New York – Central Park and Liberty Island
Central Park and Liberty Island
The only quiet place on Manhattan Island, where however it is dangerous to go after dark, is Central Park (originally a rocky and swampy land) where also famous rock concerts take place.
People can walk, run, boat here and skate and ski in winter, free from the noise of the busy city.
From Battery Park in the south of Manhattan you can take a ferry to Liberty Island with a Statue of Liberty.
The statue was a gift from the people of France on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of American Independence. The statue of a woman holding a torch – symbol of freedom – was welcom- ing many immigrants to America.