New York City draws visitors from all over the world, in 2015, 12.3 million international tourists visited New York.
Undoubtedly, the image of New York City that the majority of people hold in their mind’s eye is of its skyline. If it isn’t the skyline itself, the other image most closely associated with New York is ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’ – the famous image from the 1930s of 11 construction workers eating lunch on a crossbeam during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (now called the Comcast Building).
New York’s urban structure is made up of a number of different architectural styles. From iconic Art Deco style buildings such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler building to the modernist buildings such as 8 Spruce Street or One World Trade Center. For fantastic views of New York City head to One World Observatory where you can admire the Big Apple from 102 stories up.
When it comes to professional theatre there are two areas that lead the way; London’s West End and New York’s Broadway.
Broadway street in Manhattan is home to over 40 professional theatres with 500 seats or more. The vast majority of shows are musicals but a variety of themes and issues are explored in Broadway plays. For the full schedule including ticket information see broadway.com.
Sport fans will be aware of the iconic Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks professional basketball team, which also plays host to major sporting events such as boxing as well as music concerts.
New York is home to some of the best museums in the United States, providing great opportunities for adults and children to learn something new.
There are a few to choose from but we strongly recommend; the American Museum of Natural History & Hayden Planetarium, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the National September 11th Museum.
With such a diverse mix of cultures represented in New York City it is no wonder that the food options are so wide.
From the street vendors pumping out famous NYC hotdogs to restaurants concerned with fine dining New York City has it all.
New York City has a fascinating history and one site in particular documents the history of the city, of which immigration has played such a part.
If you have any questions about New York City including things to do and see, feel free to get in touch with us, we have an experienced and passionate team of New Yorkers who would be happy to share their knowledge with you.
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