Living in America is a fantasy for a lot of people, but living in New York City is something even better, and more magical than any fantasy. Although regarded as the `most populated city ‘ in the United States, the whole city has something interesting to offer everyone. It is sub divided into five boroughs , being Queens , The Bronx , Brooklyn , Manhattan , and Staten Island respectively .
The landmarks in New York city are known all over the world . There is the famous Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, the sky scrapers, and the World Trade Center, now called ground zero.One of Manhattan’s famous landmarks is Times Square.
Different kinds of lights illuminate the area, where people are seen partying, having fun, and enjoying life. People from all over the world go to Times Square to have a glimpse of such a beautiful sight. A New York trip will never be complete without a visit to Times Square. The skyscrapers are so astonishingly tall and eye-catching. These buildings posses the most beautiful architecture I have ever seen in my lifetime. I think to myself, there are so many buildings here; I find it hard to believe that man is capable of putting them up.The buildings look like they have plunged from GOD’s hand and landed at one spot.
New York City is basically a crowded and small city. With a population of almost eight million residents, it is actually a mystery how such a big population would fit in one city. During the day, the streets and the subways are filled with busy people, with the roads filled with cars and the continuous honking of vehicles. By night, stars are accompanied by the millions of lights that illuminate the busy streets. They call New York the city that never sleeps.Let me tell you something, this big city called “The Big Apple” is the capital of all the new fashions and trends. Shops on the “Fifth Avenue” will make you really feel like a Million Dollar person, while in Chinatown you can get the cheapest unbranded stuff that looks almost the same.
You can go see the “The New York Mets” at Shea Stadium in Flushings, Queens, and “The New York Yankees” at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. You can buy anything at anytime during the day or night because the shops never close.Walking down the Manhattan streets, it’s almost customary to smell the smoke of exhaust from thousands of cars. The smoke coming from Subway stations underneath the roads can get to your nostrils quicker than it can be seen. It almost makes you feel like if you are a big giant walking along houses under your feet that have smoke coming out of their chimneys. At the same time the smell of hotdogs stands, salted pretzel stands make you aware of their presence as your smell sensors go crazy, and start telling your brain to get some.You can try your best but the smell from Italian pizzerias will sure pull you in for a slice or two even if you are not a pizza lover.
Then you have the fresh smell of different fruits coming from the fruit stands on the streets, reminding you that New York City even has choices for everyone even for healthy conscious ones. I lived and liked Brooklyn borough of New York City because it has so many Pakistani people, that it’s called “Little Pakistan. ” There you will find tasty Indo-Pakistani food.Your taste buds will thank you for the spicy aroma, and tenderness of chicken or beef kabobs perfectly done on clay oven called “tandoor”. Chicken curry, beef curry with freshly clay oven baked Naans, Bryani, or tandoori chicken will give you the perfect combination of spices, aroma, tenderness, and fill you right up for a very reasonable price. In Manhattan, during the winter time, you have the roasted sweet almonds, and roasted salted peanuts that make your whole body warm. After eating a few of those, you might not like hot cocoa again.
Sounds of honking of cars are a part of life in this city. Living in the apartments, it’s normal for you to wake up at least 2 to 3 times a night because of the sirens of Police or Fire trucks. Although you do not get to see any big planes over Manhattan anymore, but you hear the big planes roaring almost everywhere else reminding you of the fact that New York City is home to not only Westchester, Newark, but to big airports like JFK, and LaGuardia also. In winter, snowflakes are my favorite. Touching the snow, falling generously, makes you feel like you are touching the clouds.On Brooklyn and Brighton beaches, you can touch the cold water, and hot sand, making you feel as if you were in Caribbean’s. New York City never sleeps, so you can see, smell, feel, taste and touch so many things that you can go on and on about this great city, it’s beauty, and its wonder.
Here you can see so many different cultures, different worlds living in one small world. I know that experiences that I had in that city are so magical and extraordinarily special, they will always be with me where ever I go.