Living in New York for a Month
Visiting the Big Apple for a few weeks is a great way to get acquainted with the top sights, like the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the High Line, Lincoln Center, and the Brooklyn Bridge — but for a truly memorable stay, nothing beats a full month in the city. Just as New York is a destination unlike any in the world, a month in New York is a one-of-a-kind experience. Here’s what living in the city is really like.
Living in a city of nine million people truly feels like an adventure. There are thousands of events happening each week, large and small, from parades, fairs, and festivals to concerts and theatrical productions. Even riding the subway can bring performances by mariachi bands, barbershop quartets, and hip-hop dancers. When you live in New York, you learn to expect the unexpected.
New Yorkers pride themselves on being both opinionated and open-minded, and it’s quite common to hear people sharing their thoughts on political and social situations. When you live in New York, you learn to listen to others’ points of view, whether you’re reading political flyers in a subway station or stopping to sign a stranger’s petition.
There are so many ways that New Yorkers express their creativity, and if you’re a creative person yourself, you’ll gather plenty of inspiration during your one-month stay. Along with encountering the aforementioned buskers and street performers, you’ll find a rich visual-arts scene, on show at renowned NYC museums, and plenty of public art and street art, like installations, outdoor sculptures, and murals.
Living in New York acquaints you with hundreds of different cuisines: New York-style pizza, tacos, pad thai, banh mi, ramen, momos … The more time that you can venture outside of your Manhattan neighborhood, perhaps to farther-flung enclaves and neighborhoods such as Jackson Heights and Arthur Avenue, the more you can fill up on these and other delicious dishes.
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