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About New York City

New York City offers the finest selection of entertainment, museums and restaurants in the world. As for landmarks, it probably still has more world-famous icons than any other city -- the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Flatiron Building and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Brooklyn Bridge is over 100 years old and was the first major suspension bridge ever built.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden features over 12,000 botanical specimens, lily ponds, a magnificent Japanese Garden, Pond Garden, a conservatory of desert and tropical plants, and the country's finest bonsai collection.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is the oldest continuously operating performing arts center in the country. It is home of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, operates a 2100 seat opera house and three theaters for film, dance and concert programs, and sponsors the influential Next Wave Festival each Fall.

The Brooklyn Museum is the seventh largest art museum in the country. It exhibits the finest works, including an outstanding Egyptian collection, primitive artifacts from Africa and a remarkable Sculpture Garden. The Brooklyn's Children Museum features innovative exhibits on science and technology.

Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation/New York Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 kinds of sea life and such features as the Shark Tank, the Native Sea Life Building and a large outdoor pool with dolphins, sea lions and penguins.

The Empire State Building is a building with classic Art Deco architecture and a rich history. Built in 1931 and standing 102 stores high, this 1,454 foot tall building has two observatories from which observers can see up to 80 miles away on a clear day.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). Last year it was visited by 5.2 million people.

The Museum of Modern Art constitutes one of the most comprehensive and panoramic views into modern art in the world. From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art's collection has grown to include over 100,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects.

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent science and research institutions, renowned for its collections and exhibitions that illuminate millions of years of the earth's evolution, from the birth of the planet through the present day. It is one of the largest natural history museums in the world, with collections comprising 30 million artifacts and specimens and over 40 exhibition halls.

Radio City Music Hall in historic Rockefeller Center is one of the entertainment world's most appealing and exciting venues. Radio City, one of the largest indoor theatres in the world, combines art deco elegance with the dazzling production capabilities of the world's greatest stage.