The Statue of Liberty. People hurriedly going through Wall Street. Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Park. Rude people and bored cab drivers. Broadway shows’ extravaganza. The Empire State Building. Manhattan. Mets and Yankees Fans. The most exciting nightlife. Crowded streets, insufferable traffic and perpetually busy people filling their bodies with tobacco and coffee. The universe of New York looks astonishingly diverse, ranging from homeless people struggling for their basic rights to rich celebrities driving in limousines.


New York is famous for its chaotic lifestyle and the skyscrapers invading the skyline. It’s one of the favorite locations for movies or TV shows, with about 250 television pictures being made each year in the Empire State. Seinfeld, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Sesame Street, Sex and the City and many others speak about the life in the New York City. The rudeness of its people is so famous that New-Yorkers get scared if a person is nice to them. Everything costs more in New York, starting with outrageous prices for rent or fortunes spent during a night at the club. Locals seem to already know affordable places for shopping or hanging out and leave the pricey spots for clueless tourists.


Besides the globally-renowned landmarks, try finding out more about the state. Fort Ticonderoga, for example, has passed its 2000th birthday. The Clinton Castle was built two centuries ago. Don’t forget the Apollo Theater, Grand Central Terminal, the Vanderbilt Mansion, the Boldt Castle, the Brooklyn Bridge or the State Capitol. Many tours offer you the chance to get acquainted with the artistic scene here or the historic sites. The Metropolitan Museum and MoMa represent two of the most famous museums worldwide. Don’t forget the Guggenheim Museum, with its large collection of modern art and splendid architecture. For some fresh air, go to Brooklyn’s Botanical Garden or to Riverside Park. If you’re religious, you must go to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest Catholic church in the US.


Chris Harrison is a content writer and editor from New Caledonia. He is currently managing Oneunionone which is based in North Carolino. Before founding the website, he was a full time editor in New York USA.