8 Reasons Why I Love New York City
Start writing a post

8 Reasons Why I Love New York City

At one point or another in your lifetime, you should live in this city.

8 Reasons Why I Love New York City
Caroline Kiser

I have more than 100 reasons why I am in love with New York but here are just a few to start. I hope one day you will get the opportunity to fall in love with this city like I have.

"New York, may be the city that never sleeps, but that's because there's something in the air that renders sleep useless"

1. New York is alive

There is no other way to describe it. Every time I visit there is always something new. New York offers unprecedented opportunities for craziness. It has an energy like no other city in the world. There’s no other city that could compete with the energy in New York. The fast pace, the buzzing traffic, the hustle and bustle of the people, the 24-hour life, make NYC one of the most vibrant places in the world.

“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” — Tom Wolfe

2. It’s the Concrete Jungle where Dreams are Made

An ordinary day can become an extraordinary experience in a New York Minute.”

No one can deny the excitement of living in the Big Apple, or the fact that anything can happen at any time. New York has all these different sections and each one can feel like an entirely different country

3. The Diversity

One of the city’s greatest attributes is its diversity, and NYC is often thought of as America’s melting pot. About 36 percent of New York’s denizens hail from other countries, and you can hear as many as 800 languages spoken.

4. Opportunities are Endless

New York has everything from the Rockettes, every early morning, noon and late night show, Broadway, 5th Avenue, landmarks and so much more. New York has a way of giving me a feeling that I can accomplish anything I set out to do.

5. Every Holiday in New York is Amazing

New Years, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Christmas tree over the Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink, The 4th of July Firework show over the Hudson, The Halloween parade and many many more events

6. The Food

Being in one city you're able to eat all around the world. There are 8,000 different sit-down restaurants, and any type of food truck that you can think of. Whatever you are craving no matter the hour, you will find exactly what you want. I am pretty sure one could live in New York their entire life and still not eat at every restaurant.

7. The Skyline is Breathtaking

Manhattan’s skyline is world-renowned. It is home to several of the tallest buildings in the world including sky scrapers like the Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center.

8. The Sights to See

Central Park, The Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, The One World Trade Center, Time Square, Grand Central Station, Wall Street, The High line, Rockefeller Center and many more.

New York, The place where you will never run out of things to do, dishes to eat, places to visit, people to meet, or dreams to fulfill. NYC is an ever-evolving city and that is the beauty of being apart of it

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.


Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments