosphere.
This big city is situated in the mouth of the Hudson River on East Coast. In New York, the United Nation has its headquarters as well as some of the largest media companies, music publishers, and four of US' largest TV stations. Also, New York is cradle of hip-hop, punk and salsa as well as many important movements in architecture, literature or visual arts. New York is a multicultural city. Consider this. On its streets you may here over 170 languages.
The number of world-famous landmarks you can visit is astonishing. The Statue of Liberty, the HQ of Wall Street, hundreds of skyscrapers such as Woolworth Building, Empire State Building, budova Chrysler Building, Seagram Building, komplex Rockefeller Center, Four Times Square and in the past World Trade Center which is today known as Ground Zero. You will love it. The legendary Times Square is worth visiting. Here Broadway and 7th Avenue cross. The sqaure is lit with many ads and it is the most popular square in the city. If you prefer green you need to go to Central Park. It is a large rectangle public park. Over 40 milion visitors a year seek here refuge and peace. Here you can find, for instance, Strawberry Fields memorial dedicated to John Lennon. Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden are also places worth to visit.
It doesn't look like it at the first sight but New Yorkers care for the environment and they are the biggest users of public transport in the US. They have the highest numbers of natural gas buses and they construct energy efficient buildings. Local drinking water is of such a high quality that it doesn't need any other treatment. This is very unlikely in other big cities.
Nicknames for this city fit its main features. For instance, the Big Apple is based on its hape. The City that Never Sleeps points out to its vibrant day and night life. The Melting Pot for its many nationalities; or Gotham for the famous film scenes from comicbook Batman. The city is made up of five parts The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island which constists of hundreds of districts. Every borrough is distinct.
From cultural perspective, this place is the cradle of American cinematography. There are over 2000 art organisations, 500 galleries and museums the Metropolitan Museum of Art included. The famous Carnegie Hall holds over 250 concerts every year. Brodway, the main theater, is a showcase of world-famous musicals. We can't forget the famous art association The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. It combines opera, ballet, symphony orchestra and other forms of art.
If you roam in the street of this big city, you may get hungry. Visit one of many restaurants or buy food from licenced street vendors. Travelers who like sports should visit one of many sports club such as New York Yankees (baseball), New York Giants (American football), New York Rangers / Islanders (hockey), New York Knicks (bastketball) or the famous tennis courts of US Open.
And we could go on and on. New York is the king of cities, the symbol of America and it is definitely a must when you travel across the US. Subway is a great way how to travel in the city. It operates 24/7 and it boasts with the largest number of stops in the world. Logically outlined streets and good markings make it easy to navigate oneself. We hope you would enjoy it as much as we did.
GPS: 40°45'49.8"N 73°58'45.6"W
Text: Oskar Mažgút
Photos: Oľga Maňáková
Today, for the third time, we will go to New Jersey, where we will continue with a tour of small towns.
Today we set out to explore small towns in New Jersey. For locals, they provide a pleasant rest from the hustle and bustle of the city, in addition, you will discover a number of historical monuments that are linked to the earliest history of the United States. Many of these towns boast very active artistic communities and, in addition to museums, offer many galleries and other cultural attractions.
Už plánujete, kam vyrazíte, až pomine celosvětová pandemie koronaviru? V případě, že byste měli chuť zažít nefalšovanou americkou dovolenou na pláži, máme pro vás perfektní místo.
New York is a city that is on the travel list of many people. No wonder, it is full of historical monuments and dozens of interesting places. Do you want to visit New York and make a plan, what do you want to see? In that case, don't forget these 5 places.
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The largest US city is not only skyscrapers, shopping and the Statue of Liberty. Borroughs around Manhattan live their own life. Moreover, people from all around the world live there. I recommend you to spend some time in the artsy Brookly or the neighboring borough of Queens. Let's us take a peak how it is like there.
Empire State Building, dozens of other skyscapers, Broadway, Central Park, yellow cabs… Everybody must have heard about the center of New York – Manhattan. Large share of global trade has center here as well as culture, diplomacy, media and fashion. New York is by population the largest city in the US and one of the largest cities in the world. Let's see its streets for ourselves.
What you think of when somebody says “America”? Perhaps it won’t be Yellowstone National Park nor Hollywood. Even though both places are great. You rather think of the Statue of Liberty or Central Park. The true symbol of the US is New York, the “capital of the world” as it is often referred to.
New York consists of five parts – Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Only one of them, Bronx, is located on mainland. Other districts are situated on islands; Manhattan and Staten Islands are on individual islands. Queens and Brooklyn are located on one common island. The city districts are separated with water crossed by about 60 bridges.
New York is known as the City that never sleeps or the Big Apple. It is the largest city in the United States that is also the world center for commerce and finances, and has a significant influence in fashion, education, politics or art.
Almost two years while I was working as an au-pair I had lived in suburbia of the center of the whole globe. To describe every attraction worth visiting would take several articles. New York is the most monumental symbol of level of the world civilization. It consists of five districts - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island.
Today in our article we would like to present you few interesting sites you shouldn’t miss during your visit in New York.
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Rough neighborhood, at least as it describes the overwhelming majority of the directors of films for which this district and was a hotbed of organized crime, drug underworld gangs and murder. What's the truth and it the reality corresponds its reputation?
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Liberty Statue is a symbol of freedom, representing the development and democracy of United States at the same time. It incarnates the knowledge of Americans that they are guards of human rights of all over the world, being the characteristic monument of New York at the same time.
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