The "Skyline" of the City of New YorkRecognized worldwide, called the skyline, that is, the silhouette of thetall buildings in the sky of New York City is a unique attraction. Manyskyscrapers of Manhattan are national monuments, dating fromdifferent eras of the citys history and represent different styles ofarchitecture. Among the oldest are the Metropolitan Life InsuranceTower and the Woolworth Building, both built in the early twentiethcentury.Times Square / BroadwayIlluminated 24 hours a day with animated screens, billboards and marquees immense theater, manyconsider the Times Square Manhattan in the heart of New York City - and the center of the world. Visitorscan shop at major stores like Toys "R" Us and Hersheys, take pictures with celebrities made of wax atMadame Tussauds, play electronic games at Dave & Busters or dinner at one of many restaurants that existin the area.Statue of Liberty / Ellis IslandSince 1886, the Statue of Liberty has the effect of a beacon of arrival for many immigrants. The statue wascreated by two French painter and sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and engineer Alexandre-
GustaveEiffel (who created the Eiffel Tower in Paris). You can see the Statue of Liberty up close on a walkby the shore of the Hudson River Park in Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge or the ferry to Staten Island.Central ParkCovering more than 3 km ² in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park has a diverse landscape of fields,walking trails and tranquil canals. Designed in the mid-nineteenth century by Frederick Law Olmsted andCalvert Vaux, the park today is the centerpiece of the system of public parks in the city.Brooklyn BridgeThe Brooklyn Bridge occupies a unique place in the history of New York City. The oldest of the threebridges connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan spans nearly 2 miles over the East River. When opened in1883, was the longest suspension bridge in the world and, in 1964, she was designated as a NationalHistoric Landmark. Today, it remains one of the iconic sights of the city, a structure of steel cable andGothic arches as inspiring now as when it opened.
Prospect Park / Grand Army PlazaLocated in downtown Brooklyn, Prospect Park with its 2 km ² area is an ideal place for rest and recreation,in addition to contact with nature provides. Among the attractions are the vast space known as LongMeadow, the Kate Wollman Rink, where you can skate in the winter and boating in the summer, theAudubon Center, the first urban bird sanctuary in the United States, and the Bandshell, popular forconcerts outdoors in the warmer periods of the year. Grand Army Plaza, with its lofty arch tocommemorate the Civil War, is the most important part of the park.Lower Manhattan / Wall StreetBetween Wall and Broad Street, the Financial District is a neighborhood of Manhattan original, wherehistoric sites and high finance are side by side in the narrow streets that lead to Peter Stuyvesant and thedays of the city as a distant village Dutch. As we mentioned attractions Trinity Church, the Stock Exchangeof New York (NYSE) and the Charging Bull sculpture, and even the Federal Hall, the first capitol of theUnited States and also where George Washington took the oath as the first president of the country .
Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical GardenLocated in the northernmost district of the city, the Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan wildlife reservein the country. In a little more than 1 km ², living more than 4000 animals, Siberian tigers and African storksto California sea lions and crocodiles of the Nile.Many roam the habitats that mimic the environment and remember their distant "houses" around theworld; noteworthy exhibitions Congo Gorilla Forest and Madagascar! North of the zoo is the New YorkBotanical Garden, where sunny greenhouses, educational exhibits and a tranquil landscape of 1 km ² withcolorful plants provide a fun day for the family.Flushing Meadows-Corona ParkDesigned to host the Worlds Fair of 1939-40, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, is an obligatorystop for visitors who are interested in the latest in art, science and sports. The Queens Museum of Artexhibits contemporary art and its center of attention, the Panorama of the City of New York, a detailedarchitectural model of 836 m² of the five districts that represent exactly shortcut each building and thecity.
Museum MileAdjacent to Central Park in Manhattan, the stretch of Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street, withnine cultural centers, became known as Museum Mile - the Museum Mile. The 10 institutions are a diversegroup that offers some of the best collections of the city in terms of art, history, design and cultureworldwide.High Line ParkEven when it comes to something as simple as a park, the city of New York can not avoid innovation. Thehigh of nearly 2.5 km where the freight trains increased from 1934 until 1980 was reopened in 2009 as apublic park.The site displays a combination of lush and colorful plant life - the good kind that arose between the railsfor more than a quarter century of neglect - and long and narrow walkways that allow visitors to walkthrough them and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline.
Staten Island FerryMore than a means of transportation, the Staten Island Ferry is an attraction. Free, visitors can make thetrip from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island by water, see the Statue of Liberty and the wonderfullandscapes of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline.The ferry leaves visitors at the St. George Ferry Terminal, a short path starting from the Snug HarborCultural Center. This cultural and entertainment destination, a refuge for sailors before actually includesseveral establishments that offer diversity to suit all interests and ages.Uptown: Morningside Heights, Harlem, Washington Heights, InwoodThe wide avenues and tree-lined Uptown Manhattan and downtown city views create an atmosphere thatis different from the Midtown area and the city center. The campus of Columbia University, a premieracademic institutions in the country, is an excellent place to start.Many of its buildings are designed in the Beaux-Arts Centre Court and, in particular, is perfect for taking awalk. Soon after is the Church of St. John the Divine. Construction of the cathedral, which is the largest inthe world, began in 1892 and continues to this day.Its remarkable architectural features highlight the long Gothic nave and stained glass windows, includingthe Great Rose Window, made with more than 10 million pieces of colored glass.
When to goBoth the cold and the heat often extreme. If you want milder temperatures, go in May, June, September orOctober.Christmas in New York is magical (but do not expect anything from the New Years Eve. Fall Ball isnonsense, and logistics, chaotic).In February the price of the hotels usually plummet (good to spend the Carnival).Since the summer unfolds a New York rueira more than ever, with many activities in Central Park andeveryone even more relaxed than usual. Take your Havaianas.DirectionsTAM, American, Delta and United fly direct from JFK to Sao Paulo. Continental flies to Newark.Rio TAM and American fly nonstop or connections. Make connection: Delta (Atlanta) and U.S. Air(Charlotte).Departing from Belo Horizonte, Recife or Salvador you can fly with American via Miami without passingthrough São Paulo. In Brasiliacango via Atlanta, Delta.