New York is the main financial and cultural center and most densely populated city in the United States. The city is generally called New York City or City of New York to differentiate it from the State of New York, of which is part but not capital; Albany is the capital of the State of New York.
New York is today’s largest hub for finance, media, fashion, research and technology; often described as the capital of the world, NYC has also been selected as the headquarters of the United Nations.NYC rises on one of the world’s largest natural harbors; the city is comprised of 5 districts or Boroughs: Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, which were originally combined in one city in 1898.
New York origins are Dutch; the city was founded by Dutch colonist in 1624 with the name of New Amsterdam (1626). The area was later on taken by the British (1664) and renamed New York after the Duke of York, brother of King Charles II of England.
New York, briefly, served as Capital from 1785 to 1790 and since then it has been the largest city of the USA. A diversely and culturally riched city, New York offers an incredible variety of activities; many famous Museums and Monuments welcome more than 50 million visitors every single year.
What to do and see in New York City in 7 Days, information and advice from those who live and live in the city. A week in New York is the minimum time required to get a general idea of the Big Apple, not just in Manhattan but also in Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens. If you are passionate about Museums ..... you will find yourself spending the day in the Natural History Museum or the Metropolitan, the MET; If you are passionate about photography ... you just have to get out in the early morning and move on !.
If walking is what you will do for most of your stay in New York, remember that Metro, the Subway, remains the most used public transport in New York, it's simple and brings you fast everywhere. Use it!
Subway in New York
UN, Empire State Building and Chrysler from Queens
View from Top of the Rock
Metropolitan Museum - MET
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