Whether you are visiting New York first time, or you are an old friend of this city, there are different places here that will entice, excite, and elate you. The New York of today’s times still tightly grasps the promise of the American Dream of yesterday. This is the reason that millions of people from all over the world come into this city in seek of their perceptible passion that could be found nowhere else. It is also a commendable fun place which you could ever visit.
New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which are having its own exceptional quirks and qualities. Manhattan, which is an elongated island is divided into numerous districts. It is the conventional place which the people of New York tend to think that when they could picture the city.
However, there are chances for you that you have seen the Hollywood version of Manhattan, there is nothing that you could ever see it up close. You can check out trendy bohemian SoHo or TriBeCa for great shopping opportunities. Lower Manhattan is the home to Wall Street which is the World Trade Center site.
It is the departure point for the ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Midtown is the place for finding glowing Times Square, the theater district (Broadway and beyond), and the iconic Empire State Building. Attractions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, and the zoo of it are located in Uptown.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough and is popular for the galleries, historic Coney Island, and music venues. This burgeoning area used to enjoy an eclectic mix of suburbanites, immigrants, and artists. Besides it being two of the region’s airports, Queens is the home to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and Citi Field of Mets which is known for hosting the U.S. Open.
While when you are in the Bronx, perhaps you are about to do one of the two things: visiting Yankees game or Bronx Zoo. Staten Island, the most suburban of the boroughs is a predominantly residential area. The best way for getting to this place is by ferry, which used to boasts some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline.
Most people have a belief that New York City is known as the food capital of the world. Whether or not you go to purchase this food, but almost every restaurant in the city will make efforts to prove it to you. You can try one of the local joints on the Row of Restaurants, like in gritty Little Korea at Si-RA, Hour Glass Tavern or B. Smith’s, or in true New York City fashion at the original Ray’s Pizza on Prince Street.
The oldest in the city is the Katz’s Deli on Houston Street, and it is the only one that still hand cuts their pastrami and corned beef. The River Cafe in Brooklyn is a kind of romantic candle for an upscale treat that lit a floating barge serving American Nouveau cuisine. Are you in search of a room for dessert? Head to 3rd Avenue for a sweet treat at the Candy Bar of the Dylan.
New York is facilitated by three large airports along with the major airline carriers with flights that are going and coming to just about every corner of the world. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is the airport that is used most widely by the people and it is located in the east of the city within the borough of Queens.
Ninety airlines used to operate out of JFK, as JFK is a major international hub for numerous carriers along with being the gateway for international travel to the U.S. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). JFK is located just outside the city in Newark. New Jersey is known for having three terminals and it caters to both international and domestic travel.
Most of the time Newark and JFK will serve with similar flights. But, because of the location of the airport, a flight out of or into Newark will generally be cheaper. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is a smaller airport in the city that is located on Long Island. It serves a huge range of domestic flights which includes some Canadian destinations.
It can be an adventure in itself to get around New York City. Manhattan is laid out in a grid, with numbered streets that are running east and west and avenues that are running north and south. There is not a single way for seeing the city than to walk it for short distances downtown. There are buses, taxis, and the subway for everything else.
The New York subway is easily the best way for travelling around the city. It used to run 24 hours a day and it also having a flat rate of $2.25 for each way, which is regardless of the distance that is traveled. In every station, you can buy MetroCards in the vending machines. These are the only acceptable form of payment for riding the subway. Each line here is identified by either number of letters (you can ignore the colors) and free maps which are served at manned token booths.
New York City is known for having a humid-continental climate. It experiences all four seasons with crisp, hot summers, and dry autumns, mild and rainy springs, and cold winters. As it is being an insomniac city, is always something that is going on, and therefore it has no real “best” time for visiting.
Summertime is very big on Al Fresco for entertainment and dining. The performing arts season used to reach the height of it in autumn. Springtime is very beautiful in the city parks. And there is not a single better place for enjoying the holiday season than NYC. From Radio City to the Rockefeller Center, the city is having a nonstop party in the months of winter, and the prices of the hotel tend to skyrocket. Are you in search of a bargain? Mid-January to early April will have the best rates.