“New York is America. From the iconic images of Times Square and the Statue of Liberty to the immigrant neighborhoods. Our history is long and proud, and for many of us it all began here, in New York City.”
New York is home to over 8 million people. Living across 5 boroughs, they live, work, and play in one of the greatest cities in the world. Located along the Hudson River and just off the Atlantic Ocean, it’s always been an important area. New York can trace its roots back to a Dutch trading post in 1624, which means it’s actually older than the country that it’s a part of. Today it is known for a little of everything; iconic sports teams, architecture, life-changing food, tourism, parties, and a thriving economy! There’s absolutely nothing you can want, that this great city doesn’t have.
Summer in New York is an epic time. The heat descends upon the city after a long, cold winter, and everyone wants to come out and play. Central Park is bustling with runners, chess players, and couples walking their dogs. The rooftop bars and beer gardens open up to greet the city as it emerges from its hibernation to enjoy the warmth and sunshine. You can stroll along the Brooklyn Bridge, take in a day at Coney Island, or even witness the World Famous Hot Dog Eating contest at Nathan’s. Summer in New York is big, expansive, and overwhelming. You can come here for 10 summers in a row and still have things on your to-do list that aren’t checked off.
New York is a great place for being able to relax and experience new things, but there’s much more to the city than that. You can learn about some of the earliest immigrants immigrants to this country and hear their story by visiting Ellis Island. Stop by Broadway and take in some of the most amazing performances by the world’s most talented artists. Or visit The Met, and observe more than 2 million works of art that span nearly five millennia of human history. When you’re in New York…the world is at your fingertips.