How to get around New York
New York Taxis
Hailing a New York taxi is one of those must-dos while you're visiting. To hail a cab, check for the middle light on the roof to be lit. The outside lights indicate that the taxi is off-duty and they won't stop to pick you up, no matter how vigorously you wave. Tip your cab driver 15% of the charge, rounding up to the nearest dollar.
New York Public Transport
New York's public transport system is one of the most efficient in the world. The subway system covers more than 1,000km and runs around the clock, servicing all boroughs. New York trains and buses also operate throughout the city. Pick up a Metrocard to pay for your subway ticket or bus fares.
Walking New York
Despite being a bustling metropolis, walking in New York is quite pleasant. You'll have time to experience the energy of the city. Put on some comfortable walking shoes and treat pathways as if they're roads (e.g. move to the side if you want to stop). Most New Yorkers don't wait for a walk light when crossing the road, instead crossing whenever there's a lull in the traffic.