New York City is a skyscrapers paradise. According to the Encyclopedia of New York City, there would be about 860,000 buildings in Gotham. Including some of the highest buildings in the world! One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s sixth-tallest. The Empire State Building stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years after its completion and is still with 102 floors the third highest building in NYC; the famous 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home to Top of the Rock, only ranks 17th on the list of world’s tallest buildings.
There are three airports serving New York City: LaGuardia, Newark and JFK, and many options to commute to and from each. Although the planning can sometimes appear to be a bit overwhelming, we promise that the process will run smooth as long as you do a small amount of planning beforehand. Here are our recommendations to start your NYC experience with no stress.
Harlem will celebrate this year the 100th anniversary of its golden era: the Harlem Renaissance. Let us go back in time to look at the storied past and transformation of our most beloved NYC neighborhood! Before it became a Manhattan neighborhood, Harlem was actually a village named Nieuw Haarlem, named by the Dutch. It has ever since kept its independent spirit and its own culture, feeling like an entire new world from the rest of Manhattan. Read on to explore the riveting evolution of the Harlem neighborhood through the Harlem Renaissance.
New York City is known for its spirit, its bright lights and bustling atmosphere, its melting pot of cultures and its vast array of food options from around the world and back again. It’s the heart and soul of global cuisine; whatever craving has got your tongue, you will not be left with a growling stomach. If you’re looking for some comfort, a little Soul Food is definitely the answer. Here’s all you need to know about our favorite kind of food!
It is very easy to get caught up in the glitz and the glam of the New York City lights and action. Of course when visiting, you want to be sure that your experience lives up to the expectations that are engraved in you based on the vibrant images that movies, TV-shows and songs that have painted in your mind. What visitors often overlook, however, are the tourist traps that will pave their way way. And all the discounted or free things that can be sought out to keep the budget on track. Here are our advice and also some etiquette tips to make the most out of your New York City vacation.