The City That Never Sleeps

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No matter the bright sun yellow flip-flops or the well worn out sneakers, in the city of New York, they all have a hurried pace. It doesn’t matter where they are going or what their end goal is but everyone’s feet fly, matching the electric tempo of the city. From the rushing subways below ground to the planes dashing high above, everything in the big city seems to match a center heartbeat, the beat of the city. Known as the city that never sleeps, New York has been made famous for its never-stopping subways, all night taxis and brightly lit buildings that never seem to darken.

New York’s unique blend of people creates an unforgettable city. It is a city that has welcomed and accommodated people from all over the world. The "typical" New Yorker today may be African American, Italian, Dutch, Irish, German, Israeli, Ukrainian, Russian, Chinese, Dominican or a mix of many more. The cultural diversity has made it possible to find just about anything. For example, New York has a wonderful variety of restaurants for just about every type of food imaginable. Walk down 8th avenue in Brooklyn’s Chinatown, inhale the enticing aroma of dumplings that thousands of Chinese commuters stop by daily for lunch, then turn a corner, stop by an Italian vendor outside 72nd street for a quick snack of gelato in Little Italy, or turn one more corner to find the succulent smell of fried sweet plantains in the Dominican neighborhood, Washington Heights. The sweeps of culture that have taken over New York’s five burrows continue to divide the city among itself. People who have made New York their home, grew their cultures and traditions to fill unmarked borders for themselves. All around the city, like ants building their tunnels, alley ways are still being carved by history. Although the city is large, the myriad of people have divided it into their own individual towns, each with its own story. They range from the looming skyscrapers with shining crystal windows, washed so clean they...
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