what is New york city really like?
I worked in mid town (right near Chelsea) for nearly a year back in 2001. The commute into the city is rough, but the city is pretty clean, especially compared to San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Portland, Oregon. Manhattan is a nice place, just very crowded, and the buildings go on for so far...it's a bit unreal.
Little italy is nice, of course, and the italian food is great but the portions are completely out of control, it's best if you share a dish with a friend).
The best salsa club in the US is there (in my opinion), La Copa Cabana, it's light years ahead of the one I visited in SF, which is supposed to be the 3rd or 4th best in the US.
Saw the statue of liberty before they closed of the head (you can't go up that high anymore) which was smaller inside than I would have guessed. Wall Street is interesting, but again, the same clean boring streets that are too narrow with tons of buildings.
Anyway...I could go on & on...and your question wasn't very specific. Highly recommend anybody that lives in the US spend some time there, ideally live there for a bit...gives you a new perspective, I think.
it's really cool because you can go see broadways,go on boat rides,see the statue of liberty,ellis island,and other things.the only thing that's different is that right when you walk outside of the airport it's hard to breathe because it's like heavier in a way.also it can get pretty crowded in some places
I had always heard that new yorkers were rude. I have visited there 4 times and they are some of the nicest people I have encountered. the city is so alive.