New York City city life
Also, known as “The City That Never Sleeps”, New York City is all about city life, enjoying the American life style and the colourful, vibrant nightlife. New York City is the symbol of world entertainment and, as you will discover, an important starting point in American history.
Get a grasp of the American culture and heritage by visiting: the Statue of Liberty – the symbol of American freedom, democracy, and opportunity; Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Metropolitan Museum for Art, the Guggenheim and many other diverse sourses of international culture.
Other emblematic places include: Times Square, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Centre. The Grand Central Terminal in itself is worth seeing even if you don’t have a train to catch.
Restaurants are integrated in the whole ‘melting pot’ thing, typical for the large New York City. You can find international cuisine restaurants, from Italian to Chinese, or the authentic American diners.
Interested in fashion and shopping? Surely you have heard of Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, or the annual New York fashion week.
Just remember, wherever you want to go, New York City is a crowded place and you are often better off either on foot or by taking the subway.
International atmosphere in New York City
New York City is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Over 20% of the city’s population is foreign-born and immigrants from over 150 countries live in New York City. Ethnic minorities include: Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Irish, German, Polish and more. The city is also home to the second-largest African-American population in the U.S. More than 100 languages are spoken here, as well as various American English dialects, making it the most linguistically diverse city worldwide.
Weather New York City
New York City has a humid continental climate. During spring and autumn, the weather is at times unpredictable, changing from warm to chilly, with mild humidity. Summers are warm, with an average daily temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). In winter, temperatures of -15 °C (5 °F) or colder can be expected, as well as great amounts of snow precipitations.