LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY: Ultimate Times Square Tour!!


A portion of this video is sponsored by
canon. What makes this city so special is its distinct neighborhoods which
themselves make up the integral parts of New York City Times Square is a
commercial intersection tourist destination entertainment center and
probably the most well known recognizable neighborhood in New York
City it’s home to some of the city’s most iconic imagery including the
obscene amount of lit up billboards flagship stores infamous characters and
is home to the Broadway theater district it’s also well known for being the
location of the world-famous New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Times Square is
contained between Broadway and 7th Avenue from 42nd Street to 47th Street
one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations it holds 50 million
visitors annually on its busiest days over four hundred and sixty thousand
pedestrians will pass through Times Square it is definitely one of the most
interesting places in the city and there’s not really any place quite like
it if you’re already subscribed this is a brand new series and we’ll be touring
the best neighborhoods in New York City and future episodes so make sure to
click that subscribe button now time score isn’t necessarily a place where
you would think to live but what would this neighborhood tour be without
checking out a Times Square apartment my friends John Hill and Sarah DG just so
happened to live in Times Square and they were kind enough to let me show
case how they make it work I love that we can get crazy endorphin boost if we
just skate one block down the street but it’s actually really quiet where we are
when I imagine New York I imagine huge buildings
I want that energy when I step outside I feel it and we are in a more residential
area so we have great restaurants it’s very essentially located so we’re
close to a subway so we can get anywhere like annoying
has become a little bit of a new one and that is why we are moving true among
other things because it’s expensive John and Sarah paid three thousand and five
hundred dollars per month for a one-bedroom apartment right near Times
Square it has a full kitchen with a very rare New York City dishwasher a very
spacious living area floor-to-ceiling windows with an inspiring view of Hudson
Yards and even a rooftop with incredible views of Midtown a full tour of their
Times Square Apartments is linked down below in the description if you want to
check that out continuing on with this tour you might wake up a little groggy
if you’re staying in Times Square and you forget to close those blinds because
of all the bright lights in this neighborhood they make it feel like it’s
daytime outside 24/7 to match your energy here you’ll need a great boost to
start your day and there is no better way to start the day than heading it to
a classic New York City diner I recommend heading to Ellen’s Stardust
diner for a great first step into the chaos that is Times Square 656
in the morning this is my third time back here trying to get a seat and the
restaurant isn’t even open yet but there’s a line now Ellen’s is so popular
that to film this video I tried three separate times to eat here and each time
there was a line down the block to give in so finally I got here at 7 o’clock in
the morning for the opening to see what made this place so world-famous Ellen’s
Stardust diner is a retro 1950s themed restaurant and it’s regarded as one of
the best themed restaurants in New York City thanks to its singing waitstaff the
interior of the restaurant is neon lit with bi-level seating the diner is
decorated with retro themed memorabilia such as photos of famous actors on the
walls and in some ways it feels like a tourist best-kept secret now out of
nowhere the music begins and persons serving you your omelette begins
to belt out showtunes apparently it is nearly impossible to get hired at
Ellen’s without knowing someone and due to the nature of show business you could
be starring in a Tony award-winning production one day and bussing tables
the next the pure level of talent working at Ellen’s is extraordinary
after breakfast my first suggestion is just to walk around and soak in the city
feel the energy of the tourists commuters residents vendors stores
restaurants and taken the day letting it bring you wherever you end up I’m not
gonna sugarcoat this in any way Times Square it’s very loud and it kind of
smells like a toilet but that’s why people come to Times Square for an
experience that is so specifically unique to this area that you can’t find
this anywhere else in the entire world you’ll definitely run into some
interesting people and characters in Times Square just remember that if you
are going to take a photo or interact they’re expecting a tip and return after
all this is New York and nothing is free and after you’ve gotten yourself
acquainted with the area it’s time to get some lunch there’s two routes you
can go here chances are that your favorite fast-food restaurant has a
larger-than-life mega version here like this massive McDonald’s here which is
quick and could be kind of fun to explore or you could head to Joe’s pizza
for a slice Times Square isn’t necessarily known to have the best
restaurants in the city but Joe’s is actually one of the best pizza spots in
town for locals tourists and it even has the celebrity step of Pizza approval
from the likes of Leo and Bradley Cooper one of these and then one of the
mushroom yes please yes sir thank you now Jose is
quality pizza pie and it’s a few notches above your typical dollar slice joint
it’s not the healthiest but you can’t really go wrong with a couple of slices
that you can easily walk off after lunch there’s a ton of options for how to
spend at the rest of your day you can visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not
42nd and 8th Avenue and if you don’t happen to run into your favorite
celebrity on the streets you can always pop into the wax museum and get a pretty
lifelike selfie with Angelina or jenna Marbles or you could visit one of the
massive flagship stores and do some shopping you walk in here and it
instantly smells like milk chocolate it’s just overwhelming it’s gonna be a
pretty memorable day with tons of things to do and see and you’re gonna want to
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more videos like this one and thanks again to Cannon for sponsoring this
portion of the video and to truly get the best views of Times Square head up
to the top of the rock observation deck in my opinion it is the perfect way to
see unparalleled jaw-dropping views of the entire city comment down below which
neighborhood you want me to tour next and with that I will see you in the next
video let’s go

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