There is no other place like New York City at Christmas time! Lights, crowds of people, the skating rink at the Rockefeller Center and of course Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Radio City Rockettes at the Radio City Hall. It’s our family tradition, as NYC is our second home.
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PS. There are a lot more photographs from this fabulous city, so if you are interested I put together a little silent photo slideshow below:
Here are 10 lesser-known facts about New York City:
- The original name of New York City was New Amsterdam, and it was founded by the Dutch in the early 17th century.
- The first recorded baseball game was played in New York City in 1846, and the New York Yankees have won more World Series championships than any other team in history.
- The New York City subway system is one of the largest in the world, with 472 stations and over 245 miles of track.
- The city has more billionaires than any other city in the world and is home to some of the wealthiest people on the planet.
- Central Park, one of the most famous parks in the world, was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the mid-19th century and covers over 840 acres.
- The Empire State Building, one of the most iconic buildings in the city, was completed in 1931 and was the tallest building in the world until 1970.
- The Statue of Liberty, a symbol of freedom and democracy, was a gift from the people of France to the United States and was dedicated in 1886.
- New York City is the birthplace of many famous musicians, including Billy Joel, Madonna, Jay-Z, and Lady Gaga.
- The city has a diverse population, with people from all over the world calling it home, and over 800 different languages spoken within its borders.
- The 1969 Stonewall riots, which took place in Greenwich Village, are widely considered to be the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ rights movement.