New York City : The City Of The World

914 Words Feb 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
Welcome to the capital of the world, the city that never sleeps and the place that I call home -- New York City. Although there are many other cities across the United States, New York City has a certain je ne sais quoi about it, that makes it seem better than the rest. Home to the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and many other landmarks and attractions, New York City is a tourist’s dream come true. Unfortunately, people like me, who have lived and grown up here, tend to find the city and its attractions boring and not as appealing as they have all been made out to be. Through “Here’s My New York,” E.B White explains that there are those who are born here and take the city for granted, those who come into the city by day and leave by night, and those who have migrated from different parts of the world in search for a better life.
I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, until my parents and I moved to the United States on my sixth birthday. We spent the first two months, shacked up in my aunt’s extremely small and narrow one bedroom apartment in the Lower East Side. After that, my parents found an apartment in the Bronx, about 5 blocks from the Bronx Zoo, that I still call home to this day. Growing up, my parents were always working and never took me to any of the famous attractions around the city. As I got older, I began to go out by myself or on dates, and started developing my own idea of what New York City is to me and…

More about New York City : The City Of The World

Open Document