There are so many incredible reasons to call New York City home, that it’s hard to just narrow it down in a short article. So, here are just a few:
- The New York City skyline is one of the most iconic in the world. The Chrysler Building and The Empire State building are just two examples of the unique architecture that people come from around the world the world to see.
- New Yorkers live longer than most everyone else. Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, moved to NYC in 1923 and lived there until her death in May 2016, at age 116. Believe it or not, New Yorkers live 9 months longer than the average American. They walk far more than people in other large cities, and even more than most Americans living in suburbs. Not only do they walk more, they walk faster. New York City also provides greater access to fresh, organic and other healthy foods.
- In the summer, New Yorkers can hear amazing music and see a wide variety of top notch performance art and never spend a cent. The lower Manhattan waterfront offers a huge variety of art, festivals, dance and music. There are free film screenings in both Central and Bryant Park. And for literary fans, there is there is the free open-air book readings known as Books Beneath The Bridge at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
- New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world. According to census figures, there are more than 800 languages spoken in NYC, and 49% of those who live there report speaking something other than English at home.
From the culture to the food and health and just the beauty and fun of New York City, there are millions of people who can’t imagine calling any place else home.