New York, New York is one of the major cities in the world and also one of the top tourist destinations in America. Also known as the Big Apple, the lively and bustling metropolis of New York City is full of interesting sights and major landmarks.
Many of New York's major landmarks and tourist attractions are known and loved throughout the world. Some of the top tourist attractions in New York include the Empire State Building , the Chrysler Building, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge and of course the enormous Statue of Liberty.
There are many museums in New York such as the Museum of the City of New York on Fifth Avenue, which houses an enormous amount of New York memorabilia and information. New York also has a large number of top art galleries, exhibiting many works of art from local and international artists.
Things to see and do
* Central Park
* Straten Island Ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Skyline
* Radio City Music Hall
* Rockefeller Center
* Times Square
Cruise Season – May - Sept
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 780 square kilometers
Population – 8 million
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – New York City has two Passenger Ship Terminals so make sure you know which one your cruise arrives at or departs from. Manhattan Cruise Terminal is the major terminal and is located at 12th Avenue and 55th Street in the heart of New York City on the Hudson river. Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is on Browne St and is opposite Govenors Island, so they are some distance apart.
Transport Links – Three major airports serve New York city - the famous John F. Kennedy International Airport, La Guardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.
New York has an excellent public transport system including buses, subway trains and yellow cabs. Getting around central New York is very straightforward and many of the city's major sights and attractions are within easy walking distance of each other.