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New York City is made up of five boroughs

Some interesting facts on New York,

Did you know that Twenty north - south blocks is equal to one mile.

The island of Manhattan is 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide and New York has over 1,700 parks.

There is over 22,000 restaurants to choose from so you never have an excuse to go hungry.

A taxi fare is a flat of $52.50 plus tolls and gratuities.

Worth getting is the 7 day unlimited MetroCard which allows you to use subway and bus for a cost of $31.00.

The Bronx

Easily accessible from Manhattan you can spend the day wandering down The Grand Concourse which is the Bronx answer to the Champ Elysees which is 4 miles long and has been designated a historic district by the City due to its unparalleled collection of art deco and art moderne buildings. You will also find the Yankee stadium why not take in a game while your there and soak up the atmosphere. There is also the Bronx Zoo 265 acres of it to be explored. There are free weekly family friendly concerts, watersports, and fitness classes and also added was a rooler rink, bocce courts and new green spaces.

Brooklyn

Coney Island now America's most famous beachfront where you will find expansive family friendly beaches amusement parks (Luna Park with a wooden roller coaster built in 1927) and the classic boardwalk fare. It is located just one hour from Midtown Manhattan. The New York Aquarium is also located in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Sitting near the Brooklyn Bridge, this waterfront gem features a classic 1922 carousel set in a new modernist glass pavilion, free weekly family-friendly concerts, watersports, and fitness classes also added was a roller rink, bocce courts and new green spaces.

Prospect Park which is Brooklyn’s largest park has something for everyone. Prospect Park Zoo and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, softball fields, horseback riding, the breathtaking Long Meadow, ice skating at the brand-new Lakeside recreation center.

Manhattan

Midtown has the following districts:

Times Square

Theatre District - 40 broadway theatres

Rockafellers Centre - home to Top of the Rocks Observation Centre

St Patrick's Cathedral - largest neo gothic cathedral in the US

Grand Central Terminal - historic grand hall with restaurants and shopping its more then just a transport hub

Empire State Building - breathtaking views and open until 1.15am

Hearld Square - Macys doesn't need any introduction a landmark when it comes to shopping venues.

Lower Manhattan

Also know better as the financial district where you will find the following:

One World Trade Centre

9/11 Memorial

Battery Park - the area where you get the ferry to Staten Island

Wall Street

Flatiron District, Chelsea and Union Square

Chelsea has a thriving art gallery scene,

Don't miss these places of interest

High Line which was a freight rail line that has now been transformed into a public park it runs from Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street and is open from 7am-10pm.

The Flatiron Building - the worlds first steel frame skyscraper opened in 1902 this iconic building is triangular in shape.

Chelsea Market - its a high end food court and home to the factory where the Oreo cookie was created.

Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex - its a 28 acre sports village that offers tennis courts driving ranges bowling and so much more.

Downtown

Is made up of a few different districts

Meatpacking District - know for its nightlife and high end shopping

Greenwich Village - offers a stunning collection of classic brownstones, charming cafés and boutiques

SoHo and TriBeCa - offer ambitious retail experiences from flagship stores to pop up shops as well as resturants and nightlife.

NoHo - is a district where you will find artistic-minded district with live poetry oddball storefronts and avant garde architecture within a few blocks. To the south is the historic Little Italy district.

NoLIta - well trafficked shopping district

Chinatown - has one of the most concentrated Chinese-immigrant populations in the western hemisphere

Harlem

Is broken into two sections east and west, east Harlem is know as the Spanish Harlem or El Barrio and is home to a large Latino population and west Harlem is a know hub of African American culture.

Upper East Side,West Side and Central Park

This is the East Side area is where you will find stately mansions and townhouses, where New York's elite have lived for generations. West Side is more modest with its prewar brownstones.

Museum Mile - offers some of the cities finest collections of art history design and culture from around the globe.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Academy Museum, the Neue Galerie, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the reopened Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum are all worth a visit (or five). The much-anticipated Africa Center is scheduled to join them soon. Madison Avenue - One of New York’s most iconic thoroughfares, this street is home to luxury-brand flagships and offers a shopping (and window-shopping) experience unlike any other. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - One of the cornerstones of the City’s cultural world, Lincoln Center is a campus of 11 organizations focused on music, dance and theater. Together, they bring thousands of concerts, operas and plays to life each year.

Long Island city and Astoria

with new hotels opening up and only a 5 minute subway ride to midtown Manhattan it is an affordable and convenient option for any stay in New York.

Long Island has a thriving arts scene.

Queens

Two districts of Flushing and Corona roughly 2/3 of the population are foreign born

attractions in Queens include

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens Zoo Queens Botanical Garden Queens Museum Queens Theatre New York Hall of Science Louis Armstrong House Museum

Staten Island

Can go unnoticed and many people only take the free ferry to admire the views of the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline, but Staten Island offers so much more and has a few cards up its sleeve to.

offers green spaces and historic districts along with beaches and diverse cultural offerings.

Waterfront Developments – COMING SOON!

- The New York Wheel

o Expected to open in 2017, the New York Wheel is a 630-foot-tall observation wheel being built adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry terminal in St. George. The site will include a seven-acre green space for large events, multiple dining options, experiential theater rides and a bike rental facility.

- Empire Outlets

o Expected to open in 2017, and surrounding the New York Wheel will be Empire Outlets, NYC's only premium outlet shopping mall, as well a 120-room hotel.


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