New York

NYC 24/7: Sleepless businesses meet a need in the night

Wake up New York, there's a whole city out there in the middle of the night, at your service.

Even in an era when you can order just about anything you want by smartphone at 4 a.m., there are plenty of legitimate businesses that provide service the old-fashioned way in the wee hours.

You can have 1,000 red roses delivered at 2 a.m. or take care of bedbugs in the middle of the night.

If you need some money fast, there's an all-night pawn shop waiting to hock your grandmother's wedding ring.

Or, you can sit for a marathon overnight African-style hair braiding session.

New York truly is the city that never sleeps.