IN A NUTSHELL
Any attempt to describe the quintessential New York experience is doomed. For one visitor, it might be stepping out of a trendy Lower East Side hotel and into an age-old Jewish deli. Another might prefer venturing into Queens in search of the best Chinese (Flushing), Mexican (Jackson Heights) or Middle Eastern (Astoria) food around. A third might take a stroll through Central Park and on to Spanish Harlem, then along 125th Street to the Apollo, cradle of the Harlem Residence. All three would be right: none of these things could be more New York. This is a city defined by its diversity.
Walking, renting a bicycle or riding the iconic NY subway is your best option. Do we have to mention the yellow cab?
Come on, it’s New York. You know what it’s famous for.
WHAT TO EAT
The classic NY pizza slice, burgers, donuts, ethnic foods, fusion etc. Just about any type of food.
Dinner for 2 – $75
Beer – $5-$9
Subway ride – $2.50
WHEN TO GO
Spring and Fall is when the temperatures are most comfortable.