New York is a mecca of eclectic energy-a tangle of cabs, culture and chaos scattered across 300 square miles of grit, glitz and skyscrapers. This American city is rich in diversity and the streets are a kaleidoscope of shops, restaurants and people of every ethnicity. Midtown Manhattan represents the essence of the city-it's ambition, high-commerce and charm. It’s here that corporate hearts race and shoppers splurge. Time’s Square is where New York shows off to the world and just to the south, on 33rd street’s corner, stands the impressively tall Empire State building.
Lower Manhattan is where New York began. From here, hop a ride on the Staten Island Ferry and get a great view of the Statue of Liberty, an awe-inspiring symbol of America’s promise of freedom. Central Park is New York’s year-round backyard, rolling through the heart of midtown Manhattan to create the East and West sides. It’s here that Manhattan’s tired, huddled masses kick off their shoes and relax to the city’s unique, urban beat.
First-time visitors won’t want to miss Grand Central Station or St.Patrick’s Cathedral –two must-see icons of New York acclaim. And the art deco Chrysler Building, The World Trade Center, South Street Seaport and Washington Square are just a few more top attractions for the tourist’s list.
New York is a city that boasts museums galore, and the MET and The MOMA are just two of over one-hundred and fifty. Wander the stylish galleries, boutiques and bistros along SoHo’s streets, or absorb the avant-garde vibe of students and artists in today’s not-so-bohemian Greenwich Village.
The Big Apple offers visitors a taste of the world, a spoonful of everything in one, big melting pot.
Northwest/KLM Airlines • New York Arrival Video
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