epic skyscrapers to electrically charged ambience, initial experience
of New York City can leave you utterly overwhelmed. Romance radiates
from every street corner as film sets burst into life. New York
is the city of the future.
named New Amsterdam by Dutch colonists, it wasn’t until British
occupation in 1664 it became recognized as present day New York.
The creation of the Erie Canal in 1825 was the mechanism for trade
and industrial growth that bought about the thriving city of today.
visitors travelling via boat, opening port of call is the majestic
Statue of Liberty. This illustrious emblem of the American Dream
was designed by Gustave Eiffel – he of Eiffel Tower notoriety
– and erected in 1886. For security purposes the Statue no
longer offers public admission, however access to Liberty Island
is still permitted, providing an exceptional picture of the elegant
the Statue rests Ellis Island, an immigration station until the
midpoint of last century. Formerly used by the English for disciplining
buccaneers, Ellis Island supervised the influx of millions of European
immigrants during the first half of the twentieth-century. The museum
– open daily with free admission – is well worth a couple
of hours of your time.
East River, Brooklyn Bridge is recognizable to anyone who has been
to the movies. Affording some of the most breathtaking sights of
Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge was constructed in 1883, and at time
of completion was the worlds biggest suspension bridge and earliest
to utilize steel cables.
42nd Street sits the vast, cathedral-like Grand Central Station.
At one hundred and fifty feet tall, the stylishly decorated starry
sky ceiling is a magnificent spectacle to behold. You may explore
the station yourself, however best alternative is to seize advantage
of the frequent free tours. If seafood is your thing, the Oyster
Bar is a must, offering exceptional cuisine and a cool view.
the heart of Manhattan lies Central Park, providing immense contrast
to demanding urban life. Conceived in 1876, a recreational area
was developed to afford the citizens a respite from modern living.
By now New York was a flourishing town and authorities felt individuals
required a contrast to bricks and mortar. Central Park Zoo is continually
popular, as is the Wollman Rink, a delight in winter. Shakespeare
in the Park – an admirable production – is located at
the Delacorte Theatre and is free, however obtain your tickets in
About the Author:
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travel as well as issues that influence the world in which we live.
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