The Big Apple… A.K.A New York City or, if want to feel more distinguished, “the City of New York”.
New York is the most populated city in the the United States. It has a well-understood global focus and is seen as very important for the entire world’s finance, art and fashion markets. All you have to do is walk into Times Square to see that. Walking through times square is like walking through the crowd at a concert. People from all walks of life, professions, and social standing crowd the streets, getting in your way with every step.
New York is home to the United Nations (UN) and, as such, has become a central hub for international affairs. Being home to the UN and housing financial, fashion, artistic and other cultural markets has afforded New York the title of “Cultural Capital of the World”.
When it comes to food, NYC is second to none. No-where in the world do you have such a wide variety of cuisine, world famous restaurants, and local delicacies. From the high end restaurants to the street corners, the city is littered with great food choices. Need something quick? Grab a slice of NYC style pizza from a pizza joint, a hot dog from a street cart, or a pastrami sandwich at the corner deli. Looking for some culture, take a taxi to little Italy or Chinatown. If you want to eat in luxury, check out “Per Se” in Columbus Circle.
We couldn’t talk NYC without talking “sports.” Although it’s not fair to pose the question, we will anyways; who’s better at sports? Well, if you were to count up all the championships between the two cities’ major sports teams… yeah… “forget about it”.
Always remember: New York, at its core, is a no-bullshit city. That’s what makes it great! The people and the environment keep you on your toes. Only the strong survive. If you F-up, you’re going to be told you F’d-up. When you’ve lived in NYC, you‘ll come out a stronger person ready to take the world, head-on. You won’t meet anyone from New York who’s not proud to be a New Yorker.
Boston is the capital, and largest city of, Massachusetts and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Understood as the unofficial “Capital of New England” for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region, nobody can beat Boston! With a population of nearly 1,000,000, Boston is the tenth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
Boston was a prime location in the American Revolution and included events such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Several of the earlier battles in the war included the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston. Since the war, Boston has become a major shipping port and manufacturing center. It’s rich history now helps attract many tourists with Faneuil Hall alone attracting over 20 million people every year. Boston and its surrounding areas include America’s first public school, Boston Latin School and the first subway system in the United States.
Boston is a plateau of higher education and is home to the forefront of medical research in the country. The economy is heavily rooted in research, electronics, finance and technology. A leader in innovation, Boston is also one of the most expensive places to live in the country. With a cost-of-living that far outweighs most other regions of the country it still remains one of the most liveable places in the world ranking third in the US and 37th globally.
Go Red Sox!