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NEW YORK. PLACES OF INTERESTS.

 

Everyone knows that New York is not only the largest city of the USA but also it’s famous for its numerous places of interests,

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The Statue of Liberty

 


One of the most famous statues in the world stands on an island in New York Harbor. This statue is the statue of Liberty. It is the symbol of American democracy. The statue weights 225 tons and 301 feet tall. The Statue of Liberty was put up in 1886. It was a gift to the United States from people of France. You can walk up 354 stairs to get to the top of the statue. There is a museum on Liberty Island, at the foot of the statue. The French sculptor Augusta Bartholdi built it, but the author of the Eiffel Tower Alexander Eiffel designed it. The original name of the statue was "Liberty Enlightening the World". Liberty carries the torch of freedom in her right hand and is stepping out of broken chains. In her left hand she is holding a tablet with the inscription "July 4, 1776" - American Independence Day.


 


The Empire State Building

 


The Empire State Building is at 5th Avenue and 34th Street. Like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge, it is instantly recognized as a symbol of New York - a symbol, which captures the power, energy and excitement of one of the world's most -loved and most -hated city. It is a 102-story building was built in 1931. It includes two observatories, one on the 86th floor and the other on the 102nd floor. It was the tallest building in the world until 1971. There are 6500 windows in it. The building was first cleaned in 1962. The first TV station was located here. In the famous film "King Kong" King Kong has his final battle from the top of the Empire State Building but others complain that their favourite New York building has been turned into the biggest Christmas tree in the world!

 

 


Brooklyn Bridge

 


Brooklyn Bridge is north of the old South Street Seaport, on the East River. It connects Manhattan Island to Brooklyn, a district where many Italians still live. It was one of the great engineering milestones of the 19 century. It was opened on 24 of May in 1883, and thousands of New Yorkers came to see it. There were too many of them. The big crowd pushed some people off the bridge into the water; more men and women died under the feet of the crowd.

 

 


 

Wall Street

 


Wall Street is the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, or signifying New York-based financial interests.

 

 

 

 


Chine Town

 

 

With a population estimated between 70,000 and 150,000, Chinatown is the favored destination point for Chinese immigrants, though in recent years the neighborhood has also become home to Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Burmese, Vietnamese, and Filipinos among others.New York City's Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in the United States.

 


 

 

Stock Exchange

 


 

The New York Stock Exchange, commonly referred to as the NYSE and occasionally as the "Big Board",[4] is a stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. It is the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$14.242 trillion as of Dec 2011. Average daily trading value was approximately US$153 billion in 2008.

Нью-Йоркська фондова біржа (NYSE,  іноді і як «Big Board») - фондова біржа розташована в 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, Нью-Йорк, Нью-Йорк, США. Це найбільша фондова біржа в світі за ринковою капіталізацією своїх перерахованих компаній в США $ 14242 млрд на грудень 2011 року. Середній щоденний обсяг торгів був близько $ 153 млрд в 2008 році.


 

 

 

 

 

The United Nations building

 


The headquarters of the United Nations is a complex in New York City. The complex has served as the official headquarters of the United Nations since its completion in 1952.


 

 

5th Avenue

 

 

Fifth Avenue is a major thoroughfare in the center of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States.

 

 

 

 

 


Times Square

 


Times Square is a major commercial intersection in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. It is the favored destination point for Chinese immigrants, though in recent years the neighborhood has also become home to Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Burmese, Vietnamese, and Filipinos among others.