Known as the “Big Apple,” New York City is filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. From catching a show on Broadway to taking a stroll in Central Park, to eating a slice of the famous New York style pizza, there’s an abundance of things to do. Yet, the metropolis is also home to authentic neighborhoods like Chinatown and Little Italy, Harlem and the Bronx that take you into worlds of their own. As an important seaport and financial hub, New York also is one of the most important business centers. Modern architecture and historic sites create an ever-changing yet familiar skyline, and museums and galleries make sure that these changes are documented for eternity. New York is home to numerous colleges and universities, that give the city a young student scene that characterizes entire parts of the city. And not to forget, with several renowned sports teams, NYC is home to sportive successes, too.
Location: Islands in the stream
Located in the northeastern part of the United States, New York City is built on Long Island, Manhattan, and Staten Island. The famous Hudson River separates it from New Jersey, and the strait East River marks the border between Manhattan and Long Island. An extensive metro and railway network is supported by avenues, streets, and bridges, which connect all islands with each other and to the mainland. Several international airports, ferries, and the trade port make New York one of the most frequented metropolises the world knows today.
Business: Big is Beautiful
When it comes to economy, the city of New York benefits from uncountable private business like retailers and restaurants, famous TV networks and theaters, insurance companies and international banks. Not to forget the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 45 Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in NYC. One of the most popular and still growing business avenues is real estate, featuring high-priced condominiums overlooking Central Park and newly popular buildings in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Culture: The Whole World in Easy Reach
New York City is widely known for its unique city culture. You have the option to see a baseball game, go shopping, have an amazing steak dinner, and see a Broadway show all in one day! The action doesn’t stop there, since there are museums like the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Cuisine ranges from Yiddish to Chinese and Korean, to authentic Italian and amazing crossover cuisine, which are offered in hole in the walls or stylish food temples all over the city.
Activities: Sightseeing, Picnicking, and Shopping
Naturally, a visit to the Big Apple wouldn’t be complete without visiting landmark buildings like Empire State Building, Flat Iron, or Brooklyn Bridge. The easiest way to see most of the city is on a popular hop on hop off tour, which take you through numerous neighborhoods in a short time. Take a break in Central Park and enjoy your lunch there on a picnic, and end the day in a Broadway show or in an independent club that features stand-up comedy or Indie music. Fifth Avenue and Macy’s are must-go destinations for shopping enthusiasts.