It is known as The city that never sleeps, The Big Apple or The Capital of the World.It is located on the Northeastern United States and consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Statern Island. The city ´s population on 2008 was 8.3 million.
It is the most populous city in the United States and one of the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
New York was founded as trading post by the Dutch in 1624 and was called New Amsterdam until 1664 when the colony came under English control. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. As many as 800 lenguages are spoken in the city, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
PLACES TO GO:
You can go to Manhattan ´s Central Park which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Veaux. Ellis Island, where the Statue of Liberty is located is a good election as well as the Empire State Building, Madame Tussaud´ s wax museum, Brooklyn Bridge, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, China Town, Little Italy, Rockerfeller Center, Soho, St. Patrik´ s Cathedral, Times Square, Tribeca,The MoMa…
THINGS TO DO:
New York is a very big city with so many things to do, but probably the most popular activities are go shopping to the 5th avenue, have a walk in Central Park, go to China Town, go to the Apple Store, visit the MoMa or go to a Broadway show. A good idea is to go to watch one match on the Yankees Stadium. It is also famous for its parties, fashion shows and events like the New York Fashion week.
If you ever go to this amazing city you must try the famous cheese cakes and don´t forget to eat a fantastic NY hot dog!
And here I leave a song and its refrain about New York by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys called Empire State of Mind, hope you like it :)