Open Mainframe Summit

About New York

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!

Statue of Liberty National Monument

“The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

Central Park

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City, located between the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with an estimated 37.5–38 million visitors annually, and one of the most filmed locations in the world.

Times Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.