New York City Travel Guide with HolidayDex

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New York City Travel Guide with HolidayDex

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Travel to New York City – The City That Never Sleeps

New York City (NYC) is the most populous city in the United States. The “big apple” also called located on the east coast of America. With an estimated population of 8 million over about 300 square miles (780km²), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.

New York City has a huge selection of attractions for all interests. No matter if young or old. The city offers about 500 galleries, about 200 museums, more than 150 theaters and more than 18,000 restaurants.

City districts:

New York City is divided into five boroughs.

Manhattan:

As a rule, Manhattan is divided into East Side and West Side, and Uptown and Downtown. Central Park divides the middle part of New York City into East and West Side. From Washington Square Park, the Broadway serves as the dividing street for the division between East and West.

The most famous place in Manhattan is Time Square, which is the center of the Broadway. Every tourist visit the Time Square by day or night. It is always brightly lit by the many billboards.

Another famous part of Manhattan is the Financial District. It is also home to the famous Wall Street. The Financial District is in Lower Manhattan on the southern part.

Brooklyn:

 TheBrooklyn is located on the far west of Long Island and shares a state border with Queens to the northeast. Brooklyn offers a wide range of parks as well as architectural attractions.

Queens:

The borough of Queens provides international air connections. However, The borough is home of the John F. Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport.

Bronx:

Borough of Bronx is located north of Manhattan and has a fascinating cultural background. In the late 1960s, the origins of hip-hop and breakdancing originated there. The borough is also home to Yankee Stadium, which regularly hosts baseball games.

Staten Island:

Staten Island is located west of Brooklyn and southwest of Manhattan. The borough is connected to Brooklyn by a bridge. A ferry runs to Manhattan for foot travelers. Staten Island has a suburban cityscape with loosely developed residential areas and green spaces.

Weather in New York City:

The average annual temperature is 12.5 °C.  Warmest month is July, where the average temperatures are 28.2 °C and the coldest month is January with 3.1 °C.

The weather in July and August can be unpleasant, with temperatures rising above 30 °C and high humidity with heavy rainfall, which can also bring thunderstorms. Therefore, the summer weather is often considered very unpleasant.

In January, temperatures can drop to -20 °C, but it is often quite sunny. Due to the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, strong winds and heavy rain and snowfall can occur.

Languages in New York City:

The city is the home of many languages. Of course, English is the main language. Besides English, a large part of the population can also speak Spanish, which is spoken by about 24%. The third-largest language is Chinese with about 5%. Since New York is a cosmopolitan city, you will always find people who speak your language.

Culture and sights:

New York City has many important theaters, museums, buildings and parks. As well as a distinctive music and sports culture. In New York City you can also find regular events and culinary specialties.

Theater:

Most musical performances are on the Broadway, where there is something for everyone. In this district you will find about 40 large theaters. In the Off-Broadway you will find about 1500 performances in small theaters per year.

Music:

New York is one of the most important centers for music in the United States, along with Los Angeles, New Orleans and Chicago. In the city you will find countless jazz and rock clubs. To this day, New York is the “capital” of jazz music. There is also hip-hop music has its origins in the city.

Museums:

There are many famous museums in New York City. The most famous are the “American Craft Museum”, the “Brooklyn Museum” and the “Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum”. The largest natural history museum in the world “American Museum of Natural History” can be found in the city. There are about 30 million samples and exhibits in the museum. The “Metropolitan Museum of Art” is one of the most famous museums of fine art and design.

Buildings

In the city you will find about 5,800 buildings that have more than twelve floors. That is why New York is also called the city of skyscrapers. The two towers of the World Trade Center were the two highest buildings in New York City until the destruction. Among the most popular buildings are the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island, the Flatiron Building, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and the World Financial Center.

Parks:

The most famous park is Central Park, which is located in the middle of Manhattan. It is about 340 ha in size. A popular place is also the Bronx Zoo, where you can find many animals that are already extinct in the wild.

Sports:

The most famous sports club is the New York Yankees with their Yankee Stadium. Other sports are also represented such as football, basketball, field hockey and soccer.

Regular events:

Every year there are some events in New York. The Chinese New Year, which is in January or February, is celebrated every year. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17 with a parade on Fifth Avenue. Every summer, Christopher Street Day is celebrated in New York and the rest of the world.

Other events include Columbus Day, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sporting events include the US Open Tennis Championships and the New York City Marathon.

Culinary specialties:

Due to the variety of different residents, is also the cuisine. Due to the approximately 18,000 restaurants, food from all over the world can be found. The most popular dishes are bagels, pancakes, cheesecakes, pizza, hot dogs and burgers, but also soul food and sushi.

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