New York – Intermediate

New York is a state in the United States of America. It was one of the first thirteen states. It is well known for having the city of the same name, “New York City”, located in the south east of the state. The state of New York has the third largest population in the United States, after California and Texas. The population of the state is approximately 19 million and around 8,000,000 people live in the city.

The city also has a lot of visitors each year.  In 2012, an estimated 52 million people visited New York City, 41 million of who were Americans while the other 11 million visitors were from abroad.

New York is split up into five boroughs. They are called Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Manhattan is where most of the city’s top attractions are located. The Empire State Building, Times Square, and the Chrysler Building are all located there. The best views of Manhattan are from the Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Centre.

New York is very easy to travel around. Manhattan is divided into numbered streets from north to south and avenues from east to west making it very easy to get around. Buses are good for getting around Manhattan, and the subway is the best way to travel to the other boroughs. New York’s famous yellow taxis also pick up and drop off passengers 24 hours a day.

There are many great places to check out in New York. One of the most famous sights of New York City is Central Park. Although it looks like a beautiful natural area, it is actually mostly man-made. Inside the park there are lakes, hills, a forest and beautiful gardens. Tourists in New York City should not pass up on the chance to see the Statue of Liberty. It is a beautiful symbol of the United States. The statue is placed near the entrance to New York City harbor. It was given to the United States by the people of France, to show the friendship between the two countries.



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