-New York is situated on the northeast coast of America, surrounding of Atlantic Ocean, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York-the state and Delaware.
-it’s made up of five distinct boroughs: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
-History: 1524-Giovanni de Verrazano sails into NY harbor as the first one in history
1626-the English man Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from the Indians for $24 of trinkets
Throw NY`s history, the city grows and had experienced periods of economic decline and growth, but in booth good & bad times, it remains one of the worlds most vital city. We now her as the city that newer sleeps or as the “Big Apple”. Lots of film producers use it as the background for their films and lot of singers sing about this city. NY is not interesting just for tourists but also for immigrants. In NY live 15 Million people and 9 Mio. of them are immigrants. In a year million of tourists visit this city.
THE NY`S TOP 10 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ARE:
Ellis Island: in the emigration wave in yers1892 until 1954 it was the gate to America for million of people. Here have they heard if they can entry or must go home. Now it is a museum.
Empire State Building: is the most famous skyscraper in NY. Before Twins were build it was the highest building (443m). It is situated in the 5th Avenue. It is also used as a observatory. From the102nd floor you can see on a clear day over 80 miles. It’s used as a natural lightning conductor (when it’s raining the thunder go throw the building into the earth). South Street Seaport: popular fish-markets, restaurants, historic ships docked here
Rockefeller Center: is the largest privately owned complex in NY. You can find all kind of shops here, even a botanic garden and a opera house. On Christmas you can see a real big Christmas tree in front of the building.
Museum of Modern Art: you can find pictures from famous artists like Picasso or Van Gogh but also drawings, photographs, architecture and design (furniture).
Metropolitan Museum of Art: it’s situated on the 5th Avenue. If you looking for houses collections from all over the world, including ancient Egyptian art & American sculpture and decorative art since colonial times, you on the right place.
China Town: it’s situated on the Lower East Side. Over 80 000 Chines-Americans live there. It’s a community made up of immigrants who had first gone to California.
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