Famous places in New York
In 1886 the Statue of Liberty was build as a present from the French people to the American and very quick it became the symbol of liberty and freedom for the whole world. She is impressive - the mouth is about 1 meter long, she goes 100 meter up in the air.
Ellis Island is the next island to the Statue of Liberty and was from 1892 to 1924 the first land all emigrants could feel after a long journey across the sea from Europe. Now it is a museum for the history of emigrants. More then 34 million Europeans emigrated to USA in those years and when the most passed by Ellis Island more then 5,000 people per day came through. All those emigrants are the ancestors to over 100 million Americans to day - that is more then 40% of the population in USA.
Central Park is where you can find room and air in the Big Apple. Play ball, sun bath, listen to music or sail the lake. I found H. C. Andersen in a reading corner - this must be a perfect place to read stories for children. Or the small lake where children sailed there small ships, the large playground where so many played baseball or all the small narrow paths where lovers would hold hands.
When you are a tourist in New York you will need to walk by Times Square - I guarantee you will stop and wonder. First you are impressed and surprise by all the lights. Maybe you wonder why and even who - but you will be amazed by this place. If you return at night it look even more spectacular - you will find 3 pictures taken when the lights are on at night - but then again the lights are always on at Times Square.
Harlem is a special part of New York that I will recommend you to visit and if you would like to learn more about Harlem or just to take a walk with people that kowns the area I can recommend the organization "Harlem Your Way!" that have different kind of tours you can sign up for.
We had a great day in Harlem that Thursday we visit - I would have liked to stay much longer.