29 Reasons why you will Love New York

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Take a bite of the big apple and before you know it, you’re hooked. Forget Snow White’s poisonous bite, the taste of New York will leave you wanting more and never less. Lucky for you, there’s something new around every corner. New York can change in a minute, much less a day, a month, or a year. But what makes New York the must visit destination of a lifetime? Here’s why the concrete jungle can’t be missed and just how it will steal your heart in an instant…

Why you will Love New York (forever)

1. New Yorkers
2. Because it’s “the city”
3. You can dine around the world without leaving Manhattan
4. Because its the concrete jungle where dreams are made ofΒ 
5. Because it inspires the rest of the world
6. New York at Christmas is the most magical place on earth
7. Absurdity is not only approved of, its encouraged
8. Because the best bars and clubs are secret
9. Because Queen B and Jay Z live here which = it must be amazing

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10. Food Trucks
11. Because everyone is someone
12. Because you can feel everything, all at once

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. Tom Wolfe

13. Because its where the city meets the sea… or at least the Hudson
14. Brunch
15. Hot Summers, Snowy Winters
16. A NYC Pizza Slice
17. Because miracles happen at Christmas
18. Times Square – even if it is full of tourist

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19. Bagels
20. Central Park in the Summer
21. Walking the Brooklyn Bridge
22. The view from the Brooklyn Bridge
23. Everyone has a story (See: HONY)
24.Β FriendsΒ was based here – need I say more?
25. Spider Man lives here

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26. Going to a Yankees Game
27. The Union Square Greenmarket
28. Live Theatre at your fingertips
29. …Because its New York

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    April 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    You have to try cronuts from Dominique Ansel Bakery. It always has these long lines early in the morning. They finish within 1 hour after opening

    May 29, 2015 at 1:24 am

    You’ve missed one of the most important reason: SEX & THE CITY!!!! πŸ˜€

    May 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    After living in New York for 4 years, I can say that it while it has everything a city could have, it also has many negative quirks. It’s easy to feel extremely isolated (ironically); the lifestyle is so fast and busy that it’s almost impossible to see friends regularly; it promotes a generally vain and shallow and/or rat race lifestyle; a feeling of always wanting to escape (people love leaving the city on the weekends!); minimal access to nature (Central, Prospect, and Riverside Parks are nice, but it’s still difficult to feel like you’re really connected to nature there); lest I mention the ever increasing rent prices…

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    Mallory Lunetta
    March 25, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I am native to New Jersey and visit New York every so often (usually in the winter!). Lovely post! My husband and I have been traveling the USA for a year straight now and we absolutely love our country! Heading to Italy by the end of this year hopefully! Great site Brooke!

    Jay @livelikjay15
    December 28, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Awesome list, I agree wholeheartedly after visiting New York last month. I’d like to thank you WoW for inspiring me to set off on my own journey just one day after finishing high school and I’d really appreciate it if you would visit my (VERY) new blog! πŸ™‚

    December 16, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I really enjoy to read your blog and will be waiting for your next update.I appreciate all the work you put into this site, helping out others with your fun and creative works.
    Winery Tours Long Island

    December 16, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Ahh I love NYC! No matter where you are from, you feel at home because it’s so international and suits every need. Love love love this city. I would add rooftop bars (Empire is my favorite) and cronuts πŸ˜‰

    • Brooke Saward
      December 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

      You know what, I can’t believe I’m saying this… but I STILL haven’t tried cronuts!!!

    December 16, 2014 at 1:57 am

    Perfect reasons – I would love to visit this fab city (and I secretly do want to live here – Hopefully one day!)
    Thanks a lot! :)xx

    Ann @ Pollyanna Lin
    December 15, 2014 at 4:05 am

    I absolutely love NYC and this post just makes me miss the city that much more! I was just there last month and have been wanting to go back the second I left.

    December 11, 2014 at 5:41 am

    YES I love New York! I wrote all about it when I lived there over the summer. Tons of fun things to do and food to eat!

    December 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Ohh… I love New York <3

    December 10, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Nice list your making me become a lover of NYC. Didn’t like it before being a mid-west guy.

    Kelly @ Endlessly Exploring
    December 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    I love New York! My absolute favourite city! β™‘

    December 10, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    This is such an awesome POST! Huge lover of NYC!!! Maybe Barcelona will be appealing for you too?

    December 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    New York has long been on my list of places to visit! I’ve mostly wanted to see the 9/11 Memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the sunrise over the Hudson. And of course the Statue of Liberty. I’ve always wondered what it must have been/be over the course of time and even nowadays to be an immigrant and arrive in New York–must be unforgettable. I can’t wait to get there.

    December 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    totally agree with the reasons. I love New York to visit dont think I want to deal with the weather however, love your blog you inspire me to travel the world by myself

    Miles of Happiness
    December 10, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Agree! Goooosh I miss this city!!! I love this place, it’s magic, and, as you said, it’s “the” city πŸ˜€

    December 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Love HONY.

