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To start a fotillo Museum of Natural Sciences in New York. A place that should not be missed if you pass by this city, it is certainly impressive A small tip for fans of the series Friends, here is where Ross works.
Well, it's January and taking advantage of the Martin Luther King Bridge, we have to spend 3 days at New York. Thank goodness we warned that the cold was going to do and we came
prepared, that my mother to have died frozen.
The first day, for a change already been delayed because o
f the planes, less evil, which pre-empt a flight and we won a couple of hours, even so, we arrived late, but thankfully good, the hotel was pretty central and we find fast. We have been visiting many things like Ground Zero where were the twin tower, an impressively large, nothing more data, after 6 years since the tragedy follows even without rebuild anything.
We went up course to the Empire State, which is where these photos are made in view of New York. If someone you know not the name of the building, is where the famous skyscraper rises from where King Kong and fight with the aircraft. After you pull the twin towers is the highest along with the Rockefeler Center.
We were also visiting Wal Street, the famous financial centre, which makes all the bags in the world go up or down and that brings me head. Vistamos also Brooklin, why I leave with you a couple of photos of his famous bridge with the financial center of skylines in the background. Together with them, also a photo of Atlas, at the foot of one of the many skyscrapers of New York.

Another day took a boat to surround the entire island of Manhattan and go to the Statue of Liberty. If by now if it was cold in the boat or can not make you an idea of who went cold, but good for the picture in which we left with the skyscrapers of substance, the worst you can get an idea of wind that made by we have hair. The Statue of Liberty, is fine, but is not as big or at least I do not care how it appeared, the truth is that for which has been in Paris and has seen that there are therefore equal, but a little bigger, but since these clear here, how you are not going to go to visit? therefore is a must.

The truth is that the views from the boat were very nice and we enjoyed a lot, but much of the trajecto we had to do it from the part covered by the wind and cold.

Another thing we did was take the typical tourist tour, the bus is in all cities and that gives you turns throughout the city. The truth is that I am not very friendly these things, but in a city so big, with so many things to see and so little time, it was a good idea is the truth. In addition one of the good things that had is that you could go up and down every time you want, which, we were going to visit all the points by passing.
Here some pictures from Brookling left on the other side of Manhattan, the fund's financial centre Manhattan, both day and night.

Another of the visits required in New York, is Chinatown, the largest Chinese community in the world outside China. The truth is that if we do not know that those in New York, perfecatamente think that these passing day in Beijing, Shanghai or rather, since this is a city more cosmopolitan and more parecidad to New York. On all sides there were no more than Chinese, speaking their language, food and places with Chinese tradition, a geto total, is a piece of China embedded in the largest city in the United States.
We ate there and ate something in life had tested previously, but was rich, then entered to take a
hot chocolate, which is not to be very typical of China, but to enter into heat, the truth is that it's great. We were in many more places, but I leave with you some more photo of one of the most famous, such as Times Square and Central Park, a place of nature, trees and filled with people doing sport, especially running and riding a bicycle in the middle of a cloud of skyscrapers.
New York is the most populous city in the United States, and the center of the New York metropolitan area, which is one of the most populous urban areas in the world. A leading global city, New York exerts a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, fina
nce, culture, fashion and entertainment. As host of the United Nations headquarters, it is also an important center for international affairs. The city is
often referred to as New York City to distinguish it from the state of New York, of which it is a part.

Located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic coast of the Northeastern United States, the city consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. The city's 2008 estimated population exceeds 8.3 million people, and with a land area of 305 square
miles (790 km2), New York City is the most densely populated major city in the United States. The New York metropolitan area's population is also the nation's largest, estimated at 18.8 million people over 6,720 square miles . Furthermore, the Combined Statistical Area containing the Greater New York metropolitan area contained
22.155 million people as of 2008 Census estimates, also the largest in the United States. New York was founded as a commercial trading post by the Dutch in 1624. The settlement was called New Amsterdam until 1664 when the colony came under English control. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country's largest city since 1790.

Many districts and landmarks in the city have become well-known to outsiders. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, has been a dominant global financial center since World War II and is home to the New York Stock Exchange. The city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world, including the Empire State Buildin
g and the twin towers of the former World Trade Center.

The city is the birthplace of many cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art; abstract expressionism in painting; hip hop, punk, salsa, disco and Tin Pan Alley in music; and is the home of Broadway theater.

