New York is one of the greatest cities in the world, with famous sites at every turn and never enough time to see them all. Some people come here specifically to shop and dine; and many come simply to see the sites: Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Central Park historic neighborhoods, and numerous world famous museums. Many of the best places to visit in New York are within walking distance of each other, or just a short ride away, making this city a delight for sightseeing.
I had spent a week of time in New York and here is my review. Things to keep in mind:
1. Make sure you have taken necessary VISA(B2) approval before heading to United States and make sure you have the to-and-fro tickets and hotel accomodation booked as you might want to show at the port of entry to the immigration officer.
2. New York is pretty cold city so you might want to check weather condition before heading there. I would suggest that you carry enough woollen clothes/jackets as the cold gets extreme sometimes.
3. The hotel charges are very costly in Manhattan, New York and since most of the attractions are in-and-around Manhattan I would suggest to be around here however not to spend too much on hotel and just look for a decent hotel near to this area.
4. New York is a very crowded place, so one should be very careful about one's belonging because of theft and thugs.
5. Be careful of Unscrupulous Pedicab drivers(i.e. bicycle powered rickshaw-type) as for years pedicab rates have been unregulated, with pedicabbies allowed to charge whatever they want as long as the price for a ride is marked on a rate card. Make sure you ask the charges beforehand as one guy charged 4 Texas tourist $442.00 for a 12-minute pedicab ride through Midtown and they are mostly convince you to take via Times Square and take pictures.
6. Make use of underground metros or yellow taxi's for commuting purpose.
Some of the attractions you would love to visit here: