12 Main Tourist Attractions In New York City

New York City is one of the largest cities in the world. Approximately 8 million people living in New York City with an area less than 900 thousand km2, making New York the most populous city in the whole of North America.  City of New York is also a city of destination for migrants from all over the world who want to achieve their dreams of success. New York attracted the interest of many tourists visiting the United States.

The main destinations in New York include the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Broadway theater productions, museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other tourist attractions such as Central Park, Washington Square Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Bronx Zoo, South Street Seaport, New York Botanical Garden, luxury shopping along Fifth and Madison Avenue, events such as the Tribeca Film Festival and a free concert at Central Park Summerstage and Delacorte Theater. The Statue of Liberty is a major tourist spot and one of the USA’s most iconic easily recognizable.

1. Statue Of Liberty

Statue of LibertyLiberty Enlightening the World, better known as the Statue of Liberty is a giant statue which is located on Liberty Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, United States. The statue was awarded France to the United States in the late 19th century and is a symbol of welcome to visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans. The Statue of Liberty is a major tourist attraction and one of the most recognizable icons of the United States.

2. Empire State Building

Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. This building has a height of 381 meter peak. If combining antenna towers, tall buildings reached 443.2 m. Empire State Building in general became cultural icon of the United States. Building was designed in Art Deco style and was dubbed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Building and interior ground floor is designated as a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and the New York City Board of Estimate. This building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

3. Ellis Island

Ellis islandEllis Island is the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States that serves as the busiest immigrant inspection station in the country from 1892 to 1954. The island is being developed through land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Previously, some of the original small islands are home to the Fort Gibson and a marine magazine. The island became part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and since 1990 the island has a museum of immigration run by the National Park Service.

4.  Broadway theatre

Broadyway TheatreBroadway theater is the most professional form of theater known by the American public and generates the most money for the actors, technicians and others involved in the theater. Along with London’s West End theater, Broadway theater is usually the main referral of high-grade commercial theater in countries that speak English. Broadway theater, or a Broadway show, refers to a performance, usually a play or musical drama, which appeared in one of the 39 professional theaters with a capacity of 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District numbers, Manhattan, New York.

5. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of ArtPermanent collection includes works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the famous European painters, and a large collection of American and modern art. The Met also has works of art from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Byzantine, and Islamic. The museum is also the site of a collection of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and weapons and armor fashioned from around the world. Some interior nobility, from the first century Roman to modern American design is in the gallery of the Met.

6. Central Park

Belvedere Castle in Central ParkCentral Park is large public park in Manhattan, New York City. The extent of 3.41 km ² of land with a rectangular shape (4 km long, 800 m wide). Each year, the park is visited by approximately 25 million people, and also the most visited park in the United States. Central Park is one of the famous parks in the world, because the park is often used as a location in films and television coverage of the material. is private, nonprofit organization Managers Central Park Conservancy contracted by the Department of Parks and Recreation New York City.

7. Washington Square Park

Washington Square parkWashington Square Park is one of the most famous parks in the 1,900 public parks in New York City. With an area of ​​9.75 acres, the park is became neighborhood landmark in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, as well as became meeting place and a center of cultural activity. The park is operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation New York City. As an open space park without regulations, local garden fountain has long been a place of recreation for local people and tourists. Most of the buildings around the park is owned by New York University.

8. Rockefeller Center

GE Building Rockefeller CenterRockefeller Center or Rockefeller Plaza is complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th extensive and 51st Street in New York City, USA. Built by the Rockefeller family, its located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning in the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. This complex was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

9. Times Square

Times Square New YorkTimes Square is name of the main street intersection in Manhattan, New York City, USA. This intersection is the meeting place of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and includes the area between West 42nd to West 47th Street. Every New Year’s Eve at One Times Square Building held annual ceremonies Times Square ball drop. Times Square is often called the “Crossroads World” or the “Great White Way”, and has achieved status as the famous landmarks in the world and a symbol of New York City and the United States.

10. Bronx Zoo

Bronx ZooBronx Zoo is located in the borough of the Bronx, New York City, specifically in Bronx Park. Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, made ​​up of parks and natural habitat area of ​​265 acres (107 ha) which is cleaved by the Bronx River. Bronx Zoo is part of a system of four zoos and one aquarium integrated managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

11. South Street Seaport

South Street SeaportSouth Street Seaport is a historic area in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, where Fulton Street meets the East River and is situated close to the Financial District. Seaport is historic district special, different from the next Financial District. This region has a variety of the oldest architecture in Downtown Manhattan, as well as commercial building restoration concentration early 19th century the largest in the city. This includes renovated original mercantile buildings, renovated sailing ships, the former Fulton Fish Market, and modern mall that offers shopping, food and nightlife with a view overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. At the entrance there is a lighthouse Titanic Memorial Cruise.

12. New York Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden main entranceNew York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is one of the main botanical garden in the United States located in the Bronx, New York City. This garden in Bronx Park occupying 250 acres (100 ha) and became place founded some world-leading plant laboratories. This botanical garden is often organizes exhibitions and events that interest laps all year attracted more than 800,000 visitors annually.

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