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50 Reasons You Love New York City

  1. "I always get goose bumps when I set foot in the cool, granite foyer of the Empire State Building. Memories of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember envelop my mind. From the observatory, if I look closely, I can see my dreams come true." Lillis Werder, Manassas, Va. (Cheryl Lemanski)
  2. "I discovered that I love New York three years ago. I've just returned from my fifth trip since then and have found another reason to love the city: Economy Candy on the Lower East Side. It's been there since the 1930s and has an old-time atmosphere and more candy than you've ever seen in one place." C.E. Westwood, San Diego, Calif. (Cheryl Lemanski)
  3. "The Hotel Roger Williams staff remember your name and are genuinely concerned about your having the best possible experience during your stay." Lisa Mastin, Smyrna, Tenn. (Cheryl Lemanski)
  4. "One word: Zabar's." Lisa Brothman, Salt Lake City, Utah (Cheryl Lemanski)
  5. "From outside, ABC Carpet & Home looks unremarkable. Once through the doors, however, you'll feel like Dorothy when she realizes that she's not in Kansas anymore. The store is like an upscale, indoor bazaar, where each stall is filled to the brim with eclectic and beautiful housewares, textiles, rugs, and more." Susan Brauer, Minneapolis, Minn. (Cheryl Lemanski)
  6. "Smalls offers jazz until 4 a.m., with low lights, brick walls, and comfortable seats. It's like you've stepped back in time." Dana Bertotti, Philadelphia, Pa. (Cheryl Lemanski)
  7. "When I bite into a bagel from H&H Bagels, my whole face feels like it's smiling. Last time, we brought back three dozen." Melissa Vanefsky, Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Cheryl Lemanski)
  8. "In Central Park, there's a slide cut into the side of a red-granite hill. It's in the back of Billy Johnson Playground, north of the Children's Zoo." Dennis Moore, El Paso, Tex. (Cheryl Lemanski)
  9. "A taxicab ride is more thrilling than any roller coaster." Iris Crannell, Orem, Utah (Cheryl Lemanski)

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