Reasons To Be Thankful For Living In NYC
The holidays can be stressful. Between getting gifts and making last minute plans to see family and friends, or even searching the housing market for affordable apartments, it can be tough to find time to de-stress and relax. But, it's important to keep things in perspective. We live in New York, the greatest city in the world. Practically nowhere else can one take a walk through the park, go to a historic museum, and make it home for Thanksgiving dinner. Before Thursday, let's look at some of the reasons why we should be grateful for being New Yorkers.
Sure, homemade meals, especially around this time of year, are delicious and can be made anywhere. But what if you’re feeling adventurous? Or maybe need a change of scenery? Look no further than the various cuisines that make up New York City eateries. In Manhattan alone there are over 24,000 restaurants. When you realize that they encompass a span of just over 13 miles, it makes it all the more impressive. In addition, there is food here that you can’t find anywhere else (at least done right). Crazy thing is they don’t even begin to scratch the surface of what is available to residents of the Big Apple.
Central Park is the oldest and most recognized park of them all, and it’s not hard to see why. Finished in 1857 by famed architect Frederick Law Olmsted, this beacon of nature in the heart of the city takes up over 843 acres, right in the heart of Manhattan. The construction itself is impressive; long standing statues and picturesque bridges and paths help guide New Yorkers and the millions of tourists who come to the city every year. Inside this historic landmark are amusement rides, a zoo, playgrounds, boat rides, and a number of other attractions that keep even the most tenured New Yorker surprised every now and then. Another reason why Central Park is so great is the effect it has on the city. Next time you need to relax, take a stroll through this amazing park that makes a work day in Manhatttan feel a bit more ‘concrete’ than ‘jungle.’
There’s nothing that can make most city residents feel as knowledgeable as a day in one of New York’s famed museums. For those who are feeling artistic, you’ll want to check out The Met, the Moma, or the Guggenheim whereworks from Van Gogh to Picasso can be seen displayed. If you’re seeking a more educational experience, the Museum of Natural History and New York Historical Society are very much worth a visit. Regardless, the city has made a name for itself as a beacon for the arts and culture. There are just over 100 museums in NYC so residents will have a hard time not finding a way to learn about something new.
New York is the greatest city on earth and that wouldn’t be possible without all of the people that get up early in the morning and work together to help make this city a better place everyday. Considered by most the financial capital of the world, home to some of the best educational institutions in the world, and the always growing list of great things to do between the day and evening adds up to something that is unlike any other city.
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