"Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream..." - Khalil Gibran
New York is one of the world’s great metropolises, offering visitors everything from the ethnic flavours of Chinatown and Little Italy, to the galleries of SoHo, the cafes of Greenwich Village, the glitz of the Theater District, the shopping on Fifth Avenue and the affluence of Park Lane and the Upper West Side. New York City is made up of five boroughs and is laid out on a grid of avenues and streets.
|(The twin towers in the background)|
Most tourist sights are found on Manhattan Island, the city’s entertainment and business centre. The remaining four boroughs are primarily residential – the Bronx to the north, Queens to the east, Brooklyn to the southeast and Staten Island to the southwest. Each has wealthy and salubrious districts alongside working-class neighbourhoods – demonstrating New York’s varied social mix.
|(Statue of Liberty)|
ocean waves wash my soul
cleanse me of your smile
and the memory often
fingers entwined forever
in a hopeless wish