New York City is the cultural capital of the world, and has something for people from all walks of life to enjoy. The best ways to get around NYC are by public buses, trains, and subways run by NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). You can find a bus, train, or subway map at MTA.info.
You can’t miss the specials and sales going around in New York! From Saks Fifth Avenue to Macy’s to any small designer store in Greenwich Village, you can find the best piece of clothing and the prices that will fit into your budget, in no time. New York also has many flea markets, open fairs, and vintage/thrift shops where you can uncover hidden treasures.
New York is home to a melting pot of various nationalities, religions, and ethnic groups. Never been to Italy? The Italian restaurants located in NY’s Little Italy neighborhood can offer you a glimpse. Interested in Mediterranean cuisine? Experience one of New York’s many Mediterranean diners, cafes, and restaurants. Want to try authentic Chinese or Halal food? You got it! New York has something for everyone.
PARKS AND RECREATION
One of the greatest things about NYC is its beautiful outdoor parks. The largest park in NYC is Central Park. Central Park separates the east and the west side of Manhattan, and stretches from 59th St to 110th St. The park includes several lakes, theaters, ice rinks, fountains, tennis courts, baseball fields, playgrounds and other facilities. It is also home to the Central Park Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Other popular places to visit include Chelsea Park and Bryant Park in Manhattan, Flushing Meadows and Corona Park in Queens, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk in Brooklyn, and the Bronx Zoo in the Bronx.
Close to Bluedata are Madison Square Park and Union Square Park. Madison Square Park is located on 26th and Broadway. Union Square Park is located on 14th St and Broadway.
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation offers more information about parks around the city. Please visit them at nycgovparks.org. Click on “Explore Your Park”, then “Find a Park” to find a park near you.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
NYC has many amazing museums to explore. Museums offer not only permanent exhibits, but also many exhibits open for a limited time. Each visit is a unique experience.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in NYC and contains ancient and modern art from across the world. The museum is located on 82nd St and 5th Ave.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) is NYC’s most famous modern art museum. It is located on 53rd St and 5th Ave, with a recommended donation of $20 for adults.
If a museum is not your cup of tea, then why not experience New York’s exciting night life? See a play on Broadway or one of the many off-Broadway shows. Visit a comedy club or see a live taping of a show. New York is home to Radio City Music Hall and to Madison Square Garden. Madison Square Garden has a year-round calendar full of music, sports, and other special events. Like sports? Catch a baseball game at Citifield or Yankee Stadium.
For additional information on NYC’s arts, entertainment and live music events, visittimeoutny.com (NEW YORK CITY – 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW)