“And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.” – Ezra Pound
New York fascinates and inspires people from all over the world – those who are lucky to visit it at least once in their lifetime experience a unique feeling. Something is stirred inside you when you reach this wellspring of inspiration, where the city streets are full of strangers. Some of them are ordinary people, others are aspiring artists, and others are celebrities, since famous people sightings are common in the city that never sleeps.
For this website we have tried to capture a bit from New York’s history, cultural life, and architecture, so you find out more about the biggest city in the United States and, why not, feel tempted to visit it. Here are the main topics you will find on our website:
- Tallest buildings in New York
- Important moments in the history of New York
- American movies set in New York
- Famous art museums in the American megacity
- Little-known facts about the city that never sleeps
- Reasons to live in New York
- Best New York experiences for both locals and tourists
- Some of the early skyscrapers built in New York
- Top most popular tourist attractions
- Famous Broadway theaters
Keep on browsing our website and you will find out fascinating things about New York that you were probably not aware of. Did you know that…
- One World Trade Center cost $3.9 billion?
- Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building for almost 40 years?
- 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in New York, standing at 1,396 feet?
- New York was originally named New Amsterdam and owned by the Dutch?
- New York was the capital of the United States for a very short period in 1785?
- New York boroughs used to be separate cities until 1898?
- The Met is the largest museum in the United States, with over two million works of art?
- The New York city subway was opened in 1904?
- New York was the center of the American film industry until the birth of Hollywood?
- There is a windowless skyscraper in New York?
- The Dutch purchased the island of Manhattan from the native people in 1626 for the modern equivalent of US$1000?
- Building of skyscrapers in New York escalated after Chicago banned the construction of skyscrapers taller than 150 feet in 1892?
- The Statue of Liberty is a gift of France to the people of the United States?
- Empire State Building is in the Art Deco style and has its wedding cake distinctive shape due to the zoning requirements of the time when it was built (in order to allow light to reach surrounding areas)?
- The 9/11 memorial commemorates 2,996 victims killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and six victims who died during the 1993 bombing?
- There are 41 different professional theaters on Broadway?
Keep on reading to find out more interesting information about the Big Apple!