The Brooklyn Bridge is the longest in the world. It connects Brooklyn to Manhattan Island. The Brooklyn Bridge is the masterwork of the 19th-century engineering. It was the first bridge to use for cable wire. In the New York City Harbour there is the Statue of Liberty with her torch, standing on Liberty Island. It is 92 meters high including its pedestal. The statue itself weighs 225 tons. It was donated to the American people by France in 1886 to commemorate the alliance between the U.S.A. and France during the American Revolution. The Statue symbolizing freedom and democracy was the first sight for immigrants who were coming to the U.S.A. in 19th and 20th centuries. Another interesting place for visitors of New York is the Fifth Avenue famous for its luxurious shops, jewelry, and office buildings. It runs six miles through the city. There is also St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest Roman Catholic church. Equally famous is Broadway, an old Indian road. Most of theatres, including the well known Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall, many cinemas and bars are concentrated on Broadway.
People coming to New York City like to visit Chinatown with its restaurants serving typical Chinese food. A unique atmosphere is characteristic of Greenwich village, the home of artists, writers, actors and musicians. Central Park is the largest and most important park in New York City. It was officially opened for public in 1876. It offers both summer and winter attractions, such as a zoo, an ice–skating rink, an open-air theatre, tennis courts, biking paths, children’s playgrounds, concerts and dances. There is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the park.