What to do in New York?

What to do in New York?

The City of the Big Apple is one of the most popular metropolitan areas in the world among tourists. Even the most experienced traveler will get dizzy from New York City – so many attractions, attractions and sights it offers, and a full guide to this city will surely be thicker than any encyclopedia.

Here are the places that will help you get a better sense of the atmosphere of this great city.

The tallest skyscraper

The World Trade Center 1 was built near where the famous Twin Towers were located thirteen years ago. When completed, the 541-meter tall skyscraper (417 meters without the antenna) allowed New York City to surpass Chicago in the race for the title of the city with the tallest building in the United States, and in addition brought it a similar palm in the entire Western Hemisphere.

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The tallest skyscraper

Now the building is occupied by offices, but on the 104th floor there is a panoramic platform for tourists. It has a breathtaking view of the city, the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River.

Musicals

Musicals have become the calling card of New York City, and if you know English, you should definitely go see one. In addition to already modern classics and award-winning musicals like “The Book of Mormon,” “Wicked” or “Freaky Bots,” family-friendly productions have been popular on Broadway in recent months. Such as “Matilda” or “Spider-Man.” By the way, many musicals featuring famous movie stars are coming at once this season: “Romeo and Juliet,” “Betrayal,” “Waiting for Godot” and “No Man’s Land.” Don’t miss out !

Museum Mile.

Fifth Avenue is known the world over for its fashionable stores, the Empire State Building, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center located on it or next door. But did you know that Fifth Avenue also has the highest concentration of museums in the entire city? Don’t look for them at the beginning of the avenue, the so-called Museum Mile stretches from 82nd Street to 105th Street and is home to the city’s most famous museums: the Metropolitan, the Solomon Guggenheim, the Museum of New York, and the New Gallery.

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Museum Mile.

Their halls exhibit world-famous paintings: Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” (New Museum), Katsushiki Hokusai’s “Big Wave in Kaganawa”, Salvador Dali’s “Adaptation of Desire”, Van Gogh’s “Cypresses” (Metropolitan Museum), Pablo Picasso’s “Woman with Yellow Hair” and Kandinsky’s “Composition #8” (Guggenheim Museum). In fact, the Guggenheim Museum is interesting in its own right: you must have heard about its unusual spiral-shaped central rotunda. Don’t miss to see it with your own eyes!

The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Banal? Absolutely! Anyone who has never been to New York or even heard little about it will name these sights, but in fact the Statue of Liberty has been closed in recent years, so now travelers have a unique opportunity to visit both of these monuments of the Golden Age of the United States at the same time.

The small Ellis Island was the largest center for immigrants who wanted to move to the U.S. in the first half of the 20th century. It is now a museum, where visitors can feel themselves in the shoes of an immigrant in search of a better life in America. Architecture buffs will surely appreciate the stunning vaulted ceiling designed by Spaniard Rafael Guastavino. Incidentally, this architect was an immigrant and came to the States through the Ellis Island Center himself.

Lots of interesting things to do in New York.

The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty is located on nearby Liberty Island . It was closed for renovations in October 2011. The restoration was supposed to last a year, but in October 2012 there was a hurricane Sandy, and the world-famous statue was without visitors for a year longer than planned. Fortunately, the restoration is now complete and the statue is up and running as usual.

A sports match

New York City boasts the largest number of professional sports teams among other American cities. So in the right season, you can always see one of New York’s famous clubs play: the Yankees or Mets baseball, the Knicks or Brooklyn Nets basketball, the Rangers or Islanders hockey, and the Jets or Giants soccer.

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In addition to the sporting spectacle itself (and Americans know a lot about spectacle), attending a sports game will give you a chance to explore other areas of the city. “The Mets, for example, play in Queens, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. By the way, the same park is home to the headquarters of the US Open, and two New York World Fairs of 1939 and 1964 were held there. The Nets games are played in Brooklyn, and the famed Yankees are played in the new stadium in the Bronx.

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A sports match

Hot Dogs at Coney Island

Coney Island is located in the southern part of Brooklyn. It’s famous for its amusement park (the wooden roller coaster built in 1927 works here without incident!), the waterfront and Nathan’sFamous diner, which hosts a hot dog eating contest every year.

Of course, you won’t be able to beat the record set by Joel Chestnut in 2013 for this “sport: 69 hot dogs in just 10 minutes, but it might be interesting to taste what they taste like. Maybe you can find the strength to set a new record, but to have it officially registered, come here on the 4th of July, the day of the competition.

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Hot Dogs at Coney Island

Williamsburg

Located in northwest Brooklyn, this ultra-fashionable neighborhood is something of a trend factory for the entire planet.

Ten years ago it was just a sprawling row of abandoned factories and warehouses but now it’s crammed with trendy restaurants, cafes, bars, vintage stores, and boutiques. Old buildings have a new life, and the example of New York City has spawned a wave of redevelopment in old factory districts in metropolitan areas around the world.

From jewelry to freshly made foods from different countries and cultures, the park is a fun place to visit in the evenings and at weekends, when you’ll find a flea market offering handmade goods.

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Williamsburg

The neighborhood is easily accessible by subway on the L line from Union Square.

Prospect Park

In the heart of Brooklyn you can find three attractions that are not the most famous among tourists: Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Once you go here, you won’t regret spending the whole day.

Prospect Park was created by the same architects as the famous Central Park in Manhattan – Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vox.

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Prospect Park

Its area is huge – more than 230 hectares, 59 of which is the most real forest . There’s a lake and meandering creek, a boathouse, a manor house, a zoo, and, of course, many secluded alleys and paths for strolling and exercising. At the northern end of Prospect Park is the Botanical Gardens, as well as the Brooklyn Museum, whose collection includes not only American art, but also antiquities from Egypt, Africa, and Japan.

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