In the Summer of 2012, I visited New York for the first time. I went without expectations, only with the curiosity of an explorer who has heard so much about the greatness of this one city. The first day I took the subway, rubbed shoulders with New Yorkers, saw the Statue of Liberty, crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and back on foot, blinded by the lights at Times Square, ate at a restaurant where Broadway wannabes sang on a platform in the middle as they waited on tables and passed by Dave Lettermen's studio.
Yet, I do not feel I have experienced and feel for myself the real magic of New York but it has only been one day. Maybe the city will grow on me.