New York City is a truly unique place – there's nothing quite like it. A lot of people across the U.S. and worldwide have a visit to New York City on their bucket list, but I'm lucky enough to stay here every day. I've gotten to learn so much about the city just from spending all my time here, and it's truly an incredible place. Here are five reasons why I love it:
1. It truly never sleeps.
I've gotten everything from deli sandwiches to pizza to empanadas at 1am. I've taken pictures in Times Square at midnight that look like they were taken in daylight. Even late at night, or in the early hours of the morning, the subways can get you anywhere you need to go. The nightlife in the city is unrivaled anywhere else.
2. It's easy to get places.
For a $2.75 swipe, you can ride from the northernmost part of the Bronx to the far corners of Brooklyn. The subways can take you anywhere in the city at any time. They're one of the most convenient resources this city has, and they facilitate traveling and exploring. There's no need for a car in this city; just swipe in and listen to music, read a book or zone out until you get to your stop.
3. It has a little bit of everything.
People from all corners of the world come to New York, and the city reflects that. It's a true melting pot, full of vibrant cultures that bring a little bit of their part of the world here, while coexisting with everyone else. The city would not be the same without its diversity of culture and experience.
4. It's an artist hub.
New York is one of the best places to see any form of art, and it has inspired countless artists. It's full of museums, ranging from ancient to modern art. It has Broadway, one of the most iconic theater districts in the world. It's almost always a tour destination for musicians, whether they're a small indie band or they fill out Madison Square Garden. Even the streets and subways are full of murals and musicians. The arts in New York City are one of its most important features.
5. It embraces weird.
No matter what happens in this city, New Yorkers have seen weirder. We have everything, from an annual no-pants subway ride to an entire museum dedicated to sex. We're home to pizza rat. Here, it's common to run into bizarre people or situations, and no one questions it. It's one of the many beautiful things about this city.