A Beginner’s Guide to Surviving New York City (Without Looking Like a Complete Dumbass)

To be young and in New York City is an experience unlike any other. The lights, the music, the architecture, and a host of other magnificent sights and sounds make NYC the greatest city on Earth (or, at least, America). There is something for everybody and, as the old saying goes, “if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.” Unfortunately, a lot of us can’t make it. Those who don’t actually live in the city can find themselves lost, literally and figuratively. There’s more to the place than Times Square, Broadway, and pizza, and if you really want to cut to the core of the Big Apple, without looking like a dumbass tourist, it’s important to plan ahead. So, stick with us kid, and let us guide you through surviving New York City.

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