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New York OVERVIEW
A New York City vacation is an adventure in cultural riches. As eight million denizens will testify, America’s largest, most vibrant and dynamic city is more than just a slogan about an over-sized piece of fruit. Nor is it necessarily the city portrayed in gritty cop shows or Martin Scorsese movies. The city that many people have traditionally loved to hate has done some growing up. Case in point: the city’s crime rate has decreased every year for the last 15 years; miles of new bicycle lanes are added annually, and tourist-friendly infrastructure—such as fewer cars and more tables and chairs in Times Square—are being put into place faster than you can say “fuggetaboutit.” From fine dining to Broadway to world-renowned museums, it's difficult even for locals to get bored in the Big Apple. Then there's New York shopping: just about anything can be bought and sold at anytime of the day. And because most of Manhattan is laid out in a grid, getting around is easier than you'd think—and that's ...See More just on foot. With subways running every direction and the swarm of yellow cabs on every street, getting lost is not an option. We encourage you to be adventurous. There's much more to New York City than skyscraper-crammed Manhattan—four other boroughs' worth. Brooklyn is arguably now the hippest of New York’s five boroughs. Cheaper rent means more artistically inclined folks have gravitated there and hip restaurants and bars have followed. And Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse patches of population in the country, is starting to lure the cognoscenti with its cheap but incredibly authentic ethnic restaurants and budding nightlife scene. And don’t forget to check out a Yankees game in the Bronx or take the free ferry to Staten Island. See Less
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