纽约不仅是美国的标志性城市，也是世界都会。当人们想到一个充满活力的大都市时，纽约通常首当其冲。从市区的繁忙浮华到住区宅的富丽堂皇，所有您想要的样子它都有。一切好玩新鲜的事情都尽在纽约，从歌舞升平的百老汇，到纸醉金迷的鸡尾酒吧，从地下室里的即兴喜剧俱乐部，到潜水吧（是的，它们仍然存在于此！）。 当然还有庞大的中央公园！ 任何大城市该有的东西，“大苹果”都有，而且比你想象的更要多！正如艾丽西亚·凯斯（Alicia Keys）所说的：你无所不能，因为在纽约。
全世界都对食品车和流动摊位有着谜之热爱，这让它们一路蓬勃发展。纽约也不例外，除了一点——它可能有向高端化发展的趋势。像龙虾卷，langos（匈牙利披萨）和天妇罗炸鱼卷饼，这些花哨版的路边摊您一定要尝尝。但是请不要忘记：最简单日常的路边摊小食才是纽约不变的寄托。您一定要在“大苹果”中回归本真，尝试两种最初的街边小食：热狗和清真食品。 买一份热狗，沙拉三明治，或者端着塑料盒盛放的米饭和鸡肉，坐在路边长椅上大快朵颐。 你不再是游客，而是纽约的一份子了！
Started in 1931 by philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the eponymous museum is still going strong. It's got paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos, photography and new media. Andy Warhol is probably the most well-known of the artists featured, but the collection includes other 20th century titans. It holds American flags by Jasper Johns, enlarged flowers by Georgia O’Keefe and paintings of everyday minutiae by Edward Hopper. These works, and indeed the whole collection, offer insights into the American psyche. In 2015 The Whitney moved into a new Downtown building designed by famed architect Renzo Piano. It now not only has more space than ever to showcase its massive art collection, it also offers fantastic views out onto New York, the city where American dreams are made (and dashed).
It's like New York City’s backyard - except in the heart of the city. Based on your experience watching movies like Hannah And Her Sisters, Breakfast At Tiffany's and Wall Street, you might think you know it. But do you have any idea just how big it is? It's 51 city blocks long, and many avenues wide. And within this expanse there are many worlds. You can come here on successive days and do completely different things. Sunbathe on its grassy lawns, go jogging or roller-blading, or visit a zoo. There’s a forest here that's great for bird-watching (some feathery residents refuse to visit other parts of NYC). There are also numerous ponds, Belvedere Castle, a summer theater famous for its Shakespeare and… much more. In short, Central Park is as diverse as the city itself, so give yourself some time to explore.
It’s somewhat of a stretch to describe Lower Manhattan as off-the-beaten-track but in a city that is seemingly ubiquitous in pop culture, this part of Manhattan has perhaps the most nuance to it. The streets here aren’t laid out in a grid, but have the angled and curving nature of an older European city, and the buildings tend to be of an older vintage too. You also get views of the harbor; the only thing that rivals the might of this city is the scope of the ocean. The area is home to the ethnic neighborhoods of Little Italy and Chinatown and also hosts that most American of institutions: Wall Street. It’s a great area to explore, especially without an agenda. But don't miss what awaits you at the very tip of the island: Lady Liberty herself. Grab a bench, sit yourself down and gaze out on this symbol of freedom. It’s quite a way to spend a New York minute.
The MET is a titan of world art. It’s the largest art museum in the US and every bit the equal of world institutions such as Madrid's Prado, the Louvre in Paris and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Within these hallowed walls are two million works of art (no, that's not a typo). The art here is divided into 17 curatorial areas that cover most of human history. You’ll find art from most of the world’s cultures (Egyptian, Islamic, European, to name just a few) and exhibits on arms and armor, photographs, musical instruments and costumes. You’ll never 'conquer' The Met in a single day, so don't even try. Either focus on the areas that really float your boat or perhaps adopt a Zen-like approach to The Met: simply explore it (and therefore, the world) by wandering through it in a state of child-like wonder, and follow whatever catches your eye.