New York, New York. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. Frank Sinatra famously sang “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” And as Jay-Z sang, it still rings true today. The city’s intractable spirit, unswayed by the tragedy of 9/11, continues to lure visitors in droves. New York is America’s financial capital and one of the world’s great cultural (and shopping) centers. It is home to 150 world-class museums and more than 20,000 restaurants featuring every cuisine imaginable. When most tourists think of New York City, they are only thinking of Manhattan; but the city has five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan. Each of them has something unique to offer and it would be a shame to miss out.
It’s called the “city that never sleeps” for a reason. Don’t expect your visit to be a walk in the park (though a visit to Central Park is a must!), but remember that in New York, anything is possible.