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Best Places to Eat in New York

The best thing about the New York City is that no body hates the city. It is exponentially loved by everyone because everyone got their own reasons. As a city that never sleeps, people have chosen many reasons which are why New York will always be a favorite tourist spot to visit. There are many amazing places to eat and drink in New York. Being a foodie is another reason why this city is loved by the most of the people.

Like where ever you go in the city, you name it. Be it Times Square, Central Park, and all the big-name celebrity chef restaurants or any such places to visit, there are places for the people to remember to eat and drink in the whole city. This article specifically is listed with the best and amazing places where you can eat and drink in New York.  

 

Hot Kitchen (104 2nd Ave & 251 E 53rd St) –

At Hot Kitchen, you can the fiery Szechuan food at an affordable price and the food is delicious. If you happen to go there, you should try out the trip. I honestly didn’t expect it to be divine. People who enjoy the spicy food, precisely Indians, you must visit this restaurant and have the food here because it is really spicy.

 

Yuba (105 E 9th St) –

This place has the best sushi in the city. The yummy sushi has placed this restaurant separately in the list of the best places to eat in the whole city. I’m a regular visitor to this place to have sushi and it is very often they give a cake for my birthday and remind me up when they have special offers for the customers as now they have found out a customer who loves their food so much. Also, do not miss the tuna or the uni.

 

Sao Mai (203 1st Ave) –

This is a place close to my apartment where I can get a delicious Vietnamese cuisine. The cuisine is so good that it rocks your world. The portions here in the place are so huge and all the foods available here are so authentic.

 

S’MAC (345 E 12th St) –

Cheesy goodness. I am telling this with the experience of tasting the foods here. A mac-and-cheese shop that takes the traditional dish can cook it even better in terms of taste. They have got a 4-Cheese and cheeseburger which I consider as the best they could make. Find out more about their cheesy goodness here www.deerfieldplumbingservice.com

 

Bare Burger (153 8th Ave) –

This is the home for the best gourmet burgers in the New York City. In the foods they prepare, all the ingredients used here are natural and organic and the number of toppings they put on the burger is just amazing. Apart from the burgers, they prepare delicious organic and healthy salads, sandwiches, and sides. All the non-veg foods like beef, chicken, bison, ostrich, elk or a veggie burger are available here.

 

Shake Shack (Madison Ave & E.23rd St) –

This is an institution in the New York City, where the multiple locations around the city, is a must visit a place with the tasty burgers, fries, and the milkshakes. There is an original location in the Madison Square Park where you usually can find a very long line. So, you gotta be prepared to wait in the queue, and hence I prefer this one.

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The Ultimate Places To Visit In New York:

The Ultimate Places To Visit In New York:

 

  1.  Times Square

Times Square is one of the first places that strikes our mind when we plan to visit New York. It is one of the major commercial intersection, a tourist destination and an entertainment center to the neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City.

 

  1.  Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

The corridors of Metropolitan Museum of Art are so good that you feel like spending days together watching them. The museum is a collection of more than 2 million works of art that represents 5,000 years of history. The library is so huge that it at least takes a week to check everything in the museum. If you are planning to visit, schedule it a bit earlier.

 

  1.  Museum of Modern Art

 

Museum of Modern Art is a place for the Art enthusiasts and novices that are very often awestruck by the masterpieces in the location. This museum is honored by Picasso’s Les Demoiselles D Avignon and Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

 

Apart from the Art work in the building, the construction of the building is another great place to watch. Built by a maze of glass walkways permits art viewing from various angles.

 

  1.  Empire State Building

 

Empire State Building, an absolute Art Deco monument is symbolic for the New York City and your plan is incomplete without visiting this location. The amazing view of the city from the 86th floor is spectacular to watch, but the views from 16 stories up on the 102nd-floor observatory are even more so—and yet, fewer visitors make it this far. Our main influence for this site comes from Roger who admits it is his favorite spot to catch a view.

 

  1.  Brooklyn Bridge

 

Brooklyn Bridge is considered as one of the noblest and most visited and recognized landmarks in the New York City. It is stretched over the East River which connects to the Manhattan and Brooklyn. This location is a perfect place for the people who prefer long walks and for the cyclists. It takes around 40 minutes to deliver some spectacular views at the location as you keep on traveling.

 

  1.  Central Park

 

Central Park is a combination of the exercise yard and an escape hatch. The location is a bliss for both residents and visitors. This highly busy area part of the Central Park is the southern section is where the visitors go for the first view in the city. Indeed, this is a great way to start the city with to roam the rest of the with a positive vibe. Central Park is always a hot spot for a picnic, to ponder or only to look at the beautiful greenery on a sunny day.

