A forest of chiseled stone above ground, a labyrinth below, an island where all walks of life converge to find whiffs of Coco Chanel and eau de street breezing past—this is New York, the Big Apple, a city that's both abrasive and beautiful. Found in countless nightclubs, legendary neighborhoods and in the brazen tone and rich accent of every New Yorker, the personality of Gotham is unlike any other. Though often associated with its world-renowned sights, New York is so much more than Broadway, Times Square and the Empire State Building; it's the place to begin a love affair with sidewalk cafes and hot sandwiches from family owned delis, with brutally cold winters and mercilessly hot summers, with oddly scented subways, swanky lounges and impromptu performances on Grand Central platforms, with miscreant kids who spend winter weeks behind snow fort walls throwing snowballs at cops and people wearing expensive suits. New York is intoxicating; it's a sea of smells, a melting pot of cultures, an almost illusory place that never sleeps, only pauses between the last martini and opening of the stock market.
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One of the greatest things about New York is the food, hands down. There are more ways to fill your stomach in this multi-faceted city, from Michelin-starred restaurants like Daniel where reservations are a must to unsuspecting all-night cafés like the Cafeteria where even the mac & cheese is gourmet. Much of New York's character can also be found in the amazing food from its random eateries—you'll find the best hotdog you've ever had from the guy with the stand on the corner, the best pastrami on rye from the seedy looking deli, or the tastiest, most foldable slice of pizza from the pizzeria that also doubles as a mini-mart.
Home to some of the world's most recognizable sights and most commonly visited attractions, New York has more to see and do than most people can accomplish in one visit. Each year, millions of tourists flock to New York to see destinations like Central Park, Coney Island, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Yankee Stadium and more. Whether by helicopter or by double-decker bus, one of the best ways to get the most out of your sightseeing trip is with a guided tour.
It's been said that you could live your whole life in New York and not be able to visit every single nightlife hangout. Celebrity hideouts exist behind closed doors that blend into the sides of buildings, martini temples are found at the bottom of red-lit stairwells, swanky lounges become visible when the factory metal doors roll up in the Meat Packing district. Not every bar is hidden, though; in fact, it sometimes seems impossible to go 30 feet without passing yet another den of inebriation. From live music venues to mega-clubs, bars and clubs in New York are as varied as the stars in the sky; so while finding the perfect hangout to call your home-away-from-home might take a few tries, its almost a guarantee that you'll succeed.
Have you ever dreamed of living in a funky apartment in Queens or in a stunning Manhattan brownstone? What about living in a SoHo loft or a penthouse overlooking Central Park? While real estate in New York may be some of the most expensive in the world, it is plentiful and varied enough to make even the pickiest buyers happy. With this New York real estate guide, you can search for New York apartments, find a roommate or find properties for sale anywhere in the five boroughs.
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