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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you don't want to look like a tourist try these ideas. 1. Leave all of the college/highschool sweatshirts at home. This is an instant clue that you aren't from around here! 2. If it is winter, don't wear flip flops. The street can get nasty! Even in the summer, the streets are dirty. If you wear very open shoes, you feet will be black when you get back to your hotel During the warmer months, i use foot scrub to get the grime off. 3. Small purses/fanny packs. New Yorker woman carry enormous purses to hold everything they need for the day. Even men in the city carry messanger bags. If you feel nervous about pick pockets, carry a bag that zips. Backpacks are typically only carried by highschool students. I've read alot here about how New Yorkers don't wear all black. Although this is very true, if you are unsure what will be acceptable in a paticular place, all black the the safest bet. You will always fit in all black.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's a big myth that all new yorkers wear black- all the time. Of course many do, especially in winter, but it doesn't dominate our wardrobes. If you want to fit in, try to be fashionable, even a little bit trendy (especially if you're young). Wear whatever you want, but try to dress up-to-date. Don't wear huge white sneakers--maybe get a more stylish pair (i like ones from Puma, Diesel, etc). A typical look is nice jeans with a blouse. carry a handbag or tote- not a huge backpack. Some cool sunglasses (in the spring/summer) really add to the outfit as well. So, don't try to fit in by wearing all black. Just wear whatever you like but the more fashionable, the better. you can get an idea of what to wear by just looking at some actors on tv programs, or get some tips from fashion magazines.
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- School Holidays
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: a lot of black clothes (esp during the fall/winter months), cute trendy outfits, shoes and accessories for those girls night out.
oh and a word of advice, contrary to what people think, new yorkers DON'T wear most of what sarah jessica parker wore on 'sex and the city'. some of her outfits are hideous!
- School Holidays
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack a lot of black clothes. Leave your pastels home! New Yorkers wear black all the time even in the summer. Wearing black you will not stand up as a tourist and merchants or taxi cabbies will not try take advantage of you. And during Christmas season, I know you have a pretty sweater you Mom gave you last year, but you Mom is not here save it to wear at her house :)
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are many beaches around NYC within subway reach. If you are coming during summer - pack your swimsuits!
Luggage and bags: Bring luggage you can carry on your shoulder. Trust me, you don't want to be wheeling a bag all over midtown. Pack light!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear black! You'll stay cleaner (or you'll look it, anyway). And you'll always be in style. Wear good walking shoes. Carry a small bag you can put over your shoulder.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Corner delis sell pretty much everything you could want. It's best not to weigh yourself down and prepare for every eventuality. If it starts raining, I assure you that someone will be trying to sell you an umbrella within moments.
Luggage and bags: Less is more.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Black is always in. A black, wrinkle-free t-shirt is a must. These days, ILOVENY shirts are very common. You can wear one of these without screaming out I AM A TOURIST!
An umbrella is important for spring and autumn. You can get a cheap one on any street corner.
Bring excellent walking shoes! Walking is the only way to see NYC.
Sunglasses! You can get a fun pair on the street for around $5 - $10.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Deodorant. Plasters, curitas, band-aids...whatever you call them - pack them! Blisters on heels and tops of feet are a common problem. To go along, why not pack some neosporin as well?
Miscellaneous: There is an ATM on every corner, and credit is accepted almost everywhere. Always check first, though.
Luggage and bags: LUGGAGE-bring only what you can roll on our UNEVEN SIDEWALKS AND STREETS.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear black-its a protective color and you will blend in with the surroundings and look like a real New Yorker.
Wear comfortable shoes so you can enjoy walking in our city
without developing blisters. This is no place for shoes you wear
in Houston, Texas while driving your Mercedes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a quality arnica oil. Don't leave home without calling Eclectic Institute at 1-800-332-4372 to ask where they distribute as they sell the one doctors use in the USA. If you are a foreign national, bring the name of any drug or herb from your home land and know the translation of it BEFORE you get here.
Your chances are excellent of falling and twisting your ankle on our uneven streets. Having arnica oil applied immediately will allow you to get up and keep going without much interference.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring micro umbrella that slips into a pocket or purse.
Miscellaneous: The most important thing is good walking shoes, comfortable clothing, a shopping bag, money.
Want change? No one will give it to you, so bring it.
Return bottles as they are redemable for $.05 each. That is why you see someone with 500 empty bottles rolling them on the street.
Luggage and bags: Bring a money belt, keep valuables out of your pockets. Keep what you don't need for that day locked in a hotel safe.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dark clothing is worn by New Yorkers. it's to your advantage to blend in with the crowd here, so wear black, dark brown, dark blue clothing.
Luggage and bags: Hard suitcases
Miscellaneous: When I travel I always dress as usually do in my home town why look as atorist when I can look as a new yorker?
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