Berlin Vs. NYC: Battle Of The Cities

by Emily Wasik · May 13, 2013

New York, I love you, even though you bring me down and/or freak me out sometimes. While having romantic relations with a city is generally not advised, I think even the most fervent human-on-city naysayer makes an exception for the dashing, chiseled skyline of the Gotham metropolis. After leaving this 20th century Gentleman 18 months ago for a more rugged, nitty gritty European “Bad Boy” (also prone to never sleeping) by the name of “Berlin,” I finally returned to New York this Spring to see if I still have feelings for my old flame.

When comparing my old and new infatuates, two of world’s most coveted and glorified metropolitan capitals, I used the criteria of food, shopping, after dark, urban culture, art & design and escapism to answer the question: Berlin Vs. NYC, which is better? May the best city win!