Hi, I will show you things you should know before coming here, New York City was actually a capital of the United States only for one year, and New York City is not the capital of New York State that would be Albany.
I’m sure you heard this song about New York, it was actually composed by Frank Sinatra, Even though the city is very expensive, There are things that are completely free like the Met Museum, the Natural History Museum or the Staten Island Ferry.
Tipping in U.S. in general is a huge thing you have to tip a lot usually not 10 percent sometimes 15 or even 20. If you’re at a bar and you have a drink, it’s usually.
You noticed I said buck because that’s how they call the dollar. To move around the lovely city, you can use the City Bikes. It will cost you $12 a day, and you can use it for 30 minutes for free, then you have to return the bike, and you can pick up another one. or you can get a Metro Card, it will cost you 32 bucks per week or single ride 2.75 dollars.
In terms of transportation you can also use ferries they’re very popular because Manhattan is an island, for example there is a one going from Brooklyn Bridge up to 34th Street will cost you 2.75 dollars, just like one ride on the subway, but this is better because you’re not in a tunnel.
There are three major airports, JFK is the largest one, LaGuardia only for domestic flights within United States, and Newark Airport in New Jersey. if you arrive in JFK Airport you’re gonna have to pay extra fee $5 to use the air train to transfer to the subway.
New York is the home to the tallest residential building in the world, there is the four three two Park Avenue, it is actually taller than the Empire State Building, and the tallest building in New York City is one World Trade Center it’s 1776 feet tall, does that remind you of something? yes 1776 is the year they had their Declaration of Independence.
I’m sure you know they use American dollar to pay in this country and in the city as well, but do not change your money if you have a foreign currency in exchange places on the island on Manhattan.
When I want to listen to some cool New York music before you come here or walking around the streets, I always listen to jay-z the guy from Brooklyn.
Speaking of Brooklyn I would actually pick that place to stay. check Airbnb or booking for cheapest places, but it will definitely be cheaper than Manhattan, and it’s definitely much much nicer.
Make sure to get some Maps before you come to U.S. or to New York City, my suggestion would be windy maps, because you can download any city in U.S. or around the globe offline and have it stored in your phone.
For electricity to plug in your stuff you will need an adapter.
Prices: New York City is really expensive when it’s expensive, I mean like $12 of beer expensive, but there are places where you can get a beer for 3 dollars, it’s on Manhattan it’s on Times Square. speaking of prices if you buy something in the United States, you pick it up off the shelf, it will say $10 you come to the register a different price will show up, because a tax will be added at the registry.
Keep in mind every state has different taxes. California is the highest (8.25 %) and New Hampshire is the lowest (0%).
Weather in New York City, I mean you can always look it up online, but the summers can get really hot, and winters can get really cold, sometimes you even get like a foot of snow.
Remember Godzilla she was caught in the wires on Brooklyn Bridge, so make sure to watch some movies before you come here, home alone my favorite I guess.
In most states in the US it’s absolutely illegal to drink in public, so you will see sometimes people with like a brown bag and they have a beer inside, the reason they do that is so the cop like doesn’t see, and in New York City keep in mind that smoking is prohibited within the parks.
If you drive around the U.S. you’ll find one really cool thing, you can make a right turn on a red light, but except for New York City, no right turn on red light within the city.
There’s only one bridge that connects New York City to New Jersey it’s called George Washington Bridge, if you drive across that bridge and you’ll keep on driving for three days, you’ll eventually hit the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.