New York, after the storm comes the calm

The forces of nature that called Superstorm Sandy into New York put the entire city in shutdown mode. But with the menacing storm gone  from the Big Apple, the city will soon return to its enchanting self, waiting upon fortune seekers and holiday goers to explore New York in all its entirety.

Bursting with towering skyscrapers and beaming bright lights, there is always a corner waiting to be discovered in the vibrant city. Get lost in the hords in Times Square, take a stroll through Central Park and walk around the endless array of shopping streets in Manhattan. Discover the finest museums such as the world-famous Museum of Modern Art and dine in gourmet restaurants. Or seek out the buzzing nightlife in the city that never sleeps.

Not even Superstorm  Sandy’s destructive touch can destroy the legend and myth of captivating NYC. View the photo gallery for the city’s most stunning landscapes and intriguing architectural views and admire what can only be described as the best skyline in the world.

New York has a reputation for the frantic pace of the city, the charm of Central Park and of course its famous yellow cabs, but most impressive of all is the skyline. And from skyscraper restaurants, you can admire the view from the comfort of your seats while enjoying an all American meal / © NYC & Company Communications Group 

Aerial view of Central Park - opened in 1857 and named National Historic landmark in 1962, a walk around Central Park is a must for tourists visiting New York for the first time. Many films such as the 1970 blockbuster Love Story include scenes in this world-famous park as well as the TV series Friends / © NYC & Company Communications Group 

To really appreciate the grandure of the Statue of Liberty, situated on Ellis Island, take the ferry from Battery Park in lower Manhattan. Designed by Frederic Bartholdi, the colossal neo-classical scultpure is quite clearly something extraordinary 

From the famous River Cafe, located on the shore of the East River and near the Brooklyn Bridge, you can admire the stunning views of New York's skyline / © NYC & Company Communications Group 

Apart from the endless amount of theatres, bars and shopping opportunities right at your doorstep, New York is renowned for its impressive skyscrapers. Whether the Empire State building or the Chrysler Building, these iconic buildings add to the mesmerising skyline. The Trump Wolrd Tower served as the tallest tower in the world from 2000 to 2002 / © NYC & Company Communications Group 

The Brooklyn Bridge, built in 1883, has appeared in hundreds of TV shows and films including Sex and the City and is a true New York City landmark / © NYC & Company Communications Group 

Soaring high-above the skyline, the Empire State building is simply spectacular. Located in Manhattan, it stood as the world's tallest building for 40 years / NYC & Company Communications Group 

Right at the heart of Times Square lies the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue. Bars, restaurants, theatres and museums await the hectic hustle and bustle of the crowds of excitable tourists / © NYC & Company Communications Group 

Although Sandy has left New York unsettled, the yearly New York City Marathon, which passes through the famous Brooklyn Bridge, will still be held on Sunday / NYC & Company Communications Group 

New York City is often referred to as 'the city of lights,' and as day fades to night, it's easy to see why / © NYC & Company Communications Group