New York is the most written-about, sung-about, studied, chronicled and filmed city in America — maybe the world — and its stories, monuments and attractions are too numerous to count. So where do you start? Just go for a walk.
Author Layla Schlack Photography Chris Sanders
NEW YORK CITY: The name alone conjures images of the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center and the pulsing lights of Times Square. While those are worthy sights, the soul of the city lies closer to the ground, in its neighborhoods, its parks, its history and its people — and there is no better way to experience it all than on foot. It would take more than a lifetime to grasp the full, five-borough scope of the Big Apple, but don’t let that deter you. As Thomas Wolfe wrote, “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” He was right. And those five minutes will keep you coming back for years, even decades, to come.