New York City has always been an East Coast gem. It's known as the fashion capital, the home of the five boroughs and "The Big Apple" where anything can happen. But, as someone who is from out of state, here are my five favorite parts:
1. Park Slope, Brooklyn
One of the less busier parts of NYC is Park Slope, Brooklyn. The pizza is fantastic, everything is in walking distance, and there are places such as Prospect Park, food co-ops and International School of Brooklyn.
2. Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
Located a few blocks from Times Square is Rockefeller Center. Whether you're visiting in the winter and seeing the humungous Christmas tree, or climbing to the top to experience the "Top of the Rock" to see the city from above, this is a great place to be. This location also contains an ice rink and it is truly a good time with whoever you are with!
Queens is one of the five boroughs that I have only been to a handful of times, however it has made a huge impact on me. I find the community, especially Glendale, to have a sort of ambiance that no other borough has. To me, Queens has great bagels, and a small street that parallels a retired railroad track, apparently perfect for watching a sunset.
4. American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan
This is a museum that I could visit a hundred times over. It is huge and filled with a wide variety of sections that contain extended amounts of information. Aside, it is located right in Theodore Roosevelt Park, which is next to Central Park.
5. New York Philharmonic, Manhattan
Often performing at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the New York Philharmonic is always a must-see. The orchestra is talented and the music is invigorating. It is truly an experience everyone should be able to attend, musically inclined or not.
The city is huge and there are many other places that I have enjoyed. Nonetheless, these are some of my favorite places in NYC and if you get a chance, I highly recommend each one!