5. There is nothing like a good New York steak. (Maybe only Texans can compete in the one-on-one wrestle.)
10. There is nothing like special "days" in New York - there is nothing like the Fleet Week (and the sailors who come with it.)
11. You can always be sure that your neighbors know everything that is going on with you. Don’t worry if you didn’t say ‘hello’ to your neighbor today; you can always wave them from your window.
(Russian deli on Brighton Beach, Brooklyn)
21. New York boroughs offer cultures in one city without a need to leave the city: from Russian and Italian Brooklyn to Greek Astoria and Long Island, from Orthodox Jewish Washington Heights to Dominican Republican Bronx.
26. Marathons. It does not matter if it’s unbearably freezing - cold or unbearably humid - hot outside, reason or no reason – New Yorkers run and they run “for life”: Avon Breast Cancer Walk, The ING New York City Marathon, EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women, Aids Walk New York, just among many others.
(New Yorkers always come up with a cause to walk or run: Kelly Ripa and hundreds of other high-heel clad runners participate in the first annual "Live with Regis & Kelly" High Heel-A-Thon held in New York City's Central Park. The event was sponsored by Dr. Scholl's and raised money for the March of Dimes.)
(Macy's Thanksgiving Parades of 1939 and 2007)
28. David Letterman. Should I say any more, except that this man is ‘one hundred years old’ and is still going on strong (Letterman has been a host of Late Show with David Letterman since 1993.) And not because he has had to, but because New Yorkers are not letting him go. His sharp and smart New York-Jewish humor brings NBC more viewers than any other late night show. One of his memorable moments was when he was the first to return to regular broadcasts following the events of September 11, 2001. His heartfelt monologue, delivered from behind his desk set the bar for other programs. His most memorable quote: "As I understand it - and my understanding of this is vague, at best - another smaller group of people stole some airplanes and crashed them into buildings. And we're told that they were zealots fueled by religious fervor - religious fervor. And if you live to be a thousand years old, will that make any sense to you? Will that make any goddamned sense?"
Some of the Most Memorable Shows:
-David Letterman Looses It
-Drew Barrymore Flashes Dave
For Katie Couric’s one-on-one exclusive interview specials with Sarah Palin, that are unofficially acknowledged as the interviews that shook Palin’s supporters to the core, go to:
-Sarah Palin’s exclusive for CBS Evening News
-Katie Couric speaks with Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin about her various positions on foreign policy and diplomacy
-Sarah Palin talks Russia with Katie Couric
32. New York Fashion Weeks. Not that you are one of the lucky owners of a pass to visit one of those Fashion shows at the Bryant Park, but who knows – you might know someone, who knows someone, who knows someone who can get a ticket to a show. Even if it’s not Marc Jacobs’ or Donna Karan’s shows, they make a new-comer’s show as entertaining and flashy as any other ones. But don’t worry, you don’t have to attend a show to see top models live, they roam free in New York, which makes the lives of all other single women less tolerable and more as fighters according to the law of “survival of the fittest.”
("Annie Hall" by Woody Allen, filmed in and around New York)