In this article you will found some information about New York.
This article it’s divided into several parts:
- Map of New York
- Films in New York
- Famous People of New York
- Icons of New York
- Terrorist attack
- Prices of Hotels or Rented Houses
- Places to visit (Monuments, Fun Parks, Attractions…)
- Gastronomy and Restaurants
- Did you know that?
The first explorer to explore the island of Manhattan in 1524 was the sailor Giovanni da Verrazzano at the service of the French crown.
The second explorer was the British Hudson in 1609, in the service of the Netherlands.
The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in the area and in 1614 they built the Fort Nassau.
In 1674, by the Treaty of Westminster, it passed from the Dutch to the English who renamed it New York in honor of the Duke of York.
With the english people, New York won importance and prosperity like the commercial port.
Along the eighteenth century the English colonists fought on numerous occasions with the French for control of Manhattan.
New York played an important role in the War of Independence of the United States, being the scene of several battles. In 1775, the revolutionaries opposed those loyal to England and approved the independence the following year
Immigration and the development transformed the city, so that in 1835 New York became the largest city in the United States.
During the twentieth century, New York has not stopped growing. New York became the center of European, Asian and Latin American immigration.
After the Second World War, New York became the most important city in the world with great economic weight (Wall Street), political (headquarters of the UN) and cultural (replacing Paris as a mecca of art and culture). It has also become a great international tourist destination.
Its history was dressed in mourning after the criminal attacks of the 11/09/2001. After that in New York and in the rest of the worls were established new security standards.
2. MAP OF NEW YORK:
– Consulate General of Mexico in New York
– Address: 27 E 39th St
– Consulate of Colombia in New York
– Address: 10 E 46th St
– Consulate General of Spain
– Address: 150 E 58th St
– Consulate General of Peru
– Address: 241 E 49th St
– Consulate General of Argentina
– Address: 12 W 56th St
– Consulate General of Uruguay
– Address: 420 Madison Ave
– Consulate General Of Honduras
– Address: 255 W 36th St # 2
– Consulate General of Costa Rica
– Address: 15 W 37th St
– Dominican Consulate In New York
– Address: 1501 Broadway # 410
– Consulate General of Ecuador
– Address: 800 2nd Ave
– General Consulate of El Salvador
– Address: 46 Park Ave
– Consulate General of Chile
– Address: 600 3rd Ave # 2808
– Consulate General of Paraguay in New York
– Address: 801 2nd Ave # 600
– Consulate General of Brazil
– Address: 225 E 41st St
– Consulate General of Panama
– Address: 1212 Ave of the Americas Fl 20
– Consulate General of Venezuela
– Address: 7 E 51st St
– Consulate of Ecuador in Queens
– Address: 24-15 Queens Plaza N
– Consulate General of Bolivia
– Address: 800 2nd Ave # 300
– Consulate General of Nicaragua
– Address: 820 2nd Ave # 802
4. FILMS IN NEW YORK::
Here we put some of the films that have been filmed in New york
-Breakfast at Tiffany’s
5. FAMOUS PEOPLE OF NEW YORK:
William Oliver Stone (New York, September 15, 1946) is a director and producer of American cinema.
Scarlett Johansson (New York, November 22, 1984) is an American actress and model.
Marco Antonio Muñiz Rivera (New York, September 16, 1968) or also named Marc Anthony, is an American singer, songwriter and actor .
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (New York, March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and American fashion designer.
Willard Carroll/ “Will” Smith, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 25, 1968), is an American actor and rapper.
Paul William Walker (Glendale, California, September 12, 1973-Santa Clarita, California, November 30, 2013) was a US actor.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (New York, July 24,1969), better known as Jennifer Lopez, is an actress, singer, dancer, composer, record producer, fashion designer and achoreographer.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Santa Barbara, California, October 25, 1984), also known as Katy Perry, is an American singer.
6. ICONS OF NEW YORK
STATUE OF LIBERTY: The Frenchman Edouard de Laboulaye proposed the idea of a monument for the United States in 1865. In 1875, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to commemorate the Declaration of Independence of the United States. It was named “Freedom illuminating the world” and was a joint effort between the United States and France.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING: It is said that the idea of the Empire State Building was born out of a competition between Walter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation and John Jakob Raskob of General Motors, to see who could erect the tallest building.
CENTRAL PARK: Central Park was the first public park landscaped in the United States. Advocates of the creation of the park admired the public lands of London and Paris and insisted that New York needed a comparable facility to establish its international reputation.
BROOKLIN BRIDGE: The bridge was designed by an engineering firm owned by John Augustus Roebling. Roebling and his firm had previously built smaller suspension bridges, such as the Delaware Aqueduct in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, the Cincinnati Suspension Bridge, Ohio and the Waco Suspension Bridge, Texas, which served as a prototype for the final design of the Brooklyn Bridge .
7. TERRORIST ATTACK:
The attacks of the 11/09/2001 were a series of four suicide bombings committed that day in the United States by 19 members of the al Qaeda jihadist network, through the hijacking of commercial airplanes to be hit against diverse objectives, causing the death of 3016 people and leaving to other 6000 wounded, as well as the destruction in New York of all the complex of buildings of the World Trade Center (including the Twin Towers) and serious damage to the Pentagon building (headquarters of the Department of Defense of the United States, in the state of Virginia).
You have two main public transport alternatives in New York City that use the same system with the same tickets, so you can combine them for the same price.
• The subway: this is usually the fastest way to get anywhere, except late at night when taxis take advantage of the opportunity to move very quickly through the streets of the city.
• The bus system: it is not often used by tourists, but in some cases it is convenient, especially to travel along the avenues or for people who experience difficulties with stairs.
