New York City may not be the biggest city in the world but it’s in the top ten. There’s always more ways to raise your awareness and keep safe when visiting NYC, so here is some New York Street Knowledge.
1. Don’t Skip the Subway
You might have heard horror stories about the subway but you still shouldn’t skip the NYC subway system. It’s quick, cheap, and efficient. It’s also a quintessential part of visiting the coolest city in the world.
2. Don’t Walk Around Without Cash
A lot of small stores scattered throughout the city don’t accept credit cards. Since you might never know when you’ll desperately need a Snicker’s bar, it’s a good idea to carry a few small bills with you.
3. Don’t Stand Around Looking Up at Buildings
If you want to find one surefire way to paint a target on your back for pickpockets, then just stand around looking up at super famous buildings. To veteran criminals, it’s a dead giveaway that you’re not only a tourist, but you’re also not paying very much attention.
4. Don’t Forget to Pee When you Can
On the level, New York City doesn’t have a ton of accessible public toilets, so it’s best to take the opportunities wherever you can. If you’re desperate, look for the nearest public library for a good, free restroom.
5. Don’t Tip Less than 20 Percent
New York is an expensive city to visit, but it’s even more costly to live in. Remember that and help out your local waitstaff by tipping at least 20 percent. Fifteen percent might be the norm elsewhere, but in NYC it’s considered gauche. (go-shh)
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