I love New York City so much. So, I put together 10 of the most iconic, wonderful, beautiful, and triumphant New York City scenes on film for Decider today. 

You probably won’t hallucinate if you read a book about a place before you travel there, but one of my favorite things about most of the cities I traveled to was what the residents probably considered boring and mundane: buying cheese for lunch at the markets in Budapest, wandering the winding streets in Prague, drinking Turkish coffee while watching the sunset over the bay in Istanbul. These are moments I might have poo-poo’d or dismissed as boring with some pre-conceived notion of what these cities are “supposed” to be, based on some author’s interpretation. The only interpretation, the only experience I cared about, was my own.