Amid its impressive skyscrapers and massive avenues, New York is a complex city that can be intimidating, even to its longtime residents. With that said, it is a city that begs to be explored.
Pere Ortis relies on experiences gathered from his thirty years living in New York to share a travel guide that includes entertaining personal stories and historical facts. Ortis leads visitors down a fascinating path where they learn about local landmarks like the Conference House on Staten Island that served as the stage for negotiations between the British and Americans after the Declaration of Independence in 1776; Saint Patrick’s Cathedral where more than two thousand parishioners can worship within walls that hold incredible history; and the Yorkville District where many still come to live in peace and prosper, just as the German immigrants once did. Included in his tour of the Big Apple is writings about the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown and Little Italy, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, and many other local attractions.
The Joy of New York is a colorful collection of travel stories that offers tourists an in-depth glimpse into the history and places that make the Big Apple one of the most interesting places to visit in the world.