I first visited New York with my family in August, 2000. I was in seventh grade and we arrived on Pride day. I did not forget that experience. Apart from Pride, visiting the World Trade Center, and shopping in Macy's, all I remember is how hot and muggy it was. Since then, my family moved over to Florida, and my sister moved to New York, I've had the opportunity to go a number of times. In 2014, I was in New York for my birthday, and I visited my sister again in the Summer with a friend.
I love New York. Love, love, love it. The experience of multiple cultures, nationalities, and the throb of the city is amazing. You feel alone but connected, all at once. There is just so much to do and see, and experience. And eat. Oh, there is just so much to eat. New York is one of my favorite cities in all of the world.