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Statue of Liberty. Pisaphotography/Shutterstock
Statue of Liberty. Pisaphotography/Shutterstock
New York Central Park. Photo Songquan Deng
New York Central Park. Photo Songquan Deng
New York Museum. Luciano Mortula/Shutterstock
New York Museum. Luciano Mortula/Shutterstock
New York Stock Exchange, USA. Sean Pavone
New York Stock Exchange, USA. Sean Pavone
New York Skyline. Songquan Deng/Shutterstock
New York Skyline. Songquan Deng/Shutterstock
Times Square. Songquan Deng/Shutterstock
Times Square. Songquan Deng/Shutterstock
Broadway Theatres. Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock
Broadway Theatres. Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock
Grand Central Station. Songquan Deng/Shutter
Grand Central Station. Songquan Deng/Shutter

New York City, USA

New York City (NYC) is the most populated city in the USA located in the state of New York on the Hudson River. A global power city and one of the worlds most densely populated, its Manhattan Skyline, Statute of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square and New York Stock Exchange are so famous around the world that New York City draws in a staggering 55 million visitors a year, many of which come via the John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The city is broken down into five boroughs being Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Most holidaymakers to New York will appreciate the city’s fine transportation network for its yellow taxis, buses and the largest subway system in the world make it easy to get around. In Manhattan 75% or households don't use a car.

With so many attractions and interesting places, one could spend several months in New York and still miss things to see while on holiday. Most tourists start with a cruise on the Hudson River to see the Statue of liberty and the Manhattan Skyline. Back on land a carriage ride through Central Park or a trip to the city’s hub Times Square also rate high as one of the first things to do.

At night Broadway is the place to be as it’s renowned for the pinnacle of American Theatre or you could choose Madison Square Garden to watch some sport like the ever so popular New York Knicks NBA team.

Ranked high for places not to miss include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial Museum and ground zero, the New York Stock Exchange building, Grand Central Station, the New York Public Library and a ferry to Staten Island to take a break from the hustle and bustle.

Other great attractions include Radio City Music Hall, The High Line, Tenement Museum, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Greenwich Village, Rubin Museum of Art or the Roosevelt Aerial Tram.

An annual event not to miss and a once in a lifetime thing to do that should be on everyone’s bucket list is celebrating a New Years Eve in New York’s Time Square to watch the famous ball drop.

Enjoy your discovery of New York and for more information you may also want to see the official New York visitor guide website.

Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Littleny/Shutterstock
Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Littleny/Shutterstock
Times Square in New York City, USA. Luciano Mortula/Shutterstock
Times Square in New York City, USA. Luciano Mortula/Shutterstock