CONSIDERING NEW YORK CITY FOR YOUR RETIREMENT? It's the center of the universe! Well that's what New Yorkers think! And once you're there, you may feel the same way. NYC has it all... music, art, education, theatre, food, fashion, commerce, and media. Highly walkable and one of the most extensive subway systems in the world. As the song says, New York is a helluva town with lots of different neighborhoods to choose from. New York has LIttle Italy, Chinatown, Germantown and Little India. If you want to live in the hottest parts of town then you'd want to be downtown…lower east side, chelsea, soho, east or west village or even the Battery Park area. For a little quieter venue, the upper east and upper west sides offer a little more bang for the buck. No matter where you end up, there's never a dull moment. For music and performing arts you've got Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Broadway! For the life long learners you can choose between some of the finest higher education like Columbia or NYU or even Julliard, if you have some talent. For food, frankly anything you could want is all around you. New York has about every kind of cuisine in the world all at your fingertips Indian, Brazilian, Ethiopian, you name it. Every corner presents a myriad of choices. Interested in media? New York is home to CBS, NBC and ABC with many of America's favorite shows like Letterman, 30 Rock, and Saturday Night Live being filmed here. Maybe you're a fashionista? Try and snag a ticket to the annual American fashion shows or shop to your hearts content at flagship stores like Macy's, Bloomingdales or Barney's. And if department stores aren't your thing, try the thousands of shops all over the city. A sports fan? New York has it all, baseball, basketball and the annual US Open out in Queens. Skate at Rockefeller Center or the Wollman Rink in one of the world's most beautiful parks, Central Park, New Yorker's backyard. There you can skate, run, walk, sunbathe, boat or just people watch. Like to walk? You could probably walk in New York City every day for the next 30 years and never see all of it. The westside highway has wonderful walking and running paths and then there's the High Line, an elevated walkway that feels like you are walking on top of the buildings and goes for miles. New York also has four seasons, beautiful springs and fall with a summer that can be kind of sticky. And winter, oh winter in New York. It can get really cold but New York at Christmas has a magical quality that can't be replicated anywhere else in the world. From the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center to the millions of twinkling holiday decorations. Christmas in New York is contagious. But living amidst all this fabulousness comes with a price tag. Square footage comes at a premium but living so close to Lady Liberty might be worth it!