New york (United states)
New York is the most populous city of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Hudson River on the east coast of America. The horizon of New York City is the world's most famous and the city is also known as the center of the US economy. The city's most famous buildings are the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. New York City also hosts the most famous museums, fashion houses and art galleries in the United States. The shopping opportunities and the nightlife are world famous.
Monthly Weather Conditions
New York can be visited any time, offering a wealth of reasons to visit in any season. Rainy days are almost the same throughout the year, but temperatures are lower in winter and higher in summer.
During April, May and June the city is spectacular with springtime blooms, giving the perfect excuse to visit one of the city's botanical gardens. Other spring highlights include the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, the Tribeca Film Festival and the opening of the Major League Baseball season. Summer is the best time for travellers on a budget or who love active recreation and outdoor entertainment. Free outdoor plays, concerts and movies abound.
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New york 14 most important sights:
- Statue of Liberty and Battery Park: Remains a world-famous symbol of freedom and one of the greatest American icons.
- Empire State Building: The Empire State Building is New York's most famous landmark.
- Central Park: This huge park in the city center is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful city and not simply a concrete jungle.
- Broadway and Shubert Alley: Considered the pinnacle of American theater, it has long been world-renowned for its performances.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art or "The Met," as it is commonly known, was founded in 1870.
- Rockefeller Center: Rockefeller Center is a vast entertainment and shopping complex in the middle of Manhattan; it's home to NBC-TV, as well as radio stations and other media.
- Fifth Avenue: Fifth Avenue has long had a reputation as New York's premier shopping area.
- Brooklyn Bridge: The Brooklyn Bridge, completed in 1883, was the world's first bridge to be constructed of steel. It spans the East River from Manhattan.
- Times Square: Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square was named in 1904 after the New York Times tower.
- Chrysler Building: Though never occupied by the Chrysler car company, this Art Deco building, with a spire that resembles a car radiator grill with a series of triangular windows, remains firmly associated with the auto giant.
- New York Public Library: The New York Public Library's main branch was designed by architects Carrere & Hastings in the Beaux Arts style.
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is home to one of the world's finest collections of modern art, including works by Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Leger, Manet and many others.
- Wall Street: Stretching for eight city blocks from Broadway to South Street is the world-famous Wall Street, home to some of the most important exchanges in the world, including the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ, and the New York Mercantile Exchange.
- St Patrick's Cathedral: St. Patrick's Cathedral is one of New York's finest examples of Gothic Revival, with its massive bronze doors (weighing 20,000 pounds each), white marble facade, 330-foot spires, the Great Organ, rose window, bronze baldachin, 2,400 seating capacity, and the statue of Pieta at the side of the Lady Chapel.
Recommendation for one day:
- Visit Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty.
- Visit Central Park in the centre of the borough of Manhattan. It was initially opened in 1857 on 778 acres of city-owned land, and later expanded to its current size of 843 acres.
- Then on to the Empire State Building, one of New York's most famous landmarks. The 381m tall, 102-storey building was the tallest in the world until 1 World Trade Center rose higher 41 years later.
- Finish your evening at the Rockefeller Center, a vast entertainment and shopping complex in the middle of Manhattan, home to NBC-TV and radio and other media. There is an outdoor skating rink which is incredibly popular in winter.
The recommended accommodation areas for New york are:
Cheap area: 40th St.
Central location: Park Ave S., Kips Bay
Compared to prices worldwide, New york is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $88.80, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $336.94, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $102.90
- Hotel (3 stars): $183.53
- Hotel (4 stars): $214.17
- Hotel (5 stars): $326.89
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.49
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $21.43
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.51
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.00
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.01
New york has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 56.1 (better than United states average 49.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 75.5 (better than United states average 70.2)
- Walking alone at night: 53.1 (better than United states average 41.0)
More information: New york safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: It is recommended that the traveller should carry an international driving license as a translation of the Finnish driving license. Passport and a credit card are required to rent a car.
- Direction of traffic: The traffic in the United States and Canada is right-handed.
- Insurance: It is recommended to take a paid insurance for rental cars. Standard car insurances do not have an insurance retracted, if your travel insurance does not cover something related to leasing. Without an insurance the driver is responsible, if a crash occurs, or if the car gets stolen or broken up. If you get into a crash, the insurance of the person responsible for the accident may cover the cost for the damage on your rental car, but not in every case, so you should first call the police and it can be tricky to obtain a compensation. The exception to this is New York, where the law prescribes, that the insurance has to cover a minimal insurance for rental cars.
- Driving in the wider area: Some rental companies do not allow the export of theirs cars over the state border, you should check that in advance.