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  • Greater New York CityCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Keane
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    5 Aug 06, 2013

    "Sometimes a kind of glory lights up the mind of a man. It happens to nearly everyone. You can feel it growing or preparing like a fuse burning toward dynamite. It is a feeling in the stomach, a delight of the nerves, of the forearms. The skin tastes the air, and every deep-drawn breath is sweet."

    In John Steinbeck's, "East of Eden," dreamer Adam Trask is blessedly burdened by his infatuation for Cathy Ames, a deceptive woman with an agenda other than his love. And whatever conviction he held in his dreaming, he held true despite her apathy. And he did great things in her name and attributed them to her, his muse, before she left him.

    "Whatever Cathy may have been, she set off the glory in Adam. His spirit rose flying and released him from fear and bitterness and rancid memories. The glory lights up the world and changes it the way a star shell changes a battlefield."

    And while we can attribute glory to external inspiration, it would be a shame not to attribute the glory to our own potential... that the inspiration only drew out what was inside of us all along. Because, if the inspiration should ever leave us, we can find comfort in knowing it was only a clever device to get us going.

    "Then a breeze would move her bright hair, or she would raise her eyes, and Adam would swell out in his stomach with a pressure of ecstasy that was close kin to grief."

    That New York City stands as the greatest city in the world is unquestionable (though one may still regard one's present home as more livable or loved). Historic. Modern. Tragic. Hopeful. A sort of glory of humanity, a monument for civilization's sins, successes and squanders. It inspires the best out of anyone with the willingness to look.

    And whatever it is that inspires a man to come here, whether he finds it or not, he can be certain he'll leave with something satisfactory:

    Conviction and glorious dreams of a better future, and newfound inspiration with himself.

    "'A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome...

    And I was not afraid anymore.'"

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFoodiesHistory BuffsNightlife Lovers
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  • Greater New York CityPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    5 Aug 05, 2013

    New York is the center of the universe. It's a big dump, but people tolerate it for all the other cool people there. It's weird how that works out.

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    Ed Salvato
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    5 Aug 02, 2013

    New York Pride is really the daddy of all Prides because it all started here at Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. Thank you, riotous drag queens who just had it up to their bouffant wigs with police harassment. I mean, Judy Garland had just died! Main parade and activities: June 28; Info: http://www.nycpride.org/

    Insider tip: Stake out a spot on 5th Ave at around 24th or 25th Street and pack water and sunscreen. The parade is 5 hours long. This spot puts you close to a lot of gay bars to the west in Chelsea.

    Recommended venue: Stay at a Kimpton Hotel. We love the Eventi on 6th Ave at 30th. It’s close enough to gay fun to walk but far enough to escape. http://www.eventihotel.com/

    Recommended for:LGBT
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    Janelle Mims
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    4 Jun 03, 2013

    In some ways, NYC is the real life equivalent of Never Never Land; with so many things to do at all times of the day and night, it's an adult's playground. The vibrancy of this city can make you feel absolutely invincible on some days, and absolutely drained on others. The statement "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere" is oh, so true.

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    Steve Hunter
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    5 May 25, 2013

    The greatest city in the world hands down... The Rome of the modern world. The food, the nightlife, the museums, culture from all the worlds cultures and the greatest mix of people from every country, faith, race in the world living, loving, partying and working together

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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    5 May 17, 2013

    New York City is a microcosm of the world. Every culture is represented here, and usually within a 5 block radius. Essentially, experiencing New York City is an opportunity to connect with all walks of life, to explore and breathe in diversity.

    I am the luckiest little lady in the world because I get to represent NYC for Gogobot! Please follow me on my foodie, shopping, lounging, lodging and boozing adventures. Stay tuned for exciting events and giveaways! Do not hesitate to message me with any feedback you may have.

    ✈ ♥ JLC

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    John Lawrence
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    Who am I to review New York?! It's obviously a place that everyone who *can* visit *should* visit at least once. Nothing like it on the planet!

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  • Greater New York City
    Nicolas Fulton
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    New York City is truly one of a kind... its a world within a world. There's enough culture and variety in this city to captivate you for a lifetime. There's never a dull moment in this city and there's always a party ready to welcome you any time of day or night.

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    Robertino
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    "The City that doesn't sleep."..... One of most beatiful place to visi in the world.....
    When you stay there it seems to be always on a "movie", there's something special in this city...... Highly reccomended!

