New York is situated in the north-east of the country, on the Atlantic coast. 

It’s located in New York State. 

New York City is located at the mouth of the Hudson River and East river and is mainly built on three islands connected to one another and to the neighbouring states by numerous bridges and tunnels.

It’s composed of five boroughs ( districts):

Manhattan, The Bronx , Queens , Staten Island and Brooklyn. 

Manhattan, the borough of culture and commerce , is the central island

Brooklyn would be the third largest city in the USA if it were a city of its own. What is best known is the Brooklyn Bridge, over the East River connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn

Queens is home to New York City's two major airports

  ( J.F.Kennedy and LaGuardia ), the New York Mets baseball team and Flushing Meadows

The Bronx was named after Swedish captain Jonas Bronck, who in 1639 was the first European settler to establish himself in this area. The Bronx is home to the Yankees baseball team. The Bronx Zoo, with 6,000 animals, is the largest urban zoo in the country.

Staten Island was settled in 1661 and became part of New York City in 1898. It is connected to Manhattan by a ferry and to Brooklyn by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge which is the starting point of the New York City marathon.



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Staten Island Ferry

Brooklyn Bridge 

Greenwich Village

Wall Street 

Grand Central Terminal 

Rockefeller Center 

Central Park

Empire State Building

Times Square 

Statue of Liberty 

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, situated on Liberty Island was offered to the USA by France, in recognition of their alliance during the American Revolution.The date ,July 4th 1776 on the tablet lady Liberty is holding ,commemorates the declaration of independence. She’s the symbol of freedom for people everywhere. The Statue of Liberty is the most recognizable icon in the world.

CENTRAL PARK is the biggest park in Manhattan, a quiet oasis in the heart of the city. It’s one of the largest urban parks in the world

BROADWAY is the longest avenue in Manhattan, running the entire length of the island.

5TH AVENUE, New York's most prestigious avenue, divides Manhattan between the west side and the east side.It’s the most expensive street in the world where you can find famous designer stores, including Gucci,Channel and Armani. 

The EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, situated at the corner of Fifth Ave. and W. 34th St.,, is one of the best known and most visited buildings in the world .It’s the highest building in New York.

The CHRYSLER BUILDING is the most elegant building on the east side built in 1930.

The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of ART is one of the largest museums in the world. Its entrance is on Fifth Avenue and 82nd St.

HARLEM, situated in northern Manhattan, is home to the largest population of New York's black and Hispanic population. 

TIMES SQUARE is the busiest area in Manhattan is. It’s a triangle where three streets meet

( Broadway, seventh avenue and 42nd street.) 

ELLIS ISLAND used to be the place where immigrants landed before entering America. They had to go through various medical inspections. If they had any diseases, they were sent back to their country of origin.

Greenwich Village, "the Village", is a neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan, New York City. Greenwich Village has been known as an artists' haven.

Wall Street is a 0.7-mile-long (1.1 km) street running eight blocks, roughly northwest to southeast.The term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial sector 

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. Commissioned by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

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