It's huge, crowded, stressful, expensive, and sometimes insensitive. However, in my opinion, there really is no other city like New York, and no matter what the future holds, New York will always have my heart. Plus, New York City is a great place to travel alone. You probably already do, but take it up a notch in New York.
Set in the 1930s in New York, this evocative novel tells the story of two young flatmates and their chance encounters in a Greenwich jazz bar. A startling (and sometimes violent) portrait of life as an Irish immigrant in the 19th century, in The Five Points, in Lower Manhattan (which is now Chinatown). I traveled alone to New York for the first time last December and immediately loved the city for its energy, culture and people. Because there are a lot of fun things to do alone in New York and very little time to create the perfect itinerary for traveling alone in New York.
And even if you're not in danger traveling alone to New York, it's always good to be prepared with a travel insurance policy (even if you're traveling within the country). There are a lot of incredible areas to stay in New York, so much so that I have a full article about it with expert hotel recommendations for you to check out. Violations and sexual assault: I don't want to alarm you, but if you're a woman in New York, they'll probably call you after a cat (just ignore it, since it's annoying more than anything). Don't limit yourself to Broadway shows either, as there is a lot of talent in the smaller off-Broadway theaters in the five boroughs of New York (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx).
However, if you're short on time and are looking for a quick list of the best areas to stay alone in New York, you might want to try East Village, West Village, Long Island City Queens, Upper East Side, Park Slope Brooklyn and Upper West Side, just to name a few. I understand that a certain part of New York isn't exactly safe, but it feels safe in most parts of the city. This section is just a giant list of the most common mistakes tourists make when visiting New York or when traveling alone in New York. That's why, if you're thinking of traveling alone to New York, definitely do it, as New York is a safe place to travel alone.
So, before I finally try to finish this incredibly long post about traveling alone in New York, I just wanted to share some additional safety tips with you. And while I only have the time and space to share more than 20 of my favorite things to do alone in New York, this city definitely has a lot more to offer. So fasten your seatbelt because it's going to be an incredible trip (read long) as we dive into everything related to solo trips to New York. Because between the ping pong table, the public loan library and a kiosk selling Babka chocolate from Breads Bakery (one of the most incredible places to eat in New York), Bryant Park should be at the top of your list of places to explore in New York.
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