Fall — like any other season, really — just seems better in New York City. Why? Sweaty commuting is finally a thing of the past. The overwhelmingly large crowds seem to disperse (until Thanksgiving, that is). And, the falling foliage not only looks gorgeous; it also cloaks any random garbage that's lurking on the sidewalk. Between the sweltering heat of summer and the tourist-packed holiday season, autumn in the Big Apple feels like a breath of fresh air. Literally — all of those weird summer smells suddenly disappear, and you can even sleep with your windows open.
While there are countless reasons we think fall in New York City is the best, we've narrowed it down to the seven that really make a difference. Nobody does this season quite like we do — here's why.