East Village is a multicultural area with many ethnic restaurants, funky boutiques, rock and jazz clubs.
Greenwich Village is the home of artists, writers and New York University students.
The city is notorious for its crime (drug battles, gang wars and homeless people).
New York is famous for its Manhattan skyline - a large number of skyscrapers on a small area. Skyscrapers offer residential quarters, office spaces, restaurants, shopping facilities… The World Trade Center (WTC) is the New York's highest skyscraper built in 1973 and 47m high with 110 storeys (other: Empire State Building 381m, Chrysler Building 319m).
Central Park - famous rock concerts take place there. The most world known bridge is Brooklyn Bridge. There are many islands in this area - Roosevelt Island, Convey and Liberty Island with the Statue of Liberty (a copy of a small statue given to the USA by France to the people of the USA. It is considered to be a symbol of hope and freedom).
New York is an important industrial city and business centre (machinery, electronics, chemistry, food, textiles, and fish market). It is also the biggest part in the USA.
There are four airports (e.g. J. F. Kennedy), many TV and radio stations, over hundred hospitals, many universities (best of them is Columbia University), many cultural institutions, galleries (The Museum of Modern Art, American Craft Museum, Metropolitan Museum).
New York has the largest subway system in the world.
Interesting places in the USA:
On Western coast the most well known places are Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Los Angeles is the second largest. Here we can find the famous film centre American Film Academy awards Oscars for the best film of the year Los Angeles is also the centre of crime. LA university is called California Technology Institute. There is an important space research centre and developed car industry and the biggest ZOO in the world.
San Francisco, one of the cleanest, is the victim of frequent earthquakes. It is also known for the Golden Gate Bridge spanning between the Pacific and San Francisco Bay.
In the south there are following important centres:
New Orleans is the city where jazz was born and where Mississippi flows to the Gulf of Mexico.
Houston is known with the NASA centre and Johnson Space Centre.
Florida is mainly a tourist area with long beaches on Miami.
The biggest centres in the East are:
Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities. It used to be the first US capital. Now it is the centre of machinery and chemical industry.
Chicago lies on the banks of Lake Michigan. In 1971 the highest skyscraper in the USA was built here (Sears Tower - 438m high). Chicago is the centre of steel and iron industries and it is also an important transport centre (O'Hare Airport is the busiest airport in the USA).
Detroit is the centre of USA car industry (Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler and General Motors).
Other places: Las Vegas (rodeo festivals, casino gambling), Princeton, Dallas, Niagara Falls