Connect With Us Connect With Us Newsletter Connect with us
 
Nick Cordero
"I sang on cruise ships for a little while and saved up some cash to come here. I love the town. I love the energy. I love the people. It feels like home."

Nick Cordero’s New York

The actor, singer and songwriter is a Best Featured Actor Tony nominee for playing Cheech in the new hit musical 'Bullets Over Broadway'

I remember coming to New York the summer before I started college with a friend for a visit. It was my first time here and I loved it. I’ll never forget driving into the city for the first time. I remember coming in from Jersey on a bus and seeing the Empire State Building. It was incredible. And the smell, Manhattan has a unique sort of funky smell that you’ve never smelled anywhere else before. I like to describe it as funky — it’s both good and bad. They had to drag me out after that first visit. I knew it was somewhere I wanted to be. So, I saved up some money. I sang on cruise ships for a little while and saved up some cash to come here. I love the town. I love the energy. I love the people. It feels like home.

What do you love about New York?

1. I love Central Park. I love that it’s man-made and yet it seems so organically built into the city. I don’t think the city would work without it.

2. I love the subway because it’s cheaper than a car. I love the people and the subway system. I live in Washington Heights, so it’s so easier to get in the subway and just take the express on uptown.

3. I like Hudson River Park, the park that they built near the High Line, along the Hudson. It has great public space. I think over the last couple of years, Mayor Bloomberg did a great job of creating public space as a priority for the people of the city and it’s so amazing. I bike, run and just take in the sunshine there. That whole area, especially downtown near the High Line is really beautiful.

New York Love

See what other New Yorkers love about this city. To join the conversation and share your favorite things about New York, post to Facebook and Twitter using #WeLoveThisCity

Popular Buys

Popular Reads

  • Matthew Broderick stars in It's Only a Play on Broadway

    10 Broadway Shows You Must See in 2015

    Read More
  • The Top 10 Beaches In and Around NYC

    Read More
  • View from Top of the Rock

    10 Spots in NYC for the Ultimate Skyline Views

    Read More
  • Hotels for Families in NYC

    10 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in NYC

    Read More
  • Tour Guide Rory Lipede, The Ride

    8 Most Entertaining Tour Guides in New York City

    Read More