No other city has such a diversity of people and cultures
as New York City. Within the boundaries of its five boroughs
lies a microcosm of the whole world. Visitors can move
along the bustling sidewalks of Chinatown, visit the Greek
tavernas of Astoria, the Old World Russian restaurants
and clubs of Brighton Beach, the Italian communities of
Little Italy and Arthur Avenue, the sari shops of Little
India in Jackson Heights, and so much more. This city
of contrasts also contains the SoHo section, with its
stylish art galleries, boutiques, and bistros housed in
historic cast iron buildings among cobblestone streets.
With 18,000 restaurants,150 world-class museums; more
than 10,000 stores, numerous talented musicians, actors,
and dancers; hundreds of family friendly activities; a
profusion of parks and gardens, and an exciting nightlife,
New York is at the top of the charts in every area!
incredible architecture, includes the Empire State and
Chrysler buildings. There are the thrilling performances
at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera,
Broadway and off Broadway theaters. Overall, the City
provides unlimited cultural and esthetic possibilities.
double-decker bus tour of Manhattan is a good way to get
a quick orientation. The bus line tours allow visitors
to get off the bus at areas of interest and reboard a
later bus to continue their exploration.
York is home to the World Series champions, the New York
Yankees, and from April to October you can cheer with
and for them at Yankee Stadium. New York has many other
great sports teams such as the Knicks, Mets, Giants, Jets,
Rangers, MetroStars, and New York Liberty.
is a spectator sport that can be viewed outdoors or comfortably
from the clubhouse. Follow the Thoroughbreds at Belmont
Park for most of the summer, and repeat the experience
in the winter at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Statue of Liberty can be visited and climbed or simply
viewed from the water on a tour boat cruise or from the
Staten Island ferry (which is free). Seeing the city skyline
from the water is unforgettable! Ellis Island Immigration
Museum, near the Statue of Liberty, conveys the experiences
of our forebears as they came to the end of their perilous
journey and embraced the promise of a better life in the
the 150 museums in New York City is one of the world's
greatest: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest
museum in the Western Hemisphere displaying more than
100,000 works from artists such as Picasso, Monet, Matisse,
and Warhol Nearby is Times Square, the brightest symbol
of New York's revitalization. It is possible to devote
a whole day to the visual arts in just one trip to Museum
Mile on Fifth Avenue, between 70th and 105th Streets,
with its many cultural treasure troves.
York City has many attractions that both entertain and
educate children. In planning how to get from place to
place, remember that children love to ride on subway trains.
However, getting on and off the train also involves a
flight or two of stairs to and from the underground. It
is wise to consider overall travel time and energy when
planning the day. Be sure to allow for leisurely movement
from place to place, and for rest stops in between. Consider
the weather too. The adage "getting there is half
the fun" is a good one to remember in order to keep
the day enjoyable, while avoiding exhaustion and frayed
tempers. Make a list of the must -see places, and then
cut it in half for best results. One trip to New York
is never enough. Each one can be a pleasant memory if
the pace is right…
are 15 miles of beaches within the city limits, 13 golf
courses, and four zoos. There are botanical gardens in
each of the five boroughs, including the Brooklyn Botanic
Garden and the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.
The boroughs also have wonderful parks such as Prospect
Park in Brooklyn and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.
York is on the north-south flyway for migrating birds,
and in the Spring and Fall they are present in colorful
abundance. Bird watching is popular in Central Park and
at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens.
time visitors to New York can't possibly see and do everything,
but they can get a wonderful introduction to the sights,
visit famous attractions, and make notes for a return
trip. In fact, there is no such thing as a last visit
to New York. There are always plans being made for "the
next time we're here …"
is 12 miles long and 3 miles wide. Its streets run east
and west and its avenues run north and south. The east
side covers everything east of Fifth Avenue; the West
side everything to the west. Most of New York's best known
tourist attractions are concentrated in Manhattan.
was a separate city until 1898. It has its own civic centers,
cultural institutions, shopping district and residential
neighborhoods. Its major attractions include: Brooklyn
Botanical Gardens, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Academy
of Music, Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation and Coney
is a largely residential borough and one of the most ethnically
diverse areas of the city. Neighborhoods include Greek
Astoria, Latino Jackson Heights, Asian Flushing. Flushing
Meadow-Corona Park and Shea Stadium are major attractions.
Bronx is the only borough connected to the mainland. It
contains some of the city's largest parks, including:
the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden, VanCortlandt
Park, Pelham Bay Park and a place called Yankee Stadium.
Island (also known as Richmond) is the most rural of the
boroughs. Its major visitor attractions are historic Richmond
town, The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Staten
Island Botanical Garden, the Alice Austen House Museum,
and the Staten Island ferry.