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Manhattan, New York
Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York


Situated between the Hudson River and the East River, the island of Manhattan is the original nucleus of New York and houses some of its most famous buildings. 


New York is the Largest City in the United States of America also before the arrival of Europeans, Manhattan Island was already inhabited by Algonquin indigenous population. Dutch immigrants who arrived at the island at the beginning of the 17th century founded a colony and called it New Amsterdam. In 1664, the English conquered the settlement and renamed it as New York. 

Since its inception, New York has been a city of immigrants, and its people saw the arrival of new generations from all corners of the world seeking the American dream as a natural occurrence. In just a few decades, and despite the Great Depression, Manhattan was transformed into a dizzyingly high paradise. The skyscrapers became the principal symbol of the city's identity. The Woolworth building (1913) was created in a neo-Gothic style in the manner of the great Medieval cathedrals; the Chrysler building (1930), with its silvery crown and spectacular lobby became a paradigm of Art Deco. In 1931, the Empire State Building became the tallest building on the planet, a title it held for more than 40 years. 


Times Square


The most famous and central square of Manhattan is found on the corner of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It owes its name to the office of the New York Times newspaper.


Grand Central Station


Opened in 1871, this train station is the largest in the world in terms of the number of tracks and platforms. Its main hall houses a clock with four faces which is the emblem for the station.


Central Park


In the middle of the 19th century, local authorities saw that the rapid urbanization of Manhattan compromised its habitability as there were no green areas. An area of 4 km by 800 m in the center of the island was reserved and lakes and green areas were created as part of the 1857 project.


Brooklyn Bridge


Opened in 1883, Brooklyn Bridge spans the East River and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was the largest suspension bridge of its time and first to be constructed from steel.


Ground Zero


This memorial to the victims of 9/11 occupies the place where the World Trade Center, destroyed by a terrorist attack in 2001, once stood.


The Statue of Liberty


Since its opening in 1886 it has remained the single most iconic image of New York.


Broadway


This Manhattan street is famous for the musical extravaganzas in its theaters.


MOMA


The Museum of Modern Art is home to one of the main art collections in the world and includes works from Picasso, Van Gough and Matisse. 


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