One of my favorite things when I was living in the East Coast, was going to New York, sitting in a cafe, and eating a piece of cheesecake! So now that I am in California, I have decided to celebrate July 4th by making my own New York Style cheesecake. Baking a cheesecake is quiet easy, you only need to take care of couple of things: to avoid the cracks on the surface (due to the air pockets that rise up while baking the cheesecake), we need to reduce the amount of air in the batter. To do so, do not overbeat the cream cheese mixture and also beat at low speed. The cracks can also happen if the oven is dry, and that's why we are going to bake the cheesecake in a water bath. Now you are ready to make your own New York style cheesecake!