New York is one of the world’s most visited states, and New York City is widely described as the modern-day centre of the world. Nearly 70 million people visit the Big Apple every year.
Let’s take a look at the few lesser-mentioned places to see and things to do in New York.
The entire site of the old World’s fair is now called the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the marina, which is still in operation, is one of the biggest working public boating facilities on the east coast.
The Abandoned 1964 World’s Fair
What? The Berlin Wall? Wasn’t that in Berlin? Yes it was, but when the wall came down, several pieces of it were shipped around the world as gestures of friendship, and to preserve as part of world history.
The BLDG 92 museum looks at the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the Brooklyn Waterfront. Today the 300-acre yard serves as a manufacturing hub. It is still under development and plans for expansion are ongoing.
New York’s Russian community is strong, and a large part of that community resides in or around Brighton Beach in Brooklyn. The vast majority, along with examples of their cultural heritage, are found here.
The name says it, the park is located directly under the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the USA’s most iconic bridges. Visitors can enjoy a picnic along the Brooklyn side of the east river shore or simply indulge in a bit of relaxation.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
A small island neighbourhood just east of Manhattan Island, forming part of northeast Bronx, City Island is only 2km long. Make your way to the island and be sure to visit Belden Point at the southernmost tip, where an amusement park was developed here back in 1887.