Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chinatown New York

As in almost every major American city, there are of course in New York for a whole district is mostly inhabited by Chinese, Chinatown. Live here now distributed over 150,000 Chinese people, all over New York there are about 300,000 citizens of Chinese descent. Anyone who is hungry can settle in one of the many restaurants that are located in China Town. We were here for dinner which in itself was quite an experience. There were pies and fried shrimp which were very tasty and was prepared by the cook before our eyes. Of course, there's also here for each meal, the known fortune cookies.

After dinner you can buy one of the many street vendors perfume or a Rolex Clock, which look deceptively real here but only imitations are.

The road signs to read for leisure travelers and tourists have little or understand, since nearly everything is displayed in Chinese characters. However, many dealers and shops for tourists adapted and appropriate English translations of your stores. In Chinatown, almost every day instead of large and small, flea markets, where goods of all kinds are offered. If you want to visit Chinatown, take the subway to Canal Street and go there a few steps to the east. After a short time you will see the first Chinese character of the shops and houses.

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is certainly one of the most famous bridges in the world. It connects the two parts of the city Manhattan and Brooklyn together. This miracle was the end of the 19th Century built. The oversight of this huge construction project was John Augustus Roebling. The bridge is 530 m long and flows under its well-known East River. Those who have crossed this bridge before, which is surely the most magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline noticed.

The two pillars on which the Brooklyn Bridge is anchored over 80 m high with a length of 500 m, it is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. We recommend using the subway to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall on the Manhattan side to drive. From this station there are a few meters to the bridge. The best way to go to the sunset over the bridge, you have a wonderful view of the skyline and can make beautiful photos of Manhattan.

If you do not want to go back on foot, take the blue metro line A or C and get off at High Street Station in the direction of Manhattan. The U-Bahn station located directly on the other side of the bridge in Brooklyn, just follow the road.

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The Statue of Liberty (Statue of Liberty)

The Statue of Liberty is probably the most famous landmark of New York. As a sign of freedom and independence, it was built in 1886 as a gift from France to the United States of America in New York and is also intended to symbolize hope. Was carved in the left hand holding a stone tablet on the date of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776). In the right hand holds the "Miss Liberty" a torch with a gold flame in the air.

The French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

(1834-1904), the statue was designed, constructed together with Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923) of the iron frame. The Statue of Liberty has a proud height of 102 meters and weighs over 250 tonnes. The 22 floors you have to climb to half by foot, as the lift only until 10 Floor moving. At the top you are rewarded with a magnificent view over the skyline of Manhattan. The ride to the statue is carried only by boat (ferry), the store at the southern tip of Manhattan. At 9 clock sets the first ferry in the direction of the Statue of Liberty, in the summer months it can also be used. Departure point and at once ticket sales for the tour is at Battery Park, near the southwestern tip of Manhattan. In the summer months and weekends, you have to expect longer queues at the ticket counter.

After the attacks of 11 September 2001, the Statue of Liberty closed to tourists and only in 2004 with increased security measures for tourists to visit some freed. Expect to bag checks and other security checks so. Since 4 July 2009, the upper observation deck of the Statue of Liberty reopened to tourists. For security reasons, partly because of the narrow spiral staircase, but only 30 people per hour can be left up to the crown. Getting all the tourists a ticket for the upper platform, can see the museum on the base of the statue and use the viewing platform in 50 meters height.

On the way to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis you closer to Iceland, through the island every immigrant had to if he wanted to immigrate to America.

It will be shown a series of films and documentaries on the history of immigrants. Make yourself an impression of this beautiful statue.

From October 2011, the Statue of Liberty is closed again for tourists, is due to the renewal of the spiral staircase. The construction should last for 9-12 months.

Rockefeller Center New York

Rockefeller Center is actually several buildings in this center include about 14 skyscrapers in the middle of Manhattan. Rockefeller Center, several gardens and squares, the Radio City Hall and an underground shopping arcade are full of shops.

The collection centers on the famous ice rink, which has occurred already in many movies. In December, then also the biggest Christmas tree in the city is situated. This spectacle attracts every year thousands of New Yorkers and visitors to Rockefeller Center.

In the summer, but no ice, but a cozy cafe then assumes that space. A beautiful view over the city you can enjoy the "Top of the Rock" from a viewing platform on the highest building of Rockefeller Center. Admission for the visitors in the 70-floor terrace is 20 USD, it can be expensive to sunset.

If you have enough time to wander, they can go on foot through the beautifully decorated buildings of Rockefeller Center. When walking you encounter statues or designed a 25 by 5 meters large mosaic by Barry Faulkner.

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