New York is a vibrant city. You probably have heard, it never sleeps. And as Frank said again and again: "If you can make it here you can make it anywhere."

It's a concrete jungle where dreams are made. More than 8.5 million people from all over the world call the Big Apple home, and another 60 million or so visit it every year.

That happens for a good reason: no matter what you love or which are your interests – art, food, architecture, photography, shopping, sightseeing, theater, music, romance, adventure, exploration – New York is the place where you can find it all and much more.

It's a new surprise on every corner, every day. It's a dream in every heart. Just have your eyes and sensibility open. In New York you can learn a new thing every single day. In New York you can make your dream come true. So, why not give it a try?

The Unsung History of Manhattan

Before Manhattan, there was Mannahatta. Immersive soundscapes compare today's urban cacophony to the island Henry Hudson encountered in 1609. History unearths wonder in the green heart of New York.


Created by David Al-Ibrahim

Soundscapes by Bill McQuay with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Informed by Eric Sanderson and the Welikia Project with the Wildlife Conservation Society

Narrated by Emily Kron

Supported in part by A+E Networks and the NYC Media Lab

Sounds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library

Aerial model of Mannahatta provided by Dr. Eric Sanderson and The Wildlife Conservation Society

360 media, design, and development by David Al-Ibrahim


Secrets of Brooklyn

Secrets of Brooklyn

New York in the Movies

New York in the Movies