 

  1.  9/11 Memorial

 

This location is a memorial that is constructed in the memory of the people who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack. The 30-foot waterfalls sit on the footprint is where the Twin Towers once stood. There are two pools and each is in the size of an acre and are said to be the largest waterfalls in the North America. At the edge of the pools are the names f the 2,983 people inscribed in the bronze panels who were killed in the terror attack at the World Trade Center site, in Flight 93’s crash in Pennsylvania, at the Pentagon.

 

  1.  Grand Central Terminal

 

You might have read about Grand Central Terminal that it is the largest and the nation’s busiest railway station with nearly 700,000 commuters and subway riders who use it daily. Well, if you are planning to visit New York, then this is not the only fact for which GCT is recognized. It is also one of the world’s most magnificent, majestic public spaces. This is a must visit place in the New York City. To embrace the beauty completely, avoid visiting during the rush hours, rather go in the free time to admire the location with peace.

 

Here are some more places that deserve to be on your bucket list: Coney Island, Statue of Liberty, Whitney Museum of Art, Broadway Shows.

 

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Best Places to Visit in New York

The capital of the world or The Capital or dreams or The City That Never Sleeps. You name it New York is always a destination for travelers. Keeping away the geographical facts and records the city has, I am going to start this article from the point of view of writers and thankfully, I have an amazing friend who is also an excellent writer. From the opinions I have received, New York happens to be the best place for writers. It is advisable for the aspiring writer to go to New York at least once. If you can’t go to New York, go to the place that can represent the city. This is because the standards of writing in New York are high and there are many like minded people to share your dreams, and it is a place where you can talk, and talk and talk about your interests. If you are planning to write a book, you have to start by talking about it, just like how most of the human projects are done.

 

One of the many reasons why there is so much of love for New York is because of the various locations that won’t  leave your attention from your eyes. The city has got many attractions, many amusements, sites, and landmarks that anyone can not ignore from visiting in their New York visit. In fact, there is one more name for New York that this is the shopping destination and is one of the best shopping destinations in the entire United States. You can find clothing shops, technology stores, amazing books, homewares, electronic goods and what not!

 

The Art lovers totally love the city for its countless museums (this article is listing a few of them) and galleries that are in most of the places of the city. With the fantastic food available for the visitors, and the events, a lot of attractions, the visitors are given more than enough reasons to stay in this amazing city.

 

This is a city that never sleeps. There are enough cultural events that keep on happening all the time that keeps the visitors busy, that includes the broad shows. Did we forget something? Of course, one can not leave the city without visiting the famous Empire State Building, Times Square, and the Statue of Liberty.

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New York Culture

The spread of the American culture slowly engulfed the islands of the Bahamas. It seemed like the small town stores began to produce large-scale items, like the latest toy imported directly from Toys R Us manufacturers. This domination of larger cultures over smaller through media and cultural products plays part in cultural imperialism.

Jake, a former resident of the nearby Brooklyn borough, remembers the first time he saw a Hostess brand of food in the local market. He had never seen the wrapper with white writing before and was surprised by the texture of the filling. “I had never tasted something quite so…non-filling. Which is ironic.” Large commercial ships carrying the latest items, which were hardly ever seen on the island, became a frequent sight off of the land.

This assimilation of products and materialism became prominent in the main tourist areas where Jake grew up. In a song he wrote for class based on the new commercialization of the islands, I could tell how affected he was by the overwhelming changes from America. “We know they’re gonna take it, take it all away someday/Their point of view never saw what we had made that place/We built our home on a land bound to be swept away/Now we’ve left that place from a flash flood of legalities/Ten years we’ve spent in harmony/On an island without a care or much company/And now they’ve turned it upside down/We can’t imagine what it’d be like now/Like living underground with your head buried in the sand.” These lyrics give insight into the mind frame Jake was in while the major changes were happening around him. It also gives a piece of his own history once he moved to Florida for high school.

At the age of 15, Jake and his family relocated to South Florida for work. The push-pull theory indicates that “circumstances in the country of origin ‘push’ people out” due to “economic hardship, famine, war, or persecution”, while the “conditions of the country of destination ‘pull’ people toward particular locations” (107). In this case, the Gallagher family were pushed out of Andros and pulled into Florida because of economic conditions and the need for better education for the two children.

In Florida, Jake and Sasha had to transfer over their preconceived knowledge in the education system, while adjusting to the culture shock. As defined in Sorrells, culture shock is the “disorientation and discomfort sojourner experience from being in an unfamiliar environment”(108). Jake first witnessed a sense of culture shock when he attended a private high school for the first time for a tour of the campus. “I had never seen that many palm trees or that type of dress code.”

