New York City Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Subway

    New York is a great place for kids, even small ones. My son was in love with all the noises and sights. He couldn't wait to get moving every morning. He loved Times Square in particular. It's...

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  • 2. Driving

    A man walked into a New York City bank and asked for the loan officer. He said he was going to Europe on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000. The loan officer said the bank would need...

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  • 3. Walking

    If you are going to walk uptown from the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge, especially at night, please be absolutely certain that you know your directions. While New York streets and avenues are...

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  • 4. Taxis

    "All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets." - Travis...

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  • 5. Pickpockets

    Be aware of the pick pockets at the Century 21 store in New York. The store is very crowded. An old lady asked me to help her trying on some gloves to her husband. The gloves were too small and that...

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  • 6. Harlem - Uptown

    For the curious tourists that wonder about the "ghetto" areas in NYC, I would name several: East New York, Brooklyn (bounded by the New Lots Ave and the City Line/ Ozone Park) has changed alot because...

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  • 7. Subway at Night

    While it's possible to get into trouble anywhere at any time, generally speaking, Manhattan is a safe place to visit. Having said that, some areas may be a little less safe than others, especially...

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  • 8. Central Park

    A warning, not a 'danger'.... I suspect many, many visitors to NYC want to visit 'Strawberry Fields' in Central Park, and have their photo taken with the 'Imagine' mosaic placed there in remembrance...

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  • 9. Public Toilets

    (work in progress) To my mind, walking the High Line is one of the most interesting things to do in New York, and was one of the highlights of my most recent visit. However, if this is something that...

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  • 10. Fake goods

    This tour is a scam. Unfortunately I only read reviews after dealing with them. They cancel tours without notice, refuse refunds and are near impossible to get in contact with. Four months later I am...

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  • 11. Ground Zero

    I've heard from a colleague who also recently visited NYC that, at the moment anyways, the WTC isn't really visible to the public because it's behind a big barrier. She tried to climb up a nearby...

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  • 12. Weather

    Reader's Digest did a global report on manners and found New York to be the politest city in the world. No surprise to those of us who've traveled/worked/lived in other cities. People here will...

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  • 13. Unlicensed Massage

    This is a warning in case you are walking in Central Park, and become tempted by the many "chinese massage experts" that ply their trade here. (or did, when we visited) Now I LOVE a massage....

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  • 14. Naked Cowboy

    A funy character in Times square! You can take a pic with him for a tip. You have to leave the tip in one of his cowbow boots, the "pack" includes a picture with his "front" and a pic of his 'back"...

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  • 15. Holidays & Parades

    From Christmas to New Years Eve every hour is rush hour. Whether you are walking, driving, taking personal transportation, shopping, going to church the amount of people is enormous. The closer you...

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  • 16. Statue of Liberty

    I WAS NOT ALLOWED ON THE FERRY TO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WITH MY ASSISTANCE DOG! I WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR, HE HAD HIS PACK ON WITH HIS "CANINE COMPANIONS" PATCH, I EXPLAINED I COULD NOT GO WITHOUT HIM AND...

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  • 17. Lines

    It didn't really occur to me that the week between Christmas and New Year's would be the busiest week for tourism in NYC, busier even than the pre Christmas period. But post Christmas shopping, the...

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  • 18. No Smoking

    Warning: There is no smoking in NYC. Even in bars. If you are caught it is a very expensive fine. NYC is in a budget crisis, so the Police are on a ticket blitz (even though they deny it on the news)....

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  • 19. Aggressive costumed beggers

    In Times Square, amid the dozens of Statues of Liberty, Elmos, Mickey Mouses and superheroes who work the crowds for loose bills, new costumed Monk characters...

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  • 20. Check your hotel's location

    Our package program said "Two nights in New York". We slept two nights not far from New York (in American scale, very far in Portuguese scale), but as a matter...

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  • 21. Hop on hop off buses-some issues

    If it is raining you could find yourself on a bus where there is no cover. They will provide you with a yellow raincoat but you will still be at the mercy of...

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  • 22. Avoid Toys R Us on Saturdays

    Unless you like to be packed in like a sardine and have plentry of patience, avoid this store on Saturday. It is packed to the gills and is absolutely no fun...

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  • 23. GOAIRLINKNYC IS A SCAM

    I was preparing to book a shuttle to take my to jfk so i can get my flight to montreal.I googled shuttles & i found this sitehttp://www.goairlinknyc.comBefore i...

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  • 24. bad food

    Some restaurants do not serve good food after 10pm. This includes some of the famous ones. I've been working night shifts for the past 8 years in midtown and 4...

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  • 25. Exhibitionist Hotel

    The Standard Hotel is made entirely of glass and many guests are often nude. Sometimes guests do not close the curtain when they are doing things that most do...

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