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What is so special about NEW YORK?

Ok, I've been to the States twice, but I have never been to New York. But everyone always talks so special about that city that never sleeps, that it just "feels" different there than everywhere else...

So, I'm curious. What is it? I would love to read some thoughts from people who live there and also from those who were on vacation there.

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New York is a really nice guy And yeah, it seems he never sleeps and he is different from everyone else, even his way to post here is different, he's a poet, he has a great personality, that's why New York is so special He simply rocks

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my sister says i should not respond because this cant be a REAL question.

new york city is the shit.

# museums per square mile (i would bet that we have more museums than any other city in the world)
the fact that you can get ANYTHING you want at ANYTIME. want tea at 4am? got it. want starbucks at 4am? got it. broke your computer and dont feel like calling india at 4am, you go have a trained specialist look at your computer at 4am if you need it.
the subway NEVER closes. (the only time in the 19 years i have lived in the city i remember the subways closing was during the black-out of 2003. )
most buses run 24/7
we are the only city in the USA to have 4 major accredited zoo's (most of which are open 365 days a year! come on, how many places in the USA can you go to get nose to nose with siberian tigers on Christmas day? )
New York City is a major college town with columbia, nyu and cuny.
new york city has central park (the best known park in the world)
we have a number of major botanical gardens
anything you want you can get.
we have wine courses, flower arranging courses, anything, you name it, we have it.

and the night life. there are bars and clubs abound here.

there are so many free events EVERYDAY here. its hard to keep up.

i could go on. and on and on.

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the shit indeed! but, you forgot the theater district, jigglypuffy... Broadway, Times Squares like duh! all those pretty lights, tall buildings...ice skating in Rockefeller Center... window shopping in 5th Avenue... or shopping in Soho, getting wasted in the village... fine dining in Chelsea, mmmm, and NY hot dogs.. i'm hungry now... *hopping on the Metro North*

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Manhattan was built over a geologic energy line, which is no surprise to anyone who has ever spent time there. It practically vibrates with life. Consider that the city was built around a huge and gorgeous park. Really, there is nothing quite like Central Park.

Add to that the art and theatre and music and great food. The city is stunningly beautiful, and many of the surrounding areas are also interesting and culturally splendid. I love New York!
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I love NYC. I went to visit in May because Im going to college there next year at Fordham University. Its in Queens, but I dont mind. .

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I was surpised when I went there to find out it has more parks than any other city in the world, and that Central Park wasnt even the biggest.

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I am partial to San Francisco and Boston, but New York is the world city. There are only a handful of them on the planet, and this is the capitol of them all. I think it all comes down to food. Paris, of course, has the best cuisine, but New York is one of the finest natural harbours in the world, and the fresh food you get there every day from everywhere in the world is amazing, and food culture is the foundation of all of the rest it has to offer. It's so much more than Manhattan too- if you go, check out Brooklyn and the rest of the boroughs, and take a trip up the Hudson River.Do it- your life will be enriched by the experience!

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the shit indeed! but, you forgot the theater district, jigglypuffy... Broadway, Times Squares like duh! all those pretty lights, tall buildings...ice skating in Rockefeller Center... window shopping in 5th Avenue... or shopping in Soho, getting wasted in the village... fine dining in Chelsea, mmmm, and NY hot dogs.. i'm hungry now... *hopping on the Metro North*
oh my god how could i forgotten that!!!

window shopping?? lol just kidding i cant afford to go inside.

oh yeah i forgot in nyc, for just a few dollars you can live the good life. High Tea at the waldorf=astoria is just $15-$33
Big ice cream for two at the World famous FAO schwartz is just $6
season tickets for the New York WNBA team for just $250 or less.
Broadway tickets for orchestra seats at less than 50% (same day only.)
Most Museums are free one day a week. same for the botanic gardens (i think there are 3 that are at least 15 acres maybe more) also on Wednesdays the 4 zoos and the NY aquarium are free.
Sony offers free movie screenings at its state of the theater. (first, second and even third run movies)
there are free movie screenings all over the city in the summer.
you can take a mini 3 hour cruise around the island of manhattan for $20-$40 bucks.

so many ways for "live the good life" for cheap.

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Iīve been to Hong Kong, Berlin, London a few times and I absolutely adore London which is my fave city but the difference with New York is probably the energy the city has. NY is definetly not the nicest looking city but itīs so full of energy, itīs really amazing.

Plus...doesnīt matter where you are in the city, you make a turn and instantly recognize the building/street/shop from some pop cultural book or movie. You donīt even need to visit the MoMa, Times Square or whatever, itīs already entertaining enough to just sit somewhere and look at the people and everything that happens around you.

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new york is amazing....all you got to know
im from nyc and i went to college in pennsylvania this year and was so newyork-sick it wasnt even funny. I couldnt eat any food there because it was nothin like New York and I just missed everything about the city. Take that job, you will fall in love!

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There is just something about the place. I went in march 2002 and loved it only spent a few days there but loved it. There is some kind of buzz there.

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I am partial to San Francisco and Boston, but New York is the world city. There are only a handful of them on the planet, and this is the capitol of them all. I think it all comes down to food. Paris, of course, has the best cuisine, but New York is one of the finest natural harbours in the world, and the fresh food you get there every day from everywhere in the world is amazing, and food culture is the foundation of all of the rest it has to offer. It's so much more than Manhattan too- if you go, check out Brooklyn and the rest of the boroughs, and take a trip up the Hudson River.Do it- your life will be enriched by the experience!
yep!!!
you are right manhattan is ONLY the beginning. the brooklyn botanical garden is bar none one of the best gardens IN THE WORLD, and its free on tuesdays!! you cant bet that. (i am a member so its free everyday for me but i digress). its cherry blossom festival is THE best outside of japan. as a matter of fact, every year the cherry blossom festival produces the longest lines in the city! of course as a member i get to straight to the front

the brooklyn museum of art is right next door to the BBG, and right behind them is the beautiful prospect park.

oh my god i love this place. i will post some pics i took too.

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NY is da shit . Been there and definately want to go back again.



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