Famous Attractions in NYC
New York City is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The famous attractions in this state make New York City a well-known city worldwide. One of which is the Ground Zero. Ground Zero is the site where the twin towers of World Trade Center formerly sat. These buildings were started up in 1960 by David Rockefeller and dominated the skyline of lower Manhattan until it was attacked. The building has never received any attention until 1993 when a bomb exploded in this center and when it was attacked in 2001 where more than 2800 people died. Millions of people come to this site to pay tribute. Meanwhile, World Trade Center Memorial is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2011.
Another famous place in New York is the Central Park. It is a large public urban park in New York City and has been considered a national historic landmark since 1963. It is the first urban landscaped park in the United States.
The park is almost entirely landscaped and features several natural-looking lakes, ponds, walking tracks, and ice-skating rinks. It also serves as an oasis for migrating birds. Central Park is a city filled with people, traffic and skyscrapers and offers an incredible natural oasis. Runners, joggers, cyclists, and skaters are the usual visitors of this park. Nearly every weekend, race takes place in this park. This park also offers different activities for children like children’s yoga, modern art classes for infants, and wind chime making classes.
Middle Park, located in Algonquin off New York City’s Central Park, is also famous for its various dining and restaurants options. This park offers outdoor spaces and features a large lake. This is the largest of the three parks in Liberty City; the other two parks are Meadow Park and Outlook Park.
Meanwhile, Manhattan, one of the five boroughs of New York, is also famous worldwide. It is home to most of the city’s skyscrapers. It is where the major business centers of the city and other cultural attractions are located. It is the most densely populated county in the entire United States and is divided into downtown, midtown, and uptown regions. Lower Manhattan or downtown Manhattan is the southernmost part of this island. Its business district is the fourth largest central business district in the US. Its most famous landmark is the Ground Zero where the twin towers of the World Trade Center previously sat. Uptown Manhattan, on the other hand, is the northern part of Manhattan. It is considered to be the non-tourist section of Manhattan but is one of the richest neighborhoods in New York. Its luxurious stores and five star hotels double the interest of visitors. It houses some of the major cultural attractions like the Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim, Whitney, Frick Collection, and the Jewish museum, and is home to the famous Central Park and Museum Mile. Lastly, the Midtown Manhattan is home to world-famous commercialized zones like Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. It is also where New York’s tallest and famous buildings, Empire State building and Chrysler building, are located. It is the busiest single commercial district in the US and the largest central business district in the world. It is also said to be the growing center of finance. Sixth Avenue in Midtown is where three of the four major television networks are located. This is why it is considered to be one of the few global centers of news and entertainment.