Getting around is important in New York City, so if you want to go there, you’ll have to learn all about your transportation options. First of all, you need to know that most New Yorkers prefer not to use their cars. Why? Well, this is because parking can be very expensive in the City. Space is at a premium and parking your car could cost you more than 300 dollars a month – money that would be better spent on rent or food.
Most New Yorkers walk and take the subway. The subway is a cheap form of transport that covers the whole of New York City, enabling anyone to make their way around the metropolis without any trouble. However, you need to know the schedule of the subway or you’ll end up having to elbow your way through the rush crowd.
Another familiar transportation option is the taxi. Flagging down a taxi can be particularly difficult in New York City, so you need to have some really good attention-catching skills or at least a really loud whistle. If you’re staying at a hotel, the doorman can usually get you a taxi quickly and easily. Of course, you’ll need to tip him before getting in the cab.
If you’re likely to live in the City for a while and you only need to travel a few blocks each day, then getting a bicycle might be a good option. Of course, you’ll need to make sure that you have someplace to store it. A lot of New Yorkers actually own bikes and store them in their offices during the day.
You should also learn bus routes and schedules, as this knowledge can be invaluable in navigating your way around the City if the subway fails you. Transportation in New York City is no problem, as long as you know what you're doing.
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