New York is the largest city in the USA and the biggest seaport. It is the business centre of the United States.
New York is situated in the mouth of the Hudson river In comparison with such ancient historical cities as, say, Rome, London, Moscow, or Paris, New York is quite young. It was founded in 1613 by Dutch settlers.
A traveller who visits New York for the first time wonders at the modern architecture. The Statue of Liberty, which is on Liberty Island, was a present from France in 1876 on the occasion of the 100 th anniversary of American independence. This statue and few 18 th and 19 th century churches, hospitals, newspapers office and other buildings are the only examples of old architecture in New York. Wherever your eyes travel, everywhere you can see sky-scrapers.
Speaking about New York one cant but mention the outstanding role, the city plays, in the cultural life of the country. New York has many museums and art galleries which have collected works of art of many peoples and of all times. Many of them are on contrast display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art.