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  • 1. Geography New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of  the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.  Located in the Northeastern United States on  one of the world's  largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs,  each of which is a county of New York State. The five boroughs—The  Bronx,Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—were  consolidated into a single city in 1898.With a census-estimated 2012  population of 8,336,697.
  • 2. Emblematic sites • STATUE OF LIBERTY The Statue of Liberty   is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France.  The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas. The height of the Statue of Liberty is 46 meters from the base to the torch. With the pedestal and foundation included in the measurement, the full height is 96. Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
  • 3. Empire State Building The Empire State Building is located in Midtown Manhattan, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 381 meters, and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 443.2 meters high. It stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the World Trade Center's North Tower in late 1970. The Empire State Building was designed by William Frederick Lamb from the architectural firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon. The Empire State Building officially opened on this day in history, May 1, 1931. President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper.
  • 4. Central park • Central Park is a public park at the center of Manhattan in New York City. The park initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres of city-owned land (it is 840 acres today). Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War, and was completed in 1873. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States. Central park zoo The Central Park Zoo is a small 6.5-acre zoo located on Central Park. Central Park, is home to over 25,000 trees. It is part of an integrated system of four zoos and the New York Aquarium managed by the Wildlife Conservation Society, and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums . The zoo began in the 1860s as a menagerie, making it the first official zoo to open in New York. The zoo was modified in 1934, with the addition of many new buildings ranged in a quadrangle around the sea lion pool. Finally, the zoo was renovated in the mid-1980s and reopened in 1988, replacing the old-fashioned cages with naturalistic environments.
  • 5. Times Square • • • Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, at the junction of Broadway (now converted into a pedestrian plaza) and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. Times Square is the world's most visited tourist attraction, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. Approximately a third of a million people pass through Times Square daily, many of whom are either tourists or people working in the area. The northern triangle of Times Square is technically Duffy Square, dedicated in 1937 to Chaplain Francis P. Duffy of New York City's "Fighting 69th" Infantry Regiment; a memorial to Duffy is located there, along with a statue of George M. Cohan, and the TKTS discount theater tickets booth. The stepped red roof of the TKTS booth also provides seating for various events. Times Square is the site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop. On December 31, 1907, a ball signifying New Year's Day was first dropped at Times Square, and the Square has held the main New Year's celebration in New York City ever since.
  • 6. Other interesting sites • Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 486.3 m, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. St. Patrick's Cathedral The Cathedral of St. Patrick (commonly called St. Patrick's Cathedral) is a decorated NeoGothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark of New York City. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, directly across the street from Rockefeller Center.
  • 7. Classic New York food • Unlike California or the South or even the Southwest, as having one defining cuisine. Try asking for some ‘New York food,’ for example, and you could wind up getting anything from a hot dog or a hamburguer or pizza.
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