When I applied this sense of acceptance to choosing countries for my first backpacking trip, it made things less overwhelming and more digestible. There are few places on this earth as fast-paced as New York. Growing up in the madhouse has caused me to appreciate the opposite end of the spectrum, not to be frustrated by it.
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Members who are knowledgeable about this destination and volunteer their time to answer travelers' questions. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Better safe than sorry! As a fellow New Yorker, I found myself nodding in agreement to all of this! So many great tips and pointers which everyone who lives here will appreciate. Great list! It really depends on the time of day and where you are.
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It is, however, not that easy for newbie visitors. I love the photos in this post — especially the one with the white triangular roof.
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I feel like I had done NYC to death as a tourist, but now I know a few of the local hints and tricks I might be tempted to go back. I happen to be heading to NYC next week for the second time and this was actually super helpful. Thanks for the encouragement about visiting the other boroughs! Great post!
Love this post, Karen! Pinning for later! Thank you so much! I loved reading this post, New York is one of my favourite places in the world. I just came back from visiting the city for the 4th time and actually spent most of my time in Brooklyn and some time in Queens!!
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Thanks for summing up all these tips! That is an essential tip. This post definitely made me miss all of the wonderful food, especially the photo of the bagel and lox. Is it really that bad? New York is so many things to so many different people from different backgrounds. My favorite tip is, and always will be, do not go to Times Square!!!
I visited NYC about 10 years ago and wandered around totally aimlessly as I had no idea what to see! I still really enjoyed it though and was charmed by the yellow taxis and steam rising from the pavement grids.
It seemed just like the movies. A great city! Such a helpful post. Makes me want to revisit.
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The first time we used the subway we were unaware of the normal vs. So we just hopped on one train. I lived in NYC for 7 years and cannot love and agree with this list more — esp 8! Fine dining in NYC is next level but the local spots are still some of the best food I have had in the world. This was so much fun to read through! Such awesome tips for New York! It sounds like an incredibly vibrant city. I love your sense of humour : How not to piss off locals was hilarious!
And I love also the tip about finding a clean bathroom! I learned quite a few things too re: rainbow bagels hah! This is so on point! I have visited many times and lived in Brooklyn for 6 months while working UES so I totally get so many of these things. Someone needed to write this! I had so many issues with the damn cabs. I was smiling at the memories of all the great food you mentioned. The pizza, bagels, shake shack. Oh and the shoes part!
During the height of the Sex and the City era I tried walking everywhere in ridiculous Carrie Bradshaw type shoes and deeply regretted it! I absolutely loved this post! As a NYCer, 1 and 2 especially stuck out to me. There are so many amazing things can be be found off the island of Manhattan and so many visitors and people who even live here!