When In New York City

gregory-gopman-ny-nycNew York City is widely known as one of the best cities not only in the United States but in the world. It’s no wonder why despite it being just under 470 square miles, it is still heavily populated at just under 8.5 million people. Many call it “the city that never sleeps” and why would it? There is so much to do in New York City and so much to see. Bars and restaurants will stay open late to accommodate as many people as possible.

When it comes to tourist attractions, New York City certainly doesn’t lack it. Located in the Financial District you have the Freedom Tower. The Freedom Tower is a new beautiful building which holds a lot of history dating back to the Twin Tower era. If you’re traveling from France, you can visit a gift that France gave the United States, the Statue of Liberty. Located on Liberty Island in Manhattan, enjoy a nice ferry ride to the large statue in which you can explore the history of Ellis Island and even go inside the Statue of Liberty. Take a trip in the evening to Times Square, also located in Manhattan. Here you will see many cool large lit up buildings where one of the most famous arenas, Madison Square Garden, resides.

There are endless option of things to do in New York City. You can eat in Little Italy or China Town, visit prominent parks like Central Park, or even visit landmarks like the Statue of Liberty. When visiting NYC, you’re most certainly in for a fun filled and action packed time.

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-Gregory Gopman

My Favorite Cities in North America


Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved to travel. Something about entering a new city inspires me and makes me feel alive all over again. Over the past 4 years I’ve been to over 50 cities and as I adventure people often ask me which city is my favorite. It’s not really a fair question, every city is special in it’s own way, but most people will tell you the best place to live in the world is America. In light of that, here are my favorite cities in North America — Toronto, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.

What makes a great city is a mixture of career opportunities, healthy food options, good weather, great people, a good dating scene, and ease of public transportation. Thanks to Uber though, public transport is less of a factor now and has accelerated Los Angeles onto my list. Los Angeles is definitely the black sheep from my list. It gets a bad rap for traffic, shallowness, and a lack of opportunity. But I think Los Angeles is growing up from the Hollywood stereo type more than people realize, especially towns west of the 405 like Santa Monica. San Francisco is the leader in career opportunities and has incredibly amazing things to do nearby — skiing, hiking, wining (wine-ing), theme parks, sailing, camping, hot springs. In my opinion it’s dating scene is sub-par, but it excels so much in other areas that it makes up for it.

Gregory gopman in NYC
New York is incredible on all levels, except for it’s weather in recent years that is bone-chilling cold. That said, you simply can’t find a better place on earth than New York in the Fall.
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And finally Toronto… Toronto is a gem — Canadians as people are amazing, the dating scene is incredible, and life there is just good. The weather is comparable to New York, incredible in Summer/Fall, but a toss up on what Winter will be like.

Some close seconds to my favorite cities are San Diego, Austin, Vancouver, and DC.  I’m always happy to visit any one of them. I think an exceptional city inspires you to reach high and work towards your potential.

If I had the option, I’d say live a bi-coastal life between New York / Toronto in the Fall and Los Angeles / San Francisco in the spring. If you’re working in tech or looking for a career change, San Francisco should be your choice. Looking for a wife, Toronto and New York. Love the beach — Los Angeles via Santa Monica or Venice. Love the outdoors, San Francisco again. It really doesn’t matter which place you chose, all are world class cities and all are going to provide you a diverse and happy life. For now I live in San Francisco, but that could change at any month. And in the world we live in, your favorite cities are just a plane ticket away.

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