New york, Here I come

New York City is also known to many as “The Big Apple”,has five “boroughs”; Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island all connected by a series of bridges, subways, trains and ferry systems. “The City That Never Sleeps” according to Frank Sinatra 1979 hit “New York, New York”


Since late 90' NYC is among the safest cities in the world welcoming over 40 million tourists every year. It's climate includes blustery winters, a beautiful spring, warm summers and colorful autumns with plenty to do indoors and outside (Central Park).


The City was settled in 1625, sits on the southern most part of the great state of New York and is the most populous and densely populated city in the United States. NYC ids the home to the United Nations, and the city boasts over 8.2 culturally diverse residents within an area of 322 sq. miles and is an economic, financial, commerce, cultural, sporting, tourism and media hub. The New York Metropolitan area is considered New York City – Northern New Jersey – Long Island and has a population in excess of 18 million people.


Without a doubt, the best way to explore New York is on foot. It does not matter the neighborhood you're exploring, you'll get a better sense of it by wandering around. You can see the architecture, taste the local food in the deli's and cafés, and just wonder around with the locals. New York grid system makes it hard to get lost for more than a few blocks and you might find that the New Yorker (in case he or she knows english) can be helpful with directions.


The days when New York's subways were dangerous are long gone. Now, the city's network of underground trains is the most efficient and safevway to get around. (City buses are equally cheap, but can take forever to navigate through traffic, especially crosstown.) The subway is over 100 years old. Still, $2 gets you to almost any neighborhood in Manhattan or the outer boroughs, and lines that service the most popular destinations are generally clean, with maps and signs that clearly state where you're going. Thw subway gets crowdy during rush hours and the rush and the push is all around you. Still, it is worth it