5 Interesting Tips to Make Your New York Experience More Memorable

5 Interesting Tips to Make Your New York Experience More Memorable

 

Everyone has dreamed of going to the Big Apple, whether to visit as a tourist or to gain residence there. We are so flushed with the idea that we don’t know where to start in listing down things and experience that we want bring home, or to the next place we move to.

And then we get there, and have absolutely no idea where to start, and might even start feeling a little bummed about catching up with the New Yorker’s briskly lifestyle.

So how do you make your stay more memorable? What does New York have to offer to make your visit worthwhile? We list down the ways.

Explore the culture

All right, so there may be more than one way to go about this. Culture is multifaceted, and in a city of eight million people, circulating within buildings of art and towers of glorious histories, where to start might be a hard place to find. Here’s one aspect of it that we can agree to prioritize: food.

New York is teeming of cultures manifested by different cuisines. From all continents of the world to different regions of the United States, nothing is ever underrepresented in its various restaurants, food hubs, kiosks, and even food trucks. Then, if you ever get relatively distant in your foodie adventure, restaurants like American Cut Steakhouse reels you back into a fundamental, American style that’s all too familiar.

Go on a bookworm’s retreat

Whether you love to write or you love to write, New York city has the perfect spots for you. Some of the biggest names in publishing industry – Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, and Hachette – all house their headquarters in Manhattan. The Publishers Weekly as well as the The New York Review of Books also takes root in New York.

In addition, the New York Public Library in New York City contains over 53 million items of reading, making it the fourth largest library in the entire world.

Get to know the people

Despite what you see through movies and TV shows that New Yorkers are always on the go, there still remain some pretty interesting stories and histories about the residents of this city.

To cite, some of the oldest people in the world lives in New York, and the average life expectancy of people living in New York is a little more than 80 years old. That’s a lot of years to hear about and learn from, surely living long and surviving the hard-fought life that is the city makes for a fascinating conversation.

Speaking of conversations, you can have them in any of the eight hundred languages spoken within the state, making it one of the most linguistically diverse places in the world. You can chalk that up to the great amount of immigrants that graced the land.

So strike up a small talk, invited them to lunch and share the best steak in Manhattan, while making good acquaintances. In New York, memories are bound in the people you meet.

See the finer things for cheap

The biggest argument anyone can have staying in New York City is how costly it is. Everything literally has a price. Well, save for a few things that you can still avail and appreciate for cheap, or even for free. For example, you can watch talented comedians at the Comedy Cellar for cheap for once a week, and if you choose the right week as a stroke of luck, you might even see seasoned talents like Jerry Seinfeld, Louis CK, or actors from Saturday Night Live perform onstage.

Cheap becomes free every summer when you go the River to River Festival in Lower Manhattan, where you can watch a variety of theatre, music, and dance without paying even a dime. You can also watch concerts at SummerStage, or the famed performances of Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park, absolutely free of charge.

Consider moving in

Okay, this might be a stretch, but we don’t suggest that you scout for an apartment, pack your luggage, and move to New York right this second. It’s just that, what makes the city that much memorable is the entire experience in itself, both the luxuries as well as the struggles that come with it. The streets are paved with gold, opportunities are abound, and even finding a partner that shares the same passion and drive for success as you are is an adventure – these are the things that would make you want to live in New York. Maybe not the things that would make you stay for good, but the person going out would thank the person who chose to go in the first place.

At the end of the day, it is us who make the memories; it is us who navigate the boroughs of New York in search of a great story to tell. So you better come to and come quick, the city isn’t slowing down for anyone.

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