||New York is the largest city in America and is a global leader in industries such as finance, arts, entertainment, and fashion. The city has a distinct character that sets it apart from most other world cities. Renowned for its theater, exciting nightlife, and high-end shopping, New York lures millions of visitors from all over the world each year. A wide variety of museums, parks, and other attractions means there is something for everyone.
Even those who haven't visited New York can recognize many of its iconic landmarks. Among the most visited are the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Ground Zero has also become a site of pilgrimage for many Americans.
New York is a shopper's paradise. Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany's, and F.A.O. Schwartz have become household names.
New York's tastes are perhaps just as legendary as its sights and sounds. Pizza, bagels, New York-style cheesecake, and pastrami on rye are New York institutions. Corner delis and street vendors happily co-exist with five-star restaurants serving some of the world's finest haute cuisine, and trendy bars and nightclubs abound. New York's offerings are limitless. It's worth a visit just to experience the vibrant pulse of “the city that never sleeps.”