New York is believed to be one of the most populous regions in the United States of America. The New York Metropolitan Area which spans of New Jersey, New York and southwestern Connecticut has a population of more than 18 million people and is known to be the largest metropolitan area in the US. The state is a major center for fashion, food, culture, finance, commerce, trade, research, art and media. History unfolds itself as one walks through the five boroughs of New York – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten island. It is believed that more than 800 languages are spoken in the area and the phase “melting pot of cultures” seems to be best suited here.
New York is believed to offer unending possibilities, a never say die attitude, constant change, excellent diversity, a rich culture, amazing dining, unparalleled shopping and cultural experiences and a vibrant nightlife. It is known to be extremely exciting as well as extremely intimidating. People always seem to be in a hurry and walking is almost always faster than catching a cab or a bus in the main public areas.
People are known to fall in love with the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, but the shows on the Broadway and Bloomingdale’s are also known to be equally exciting. The Staten Island Ferry is famous for its fabulous views and the nightlife simply doesn’t let you sleep in the city that never sleeps.
The world famous Central Park is located right in the middle of New York and is also close to some of the best museums in the state. Upper East Side, particularly the area between 50th – 99th streets are considered to be the main fashion areas in the city, whereas the Upper West Side is ideal for restaurants, operas, theatre, dance and street life.
The Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens are also known to attract travelers with their super smart shops, chic atmosphere, beautiful neighborhoods, fashionable shopping and unique culture. The Bronx is mostly famous as the home to the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium and the Woodlawn Cemetery (the resting place of great minds such as J.C. Penney, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and F.W. Woolworth). Some of the communities in Brooklyn that are worth checking out are Brighton Beach, Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights. Staten Island has a zoo of its own, a Tibetan museum of art and a unique collection of NYC buildings, many of which are known to date back to 300 years. Finally, Queens offers tourists with vibrant neighborhoods and the Queens Museum of Art.
Most people have a theory about New York – It is very easy to distinguish the tourists from the locals because the tourists always walk while looking up. However, this theory is both true and false in its own right because of the simple reason that New York never ceases to amaze. Tourist or local, you’re always likely to find something new, something unique. And despite living in New York all your life, you’re still likely to find yourself gawking at the skyline from time to time.