Welcome to New York, New York

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New York is pure energy. It has been the backdrop for many movies with its bright lights and bustling streets, like those found in luminous Times Square. Upon arrival, visitors to the city are greeted by one of the nation's grandest symbols of freedom, the Statue of Liberty. Like Lady Liberty, everything about New York is larger than life. The Empire State Building is the third-tallest building in the nation, and the 19-building expanse of Rockefeller Center includes Radio City Music Hall and houses the offices of major industries and television studios. Although New York's contributions to theater are undeniable, catching a Broadway show is a far cry from your only entertainment option. New York is also the home of world-renowned music venue Carnegie Hall. Multiple sports teams also call New York home.

Facts

Population 8 million
Currency US Dollar, $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Subway runs 24-hours. Retail stores are open all week 10a.m. to 6p.m. or later. Most bars and clubs close around 2a.m. to 4a.m.
Newspapers The New York Times
Daily News
New York Post
The best listings and reviews are in the free weekly paper, The Village Voice (you can pick one up on most street corners), or in the weekly magazine Time Out.
Emergency numbers 911
Tourist information New York City Official Visitor Information Center
810 7th Avenue (btw 52nd & 53rd St)
+1 212 484 1200
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.30-18.00 Sat-Sun 09.00-17.00