New York

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STATS

Population: 8.3 million as of 2018

Name origin: The Duke of York, who later became King James II of England & King James VIII of Scotland.

Surrounded by: Many waterways including Hudson River, East River, and Jamaica Bay. Hudson River divides New York and New Jersey.

Fun fact: Times Square was only referred to as such after The New York Times moved into the area. It was first dubbed Longacre Square.


DO

Top things to do in the city;

  • Stand on top of the Empire State Building 
  • Or on Top of the Rock 
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty 
  • Walk The High Line
  • Look at the lights of Times Square 
  • See a show on Broadway 
  • Trek across the Brooklyn Bridge 
  • Pay your respects at Ground Zero 
  • Shop in the Oculus   
  • Meander through Central Park 
  • Brave the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station 
  • Browse Chelsea Market

EAT

Recommended places to eat; 

  • Dough Donuts
  • The Bagel Store
  • Black Tap

WATCH

  • Brooklyn Nets
  • New York FC
  • New York Islanders 
  • New York Jets
  • New York Liberty  
  • New York Mets
  • New York Knicks 
  • New York Rangers 
  • New York Red Bulls 
  • New York Yankees

TRANSPORTATION

Just like most major cities, learning how to use the subway is key.

All recommendations are my own. Feel strongly about having something added? Let me know!

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