TOP 10 Things to do in NEW YORK CITY | NYC Travel Guide 2019


In this video, we’ll show you 10 best things
to do in New York City. The suggestions are based on our exciting
trip to the city that never sleeps. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
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the comments below. We also created a mobile-friendly .pdf document
covering all places in this video including maps, links, opening hours, and other information
plus 10 additional attractions so that you can avoid the hustle and stress when you’re
in New York and help support this channel. And stick around until the end of this video
because we have an extra recommendation for you. Here are our top 10 picks: NUMBER 10: TIMES SQUARE Times Square is one of the busiest
pedestrian areas in the world, located in the heart of Manhattan. It is famous for its enormous electrified
ads creating a surreal neon atmosphere, as well as famous theatres, shopping, and dining. It attracts over 50 million visitors every year. Times Square got its name from
the New York Times Tower, headquarters of the New York Times
newspaper built in 1904, when the area became the epicenter
of New York’s social elite. 1904 was also the year when first electrified
ads appeared in the square. Times Square is also the center of New York’s
entertainment industry with its Broadway Theater District, and the venue of New Year’s Eve
ball drop, which is probably one of the most famous New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. Did you know that every night at exactly 11:57
PM, the screens on Times Square transform
into a three-minute art show? NUMBER 9:
ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY & 9/11 MEMORIAL One World Observatory is an observation deck situated on the top floors of One World Trade
Center, also called the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in North America and the
tallest building on the Western hemisphere. One World Observatory provides amazing panoramic
views of New York City from above 1,250 feet. You will enter the Observatory through an
impressive elevator ride featuring a virtual time-lapse recreating the development of New
York City’s skyline from 1,500s to present day and the descent back to ground level feels
like a virtual helicopter ride around the building. When you enter the observatory, there is a
short video presentation about New York and eventually, the screen rises and reveals the
impressive New York skyline below. What an amazing experience. Check out our .pdf guide for a full list of
best views of the city. One World Trade Center is the main building
of the area known as World Trade Center complex, rebuilt after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Just outside the Freedom Tower,
there is the 9/11 memorial, located exactly where the World Trade Center
twin towers once stood, represented by two square reflecting pools. You can visit The Survivor Tree, a tree that
survived the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 Museum is also part of the memorial. Don’t miss the Oculus, an impressive terminal
station on the PATH system, part of the World Trade Center complex, which peacefully blends
with the surrounding architecture. NUMBER 8: PARKS New York City is home to hundreds of
parks and recreation areas offering a great escape from the busy city streets. Here are some of the best parks
in New York City: The High Line, a nearly 1.5-mile-long elevated
park, built on a former railroad spur, redesigned as a living system full of
amazing green areas above New York. You can enter the High Line park through one
of the 11 entrances and stroll, read a book, or simply soak in the atmosphere. Here you’ll also find food, public art and
entertainment areas. Central Park, the most visited
urban park in the United States, and probably one of the most famous
parks in the world. It spreads across 843 acres features lakes,
meadows, impressive buildings and much more. First areas in Central Park
opened to public in 1858. Already in 1890s, Central Park was
a famous spot for ice-skating. While the park is located in Manhattan and
surrounded by tall buildings and city life, it is hard to believe you are actually in
a big city. Some of the more impressive sights include: Sheep Meadow, a great place for a picnic, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain
overlooking The Lake, the famous Bow Bridge, featured in many movies, a forest featuring beautiful pathways, the impressive Belvedere castle, Cleopatra’s Needle and other attractions. Central Park is also a very popular
recreation spot. Don’t miss the Upper 5th Avenue that runs
alongside Central Park, nicknamed The Millionaires Row, home of some of the wealthiest
people on earth. New York is also full of smaller but equally
impressive parks such as Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, located between
5th and 6th avenue. Check out our .pdf guide
for more park suggestions. NUMBER 7: ICONIC BUILDINGS New York would not be New York
without its unique skyline stretching across the Manhattan island. The Big Apple is home to numerous unique and
world-famous buildings. The Vessel, is one of the newest architectural
marvels in New York City. This extraordinary 16-stories-high structure
opened in 2019, as a part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment
Project, located close to High Line Park. You can climb this interactive artwork on
its spiral staircase and experience New York from a new angle. Flatiron Building, completed in 1902 is also referred to as “one of the world’s
most iconic skyscrapers”. Initially called the Fuller Building, because
of its unusual triangular shape and resemblance to clothes iron, the building’s name
eventually changed to Flatiron. Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building was
the tallest building in the world at the time of its completion. The building served as the corporate headquarters
for the Chrysler Corporation until the mid-1950s and is considered one of the most influential
buildings of the Art Deco architectural style. However, Chrysler Building was the tallest
building only for 11 months, when it was surpassed by another Art Deco landmark skyscraper, the
Empire State Building, completed in 1931. The building got its name from a nickname
for New York– “the Empire State”. Empire State Building is still the 5th tallest
skyscraper in the United States and also features an observation deck. 30 Rockefeller Plaza was built in 1933 and
is probably best known for its NBC headquarters. It is a part of Rockefeller Center, a 19-building
center and a plaza built by the Rockefeller family, especially popular during the Christmas
season because of its abundantly decorated
Christmas tree. 30 Rockefeller Plaza is home to another observation
deck with amazing views of Central Park and Manhattan, nicknamed “Top of the Rock”. NUMBER 6: LITTLE ITALY & CHINATOWN Two neighborhoods which played a crucial role
