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  • New York is situated in the Northeast region of the United States of America.

  • Over eight million people call the Big Apple home, and the city attracts up to fifty million visitors a year.

  • Ever since the colonists arrived in 1624, New York has been continuously shaped by the waves of immigrants drawn here by the promise of hope and liberty.

  • Every newcomer arrived with a cultural suitcase that contributed to the sounds, tastes, and textures of New York.

  • But it is their dreams which built the city, a city like no other!

  • New York touches not only the heavens with its mythic skyline, its influence radiates to every corner of the globe.

  • Every street corner, it seems, is familiar through documentary, movie, and song.

  • New York's straightforward grid system makes it an easy city to explore by foot, taxi, or on its subway, which, just like the city, never sleeps.

  • In Manhattan's Midtown, you'll find many of the Big Apple's most iconic symbols.

  • The Art Deco designed Empire State Building is one of the most impressive and endearing skyscrapers ever created.

  • The skyline may have grown up around it, but the view from the 102nd floor is as breathtaking today as it was when it first opened in 1931.

  • New York has always been a place where "when the going got tough, the tough got going".

  • The Rockefeller Center, a visionary city within a city, rose during the darkest days of the Great Depression.

  • Today, it's still a place of creativity, inspiration, and even more incredible views of the city.

  • Closer to earth is Grand Central Terminal. Step into the Main Concourse and feel the echo of every tearful farewell and joyous greeting throughout the station's history.

  • New York has always been the gateway to the Land of the Free, but it is also the City of the Spree, the shopping spree!

  • This city is shopaholic heaven, and Fifth Avenue, with its eye-popping window displays, is the high temple of the retail world.

  • Times Square, one of the most visited tourist attractions on the planet.

  • Stand here on the corner of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and you stand at the crossroads of the world.

  • It's also the place to snap up a half-price ticket to a Broadway show.

  • New York has been blessed with generous civic spaces, but there is no greater chill-out space in the Big Apple than Central Park, a beautiful 850-acre network of meadows and lakes.

  • This is the place where New Yorkers come to rest, romance, and express themselves.

  • Over the decades, many New Yorkers made it big, and much of that fabulous wealth was reinvested into collecting some of the greatest artworks on the planet.

  • Nowadays, much of this art is available for everyone to enjoy.

  • A walk through The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a walk through 5,000 years of humankind's greatest creative moments.

  • The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim is a different kind of walk, one which spirals ever-upward through a dizzying collection of 20th and 21st Century masterpieces.

  • Newcomers to New York spend much of their time looking skyward, but since the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center,

  • a new attraction gives locals and visitors a chance to pause and bow their heads.

  • The Reflecting Absence Memorial & Museum honors the 3,000 people who lost their lives on that darkest of September days.

  • New York resonates with the sounds of over 800 language groups, and nothing epitomizes this diversity like the city's neighborhoods.

  • Little Italy packs all the tastes and flavors of Italy into just a couple of streets,

  • while Soho attracts cool cats and well-heeled bohemians from all over the world.

  • A few streets away, Greenwich Village proudly retains the cafés and bars where creative residents like Bob Dylan first performed before becoming American icons.

  • And then there are the boroughs; walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to the melting pot of Brooklyn.

  • With its own distinctive neighborhoods, museums, open spaces, and who could forget, Coney Island!

  • So. welcome to New York City, the Big Apple; we've only just given you a bite-sized taste of what this incredible city has to offer.

  • But if you've got an appetite for the very best things that life has to offer, this is the destination for you.

  • There's enough to feast on here for a lifetime!

New York is situated in the Northeast region of the United States of America.

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