New York. Places of interest.
Although New York is not the capital of the United States, it is the biggest
and most important city of the country. New York is situated on the Atlantic
coast, in the North-East of the country, in the state of New York at the mouth
of the deep Hudson River. It is the financial and media capital of the world,
the centre of the American cultural life and the national leader in fashion and
The “Big Apple” is nickname of the city. New York , with the population of 16
mln people, is the second largest city and the biggest sea port in the world. It
was founded in 1613 by Dutch settlers. It consists of 5 large boroughs:
Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Richmond. There are a lot of places
of interest in New York.
The most famous of them is The Statue Of Liberty, given to the USA by France
in 1886. Its torch towers about 200 feet above the harbour and can be seen at
night for many miles. It is the largest statue in the world. The Empire State
Building used to be the first, but now it is only the third tallest building in
the world. It is a 102- storeyed building with an observatory on he 86 floor.
Broadway is the longest street in the world. It is 12 miles long. It is the
centre of entertainments.
The Metropolitan Museum is by now probably the richest museum in the world in
painting and other objects of Art, due to what had been bought from Europeans
after Wold War Two. Besides, we can see the works of American painters there.
The Central Park is the largest park in the world. The Fifth avenue has the best
houses, hotels and fashionable shops. Times Square is known as New York’s
theatre land the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many other museum are situated
there. The Rockefeller centre belongs to the Rockefeller family. It is 15
skyscrapers housing several large corporations. It is also known as “Radio City”.
There is a theatre , too. The United Nations Headquarters was built in 1952. The
building and the grounds contain sculptures and other works of art, donated by
member nations. Among them is the gift of the Soviet Union.
So I like New York very mach and I can recommend everyone to visit it.
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