New York is notable among American cities for its high use of mass transit, most of which runs 24 hours a day, and for the density and diversity of its population. In 2005, nearly 170 languages were spoken in the city and 36% of its population was born outside the United States. Sometimes referred to as "The City That Never Sleeps", the city has also been nicknamed the Capital of the world, Gotham, and the Big Apple.

The region was inhabited by about 5,000 Lenape Native Americans at the time of its European discovery in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian
explorer in the service of the French crown, who called it "Nouvelle Angoulême". European settlement began with the founding of a
Dutch fur trading settlement, later called "Nieuw Amsterdam" (New Amsterdam), on the southern tip of Manhattan in 1614. Dutch colonial Director-General Peter Minuit purchased the
island of Manhattan from the Lenape in 1626 for a value of 60 guilders (about $1000 in 2006); a disproved legend, says that Manhattan was purchased for $24 worth of glass beads.

In 1664, the English conquered the city and renamed it "New York" after the English Duke of York and Albany. At the end of the Second Anglo-Dutch War the
Dutch gained control of Run (then a much more valuable asset) in exchange for the English controlling New Amsterdam (New York) in North America. Several intertribal wars among the Native Am
ericans and some epidemics brought on by the arrival of the Europeans caused great population losses for the Lenape between the years 1660 and 1670. By 1700, the Lenape population had diminished to 200. In 1702, city lost 10% of its
population to yellow fever. New York underwent no less than seven important yellow fever epidemics from 1702 to 1800.

New York City grew in importance as a trading port while under British rule. The city hosted the
seminal John Peter Zenger trial in 1735, helping to establish the freedom of the press in North America. In 1754, Columbia University was founded under charter by George II of Great Britain as King's College in Lower Manhattan. The Stamp Act Congress met in New York in October of 1765 as the Sons of Liberty organized in the city, skirmishing over the next ten years with British troops stationed there.

During the American Revolutionary War the area emerged as the theater for a series of major battles known as the New York Campaign. After the upper Manhattan Battle of Fort Washington
in 1776 the city became the British military and political base of operations in North America, and a haven for Loyalist refugees, until military occupation ended in 1783. A major fire during the occupation led to the destruction of about a quarter of the city. The assembly of the Congress of the Confederation made New York City the national capital shortly after the war: the Constitution of the United States was ratified and in 1789 the first President of the United States, George Washington, was inaugur
ated; the first United States Congress and the United States Supreme Court each assembled for the first time in 1789, and the United States Bill of Rights drafted, all at Federal Hall on Wall Street. By 1790, New York City had surpassed Philadelphia as the largest city in the United States.

In 1898, the modern City of New York was formed with the consolidation of Brooklyn , the County of New York, the County of Richmond, and the western portion of the County of Queens. The opening of the New York City Subway in 1904 helped bind the new city together. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the city became a world center for industry,
commerce, and communication. However, this development did not
come without a price. In 1904, the steamship General Slocum caught fire in the East River, killing 1,021 people on board.

In 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, the city's worst industrial disaster, took the lives of 146 garment workers and spurred the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and major improvements in factory safety standards.

New York's nonwhite population was 36,620 in 1890. In the 1920s, New York City was a major destination for African Americans during the Great Migration from the American South. By 1916, New York City was home to the largest urban African diaspora in North America. The Harlem Renaissance flourished during the era of Prohibition, coincident with a larger economic boom that saw the skyline develop with the
construction of competing skyscrapers.

The city was one of the sites of the September 11, 2001 attacks, when nearly 3,000 people died in the destruction of the World Trade Center. A new 1 World Trade Center , along with a memorial and three other office towers, will be built on the site and is scheduled for completion in 2013.

On December 19, 2006, the first steel columns were installed in the building's foundation. Three other high-rise office buildings are planned for the site along Greenwich Street, and they will surround the World Trade Center Memorial, which is under construction. The area will also be home to a museum dedicated to the history of the site.

February 2007 estimates put the cost for construction of 1 WTC at $3 billion, or $1,150 per square foot. Approximately $1 billion of insurance money recouped by Silverstein is slated for construction of the Freedom Tower.

The State of New York is expected to provide $250 million toward construction costs, and the Port Authority would finance another $1 billion for 1 WTC, through bonds.


Time Square at nigth

New York, skyline

January 2008

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