New York – concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Probably, it can be called a deceiver city. Millions of people travel to New York City to see something grandiose and at the same time familiar: after all, they have seen these streets, skyscrapers, and squares in the cinema so many times! But unfortunately, New York looks much more prosaic than its Hollywood version. New York, they say, is irresistible currently: what is only Central Park with its golden and red-yellow trees and morning fogs.
So, New York! Well, impressions of this city cannot be called completely positive, but they are vivid. So, this is already worth a lot. First, New York is the noisiest place on the planet. Every sound seems to be a few decibels louder there than anywhere else. People there do not talk for a long time – they scream. Otherwise, you will not hear each other! Moreover, this situation is observed not only on the streets but also in restaurants, cafes, hotels. impression. Most likely, these factors prevented from imbuing the atmosphere of the city. But, despite the fact, New York left quite a lot of pleasant memories of itself.
Best activities in New York City:
Helicopter flight over the city.
If you can fly over to New York City during your travel – do not miss it! Various companies offer their options for how this can be done—the difference in flight duration and, accordingly, the price. I advise you to take the longest possible flight “Lux”: this way you can see the whole city and even possibly capture New Jersey.
Jazz evening at Vanguard Village.
While travel to New York City, people should visit New York and not go to a jazz club? That would be a fatal mistake. Especially given the importance that America and jazz play for each other. You can go to the Village Vanguard club, which we can safely recommend. Remember to pre-register.
This museum took third place in my top impressions, primarily for its incredible collections of European paintings. Due to the limited amount of time, we set out to visit museums: the Metropolitan, and the MoMA. We can compare the Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art (aka MoMA). If you can visit both museums, then we recommend visiting the Museum of Modern Art first, and only then – the Metropolitan. After a grandiose collection of paintings in the Met, you were not at all impressed with the MoMA collection. The only thing that inspired you there after the Met was Van Gogh’s Starry Night, which has been kept there since 1941.
Rise to the roof of Rockefeller Center.
Yes, this option has its advantages over the roof of the Empire State Building.
Firstly, the absence of the craziest queues. By the way, many guides in New York have roof passes, with which you can bypass almost all lines (there are several of them). So, if you have a private tour planned, take advantage of the situation and, after agreeing with the guide, include Rockefeller in your program.
Secondly, the elevators are much faster than those in the Empire State Building. Accordingly, more modern.
Thirdly, the presence of several viewing platforms, including a completely open platform on the 70th floor, is especially important to get decent photos. I can’t say anything from myself about the site on the Empire State Building, since I haven’t been there, but I read that it is so small that sometimes you have to wait in line to get there. Empire is taller than Rockefeller, but that doesn’t mean the view is better from there. Many tourists note just the opposite: that Central Park from Rockefeller can be seen much better, for example. In addition, Rockefeller has another important advantage: you can photograph the Empire from it.
Times Square and Broadway
People, who travel to New York City say that Times Square is the brightest point on the planet when viewed from space. The place is very atmospheric, it energizes. If it were not for the crowds of tourists, it would be wonderful.
It is impressive! It’s amazing how in the middle of such a big city, the authorities managed to preserve this huge green area. This commands great respect. The spirit of this place allows admitting that New York is the city, where dreams come true.
The ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty
The ferry sails to Liberty Island, but along the way make a stop at Ellis Island, which was the largest US immigration point from 1892 to 1954. If you want to climb the statue (from the crown, as they say, offers an impressive view of New York Harbor), then know that it is not so easy to do this: you need to register several months in advance to visit it. In addition, as the guide told us, not all the tourists who planned to climb the statue with him realized their plans: the inside of the monument is quite crowded, dark, and scary. So, if you are claustrophobic, you probably shouldn’t do this.
This is just a heavenly island of relaxation and silence in the middle of the hellish hustle and bustle of New York. The main plus of the island is that most tourists do not know about its existence. Accordingly, there is quiet and almost no people
Monument at the site of the tragedy of the twin towers
It makes a rather strange impression: these are two huge pits, on the site of which the twin towers used to stand. The strange thing is that fountains were made from these pits. People who come to honour the memory of the dead need at least some relative silence to gather their thoughts think or remember.
Inflatable rats on Wall Street are a clear example of the American mentality
The street itself, to be honest, did not live up to our expectations. Again, in the films, it looked much more interesting. However, you might be surprised by huge inflatable rats in front of one of the banks. As they explained to us, the rats symbolize the dissatisfaction of the employees of this bank with their working conditions. I don’t know why the bank’s management didn’t please their employees, but the bottom line is that, according to the law, these rats cannot be removed for a certain time. That is, they should stay at the entrance to the bank and shame its management. At the same time, every American citizen who respects himself and his country will not enter this bank, thereby expressing his solidarity with the bank clerks-rebels.
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