Travel: A rookie’s guide to New York City

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A couple finds the Empire State Building a perfect backdrop as they take in the view from the Top of the Rock observation deck located at Rockefeller Center. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

The Brooklyn Bridge, seen with the Manhattan skyline, has been an iconic New York City image. The suspension span is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 4,000 pedestrians and 3,100 cyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge daily. (Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer)

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The 9/11 Memorial commemorates the September 11, 2001 and the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. The memorial is located on the site of the Twin Towers that were destroyed in 2001. On his or her birthday, a single white rose is placed at the name of a person who died in the attack. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

Be ready to tip costumed characters who pop into your photographs at Times Square and at other busy tourist locations in the city. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

Boaters explore The Lake at Central Park. The park is the most visited urban park in the United States. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

The 26-feet tall Last Column towers over visitors at the 9/11 Museum. The 58-ton beam was part of the fallen South Tower. During the recovery effort, workers covered the beam with markings, pictures and tributes. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

The Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center offers stunning views of Manhattan as well as the entire New York City metropolitan area. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

The two halls of the Koch Dinosaur Wing at the American Museum of Natural History feature about 100 specimens, 85 percent of them actual fossils, rather than casts. At 2 million square feet, the museum is one of the largest in the world. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

A hidden gem within Central Park is the romantic Shakespeare Garden. It was designed to mimic poet William Shakespeare’s English countryside. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

The Roosevelt Island Tramway spans New York’s East River and connects Roosevelt and Manhattan Islands. Two cabins run back and forth, each able to hold up to 125 people. Photo by H. Lorren Au Jr., Contributing Photographer

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