Monday, June 19, 2017

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New York is one of the most popular cities of the world. Tourists from most of part of the world travel to New York to see endless possibilities of things that they can do in the city. The city has a lot to offer without an itinerary, one can easily get lost into the marvel of the city while missing some of the iconic places of the Big Apple. Here is the top 15, most iconic and popular destination in the city of New York.

1.    The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is the most iconic symbol of New York and probably in the whole country. The statue was a symbol of alliance between France and gave it as a gift to America. Built in 1886, the Statue of Liberty is also a famous symbol of freedom all over the world. It stands 152 feet tall from the base to the tip of its torch and weighs about 450,000 pounds. It is also the highest and largest statue on the planet located on Liberty Island and is accessible via a short boat ride from Ellis Island. You can get a fantastic view of the New York Harbor and lower Manhattan in just one frame.

2.    Empire State Building

Empire State Building is almost synonymous to the Big Apple itself. Since it opened in 1931, the building topped with mast like became the famous landmark which stands 381 m tall. The 102-storey building was once the tallest building the world. You can view the whole New York from the top of the Empire State Building which has two observatories. One observatory is located on the 86th floor about 1,050 feet and is accessible using high-speed automatic elevators. The glass-enclosed elevator is cooled during the summer months and heated during the winter season. You can view the whole city from the open-air observatory on all four sides of the Empire State Building. The other observatory is on the 102nd floor that is 1,250 feet above the ground. On good weather, you can see up to 80 miles span overlooking the neighboring states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

3.    The High Line

The High Line is the only elevated park in New York and it is one of the popular tourist destinations. In the past years, the High Line is rail track that went out of use during the 80s. In 2009, the place was renovated and the city created a 1.45-mile long landscape from Hudson Yards to the northern part of Chelsea. The park contains beautiful landscape of wildflowers and different plants. People can have the best view of the city while enjoying a leisure walk in the park.

4.    Central Park

Central Park is the heart of the city; it makes NY its unique flair as a beautiful city and not just an urbanized jungle of buildings. Numerous movie and TV shows used Central Park as their settings. The forest within the city boats of green space, Strawberry Fields, the Lake and the Central Park Zoo. During the winter season, it’s a popular destination as a skating venue and paddling during the warmer months.

5.    Metropolitan Museum of Art

In 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or ‘The Met’ was founded in 1870. The museum showcases at least 2 million of art. The museum also focuses on the architecture and art during the medieval era of Europe. The extensive collections include Egyptian art, American decorative arts, armor, arms, costumes even musical instruments.

6.    Broadway and Shubert Alley

Unleash the artist in you; try to walk in the alley of Broadway and Shubert. It remains as the pride of American theater. Broadway has a long history of world-class performances, and many of Hollywood actors even started on Broadway. It’s best to get tickets for some of the longest running shows and even the latest shows on Broadway.
Meanwhile, Shubert Alley is a famous pedestrian-only destination in the theater district of NY. The well-renowned theaters are located in Shubert Alley. These are the Booth at 22 West 45 Street and Shubert on 221 West 44th Street.

7.    Fifth Avenue

Some of the world’s top designers have their prominent stores located on Fifth Avenue. And the Big Apple is famous for its top class shopping districts. Some of the world class stores include Tiffany, Cartier, Bergdorf-Goodman and the Saks Fifth Avenue. Everyone can find pleasure walking in this prestigious street.

8.    Times Square

Hundreds of films featured Times Square as one of their pivotal settings in the movie. It was initially called as Longacre Square but was named after the New York Times in 1904. The newspaper first posted their headline in the well-renowned moving billboard in 1928. However, it hides a dark side during the Depression when many theaters and business established were forced to close their establishments. Now, tourists flock Times Square to see its massive billboards advertisements and its shopping districts.

9.    New York Public Library

Just like the Times Square, the New York Public Library had gained attention because of numerous films and TV shows that featured the massive library. The library was designed based on Beaux Arts style with the combined effort of architects, Carrere and Hastings. Few only knew its real actual name which is Stephen A Schwartzman Building. The huge library boasts of 10,000 up to date magazines, it expands two city blocks to house such enormous collections.

10.    Brooklyn Bridge

What does Godzilla, Spiderman, and Transformers have in common? It all featured the Brooklyn Bridge as a part of its plot settings. You cannot visit New York without laying eyes on the Brooklyn Bridge. The world famous bridge is the world’s first ever bridge made of steel and completed in 1883. The bridge stretches in the East River of Manhattan. The Brooklyn Bridge inspires some of the prominent songwriters, poets, painters and artists. In 1855, engineer John Roebling designed the bridge and labored every detail of the bridge from the two granite towers to its four suspended steel cables. However, during the construction in 1869, a ferry flattened Roebling’s foot. Three weeks later he died because tetanus and his son, Washington picked up where he left of completing his father’s plan. But then in 1872, Washington was diagnosed with caisson’s disease. The illness left him incapable of seeing, writing and walking abilities.

11.    Wall Street

And lastly, the most prominent place in the business world, Wall Street. Even made popular of the film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, it’s the home of the most important exchanges in the world. Located near the Federal Reserve and Trinity Church, tourist often times look up in some of the notable skyscrapers in the world.

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