What is it about New York?

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21. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Anne! Got it yesterday - you went to so much trouble! Hmm..now what can I send you? *scratching head* ;)

22. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Cool!!! That made it to you pretty fast actually. DO NOT worry about sending me anything...if you do, you will never get travel advice from me EVER AGAIN!

23. Posted by cardb9 (Budding Member 46 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Its the sights and New York is one big sight with loads inlcluded! NYC has been immortalised through TV and Film and when people travel there they are not dissapointed.

Im planning my RTW trip and NYC is gonna be first stop!

24. Posted by globalgirl (Full Member 64 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Yes there is something unique about NYC, particularly as the rest of suburban American becomes more and more homogenous. But did I see someone say NYC is just a bigger Chicago???? That is just not true. There is no US city that is similar to NY. (In fact Tokyo is more like NY than Chicago, in my opinion…)

I must say my own relationship with New York is definitely love-hate. It is a great place, but there are also so many frustrations…like everything else there is a tradeoff. I grew up in a small suburban community on the west coast, and acknowledge on a daily basis what you have to give up to live in NYC – it’s a lot. At the same time, I can’t imagine a better place to be young (and single!) and, for now, can’t imagine not being a New Yorker!

25. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Well, having made it to New York and been completely smitten by it, I thought I'd add to the thread.

We only had three days together, but what a time it was! *dramatic look into the distance*

I LOVE NEW YORK! Ive always had a thing for big cities, but NY just has something different, not better, just different. I will definitely be planning a trip back through the BIG APPLE!

In the short time there, I tried to fit in as many of the sights as possible, and in so doing probably missed out on a few other things, but I tried to savour the atmosphere of the city as much as possible. I think the New Yorkers are a breed apart, definitely. Full of "sass"! but also very helpful.

Central Park was a highlight, and I wish I'd had more time to just sit back and soak it up. I stayed in the East Village, and that was great! Greenwich village, Bleecker St. and Soho were all fantastic.

I could talk for days - loved it. I think you could be anybody you want to be in NY.

26. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Ev!!!!! New York is just.... 6 hours away!!!!! I'll start the teapot... ;)

P.S. So happy to hear you're (finally!) on the road...

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