Story By: Vikrant New York City needs no introduction. It is known as a city that never sleeps and is the most populous in the United States. It is a city that wears many hats and is an epicentre of arts, music, festivals, and everything imaginable. The energy of this city will make you fall in love with it. My visit to New York City makes me feel like I need to revisit this city to relive the unforgettable night I spent here.
I started my trip by visiting the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. The place will make you feel like one of the many characters in How I Met Your Mother or Friends. The place is full of people and lacks not an iota of energy.
The Ellis Island tour is an amazing, with a backdrop of Brooklyn Bridget and deep blue sky. You can also see the beautiful NYC skyline. Once I was off the boat, I went straight to the 9/11 memorial and the site of the new twin towers. The sombre mood and the quiet of the place was a reminder of the tragedy that struck the US in September 2011.
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After stopping there for 10 minutes, I went to see the Wall Street and the charging bull. People, I ain’t the Wolf of Wall Street, but it felt so posh to be here. You could see brokers and bankers (I am presuming it was them) headed to make more money. The charging bull was where you could see a flock of crowded – people touching every inch of the bull just to get that perfect picture!
The night time in New York City is well spent if you are at Times Square. There are loads of Irish pubs in the vicinity, and once you’re a little high, what better thing to do than to watch a Broadway Show. My all-time favorite is the Lion King!
The next morning I went to the Central Park for a short walk. Covering this place in a single day is simply impossible. So after a short walking and day-dreaming of an apartment facing the central park, I headed to the Empire State Building. It takes $32 to get inside the building.
Empire State Building was built as an office building, but it never got a lot of business. The situation was so bad that people started calling it an ‘empty state building’. However, once it opened to the public and became a tourist spot, it has become an iconic building in the New York skyline.
The view from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building is mesmerizing. From the top, you can spot all the major landmarks and enjoy a cool photo session here. I spent almost an hour here to soak in the scenery that this place had to offer.
Once out of the Empire State Building, I went to one-of-its-kind places in the world – the Museum of Sex. This place is not so popular, but its uniqueness is what drove me here. On the face of it, this place looked nothing more than a sex toy shop. But once you buy the ticket to the museum (which is $6) then you enter the world of eroticism.
My last stop in this amazing trip was the walk on the High Line. A lot of people don’t know about this place, which is a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail. It is built on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan.
Like all good things, this trip too ended. I hope to see NYC again and relive these memories and create some more of them. But until my next visit –