First of all , Manhattan is the city , the other boroughs of Brooklyn , Queens , The Bronx , and Staten Island are known as ” The Outer Boroughs ” .
Explore more than Manhattan while you’re doing your own 30 Plus Teams Tour .
The Bronx has the zoo , the Botanical Gardens , Arthur Avenue and the Yankees baseball team .
Staten Island has the ferry , which is free and for a change of pace in cuisines , try some Sri Lankan food , as this borough has the largest Sri Lankan population in New York City .
Brooklyn is so big that if it were to break away from New York City , it would be the 5 1st state .
It has the Brooklyn Bridge , the Grand Army Plaza , the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Brooklyn Nets basketball team and the Islanders hockey team .
Queens is one of the most diverse areas of not only the city , but the country as well .
Visit Jackson Heights , Louis Armstrong’s home , the Museum of the Moving Image , the site of the 1964 World’s Fair , and Flushing , which has the largest Asian populations in the city .
Queens is also the home of one of the largest Greek populations , the Bohemian Beer Garden , and New York’s other baseball team , the Mets .
You will see lots of pigeons in the city .
As much as you want to , please don’t feed them .
Contrary to popular belief , the pigeon is NOT the state bird of New York City .
It just seems that way .
Please don’t feed the squirrels either .
They may look all cute and cuddly , but these are rodents .
Rats on steroids , really .
Speaking of rats , yes , I’m not going to lie, New York has a lot of them and they all seem to be on the same subway platform as you are .
They’re on the tracks as well .
Word of advice , people .
THEY ARE NOT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS !
Just because you see them on the train tracks or on the platforms , MOVE OUT THE WAY !
Don’t snap pictures and videos of them to send back to the folks in Alabama or Japan and please don’t post them on Facebook , Instagram or Snap Chat .
Trust me , people don’t want to see that.
BACK THE HECK UP !
These rats aren’t here for you all to be amused.
These are New York City Rats .
They’re aggressive and they’re all in a hurry to get to the train just like their human New York City cousins .
So do us and them a huge favor .
Put down the cameras and keep it moving .
Don’t block the doorways of the subway cars with your backpacks and what seems to be your big suitcases that have everything but the kitchen sink in them .
Trust me , New Yorkers will give you more than dirty looks about this .
Don’t stop in the middle of the street to read your street or subway map either .
RESEARCH PEOPLE PLEASE !
Know where you’re going and what train to take to get to your destination while you’re in your hotel room .
Better yet , map out that route whether you’re at home in Lima , Ohio or Lima , Peru .
Follow the lead of New Yorkers while you’re here .
Have that bag of Wise Potato Chips on the D train or number 4 train while heading to Yankee Stadium for a game .
Don’t be shocked that we’re eating .
New Yorkers do eat and drink on the trains and nobody is going to tell them to stop doing it .
Even while we’re waiting for that number 7 train to take us to Citifield to see the Mets or to have some Malaysian food in Flushing , you’d better believe that we’re going to bust out the Dunkin Donuts bag and eat right in front of you .
Breakfast at home ?
You think New York City people have time for that ? !
We’re going to chug down that 7-Eleven coffee and eat that bagel with cream cheese right in front of you while all of us are waiting for the E train to the World Trade Center .
You say that it seems like New Yorkers dress in black all the time like we’re in mourning or something .
No, we just like to look hip and edgy .
DEAL WITH IT .
New Yorkers seem to be loud and obnoxious , and rude.
That’s not true it’s a myth – .
Wait a minute , no it’s not .
It’s what makes New York City what it is .
Deal with THAT too as you wait for the PATH train to take you to New Jersey to watch the Giants and Jets play football at Met Life Stadium .
You aren’t in Kansas anymore .
Inspite of what the folks back in Nebraska told you , don’t be afraid to take a New York City subway .
If you happen to be in the city , say you and your besties around 11P.M , there will be a train to take you all back to that fancy hotel in the Meatpacking District .
Just remember to sit in the conductor’s car so that he or she can answer your questions .
It seems to you that New Yorkers always seem to be in a hurry .
No, it’s not your imagination .
They are , ALWAYS .
Remember to stand on the right side of the escalator so that people can pass on the left .
Please don’t take up the whole sidewalk when the four of you are walking .
You aren’t in a scene from Sex in the city , so stop it .
You will get dirty looks and someone will make some nasty comment .
Trust me , this is New York , it’s a given .
That’s a pet peeve among New Yorkers .
You say that New York City is really expensive .
It is but there are ways around that .
Don’t take cabs everywhere .
Walk or take the subway .
No, seriously , take them , even though Aunt Martha back in South Dakota told you how scary they look .
They aren’t and they run 24 hours , seven days a week .
You want to be in the middle of the action but you don’t want to pay those high city prices .
Stay in one of the Outer Boroughs , like Brooklyn or Queens .You can even stay in New Jersey to see a hockey game , no matter if it’s the Rangers at Madison Square Garden or New Jersey’s hockey team , the Devils , at Prudential Center in Newark .
You can get there from here on your 30 Plus Teams Tour .
You can even use that New York City Metro Card to pay for your ride on the PATH Train .
ENJOY YOURSELVES !
NO , REALLY .
You’ve never experienced anything like New York City and you probably never will again .
Don’t be intimidated by anything about the city .
It may sound simple , but please act like you’ve been there before .
Embrace the craziness that is the “city that never sleeps . ”
Have that coffee and danish while waiting for the R or N train to take you to Brooklyn to see some Nets basketball .
Act the way you would if you were back in Ireland or Wyoming .
Just on a much grander scale .