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Robert Burke, as The Naked Cowboy, is literally one of New York City's hottest tourist attractions. He may not be the most historic of Manhattan sightseeing hotspots, like Lady Liberty or the Empire State Building, but this cowboy still has his share of curious fans who flock to see him strut his nearly naked stuff in the middle of Times Square nearly each and every day of the year.
Every December 31, one of the biggest parties of the year happens at Times Square in New York City. People all over the world fly in to attend the live event, and millions more tune in to watch on TV and count down as the famous ball drops. It's easily one of the top things to do during the New Year.
Queuing up outside the 9/11 Memorial in New York with other members of the press, I felt privileged to have the opportunity to preview the memorial hours before it opened to the public. The previous day, in a private gathering, the families of those lost on 9/11 were the first to experience the memorial, which took 10 years to discuss, plan, draw and build.
A trip to New York City isn't complete unless you take the time to visit the Empire State Building. Opened in 1931, the Empire State Building is the world's most famous office building, a historical landmark, and was named "America's Favorite Architecture" in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. It's no surprise that visiting this amazing building is one of the top places to visit in New York.
It has been said that many people spend more time planning their vacations than practically any other aspect of their lives. With today’s economic conditions, the need to fully develop a plan of attack for one’s next getaway seems perfectly reasonable. Here are ten options one might choose from when sightseeing in New York.
Did you ever wonder what the different parts of the Statue of Liberty represent? Did you know that in high winds Lady Liberty’s torch can sway up to 5 inches? Want to take a guess at how many steps it takes to climb to the crown? Find out everything you ever wanted to know about this famous New York attraction below.