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New York City Travel Guide For Indians

April 16, 2019

New York City Travel Guide For Indians

The city of New York has five boroughs and they all are different from each other. The wave of settlers that came to America first landed in NY. Here they had their own areas and ethnic support system; most moved on but some chose to remain. This made the Big Apple an American powerhouse and an iconic city.

The Bronx

The northernmost borough of NY, The Bronx is the birthplace of Hip hop, it has the New York Botanical Garden, Arthur Avenue Retail Market- an epic indoor food mall with delis; The Grand Concourse – with palatial buildings and the famous Art Deco Fish Building; Longwood Art Gallery which favors Bronx based artists and the Yankee Stadium; City Island is a Bronx fishing village but now filled with yacht clubs and sea food restaurants.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn likes to be known as the capital of cool and just the area and population will make it the 44th biggest town in USA. The top draw here is the Brooklyn Bridge, you can walk or cycle across it; if you enter the bridge from the Manhattan side you’ll see the Brooklyn Bridge Garden when you exit. This is where you can shoot the Manhattan skyline. Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a tree lined waterfront promenade. The Grand Army Plaza has a Memorial Arch and a picturesque Bailey Fountain. Prospect Park, another top attraction gets 10 million visitors a year. Nightlife is fun in Williamsburg with beer halls, cocktail bars and live music.

Manhattan

When people visualize NY City, it’s Manhattan they see in their mind’s eye. This borough is home to many of cities’ iconic places. Central Park is one such. The lower portion of the park has a vintage carousel, Hallett Nature Sanctuary and playgrounds. One World Trade Center is now the highest building in the western hemisphere and you can observe the city from the top. MoMa (Museum of Modern Art) exhibits 200,000 works of art by Vincent Van Gogh, Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Warhol and more. Times Square is great for people watching and photography as well as shopping. Westfield World Trade Center has more than 100 stores and restaurants.

Queens

Some of the sights to catch here are MoMA PS1, oldest contemporary art institution located in Long Island. Astoria, just 20 minutes from Times Sq. is a Greek neighborhood and has many culinary options, including Indian. Long Island City has a very active art scene with many old factories and warehouses transformed into art galleries.

Staten Island

NY’s southernmost borough can be reached by the Staten Island ferry which is free and the ride itself is a tourist attraction. At the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, cricket fans can catch a baseball game and try to spot the similarities as the game is derived from cricket. Other places to visit are Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and Historic Richmond Town.

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