This Magnet Features the Skyline of New York
The story of modern New York is closely tied to that of the skyscraper; without these buildings, Manhattan could never hold the millions of inhabitants, or world-class businesses-not to mention the endless fascination of visitors from around the world. The best way to view the city's skyline is, like in the view depicted on this magnet, from across the rivers that hem in Manhattan. From riverside parks in places like Hoboken, New Jersey or Brooklyn, tourists and residents alike enjoy breathtaking vistas of the "Skyscraper City," especially at evening as lights come on. From Brooklyn, visitors are treated to the extra benefit of seeing the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge. Another popular spot for skyscraper-watching is 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Made famous in the television show 30 Rock, it is itself a skyscraper (70 stories) and features a tourist observation deck on its roof called "Top of the Rock." From here visitors can spot the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings among others.
Tasting the World: Eating in the Big Apple
New York is one of the great culinary centers of the world. The city is, of course, famous for street food like knishes (Jewish potato pies), kebabs and pizza, but the great pleasure of the city's food scene is to eat out. In part due to the wide variety of ethnic groups (and therefore foods) found amongst the city's immigrants and in part from the lack of adequate cooking spaces in many of the city's small apartments, eating out is a favorite activity for New Yorkers. The city boasts over 4,200 restaurants, with as many as 3,500 in Manhattan alone. It is particularly famous for its Italian and Chinese restaurants and legendary Kosher Delis, where the all-American art of the sandwich was perfected.