My first time to New York was amazing. I’m incredibly happy that I was able to see so much of the ‘Big Apple.’ Yes, I visited Times Square and the Empire State Building, but my hotel was dead-center in Chinatown and less than three blocks from Little Italy. My hotel location was one of the BEST locations I could have found. In addition, I was only a 15 minute walk from Soho. Lucky me.
Tip for visiting NYC you ask??
I took the subway over to Brooklyn and it turned out to be my favorite part of my trip. For Memorial Day weekend there was an African-styled festival going on. I felt like I was really getting to experience the city this way. The music, food, people, art, and clothing had such a strong African-vibe, I loved it. If you visit the city during Memorial Day weekend I highly recommend you check out Brooklyn.