New York City• The most populous city in the USA, and one of the most populous areas in the world.• Population of 8million citizens.• Consists of five boroughs.• Often called the city that never sleeps.
Boroughs • The five boroughs: • 1: Manhattan • 2: Brooklyn • 3: Queens • 4: Bronx • 5: Staten Island
Wall Street• Major financial centre of the U. S. and symbolizes the money market and financiers of the U.S.• Wall Street was called because of a wall which extended along the street in Dutch times.• Built about 1650 from the Hudson and the East River to protect the small colony living south of this street from attacks by Indians.• Later the wall was removed, but the name remained.
The Metropolitan Museum of Arts• One of the worlds largest and most important art museums.• The main building is located on the eastern edge of Central Park.• The Mets permanent collection contains more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments.
Statue of Liberty• Stands on the Ellis island. It is a worldwide symbol of freedom and it is called ‘lady liberty’.• Designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886.• The statue, a gift to the United States from the people of France.• Is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tablet evoking upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
Times Square• Is at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.• Has become a symbol of its home city. Times Square is principally defined by its animated, digital advertisements.• Named after the Times Building (now One Times Square), where The New York Times was formerly headquartered.
St. Patricks Cathedral• The largest decorated Roman Catholic cathedral in North America.• One of the biggest tourist attractions in NYC, constructed between 1858 and 1879.
New York Botanical Garden• Is the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the world.• One of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, located in the Bronx.• It spans some 250 acres (100 ha) of Bronx Park and is home to some of the worlds leading plant laboratories.• It offers major exhibitions and flower shows throughout the year, drawing over 800,000 visitors annually.
Central Park• Large public park (3.41 km).• With about twenty-five million visitors annually.• The most visited city park in the United States, and its appearance in many movies and television shows has made it among the most famous city parks in the world.
WTC-World Trade Center• Was a complex with seven buildings featuring landmark twin towers in Lower Manhattan.• Twin towers were destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 terrorist attacks.• The site is currently being rebuilt with five new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks.
WTC-Memorial site• Also known as "Ground Zero".
Empire State Building• It rises to 381 m at the 102nd floor, and its full structural height (including broadcast antenna) reaches 443 m.• The building has 85 stories of commercial and office space and an indoor and outdoor observation deck on the 86th floor.
Rockefeller Center• Is "a city within a city“.• It is the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times It is a complex of 19 commercial buildings with its own restaurants, stores, theatres, post--offices.• In winter its plaza is transformed from an outdoor restaurant to an ice- skating pond Radio City Music Hall.
Madison Square Garden• Has been the name of four arenas in New York City.• It is also the name of the entity which owns the arena and several of the professional sports franchises which play there.• It is the largest indoor stadium in the city, home of all kinds of sports, public events and elaborate entertainments.
Brooklyn Bridge• Is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 1825 m over the East River connecting the Manhattan and Brooklyn.• it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.
Museum of Natural History• One of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world.• The Museum boasts habitat groups of African, Asian and North American mammals.• Most of the Museums collections of mammalian and dinosaur fossils
Broadway Theatre• The citys 39 largest theatres are collectively known as "Broadway”.• Broadway theatre is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows.
City Hall• The seat of the government of New York City.• The building houses the office of the Mayor of New York City and the chambers of the New York City Council.• The building is the oldest City Hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions.
Major League Baseball• Baseball has been always popular in New York.• The citys two current Major League Baseball teams are the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.