Few places are as complete as New York City. You can do almost anything in this amazing city, the best thing about New York is that it never sleeps, it seems to have no limits.
For example, one of its main attractions are in the streets and buildings. The skyscrapers defy the laws of physics rising above our heads with their endless floors, 50,60,70 ...
At night it is a pleasure to see the city. Riding in the several uncovered bus lines that run Manhattan becomes a real experience. There is a line that leaves from Times Square at 12 am, it goes down Fifth Avenue to the financial district and it goes through different streets and squares that turn into a completely different landscape by nightlight, full of new hints, shadows and colours that transport you to a much more romantic and surprising New York.
At your back you leave the building where "Peter Parker" worked in "Spiderman" and head towards the river. When you cross the Brooklyn Bridge you notice how spectacular the "SkyLine" of the Big Apple is, in that moment you become aware of how huge the city is. It is a very particular view watching how the various offices of the buildings remain lit up, spreading their light in the firmament, a disordered beauty, part of the charm of New York nightlife.
Something completely new for Spanish man like me is to see someone working after 8 pm, that is truly unusual. Joking apart, when we get to the city of Brooklyn it is surprising how tall buildings are slowly left behind to move into low residential areas, classic buildings of two and three floors, very narrow, which make up the residential areas of Brooklyn.
When the tour ends the bus leaves us in Times Square again, where the bustle of the city has not stopped yet, despite being almost two in the morning.
Other tourist routes are not to be missed in the southern part of Manhattan, from the financial district toward the bay found in Battery Park, from where you take the ferry that takes you to Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty is. It is quite a show for two reasons, the first one is the statue itself, more for being a historical monument than for its size (46 meters without the pedestal, 93 including the base). And the other reason are the city views you get on the ferry, it is one of the most famous NY postcards.
If you have not visited New York yet do not miss the opportunity, you will be surprised. It is one of the most iconic and amazing places on the planet.