Do’s and Don’ts of New York City
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Do’s and Don’ts of New York City

Published: April 13th, 2017

New York City can be a whirlwind of excitement and the Library Hotel Collection is here to make the best of your trip! Here are our top 5 Do’s and Don’ts of New York City.

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Pedicabs can be fun at the right time of day. If you like to try a Pedicab we recommend, experiencing a Pedicab as a booked-in-advance tour in Central Park. Central Park Discovery offers 1-hour tours starting at $60. Alternatively, if you decide to hail one on the streets of NYC hail one during the off-peak hours. Pedicabs charge per minute and prices vary from $3-$7 per minute which can add up during peak hours.

During your visit, it’s a must to experience the city like a true New Yorker. Hop on the Subway or even better, if the weather is pleasant, enjoy a walk and take in the city! Most importantly, make sure you wear very comfortable shoes.

You know what else is fun?  Taking a yellow taxi! Before you leave your ride, make sure you have all your belongings.  Unfortunately, a lot of times items get left behind but one thing can reunite you with your lost item. Get your receipt before you head out of the cab! This will help you when filing a report by calling 311 or going to

If there’s a must do restaurant on your list, (high-end /5 star), make sure to book in advance! Most NYC restaurants start taking reservations 30 days prior to seating. So don’t procrastinate and contact our concierge team to reserve your special evening!

If you see something, say something! That’s the MTA golden rule as well as the Library Hotel Collection 😉 We love to be your home away from home so we want to ensure you are absolutely comfortable. That means if there’s ever anything you wish you had to make your stay even better give us a chance. Even if you do not think there is something we are able to do, bring it to our attention immediately and we will do our best ensure your stay is memorable.

Don’t confine yourself to Manhattan!  New York City is made up of four other boroughs: Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Each borough is unique in its own way:

  • In the Bronx, some of NYC’s biggest attractions are the Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo These two attractions can be seen in a quick day trip, and the best thing, all of our sister properties are conveniently located near a subway that takes you there.
  • In Queens, the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadow Park, where the US Open begins end of August and continues through mid-September. Also nearby, you will find a lot of great activities such as the New York Hall of Science, Queens Museum, Citi Field Stadium, and the Queens Zoo. Finally, don’t miss the MoMA P.S.1 and the waterfront view from Long Island City offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.
  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden, a 52-acre garden located in the Prospect Park neighborhood, offers a number of plant collections and gardens such as the Japanese and the Cranford Rose Garden. Of course, the Brooklyn Bridge Park where you get to see stunning views of the NYC Downtown plus great places to eat.
  • Last but not least, Staten Island is filled with historical landmarks such as Richmond Town, Alice Austen House, and the Conference House. Take the free ferry and you can also get a wonderful view of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.  In the near future, Staten Island will have a newly redesigned waterfront with the redeveloped NY Wheel (the largest observation wheel in the World), a premium outlet mall with 100 stores, and a 6-acre green roof which will welcome concerts, festivals.

There is so much to see and do in NYC; the Library Hotel Collection Concierge team would love to help you plan your stay!  We hope to welcome you in the near future!