“The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, The Capital of the World, The Empire City or New Amsterdam” A city with many nicknames, but with one universally known one: New York City. Many music artists, such as Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys, have dedicated world famous songs to this amazing city and after I visited it for the first time, I know why people talk about this city so much. Find out why I love New York, where I think you should go and some hidden gems I found in this week’s blog!
NYC counts approximately 8,5 million inhabitants on this day, according to the World Population Review. The city is divided in five separate boroughs called: Staten Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Another fun fact: More than 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most diverse linguistic city in the world. Fun fact for the Dutchies: New York was a Dutch colony for over 50 years! (1614-1667)
Enough fun facts of this city. It is time to share a few points why I love the city:
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These are some of the points that made me fall in love with this city. I just love a city where you can walk into almost every street and find something that looks cool, traditional, cosy or trendy, such as an inspirational coffee place or a hidden restaurant. And NYC has that factor. I loved walking around Soho and Greenwich Village, since those neighbourhoods made me forget that I was in a huge city. It gave me the feeling of a village.
Moreover, you can talk for hours and hours about this city and everything it has to offer. The 7 days I was there made me fall in love with the city, and making a return visit definite. Before I let you go I want to share a hidden gem we found (not sure if they are hidden but at least that’s how my girlfriend and I found it). It’s a delicious Indian, located next to ground zero, called Ruchi. After visiting the 9/11 memorial, we went there for lunch. One of the best Indian I had in times, I can guarantee you. We nearly past the place since it looked like a dodgy, old pub or something. Couldn’t be happier that we eventually went in, because it was pact with locals, the food was delicious and the price was really good! If you like Indian; a definite must visit!
I could cautiously say that I could live in New York in the future. However, 7 days might be a little short to truly know this city. What’s your opinion about New York? Have you been there? What did you think? Or have you even lived there? Please share your experiences below and start the conversation!