New York City: Top 10 Places to Visit

New York City: Top 10 Places to Visit

There are thousands of great places in New York City to visit. There are certainly 100’s of list of top 10 everything for the city that does not sleep. Compiled here are what are often characterized as the top 10 places to visit in New York City. The destinations in this short video are Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, and the High Line.

Descriptions adapted from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page):

Central Park is an urban park in the central part of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. It was initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres of city-owned land, later expanding to its current size of 843 acres. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th Streets. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet, and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_State_Building

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the USA. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor, was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty

Coney Island is well known as the site of amusement parks and a seaside resort. In recent years, the area has seen the opening of MCU Park stadium and has become home to the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team, as well as the opening of a new amusement park among several adjacent ones. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coney_Island

Ellis Island is an island that is located in Upper New York Bay in the Port of New York and New Jersey, USA. It was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the USA as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. The island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_Island

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, USA. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_Center

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, USA, is the largest art museum in the United States and among the most visited art museums in the world. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among seventeen curatorial departments. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art

Times Square is a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, USA, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as The Crossroads of the World, The Center of the Universe, and the heart of The Great White Way. One of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_Square

Grand Central Terminal is a commuter railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, USA. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it covers 48 acres and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Terminal

The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Inspired by the 3-mile Promenade plantée (tree-lined walkway), a similar project in Paris completed in 1993, the High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Line_(New_York_City)

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