As you walk through Manhattan, the heart of New York, you can’t help but notice the things that make up the fabric of this city. It’s what keeps the city alive. At a first glance, the gigantic neon lit billboards in Times Square, yellow cabs, Broadway shows, excited tourists on hop-on hop-off buses, Saks Fifth Avenue, the NYPD and the constant noise of sirens, are what give New York its typical buzz. That and of course the impressive jungle of skyscrapers lit beautifully at night with iconic art deco landmarks like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, that illuminate the skyline impressively.
But when you take a second look you’ll start to notice the other things that make this city live. Busy people on the crammed subway during rush hour, a free Metro newspaper, professionals grabbing lunch at Pret A Manger or Starbucks with their white in-ear headphones, the mouth watering smell of delicious street food at almost every corner, magazine sellers, the international crowd enjoying after work drinks, gritty streets that lend the city its edge and finally historic Grand Central Terminal where commuters converge from Monday to Friday. The city’s energy is infectious. A city that lives 24 hours.