Want to experience NYC as a local? Here’s a hint: think like a tourist. Seriously! Just ask the members of our team. No matter how long we've lived here, the city still wows us the way it does first-time visitors. Check out our favorite NYC experiences.
- Spend a tasty afternoon with Scott’s Pizza Tours
- Discover the maze inside historic 112 year old landmark Chelsea Market
- Explore Kalustyan’s, the best international food stockist in the country
- Head to the Upper West Side for Zabar’s. Rugelach, bagels or chocolate babka anyone?
- Don’t miss Eataly, foodie nirvana care of Mario Batali.
- Smorgasburg, a festival of food trucks and icon of Williamsburg’s and Prospect Park's summer life.
- Take a romantic walk amid seasonal blooms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
- Go walking, biking, or boating in Central Park, the first major urban park in the US.
- Enjoy gardens, artworks, and Hudson River views at Wave Hill.
- Admire the expanse of the New York Harbor on a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Stroll Fort Tryon Park along the Hudson River in upper Manhattan and visit the Cloisters.
- The world-class collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is not to be missed
- The Museum of Modern Art is a showcase for art, design, film, and special events
- The Whitney Museum is known for its American art collection and stunning architecture
- Native American arts take center stage at the Museum of the American Indian
- At the Frick Collection, you’ll see masterworks displayed in a 1914 mansion.
The New York City subway system is more than a century old and was built before people became aware of the importance of access for people with disabilities. System upgrades continue to address that issue.
As of January 2017, 117 New York City subway and Staten Island Railway stations meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility standards. Consult the MTA Guide to Accessible Transit for the latest information station by station.
The city’s 107-page Official Accessibility Guide provides accessibility information for Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island and includes sections about accommodations, sightseeing, arts and entertainment, museums, dining, nightlife, and sports.
Map & Service Changes
There’s also a Planned Service Changes page to help you avoid stations that are closed for maintenance or lines that have been rerouted. These street maps can also help you navigate the city on foot.
NYC Safety Tips
The New York experience is unlike any other. You’ll find the city and its people friendly and fabulous, and we want you to take only happy memories from here. That’s why, although we’re the safest large city in the U.S., we want to offer a few suggestions to help ensure that you and your companions remember your visit for all the best reasons. For your safety and protection, please remember:
Sudden commotions, such as people who are fighting or appear to be in distress, can be staged as distractions for pickpockets.
When waiting for the subway, stand behind the yellow line at the end of the platform.
Don’t lose track of your surroundings when taking selfies—city crowds move at a fast pace, and we don’t want you pushed off your feet!
If you need an ambulance or emergency assistance from the police or firefighters, this is the number to call.
Copy your passport
Keep the original in a safe place, but make a copy that you can carry with you while you’re sightseeing.
Beware of strangers
If someone offers to escort you around the city or sell you a Metrocard, say no.
Traveling from JFK to Long Island? The AirTrain connects passengers with the Long Island Railroad’s Jamaica Station, where you can catch eastbound trains on the Oyster Bay, Huntington/Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma/Greenport, Babylon/Montauk, and Long Beach lines.