According to Simone de Beauvoir, a french author, “there is something in the air of New York that makes sleep unnecessary”, and, during my first week in New York, I simply couldn’t understand this quotation.
What makes this city so fantastic for so many people ? Its bins spread on the ground ? Its gray and gigantic skyscrapers which are hiding the sun ? These constant noise ? This stressed workers running all day long after money?
Then, I understood.
Becoming addict to New York seems becoming addict to a drug : you know the bad effects but it is stronger than you and you dive in without realizing.
One month after my arrival, I remember my first bad impression and, as a true New York converted, I totally contradict it.
Yes, New York is superficial, stressing, a little invaded by rats, but, most of all, New York is a gigantic playing field, where all of the most craziest things are possible.
You want a new manicure but you have to meet your friend Clara ? It’s possible to do the twice, going to NYC City SPA.
You would like to swim on the top of the 30th floor of a building ? That’s why this sort of hotel exists.
Your children want to go to an amusement park but you want to relax near from the sea ? Coney Island is suitable for both.
You want to have a nice and hype brunch ? That’s here.
New York is nothing and everything at once. This is a working girl, sophisticated and pressed during the day. This is a smart boy, ingenious and brilliant during the night.
New York has been, is, and will be in advance, simply because it is constantly in the process of renewing.
This is the city where all dreams are achievable.
The Big Apple makes you full of passion and ambition, and, if you had to explain why, you couldn’t answer an other thing that “there is something in the air of New York that makes sleep unnecessary”.