New York Promises an Exciting House Sitting Experience
In the city that never sleeps, house sitting can prove to be an exciting experience. Whether you're house sitting an elegant brownstone rowhouse, a townhouse, a large single family home or a split two-family home, you are surrounded by sites and sounds that are household names in every country around the world. Founded in 1624, New York City with almost 20 million people is the most populated city in the USA, the world's most linguistically-diverse city and is at the center of global developments in finance, the arts and entertainment, fashion, cuisine, music, media and cultural trends. A lifetime of house sitting in New York City will not be long enough to take in the sights and experience what the city has to offer. Here are some for starters.
Statue of Liberty – This colossal structure is the first sight greeted many of the country's early immigrants seeking a better life in the New World. Constructed in France and assembled in the United States, it measures 93 meters from the ground level to the tip of the torch with the statue itself measuring 46 meters. Located on Liberty Island, entry is free but it must be accessed by ferry.
Times Square – Dubbed the “Crossroads of the World” is at the center of the Broadway theater district, a collection of New York City's 39 largest theaters between 42nd and 53rd Streets. Named after the New York Times which relocated its headquarters there, it is the site of the annual ball drop on New Year's eve.
Wall Street – Running from Broadway to South Street, it is the site of the New York Stock Exchange and many of the banks and financial institutions that are at the center of the current global financial crisis. Although it was once a purely business district, there has been increased residential use of the Wall Street area in recent years.
Lincoln Center – Home to 12 important arts organizations, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is the site of the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and Juilliard School among others. It is the country's largest performing arts center.
Central Park – Located at the center of Manhattan, it was built in 1857 and now covers an area of 341 hectares. Among the many activities that makes Central Park a favorite destination of everyone in New York City are birding at “The Ramble”, boating, rock climbing and ice skating. The park has a zoo and stages free open-air theater productions, concerts featuring world-famous singers and orchestras and film presentations.
Other sights and activities that can liven up a house sitting stint in New York City are Greenwich Village, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Tribeca Film Festival, the Bronx Zoo, Coney Island and the New York Botanical Garden.
Aside from residing in New York City, house sitting there may be the best way to experience all the excitement that the city has to offer.