New York City- Ultra-Modern Metropolis of America

Visiting New York City – the Ultra-Modern Metropolis of America

The most populous city in US, New York, also known as New York City or just NYC, is one of the most advanced and influential metropolises of the world. Located at the opening of Hudson River, it is made of five counties namely Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in North America.

Places to visit

One visit can never be enough to see everything New York City has to offer to the tourists. Following are some of the major attractions.

Empire State Building:

Dominating the city’s breathtaking skyline is the world’s second highest building with an observatory at the 86th floor offering a panoramic view of the entire city.



Statue of Liberty:

Statue of Liberty

The symbol of the free American spirit, this gift from France is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The gigantic sculpture is made in iron and copper and stands 151 feet tall.

The Central Park:

Central park New York

Spread across 850 acres this famous park is adorned with lush gardens, beautiful statues and sculptures. From biking, hiking and ice-skating to live concerts it has a lot to attract tourists all year-long.

The Times Square:  

Offers a feel of the city’s throbbing pulse with glowing neon signs, king-size billboards, Broadway theaters, TV studios, etc.  


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Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Has over 2 million artworks including American decorative art, Egyptian art, Costumes, arms and armors, photographs, musical instruments, etc.

Rockefeller Center:

Rockefeller Center a huge shopping and entertainment complex

A huge shopping and entertainment complex which is also home of NBC-TV and many other radio and media companies. The many shops, restaurants, the popular skating rink, statue of Atlas, etc. are some major attractions.

Brooklyn Bridge:

Bridging Manhattan and the East River, it is world’s first bridge made of steel.

Activities not to miss

Visit the iconic Statue of Liberty:

>While in New York, you must visit Statue of Liberty Crown and Ellis Island through a ferry-boat. Statue cruises offer great experience for tourists.

National September 11 Museum and Memorial:  

Visiting this place is a great way to pay homage to the innocent people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center’s twin towers.

The High Line:

High Line


With lavishly grown wild-flowers and grass, this urbanite’s playground offers panoramic views of the Hudson River and a great place for a stroll or a relaxing afternoon on the lounge chairs.

Film Forum:

If you are an ardent fan of world-famous art movies and documentaries, head to this place to watch some of the best while eating a lemon-poppy sponge cake.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:

Savor on the famous American Pizza at one of New York’s popular pizza joints under Brooklyn Bridge.

Transportation and accommodation

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Being one of the most advanced metros, New York City is well-connected to the rest of the world. You can arrive in one of the many international airports in the city. The city has world’s best subway service and you can reach any place in and around it using a train. Other transportation options include buses, cabs or private cars. From luxury accommodations in star-hotels to budget apartments, you can find a suitable place to stay in the city.

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