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  • New York rivals London for the title of the world's best city.  width:640;;height:480
  • It boasts a stunning skyline ...  © OscarUrdaneta, CCASA3.0. width:640;;height:480
  • ... Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhatten.  © OscarUrdaneta, CCASA3.0. width:640;;height:480
  • ... the Broadway stage and great nightlife. width:360;;height:480
  • ... and many of the world's best museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (which houses this van Gogh), MoMA and the Guggenheim. width:420;;height:480
  • Here's a picture of one of New York's icons, the 1932 Empire State Building.  width:360;;height:480
  • The Empire State Building at dusk.  width:640;;height:480
  • The Statue of Liberty is New York's other iconic structure. width:320;;height:480
  • It is located on a 7.5 acre island accessible by ferryboat from Battery Park. width:640;;height:420
  • Here's the Statue of Liberty front-on.  It was donated to America by the people of France in 1876 to mark a century of independence.  width:360;;height:480
  • The Liberty Statue's silhouette at night. width:320;;height:480
  • A close up of the 93-metre  Statue of Liberty.  width:333;;height:480
  • The Guggenheim Museum is arguably the world's best small collection of art. width:360;;height:480
  • It is housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright designed building, often described as a curled white ribon.  width:360;;height:480
  • The Guggenheim displays impressionist, post-impressionist and modern art.  Here's a striking van Doesburg.  width:640;;height:382
  • ... and a Rousseau ... width:377;;height:480
  • .... a Modigliani ... width:490;;height:305
  • ... and a Kirchner. width:512;;height:480
  • New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is the most complete museum in the world. width:640;;height:480
  • Its treasures include this van Gogh self-portrait. width:380;;height:480
  • And van Gogh's Wheatfields with Cypress tree. width:611;;height:480
  • Together with works by other masters, such as this Turner ... width:640;;height:476
  • ... and this Monet, one of 37 works by this artist on display. width:640;;height:480
  • MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, is found in downtown Manhatten. width:640;;height:480
  • Its most famous work is van Gogh's Starry Night. width:607;;height:480
  • Pablo Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon is another must-see.  width:405;;height:420
  • As are Monet's Poplars at Giverny. width:609;;height:480
  • Times Square, in the middle of the theatre district, is the beating heart of New York City.  © Francisco Diez, CCASA2.0.  width:640;;height:428
  • Here's Times Square during the day.  © Terabass, CCASA3.0.  width:640;;height:426
  • The 843 acre Central Park is found in the heart of Manhatten. width:640;;height:480
  • It attracts 25 million visitors a year, but you can still find peace and tranquility. width:640;;height:447
  • The Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.  © Francisco Diez, CCASA2.0.  width:640;;height:429
  • Central Park's Zoo has a variety of interesting species width:640;;height:480
  • ... such as this Red panda ... width:640;;height:480
  • ... this Polar Bear ... width:640;;height:480
  • ... and these Sealions.  width:640;;height:480
  • Central Park from the air. © Gryffindor, CCASA3.0.  width:640;;height:480
  • Greenwich Village is a leafy residential area in Lower Manhatten full of great restaurants and cafes. width:640;;height:480
  • The entrance to Greenwich Village's Merchant's House Museum, a grand townhouse preserved as it was in the 19th century.  width:413;;height:480
  • Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, connects Manhattan and Brooklyn.  width:640;;height:439
  • Brooklyn Bridge by daytime.  © Simone Roda, CCA2.0 Generic.  width:640;;height:480
  • The New York Stock Exchange building, Wall Street. width:360;;height:480
  • The buzzing wall street. width:640;;height:384
  • Grand Central Station is another New York landmark.  ©  Alex Proimos, CCASA3.0.  width:640;;height:426
  • Grand Central is the largest station in the world, with 44 platforms serving 67 tracks.  width:640;;height:480
  • The Rockefeller Center's 266 metre-high GE Building.  width:361;;height:480
  • The Rockefeller centre under construction in 1932. width:640;;height:478
  • New York is home to the headquarters of the United Nations. width:360;;height:480
  • A meeting of the United Nations Security Council.  width:640;;height:426
  • Taxicabs in front of Louis Vuitton on New York's Fifth Avenue.  © David Shankbone, CCASA3.0. width:360;;height:480
  • The Cathedral of St John the Devine, the world's fourth largest Christian church.  © Ad Meskens (Wikimedia Commons).  width:360;;height:480
  • Broadway, New York.  © Alex Proimos, CCASA2.0.  width:640;;height:290
  • One of New York's famous yellow taxis.  © Henning 48, CCASA3.0.  width:640;;height:426
  • New York's unique Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, housed on the moored Intrepid aircraft carrier.  © Autopilot, CCASA3.0.  width:320;;height:480
  • Carnegie Hall is one of the world's foremost classical music venues, particularly known for its acoustics.  width:640;;height:480
  • Madison Square Garden, the 20,000 seater stadium home to the New York Knicks basketball team.  width:640;;height:480
  • The Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, home to the US Tennis Open.  © Alexisrael, CCASA3.0.  width:640;;height:480
  • Ellis Island, the New York centre that processed immigrants.  © Carlos Delgado, CCASA3.0.  width:640;;height:426
  • The distinctive art deco Chrysler Building stands at 319 metres and was the world's tallest building for almost a year before being overtaken by the Empire State Building.  width:384;;height:480
  • Manhattan from the Air.  © BriYYZ, CCAAS2.0.  width:640;;height:478
  • Finally, New York City's night skyline, as seen from the Empire State Building.  © chensiyuan, CCASA3.0.  width:640;;height:302
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