I’ve spent time here by myself and felt absolutely at ease going out alone after dark. One of the great things about New York is that it’s so easy to find your way around on foot. Aside from some of the smaller streets in SoHo and Greenwich Village, most of the streets, and some subway stops, are numbered, making it a total cinch to know where you are on the map. No matter how long your visit, there’s always something to do in New York.
Catch an exhibition at the MOMA or Met; walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and spend some time in Dumbo and Williamsburg; catch the Staten Island ferry past the Statue of Liberty; go ice-skating in Central Park; grab lunch at the High Line; catch a show on Broadway; or take a guided running tour around the city.
One of the best ways to really get your fill of the city is to organize your time by neighbourhood. This way, you’ll avoid wasting your day travelling and you can narrow down your favourite hoods for the next trip.