The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, caused great amounts of damage. Many rescue workers and police from around the country helped recover bodies from the Twin Towers. Blood donations dramatically increased during the weeks after 9/11. The destructive event left more than 3,000 children with one less parent.
The damaged part of the Pentagon was rebuilt and construction for the 7 World Trade Center was finished in 2006. A few years after September 2001, people began working on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Every year on September 11, there is the Tribute in Light, where 88 searchlights are at the base of where the Twin Towers once were.
New York is important for many things like theater, fashion, light manufacturing, and tourism. However, the large city is also well-known for many of their sports. Their NFL (National Football League) teams are the New York Giants and the New York Jets. The two NBA (National Basketball Association) teams are the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) are represented by New York Liberty. The New York Rangers represent the NHL (National Hockey League). For soccer, the New York City FC plays.
Broadway and shubert Alley
If you would like to take a trip to see all different genres of shows and movies, then go to the Broadway theater! The most popular shows tickets are able to be purchased in advance. Shubert Alley is famous in the theater district. There are two largely-known playhouses as well. Other renowned places are the Music Box Theater where Irving Berlin performed "The Music Box Revue" and Sardi's restaurant where many popular actors have been.
Sometimes known as "The Met," the Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870. Inside, there are over 2 million works of art. The art includes costumes, arms and armor, Egyptian art, instruments, photographs, and many more.
Statue of Liberty & Battery PArk
The Statue of Liberty was given as a gift for the United States of America by France. After working continuously on the large statue for nine years, the five architects ultimately finished it in 1886. It is 152 feet (from bottom to torch) and weighs around 225,000 tons.
The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island. In order to inspect the sculpture up close, you have to take a boat ride. It is possible to take a ferry to Ellis Island, also. The tour takes a total of three hours to complete. However, you can also see it at Battery Park if you do not want to travel to the island(s).
New York Public Library
Although many people call the public library in New York the "New York Public Library," its real name is the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. It first opened in 1911 and stretches two city blocks. The public library also holds over 10,000 modern magazines. It is a large attraction that has appeared in many TV shows and movies.
Central Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the late 1950s. Since then there have been many additions to the park, like lots of attractions within itself. A few places to visit if you are in Central Park are the Strawberry Fields, Central Park Zoo, and the Lake--which is most popular for ice skating during Winter and paddling in the summer. To get to some sites quicker, many people rent bicycles to make a day in Central Park less tiring.