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International arts centre, international business centre, Eldorado of the world’s cuisines, melting pot of different races and civilisations… If one had to name the centre of our civilisation today, it would have to be New York. Everything that becomes popular here soon becomes popular everywhere; everything that happens in New York has consequences for the rest of the world.

In numerical terms, New York is mightily impressive. This megalopolis is home to over 8.5 million people – more than in any other state in the US. It’s also the 21st most-populated city in the world. New York is a leader in every international index of economic power and influence. The infamous Wall Street has become the symbol of the city’s economic prowess – this is where the world’s largest companies do most of their stock trading.

New York City - Manhattan after sunset
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  New York City - Manhattan after sunset

The Big Apple is home to the famous Statue of Liberty and some of the world’s very fist skyscrapers. Unfortunately, in 2001, this city became the target of international terrorism. However, more than a decade after the collapse of the twin towers, the city had built one of the world’s tallest buildings in their place – the World Trade Centre.

The neighbourhoods of New York are like separate cities – colourful and unique. Manhattan – the city’s business card – is where you’ll find the tallest buildings and all of the most important business, art and state agencies. This neighbourhood can often be seen in Hollywood films. Panoramic pictures of Manhattan decorate the walls of many business offices and private houses all around the world.

Times Square
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Times Square

Brooklyn, home to over 2.5 million people, is another celebrity of this great city; a real melting pot of different races and cultures, Brooklyn has been very important for American literature, cinema and theatre. It’s also the birthplace of hip-hop music and culture. For many people, Brooklyn, just like Manhattan, is a synonym for New York.

The Bronx is another famous New York neighbourhood – the only one that’s connected to Manhattan on the mainland, rather than the islands. Like the city’s other neighbourhoods, it’s teeming with different cultures and ethnic diversity. The Bronx is perfect for those who love hip-hop, Latin music and the arts.

People buying fruits at a street market in Chinatown
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  People buying fruits at a street market in Chinatown

Queens in Long Island is New York’s largest neighbourhood. It’s home to most of the city’s private houses, as well as the New York Airport. Due to the bay that separates it from the rest of the city, and the lack of attention it receives from the government, Staten Island – the fifth largest neighbourhood in the city – is often called Forgotten New York.

Scattered throughout the city you’ll find many temples and communities of the world’s religions. The mixture of cultures allows the locals to enjoy a huge variety of different cuisines. Here you’ll find many Asian, European, South American and African, as well as international trade-setting restaurants. Offering advice on where to eat in New York is quite difficult, if only for the reason that there are so many great places to choose from. Make sure you watch a few episodes of Anthony Bourdain’s culinary and cultural adventure shows on the Travel Channel before you head out. If he can’t help you make up your mind, no one can.

People enjoying a nice day in Bryant Park
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  People enjoying a nice day in Bryant Park

There is no shortage of fashion, culture, sports and PR events here, so make sure to do your homework before coming – getting hold of tickets to a wonderful music show or an intoxicating exposition could really make your trip an extra special one.

On the other hand, New York cannot be thoroughly explored in just a day or two. Once you arrive, be sure to visit Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and other less intense city neighbourhoods. Take your time and relax in one of New York’s many parks, or take a walk along the coastline. No matter how fast you are, you’re not going to see everything, so why over-exert yourself.

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