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.