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Reasons Why Manhattan Is One of the World’s Greatest Cities!
The top 20 things that make the Big Apple big

The bright lights, tall skyscrapers and Statue of Liberty make Manhattan an awe-inspiring view. However, most of the reasons that make the Big Apple a compelling tourist destination are not easily seen on the surface. Luxury Hotels NYC has just published an infographic that lists the top 20 reasons why New York City is not only the heart of America but in the heart of individuals that visit and live in the city.

Frank Sinatra popularized the city that never sleeps in an inspiring song that describes it as having many parts and the people in the city being part of the whole. The city that rings in the New Year has also been the inspiration for people looking for a new start in life. Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007), author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle and Breakfast of Champions, was one such individual. He writes, “So I went to New York City to be born again. It was and remains easy for most Americans to go somewhere else and start anew.”

For over one hundred years, insomniacs from around the globe have found inspiration in the Big Apple, and at very odd hours. Simone Beauvoir (1908–1986), French writer, feminist, intellectual, political activist and social theorist writes, “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” In the twenty-first century, the never-sleeping city is still one of the most dazzling metropolises on Earth — a city that couples Fifth Avenue chic with falafels at four AM.

Aside from the top 20 reasons New York City has inspired millions of people around the globe, the infographic also notes that it is now one of the most populous cities on earth. One out of 38 Americans lives in the city, with a population of 8.3 million. There are more New Yorkers than there are vegetarians in the country. Five million people ride the subway daily, more than the entire population of Los Angeles at 3.8 million.

You may be wondering about now what attraction lays at the heart of the Big Apple. The first reason is that it actually is the best city, according to polls. The Ipsos Top Cities global survey determined New York City was voted number one in the category of “World’s Top Cities.” To find out the rest of the story, see the infographic provided by and if you are planning a trip to the city, check out their website for all the main attractions.

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