Living in New York City

New York City’s (NYC) unique mix of energy, creativity, internationalism, influence, and street smarts makes for one of the great world cities. There are a lot of beautiful places around the world, but one thing I’d like to bring up is the beautiful city of New York.

New York, the state, is located in the Northeastern region of the United States of America. New York, the city, apparently is the most populated city in America with over 8.1 million people, which makes New York as a state rank 3rd in being the most populated state in the United States of America. It also is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States.

Arts, Culture and Fashion

New York City is well known for its world-class fashion and design industries and for having several museums that focus on both classic and modern art. An inspiring center of creative expression, New York City draws aspiring and established artists and their admirers to create and experience a rich array of cultural offerings. For those looking to experience New York’s internationally renowned cultural institutions, the city’s impressive roster of world class venues includes: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, the Guggenheim Museum and Radio City Music Hall.


New York University’s (NYU) Tisch School of the Arts and Columbia University’s Journalism School are highly regarded training grounds for the next generation of digital media makers and storytellers. Famous graduates of the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design nearby Union Square includes Marc Jacobs and Norman Rockwell. Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute is known for its high-ranking schools of interior, industrial, and graphic design and architecture program.

Land of Adventure and Opportunity

Never meant to be experienced from the confines of a cramped apartment, life in New York City always seems to offer up something interesting to see or do, many of which don’t even come with a cost of admission. A trip to the East Village, Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, Union Square, Central Park, or any number of other spots is almost sure to come with a healthy dose of entertainment and inspiration.

Smoking free area

New York City has consistently been at the vanguard of taking measures aimed at improving health and well-being. The city was one of the first to ban smoking in public places, including all bars and restaurants, as early as 2003.

Food, Hotels and Restaurants

The city of New York is home to the world’s best pizzas and fast food establishments. In 2006, the New York City Board of Health voted to adopt the country’s first major municipal ban on artificial trans-fats in restaurant cooking. Since July 2008, NYC restaurants and coffee chains have been required to display calorie counts on their menus. Hotels of different ratings are found everywhere in New York. Two of which are the Hilton Hotel and Trump International Hotel and Tower.


New York is known to be one of the busiest cities in the world. In terms of Business, New York could probably be labeled as one of the corporal yet influential cities due to several business successes in its background. Thus explains the expensiveness.  The city is a long-time leader in a host of creative industries; New York is home to many of the most influential corporations and personalities in old and new media, design, advertising and fashion.

Native Attitude

If New Yorkers are really healthy and maybe even happy, why aren’t they nicer? Visitors to New York can come away feeling the natives are a bit gruff or even rude. On the other hand, many residents would beg to differ that this impression is merely an unfortunate misconception of the natives’ inclination to be direct and relatively unreserved and visitors not enjoying enough quality interaction time to appreciate the endearing upside of New Yorkers’ unabashed frankness.

New York City is called many things from Gotham, The City that Never Sleeps, The Big Apple, and the Empire City, but is best known for being the biggest entertainment and tourist attraction location in the world. From ice-skating at Rockefeller Center to stellar Broadway shows, New York City has something to see and do for all age groups.

This is a guest article from jackson999.


Wer wissen will, wie es ist in New York zu leben, der liest einfach mal mein Buch “Nie wieder New York”!

Das Buch ist >>keine<<< gnadenlose Abrechnung mit der Stadt New York, sondern eine Schilderung unserer lustigen und amüsanten Erlebnisse, die uns dann dazu gebracht haben die Stadt nach zwei Jahren wieder zu verlassen. New York ist und bleibt eine tolle Stadt, aber als Auswanderer sollte man schon ganz gut wissen, was man dort tun möchte, wenn man finanziell nicht auf der Strecke bleiben will. Billig ist sie nämlich definitiv nicht, die Stadt, die niemals schläft. Außerdem verändert sie sich so schnell, dass man nie genau weiß, ob man morgen noch dort wohnen kann, wo gestern alles so wunderschön aussah.

Der Klappentext:

“Mit Leonardo Di Caprio, Tyra Banks oder Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) im Aufzug oder einfach nur auf der Flucht vor Hurricane Sandy. Zwei verrückte Jahre lang haben wir in New York City gelebt und dabei sehr viel Interessantes und Spannendes erlebt. Das “normale” Leben, das man sich vielleicht vorstellt, wenn man als Tourist in diese Mega-City reist, findet in Wirklichkeit nicht statt. Jeder Tag ist anders und jeder Tag ist spannend, aber auch chaotisch und nervenaufreibend. Der Titel des Buches heisst nicht umsonst “Nie wieder New York”.”

Und im deutschen Amazon:

One thought on “Living in New York City

  • In my opinion (and experience) New Yorker are very nice and helpful people. Maybe this depends on the fact that we are from Germany and lived for one year in Spain… 🙂 Compared to the average European people New Yorker are really friendly!

    What's your opinion?

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