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    Madison Gates
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    Hands down, New York City has everything that you could ever want in a city. The best eats, great theater, celebrity sightings, amazing music, the list can go on and on.

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    Alisha Golden
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    This place is great for a coffee, a glass of wine, and a meal made with love- ask Sarah ( the chef) her recommendations and be sure to leave wowed!

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  • Greater New York City
    Walden Hudson
    3 Apr 08, 2013

    NYC is an amazing place. There's no way around that. You can find ANY kind of food imaginable, and so much contrast. You can go from the hustle and bustle of Times Square to the pristine peace of Central Park in a matter of minutes. There is every opportunity in the world here.I don't recommend living here for very long though. The city has a way of dragging you into a routine that makes you just stop noticing and caring about all of the amazing things this place has to offer. It does this very quickly too. Great place to move to to change up your life and follow some dreams, but keep open to other places. After a year and a half I was already wanting to move along to somewhere different.

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    David Handler
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    After living there , and working there for decades, it is always the best place to visit and discover something new!

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    Paul Saunders
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    I'm a little bias as I grew up an hour and a half outside of NYC and also lived there. What is not to love about this city. Whatever you want to do is right at your finger tips (museums, restaurants, sports, monuments, parks, etc).

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    Ryan Robbins
    5 Apr 08, 2013

    There's nowhere quite as amazing as the city that never sleeps! I'm proud to say I was born here.

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  • Greater New York CityPro 2014
    MK
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    4 Apr 08, 2013

    A city that spoils you for almost all other cities. Food, culture (art, music, dance, theater), fashion - and it's all so conveniently located. A friend from Boston was once visiting, and we had dinner after going to the theater - she was stunned that not only were restaurants open at 10 p.m. on a Thursday night, they were still pretty full. Yep, you can get pretty much anything you want or need here, except possibly a spacious apartment for a really good rent, excellent Mexican food and, until Trader Joe's moved in (thank God!) good groceries at a good price:-) Not only do you not need a car here, you won't want one - a car is a hindrance rather than a help and pretty much unnecessary (if you ever really need to drive, you can always rent a zip car).

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    Truc Nguyen
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    5 Apr 03, 2013

    I love NYC! Must go at least once in your life! Then, you would want to come back again and again! There's so much to eat here, see here, and learn here!

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  • Greater New York City
    Dennis Janssen
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    5 Apr 01, 2013

    What can you say about New York that hasn't been said before? well, for me it's just that if I wouldn't have a family, I would try everything to live and work there. Next to Amsterdam, absolutely the best city in the world!!!!

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    Kevin Lu @sweatengine
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    5 Feb 21, 2013

    The dynamic, ever-changing New York City is always different for everyone. And there is nothing I can say about it that hasn’t been said already. But I think that’s the most beautiful part about New York City – it’s always open for us to extract exactly what we want from it at any given moment. The city isn’t imposing, restricting, nor judging. I live in New Jersey. But when I’m on the streets of New York, I’m at ease. I feel welcomed and invited. As someone who often looks at Manhattan from afar, I highly recommend you to take a trip to the outer boroughs of New York City, or New Jersey at night for Manhattan’s skyline. It is one of the most spectacular light shows in the world.

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    Viviana Nieto Torres
    5 Jan 09, 2013

    The Greater New York city, what not to love about it, the wonderful lights, from the bridges, the seaport, the lights of the Empire Buildings. The glamorous Times Square. The Restaurants, the Shows, movie theaters, well everthing is so beautyful and wonderful. Let's not forget the weather,Everthing is good 0f New York.

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New York City has something to offer just about anyone, whether your taste is the obscure and eclectic or classic, apple pie-and-baseball Americana. The five boroughs feature five distinct characters. A quick glance reveals the bustle and sophistication of Manhattan, fire-fighters and policemen living the family life in Staten Island, a tough urban character and baseball in the Bronx, Greek and ... read more
Hispanic neighborhoods of Queens, and the cheeky hipsters, flourishing art scene, and brownstones in Brooklyn. Take the time to look a little deeper and the subtleties of each borough shine even brighter...whether you prefer a Russian feast in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach following by a dip in the sea at Coney Island, or an authentic Chinese meal in Flushing, Queens, the tastes and sounds of the world are quite literally at your fingertips for the price of a roundtrip subway fare.

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