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It's hard to put a finger on what makes the place buzz so hard, but the city's hyperactive rush keeps drawing more and more people to it. New York is a densely packed mass of humanity and all this living on top of one another makes the New Yorker a special kind of person. They don't come any bigger than the Big Apple, king of the hill, top of the heap, New York, New York. It's got its fair share of the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses, but it also has big statues, world-class museums, even bigger buildings, outrageous excess.

This city is so much a part of the global subconscious, it's pretty hard to pick a few highlights - wherever you go you'll feel like you've been there before. The Museum of Modern Art is one of the world's top museums, and the Guggenheim Museum and American Museum of Natural History aren't far behind. Bookshops, food, theatre, shopping, people: it doesn't really matter what you do or where you go in New York because the city itself is an in-your-face, exhilarating experience. For iconic value, you can't surpass the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park and Times Square.

Warning

Security after the September 11 terrorist attacks remains high. Most visitors will not be seriously inconvenienced by the new precautions. In airports where added checks can cause delays.

Facts at a glance

Area: 785 sq km
Population: 8 million
Country: USA
Time Zone: GMT/UTC -5 (Eastern Time)
Telephone Area Code: Manhattan 212 or 646. 718 Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

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