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Edificio Flatiron New York While walking around the city, travelers will surely notice various interesting features, many of which may seem to be rather peculiar and unexpected. Thus, an ordinary bus stop here is a usual metal pole, on which is fixed a round road sign with a picture of a bus. Here you can see the schedule and the routes of buses. This is quite convenient for tourists who plan to travel around the city.
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Local drugstores are no less surprising. In addition to medicines you can buy literally everything there, including household appliances. During a rest in one of the parks of the city visitors are literally attacked by flocks of squirrels. Little animals are absolutely not afraid of people and have even become the symbol of the city. Feeding tamed squirrels has become of the most popular entertainments for travellers. This exciting and interesting entertainment is enjoyed not only people but also by nice fluffy creatures. Bikes are very popular among the local people. However, this type of transport is more a way to deal with huge traffic jams, rather than the expression of care about environment. In New York you can see bicyclists on all roads of the city and in any weather.
However, local residents are distinguished by love to sport and care about their health. Simply every part of the city is equipped with special roads for runners. On mornings people of all ages go out to make a morning workout. Many people come with their families. The New Yorkers have quite a peculiar attitude towards alcohol. Drinking it on the streets is strictly prohibited. If you go to a supermarket, you'll notice that there only beer on the shelves. In order to buy other liquors, you will need to go to a specialty store. When buying liquor, a salesman will certainly ask you to show a proof of identity – any sale of alcohol to persons under 21 is prohibited. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Fastfood Stands - steel trays with food – have become a unique tourist attraction. No need to say that the choice of food in all of them is not limited to hamburgers and hot dogs only. Many tents offer such dishes as roasted meat, vegetable salads, and fresh pastries.
Binghamton, New York In New York you will never get bored, does not matter in what month or season you are coming here. There are always hundreds of events, holidays, celebrations, exhibitions pass in New York nearly every month. Almost every holiday in New York is celebrated with a parade or a fair. Some of them are known worldwide, some of them are famous in the city's circles. So, when planning a trip, check if your dates coincide with one of the celebrations. Every experienced adventurer and tourist will admit that New York is especially beautiful in winter. The magic starts in early December when all the people begin preparations for Christmas and New Year celebrations. During these holidays, you will be filled with an amazing atmosphere of anticipation of the holiday. The entire city is decorated with garlands, Christmas trees, and illuminations. On the territory of Rockefeller Center, you will see a huge Christmas tree. Every year on New Year's Eve in Times Square, hundreds of thousands of spectators enjoy the world-famous ceremony - the Ball Drop. Do not stay aside if you came to New York during this holiday and join the crowd to see how the giant balloon descends from the building of One Times Square. As soon as the ball falls at midnight, the crowd begins to celebrate.
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New York hosts one of the most important fashion festivals twice a year. The first show can be seen on February, and then in September. New York Fashion Week covers the latest trends of the spring-summer and autumn-winter seasons in February and September. The program of each forum includes a fashion show with the participation of about 250 designers. To attend the New York Fashion Week shows, you need to get accreditation by sending a preliminary request on the official website of the event. The greenest parade in the world passes in New York in the middle of March 17. St. Patrick's Day is widely celebrated on the streets of big cities around the world by parades of mummers and bagpipers. The annual St. Patrick's Parade takes place in the heart of Manhattan - on Fifth Avenue. Thousands of people - most of them with Irish roots - solemnly march to the sounds of military bands and bagpipes along the living "green" corridor from the numerous spectators. The route runs from 44th Street, past the main Irish shrine of New York - the majestic St. Patrick's Cathedral, to the building of the Irish Historical Society on 80th Street.
New York City, Manhattan Bridge If you are planning the trip to New York on summer, then note two events that will pass here. The first one is dedicated to music fans and called the Governors Ball Music Festival. This event is huge and brings the carefree spirit of Woodstock to the very heart of the Big Apple. It is held annually on Randall Island - one of New York's most picturesque public city parks with tennis courts, a golf course, and bicycle paths. The Governors Ball Festival starts on June 1 and lasts for three days. A one-day ticket will cost you from 105 dollars. The Governors Ball Festival has absorbed many different areas of popular music in the United States - from indie rock, dance electronics, hip-hop, disco, American to folk, jazz, and blues. And the luxury link, full of such world-famous artists and bands as Kings of Leon, Guns'n'Roses, OutKast, Bjork, Brian Adams and Kenya West, actively influenced the popularity of the event. Another important component of the Governors Ball is the participation of the leading restaurants in New York. Here you will enjoy the best music, the excellent cuisine will be able to play in elite golf or ping-pong, and make an original photo.
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What do you think about having cheap lunch or dinner in one of the most luxurious restaurants of New York? Yes, you heard correctly! All these are possible during the NYC Restaurant Week. The restaurants, where people with solid bank accounts usually eat, offer complex lunches and dinners worth $ 25 and $ 38 respectively. Naturally, the offer does not apply to all frills in the menu - many restaurants are preparing a special menu for the event. If you decided to visit the establishment without preparation - it can work, but better to book the table in advance. There are a lot of amateurs to participate in this marathon, both among tourists and permanent residents of the metropolis - fine connoisseurs of gastronomy. The event starts on June 24 and lasts until early August. The next summer event takes place in late August - the New York Renaissance Fair, which is one of the favorite family entertainment. Dozens of professional actors' companies participate in organizing the cultural program of the Renaissance Fair. Colorfully costumed shows reproduce historical sketches, speeches of minstrels, jugglers, and jesters. For several weeks, after the fair is over, its territory becomes a platform for the "Halloween attraction" called "Forest of Fear". The price of an adult ticket for the fair is 25 dollars. From the center of New York to Tuxedo Park, where the event takes place, can be reached by train for 1.5 hours.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near New York
♥   National Shrine of St. Gennaro, New York City, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, New York City, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. Anthony, New York City, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral, Brooklyn, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Basilica of St. James, Brooklyn, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, 5.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in New York. Learn the best periods to visit New York to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in New York.
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