Where to go in New York City
The Times Square in New York City is a world of lights and people, musicians and street action, cars, police everywhere, theaters and television studios with live Shows. A place you should visit at least two times during your holidays in New York.
Times Square is located on Avenue Broadway and 7th Avenue from 40th Street going up to 53th Street. The culmination of this square is at 47th Street and 7th Avenue, just do not miss a walk here at night, you’ll be amazed by the amount of lights.
Some of the important places in the area are the theaters where you can enjoy a Broadway Show, Times Square Studios, NYC Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood NYC, etc.. Times Square is the ideal place for New Year’s Eve in New York.
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This is possibly the most visited garden in the world with about 25 million visits annually. Situated right in the middle of Manhattan Island and has about 341 hectares.
The Central Park opened in 1859 and was included as a national monument in 1963. A walk through Central Park is the ideal to see another side of town. Calmer, quieter and where New Yorkers escape for sunbathing, bicycling, skating and other exercise.
The annual festival New York Shakespeare Festival is held here, also offers Summerstage free concerts in the summer. You can also enjoy the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, the Wollman Skating Rink where you can rent skates skiing during the winter months. Do not miss the Egyptian obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle, a gift from the Government of Egypt in the nineteenth century.
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SoHo is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York known for the huge amount of art galleries, antic shops, restaurants, boutiques and shoe shops. For lovers of painting and art in general and for those who want to know the latest trends in art, SoHo is a hotspot.
The name SoHo basically is the junction names of the South and Houston, as this area of town is just south of Houston Street.
Do not miss the historic area of the neighborhood streets between Houston Street, West Broadway, Canal Street and Crosby Street. The nineteenth century architecture here is amazing.
Photo view of street in Soho art district in new york city usa
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Wall Street is the economic heart of the United States and is located in Downtown Manhattan in New York between Broadway and South Street. Here you will find the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYMEX and NYBOT.
This place is the typical “image” you have for the financial district that you watch on American films, full of big cars, people actually walk in the street while drinking coffee and heading to work, lots of American flags on the streets. Yes, a movie. Do not miss the Church Federal Hall and Trinity Church, which has not suffered any damage during the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Photo view of stock exchange in wall street district new york city usa
125th Street in Harlem
To explore another New York, tour the Afro-American district of Harlem, preferably during the day. Take the Subway Red Line to West 125th street. From here you can walk across the 125th Street also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Do not forget to take a picture to the historic Apollo Theater at 253 W. 125th Street, one of the best-known performances halls of the United States. It was here on this site that many careers began.
Among the many musicians who began their careers here I can mention Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, James Brown, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Jackson 5, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, Mariah Carey, The Isley Brothers, Lauryn Hill, and Sarah Vaughan. Impressive list of artist isn’t it?
Former President Bill Clinton has his office at 55 West 125th Street. For a different type of food, try the restaurant Rastafarian “Uptown Juice Bar,” a natural place with green juice full of vitamins, with employees with dreadlocks, true followers of the Rastafarian movement. This restaurant is located at 54 West 125th Street, between 5th Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue). Do not miss this restaurant as it provides the best food in Harlem and possibly on the of healthiest in the city.
Photo view of martin luther king boulevard in harlem uptown new york city usa
The Greenwich Village is located in Lower Manhattan and is known as “the Village”. This is a residential place but with a large number of alternative venues out of the area of Times Square.
Here you can visit two of the best known jazz and blues bars in the world, the Blue Note and Village Vanguard. Do not miss a visit to one of these clubs for an evening of good music.
Do not miss out on the streets with buildings of the nineteenth century, the Jefferson Market Library and the Washington Square Park.
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This neighborhood of Manhattan is the “Latino” area of the city also known as Spanish Harlem, where live many Latino immigrant communities from countries such as Puerto Rico, Mexico, etc..
In El Barrio do not miss El Museo del Barrio, the Greek Orthodox monastery, the Catholic Church on Madison Avenue and East 129th Street, the Church of the Holy Rosary and the National Museum of Catholic Art and History.
A passage through El Barrio combines perfectly well after walking along Harlem, just walk down south on Lexington Avenue and enter in Spanish Harlem. If it happens that you’re not tired already, you can keep on walking to Central Park along 5th Avenue near the site of the Museum Mile.
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This building is a national monument since 1987 and is located between 48th Street and 51st Street on 5th and 6th Avenue.
It is here that the famous Radio City Music Hall is settled, and housed one of the world’s best-known live performances, and also the NBC studios in NYC where the Late Night Show is shot every night.
Photo view of ice skating ring rockefeller center in new york city usa
The China Town in New York is one of the largest Asian communities outside Asia, and is a completely separate world where even the streets are written in Chinese. Here you can find plenty of shops, restaurants, markets, gardens, architecture. This could possibility be in a city in China. Do not miss the statue of Confucius at the Confucius Plaza.