Top Things to See and Do
Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see Times Square and go to a Broadway play or musical, take a trip up the Empire State Building, walk across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, visit the American Museum of Natural History, walk through Central Park, pay your respects at the 911 Memorial-Museum, take a stroll on the High Line that takes you across where old freight trains sat up high in the sky, check out the Guggenheim Museum, take the subway to Coney Island and ride the Cyclone roller-coaster and eat a Nathan's hot dog, get a "slice" at a famous pizza joint, visit the Grand Central Terminal and have lunch there, have a picnic at Bryant Park, tour the NY Public Library (that's where Carrie was supposed to get married), go to the "Top of the Rock" at Rockefeller Center, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, and stroll down Little Italy. You certainly won't get bored in New York.
Before you go
Always check the weather. New York is typically hot and humid in the summer months of June - September. I've been there in March several time for the St. Patrick's Day Parade and I have experienced all kinds of different weather from rain to warm temperatures. Purchase tickets online in advance for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island tour.
Wifi, Internet and Cell Phones
Lots of free wifi, Internet, and excellent cell service everywhere!
American dollars. For those of you coming from overseas, there are lots of places to exchange your money such as, Currency Exchange International 812 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065.
Food and Water
Depending on your taste of food, meals can be expensive or very cheap! I would recommend to use Yelp while you are in NYC.
Water is safe to drink from the faucet and bottled water is sold everywhere!
What to Purchase
I like to purchase shoes in NYC. The ones sold there seem to be more more fashionable!