Nueva York - New York City
New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the second largest urban center in the Americas.
Tourism is one of the main economic activities in the city of New York, and that she spend 40 million domestic and foreign tourists every year. Among the main destinations include the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Broadway theater productions, museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Garden. It is also world famous Statue of Liberty (Statue of Liberty), which has a restaurant on the head with magnificent sea views.
Luxury shopping on Fifth and Madison Avenues are also a major attraction for the more affluent. Other new attractions are four artificial waterfalls and impressive with a height of 30 and 40 meters by Danish / Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. These artificial waterfalls are located in the East River and can be seen from the ground and also from boats.
New York is one of the world's leading centers of commerce and finance. It is considered a global city, given its influence worldwide in the media, in politics, in education, in entertainment and fashion. The artistic and cultural influence of the city is the strongest in the country. This city is the headquarters of the United Nations, which also makes an important point of international relations.
New York is also the birthplace of many American cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art, abstract expressionism (also known as the New York School) in painting, and hip hop, punk and Tin Pan Alley in music. It is estimated that in New York almost 170 languages are spoken, and 36% of its population was born outside the United States. With his meter running 24 hours a day and the constant movement of traffic and people, New York is known as "the city that never sleeps".
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from the constant winds that bring cold air from inside the American continent. New York has cold winters, but the coastal city location keeps temperatures slightly warmer than inland regions, helping to moderate the amount of snow, the average is 63.5 to 88.9 cm per year. The city has a temperate period lasts an average of 199 days between seasonal freezes. Spring and autumn are erratic, and can range from cold and snowy to hot and humid. Summer is mild and humid, with temperatures (90 ° F) 32.2 ° C or more on average between 18 and 25 days each summer.
New York has more than 113 square kilometers of parks and 22 kilometers of public beaches. Among its main parks are: The Central Park, 3.41 square kilometers (in a rectangle 4 km x 800 m), is located in Manhattan. It is the most visited park in the United States, with about 25 million tourists a year, and featured in numerous films and television shows, what has also become one of the most famous urban parks in the world.
The park is managed by Central Park Conservancy, a private non-profit organization that has a contract with the Department of Parks and Recreation in New York. Central bordered on the north by 110th Street, on the west by Central Park West street, on the south by 59th Street and on the east by Fifth Avenue Park. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, that later created Brooklyn's Prospect Park. While much of the park looks natural, it has several artificial lakes, two ice rinks, and grassy areas used for various sporting activities.