    December 10, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I live pretty close to “the city” – exactly what we call it! If you want some amazing NYC inspiration check out some of my New York City posts on my blog:

    I have quite a few. πŸ™‚

    Raza from

    LEE @ Modern Granola
    December 10, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Yeah! I love love New York so much. Really fun post.

    December 10, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Haha)))) the reasons are so great!!! But honestly i dont need any because i am already in love with New York even though i’ve never been there!))) it is one the must see destinations for me and after your post i want to go there even more and discover my own reasons!))))


    December 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I had a love hate relationship with NYC while I was living there, leaning more towards love. Now that I’m gone I’m finding more little things I miss about it. I can’t wait to go visit again!

    December 10, 2014 at 4:53 am

    I went to New York City in February and it was by far the best place I’ve ever visited. I miss it so much, and even though I was only there for a week it felt like home. Such a wonderful, absurd and scenic place!

    Lots of love,
    Hannah xo

    December 10, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Great list Brooke and yes!! — New York bagels are seriously the best. Almost as good as Montreal bagels πŸ™‚

    Marie @ Marie Away
    December 10, 2014 at 2:45 am

    Cool list! New York is my dream for Christmas-time (as are many other cities I admit, though mostly European). I’ll keep these things in mind for when I go there! I’m very excited to try eating far too much food.

    December 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

    The list could go on and on! There’s something about the energy of the city that completely captures your heart. Can we add shopping to the list? πŸ™‚

    Clipping Path Outsource
    December 10, 2014 at 12:35 am

    A long list……But I like it for “It is New York”

    December 10, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I absolutely love New York! Unfortunately the last and only time I got to visit so far was just three days. So I haven’t even come close to seeing everything I wish I could. I’m definitely planning on coming back soon and exploring a lot more!

    December 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Can’t wait to go back to New York! Thanks for reminding me of all the reasons I love it!
    xo, Laura

    Jennifer @ This Off Script Life
    December 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Fun list! I’ll be back in New York in January (I try to make it there once a year, whenever I’m back in the States for a visit). Looking forward to the city’s energy (which I feel the second I step off the train at Penn Station) and the amazing food.

    Genie in a Bubble
    December 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Oh I looooove NY so much! Can’t wait to go back again πŸ™‚
    xx love

    December 9, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    That was soo inspiring! NYC has always been a dream for me!

    December 9, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I haven’t been to New York yet, but one of the main reasons why i want to go there is GOSSIP GIRL <3 So maybe that's the 30th reason πŸ˜‰

    December 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Cool! You have really intrigued about New York. I want to visit it for its perkiness.

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    December 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I will surely to visit there. thanks for sharing nice views.

    Ellen Faith
    December 9, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I’ve been getting an urge lately to visit New York so your post is like a stab to the open wound! I cannot wait for the day that I get to be here!!


    December 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I love “the city” because I feel so free. It’s one of my dreams to stroll with food from trucks in NY one day!
    Thanks for a brilliant post!

    Anna // The Blonde Banana
    December 9, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I’ve got to say, the bagels are one of my favorite things about living here!

    bell santiago
    December 9, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Ive always wanted to go to new york! Its on my bucket list β™‘ I adore your blog.

    December 9, 2014 at 10:09 am

    This list is pretty damned accurate – esp. the part about the best clubs and bars being hidden haha.

    rae of love from berlin

    December 9, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Oh how I cannot wait to finally set off in this city. I’d love to one day be an expat in New York for a year, I have already got plenty of friends that live there that I’ve made through travels. And in a city like that, I’m sure making friends must be so easy!

    21 year old backpacker currently an expat in New Zealand

    December 9, 2014 at 8:35 am

    What’s not to love?! I’ve been twice in the past couple of years and absolutely loved it both times. I hope I get to go back again soon. For me it’s really about the energy. The city is packed with inspirational people. It makes me you want to dream big and take on the world!

    December 9, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Never been! But this has convinced me! Plus I think Broadway would become my home as I’m musical-obsessed!

    Ally @ Edibles and Travels
    December 9, 2014 at 8:01 am

    So true! I never thought I would love New York as much as I did – can’t wait to go back!

    December 9, 2014 at 7:38 am

    New York is such a magical place.

    Pavla @ Greetings from...
    December 9, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I agree New York is the most exciting city in the world and once you lived there for a while, nothing else compares. But it also is a complete ruthless jungle πŸ™‚
    Oh, and Times Square might be magical for the first time you step in there, but that’s it. It is living hell, full of tourists for no particular reason. No New Yorkers ever go there unless they REALLY have to.
    In my opinion, visitors would fall in love with New York even more, if they dropped the “famous” attractions like Statue of liberty, Times Square, Charging bull, red tour buses, and instead just get lost in West Village, watch weirdos on Union Square, discover dirty streets of Chinatown, sunbathe on the bank of Hudson River, watch the sunset over Manhattan from Long Island City…

    Petra @ The Global Couple
    December 9, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I agree – NYC is insane. My favourite city on earth for sure! There’s so much to do there that you’ll never get bored, and you feel like you’re at the centre of the world! I recently posted an article on what to do for a weekend in New York City on a budget – check it out!