Nowadays the world is facing the Coronavirus pandemic, an epidemic (in some countries), but a better future is coming…. New York started the vaccination program and we‘re going to be able to visit New York in the future again.
Just to update you… two vaccination sites in NY, including at the Javits Center, are run by the state and any New York resident can use them.
A nonresident, who works an essential job in the city, is eligible for vaccination at a city-run center.
Now let’s talk about some reasons to visit NYC after the pandemic….
New York is not only the most famous city of the State bearing the same name but also known as the world's capital. The city is divided into five areas: Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Manhattan island, the very heart of the Metropolis is where the most important touristic attractions are. Extending 34 km by 5 km, it is washed by the waters of the Hudson and East Rivers, having a big rectangular green area in the middle the Central Park. New York became the main city in the country.
The tycoons got wealthier, mansions were built on 5th Avenue and the city was living its golden era before the pandemic. In 1880 the streets got electrical lighting and the Metropolitan Museum was inaugurated; three years later, the Metropolitan Opera and in 1886 the Statue of Liberty, which soon became a landmark of the city. Another very important tourist spot is the buffalo on Wall Street.
The creator of the Wall Street bull was the Italian artist Arturo Di Modica who made the giant bronze statue by paying for it out of his own pocket. A three-and-a-half-ton colossus, cast in his Lower Manhattan studio.
With the help of friends, he had transported the huge bull in front of the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Di Modica decided to hold the statue after the 1987 stock collapse, as a sign of confidence in the future of the United States. He did not know that the bull would become the symbol of Wall Street. The official name for the Wall Street bull is "Charging Bull".
A rising stock market metaphor, as the bull attacks from the bottom up with its horns.
There are other attractions such as Central Park, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, historic neighborhoods, and museums.
Most attractions are closed now, even new ones appeared, such as “Prismatic” an immersive art installation consisting of 25 rainbow-like prisms. It’s located on the Broadway pedestrian plaza between 39th and 40th. Streets.
COVID memorial blooms and “Heartbleed” installation represent the lives lost to COVID-19. According to the artist each petal represents life for every person lost.
We know that life will never be the same and we have learned a lot with the pandemic …the sense of humanity.
E.G.L. – Jan. 18th.,2021.