First off if you are thinking about a trip to New York , GO! I enjoyed it even more that I thought I would. Do with a few less possessions and travel! You will never regret investing in your memories! Try and do it as a traveller and not a tourist, although we very much enjoyed the tourist areas, the times we rode the subway and walked off the beaten path or ate in the small local cafés we always felt safe and had some great conversations, my questions and hello’s were always met with a smile.
The history and grandeur of New York is second to non with famous sites and buildings around every corner. I will go back when I can, I suppose my other granddaughter will want to go also so I will have to return!
Someone asked me if I could live in NYC, a tough question to answer, There is a lot of places I have visited that I would like to spend more time, I would love to spend more time New York but could not live there just yet.
There is a dark side to all cities and towns. We seen quit a few homeless people, We seen lots of panhandlers, there is a difference , the homeless and mentally il deserve respect and sympathy, those who panhandle and scam for a living get non from me. For the most part the city was much cleaner than I thought it would be. Some areas had more trash than others but there are people working to clean everywhere. There are time when crowds and waiting lines can be hectic, I just took a deep breath and turned to enjoying people watching.
I will return!