New York is the largest city in the U.S.A. and one of the largest and most fascinating cities of the world. Its present population is more than 14 million people. It is an important seaport, with a good connection with inland, and the largest business, industrial and cultural center of the U.S.A. It is also the center of the art world, the media world, the theatre world and the fashion world. New York, originally called New Amsterdam, was a little Dutch town built on a small part of Manhattan. In 1626 the Dutch colonizers bought the island from Indians for 24 dollars in goods. After the War of Independence, New York was the capital of the U.S.A. for four years. One of the most impressive views of New York City is the typical Manhattan skyline, seen from Liberty Island, which is dominated by a number of skyscrapers. The tallest of them are Trade Center Buildings having 110 stories. There are many famous attractions in New York City. One of them, the Empire State Building, built in 1931, was also called “the eight wonder of the world”. It has 102 stories a TV tower famous place is Rockefeller Center, a large business and entertainment complex of 21 buildings, mostly skyscrapers.
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