New York

The Empire State Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the Guggenheim, Central Park, Broadway, Yankees Stadium — the list of iconic New York City landmarks is extensive, almost overwhelming. Along with the big name attractions, there are thousands of cafes, bars, theaters, and clubs that are there to be discovered.

There are tiny churches next to skyscrapers, street vendors selling hot dogs, pretzels, falafels, and more, musicians playing on the sidewalk, celebrities walking their dogs, people doing yoga in the park, cobblestoned streets in Greenwich Village, hipsters downing PBR in Brooklyn –there is a place for everyone in New York City. The diversity of the nearly 19 million people live in the city can be seen in part in the languages you can hear on the street – there are over 700 languages spoken.

New York City is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Manhattan, the oldest and arguably the most famous borough, is also one of the easiest to get around with much of its 23 square miles laid out on a grid system. The mass transit system runs throughout all five boroughs, and you’re never too far away from a bus or subway stop. Or there’s always the famous yellow taxis.

The winters are cold and snowy, and the summers are hot with the parks filling up with sun bathers and picnickers on a daily basis.

Matador has many contributors who call or have called New York home, and many more who have passed through. With articles on what not to do, how to get an apartment if you decide to stay, how to camp for free, 9/11 remembrances, a budget guide, and where to eat and drink, Matador can help you sample what New York has to offer. Just a sample, because even if you live there your entire life, there will always be something new.

New York Articles

I’ve lived in NYC for 15 years. These are my favorite viewpoints.

by Andrea Cauthen

It was rare, but HD video existed in 1993, and someone captured beautiful scenes of Manhattan

by Carlo Alcos

Infographic: Banksy travel guide to NYC

by Alice Latham

Here are 6 bicycle-powered movements in NYC that are creating positive change

by Vanessa Nirode

11 bars in NYC where bartenders actually go to drink

by Henry Miller

11 of the raddest things to do for free in Bushwick

by Henry Miller

11 reasons you should never eat street food in New York

by Alex Scola

12 of the best Airbnbs in New York City

by Joe Batruny

How to survive the New York City subway

by Lindsay Buckley

5 NYC restaurants for the perfect Mother’s Day brunch

by Thrillist

Quick guide to New York City banyas

by Megan Wood

4 NYC sing-along holiday events

by Ann Banks

Austrian restaurants in New York

by Jessica Festa

Cider Week in New York City

by Kristin Conard

Free things to do this summer in 10 world-class cities

by Carlo Alcos

Urban hikes and post-trail pints: Writer Ben Keene

by Eva Holland

5 NYC beer gardens (plus 1 on the way)

by Jessica Kulick

Escape to adventure: New York City

by Benita Hussain
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