new -York This is notes about our trip!
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty was built in New York Harbor in 1886. It was a gift from the people of France to America. About 12 millions immigrants passed through New York when they came to America. It was the first thing they saw after their long trip. It is America’s symbol of freedom.
Manhattan is the centre of American finance, advertising, art, theatre, publishing, fashion – and everything else.Manhattan is an island 13 miles long and 2 miles wide.The famous parts of Manhattan are:
The wall street
The first Europeans to settle in Manhattan were the Dutch. To protect themselves from possible attacks, they built a strong wooden wall. This wall, which is now destroyed, gave its name to a street in Manhattan, the street , in its turn, became a synonym of American capitalism. Of course, this street is Wall Street.
It is easy why Wall Street is a synonym of capitalism. Both the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange are located in the Wall Street area, as well as many banks and offices of many large corporations
Italians settled Little Italy at same time that Jews settled the Lower East Side. Like the Jews, many Italians have moved to other places. Little Italy has become smaller. But the Italians restaurants and cafes remain popular with tourist and Italians alike.
Close to Little Italy yet another immigrant area is situated – Chinatown.Today Chinatown is the only immigrant community in Manhattan that is still growing. Chinatown has 7 newspapers of its own. Its 200 restaurants serve traditional Chinese food.
Greenwich Village, an area situated in Lower West Side, is mostly a residential area. Its elegant-looking houses in narrow tree-lined street look very picturesque and charming. It had an active nightlife with plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs. The artists, writers and political radicals spend hours and hours in the cafes.
This huge park a ride in the middle of the city was designed in the 1850’s by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.You can take a ride through Central Park in a little carriage pulled by a horse, or rent a bicycle. There are many attractions in the park: a zoo, a skate0ring, an old fashioned carousel, a lake with boats, and an outdoor theatre.
The metropolitan museum of art
Now many of mansions hold art of Fifth Avenue, that it is called “Museum Mile”. One of the museums is the Metropolitan of Arts, with huge collections of art from all over the world. It is one of the most important museums in the united States.