It never sleeps. Times Square: so bright, so loud and so sparkly. Taking the subway over to Dumbo and walking the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan. You can totally ‘do’ New York in a weekend. The subway runs 24 hours a day, it might not be upholstered like the Underground but it’s got air conditioning. Women are welcome to go topless in public, providing it’s not being used as a business.
Taxi lights are confusing – there’s a light for off duty, a different light for available and nothing if they’re free. Average temperature of the pavement in summer is 150°F. You have to tip all the time (tip: just double the tax on your receipt). It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun. New York buskers go through a competitive auditioning process.