Lady Liberty

Statue of Liberty, New York

Coming to New York meant to be coming to a place seen an endless number of times – on mass media. One of these places well known is the Statue of Liberty in the harbour of New York. The statue made of copper was inaugurated in 1886 and is a present from the people of France. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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The New Colossus

Statue of Liberty, New York

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

– Emma Lazarus

I need a dollar

United States dollar

Using credit cards in New York City is really common. You can pay nearly everywhere by card, only if you want to buy some food from a food cart on the street it would be very useful to have some money in your pocket. The best way to get George Washington into your wallet is to use your credit card at one of the ubiquitously available Atomatic Teller Machines (ATMs).

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Coney Island

Coney Island, New York

In need of some fresh air, sea water and sand? Coney Island (the name is derived from the Dutch original name, meaning “rabbit island”) was once really an island in the far south of Brooklyn. In 1940 the passage between this island and the mainland was filled up. Today lots of people come here to relax at the shore.

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The skyscraper

Traffic, New York

You cannot omit visiting the Empire State Building when being at New York, United States. I did so on my birthday and enjoyed the views on Manhattan lit by the morning sun. The 381 meters high building was for many years the highest building in New York – now the title has gone to the One World Trade Center.

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