It used to be the city that never sleeps; now it's the city that never stops—ever-evolving and always expanding, so much so that the boroughs you never went to are now the best ones to be in.
These days, a trip to New York calls for at least one borough-hop.
To begin, you might take a stroll down Museum Mile NYC, where you'll find many of the world's most prestigious art and natural history museums, including the iconic Guggenheim Museum and the palatial Metropolitan Museum of Art.
After that, you might spend a few blissful hours in the 843-acre sanctuary of Central Park, bird-watching and sun-bathing; or, if the weather's inclement, you might head south to Chelsea Piers, the largest health club in New York City and the only place where you can go ice skating year-round.
If you're coming to New York City and are looking for a New York hotel that will leave a lasting impression, you may decide from either The Plaza Hotel, The W Hotels in New York, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Times Square Manhattan, The London NYC, Marriot Marquis, or even The Waldorf-Astoria, just to name a few of the many luxury New York City hotels.
Modern Albany was founded as the Dutch trading posts of Fort Nassau in 1614 and Fort Orange in 1624; the fur trade brought in a population that settled around Fort Orange and founded a village called Beverwijck.
The area was originally inhabited by Algonquian Indian tribes, namely the Mohican and the Iroquois, five nations of whom the easternmost, the Mohawk, had the closest relations with traders and settlers in Albany.
Henry Hudson first claimed this area for the Dutch in 1609.
During the late 18th century and throughout of the 19th century, Albany was a center of transportation.
It is located on the north end of the navigable Hudson River, was the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal, and was home to some of the earliest railroad systems in the world.