As it was said in one film: "New York is a city of contrasts." I will subscribe to these words. I know many people who dream of being there, and I was no exception.
I must say right away that a trip to New York is not a cheap pleasure, starting from the cost of obtaining an American visa and ending with buying coffee in a cafe.
The first thing you come across here is crowds of people of different nationalities, cultural backgrounds and religions, and long queues consisting of them. The second is ambiguous navigation. I always look for the reason in myself, but before I have never had problems with orientation. In New York, I did not understand at all what was happening and where I needed to go. Perhaps crowds of people are to blame for everything. Do not know.

What I just can't help but write about are sockets. Yes, they are. In America they are flat. Therefore, be sure to take an adapter with you from home. Otherwise, you will have to buy already on the spot. Personally, I paid a lot of money for it. And you still need to find it, especially if you are in the very heart of New York, where people, in principle, are little confused by such trifles of life as adapters.
We can say briefly about food - expensive, expensive, expensive.

Of course, I started my acquaintance with this city with a walk through the Central Park. He is beautiful. Just like in the movies. I don't know how long it takes to get around it entirely. I walked for about 1.5-2 hours and did not even go around half. A huge amount of greenery, reservoirs, bridges, and skyscrapers around. Many people jogging or walking their dogs.

In general, walking around New York, the feeling that you are the hero of one of hundreds of watched American films does not leave. Moreover, one or the other, depending on the place in which you are. Of course, I could not help but walk to the American Museum of Natural History - I highly recommend it, I think that you will not see anything like this anywhere else.
You need to walk for a reason, think over the route to see as much as possible: along Fifth and Park Avenues, passing Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and Times Square, the New York Public Library and the Empire State Building, and take a look at Broadway. to buy yourself a ticket, for example, to the "Phantom of the Opera" on the same evening.

Take a look at the pleasant East Village, then into Lower Manhattan and find yourself on the well-known Wall Street (by the way, I expected more from it. A similar area of ​​the City, located in London, seemed to me much more interesting), take a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge, walk to Battery the park, from where the boats leave for the Statue of Liberty (I did not go to the island itself, the statue can also be seen from the park, however, from this distance it seems very small). Seeing, probably, everything that a trip to New York cannot do without, trampling my feet and terribly tired, I got on the subway at the World Trade Center station and went to the hotel.
I would also like to tell you about Broadway: if you are for unique experiences in your life, then attending a Broadway musical is a must have. This is where cost is no longer critical. Moreover, taking into account the prices in New York, one cannot say that a ticket to a musical costs exorbitant money.
While waiting for the plane home, I thought how contradictory this city is: skyscrapers, luxury, an incredible number of places from everyone's favorite films on the one hand, and rude and unfriendly staff, unreasonably high prices, lack of a sense of security and safety on the other. By the way, almost all of my friends who have visited New York support me in my established attitude towards him.