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Manhattan

 

Most of the sights in New York City lie within Manhattan with perhaps the most famous ones being Empire State Building, Times Square, Wall Street and the World Trade Centre Site. While here, also make sure to visit Central Park and Midtown for an abundance of great shops, museums and theaters.

 

Lower Manhatten from the Staten Island Ferry

(Lower Manhatten as seen from the Staten Island Ferry)

 

The Greenwich Village is home to the more bohemian population of New York with many famous artists calling this home. The Village comes alive at night with cafés, theaters and clubs on every corner. Two more "villages" worth visiting are China Town and Little Italy. They are New York's largest and most colorful ethnic neighborhoods overflowing with restaurants and street trade.

 

Statue of Liberty

 

The Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol of New York, representing freedom since her inauguration in 1886. A gift from the French government, this 93m high statue stands on top of an old army fort on Liberty Island. Groups of 10 people at a time can enter the viewing platform in the crown on the statue's head.

 

Ellis Island

 

More than half of America's population can trace their roots to Ellis Island, which served as the country's immigration port from 1892 to 1954. Today the site houses the three story Ellis Island Immigration Museum with permanent exhibits and an electronic database to trace ancestors. Outside, the American Immigration Wall of Honor is the largest wall of names in the world.

 

The Bronx

 

Visit the Bronx for the original 1923 Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. Both the Zoo and the Botanical Garden are the largest in the US and stretch over a huge area of land. Here you can find more than 500 species of animals, 48 speciality gardens and plant collections.

 

Brooklyn

 

If Brooklyn was a seperate city, it would be the fourth largest city in the US. It is the most ethnically diverse borough in New York and home to entertainment legends like Mel Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Woody Allen and Notorious B.I.G. Visit the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens for the largest bonsai collection in the country, the Brooklyn Museum of Art with a permanent collection of over 1 million objects or "the world's largest playground" at Coney Island.

 


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