With only a few days in town, I
confined myself to touristy things; open-top bus sightseeing tour;
a boat trip around Manhattan; going up the Empire State building;
a visit to the site of the World Trade Centre; the Guggenheim Museum
and trolling around Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, Wall
Street; Battery Park, SoHo and Greenwich Village. So I had
purchased a CityPass, a book of tickets to various attractions
at a discount to the individual prices.
Getting around is very easy; a MetroCard costs only $4 a day (since
increased to $7) and allows unlimited travel on the subway and
buses - and with the grid system it's almost impossible to get
lost. Once I was told that 20 streets = 1 mile, you can even
work out how far away a place is when you know the address.