New Yorkers get around primarily via the subway and taxi system. New York's subway system is one of the best in the world and you can get virtually anywhere in the city for a flat fee of $2.50 24 hours a day. Taxis are readily available across central and downtown Manhattan and conveniently, they take credit cards. Driving your own car is only possible in the outer neighbourhoods unless you want to spend a fortune on parking and pass many hours sitting in traffic.
Bright lights, long nights, tall buildings, high fashion, Lady Liberty, Central Park, Broadway, Wall Street, museums, the cutting edge, setting trends
Themselves, a good slice, bagels and schmear, the corner bodega, take-out, delivery, 24-hour diners, late night clubs, weekend getaways, moving to Brooklyn
Slow walkers, inept subway riders, sewer rats, the smell of summer garbage, flats described as “cozy,” paying $15 for a cocktail (and doing it anyway)
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