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The city is also home to a number of tourist landmarks of which, undeniably, the most recognized in the entire Unites States is the Statue of Liberty, signifying hope for countless immigrants during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. New York Holidays may never be complete without a trip to the Statue. Wall Street is home to the New York Stock Exchange. Monumental architectural triumphs such as the Chrysler Building, Woolworth Building and Seagram Building lend themselves to a magical aura unseen anywhere else.

The three islands of Manhattan, Long Island and Staten Island constitute a major part of the city. The city is composed of five Boroughs or municipally governed regions, each of which has a character of its own. Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island together constitute several hundred distinct ‘neighbourhoods’ that add to the city’s unique character. One of the world’s foremost architectural forms, the skyscraper is inexorably linked with it and has played its part in New York City becoming one of the world’s most recognized cities. With over 5750 high-rise buildings the city is only next to Hong Kong and until recently boasted the world’s tallest buildings including the Empire State Building and the World Trade Towers. Famous buildings include the Gothic Woolworth Building, the majestic Art Deco Chrysler Building and the Condé Nast Building showcasing green design.

The city has several famous landmarks that have visitors thronging in large numbers such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square and memorable trips on State Island Ferry. Its several excellent museums and art galleries include the superbly designed Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art and the world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The city has a huge 28000 acres of parkland as well as 14 miles of glorious beaches that are a must see. Some other major attractions include Washington Square Park, Rockefeller Centre, New York Botanical Garden and the famous Bronx Zoo. Luxury shopping is at its best along Fifth and Madison Avenues in Manhattan with all the world’s major designer labels available. All the biggest department stores offer an unbelievable range of goods and make it a shopper’s paradise.

Its no wonder that the city plays host to approximately 47 million American and foreign tourists each year.

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