NEW YORK

United States Of America
25°C Jul

New York: a Big Apple that is good for you

The American actor Robert de Niro one day declared: “There's no place like New York. It's the most exciting city in the world now. That's the way it is. That's all there is to it.” And no one who has walked the streets of the Big Apple would say otherwise.

Urban destination par excellence, you walk down the streets of New York for the first time with the nagging feeling that you’ve been here before. All those images from movies and magazines, photographs that you have seen your entire life come to life and now, here you are, in person! New York is full of contrasts, a joyful melting pot of 8.4 million inhabitants.

Biting into the Big Apple means downing a bagel slathered with cream cheese or drinking a coffee in a paper cup as you walk along, occasionally admiring the skyscrapers far above you. It means contemplating bicycle couriers and yellow taxis while appreciating the graffiti and the massive water towers atop buildings of all styles and eras, and roaming the ‘villages', each with their own stories. Exploring New York means enjoying being startled by honking cars and screaming sirens from the Empire State Building to the Rockefeller Center, from Central Park to Wall Street. Life in New York means taking a ferry across the bay, running for the subway, or taking in a gallery, a museum, or a Broadway show.

Thrilling, exciting, varied, and cosmopolitan, New York never disappoints. Living in a fast-paced, constantly bubbling atmosphere, time flies and life never stops.

Throughout the city, there are trendy cafés, neighbourhood canteens, happening bars, American diners, speakeasies (cocktail bars), food markets, and restaurants representing all the world’s cuisine, along with boutiques of the latest young designers or the big fashion houses on Bleecker Street, intimate jazz clubs, and glittering theatres.

Fancy on Fifth Avenue, bobo in the West Village, noisy on Broadway, natural in Central Park or hipster in Brooklyn, in the Williamsburg quarter, all the moods and styles you expect are at your doorstep.

Welcome to New York!

When to go

Jul
25°C
35%
Aug
24°C
29%
Sept
21°C
23%
Oct
15°C
19%
Nov
8°C
17%
Dec
3°C
23%
Jan
0°C
23%
Feb
1°C
25%
Mar
5°C
19%
Apr
11°C
20%
May
16°C
29%
Jun
21°C
30%