Situated along the southeast of the state of New York is the vibrant New York City. Known as the Big Apple, this city is nestled on Manhattan, Long Island and Staten Island. This place can get too hot during summer reaching up to 41 C and cold during winters dropping up to – 26 C.
New York was invaded by different tribes including the Native Americans and Algonquian tribes during the pre-colonial era. The British invasion during the 16th century have made New York an important trading port.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The arrival of the Statue of Liberty symbolized the country's democracy and is now considered an iconic landmark in New York. New York also became famous for the Empire State Building which is an incredible 102-story skyscraper that has been featured in many TV shows and movies including the world-famous King Kong. Millions of people go to New York to see the colorful floats and shows during St Patrick's Day and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades. Movie buffs, on the other hand, gather during the annual Tribeca Film Festival which features different kinds of indie films, short films and documentaries. The busiest and most touristic area in New York is Times Square where the annual New Year ball drop is held and where one can find some of the city's most important buildings. Also within the area is the Theatre District which features a strip of Broadway theaters.
The best way to get around New York is via the Grand Central Station and New York City Subway which are both fast and cheap.