Live cameras in New York cover the most curious and interesting places in the city, such as Times Square, Liberty Island, the Empire State Building, and many other attractions.
If there is one city in the world where the view from above is particularly worthwhile, it is New York. The glowing skyline against the black night sky creates a very special atmosphere in which every drink tastes even better.
Hop on Hop off in New York is an ideal opportunity, especially for first-time visitors, to get a good impression of the division of the city, the sights, and highlights. The hop on hop off bus tours are therefore becoming more and more popular and are now quite often part of the New York City passes!
Sometimes you live for five years in New York and you can’t see anything around you. Can you tell me, without thinking, what color is the front door to your house? Not to your apartment. What are the names of at least three or four of your neighbors? Sometimes these questions are unexpectedly hard to answer because today we live like fish in the information ocean.
The staff of the New York Public Library cleaned up their vast and centuries-old archive. They organized an impressive free exhibition. Here will be shown exhibits covering the 400-year history, including the only surviving letter of Christopher Columbus in which he talks about his «discovery» of America, and the first Gutenberg Bible brought to the US.
Even entering New York Harbor is an experience: your ship glides under the imposing Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Upper Bay before the Manhattan skyline becomes visible on the horizon. And then you see it: the Statue of Liberty, which has welcomed all passengers arriving in New York Harbor since 1886. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the most famous and diverse city in the USA – the Big Apple welcomes you.
We continue the story of America’s premier physics education fan – Bernarre McFadden. The New York Evening Graphic was published by Bernarre McFadden, an evangelist for healthy lifestyles, exercise, healthy eating, and open sexuality, as well as the creator of the most successful publishing empire in US history.
In 1925, an American daily tabloid called New York Evening Graphic began to publish a series of rather extravagant comic songs called «Antics of Arabella». Each issue consisted of several episodes with collages from the photograph and a signature. The episodes featured real dancers from Broadway shows.
Interesting facts about Alphonse Capone, arguably the most famous gang boss in American history.
“Lady Liberty” is one of the most famous statues in the world. More than 130 years ago, on October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was inaugurated in New York Harbor.
Alcohol was banned in the United States 100 years ago. That changed the country – just very different than expected. Today speakeasies, the illegal bars from Prohibition, are back in New York nightlife.
The cosmopolitan city turned out to be a metropolis whose problems quickly overshadowed the glamorous side of the city.
It was the dream of a very successful Scottish businessman. The arms dealer Francis Bannerman built a pompous castle at the beginning of the 20th century on an island in the Hudson River. This did not serve as a residence, but as ammunition stores – until it flew into the air.
Who visits a metropolis like New York for the first time, not only asks what highlights must be on the program but also what you should avoid better.
The TWA terminal at New York’s JFK Airport is considered an architectural highlight, but it did not fulfill its purpose adequately. Now the terminal, where the Hollywood film “Catch Me If You Can” was filmed, has reopened as a luxury hotel.
In the East River, between the Bronx and Queens, lies the small island of North Brother Island. There are several buildings on it, but they have long been overgrown. The island has been deserted for more than 50 years and nobody is allowed to enter it. Nevertheless, some photographers managed to take pictures of the crumbling houses.
Plum Island is close to Long Island, where the wealthy and beautiful New Yorkers in the Hamptons love to vacation. But access to the island, which is only seven square kilometers in size, is strictly regulated: only those who are authorized can get up here. If mammals accidentally get lost in Plum Island, they will be shot immediately.
On November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo murdered his family in a house in Amityville, Long Island, New York. Voices made him do that. A year later, a family moved in – and was reportedly haunted by creepy ghosts. What really happened in the Amityville horror house? What is real and what is fiction? We took a close look at the history of the most famous “haunted house”.
Hart Island has been New York’s poor cemetery for 150 years. Actually, the isolated small island in front of the Bronx was supposed to be turned into a public park, then the Corona crisis intervened – and threw Hart Island into the spotlight.
If you don’t get a personal recommendation for a hotel in New York, finding a needle in the hay is often the case. Very laborious. But if you know which neighborhood you want to spend most of your time in and which areas are best located, finding the right hotel is easy.