New York, New York – so good they named it twice!
New York is probably the most famous city in the world as it features in so many movies and televisions shows. It is a cultural hub of activity. It leads the world in the latest trends, and it attracts visitors from all over the world who go there to pursue their dreams of fame and fortune. It is said that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. If you have always wondered if this metropolis really does have streets paved with gold, here are 9 of the best things about living in New York.
Cool Condominiums and Awesome Apartments
If you want to set up home in the Big Apple, you will need to find a place to do just that. Many of us have seen movies set in New York featuring cool contemporary apartments fashioned from converted warehouse buildings. The exposed brick walls and open-plan living are what most movie fans dream of. They picture themselves sitting at the attic window of the apartment and gazing out over the New York skyline.
New York has some spectacular architecture and offers homes for every budget. Look for contemporary NYC condos for sale or sleek apartments with high-quality amenities nearby in the city’s realtor offices or online on property websites. You are sure to find the residence of your dreams in no time.
You Will Never Be Bored
One thing is for sure; you will never be bored if you live in New York. Even if you visited ten attractions every day of your adult life, you still wouldn’t see every sight this vast city has to offer.
If you love visiting museums, then you won’t be disappointed as there are around 85 museums situated in all neighborhoods. The most well-known museums are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History. Between them, these incredible attractions welcome around 11 million visitors a year from all corners of the world.
If you want a bit more action, you can amuse yourself by taking in a show on Broadway, enjoy a boat cruise around Manhattan or a ferry ride to Staten Island, or people-watch in Grand Central Station.
New York has long been the most popular entry point for immigrants entering the USA. The five boroughs in the city house people from Ireland, India, Italy, Dominican Republic, China, Puerto Rico, Korea, Russia, and Latin America. With around 800 languages spoken around the neighborhoods, New York is the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
Extreme Amount of Cuisine
The cultural adversity has lead to the city having restaurants and cafes serving cuisine from all over the world.
If you fancy following in the footsteps of movie stars, you must visit Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side. This is where Harry Met Sally was filmed, and you could say the food served here was a hit with Sally!
Lombardi’s in Soho opened in 1905 and was the city’s first pizzeria. To this day, people say it serves some of the best Italian delicacies in the city.
Shop ’til You Drop
Many visitors go to New York to go shopping. The largest department store in the world is Macy’s on West 34th Street and is well worth a visit – even if you just go at Christmas time to view their world-famous animated Christmas window display.
Bloomingdales is another famous department store and has featured in many Hollywood movies. It is a higher-end store than Macy’s but is owned by the same company. If you visit this store, you must buy an iconic Big Brown Bag, which was designed for the store in the 1960s.
If you have a special someone, you must take them to Tiffany & Co and perhaps buy them something beautiful and sparkly, all wrapped up in a little blue box.
The diverse cultures and ethnicities make this metropolis a great place to watch people. Grab a seat outside a local cafe, order an Americano coffee and a pastrami on rye sandwich and watch the world go by. You may even see a few famous faces.
The City That Never Sleeps
In New York, you can get anything you want at any time of the day. Many stores, eateries, pharmacies, and entertainment venues are open almost 24 hours a day. If you are an insomniac, this is the home for you as it never sleeps.
If you find yourself wide awake at 2 am and desperate for a slice of pizza, you can walk less than a mile from your home and find an open eatery. The only downside is if you are an insomniac, living in a city that is never quiet and always lit up, you may never achieve blissful slumber.
Museum of Movies
If you are a true movie buff, you will never be done recognizing areas of the city used as sets in your favorite films. Some companies conduct tours of the city showing people where famous movies and tv shows were filmed.
If you are a fan of Sex in the City, you can visit Magnolia Bakery, where Carrie and the girls enjoyed cupcakes, or drive on an open-top bus past the steps to Carrie’s apartment and the bar owned by Aiden and Steve.
This Concrete Jungle is Green
Unlike many large cities, New York has plenty of green space and the most famous green space provided by Central Park. This park is the fifth-largest park in the city and covers an area of 843 acres.
Central Park provides recreational activities such as ice skating, boating, rambling, yoga, jogging, and roller skating. If you love animals, you can visit the zoo, which has over 130 species of animal, or look for wildlife such as birds and squirrels in the park vegetation. You may even enjoy watching the different breeds of dogs being walked around the park by their owners.