A New York State of Mind
By Sean Ritchie | Published on January 2, 2014
A New York State of Mind
A New York State of Mind

Walking through Times Square for the first time is a jaw-dropping experience!

Big cities possess a buzz that can’t properly be described through words. It’s something a person has to feel to truly understand. Many cities believe they have that special aura, but few actually do. New York is one of those cities. No matter how you enter, whether by bridge, tunnel, boat or plane, as soon as you step foot on the cities soil, you feel it. It’s an elevated sense of blissful chaos.

Everything seemingly speeds up. People walk faster (if you don’t speed up or get to the side, you risk getting run over) and taxi cabs weave in-and-out of traffic at a frantic pace (yes, the yellow ones don’t stop).

New York has a way of putting you in your place, with countless skyscrapers forming the world’s most iconic skyline towering above you. Billboards advertising everything imaginable cover the city and neon lights flash throughout, adding to the grandeur.

Once you get through the initial shock of controlled mayhem, and you take a minute to stop, sit back and watch everything unfold, you’ll see New York’s extraordinary beauty. The concrete jungle’s foundation of exceptional history, evident in the innumerable landmarks, elevates the cities vibe and is etched into the fabric of the population.

A New York State of Mind

Escape the hustle and bustle for a moment, stroll through Central Park and visit the Gapstow Bridge!

It would be a daunting task to list all the sights, but from Times Square to Grand Central Station, Central Park’s Gapstow Bridge to the Empire State Building, there is something to see around every corner. Each of New York’s five boroughs really do possess their own sense of pride and bring their own flair, creating an truly eclectic culture.

New York City could very well be foodie heaven as well. Five-star restaurants, hole-in-the-wall eateries cooking homemade recipes, diners and pizza parlor’s (you can’t visit New York without tasting the pizza) line the streets. Any type of food can be found at any hour of any day.

“The City that Never Sleeps” at this point may sound cliche, but it’s real. Past round-the-clock food, the nightlife never ends; you can actually party 24/7/365. That inescapable buzz is present at any hour, with people filling the streets. It really is remarkable.

The entertainment is incredible. This is the home of Broadway, some of the world’s greatest sports franchises and Madison Square Garden. There are more options than you could ever hope to pack into one trip, and thats okay. Whether you’ve never been to New York, visited a few times or were born and raised under the bright lights, there’s always a longing to see and see more.

A New York State of Mind

You’ll feel New York’s vibe catching a game at Madison Square Garden!

About The Writer
Sean Ritchie

By: Sean Ritchie | Published on January 2, 2014

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