Posted: 26/09/2014 at 13:21
First time I went to New York I found them surprisingly chilled and friendly on the whole. But then I did grow up being exposed to the idea that New Yorkers were either fat cops or less fat criminals.
Excellent. Did you use the Subway? There was a whole piece in the Guardian yesterday about how difficult it was to understand.
I figure If I imagine it's like the western end of the Met line it should be OK.
I went on the subway when I was there and it was fine as far as I remember, although I do recall it feeling a bit creepy and expecting Keanu Reeves in a black raincoat to be using the payphone!!
Also, the people were lovely and the best thing we did was get a breakfast bagel every morning for three dollars which was big enough to be cut in half and saved for lunch! That said, when I was there the exchange rate was two dollars to the pound, so most things were a bargain!!! Great place though, I'd love to go again.