About New York City

The city so nice they named it twice, New York City, is the largest city in the United States and the most linguistically diverse city in the world. It was also the first capital of the United States! It only lasted a year (1789).

One of the mainstays of New York City has been pizza.  The first pizzeria in the United States opened in NYC in 1895. Since the 1960s, the price of a slice of pizza has been roughly the same price as a subway ride. Other NYC food facts: the ice cream cone, pasta primavera, the Cronut and Eggs Benedict were all invented there. If you are a foodie, check out this list of dishes to try while in NYC. Your taste buds will thank you.

Did you know that New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank has the largest gold storage in the world? There’s $90 billion in gold sitting 80 feet below street level.  Talk about a gold mine! Another valuable structure is the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, which was delivered in 350 pieces, across 214 crates. It took around four months to be assembled but it was definitely worth it!

We think Frank Sinatra was on to something when he sang, “New York, New York”.  We hope to see you there!

Top Things To See & Do

Visit the Empire State Building. So big it has its own zip code!
Want the best 360 degree view of the City? Visit Governor’s Island, the birthplace of New York.
Visit Central Park, where a waterfall drowns out the rush and noise of the city and offers a calm escape.
Experience a Broadway show! Phantom of the Opera is currently the longest-running show in Broadway history, with over 9100 performances.
Check out Gulliver’s Gate, the largest interactive museum of miniatures in the world.
Like to learn? The American Museum of Natural History is the place for you!

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