Growing up in Manhattan was an epitome of excitement. Back in the day, and also to its founding, New York has always been a beehive of activities. Going down memory lane, I reminisce on trips that we’d take to loads of places around the city for entertainment during weekends and on holidays. Raised by Spanish immigrants, my father was a chef in a small but busy restaurant along Fifth Avenue. Since I can recall, fifth avenue has always had some of the major and well known fashion stores and hotels in the city. This would have
To begin lets take a look at the habitation styles of NYC. As one of the largest metropolitan cities in the United States, with “About 1 in every 38 people living in the United States residing in New York City” according to The NYC Department of Planning. 1 With such a high population volume and so little landscape NYC has created a different style of living, when compared to other areas in the United States. NYC has a large concentration of skyscraper and high-rise buildings that make up the architecture of the city in order to make up for the lack of space. The image below from NYCgo.com provides skyline image of NYC to show just how many skyscrapers dominate the city. 2
New York City, the shining icon of the American dream and the mixing pot of cultures, was but a name I knew when I was young. Nine years ago, I finally set foot on the fabled city when my family immigrated to the United States. The gigantic airport, JFK International, spanned for miles and its terminals stood proudly over the jumbo jets below. That night, nausea from the plane’s descension and the entropic movements of my aunt’s Jeep prevented me from seeing the outside world. I rested my head on my mom’s lap while still imaging what the city was like.
As I walked out of the airport into new territory, I could immediately feel the change in atmosphere. The air once chilled from morning dew, had turned into radiating heat from the cement and metal structures in the evening sun. As I looked out in my jeans and tee-shirt, I felt out of place. I was surrounded by the 8.55 million people who populate New York City. Each person with their own style and demeanour. As I walked down streets in search of the correct subway stop with my church group, everyone could tell that we were tourists. We were lugging our impossibly heavy suitcases through the streets, down the unforgiving stairs, and onto the crowded subway. After walking up and down what felt like hundreds of steps and changed subway trains
There are plenty of opportunities in this city. It is a wonderland for people in the rest of the world. In this image, there is a strong contrast between the city and an old ship. This images tell a perfect story about people’s mindset when they first come to New York. We all start as a visitor, a tourist when we first come to this city. Some people are exciting to explore the city, but some people are nervous about what their future will be like in this city. Will they be able to achieve the dreams they wish? Will they be able to get the opportunity they seek for? There are many question marks in their minds. Some people might even bring their families and all they have to this city and wish to find a place here because there is no chance for them to get a place in their hometowns. For most of the people, they are able to find a place in this city and do what they want for living. Like what I had mentioned, it is the road to the
New York City is the centerpoint of thousands of films and pieces of literature, a city whose charm can be felt through words or pictures. Lights, brighter than life itself, blend with a cacophony of car horns and shouts to create an addictive mix of chaos. The glamour and sparkle of New York City is dramaticized to be an all encompassing feeling of wonder that one keeps with them for the rest of their lives. In the spring of this past year, the band program I participated in was given the once in a lifetime chance to perform in New York. Being obsessed with the city since I was a child, I gladly leapt at the opportunity. However, actually navigating the fabled concrete jungle makes one realize that New York City is not the shining beacon of wonder and amazement that it is thought to be.
While considering spending a holiday or a weekend with the family in a beautiful city, New York City should be at the top of the list. A considerable number of people get puzzled by the tall buildings, well structured highways and the well light streets when they visit for the same time. When planning a tour to New York City, one might wonder how a human being could have possibly built such tall buildings. The virtue that New York City is one of the largest cities in the world makes a person think that it is a paradise. In most cases, it is highly likely that a person who has never been to New York City could easily get lost due to the size of the city. The expansiveness of the city has generated economic gains.
