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17 Mistakes Tourists Make When Visiting NYC For The First Time

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1. Tourists put Times Square at the very top of their to-do list.

2. Even worse, they insist on getting a hotel there too.

3. They waste time and money taking cabs instead of the subway.

4. But when they talk about the subway, they mistakenly call it the metro, tube, or underground...

5. ...and they refer to subway lines by their color instead of their letter or number.

6. They pronounce Houston Street like the city in Texas.

7. They think that everybody in Manhattan lives like Carrie Bradshaw...

8. ...and they equate Brooklyn with what they saw on an episode of Girls.

9. On that note, tourists tend to totally ignore the outer boroughs of Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

10. Tourists spend hours waiting in line for Insta-famous food.

11. Or they eat out at chain restaurants.

12. They waste time shopping in overcrowded Soho.

13. They underestimate just how much walking they'll do in a day.

14. Tourists fail to understand that most of Manhattan is a grid of streets and avenues...

15. ...and that "uptown" and "downtown" define the way New Yorkers give directions.

16. They assume all New Yorkers are assholes who are too busy to help them with directions.

17. But then they stop in the middle of a busy sidewalk to take pictures and prove the asshole part right.