It seems New York City has inspired more classic songs than any other alpha city. Here are a few to pop on your iPod before you set out on your trip. After a long drive or plane flight, you’ll be glad you had a pick-me-up to keep you excited!
People come from all over the world to experience the atmosphere and energy of New York City, and it doesn’t take long for visitors to realize that NYC thrives with a culture all its own. Below are six of the best ways to experience the culture of The Big Apple.
The infamous “KGB” stands for Komitet (Committee) Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (State Security). You won’t find any of spies upstairs at KGB Bar in the East Village in New York City (at least we hope not), but you might take one look at the interior and expect the lovechild of Jack Kerouac and Lenin to walk in the door and join you for a vodka. Candles, curtains, dim lighting, poetry readings, a chill-out vibe… and of course, propaganda posters and loads of kitsch.
Of the millions of visitors passing through New York City, most consider the World Trade Center site as near the top – if not on top altogether – of their ‘must-see’ list. This September (September 11, 2012 being the target date), the 9/11 Memorial Museum will finally open, allowing patrons to get much closer, emotionally, to the event than just snapping a photo of where the Twin Towers used to be.
New Yorkers love to walk! It’s usually the easiest, and sometimes the fastest, way to get around the city. It’s also the best way to see the city’s never-ending street serenade of sights, sounds, and smells up close. For visitors especially, the city provides endless walking excursions, from winding tree-lined paths through Central Park to historical tours through Greenwich Village. In June 2009, New York City unveiled the first section of its most unique public walking path—The High Line. In June 2011, a second section was opened.
I watched a lot of the Today show when I was a kid. My mom had it on every morning before school, and it’s safe to say that Jane Pauley, Willard Scott and later Katie Couric and Matt Lauer were a large part of my life. I honestly enjoyed Today, and every year, I’d look forward to the Christmas holidays when they’d show the huge tree outside of Rockefeller Center.
New York City is a lot of things—a business and financial hub, the fashion capital of the world, a cultural melting pot—and it is also the location of some of TV’s most famous and instantly recognizable shows and movies. With way too many to count, the New York TV and Movie Sites Tour is the perfect way for film buffs from anywhere to get a firsthand look at where all your favorites were filmed.
America’s New York state is a place of wild beauty and endless activities. But for your trip here, an absolute “must-do” is a 2-Day Tour to Niagara Falls from New York where you get to visit both the American and Canadian sides of these world-famous falls.
The Brooklyn Bridge is an iconic and historic symbol of New York City – but the Manhattan Bridge, often overlooked by visitors and overshadowed by its more famous neighbor down the river, has its own unique history and offers a one-of-a-kind view of the city at night.