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New York: guide, information and highlights

New York City - where it all happens. Some 39 million foreign and American tourists visit New York each year. As many as one in four Americans can trace their roots back to Brooklyn. Small and large, old and new, hectic, loud, provocative, astonishing and powerful, Broadway and the Five Boroughs, Times Square and Fifth Avenue all contribute to the uniqueness that is New all contribute to the uniqueness that is New York. With a huge selection of museums, exhibitions, art and culture - New York City has it all.
 
Top 10 attractions in New York
 
1. Empire State Building
 
Tired of staring up at New York City skyscrapers? Check out the view of New York City from atop the Empire State Building. You can avoid waiting in the ticket line for the Empire State Building if you buy your tickets online in advance.
 
2. Statue of Liberty
 
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States in honor of the friendship established during the French Revolution. The Statue of Liberty has become an American symbol of freedom and welcome to the immigrants who come to the USA looking for a better life. Work of the sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, and offered as a gift from France in the 19th century, The Statue of Liberty is the most well known symbol of New York and the United States. It stands on Liberty Island, as a welcome gesture to all returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants.
 
3. Grand Central Terminal
 
Renovations since its opening in 1913 have turned Grand Central into more than just a hub for transportation -- there are shops, dining and more available to visitors. There are group tours available, as well as free tours for individuals on Wednesdays and Fridays.
 
4. Rockefeller Center
 
The Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, is known for its Christmas tree, ice skating, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Radio City Music Hall and numerous shopping and dining opportunities. Rockefeller Center is a great destination for visitors any time of year.
 
5. Ellis Island Immigration Museum
 
The Ellis Island Immigration Museum offers visitors a fascinating look into the immigrant experience. Interactive exhibits, walking tours and movies reveal the hardships and challenges faced by immigrants passing through Ellis Island.
 
6. Staten Island Ferry
 
The Staten Island Ferry is a free ferry from lower Manhattan to Staten Island, used by commuters and tourists wanting a view of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
 
7. American Museum of Natural History
 
Since opening to the public in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has evolved and grown. In addition to the Rose Center planetarium and regular exhibits, the American Museum of Natural History hosts a revolving series of new exhibits, so there is always something new to see.
 
8. Central Park
 
Central Park has offered a welcome escape from the concrete jungle of New York City for over 150 years. Take a walk, a boat ride or just enjoy a picnic in Central Park and discover for yourself why Central Park is so popular. Central Park contains several artificial lakes, extensive walking paths, two ice skating rinks, numerous ponds, a wildlife sanctuary, and grassy areas used for various sporting pursuits.
 
9. Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
"Tiffany Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art"
Over 2 million works of art from around the world and throughout history are housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an iconic art museum that is well worth a visit.
 
10. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
 
Founded in 1929 as the first museum dedicated entirely to contemporary art, the MoMA is host to an impressive collection of modern artistic efforts. From painting and sculpture to film and architecture, the Museum of Modern Art's diverse collection has something for everyone.
 
Plus: Brooklyn Bridge
 
One of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, the Brooklyn Bridge spans the East River, connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan.
 
Sport in New York
 
The most popular sport in New York is baseball. New York has two teams - the Yankees and the Mets - and as a favorite American pastime, the rivalry between the two teams can get fierce. When in New York, do not miss this experience!
New Yorkers are living the active life and you can see many fitness sports happening in local parks and recreational areas.
 
Shopping in New York
 
Shopping is extremely popular with many New York visitors. Fifth Avenue is the most famous place to shop but Greenwich Village, Union Square and the East Village are also good places to find great shopping.
 
There are many local markets too where you can find souvenirs and other gifts to take home.

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