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That''s the New York you recall from all the 1930s monochrome films: alleys, threatening high-rises, suitable business people, Cary Grant and taxi drivers with the typical New Yawk touch. Nieuw Amsterdam was founded in the 1620' and in 1626 the colony's founder, Peter Minuit, bought Manhattan for $24 from the Indians in or near today's Bowling Green Park, a small verdant area at the heart of Broadway.
On the top of the peninsula, Battery Park offers a magnificent panoramic sea front overlooking New York Harbour. It' also the starting point for ferries to two great icons of America: the Statue of Freedom and Ellis Iceland. The Lady Libertys (officially named Libertie Enlightening the World) was created by Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi and the French architect Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel and presented to the United States in 1885 as a present from France as a sign of friendliness and the common idea of freedom.
Built on a bedloe island base (now Liberty Island), the sculpture was inaugurated on October 28, 1886 and was given a remarkable facelift in its centenary. Libertyland- New York, U.S.A. A little bit northern of Liberty Island, Ellis Island was the conversion site for about 12 million migrants between 1892 and 1954.
Today, about 40 per cent of Americans have an offspring who came into the land via the isle. Six years of renovation in the 1980s saved the archipelago from extinction and turned it into a vibrant monument and interpretation centre where Americans can explore its legacy and trace the advent of their ancestors by walking through the same luggage room and registration room.
If you don't want to see the memorials but want a good look at Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, you can climb Staten Island Ferry, which goes to and from New York every half-minute. Return to Manhattan, step into the labyrinth of roads just off Battery Park and hear the Big Money's heart beat that beats hard on and around the mythical Wall Street.
Located in a beautiful Beaux-Arts property created by George Post in 1903, the New York Stock Exchange is the heart of the campaign, the world's biggest stockarket. This is Trinity Church, New York. U.S.A. Wall Street is also home to Trinity Church, which at 281 ft was the highest edifice in the New York metropolis.
The bishop's cathedral, erected in 1846 by William Upjohn, is overshadowed by virtually everything around it, but still serves as a place of worship/peace. Situated five block North of the city is St. Paul's Chapel, constructed in 1766 in Georgia's Classical Revival architectural styles and the only surviving pre-revolutionary New York churches with a cemetery full of 18th and early 19 Celebrities.
Worshipping here after his presidential investiture in 1789, George Washington recently became known for its work after September 11, 2001, when it became a 24-hour help centre for salvageers. This monument has now been taken away from the cathedral and will hopefully be exhibited in a place to be decided in the near distant past.