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Who doesn't dream of going to the Big Apple? Bright lights, big city—are you sining Alicia in your head already? [firstpara]

Indeed, New York has inspired a whole bunch of people, and movies, and books, and even fashion. Why wouldn't it? The energy of the city is really, something else. Here are five things about New York that will get make you want to visit, pronto!

1. Food

While it is one of the food capitals of the world, you don't need to do a Gloria and sample Le Cirque to get a taste of New York's gastronomic delights. The streets' humble hotdogs sold in NYC's version of our jollijeeps is enough.

Called Dirty Water Dogs, hotdogs are New York's equivalent of our fishball (and isaw, and betamax, and mani).

On the sweeter side, New York is where that whole cupcake craze came from. It's not who but where to blame this hoopla. 

2. Architecture

New York is not referred to as the city that never sleeps for nothing. Its skyline is one of the most awe-inspiring in the world. These skyscrapers come alive at night, seeing through the velvety curtains of the dark with their twinkle.

During the day, however, it's a different story. There's the City's tallest Structure, the Empire State. There's the crowned Chrysler Building, the Rockefeller, Conde Nast, and the Flat Iron.

These buildings has come to define New York, and have made New York, New York.

3. Music

Where do you begin? New York is home to a gazillion artists and one. Of late, NYC is the hub of post-punk with bands like The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, The Strokes come from over there.

Look further and you'll find that there NYC is teeming with music history. From Punk (thanks to The Ramones, Blondie, and that infamous little club CBGBs), to the Avante Gardge of the Velvet Underground, to Frank Sinatra to...

4. Hip-Hop

From a genre, Hip-Hop has grown into a culture. It is arguably one of NYC's biggest exports. Borne from the beats of Bronx, it later influenced movement (dance) and then thought (poetry), and then finally art (graffiti). Say, hip-hop is almost like New York: It is the current state of affairs, humbled by the tradition of the past, and ignited by the future.

5. Fashion
Ask your girlfriends about it: NYC is a fashion capital, with the New York Fashion Week being one of the most awaited in the world.


Among famed designers from The Big Apple are Betsy Johnson and Donna Karan, whose creations are often inpired by the city.

Much like DKNY's latest fragrance for men, DKNYMEN II. From its bottle (which is a shout-out to the Flat Iron Building!), to the actual fragrance (bold, urban, versatile), to its effect (it will hit you in a New York Minute) and then its affect (till the city decides to sleep), DKNY Men is yet another one of DKNY's testamenst to the city.

Reckon, DKNYMEN II is for the dude who may as well personify the City: grounded, urban, stylish, creative, intelligent, and bursting with energy.

Because DKNY Men is all that, too. It's perfect for that modern man who dares to live his life according to his style.

DKNYMen ii is available in two sizes, 30ml (P3,100) and 100ml (P4,200). You can get it at all Rustan's Department Stores, Watson's Department Stores, and Landmark Department Stores.