With over 2 million works of art from around the world and throughout history, the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection is thought to be the most comprehensive in the Western world. It attracts around 5 million visitors every year. Collection includes works from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, over African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art to paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters and American modern art.
Central Park, which receives approximately 35 million visitors annually, is the most visited urban park in the United States. It is one of those places that make New York such a great place to live. The Park was constructed over 150 ago, during the American Civil War. Especially during the weekends, when cars are not allowed into the park, Central Park is a great place to enjoy a bit of relaxation in the heart of the concrete jungle of New York City.
Times Square is the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. The theaters of Broadway and the huge number of illuminated signs have made it one of New York's iconic images, and a symbol of the city that never sleeps. It is the site of the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve.
Rockefeller Center is a complex of buildings built during the Great Depression by the Rockefeller family and named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr. It was the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times. Since 1933, Rockefeller Center is famous for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, which marks the unofficial start of New York's holiday season.
Top of the Rock is the observation deck atop the 70-floor, 872-foot (266 m) GE Building, the centerpiece of the complex. It is often considered the best panoramic city view, if only because it offers a view of the famous Empire State Building, which obviously cannot be seen from its own observation deck.
At the time when it was built in the early 1930s, the Empire State Building broke all records. It stood as the world's tallest building for 40 years, until the construction of WTC. Even today it is a symbol of New York, visited by 2 million people each year. The observatories on the 86th and 102nd floor offer visitors wonderful views of New York City and the surrounding area.
Two adjacent ethnic neighborhoods located in the heart of Manhattan, both famous for their authentic restorants. Chinatown is home to one of the largest Chinese communities in the Western hemisphere and one of the oldest outside of Asia.
Little Italy was once known for its large population of Italians. Today much of the neighborhood has been absorbed by Chinatown, as immigrants from China moved to the area, and the neighborhood of Little Italy consists mostly of Italian stores and restaurants, but with few Italian residents.
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1596ft (486 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.
South Street Seaport is a historic district featuring some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan. It includes restored early 19th-century commercial buildings, renovated sailing ships and modern tourist malls featuring food, shopping and nightlife, with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France for the 100th birthday of America's Independence. The Statue of Liberty has become an American symbol of freedom and welcome to the immigrants who come to the USA looking for a better life.
Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. Records indicate that more than half of all Americans had a relative who passed through Ellis Island. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum offers visitors a fascinating look into the immigrant experience through interactive exhibits, walking tours and movies.