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- 97%Nightlife Lovers
- 92%Art & Design Lovers
- 90%Local Culture
- 73%History Buffs
- 59%Budget Travelers
- 59%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (602)
- New York CityMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Mar 01, 2014
The “Big Apple” is truly a unique metropolis. The financial capital and arguably the cultural capital of the United States, New York was founded as New Amsterdam by the Dutch in 1624, and today has a population of 8 million strong in its five boroughs. Landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building are recognized throughout the globe, while the stocks traded on Wall Street influence bank accounts all over the world. The numbered streets and subway system make getting around relatively easy, and there is always the option of hailing one of the yellow cabs which crowd the streets (few New Yorkers drive). The arts and culture are well represented at museums like the Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and MOMA, with the ballet, symphony and opera seasons at Lincoln Center are top notch. Traces of the turn of the century waves of immigration are still visible on the Lower East Side, a short walk from the deisgner shops in SOHO. One mustn’t forget the impeccably designed Central Park (“Manhattan’s backyard”), the elegance of Grand Central Terminal, or the historic jazz bars of Harlem-and that’s just a beginner’s guide. One of the major icons of New York, the twin towers at the World Trade Center, were destroyed on September 11, 2001. You’ll find food from all over the world from Koreatown to Chinatown to steakhouses and hot dog carts. Immortalized in countless songs and movies, the lure of New York is perhaps best expressed by E.B. White, who wrote, “No one should come to New York to live unless he is willing to be lucky.”
- New York CityMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 04, 2014
Coming for the New York area when I am traveling I meet people all over the world who long for visit the Big Apple. I always tell them the best time of year to visit the city is in the Christmas season! I know it is one of the most popular times for tourists but it really is the best time to see the city (from Thanksgiving through New Years)!
- New York CityMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
Manhattan is beautiful, lively and it makes you feel so tiny but at the sane time that you have the world at your feet. It's made up of an unique mixture of cultures and people that you rarely see anywhere else in the world.
- New York CityMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 23, 2013
The Best City In The WORLD!!! There is nothing you can't find here...
Great Food...Entertainment...Museums...Nightlife...Fashion...NYC Has it all!!
- New York CityMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Feb 01, 2014
I absolutely love New York City! There is always something interesting to do, day or night. There are hundreds of delicious restaurants to try out, and even a slice of pizza at Joe's is delicious. The Met is great to visit, and shopping in SOHO, though dangerous on the wallet, is fun!
- New York CitySep 26, 2013
I've been here for almost a month staying at the Lower East Side, best neighbourhood ever. If you are interested in art and night life this part of the city has a lot to offer, not to mention the proximity to the Soho and Williamsburg through the bridge. I've really enjoyed my time at NYC, hope to visit it again soon.
- New York CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Jan 02, 2014
There are three New Yorks: the one that tourists visit, the one where people work, and the one where people live. I've done all three, and I still think this is the greatest city in the world. It's also pretty dirty, but you tolerate it for all the people who come to New York and feed off its energy.
- New York CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 30, 2013
I can't believe anyone would rate New York less than a 5. This is certainly one of the greatest cities on planet Earth. Not everyone can handle it but everyone should be able to find something here that they really like!
Don't stay in Times Square. Get out and explore. The people are much friendlier than their reputation. The city is very easy to navigate. With some of the lowest crime rates in the city's history, there is very little to fear other than falling in love.
- New York CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Oct 07, 2013
The city that never sleeps. Manhattan is one of those cities that would infect you with its spirit and before you know it, you are fully immersed in the city's grandeur. Some say there are more happenings in Manhattan than any other city in the world. The home of the world famous Time Square, Big Apple, Broadway theater district, Fifth avenue, Metropolitan museum, there is little chance you would run out of stuff to do. Manhattan also boasts some of the best restaurants from the world's cuisines, whether it's Japanese or Malaysian, French or Italian.
- New York CityMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 1Aug 10, 2013
I like Manhattan as it is full of surprises. It is stylish, joyful with fantastic clubs and people. I like buildings, shops and restaurants. I like the atmosphere and the feeling of freedom.
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