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Simply, New York City has more of everything than anywhere else on the planet, and better than anywhere else, too: the Metropolitan Opera and Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Metropolitans baseball team, better known as The Mets, and their rivals, the Yankees; Broadway theater and the stars of tomorrow at the comedy clubs; the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island, better ridden before eating a Nathan's Famous hot dog slathered with spicy mustard. Clippity-clopping around Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage, dim-sum in Chinatown, sushi in Soho, jazz brunches in Harlem, designer shopping on Fifth and Madison, discount shopping in ...

Simply, New York City has more of everything than anywhere else on the planet, and better than anywhere else, too: the Metropolitan Opera and Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Metropolitans baseball team, better known as The Mets, and their rivals, the Yankees; Broadway theater and the stars of tomorrow at the comedy clubs; the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island, better ridden before eating a Nathan's Famous hot dog slathered with spicy mustard. Clippity-clopping around Central Park in a horse-drawn carriage, dim-sum in Chinatown, sushi in Soho, jazz brunches in Harlem, designer shopping on Fifth and Madison, discount shopping in Brooklyn. Your choice of Little Italy in Manhattan or the Bronx, which also has its own island, City Island, with a main street of seafood restaurants. The hip Lower East Side, which the grandparents of its fashionable newcomers couldn't wait to move away from. The Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo and Coney Island Aquarium, and the two-footed club-crawling animals of Chelsea. Buy yourself an unlimited weekly subway/bus pass for $55, and try to see, do and eat it all. Try. Then return and try again.

Evelyn Kanter
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Evelyn Kanter is a contributor to Fodor's NYC and Fodor's Canada, editor of the Michelin Green Guide Switzerland, and author of Great Destinations: The Hudson Valley.

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  • Location: NYC, referred to as "The Big Apple", or just "The City" by locals, lies at the mouth of the Hudson River in the southernmost part of the state. NYC consists of five boroughs. Each borough has a unique culture.
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