NY Bay was discovered in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazano. In 1609 Henry Hudson sailed the river now aptly named after him. Samuel de Champlain claimed northern New York for France that same year. New York City served as the capital of the U.S. from 1785 – 1790. Today the population is 8,000,000+.
Driving in New York City is very congested and chaotic. Transportation often includes daily drives over the Queensboro, Brooklyn, Manhattan bridges or the Lincoln, Queens-Midtown or Holland tunnels. Parking is at a premium. Another popular mode of transport is the subway. There are three airports in NY, John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), and Newark (EWR).
New York is a world class City and is a melting pot of diverse cultures. It has a bustling night life, hence the nickname, “The City That Never Sleeps”. Theater is an integral part of New York’s entertainment arena. Broadway or Off Broadway, there is always something to see for every taste and genre. Whether you are looking for street meat vendors or something more refined, there is something to be found for every pallet. Innumerable first class establishments offering fine cuisine such as Delmonico’s, Eleven Madison Park and Bouley, NY.
Things to see & do in New York
American Museum of Natural History, Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Central Park, Central Park Zoo, Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty, Times Square , Madison Square Garden.
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
New York University, Columbia University, St. John’s University, Queens College, City University of New York, Queensborough Community College, State University of New York Maritime College.
Professional Sports Teams
New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Mets, New York Yankees, New York Red Bulls, New York Jets, New York Islanders.
Popular nicknames for New York
The Big Apple, The City So Nice They Named it Twice, Empire City, The City That Never Sleeps, Gotham and The Friendly City just to name a few.
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