< Exploring New York City
In the 17th and 18th centuries, New York’s city center was at the southernmost tip of Manhattan island, a district known today as Downtown. The nation’s first president, George Washington, took oath here in 1789, and this area was the first glimpse immigrants got of their new country. Many of Downtown’s sights reflect their story, and the area also offers plenty of green spaces and family-friendly attractions.
Lady Liberty stands with a torch in one hand and a stone tablet in the other, Statue of Liberty ...