New York, New York – the Greatest City in the World

 

New York, New York - the Greatest City in the WorldTo write a short article about New York is like summing up Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina in a couple of sentences that end with and then she kills herself (if that’s a spoiler for you, then you need to brush up on your Russian classics, fast). It is impossible to capture New York’s greatness in a few paragraphs, but we’ll try – don’t hate us if we don’t succeed.

Why is New York the Capital of the World?

Because it just is! It’s got the best of everything: theaters, museums, operas, shopping venues, hotels, festivals, restaurants – everything. So many great people have come out of New York or have lived here, that you can almost feel how their talent and genius have shaped the city and contributed to creating the legend of New York. It’s the capital of the world because of Broadway, Central Park, Wall Street, Guggenheim Museum, Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Met, the Madison Square Garden, the Chelsea Piers and the people.

What Should You See First?

Know that in New York city there’s something for everyone, so before you go, do a little research and think about what you would love to see – a play, a concert, a museum – and focus on that. Don’t go to see the Statue of Liberty just because it’s a must see, you’ll just waste precious time. The city is filled to the brim with great art, wonderful places, amazing food – choose something that you know you will enjoy and also try to discover new things on your own. Walk a lot, but also take the subway – it will help you get in that New York mood. Don’t be the classical tourist – New Yorkers don’t like that very much and you’d be an easy target for thieves. We don’t want to scare you, but be careful with your possessions, don’t let yourself be absorbed entirely but the scenery and forget about your purse.

Be cool, you’re in New York, for God’s sake!

New Yorkers are famous for being too cool to care – there’s a lot you can learn from them. The people of New York are extremely interesting and just by walking the streets you will see all types of individuals that will inspire, amuse and shock you. Don’t stare – it’s not polite!

We hope this information comes in handy when you visit the great city of New York. It will be one of the greatest experiences of your life, make sure you are prepared for it!

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