Known as a Global Power City, New York is a place where the world comes together to weave an intricate, undecipherable, but often tangible web of arts, commerce, finance, media, fashion, technology, entertainment and more. Being the most populous city in the United States, New York—popularly called ‘The Big Apple,’ has a penchant for serving everyone. Be it history and culture in its many museums, rare cuisines in its many restaurants, or performing arts shows in its many theatres, New York takes things to the extreme, in an amicable way.
This city is a melting pot, providing an experience unlike any other. The sonic-speed at which the city functions, has given it a time unit of its own called the ‘New York Minute’—equivalent to several minutes of life in any other city. However, spending days or even months in this city isn’t enough to see and experience everything it has to offer. New York has a green heart beating at its centre, pumping blood into the city’s ever-stretching veins. Spread across 843 acres of meadows, the Central Park is one of the world’s most renowned green spaces in an urban agglomeration. With manicured gardens, vast lakes, winding pathways, and wooden benches, this park is the perfect place to retire at the end of a busy day. Housing over two million objects in its permanent collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a 17-acre space dedicated to ancient art and culture. It has one of the largest collections of Egyptian art and artefacts, and even houses tombs and temples inside it. Other prominent collections featured here include American and European paintings, and African arms and armour. What makes New York most recognisable is the American symbol of freedom, liberty, and opportunity—the Statue of Liberty. Standing on Liberty Island, the statue offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline from its crown, and is a must-visit while on a trip to New York. There are many other notable sites to visit in the city. The Museum of Modern Art has a vast collection of paintings from masters like Van Gogh, Picasso, and Andy Warhol among others. The national landmark—Rockefeller Centre’s ‘Top of the Rock’ observation deck gives an incomparable view of New York’s enchanting skyline.
New York is truly a city of a million shades. Its diversity and cosmopolitan nature is evident at every traffic light of every block. Experience the best of this unique city with luxury accommodation and fine-dining at The Pierre—a Taj Hotel.
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York, East 61st Street, New York, NY, United States