The Staten Island Ferry is a popular means of transportation in New York City. The Staten Island Ferry has a 5.2 mile route through the New York Harbor that connects Staten and Manhattan. The trip takes approximately 25 minutes.
The New York Public Library is the largest public library system in the world. Its 53 million books and other materials are located in 92 locations. The collection spans the world, and is the second largest in the United States.
Chinatown has a rich history, which dates back to the mid-19th century when immigrants from China were needed for railroad work and gold mining. In the 1990s, their population increased, with more than one third coming to the United States in the 2000s.
Known for its soul food institutions and jazz clubs, the borough of Harlem in Manhattan is a cultural melting pot that attracts a wide variety of visitors and locals. The neighborhood features a vibrant nightlife scene, modern high-rises and brownstones that are full of character.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension/cable-stayed hybrid bridge spanning the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn. The first fixed crossing of the East River, it opened in 1883. Today, the bridge is one of the most photographed structures in New York City.
Lower Manhattan is a region of the city that extends south of 14th Street and is home to Greenwich Village, vibrant Chinatown, and hip Tribeca. The Financial District is a hub of activity in this area.
Little Italy is a historic neighborhood in Lower Manhattan. Once known as the “Little Italy of New York City,” this neighborhood is home to many Italian-American families. It is bounded by Tribeca, Soho, Chinatown, the Bowery, the Lower East Side, and Nolita.