New York City: Only in New York

New York City: Only in New York pictures. A city of 8 million people (metropolitan area: 18 million), New York City is the financial and cultural hub of the United States.

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Crossing Brooklyn Bridge

Having cocktails on the deckchairs of the South Street Seaport, overlooking the East River and Brooklyn

Freedom - view from Liberty Island towards Ellis Island and Manhattan

View over 10th Avenue from the High Line, Meatpacking District

According to the exhibits of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, about 100 million (1/3rd of the country's population) US citizens' ancestors first entered the States via the Ellis Island immigration station (open between 1892 to 1954)

USS Intrepid, a former aircraft carrier turned into a war museum, moored at W 46th Street

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird exhibited in the USS Intrepid museum (capable of acquiring speeds of over 3 Mach)

Even the police station has a (blue and pink) neon sign in Times Square

Cycling is one of the best ways to get around in Manhattan - lanes are wide, traffic is often slow-moving and the grid system is easy to navigate

Rebelling against the system - licking the balls of the Charging Bull (or Wall Street Bull) statue, often used as the symbol of the power of the financial world

The Roosevelt Island Tramway costs the same as a subway ride and offers good views over the Upper East Side and the huge Queensboro Bridge as it takes you to Roosevelt Island

Ten second-rate superheroes and ten Sesame Street wannabes - rather creative ads above Times Square subway station (where 9 subway lines stop)

Skylines, Liberty Island

Central Park is very popular with cyclists and joggers

Lady Liberty

The New York subway

Wall Street after work

The pleasant pedestrian boardwalk on Brooklyn Bridge runs above the road cars use


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