A single trip costs $ 2.50. The tickets are obtained from vending machines.
A Metro Card valid for 7 days will cost you $ 29.00.
8. PRICES OF HOTELS AND RENTED HOUSES:
The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
790 7th Ave, New York, NY, 10019, United States
The Sheraton Manhattan Hotel is listed with four stars and is located in New York, where you can go to the Gershwin Theater, the Circus Theater Plaza, the Musical Radio, the Moma Museum of Modern Art, the Ed Sullivan Theater, the Plaza and at the Rockefeller Center, the busy Broadway and the Museum of American Art.
And the nearest Airport is at 9.5 kilometers from the hotel.
This Hotel has 665 rooms, which all have air conditioning, a private bathroom, a multi-line telephone and electronic locks.
The facilities, offer its guests daily newspapers, a reception service that open 24 hours, currency exchange and a cash machine.
If you go to the Hotel for work reasons, they have office services and wireless Internet connection, and the multilingual staff will help you in whatever you need and will provide you with information.
You can relax in the sauna, get fit in the gym and relax in the common living room.
2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York, NY, 10023, United States
The Beacon Hotel is cataloged with three stars and is located in New York.
A few meters from this hotel, we can find many leisure and tourist attractions, like the Natural Museum of American History, the John Lennon Memorial, the Metropolotana Opera, the Bethesda Fountain, the Space Museum, the Planetarium, the Lincoln Performing Arts Center, the Public Library, the Upper West District and the History Museum.
This hotel has 226 rooms, which are distributed over 24 floors. They all have for our comfort and relaxation of non-smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, a private bathroom, wireless Internet and table iron.
The facilities also have a room service available 24 hours, security boxes at reception, a cinema, a laundry service, a restaurant and a meeting room.
The installations are enabled for people with disabilities.
Beautifully designed and renovated 1 bedroom in the heart of Manhattan. Soaring hight ceilings. Very sunny and quiet. Brand new bathroom Comes fully equipped with a queen memory foam bed and a pullout sofa set up to sleep up to 4 people. Located walking distance to the Empire State Building, Flatiron, Grand Central, and some of NYC’s best restaurants and night life. There are multiple subway lines very close by allowing you access to anywhere (Times Square, Etc.) you would want to go very quickly.
Huge 1 bedroom with very high ceilings. Comes fully furnished with 2 big beds.
Bedclothes, blankets, sheets, towels, iron, hair dryer, oven, microwave, fridge, coffeemaker. It’s newly renovated and furnished
10. PLACES TO VISIT (MONUMENTS, FUN PARKS, ATTRACTIONS…)
Empire State Building is a skyscraper located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, in New York City, United States. Its name derives from the nickname of the State of New York. It was the tallest building in the world for more than forty years. The Empire State Building has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the modern world.
Central Park is a public urban park located in the metropolitan district of Manhattan, in the city of New York, United States. The park has a rectangular shape and approximate dimensions of 4000 x 800 m,
With about 37.5 million visitors a year, Central Park is the most visited park in the United States
Museum of Modern Art, is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan (New York), at 11 West with 53rd Street and between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.
It has pieces such as The Starry Night by Van Gogh, Broadway Boogie-Woogie by Piet Mondrian, The Ladies of Avignon (1907) by Pablo Picasso, The persistence of Salvador Dalí’s memory and works by American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper.
Brooklyn Bridge connects the Manhattan and Brooklyn districts in New York City. It was built between 1870 and 1883. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world. It measures 1825 meters long) Since then, it has become one of the most recognizable symbols of New York.
Statue Of Liberty is one of the most famous monuments in New York, the United States and around the world. It is located on Liberty Island south of Manhattan Island. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the Americans in 1886 to commemorate the centenary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and as a sign of friendship between the two nations.
Yankee Stadium is the park where the New York Yankees play. Opened in 2009. It has capacity for 54,25 spectators.
Times Squares an intersection of Manhattan (New York). It is located on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Seventh Avenue.
Times Squares has become a global icon and symbol of New York City that is characterized by its animation and bright advertising.
High Line Elevated Park is a 2.33 km linear park in the Manhattan district of New York. The High Line is an elevated green walkway and park on the rails of an old railway track.This park is located on an elevated section of the Est Side Line line of the former New York Central Railroad Railroad Company.
11. GASTRONOMY AND RESTAURANTS:
Typical dishes of New York:
- Giant Pretzel
- The Corned Beef on Rye
- The Clam Chowder
- The Waldorf salad
- The Cheesecake
- Hot dog
Type of kitchen: American
Address: 52 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017-6211
Some opinions: Amazing food and fabulous atmosphere, Great steaks and staff make Benjamin “a cut above”
Type of kitchen: Italian and Mediterranean
Address: 507 9th Ave, Corner of 38th Street, New York, NY 10018
Some opinions: Excellent service and delicious food, Good food, Nice place and not very expensive
Type of kitchen: American, Pizza, Coffee
Address: 370 W 58th St, corner of 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019-1828
Some opinions: Excellent place to have breakfast and also a fast food. Everything clean, the food tasty, good service and very varied in the menus. A very accessible option with many healthy options.
12. DID YOU KNOW THAT?
New York was the capital of the United States from 1789 to 1790.
More than 47% of New York residents speak another language at home that is not English.
36% of the population of New York City has been born outside the United States.
The taxis are yellow because their founder realized that it was the color that the human eye sees the fastest.
The first pizzeria in the United States was opened in NYC in 1895.
New York City has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia.
New York has the largest Puerto Rican population of any city in the world.
In 1857, toilet paper was invented by Joseph C. Gayetty in NYC.