Ian Wright explores New York, one of the world's greatest
cities, which is situated on the East Coast of the United
States. He visits not only the famous landmarks but
also lesser known attractions which are rarely visited
Ian's New York experience begins at the city's most
enduring and evocative symbol - The Statue of Liberty.
Two million foreign tourists visit New York every summer
and no trip would be complete without seeing this sight.
Then after checking into Manhattan's Gershwin
Hotel, patronised by models and socialites,
Ian takes a taxi to the Lower East Side.
The taxi driver gives Ian some lessons in New York Attitude
- you are not only welcome to be as obnoxious as you
please but it's actually expected of you. Be specific
and decisive, but don't forget to tip...
Ian goes shopping for trainers in preparation for a
basketball game in Washington Square Park,
and later in Central Park he has a go at the ultimate
New York exercise - rollerblading. That evening Ian
goes out and experiences New York's hectic nightlife.
Ian hangs with the homeboys in Harlem and the Bronx before moving on to Brooklyn where he plays dominoes in a Puerto Rican cassita.
Finally he heads to Coney Island beach,
best known for its gruesome freak shows and fairground
rides, but also an ideal spot to soak away the cares
of city life.
Before leaving New York Ian takes a helicopter ride
over Manhattan by all accounts the world's most spectacular
city skyline and the perfect way to end a hectic week
in this incredible city.