in the cultural history of New York are Little Italy and Chinatown
located in lower Manhattan. Little Italy or Piccola Italia was once a
large settlement of Italian immigrants. It was a known mobster meeting place, in fact,
you can even take a mafia walking tour. The movie Godfather also takes place
in Little Italy. Today Little Italy is still home to several
Italian restaurants and cafés, but the majority of the original Italian population relocated,
and Little Italy is shrinking with Chinatown on one side and
upscale SoHo on the other side. However, Little Italy is now a popular
tourist attraction. Chinatown is home to the largest ethnic Chinese
population in the Western Hemisphere estimated between 90,000 and 100,000. The neighborhood is full of Chinese restaurants,
shops, as well as other cultural organizations. NUMBER 5: MUSEUMS New York City is one of the world’s main
centers for culture and art and home to numerous museums. So much so that a section of Manhattan’s
5th avenue, where many of the famous museums are located, is nicknamed the “Museum Mile”. Let’s name just a few of the most famous
museums in New York: Guggenheim Museum is the permanent home to
Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art, as well as several
temporary exhibitions. The museum is also known because of its incredible
architecture with a central rotunda where the art is displayed. So even if impressionism is not your thing,
the building itself, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a work of art. MoMA or Museum of Modern Art offers a collection
of modern and contemporary art and is also home to film and design
displays and performances. New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn
offers a glimpse of amazing history of New York’s complex transit system. The museum is located in a former subway station
and displays a collection of subway trains from the beginning until now. There are many other impressive
museums in New York. Check out our .pdf guide for the list and
a special map of the must-see museums in NYC. NUMBER 4: GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Grand Central Terminal is a world-famous
commuter train terminal in Midtown Manhattan. The building also features shops and restaurants
spread out through several different levels. You will probably recognize the Main Concourse
with its iconic clock in the middle from the movies, as it is a popular meeting place. Because of its impressive Beaux-Arts architecture
and its central location, Grand Central Terminal, which was completed in 1913, is one of the
ten most visited tourist attractions in the world Don’t miss the whispering gallery located
below the Main Concourse. A person standing in one corner can clearly
hear the person from the opposite side. NUMBER 3: BROOKLYN BRIDGE The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, two of New York’s five boroughs,
crossing the East River. When opened in 1883 it was the largest
suspension bridge in the world. Brooklyn Bridge is 1,596 ft (486 m) long
and 277 ft (84 m) tall and is one of the main tourist attractions
in New York City. While there was once even a railway line on
the bridge, the bridge is now open only to cars, pedestrians, and cyclists, and commercial
vehicles are banned from using the bridge. Join over 10,000 people who cross the bridge
every day on a large pedestrian and bicycle lane and enjoy amazing views of Lower Manhattan
skyscrapers on one side and historic Brooklyn on the other side. The walk in one direction takes at least 20 minutes. NUMBER 2: WALL STREET New York City would probably not be
one of the world’s main financial centers without Wall Street. Wall Street is an actual street, located in
Manhattan’s financial district but over the years the word Wall Street became a synonym
for the American financial markets as two of the largest stock exchanges in the world,
New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, are both located on Wall Street. The most recognizable building on Wall Street
is the New York Stock Exchange building, although there are many other impressive
buildings in the area, for example, the Federal Hall or Trinity Church. Don’t miss two impressive statues,
Fearless Girl in front of stock exchange and Charging Bull located
in Bowling Green park nearby. You can read more about the meaning of both
statues in our travel guide. NUMBER 1:
STATUE OF LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND Liberty Enlightening the World or what we
know today simply as the Statue of Liberty is a 151 ft (46 m) tall statue located on
the Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. The statue was a gift of friendship from the
people of France to the United States in 1886 and represents a figure of Libertas, a Roman liberty
goddess holding a torch in her right hand and a tablet with the date of US declaration
of independence, July 4, 1776, in her left hand. The statue is recognized as a universal symbol
of freedom and democracy. The Liberty Island now also houses
a new Statue of Liberty Museum where the original torch is displayed. On the adjacent Ellis Island, you will find
another museum, dedicated to the former immigration inspection station which operated on the island
from 1892 to 1954. Over 12 million immigrants arrived in the
United States through Ellis Island. The American Museum of Immigration offers
a glimpse of what it was like for people arriving in America for the first time, trying to find
a better life. Don’t miss Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital
Complex, on the south side of the island, which you can only visit with a guided tour. If you want to visit either the Statue of
Liberty or Ellis Island, you will have to buy one ticket for both destinations as part
of the Statue of Liberty National Monument which includes a boat cruise with Statue Cruises,
the only authorized official provider of tickets and tours to both islands. And here is the bonus tip we promised: Located right under the High Line Park in
Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, Chelsea Market is a paradise for foodies, offering an array of restaurants from
all over the world. A more proper way to describe Chelsea Market
would be “food mall”, because of its design when you can simply walk from
one restaurant to the next. Chelsea Market was transformed into its current
form in 1997 from what was originally a factory complex of the National Biscuit Company. In fact, OREO cookie was invented in this
very building in 1912. We created a mobile-friendly .pdf document
that you can store offline on your phone covering all places in this video including maps, links,
opening hours, and other information plus 10 additional attractions so that you can
avoid the hustle and stress when you’re in New York. Get yours now and help us sustain our channel. Do you have a favorite place in New York City or have you been to one of the places
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