New York Travel Tips Survival Guide
The Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village would like to make your stay in the Big Apple a little easier by giving you access to the below New York Survival Guide. These are some tips for you to remember while you are working your way through our city streets. We would like to help you avoid overspending, getting frustrated, and worst of all...appearing to not know where you are going.
Tip 1: If random drops of water are falling on your head in the middle of a clear sunny day, do not look up or be alarmed. It's just water from the air conditioning units in the buildings above you.
Tip 2: When trying to get a taxi in the rain you need to be quick and resourceful. Do not stand in the middle of a city block. Your best bet is to get to a corner so you are able to monitor traffic from two directions. If you are still having trouble, make your way to a busy restaurant, bar, or hotel where people will be getting dropped off from taxis.
Tip 3: Houston St in SoHo is not pronounced like the city in Texas. It is pronounced How'-sten.
Tip 4: If you are shopping on Canal St, it's fake.
Tip 5: After a horse and carriage ride in Central Park, it is best to come back to the hotel and get refreshed. We wouldn't want the scent of the horse staying with you through your theater and dinner reservations.
Tip 6: If you are buying an unlimited metrocard to ride the subway, you can only swipe the card once every 20 minutes. If you are traveling with a group, you will each need your own unlimited card. Do not buy any metrocards from random people standing by the turnstile. Only buy your cards from a machine or a clerk in the booth.
Tip 7: If there is a hot restaurant you really want to get into, try booking your reservation on a Sunday night. It is typically the least busy night of the week in New York City.
Tip 8: Before you choose a street artist to draw a picture of you and your loved ones, spend a few minutes and watch them draw other people first. This might help make your decision a little easier.
Tip 9: Beware of the bike lanes throughout the city as you walk around during your trip.
Tip 10: For great pictures of the Statue of Liberty take the Staten Island Ferry. It's free.
Photos courtesy of New York & Company.