New York City (NYC) probably doesn't need much introduction. Nicknamed " the Big Apple", it is the business and cultural capital of the United States, if not the world. NYC comprises five boroughs: the island of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx. The skyscrapers serve as monuments of the city's glorious modern history. In this dynamic and multicultural metropolis, you can experience the best and newest in fine dining, arts, music, and theater. With roots dating back to the 1600's, it remains as America's most iconic city.
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The Statue of Liberty is a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess. She holds a torch above her head, and in her left arm carries a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) inscribed "July 4, 1776", the date of the American Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. The copper statue was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States.
The New York Stock Exchange (abbreviated as NYSE and nicknamed The Big Board), is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$19.3 trillion as of June 2016.
One World Trade Center (also known as Freedom Tower) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. It is currently the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was completely destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Little Italy is a neighborhood in lower Manhattan, dating back to the late 1800's when large influx of Italian immigrants settled in the area. Once known for its large population of Italian Americans, today the neighborhood consists of only a few Italian stores and restaurants.
The Flatiron Building, originally the Fuller Building, is a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmarked building located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown, Manhattan. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931.
Macy's Herald Square, is the flagship of Macy's department stores, located on Herald Square in Manhattan. Open since 1901, the store is one of the world's largest department stores with 2.2 million square feet (almost 205,000 square meters). The building is a National Historic Landmark since 1978.
The New York Public Library (NYPL) is a public library system in New York City. With nearly 53 million items, the New York Public Library is currently the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress), and fourth largest in the world.
Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is an Art Deco-style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. At 1,046 feet (318.9 m), the structure was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931
Constructed during the Great Depression in the 1930's, Rockefeller Center is a large complex consisting of 19 high-rise commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) in New York City. It is famous for its annual Christmas tree lighting. There is an observation deck named Top of the Rock where visitors can have a panoramic view of the entire city.
Times Square is a major commercial network, tourist destination, and entertainment center in Midtown Manhattan. Times Square is sometimes referred to as "The Crossroads of the World", "The Center of the Universe", "the heart of The Great White Way", and the "heart of the world".
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. The museum showcases the aircraft carrier the former USS Intrepid, the submarine the former USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world. The museum collections contain over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world. Its permanent collection contains over two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden is located on the roof near the southwestern corner of the museum. The roof garden offers views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as The Guggenheim, is the permanent home of a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year.