24 hours in New York City
Written by Gregg Henglein
It’s called ‘the city that never sleeps’, and for good reason. New York City defines energy, and any visitor to the city absorbs this immediately. The USA’s largest city since 1790, New York has become an international cultural, political, and financial epicentre. More than a third of its residents were born outside the country, and more than 170 languages are spoken. From food to the arts, diversity is New York’s brand.
New York, USA
Numbers go north and south; letters go east and west. The city’s subway is nowhere near as daunting as some say. And it’s far less costly than a cab ride.
The best way to see New York City is by foot. How else are you supposed to spot a must-have dress, an intriguing entrée, or a secluded art show?
Ferries run frequently from Manhattan to Ellis Island, Staten Island, and New Jersey. If you have the time, try the Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island.
Virtually nobody drives their own car in Manhattan. The ever-present taxi is a great way to zip around if you’re in a hurry.