Introduction to New York
Ever since Frank Sinatra sang about wanting to be a part of it, "New York, New York", every man and his tiny little dog has followed suit. Packing up their lives and dreams and moving into the most populous city in the States.
A global power city with a firm grasp on popular culture, New York truly is the city that never sleeps. You can walk for days and still not see everything. Stand still and be exhausted by the buzz of it all. But such is the charm of New York City - a big, juicy apple that everyone wants a bite of.
And for every person who doesn't live there, there's someone who is dying to go. Around 7.6 million people per year, to be precise. All up, the gridded streets and dingy subway can get quite crowded, but it's all part of the experience. That and the Statue of Liberty sightings, neighbourhood hopping and hotdog devouring.
As far as American culture is concerned, New York has contributed a lot. Without it there would be no famous Broadway shows, no hip-hop, no ice-cream cones and no "Sesame Street". The horror! Luckily, New York is the real deal. Loud, proud and waiting for you to be a part of it.