Secrets of New York
If someday you want to visit New York, you will have to read this post, to find out all the things you can visit in this fantastic city.
The city is full of cultural places as entertainment centers for all ages, equally the cultural diversity it has is very huge and it is really impossible to visit all at the same time.
There are places for all tastes and types, you can choose what is the most important thing to visit, also quote places such as lodgings, meals, bars and various places of interest.
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What to see in New York
Times Square is the heart of New York and over the years has become a symbol of this cosmopolitan city.
As we know it, Times Square has a relatively recent history because, until the late 1990s, the area was synonymous with crime and drugs.
During Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s term at the turn of the century, Times Square was recycled.
Our favorite area of New York
Times Square is Manhattan’s most lively area and our recommended place to stay, dine and have a drink. You can find anything you want in Times Square.
With 102 floors and a height of 381 meters, the Empire State Building has been the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1972.
Today, after the fall of the Twin Towers, it is the third tallest building in New York behind the One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue. The Empire State has 102 plants and a height of 381 meters, which reaches 443 meters if we count its antenna.
The skyscraper was built in record time, only 410 days passed from the beginning of its construction to its inauguration. In the construction, in the midst of the crisis of the 29th, more than 3,000 workers worked that made it possible to build 4 and a half plants per week.
Climb to the Empire State Lookout
In the Empire State there are two viewpoints, one on the 86th floor (320 meters high) and another on the 102nd. Going up to the first one costs $32, and continuing until the second one costs $20.
Every year almost 4 million tourists visit the building and, since it was built, it has been visited by more than 100 million. This makes the queues to go up to its viewpoint eternal at certain times of the day, and not even the inauguration of the One World Trade Center has caused them to decrease.
Explore Central Park, one of the world’s largest urban parks and one of New York’s symbols. Discover all their points of interest.
Central Park is New York’s largest urban park and one of the largest in the world. It is more than 4 kilometers long and 800 meters wide.
In the 340 hectares that Central Park occupies you will find meadows, artificial lakes, waterfalls and areas that look like an authentic forest. Within the park itself is also the Central Park Zoo and other attractions.
In addition to being Manhattan’s main lung, this park is one of New Yorkers’ favorite places for walking, sunbathing or sports. As a curiosity, it’s amazing to see so many people running around pushing baby strollers.
Walking or cycling
Although in order to get to know some of the wildest areas of Central Park it is necessary to get lost while walking, in order to get an overview of the park the best thing is to rent a bicycle and do the circuit that surrounds it.
If you decide to rent a bicycle, you will find many shops in the area. The price is quite economical and can be haggled over.
Statue of Liberty
A symbol of political freedom and independence, the Statue of Liberty is probably New York’s most famous monument. Discover its history and how to visit it.
The Statue of Liberty is 46 meters high (93 if you count the base) is located on Liberty Island, and to visit it is necessary to go by Ferry. The pier is located in Battery Park, south of Manhattan.
The Statue of Liberty was inaugurated in October 1886 and was a gift from the French to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. In 1984 it was declared a World Heritage Site.
Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the Eiffel Tower, participated in its design.
Go up to the viewpoint
On July 4, 2009, coinciding with United States Independence Day (a very important date for the Statue of Liberty), the viewpoint of the crown was reopened to the public since, since the 9/11 attacks, climbing was prohibited.
To go up to the lookout you can buy tickets online weeks in advance because otherwise it will be impossible, the climb is done in groups of ten people with a limit of 30 visitors per hour.
Inaugurated by Barack Obama 13 years after the terrible attacks in New York, the moving 9/11 Museum pays tribute to all the victims.
The 9/11 Museum was created to preserve history and to pay tribute to the victims of the two attacks on the World Trade Center throughout its history: that of September 11, 2001 (2,977 dead and more than 6,000 wounded) and that of February 26, 1993 (6 dead and more than 1,000 wounded).
The museum’s collection contains more than 10,000 objects, including survivors’ testimonies, photographs, objects of the victims, works of art built in commemoration, material recovered from the rubble, columns of the Twin Towers, audiovisuals of the terrorists… the list is endless.
Among the most striking objects in the museum’s immense exhibit are objects recovered from the rubble of the Twin Towers (including the first vehicles to arrive, such as a fire truck) and videos of airport security checks when terrorists entered.
One of the most recent is the costume of the soldier who killed Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the attacks.
The museum exhibits 2 documentaries (15 and 10 minutes) that are especially recommended. “Facing Crisis,” which shows never-before-seen interviews with people directly involved in decision-making – such as President George Bush and the mayor of New York – and “Rebirth at Ground Zero,” based on the renewal of the area.
Interesting Facts about New York City
- The first name given to the area by the explorer at the service of France Giovanni da Verrazano, in 1524, was “Nueva Angulema”. The first name of European origin, because it was already inhabited by native Algonquin and Iroquois Indians.
- The Hudson River owes its name to the second to explore the bay, the British Hudson in 1609, which ran it in the service of the Netherlands.
- The Dutch formerly called the Hudson “Noort Rivier” (North river) in opposition to the Delaware, baptized “Zuide Rivier” (South river). The Mohican name of the river is “Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk”, which means “the river that goes up both banks”.
- The current island of Manhattan was bought from the Indians in 1626 by Peter Minuit, governor of the Dutch company of the West Indies, for $24. There, a colony was established which he called New Amsterdam. The colony specialized in the fur trade with the Indians.
- It was in 1674 when through the treaty of Westminster, the area passed from the Dutch to the English who renamed it New York in honor of the Duke of York. With the neighboring colonies the English constituted New England.
- It is said that there are more than 2,000 bridges in New York alone. The Brooklyn Bridge, in 1883, was the first one suspended by steel cables. It is 1825 metres long and for 20 years it is the longest suspension bridge on the planet.
- The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York on June 17, 1885 after a sea voyage from France, which gave it to the city. The statue, made of copper, was cut into 300 pieces. It took them a year to build the pedestal and then they started assembling the pieces.
- The book that holds the Statue of Liberty shows, in Roman numerals, the date of the Declaration of Independence of the United States, July 4, 1776.
- The famous Christmas tree of the Rockefeller Center must be the variety of spruce abies 19.8 meters high and 10.6 meters wide (minimum) found in the last years of life. The Tree is donated to the Rockefeller Center by its owner.
- Broadway is the longest Avenue in New York with a length of 33 kilometers. Its name comes from the Dutch “breede wegh”, which means ‘wide road’.
- Wall Street is the largest safe in the world. It is in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 25 meters deep, and was assaulted in the film “Crystal Jungle: Revenge”, starring Bruce Willis.