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New York City

201011-a-afc-new-york-cityPhoto credit: Kelly Bazely

THE WORST...

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Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
17 Fall
15 New Year's Eve
23 Spring Break
22 Summer
14 Winter
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
1 Classical music
13 Historical sites/monuments
2 Museums/galleries
1 Theater/performance art
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
1 Big-name restaurants
1 Ethnic food
24 Farmers' markets
5 Neighborhood joints and cafes
Hotels
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
35 Affordable hotels
34 All-in-one resorts
35 B&Bs/Inns
1 Big-name luxury hotels
1 Business hotels
5 Stylish boutique hotels
Local Specialties
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
24 Barbecue
11 Coffee
2 Hamburgers
25 Microbrew beer
2 Pizza
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
3 Cocktail hour
4 Live music/concerts and bands
3 Singles/bar scene
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
25 Athletic/active
11 Attractive
2 Diverse
29 Friendly
13 Intelligent
1 Stylish
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
34 Cleanliness
34 Environmental friendliness
2 Noteworthy neighborhoods
35 Peace and quiet
4 People-watching
22 Public parks and outdoor access
8 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
20 Safety
3 Skyline/views
26 Weather
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
10 Antique stores
1 Home decor and design stores
1 Independent boutiques
1 Luxury stores
8 Vintage shops and flea markets
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
35 Affordable getaway
6 Cultural getaway
29 Family vacation
35 Relaxing retreat
12 Romantic escape
6 Wild weekend
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