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Pet Owners

Letters have been sent to apps such as Rover that enable dog sitters and dog owners to connect and do business notifying them that their users are committing a crime if they operate without licenses, and to desist from continuing their operations. Rover has fired back, insisting that enforcement of this law is both archaic and preventing dog sitters from making ends meet. Proponents of the law report that the law is also enforced to prevent animals from suffering from neglect. However, some pet owners accept this risk. With apps that foster connections in hopes of finding dog sitters becoming so popular and naturally pairing up with many forms of communication, it can be easy to screen people before entrusting them with your pets. Not only do many dog sitters enable potential clients to have a tour of their house and their methods, but given the common use of smartphones, it is not unheard of or particularly difficult to get updates on the status of your pet if you still have worried.

In the end, it seems as though this law is on its way out. Indeed, its continued existence in the first place may have owed to its irrelevance when it was unenforced. Now that New Yorkers are so concerned about their livelihoods and pets, it is likely that a formal review of the law will take place. Given that it is now easier to babysit a human than it is to care for someone else’s dog, it would not be surprising to see the law struck down, or even ignored as many dog sitters risk a fine than give up their passion and job.

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Ride Sharing

For one, licensed dog kennels are losing business, in much the same way that ride sharing apps such as Uber have significantly hurt the taxi business. This is not just a concern for those businesses, however. Less business for kennels could result in lack of capital to continue to operate, thereby denying those who wish for a more official system of pet care the option to have their pet taken care of by a kennel (or at least limiting the number of kennels in New York City that they have to choose from). The probable downsizing of business for kennels also is likely to result in less tax income for New York City, which could have negative consequences for the city’s planned infrastructure improvements as well as its budget in general. Lastly, apps that help unlicensed dog sitters hurt business for licensed kennels, and these kennels are understandably against that purely for the loss of profit in addition to everything else.

Some have pointed out health concerns about unlicensed kennels, given the large increase in a number of dog sitters in New York City and the likely increase in a number of dogs in one building. Public concerns such as health and sanitation, and concern for the amount of noise that a local dog sitter could have bothering their neighbors is a valid concern, but that doesn’t explain why those who care for their own pet legally cannot do the same for others. In short, if it is legal for a New York City resident to own and care for a pet, why is it illegal to essentially temporarily own another dog?

The recently enforced law is raising numerous other questions on the logic of its enforcement. For instance, it is perfectly legal to be paid to care for someone else’s pet in their home. While some would say that this is preferable to dog sitting in one’s own home, it raises a host of issues. If someone on vacation is uncomfortable with giving a stranger access to their house, then they must either cancel their vacation or potentially travel far out of their way to a licensed kennel, likely spending far more money. It is also much less likely to get a New Yorker in trouble if they are pet sitting for their friends or family for free. The main issue seems to be that people are getting paid for these services, not that the services of dog sitting and dog walking from the same residence are causing problems themselves.

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Pet Sitting

New York City is currently abuzz with conflict over the news that paid pet sitting is technically illegal. While it is a common occurrence for many New Yorkers who are busy during the day or traveling to hire someone to house and care for their pets, the New York City police department has started to step up their enforcement of a long-forgotten rule that bars those without a kennel license to house and care for animals. The problem for many entrepreneurs and part time pet sitters is that these licenses are not granted to private residences, making pet sitting in your own home impossible to do legally.  

Many people in New York use dog sitting as a way to make money in between jobs or even in between shifts, while others have even made their entire income by dog sitting for those who are in need of kennel services. Understandably, these people are upset that not only have their livelihoods been impacted, but they cannot perform a useful service that they genuinely enjoyed. Outrage has been sparked by the enforcement of this law means that even people who specialize in dog walking and other pet related services are impacted, if they lack access to their clients’ home to house the animals.

The enforcement of this law in New York City has only recently gotten stricter, following an uptick in dog sitting activity after a spike in popularity of websites and apps specializing in connecting those who need their dog’s taken care of with those who are available to do so. These apps have enabled many people to make a full living off of dog sitting alone, and encouraged others to get into the business. The resulting hike in the number of people dog sitting has been a cause of concern to some, for multiple reasons.

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New York Pizza!

Pizza in New York is famous around the world and I know first hand why – it is delicious! There is just something about a Brooklyn Style pie that gets me going and has made me fall in love over and over. Now, I have never had the luxury of living in the City or in New York for that matter, but I have been lucky enough to visit time and time again. The very FIRST thing I do after arriving at JFK Airport is head straight for a local Pizza joint!

