My Travel Adventures in New York
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New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.
My Travel Adventures in New York ,World travel photography
New York might be one of the most visited and recognisable places on the planet
The most exciting city in the world, bar none, with more restaurants, bars, museums and iconic sights than virtually any other big city in the world.
It’s also – for better or worse – quite unlike the Mean Streets stereotype. New York is safe, welcoming, and makes you feel as if you belong.
This is partly due to the logic of design: Manhattan is laid out on a simple grid system so that you always know where you are and can pretty much walk everywhere. But the locals are also surprisingly friendly.
Top of the World – Empire State Building
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Welcome to the world-famous Empire State Building. Located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, our 86th and 102nd floor observatories provide unforgettable 360° views of New York City and beyond. Whether you’re in town for a week or a day, no visit to NYC is complete without experiencing the top of the Empire State Building.
Times Square is named after the New York Times. It was originally called Longacre Square until the Times moved there in 1904.
Coney Island’s beach was named after Brighton
With a similar history, topography and southern location, Coney Island’s historical roots can be traced back to the famed English seaside resort.
New York was taken over by the English from around the 1660s and Coney Island started to become a holiday destination around the 1830s and 1840s, after a bridge was built that connected it to the main part of New York. Quicker transport times, made possible via steamship services and more carriage roads, soon made Coney Island a popular holiday spot for the residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn and other New York boroughs. This led to the building of the coastal resort area of Brighton Beach in 1878, named after Brighton in England, which around the same time was also becoming a popular day-trip destination for Londoners after the arrival of the London and Brighton Railways service in 1841.
Times Square is one of the most iconic areas of New York City, and one of the world’s most visited attractions. The pinnacle of NYC’s status as “the city that never sleeps,” we created a retreat just steps from all the excitement, with your comfort in mind. Visit Madam Tussauds, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, or hop on a double-decker bus. Take a quick stroll to the Hudson River Park for a Circle Line Cruise. With plenty of subway and bus options at the nearby Port Authority station, you have endless options for exploring NYC, and beyond.