New York – ¨ The Big Apple ¨

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New York, often called New York City (NYC) in American English, to distinguish the state of New York, although its official name is City of New York is the most populated city in the United States and the second most populous in North America, after Mexico City.
It is affectionately called the ‘Big Apple’ and is recognized as one of the largest metropolises on the planet. His fame gives him the title “capital of the world, and as corroborating this credential, the United Nations has its headquarters there.

New York, with 8,168,338 inhabitants in the city and 21,923,089 in the metropolitan area is among the places with highest density of population in the United States, with over 10,000 inhabitants / km ² and is the fifth largest city in the world terms of population.

Location:   
New York City, is located on the northeast coast of the country, in the heart of a vast metropolitan area known as the tri-state ( “tri”), being at the junction between the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It has 780 km ², divided into five boroughs (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island) belongs to the state of New York, whose capital is Albany and is located 380 km north of the capital of United States: Washington DC .

Tourism is well developed in New York because the city is famous buildings, monuments and famous places. Many visitors to the Radio City Music Hall, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and several other New York landmarks. The World Trade Center was a famous tourist destination before the September 11, 2001, and since then, the “Zero” has become a very important place for visitors.

The Port of South Street in the south east of Manhattan, has naval museums, shops and Tango every Sunday during the summer.

Attractions in New York:
Among the hidden attractions of the city is the Hispanic Society of America, which houses a collection of Spanish painting was most important in Spain.

The first Thanksgiving Day Parade in the store “Macy’s” was held in New York on November 27, 1924. Since then he has been an annual event that clusters tens of thousands of spectators and, in recent years, millions of viewers. Also, the March 17 of each year is the Parade St. Patrick’s Day, which attracts a massive audience that is strolling on Fifth Avenue with the green face paint and a plastic cup with beer in hand. You can see pipers, floats of bright green.

Many people identify the area of Manhattan, full of tourists, such as “New York”. New York is really all that diverse. The city has five boroughs or districts: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. They all have their attractions worth exploring. The Bronx has a zoo and a botanical garden worth a visit if you have time. Brooklyn was the third largest city in the United States in the nineteenth century and has historic neighborhoods (Brooklyn Heights or Park Slope), where you can admire the historic buildings of the nineteenth century known as Brownstone, or areas such as setting the trends Williamsburgh not be missed either the Greenwood Cemetery.

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