Everything in New York is big, from the glittering glass skyscrapers and the towering art museums to the legendary department stores and the supersized portions. But the Big Apple balances its loud, garish and materialistic side with a bubbling under culture of hipster cafés, alternative galleries and kooky bars. It’s also surprisingly in touch with its glorious surroundings – native New Yorkers spend as much of their leisure time sailing around the harbour and skiing Upstate as they do knocking back cocktails in Michelin-starred restaurants. In the words of the song, this is a ‘helluva town’.
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