People from all over the world set foot in New York City every single day. Dreamy-eyed and giddy with excitement, every traveller wants to make the most of their time in NYC. And then there's an entire set of people who have never even visited New York City but seen it in movies, TV shows, and across high-fashion billboards. Larger than life, more diverse than any city, always alive and bustling - is it true that NYC is the greatest city in the world, or is it just something they say? I have first-hand experience, and I can't emphasise enough on how much New York City has affected my life and worldview.
You don't have to take my word for it. Let me just tell you the 7 ways New York City changed my life.
1. NYC: An abode of art and architecture
The architecture of New York City is an eclectic mix of old and new, edgy and gothic. Home to some of the world's tallest buildings, including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and the One World Trade Center, NYC has some of the most breathtaking modern structures you'll ever see. And the Manhattan skyline? When I first set my eyes on it from across the Hudson river, I was mesmerised. That stunning skyline inspired such awe in my heart as has only ever been replicated back in Bombay. NYC architecture is art of the most stunning kind.