As one of the most famous cities in the world and the most well known in the states, New York City is an adrenaline-pumped, history-rich metropolis that has tons of activities, mostly romantic for their visitors. Wandering the streets, you can cut between buildings that are iconic to the modern age structure and whether your gazing at the flickering lights of the center-town skyscrapers as you speed across the numerous bridges, you are then experiencing the half-life downtown, or just wasting the morning on the Staten Island ferry boat, you really would have to be made of stone not to be moved by it all.
Even though the events of September 11, 2001, which demolished the World Trade Center on a tragic day of terror which shook New York to its core, the populace responded resiliently under the composed and calm manner of Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Until the attacks, many New Yorkers loved to hate Giuliani, partly because they saw him as committed to making their city too much like everyone else’s.
To some extent he succeeded, and during the late 1990â€™s New York seemed cleaner as the city took on a truly international appeal and ignored the more notorious aspects to its reputation. However, the stunning quality of New York and its people still shine as brightly as it ever did before. New York remains a unique and fascinating city â€“ and one you’ll want to return to again and again. If you’re looking to save a bit on your vacation there are frequent Travelocity deals for trips to and from New York.
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