To most this won't be what you want to read about. No I didn't climb to the top of the Empire State building or visit Lady Liberty. At all costs I wanted to avoid the cliche locations and instead found the hidden gems that many ignore. In short, I walked around New York. Brooklyn to Manhattan to Times Square. There were times when I was flat out lost, which was as much a blessing as a curse. The negatives are clear, I legitimately had no idea where I was. And yes, being lost in the concrete jungle which is New York probably isn't the best thing to do, but it was during these periods where I found my favorite locations.
What is important when traveling to New York is to be open minded. If you're too focussed on getting from point A to point B, you won't realise that the trip is actually more interesting than the destination. The amount of art, restaurants, stores, and sheer artistic subject matter that you're mindlessly ignoring is indescribable.