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Everything That is Good To Know About New York City

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Everything That is Good To Know About New York City

New York City is a melting pot of cultures from around the world. Around every corner, every bodega, every museum is a new surprise, a new neighborhood, and a new language. While being so diverse and versatile, there are a few good tips to keep in mind to help you have the best experience possible.

Important Dates in the States

January 1- New Year’s Day

January 15 – MLK Day

February 19- President’s Day

May 28- Memorial Day

July 4- Independence Day

September 3- Labor Day

October 8- Columbus Day

November 11- Veteran’s Day

November 22- Thanksgiving

December 25- Christmas Day

December 31- New Year’s Eve

USA

North America

English

US Dollar

Interesting facts

From Frank Sinatra to The Chainsmokers to Jay-Z, everybody wants to sing about this magical place. New York City was the first capital of the United States and while it is no longer the capital of the US it still maintains the title of the largest city with 305 square miles and 8.4 million people. NYC is made up of five main neighborhoods- Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Each borough has its own feel and will provide you with a fresh and fun experience. Depending on the time of year that you will be staying in the city there are an abundance of festivals to check out – craft beer festivals, the cherry blossom festival, a Bloody Mary festival, and film festivals. The architecture and history are stunning year-round and deserve a few hours to wander around and simply appreciate your surroundings. When you are ready for some activities, there are no shortage of options to choose from.

Good to Know

In general, New Yorkers are brisk and to-the-point people. When walking on the sidewalk a quick pace is expected as dawdling will earn you many annoyed glances. Traffic lights for pedestrians should always be followed and if you do need to stop to consult your phone for a map to your destination please move out of the direct walkway.

For those visitors planning on using the Metro- common courtesy reigns supreme. Wait for passengers to descend from the train before attempting to board. There are no rules against eating and drinking on the metro but be polite to your fellow passengers and try not to make a mess. Smoking is prohibited on train platforms and within trains themselves. You can purchase a MetroCard for the exact amount of your trip or in a multi-day pass. Please note there is a $1.00 new MetroCard fee; MetroCards are refillable.

A firm handshake or polite smile and nod are appropriate methods of greeting. You should introduce yourself upon meeting someone. In a business or more formal setting, you should state both your first and last names. In casual settings simply your first name will do.

Culture and Etiquette in New York

In general, New Yorkers are brisk and to-the-point people. When walking on the sidewalk a quick pace is expected as dawdling will earn you many annoyed glances. Traffic lights for pedestrians should always be followed and if you do need to stop to consult your phone for a map to your destination please move out of the direct walkway.

For those visitors planning on using the Metro- common courtesy reigns supreme. Wait for passengers to descend from the train before attempting to board. There are no rules against eating and drinking on the metro but be polite to your fellow passengers and try not to make a mess. Smoking is prohibited on train platforms and within trains themselves. You can purchase a MetroCard for the exact amount of your trip or in a multi-day pass. Please note there is a $1.00 new MetroCard fee; MetroCards are refillable.

A firm handshake or polite smile and nod are appropriate methods of greeting. You should introduce yourself upon meeting someone. In a business or more formal setting you should state both your first and last names. In casual settings simply your first name will do.

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