The lines “I wanna wake up in the city that never sleeps”- from the song “New York, New York” gave New York its Oh-so-famous nickname. But as it turns out New York is actually the city that never sleeps for more than one reasons. Looking back in 1980’s New York was popularly known as the “nightlife capital of the world.” Though at present many other cities around the world like Vegas, Miami, Sydney, and London etc. have equally rocking nightlife but there is nothing compared to New York. As Simone De Beauvoir says, “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” From the famous places featuring in movie scenes to the noisy streets, Brooklyn Bridge to the view of Manhattan Island at night, everything is so arresting. This melting pot of the world has had generations of immigrants from all over the world to eventually make this city their home which makes it the most diverse city in the world.
The city literally never shuts down. It goes by an open 24*7*365 rule. You will always find something or the other to keep you entertained even after midnight. It’s almost as if no one ever goes to sleep. New York is one of the few cities with subway systems that operate 24 hours a day so that you could return home safely even at 4 in the morning. Not only this many diners, cafes, drug stores, restaurants run all night. The city is always awake.
By day New York’s is splendid but you haven’t seen New York at all until you’ve seen it after the sun dips in the sky. Times Square is much more vibrant at night than most of the cities around the world are at noon. The capturing view of the Statue of Liberty standing tall against the night sky, the ever present view of sparkling night skyline along the Hudson River or the famous Brooklyn Bridge under the starry sky is just breath taking. The city is full of action-packed entertainment options like the Madison Square Garden, Central Park and Radio City Music Hall constantly hosting concerts and live shows. New York also happens to feature Broadway Theater for live theater enthusiasts. The city is exciting and so full of life at any time of the day.
Parties, clubs, DJs and lounges are abound in New York City without which its nightlife scene seems to be incomplete. As the sun sets, the skyline alights in a rainbow glow and the dance music starts pounding. Virtually every band that tours in United States is bound to play some dates in NYC. One could easily skip the daytime completely and still have the best food, drinks and hobnob with celebrities without missing a show. Also there is Roosevelt Midnight Street Food Crawl serving the night owls spilling out of the bars and clubs. As it turns out NYC is really big on sports, dreams and entertainment from sunrise to sunset making this city so very special.