There are so many cool neighborhoods in New York that you don’t even know where to start! To make your choice a little easier, I’ve summarized our favorite hotspots in the Big Apple – you should definitely visit these parts of the city.
It’s that time again: Christmas is just around the corner and the great search for the perfect gifts begins. If you want to make your shopping trip special, here are the best tips for the infamous Christmas shopping in New York!
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is as complex and sometimes contradicting a structure as the city itself. In some respects, the NYPD is already a myth that has shaped the image of New York worldwide through film and TV. 51,000 people work for the NYPD, including 34,000 uniformed workers.
The firefighters in New York are arguably the only people nearly every resident likes. Long before their heroic mission on September 11, 2001, in which 343 of them lost their lives in the fire of the World Trade Center, the New Yorkers gave them the flattering name “New York’s Bravest”.
Like everywhere else in the world, Covid also meant that many shops in New York had to close. It is particularly sad when companies with a long tradition going under. Here are five companies that were New York veterans and, unfortunately, ended their existence.
Many couples get married in New York because it enables a different type of wedding – without the usual pressure and stress. New York is the ideal city to experience this very special day: It is crazy, fast, and colorful at the same time, but also incredibly romantic. We believe a wedding should be relaxed and fun in the style of New York.
According to a study by the American Academy of Science, no city in the world produces more garbage than New York – over 30 million tons per year!
Central Park West is one of New York’s most exclusive residential streets….
Street Art is an art form that is associated with New York like no other city. But if you want to see underground trains full of graffiti, you are a little late – they have hardly existed since the 1990s. Street art that is unsolicited on house walls, passageways, or shop bars is also in short supply.
In many of Manhattan’s venerable, exclusive residential buildings, you can’t just buy an apartment. No, if you want to live here, you have to acquire shares in a cooperative that entitles you to do so. The whole thing is called “Housing Cooperative” or “CoOp” for short.
That there are many rich people in New York, who live in species that the normal citizen can hardly imagine, is known. But how is that actually concrete? Where and how do people who can choose it? Here is an overview.
The house at 190 Bowery is located on the corner of Bowery and Spring Street in Manhattan’s trendy Nolita district – a building covered with graffiti. It was covered with old, partly sloping posters and the entrance was through a massive wooden door that was secured by an iron fence. Behind the building, which passers-by often cannot figure out, hides one of the most interesting stories in New York real estate history.
There is a story about a New Yorker who is released from prison after 20 years and finds Manhattan so changed that he no longer recognizes it. The feelings people have towards this constant renewal are mixed – it symbolizes vitality, but also a kind of rootlessness, the loss of reference points.
The 222 Bowery building was completed in 1884. At the time, the area was teeming with cheap pubs, shelters, homeless people, and prostitutes. The first tenant was the Young Men’s Institute, a forerunner of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association).
Hardly any other city has as much to offer in terms of rock history as New York. We take a look back at the legendary clubs and halls of the 1960s and 1970s. This is where trends began and where many stars started their careers.
Probably the first European to see the area where New York stands today was the Florentine explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. During an expedition with the aim of finding a western route from Europe to Asia, he anchored here with his La Dauphine on April 17, 1524, and continued his journey the next day.
After the Nazis came to power in Germany, people of “German origin” living abroad were encouraged by the Nazi government to found civic groups in order to spread “German virtues” and become politically active for the Third Reich. On March 19, 1936, one of the best-known organizations of this kind was founded in the USA, the ‘Amerikadeutsche Volksbund’ (German American Bund) – an ‘association of patriotic Americans of German descent.
New York has a collection of world-class museums, unlike any other city. Be it the Metropolitan, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the list went on and on. The metropolis is a hub of the international art trade and the highest quality creations are for sale in the galleries. In auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, paintings and sculptures are auctioned that sometimes sell for millions.
From brightly colored autumn leaves to idyllic boat trips on long summer days. The well-known holiday region in the state of New York has a lot more to offer and will keep you on your toes at any time of the year. The offer ranges from skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in winter to hiking and cycling tours in spring and lake adventures in summer to wine tours against the backdrop of flaming autumn leaves.
One of the United States’ most impressive natural spectacles can be found near the city of Niagara Falls, New York – a family-friendly place with fun neighborhoods, great shopping, lots of outdoor activities, and even wineries. In addition to the main attraction of every visit, the legendary Niagara Falls, hiking trails, helicopter tours, and over 200 outlets await you on site.