Thursday, November 8, 2007

Explore the wonders of New York City

It would be hard to imagine the United States without thinking of New York City. While not the country’s capitol, or even the state’s, New York City is arguably the center of America’s cultural world. As writers, we know of New York as the Mecca for traditional literary publication. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island illicit thought of the millions of immigrants who came to our country to live the American dream. Its’ sports teams – past and present – are storied in history and a source of pride to the eight million who live in the five boroughs.
New York was the first city in the modern world to truly explore the concept of building up instead of out and through such exploration, skyscrapers such as the Chrysler Building and The Empire State Building were erected and stand tall today. And like the European cultural centers of London, Paris, and Rome, New York City is full of some of the best museums and tourists attractions in the world. One of my favorite places to visit is The Metropolitan Museum of Art, fondly known as the Met. With over 33,000 objects, the museum’s collection has Egyptian pottery dating to 3700 BC, extensive collections of artifacts from the Far East, medieval Europe, and the most sought after collections of American history. With the New York CityPass you’ll gain access to site seeing tours, the city’s amazing architecture, and of course the museums like the Met.


rel=nofollowConnie said...

As a former New Yorker I really miss the city. There's nothing like it anywhere. The food, the culture, the many different places to visit where you can be entertained, educated and amazed too make me homesick.

I hope to take my two dd's there one day to visit. Having a pass like this would sure help the pocketbook!