This September I visited New York for the second time this year and fell in love with it all over again!
New York, the most populous city of the United States of America has a character of it’s own. A global power city, New York is a major hub of commerce, finance, media, art, research, technology, education and entertainment besides being one of the major fashion capitals of the world.
I had heard a lot about New York and whatever I had heard, New York was that and much more. It was unlike any other city I had ever visited. They say one should visit New York at least once in their lifetime.
The city has the most iconic skyline and it’s a visual treat gazing at it from across the Hudson river. The city’s grid-like structure with streets and avenues ensures that you will never get lost.
With crowds everywhere one is never alone here. Before you know it you are caught up in the relentless pace of the city. The streets pulsate with energy here. There is always so much to do. One could visit the famous Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building, check out the museums, take a leisurely walk through Central Park, enjoy a boat ride around the island or just window shop on 5th Avenue which houses all the major brands.
New York is the home of the musical so watching a couple of Broadway shows should be a must on your to-do list.
For foodies, New York is the place to be. You can eat almost anything at any time. From roadside cafes’ to fine dining places serving all types of cuisines, New York has it all.
The city is also famous for some really good rooftop bars which are open till the wee hours of the morning.
But the best place to be and also one of my favourites is the Times Square. This place has a life of it’s own. It is the pulsating heart of New York. Here you see crowds just standing around, soaking in the magic of the place. The gigantic colourfully lit billboards mesmerise.
Looking around, I am reminded of the words of Alicia Keys song……”these streets will make you feel brand new, the lights will inspire you, let’s hear it for New York”.