The most populated and jam packed city in the United States of America is more than just an advertising nickname for Apple’s next project. The Big Apple is so much more. Its 8 million residents will complain about the weather being too cold or too damn hot, the high…
It's noisy. (And that's not just the late night drunk in the room next door.) If you're a light sleeper and you're accommodation is on one of the main Avenues, 1st 2nd Lexington etc. you might want to invest in some ear plugs.
Bars shut around 4am and usually serve food up until around 1am or 2am.
Bars and pubs will play any sport that's on. Think of the time difference and usually if they have it, they'll play it. Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, you name it.
Irish pubs are usually a good bet for European sports and will show multiple games at once.
Although they may seem in a rush a lot of the time, most New Yorkers will be happy to help you out with directions or a simple request like a photograph etc.
New Yorkers are proud of their city, and rightly so. If you have anything bad to say about their sports teams, or city, do it quietly.
New York is home to a lot of religious groups who live side by side. Don't ruin the equilibrium thinking that there won't be someone that won't be offended somewhere nearby.
Over 300 different nationalities make up this city.
Weather: Let's be honest. Unless you're from Northern Scandinavia, Siberia or any relation of an Inuit, New York's new-year beginnings can leave you wishing you were able to grow a warm fuzzy beard, and will have you running indoors for the nearest heater.
New York is cold, wet and windy; with snow and rain a possibility every time you bravely step outside the door.
Temperature: Average temperatures range from around 10-40 Fahrenheit (-12 to 4 Celsius). Weather is never straightforward, but it's usually somewhere closer to 25-35 Fahrenheit (-3 and 2 Celsius).
What to wear: Dress in layers as stores and restaurants are usually warm, so you can shed some clothing once you're inside. A warm waterproof coat with accessories (gloves, hat, and a scarf) is always a good bet, as are some water resistant and comfortable shoes. You'll walk a lot here, and there are some big puddles as the snow melts and the rain pours.
Costs: Hoorah, January and February are the cheapest time of year to visit because of the weather, hotel prices drop, flights can be dirt cheap, and the winter sales are in full swing. (Check out some great deals on websites like LivingSocial and Groupon for discounts on everything from hotels, food…