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Adobe Stock City Guide: New York

New York City has as lot of nick names: The Big Apple, The Empire City, Gotham… But regardless of what people call it, they will agree that this compact concrete jungle is the epicenter of art, culture, commerce and cuisine in America. There are over eight million people who live in the city (over 1.5 in Manhattan alone), so you can imagine the diversity and energy that reverberates through the streets. Let Adobe Stock be your guide to the city that never sleeps.

Hop aboard

The primary mode of transportation for New Yorkers is the subway. It’s cheap, convenient, and faster than taking a cab. It’s not the fanciest or the most modern system around, but the grittiness is a part of the charm.

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Look up

New York wouldn’t be New York without the awe-inspiring buildings that make up the city’s skyline. Look up and admire the glass-paned giants, or climb up to one of the many observatories like Rockefeller Center or the Empire State building.

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Be inspired

The city is home to hundreds of museums and galleries. In addition to the standard art, history and cultural variety, there are also quirky institutions like the Morbid Anatomy Museum and the Elevator Historical Society to keep yourself entertained and educated.

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Dine out

New York is famous for international cuisine and culinary innovation. You can find practically anything you could possibly want to eat in this city, whether that’s a $1 slice or a $1000 pizza, a Korean/Spanish fusion or a whole roast pig.

Don’t forget to sample the staples, like the classic cheese slice and everyday bagel, and if you’re feeling brave, try a hot dog from a street cart (but there’s a reason why locals call them “dirty water hot dogs!”).

Take a break

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city, which is why New Yorkers take full advantage of our outdoor spaces and parks. Central Park is of course a primary destination. It’s sprawling meadows and trails provide sanctuary from the roar of the city streets.

NEW YORK - JULY 1: People enjoying relaxing outdoors in Central Park on July 1, 2012 in New York. The park is the most visited urban park in the United States with 35 million visitors annually.

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If you’re looking for a waterfront view, cross over to DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) to Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can get a scenic view, go roller blading, or even kayak in the summer.

’Tis the season

Regardless of when you’re visiting New York, there’s always something special and seasonal going on. In the summer, you can take advantage of outdoor concerts and movie screenings, or enjoy happy hour tacos on a roof top overlooking the city. If your trip is in the winter, drop by the holiday markets and go ice skating in the city’s parks, and warm up with a warm hot chocolate afterwards.

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See our dedicated New York gallery on Adobe Stock.

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