New York city is one of the most popular destinations in the world. It encompasses a huge amount of what people perceive the United states to be, it has huge high-rise buildings, a massive population, a bustling urban feel and the infamous New Yorker character. This and many other reasons have made it a popular tourist destination. Another infamous aspect of New York is the methods of transport used to get around the city and the many benefits and pitfalls people face throughout their day trying to navigate this metropolis. These modes of transport have their own character, from the people you meet on the subway platform to the crazy conversations you can have with the thousands of yellow cab drivers who can be found in any part of the city. When visiting the city, it’s important to try as many of these methods of transport as possible so you can experience as many facets of the city as possible. Let’s look at two of the most famous ways to see the city.
These are probably the most iconic method of transport of New York. There are over 10,000 cabs throughout the five boroughs area at any one time.
The issue many people have with transport in New York is getting stuck in traffic, this can plague many areas of the city at any time and the hectic pace with which some of the drivers may travel. One way to experience this is the Yellow cabs of New York they encompass the term ‘New York Minute’. Yellow cabs are quite inexpensive at first but the price can rise rapidly depending on the length of the journey and the distance travelled.
Experiencing a cab ride is one of the best ways to meet a local who can tell you some brilliant anecdotes and key places to see off the beaten track in the city. If you’re not stuck for time and would like an authentic New York trip this is one of the best ways to travel.
Getting into the city from any of the airport or bus terminals can be done using these cabs, but for more comfort and relaxation Airport transfer from JFK or EWR can be arranged through many professional services such as Black Lane.
Another great way to feel the true urban feel of New York is to take the subway. It’s warm, gritty and at times a little overwhelming. Do your best to avoid the subway during rush hour as it can be a little too busy for comfort and trying to exit the carriages at your destination can be more difficult than it’s worth. Besides this though, it is a fun experience, there are many unique characters you can encounter on your journey and depending on your destination you can feel the change in characters and areas of the city.
These are just two ways to travel around New York, there are many more, so it is up to you to choose how you would like to see the city.