Shabana Iqbal

Hi, my name is Shabana Iqbal, and I am proud to call myself a New Yorker. I lived there for a good 15 years. I know everything there is to know about New York, inside and out. New York  is truly an amazing place, and this blog was very fun for me to write, because I got…

Ellis Island

Ellis Island used to be America’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892-1924. It is now an Immigration Museum. Ellis Island was an “Island of Hope” for many, but for every few handful of immigrants who were denied entry or separated from their families, it became an “Island of Tears.” This museum is a very educational experience. You can get there by…

Freedom Tower

The World Trade Center is America’s tallest building. At 1,776 feet, it has 104 stories, it will have office space, an observation deck, and world-class restaurants. it will open in 2014. By the tower, is a memorial which is open to the public with no charge. It honors the people who lost their lives in the attacks of…

Times Square

Times Square is located right in the middle of big , urban New York  City; sometimes called 42 Street. Its a place where it seems like people never sleep! It is lighted with so many led lighted banners, that at midnight it fells like its midday. Its a place where people from all over the world come to enjoy…

Central Park

Central park is a public park in the middle of Manhattan. Yes, that’s right. It is 250 acres of lawns, 24,000 trees, 150 acres of streams, and 80 acres of woodlands right in the center of one of America’s most urban cities. This park is a family-friendly zone, with fun things for everyone from the…

The Statue Of Liberty

Lady Liberty. Another must see for anyone visiting New York. This monument was given to America from France as a symbol of friendship, freedom, and democracy. It was originally copper, but weathering of the statue resulted in the green color it is today.  The Statue of Liberty’s overall height is 305 feet, 6 inches. She has 154…

The Empire State Building

This is a must see for any tourist in New York. I go there time and time again and though I am a New Yorker, the experience is still just as magical every time. It is located at 350 5th Ave. New York City, New York. This historic landmark is 1,453 feet and 8 9/16th…