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Rabiyah Assingment 2A

  1. 1. New York Rabiyah Khan - 6123031
  2. 2. History & Geography New York is the most popular city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most popular city 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.The population of New York according to the website nyc.gov as at 2013 was 8,405,837. I used this particular source as it was an official government website and gave correct and up to date information about the city.
  3. 3. Attractions New York has many famous attractions which include; •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.
  4. 4. • 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. • 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.
  5. 5. • Rockfeller Centre 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. • 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.
  6. 6. The source i used for this was the book; New York City The Rough Guide By Martin Dunford and Jack Holland. This book had all the information about the famous attractions of New York including details of the attractions. This is a credible source as it a published book with some good reviews about it too. It gives the readers information about travel as well as other basic things a person should know about. The book also has in-depth information about the city including the history.
  7. 7. Transport New York has various transportation. The most common and most used by daily commuters is the subway. The underground link connects all over the city of New York. This city is also famous for the yellow cabs and these can be seen all around the city. As New York is a busy city people prefer to take public transport as that is the most convenient way for them. The website ‘http://www.ny.com/transportation/’ has all the information about the different transportation available including costs. This website is credible as it’s also a site governed and looked after by professionals and has true and accurate information.
  8. 8. There are numerous flight options available to travel to New York. Nowadays there are many trusted travel sites to book your holidays. The leading booking company is known as Expedia, they also do packages that include hotels and flights. Upon doing a search of a 1 week trip to New York from Sydney including hotels it costs approximately $4000. This of course can vary depending on the airline, and hotel chosen. Flight and accommodation can be booked separately to suit your travel needs. They also have a car hire service incase you would want to drive around the city. Rates to New York are cheaper during their winter period as people prefer the summer to travel.
  9. 9. Dining New York is the home to some of the finest dining. You can find a great range of food at competitive rates. You do not always have to spend too much money for food as even some streets have take away food available at real low prices. The no 1 food people eat in New York are hot dogs according to surveys conducted by the New York Magazine. Los Tacos No. 1 has been voted # 1 restaurant in New York by the biggest travellers review website www.tripadvisor.com. On this website information can be obtained about the best dining in New York and it also links to the respective websites of the restaurants which makes it easier than searching each restaurant individually. I used these websites as the reviews written on this site are by verified travellers who have had the experience to witness what they write. This makes this a credible source as it is first hand information.
  10. 10. References • Holland, Dunford, J, D, 2002. The Rough Guide to New York City. 1st ed. London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd. • NYC. 2014. The Official Website of the City of New York. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www1.nyc.gov/. [Accessed 16 April 14]. • Travel and Transportation Guide. 2014. New York City Transportation. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ny.com/transportation/. [Accessed 30 April 14]. • Expedia. 2014. Travel: Cheap Flights, Hotels, Packages & Car Hire. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.expedia.com.au. [Accessed 02 May 14].