New York, the city that never sleeps


With 500 art galleries, countless world-class museums (including the Met and the Guggenheim), lots of fab shopping and all those amazing skyscrapers, there's plenty to get your mouth watering in The Big Apple. The fast and fairly clean subway travels to all of the city's five boroughs, so it's easy to get around. Head for Manhattan island, home of Wall Street, to catch a concert (or do some celebrity spotting) in Central Park. For elegant rags you can break the bank in stores like Macy's and Saks along swanky Fifth Avenue, or buy budget fashion in Soho's cheap-n-chic shops. Further out of town, Brooklyn is a great place to go with kids, who'll love the sandy beaches and thrilling rides at Coney island. Alternatively, grab a pork-stuffed pitta bread gyros and take the ferry across to Staten island for a picnic. Manhattan is the place for fine dining, but if you want something simpler take a ride over to Queens, where you'll find restaurants serving good value ethnic food from around the globe. Fans of baseball will want to take a trip to the Bronx to see a game at Yankee stadium, whilst culture lovers will have a ball in the glamorous theatres along Broadway.

Now in New York



Country: USA      Capital: Washington, DC      Local time in New York: 03:26       Currency: US Dollar       Population in New York (approx): 8.7m

  Sunrise: 07:17       Sunset: 18:01

Insider tips

Buy tickets for major attractions online in order to skip lines | A day pass provides free entry to all the main attractions, plus healthy reductions in a raft of NY restaurants | There's an app for everything in NYC from sightseeing to finding the nearest 'restroom' | Fifth Avenue divides the city east and west, and building numbers increase the further you walk on either side.

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