I personally do not even have a favorite pizza place, I love them ALL in New York. So I continually try to go around to different pizza places and try them all. Sometimes if you head on in and ask the for their “specialty” slices you will be blown away by what they come up with. Not to mention how damn good it tastes!


Do not worry, Pizza will NOT be the only New York thing we will be blogging about here. But we plan on keeping it fun and interesting tso follow us on our journey blogging about New York New York!

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New York Transportation p. II

With high hopes that the New York City mayor will reconsider his position against paying for improvements to the subway, the governor has proposed splitting the cost of the improvements between the state and the city. Many proponents of the subway improvement plan hope for this, but there is still a significant chance that the mayor will reject the plan. Of note are allegations that the state has seized a sizeable amount of money from the authority in charge of repairing and maintaining the subway; this is the crux of the mayor’s argument against paying for the improvements. In his eyes, the money necessary has already been seized by the state.

Repeated criticism of the growing transport crisis in New York related to the subway system is likely putting a significant amount of pressure on the mayor to relent and agree to pay a portion of the cost of the improvement program. Whether or not the allegations of the state already has seized the money are unfounded, it may soon become irrelevant. If action is not taken to improve the situation relatively soon, then the crisis may grow to the point where the mayor no longer has any position to argue against paying for the improvement. From a purely political statement, the governor has his work cut out for him with influencing the mayor and his people to support a local payment for the subway improvements as opposed to a state sponsored solution.

From all appearances, the subway improvement plan will go through. Over a period of years, the subway system is hoped to undergo a complete revamp, from adding cars to an increasing room to improving the digital aspect of the system. With the proposed dashboard, passengers can more closely and accurately monitor the status of their train. With better signals, operators can more safely and efficiently conduct their trains. And with a complete subway system, transit as a whole in New York should thankfully improve.

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New York Transportation P. I

New York Transportation P. I

As many New Yorkers are already aware, the New York subway system is a mess. What was once a highly popular mode of transport for those traveling around the city has become the last resort for those who need to be somewhere fast and have no other option – and even then it is all too common for people to simply accept being late and walk or take a taxi. Congested cars fill up before everyone can get a spot and fail to perform their most basic duty for all New Yorkers. Outdated signals create delays and endanger those riding the subway, simply because they are in need of repair or replacement. And there is always the looming threat of a fire on the subway, which would be one of the worst places possible to both attempt to escape a fire and be forced to contain one.

However, a solution will hopefully be put into place soon to ease the suffering of every New York native and tourist who has had to take the subway, along with the employees who are having to work with old and outdated machinery in their day to day life. A sizeable amount of money has been allocated to fixing the current state of the subways in New York. 800 million dollars has been granted to New York to fund the expansion and maintenance of the subway system. This overhaul includes increasing space on the subway cars, updating the signals in the system to create fewer delays in subway operation, and even adding a public dashboard for passengers.

In order to increase space for more people to ride the subway, paradoxically fewer seats need to be in the subway cars. While some may be against giving up the chance to snag a seat on the subway, many a rider will rejoice at the chance to at least get a spot more often, given that standing is a very common occurrence on the subway in New York. Estimates gathered from previous adoptions of this strategy suggest that over twenty extra people per subway car could be fit once the seats are removed, which seems like a very fair trade indeed.

Replacement and updates of the existing signal system for the subway are sure to have both subway operators and passengers rejoicing. While of course the most concrete effect felt should be a significant reduction in the delays that subway passengers face when waiting for the train and attempting to get to their destination, the precautionary focus of the safety granted by an updated subway system can’t be ignored. Operators will be able to more faithfully rely on their equipment to aid in their job, which will make everything go much more smoothly for passengers, operators, and hopefully, everyone dealing with much less traffic topside.
With a pilot program in place to test improvements, if things go smoothly, the funds needed to revamp the subway system will also be going towards adding more cars to the trains currently running to service even more passengers. This, along with ongoing maintenance and upgrades of existing cars, is sure to make traveling on the New York subway system an infinitely more enjoyable and expedient mode of transport.

Since the subway improvement plan has such a steep bill, it has been met with resistance from the New York City mayor. Given that the state maintains the subway system, it is not entirely unreasonable for him to have concerns over his city specifically paying for these improvements. However, his resistance has been responded to with both harsh criticisms and urges to reconsider. On the more aggressive side of negotiations with him, the New York City mayor has been accused of having no empathy for those who ride the subway. Certainly, those frustrated with the current subpar quality of the subway system could feel this way, seeing his reticence at paying for these pricey improvements. However, one must wonder if these same people would be okay with much higher tax rates that are fully possible with such a large public works project. It remains to be seen.

 

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