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Still home to the office of the Mayor and the Chambers of New York City, New York City Hall is the oldest functioning city hall in the United States. Located in Lower Manhattan in City Hall Park (Civic Center), the city hall was finished in 1812 and is registered as a National Historic Landmark. Today, the building is still one of the most visited structures in the city due to its French Renaissance architecture and its Georgian-style construction on the interior of the building. The city hall is surrounded by beautiful gardens and adjacent government buildings and you can always find politicians and government workers milling around during lunch hour. The building is also a popular landmark often seen in movies and television shows filmed in New York City like Ghostbusters and Spin City.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a stunning memorial that was created to honor the people who lost their lives during the dreaded September 11, 2001 attacks.The memorial consists of two pools set in the original site as well as a beautiful plaza. The names of the victims are engraved on paneling along with the pools. Visitors can also explore the 9/11 Memorial Museum that features artifacts and stories about the event. The various exhibits on display at this underground museum educates the visitors.
An unflagging symbol of fortitude, the One World Trade Center rises from a sea of buildings in Lower Manhattan, its beautiful steel ascent a reminder of a dark day in American history. This brilliant icon soars to 104 floors, and when it was completed in 2012, it superseded the Empire State Building as the tallest structure in New York City. At an astonishing height of 1,776 feet (541.33 meters), it is also the tallest building in America and the Western Hemisphere. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum flanks the southern end of the center, while rumbling fountains spill over granite walls and collect into twin pools north of the tower. The parapet of the pools is inscribed with almost 3000 names of the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks, allowing visitors for a moment of quiet reflection. When viewed from the lowest point from the ground, the top of the tower appears to converge and resemble a pyramidal apex. Another interesting feature about the One World Trade Center is that the height of the structure is a cleverly planned allusion to the year in which in the American Declaration of Independence was signed. A marvel of modern design, the One World Trade Center is a significant landmark that links the past and the future of this great American city.
A Chinatown de Nova Iorque é um paraíso cultural cheio da tradição antiga e exótica e uma quantidade enorme de restaurantes. Este movimentado bairro abriga mais da metade da população chinesa da cidade. Nos supermercados e frutarias, você vai encontrar muitos itens que não estão disponíveis em nenhum outro lugar da cidade -desde frutas exóticas e legumes frescos até caracóis e camarões secos. Agora, uns excelentes restaurantes tailandeses, vietnamitas e coreanos aderiram à mistura.
The heart of this well-known Italian neighborhood is Mulberry Street. Years ago, the vast majority of people who lived here were Italian, but expansion of Chinatown and Italian migration to the suburbs has changed the make-up of the neighborhood. Still, cafes, restaurants and bakeries line the street. Take a walk and smell the fresh baked bread, garlic and sauces. Stop for a glass of wine or tiramisu at a sidewalk cafe, or gorge on the salamis hanging from store windows.
A ponte do Brooklyn foi construída para ligar a ilha de Manhattan ao Brooklyn. Tem quase 488 metros, no momento da sua conclusão em 1883, era a maior ponte suspensa do mundo. Sua arquitectura continua sendo uma marca visual da cidade de Nova Iorque. No escuro, as torres gêmeas góticas junto com os fortes cabos de aço fazem uma impressionante silhueta contra o céu nocturno. Andar a pé pela toda a ponte é muito emocionante, principalmente se você iniciar a caminhada a partir do lado do Brooklyn e ver a paisagem de Manhattan surgir quando cruzar o rio leste.
As ruas sinuosas e as encantadoras casas do Greenwich Village têm uma atmosfera muito mais definida do que a maioria dos bairros ao redor da cidade. O centro da comunidade de gays e estudantes de Nova Iorque fica aqui, com uma variedade de compras modernas e vida nocturna, incluindo jazz, rock e clubes para dançar, restaurantes, bares e cafés. Até o início dos anos 1900, a Vila tinha estabelecido-se como o centro do pensamento radical nos Estados Unidos. Famosos reformistas, artistas e intelectuais reuniam-se aqui, e ainda vir para cá. Não perca uma visita ao Washington Square Park, que vai tirar seu folêgo!
This cozy Greenwich Village park is always filled with students, residents and tourists alike. It is one of the few green spots in the area and has undergone many incarnations since it was the site of Minetta Creek in the 1600's. In that century it was farmland, then a burial ground in the next one, thereafter the city acquired the land and created the park in 1826. At the northern end stands the famous arch, built in 1889 to commemorate the centennial of Washington's inauguration when New York was the nation's first capital under the constitution. The arch was designed by the iconic Stanford White and throughout the park you can find many interesting historical features and facets, some are hidden and others are in plain sight. The area was also the neighborhood for many famous artists and writers, including Henry James, Edith Wharton and Edward Hopper; many lived in the Greek Revival style row houses at the northern end of the park. Today, most of the buildings in the neighborhood are owned by New York University.
Unlike many other squares of its kind in the U.S., this Union Square does not take it name for the labor movement or the integration of the Federal states, it was named for the unification of two major streets in 1815. The square underwent several refurbishments and renovations throughout the 19th Century, with the addition of the fountain in 1842 and Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead (landscape architects of Central Park fame) replanted the park in 1872. It is also known as a place for rallies, demonstrations and other events, with too many to count since its inception. Moreover, Union Square hosts street chess, open-air markets and there are plenty of retail stores around the entire area which makes it a perfect place to shop.
Built in 1902 and designed by Daniel H. Burnham, the Flatiron Building is considered the oldest and possibly, one of the most famous skyscrapers in New York City. Instantly recognizable, the building includes a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles and has a peculiar wedge shape (like that of an old-fashioned flat iron) that has made it a New York favorite. The area's Flatiron District is named after this enduring New York symbol.
Estátua da liberdade, representante da liberdade em todo o mundo, brilha no porto de Nova Iorque. Criado pelo francês Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a estátua foi um presente da França para os Estados Unidos. Agora, os visitantes podem visualizar o interior da estátua através de um teto de vidro, e capturar uma imagem de mais qualidade da estátua graças ao reforço da iluminação e do sistema de vídeo colocado em torno dela. Os visitantes podem andar sobre o terraço de observação para ver Nova Iorque e seu porto. Com uma lanterna e uma tabela na mão, a Estátua da Liberdade tem generosamente dado as boas-vindas aos imigrantes e visitantes por mais de um século.
O majestoso Empire State Building foi concluído em 1931 como o edifício mais alto do mundo. Embora já não seja o mais alto, ele continua impressionante, como sempre. À noite, o prédio é iluminado, com cores especiais indicadas nos feriados. Entradas podem ser compradas através da página de internet do Empire State Building ou no vestíbulo do edifício. O observatório está aberto 365 dias por ano.