Just caught an article stating that "TripAdvisor.com conducted a survey of 3,400 Americans, asking them their opinions about various cities. The result may or may not surprise you: Everyone loves New York..."
I'm so digging that NYC came up as the #1 favorite. I say it all the time. This place is unbelievable. And as I've also said before, homeschooling here is the best. I try to convey the experiences we have with photos and descriptions, but the whole atmosphere just cannot be explained in words. Everyone has to visit this city at least once in their lives.
The article goes on to say, "My favorite part of this survey:
Friendliest and Most Helpful: New York City
Least Friendly and Helpful: New York City
Ah, sweet paradox. I will forever argue that New Yorker's aren't mean, they're just fast. Almost everyone in New York will be happy to help you if you bottom-line your question."
Ok, yes. That is very very true. "Bottom-line" your question. Basically if you have a question or need directions, get right to the point and say what you got to say. We do not have time for break-the-ice chit-chat or your whole backstory. We are not rude here, we're just impatient and prefer you get right to the point.
Here's a fun video:
NYC - 10 Things You Need to Know