66. The United Nations in New York City

The United Nations, an international organization founded in after the Second World War by 51 countries, its headquarters along the East River in New City. Technically anyone who visits UN Headquarters is in New York anymore. They are not even the United States. That is because the land buildings are considered international territory. The United Nations its own flag, its own post office and own postage stamps. There is no need to currency, however. The UN uses the U.S. Dollar. official languages are used at the United Nations. are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. rules override the laws of New York City. does not mean that people can commit crimes and get away with it. There is no to those who commit crimes there.

The property the United Nations now stands used to belong a slaughterhouse. The current buildings were completed in . The perimeter of the UN is lined with with the flags of all 193 UN member and the UN flag. They are arranged in order in English.

Some may think it's great be a neighbor to a peacekeeping agency like UN. Many New Yorkers don't always think so . Every time a dignitary like a president or minister visits, streets are closed, making it hard get around and to find parking.

You don't to be a diplomat to visit the UN . There are tours Monday through Friday and not in English. Guided tours are available in English, , German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish. Visitors can have a meal at the 's Dining Room featuring a buffet of food from over the world.