About New York City

During your travels you probably thought of all the things you want to do and see in a particular place. For example, what kind of history does the city have, who are the majority of people that live there, what are the most popular places to sightsee, where should I go to dine and lastly, what are the most exciting sports franchises?

There are plenty of hotel options to choose from when visiting a new city in the US. However, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money there is always AirBnb. If you plan to use AirBnb more often and would like to have an outstanding rating on your customer profile, then you should look into hiring a cleaning service. They will make sure to clean your rental better than it was when you arrived! 

History

The first native New Yorkers were the Lenape, an Algonquin people who hunted, fished and farmed in the area between the Delaware and Hudson rivers. In 1789, New York City became the first national capital of the United States under the new United States Constitution. It is the largest city in the United States with a population of 8.6 million people. All these people came from somewhere, one of the most busy times for people coming to NYC was after WWII. They were mainly veterans and immigrants coming from Europe and they actually created a post war economic boom. 

On September 11, 2001, New York City suffered the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the United States. A group of terrorists crashed two hijacked planes into the city’s tallest buildings. They were the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

Demographics

  • White: 42.78%
  • Black or African American: 24.32%
  • Other race: 15.12%
  • Asian: 14.00%
  • Two or more races: 3.33%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%

Popular Places To Visit

When coming to NYC you will be astounded by the amounts of places that you can go visit. First and foremost you have to visit Central Park. This 843-acre green space is a favorite of New Yorkers and tourists; you can come here to exercise, dine, go to the zoo and more. Its free to enter and you can spend all day long here.

The American Museum of Natural History is located off of Central Park West. With a whopping 32 million artifacts spread across 25 buildings in 45 exhibition halls spanning 4 city blocks. It will definitely take you more than one day to view all of them!

The Rockefeller Center has it all! Restaurants, shops, NBC Studios, and even a skating rink. It’s free to enter but you may have to endure large crowds of people seeing as this is a tourist hot spot. If you come during the winter months there is a giant Christmas tree all lit up for the holidays that is a must see for you and your family! 

Sports

When visiting NYC you have to make it a point to see some of their world renowned sports teams. They have close to a dozen major league teams across all sports. They are the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Jets, New York Giants, New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and the New York City FC. No matter what sport you want to see there is a team in this city. 

Cuisine

One of the greatest things about New York City is the diversity of the people. There’s no better way to experience New York City’s melting pot than by digging into its food. The food that is in and around the city can be to die for. From the world famous Katz’s Delicatessen to Russ &  Daughters you are in food heaven. If you make it to most of the top rated places in New York for food, you will be living like a true New Yorker. 

Here are three restaurant recommendations we suggest you try out! 

Katz’s Delicatessen 

Katz’s is know for its world famous sandwiches that they have been serving since 1888. Although they have a plenty of different foods on the menu, the only reason you should eat at Katz’s Deli is for the pastrami. They have a pastrami that is utterly sensational, it is so tender, with a perfect ratio of fat to meat. It’s everything you could want in a sandwich. Located at 205 E Houston St, you will want to save the address. 

Di Fara Pizza

Thin crust pizza is a New York staple that has everyone talking about it. Whether you fold it when you eat it or you don’t it truly doesn’t matter, what matters is you get the right one. Thats where Di Fara comes in. A small family run restaurant owned by pizza making legend, Domenico DeMarco. Why is the pizza THAT good? Domenico says its because their ingredients, including the tomatoes and cheese, all come directly from Italy. Located at 1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, make sure you come hungry! 

Russ & Daughters

What started out as a food cart and now is one of the hottest delis in New York, Russ & Daughters is really rocking! Since their beginnings in 1914 they have been serving salmon on bagels with cream cheese. Sort of a weird mix, right? Wrong. But hey if thats not the sort of thing you are into they also have a pretty extensive selection of other delicious foods like herring, salads, and dried fruits and nuts. Located at 179 E Houston St, this is a must go! 

New York, New York the place that has it all! Whether you fly in, drive in, bike in, crawl in, or come by boat you will not want to leave. Food, history, sports the atmosphere here is one that you will tell you family for generations to come. 

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