New York, USA

Welcome to NYC; The Big Apple. Planning a trip to the five boroughs of New York City can be part of the fun, but there's also a lot of ground to cover - how to get there, what to expect from the weather, how to hail a taxi, best things to see, best places to eat and much more.


Whether it's your first visit or your hundredth, there's always something new to see and do. From world-class dining to shopping, exciting nightlife to culture, New York City's streets pulse with an unmistakable rhythm that attracts more than 50 million visitors annually. With a skyline that's recognizable worldwide, plus more than 8.6 million people from all corners of the world who call it home, New York City is a one-of-a-kind destination. Each of the five boroughs, whose names many will know without ever having been here, are Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx, and they are home to some of the most famous and popular landmarks and attractions anywhere in the world! Each has its own distinctive flavor, while individual neighborhoods, streets and even single blocks maintain identities all their own.  Staten Island and the more famous Manhattan are actually islands in the famous Hudson River, Brooklyn and Queens are located on Long Island, and the Bronx is on the US mainland adjacent to the Hudson. All the islands are linked by ferries across the river, and numerous bridges over and tunnels under it.


Manhattan is just 2.3 miles wide at its widest point and 13.4 miles long, and is the most densely populated of all of the 5 boroughs. 11 Avenues run roughly north and south, and right up to 191 Streets running east and west. One-way streets are common, with traffic travelling east on even-numbered streets and west on odd-numbered streets. Fifth Avenue divides the island in half into the east and west sides, for example, E. 52nd Street or W. 52nd Street. For north-south avenues, 20 blocks equals a mile, and the street numbers increase as you go uptown. Blocks can be a useful measure of distance, but keep in mind your direction: walking uptown from 1st Street to 6th Street is about a quarter of a mile, but walking the same number of blocks crosstown, from First Avenue to Sixth Avenue, is approximately a mile.  The most famous New York attractions, other than the Statue of Liberty, can be found in Manhattan, including Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Wall Street and the Met, (Metropolitan Museum of Art)


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Millenium Times Square New York

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