In a city of fast fads and revolving-door restaurants, an extraordinary number of eateries have stood the test of time, serving as a living archive of New York's history.
The area around the World Trade Centre site is now a go-to district for culture vultures and foodies alike.
Looking for a culture hit? Here are eight destinations that will hit the spot.
Many a celebrity has been smitten by this authentic old-style watering hole.
This is where, 50 years ago, Bob Dylan tinkered on an Olivetti typewriter, producing 139 songs together with The Band.
Flying to New York City? Be prepared for a long flight and some heavy jet lag.
If you are a Lady Gaga fan and want to see the places she lived, entertained and partied, get your itinerary in order with this guide.
The hottest ticket in New York right now is the Andy Warhol exhibition at the city's museum that is solely devoted to the art of America.
Everything here is familiar but on a much larger scale. Whether it be craning your neck to gawp at monolithic skyscrapers and the neon lights of Times Square, to the smoke that pours from street potholes and its yellow cabs, New York makes any trip to the US epic. Don't miss iconic sights such as Fifth Avenue, Central Park and the Empire State Building, grazing your way through amazing delicatessens and visiting Broadway.