You know the saying, “If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere?” Well, that’s BS. I’m from the real New York City and let me tell you, it ain’t easy making it here. In fact, it’s pretty darn hard. But that’s what makes NYC so great – its tough exterior hides a heart of gold.
Beneath all the grime and grit is a city full of opportunity, hope, and dreams. So if you’re thinking about coming to NYC, don’t be fooled by the glitz and glamour – prepare for the reality of life in the big city. It ain’t always pretty, but it’s always real. And that’s what makes NYC so great.
by Guest Contributor
The Roosevelt Island Daily News
The city that never sleeps is also the city that never cleans up its act
The city that never sleeps is familiarly known by locals as the city that can’t be bothered to clean up its act. Sure it may have some amazing attractions and hot spots, but it’s also full of street art (sometimes referred to as ‘graffiti’ ) and over-flowing trash cans – a side to the city that most newcomers might not expect to find until they emerge from their taxi or tour bus.
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Some of us could only imagine what an incredible impact it would make if this city was actually able to tidy up.
How much better all those graffiti-covered buildings would look with just a fresh lick of paint!
The next time you’re strolling around this hectic metropolis, why not keep a note of how much more beautiful the area could be without all that messiness?
From rat-infested subway platforms to overflowing garbage cans, New York City is a dirty place
New York City has a special charm, but it’s certainly not one of its cleanliness.
Every street seems to have its own unique smell and visitors to the Big Apple should be prepared for rat-infested subway platforms, overflowing garbage cans, and odors that cannot be described in words.
While its dirty state can be off-putting to some, others see it as part of the excitement that comes with experiencing life in the heart of the city – it’s all part of being a New Yorker.
But it’s not all bad – there are plenty of hidden gems in this concrete jungle
Well, one thing’s for sure – the concrete jungle isn’t going anywhere soon. Everywhere you turn there’s a new block of offices, apartments or condos. But if you know where to look, there are some little surprises that make living and working in this urban center an all-around worthwhile experience.
From tiny salons tucked away down cobbled alleys to jam-packed jazz clubs offering impromptu performances, you don’t need to look far before stumbling across something unexpected and delightful that can take your breath away.
Despite the overdevelopment in this concrete jungle, beauty can still be found. You just need to know how to dig it out of the sidewalk cracks!
If you can get past the grime, you’ll find some of the best food, art, and culture in the world
Some people think of big cities, and all they see is grit and grime. But those same people are missing out when it comes to experiencing some of the best food, art and culture in the world.
If you can brave your way through the hustle and bustle, you’ll find gems of unique spots tucked away off cobbled side streets that make the city really come alive for those with a sense of adventure.
So, next time you visit the real New York City, bring along your sense of humor as well so that you can take a step back and truly appreciate what it has to offer.
In conclusion, while New York City may be a dirty place, it’s certainly not without its charms. If you can get past the grime, you’ll find some of the best food, art, and culture in the world.
It’s worth the trip, but be prepared for something different than the ad campaigns push at you.
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