“I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps," Frank Sinatra once said. New York is that city.
It's always on, always moving and always evolving. That's one of the reasons NYC is so great; it never stays the same.
There are also a ton of benefits in calling New York City "home." Here are the best things about living in NYC:
Central Park Benches in NYCwww.flickr.com
Not only is the city itself extremely walkable and walker-friendly, it offers Central Park to get lost in greenery and nature.
Celebrity SightingsLeonardo Dicaprio Reaction GIF by Once Upon A Time In HollywoodGiphy
It's always worth keeping your eyes peeled because you never know who you'll cross paths with or see from a distance.
Chinatown in Manhattanen.wikipedia.org
To truly appreciate everything NYC has to offer, you need to venture into its various neighborhoods. This is where you'll experience all kinds of cultural hits, from food to entertainment.
Small Ponds in the Big City
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The big city can be overwhelming at first, but once you find your "small ponds" - based on your interests - you'll meet the right people and you'll find the right places to socialize.
Always Something Going On
Broadway Shows in NYClive.staticflickr.com
Bored is not really an acceptable word around here. There's always something going on in the city.
You Can't Get Lost
NYC 23rd and Broadwaypxhere.com
Manhattan's grid-based street system makes it nearly impossible to get lost.
Touristy Stuff For Visitors
The Empire State Building
If you ever have friends or family visiting from out of town, it's easy to set up some sights that they'll really appreciate.
Joe's Pizza, Greenwich Village, NYCcommons.wikimedia.org
From family-owned diners to pizzerias that go back generations, there is plenty of great food to go around in NYC.
MTA and I Love NY campaignwww.flickr.com
Locals may curse it from time to time, but the public transit system gets you around just about anywhere at a reasonable price.
Apartment windows, Charles Street at 7th Avenue, Greenwichwww.flickr.com
Once a price is set, it remains the same, year after year after year.
Proximity to World Class Venues
Madison Square Gardenwww.honorguard.af.mil
Being nearby world-famous Madison Square Garden and other premiere sights & venues isn't so bad. It's a nice benefit of living in NYC and another opportunity to experience all the best it has to offer.
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