New York City Local Customs

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  • 26. Baseball games

    You do not know what baseball is, it doesnt matter. This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains, but...

  • 27. Independence Day

    Every year Macy's hosts a mega 4th of July fireworks show in the East River. 2006 marked the 30th year. Anywhere along the banks of the River make a good viewing spot, for example: South Street...

  • 28. Pizza

    A cheap lunch in NYC would be to pop into any of the little pizza joints who sell pizza by the slice. There will be a large counter with all the different pizza's for sale, and a handful of tables -...

  • 29. St Patrick's Day Parade

    I understand that the parade for St. Patrick's Day (March 17) is really BIG in NYC and something that both locals and tourists look forward to as it's an important tradition in town every year. The...

  • 30. Century 21

    This place is NUTS. It's mad *** all over the place and well, while the prices are OK, finding what you want here is not easy. Just show up in a jock strap and go nuts and start buying stuff. The...

  • 31. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    A tradition for more than 60 years, the Macys Thanksgiving Parade in the largest parde of its kind. Held each year on November 24, Thanksgiving Day, the parade winds its way downdown on Broadway,...

  • 32. Television Filming

    Law and Order is that unusual modern-day TV show: it’s set in New York, and filmed exclusively in the city, unlike all the sitcoms that are filmed in LA, or the Boston-set shows like Ally McBeal...

  • 33. Street Art & Graffiti

    Like all the great cities, NYC has entertaining and sometimes provocative street art everywhere you look. Click below for some info and a slide show: NY Times Street Article

  • 34. 9th Avenue Food Festival

    When you're in Manhattan during the third weekend in May, make sure to head over to my neighborhood - Hell's Kitchen - where the annual International Food Festival, a mouth-watering and...

  • 35. PS1

    In Queens is a nice museum for contemporary art called PS1, it is part of MoMA and is set in an old highschool (PS stands for Public School). It also has a beautiful view on the rooftop! With the...

  • 36. Madison Square Garden

    Normally people go to the musicals and theater, I don't like so much of that. So I prefer to watch a NHL game (Let's go Rangers!) in Maddinson Square Garden. Don't miss the garden!!! There are plenty...

  • 37. New Year's Eve

    Celebrating the New Year in Times Square is a classic way to spend New Year's Eve. Times Square is not only the place to be on New Year's Eve, but the site of the Dropping the Ball tradition as well....

  • 38. Time Out New York

    Pick up a 'Time Out NY' magazine when you're here. $2.75 to find out about all the clubs, theater, movies, restaurants, and stuff going on in the city for that week. Also, you'll look more with it...

  • 39. Big Apple Greeters

    A NY lady popped into the vt forum & was generously giving advice about NYC. She is a "Big Apple Greeter" who volunteers her time as a free public service to people visiting NYC. To paraphrase their...

  • 40. Delivery & Take Out

    If you are lacking the money to eat at a sit down restaurant, fast food chains aren't your only option. McDonalds is actually pretty expensive. A mush cheaper way to eat is at a take out place,...

  • 41. Village Voice

    When I was a kid in New York in the 1940's and 1950's it was a custom to fill a sox with flour and wack the behinds of other kids, as well a chalking up their clothes. As you would strike you would...

  • 42. Escaltors

    If your are riding an escalator, stand right or else you'll get tramped on by running people. New Yorkers are so much in a hurry. Same as when walking on the street or sidewalk, or even inside...

  • 43. Craig's List

    What is Craig's List and what does it have to do with NYC you might ask? Well, this website is a fantastic find for New Yorkers. Contains everything from no-fee apartment rentals to job listings to...


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