WHERE TOURISTS BECOME LOCALS AND LOCALS BECOME TOURISTS
Big Apple tourists and Big Apple locals have always had a love-hate relationship. Tourists want to amble down the sidewalks; locals want to get to work on time. Tourists are willing to try any restaurant as long as it’s near Times Square; locals are willing to eat anywhere but. It’s the bewildered vs. the jaded, but the truth is we need each other.
Tourists remind locals that New York is a special place, that it’s okay to stop and look at the top of the Chrysler Building every once in a while or see a big, splashy Broadway show. And locals shed light on what is truly unique about the city (and what is merely overpriced and overhyped).
From this symbiotic relationship comes Ask a New Yorker, a website that gives locals a chance to express their feelings, thoughts, and opinions about city life and tourists the opportunity to ask questions, gather ideas, and adapt to the rhythm of NYC.
Written by New Yorkers of all stripes, our blogs discuss everything from parenting to eating to hailing a cab in NYC. There are also interviews with prominent New Yorkers, nostalgic essays about the New York of yesteryear, and plenty of great, only-in-New York stories.
Want to chat with locals and tourists alike about their New York experiences? Visit the AANY Forum, where you can start a fresh conversation or join one already in the works.
Glimpse the nuance of New York life with our original videos. See neighborhoods you’d never think to visit, watch interviews with local characters, and get in touch with the authentic New York experience.
Have a question about visiting NYC? Send it to us! Visit the ASK bar located on the Home Page, right underneath “WHERE TOURISTS BECOME LOCALS AND LOCALS BECOME TOURISTS BANNER.” Just type in your question and hit ASK to submit. We’ll sort through everything we receive, select the most relevant quandaries, and post our answers in the Q & A section.