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New York City

About New York City

Founded as New Amsterdam by the Dutch in 1614, today New York City is at once romantic and exhilarating. From the robust streets of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District to the intimate warrens of Greenwich Village . . . from the wealth of museums surrounding Central Park to the vast green space itself, the city overflows with culture, cuisine and architectural beauty. New York is for everyone. Music lovers marvel at Carnegie Hall or catch a 1920s-style jazz and blues show in Harlem. Those seeking romance board a horse-drawn carriage in Central Park at twilight. Art lovers browse the myriad galleries at the Museum of Modern Art or the Guggenheim. Readers duck into the venerable New York Public Library. And, of course, theatergoers attend the greatest shows in the world on Broadway, amid the glitter of Times Square. It’s little wonder that New York is so often called the greatest city in the world. During your stay, you may also be moved to visit the 9/11 Memorial, the vast plaza and museum that commemorate that tragic day. The site is watched over by the gleaming new Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.