New York
One of the truly great metropolises on planet Earth
New York

New York is the epicentre of the USA, if not the planet. It is a world capital for art, fashion and food.

The Big Apple, as it is affectionately known, is famous for its big city energy. There is an optimism and creativity in the air. There are always wildly imaginative works being created in this melting pot of cultures. It’s a feast for the senses. Hollywood has fed you bits and pieces of New York for years.

Now it’s time to grab it with two hands and take a bite out of the Big Apple.

Here’s a few things you must do in New York:


A few New York city facts:

  • Before Europeans arrived, the area was populated by the local Native American Delaware Tribe .
  • The first European colonists were Dutch, fleeing from the Spanish Inquisition.
  • The city was originally named New Amsterdam.
  • In 1626, Peter Minuit bought the land (New York City) from Native Americans by trading beads and furs.
  • From 1789 to 1790, New York City was the nation's capital.
  • New York City has a population of about 8.6 million.
  • Almost half of the city's residents speak a language other than English.
  • New York has more than 60,000 homeless people.
  • New York City is the most densely populated major city in the United States.
  • The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1886.
  • The TCS New York City Marathon attracts more than 50,000 runners.