Being here in the city for one afternoon or day wouldn’t allow to experience the new surroundings. Its important that the individual who comes to the Big Apple stays long enough to notice a difference in what they saw in their mid afternoon walk yesterday. One wonders ,” Hey, was that was always there?”, or “ Woah did they put that in overnight?”. There is no typical day in New York City. The weirdness we see becomes so normal that if something were to stay the same for so long it would get boring. “City Limits," by Colson Whitehead touches on the New Yorkers thoughts on the city, explaining the change we New Yorkers go
The sounds of the city penetrated the walls of the cab as we drove through the streets of Manhattan. I could hardly wait to partake in the action that was happening outside. The buildings themselves were an amazing site to behold. The buildings took on personalities of their own. Each building was bigger and more graceful than the next. When lights were added to the mix it was a dazzling combination. The city itself felt like a great big hug, and I felt overwhelmed by its power. The city allowed me to become part of it just like many others many years ago who immigrated to this awesome city. As I was looking out of the cab I finally got to see in person the sight of all sights; Times Square. The main juncture of
6 years ago, when I came to the land of freedom and liberty, I was mesmerized about how well NYC is well-developed than in my home country, Bangladesh. As my family and I see those neon lights, and upstanding crowd of vehicles; I felt jolly due to a fact that, I was in an urban-like city. At first, my family and I used to live in Woodhaven Blvd. The private house feels cozy during those winter nights.
When you mention New York to anyone, they automatically think about Times Square. This beautiful place with skyscrapers, Central Park, and a unique transportation system. However, if you were to ask me what I think about New York; I believe the skyscrapers block the sun, Central park is just a regular park for dogs, and the subway trains rarely run consistently especially in the mornings. I have lived in New York for 18 years, and I have yet to understand what everyone likes about the “ Big Red Apple.”
Love “two were one”, love “live ever” Bradstreet states her countless love for her husband in her poem, “to my dear and loving Husband”. She shows the binding force that can adhesion two people into one. Her poem conveys crucial massage to her husband especially and to all her audiences about the significance of love in the sacred family. She prices this love more than any valuable things in this word. Her philosophy about the love is connect between the heaven and the earth; love is a symbol of heaven and love can defeat all challenges and temptations. Obviously, this poem unveils about Bradstreet as truthful religious woman, who is dedicated their life to God. (Furey)
New York City is the place that I want to visit, revisit, and visit again. Out there on the streets, I feel free. When coming from New Jersey to New York City on the New Jersey Transit tTrain, which is grimy but comfortable, it is an experience unlike I have ever felt before. Crossing under the Hudson River and coming into the crammedjam-packed full station is reminiscent of having some kind of travel machine bringing you from earth to space in a flash. When I visited, I felt akin to doing anything and everything in the city’sies grips. Living in America is a fantastic privilege; living in New York City is something further even better. As you stagger up those stairs to the city streets and you capture that first breath of city air, you declare to yourself, this is Freedom! The buildings are so astonishingly tall and eye-catching. These buildings encompass the most distinctive 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, but on the other hand alsond knocking them down. The buildings look like they had plunged from God’s hands.
Unlike what I saw in all Hollywood movies, New York City wasn’t just about tall skyscrapers, busy subways and glittering downtown. Having spent my entire life in the brutal heat of Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Coimbatore, I was entering a climate that was chillingly different. It was hard to imagine not being able to wear shorts and slippers and walk about without jackets or coats on a daily basis. It's important to embrace the environment you enter, so you and it can maintain
When I arrived to Chicago, I expected to see sights that were familiar to me, like in Kansas City. Hundreds of people traveling in different directions, towering skyscrapers, and shops were all around the city. When we were just a few miles outside from Chicago, I could see the whole skyline in the distance. I was completely fascinated by the hundreds of skyscrapers that lined the city, and the sunrise that turned the sky different shades of orange, yellow, and pink. The views that I encountered while first entering Chicago were breathtaking. Throughout the whole trip, I experienced multiple new sights, smells, and sounds. As the trip came to an end, I realized that I had developed a true love for the natural and urban beauty of Chicago, and that I eventually want to call this place home in a few years.