Upper East Side, New York
Anyone who moves to New York today in order to settle down in this city must be rich. It used to be different. And they still exist, the original New Yorkers, in their charmingly overcrowded apartments.
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.
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.
Alcohol was banned in the United States 100 years ago. That changed the country – just very different than expected. Today speakeasies, the illegal bars from Prohibition, are back in New York nightlife.
Halloween in New York – the originally Celtic custom is now especially celebrated in the USA. So, of course, in New York City – every year in October countless children take to the streets in scary costumes, walk-in packs from door to door, scare people and shout: “Trick or Treat”.
Have you decided to travel to the starting point of your cruise on your own? Do you want to stay at your destination for a few more days before you go home? Classic and more modern hotels, established and trendy restaurants, surprising bars, and good cafes.
The secret realm of its roof gardens lies high above the urban canyons of the megacity. Photographer Charles de Vaivre has explored 25 of the exclusive refuges.
Luxury apartments inhabited by the very affluent New Yorker crowd, well-kept restaurants filled with the wives of the richest businessmen in town who don’t have to worry about anything and who meet their girlfriends for lunch every day, exclusive designer boutiques and pompous cars including drivers who waiting for their customers in front of the chic restaurants.