Did you know that the first pizzeria in the US opened in New York City? OR that honking your horn is illegal (yes, really)? What about the fact that a baby is born every 4.4 minutes in the city?
Join us in our Junket New York City Experience and get a more in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at this great metropolis. You might think you know the city from TV and movies, but we'll take you through New York's ties to the comic book industry, sample some of the best of New York's culinary scenes, and learn about some of the historic figures who still linger in various parts of the city...
Come along as we take you to some of our favorite New York spots. Local experts will also detail and walk your through some of New York City's most famous landmarks, lesser-known influences, and secret local hotspots, including must-sees like the Empire State Building or the Flatiron Building, historic sites like the Stonewall Inn, birthplace of LGBTQ+ rights, or hidden gems like Marie's Crisis, a haunted singalong cabaret bar.
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What began as a trading post on the southern tip of Manhattan Island, settled by Dutch colonists in 1624 slowly grew into an international trading center by the 19th centure. Could those early settlers have known that the center of their small world was destined for international greatness and would become one of the most iconic cities in the world for food, fashion, culture, music, movies, nightlife, and more?
New York City evolved into a magnet for foreign trade, immigrants, and hopeful dreamers seeking opportunity.
The Battle of Long Island, the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War, was fought in August 1776 within the modern-day borough of Brooklyn. Following the war, New York City was named the first US capital under the Constitution. Though New York City was only the capital of the United States from 1785-1790, it is much regarded as a world capital, influencing the world's leading industries.
"New York is not a city, it's a world."
The 19th century saw the creation of Central Park, the American Civil War, and an influx of Irish and German immigrants to the city. By 1920, New York had become the most populous urbanized area in the world, ahead of London. Following WWII, New York City was a solidified economic leader and at the forefront of industry, communication, and the arts.
One of the most famous cities in the world, New York City is known for its highrises, high rents, eccentric and fashionable people, unmatched food, and fast pace- familiar with the New York minute? New York is the most densely-populated major city in the US and its quintessential landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the Empire State Building are recognizable symbols the world over. While the city is positively bursting with famous landmarks, there are adventures to be found in any pocket of this great city.
"I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline."
- Ayn Rand
New York City is composed of five boroughs- Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island, each with its own distinct personality and feel.
It is the most linguistically diverse city in the world, with over 800 languages being represented amongst its population, and has the largest number of foreign-born citizens of any city worldwide. This incredible amount of diversity has made New York City a veritable melting pot of art, food, ideas, and artisan good.
New York City has been the chosen home of some of this nation's most famous minds, writers, celebrities, and professional athletes for generations. New York's legacy is unshakeable and continues to leave its mark on the visitors that sojourn its hallowed streets.
By now, you know you have to visit this beautiful, exhilarating, and one-of-a-kind city, or at the least, add some of the most iconic and popular hotspots to your bucket list. Here's what locals and visitors think should top your list:
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