The City of New York has a lot of history, landmarks and sights that are not to be missed and here are a few facts about some of the places in the Big Apple that you might not know about before traveling here. If you ever get curious what the locals like, don't hesitate to ask a New Yorker.
The Yellow Cab Company was founded by John Hertz in 1907. The University of Chicago had conducted a study that year stating that the easiest color to detect by the human eye was yellow and so the Yellow Cab was born! Look out because the streets are full of cabs and New York limos that sweep people to and fro, it is hard locating parking, so getting a ride is a good idea.
Destination New York will help you navigate to local hotels and attractions without even having to put a foot in a car or cab.
New York is well known for being the Fashion Center of this side of the world, with the ranks of Japan, Paris, Milan, and London. The city is the home to the world famous Olympus Fashion Week were known designers as well as up an coming ones showcase their creations for the upcoming season and get a sample of how their target audience might react.
Since being founded in 1838 Green Wood Cemetery has buried over 560,000 people, including celebrated people like Henry Chadwick known as the "father of baseball," Frank Morgan better known as "The Wizard", in The Wizard of Oz, and Laura Keene, known as the actress on stage at Ford's Theatre when President Lincoln was shot.
Nearly half of all Americans can trace the history of their family to at least one person who passed through the port of New York at Ellis Island ! It is one of the city's most popular tourist destinations and a place that is synonymous with the American dream and the hope of a better life. No wonder New York Hotels are so popular and now easy to find and book online. When you plan ahead you might be surprised how affordable New york hotels can really be. Top Hotels: New York City, New York, United States is a non-profit website which gather information about well known hotels all over the world.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is the world's largest gothic cathedral, it was started in 1982, and construction on it has been ongoing ever since. It resumed construction in 1979 and came to a haul gain in 1999 when it was decided to just concentrate on the preservation and repair. In 2001 the north wing was damaged by a fire and no one is sure when completion will take place. If you find yourself admiring the great architecture in New York, perhaps you will want to purchase your own apartment or condo.
Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run at Yankee Stadium in a single season in 1927. In 1961, Roger Maris broke Ruth's record with 61 home runs. The famous park has hosted more world series then any other, with the most memorable being Don Larsen's perfect game on October 8th 1956 and the day Reggie Jackson hit three home runs on three consecutive pitches! Winning the series in games six.
If you want to be athletic in another way or to just take a break from it all you can refer to the New York Yoga Spa Wellness Guide which will help you to pick out a great yoga studio or spa. You can also get away to a nearby Syracuse Bed and Breakfast with an elegant Victorian theme like the Ancestors Inn which is conveniently located in downtown Syracuse. They provide four beautifully appointed rooms with high-speed internet, cable TV/VCRs, robes, hair dryers, ceiling fans, central A/C, and full gourmet breakfasts along with and complimentary beverages and snacks.
Opened in 1883, The Brooklyn Bridge with a cost of a bit over 15 million dollars, was the first bridge to be lit using electricity.
Occupying a 250-acre site in the Bronx and 27 outdoor gardens and plant collection, The New York Botanical Garden was founded in 1981 by botanist Nathaniel Lord Britton, and is today a national historic landmark that welcomes more then 500,000 visitors a year!
New York University is the largest private University in the United States, Founded in 1831; NYU is composed by 14 schools, colleges and divisions occupying 6 major centers in Manhattan. The university has various schools of performing arts, medicine, science and mathematics. Learning is fun for adults and children alike with Pierrot and Piroutte which offers performances that incorporate dance, circus arts, mime and theatre.
According to the big Apple's Office of Vital Records the most popular New York City baby names are as follows, for boys it is Michael, Justin Daniel, Matthew and Christopher. As for the girls it is Emily, Ashley, Kayla, Sarah and Samantha.
Opened on December 27th 1932, Radio City Music Hall has presented various high quality acts such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and many other great performers. The venue went through a 70 Million dollar restoration back in 1999 of the complete inside and out, restoring it to its glory.