Recently we talked about ten attractions in London and this time around I am bringing you ten awesome destinations to visit in New York City. I am actually planning to cover many other cities and countries as well but all in good time. New York City is one of the major cities of the world. It also happens to be the top tourist spot in United States. The city attracts around 47 million international and local tourists in a year. If you are in the Big Apple, make sure you visit the places mentioned in the list. If you leave the New York City without doing so, it will not be the same. Enjoy the read!
10. BROOKLYN BRIDGE
This is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the USA. It was complete in the year 1883 and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn across the East River. It happens to be the first steel-wire suspension bridge too. It has been referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and the East River Bridge over time. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in the year 1964 and it remains that to date. It also earned the National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark honor in the year 1972.
9. METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
It is also known as The Met (reminds me of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.). It is located in the NYC and contains over two million pieces in the permanent collection and they are further divided between nineteen departments. It is located on the eastern side of the Central Park (discussed below). If you consider the area, it is one of the largest art galleries in the world. The Museum was founded in the year 1870. The museum opened for public on 20th February, 1872. The museum occupies around 2,000,000 square feet of area.
8. CENTRAL PARK
It is a public park in the center of Manhattan. It opened in the year 1857 initially and covered an area of 843 acres. The park was designated to be a National Historic Landmark in 1962 and it is being managed by Central Park Conservancy. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. The streets along the borders of the park are known as Central Park North, Central Park South and Central Park West. It is a beautiful and green area right in the middle and worth a visit.
7. AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The American Museum of Natural History is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It happens to be one of the largest museums of the world. The museum is comprised of a total of 25 different interconnected buildings that house around 46 exhibition halls, research laboratories and the library. There are over 32 million specimens in the museum. Only a small portion of them can be displayed at a time. The museum has a scientific staff of 200 people. I am not a big fan of museums, are you?
6. STATEN ISLAND FERRY
It is operated by the New York City Department of Transportation. It runs between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. If you haven’t been on this ferry, you missed a lot. If you are in NYC right now, and haven’t been on it, please book a ride. You will get fabulous view of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty (Discussed Below). Besides, it is a ferry ride and when are they ever not fun?