"Walk the walk and talk the talk" Tipping Tip by concierge562

Tipping, New York City: 46 reviews and 18 photos

New York city is a very interesting place, but not any different than large cities like Las Vegas:
Always be aware of your surroundings.
Never make eye contact with the weirdos unless you want to be harassed.
Trust your instincts...
Sometimes travel magazines 'hype' up certain restaurants/bars...look for people your own age and ask where they would go to have fun, they know where the happening spots are...
Read the free papers located at the newstands on every corner. Some offer good discounts for lunch and dinner.
Look confident and walk at a fast pace.
If you are confused where you going, go into a hotel, store or ask a police officer for assistance.
Bellman, Doormen, Cabbies expect tips ($$$)
tipping 15-20% is standard
Keep an open mind and respect people of all nationalities (You will see the beauty of people from all over the world here)
When going to a fast food place or deli for lunch, make sure you know what you want before you stand in line...especially during the work week when all the office workers have only 1 hour to eat!
Dress any way you want! Whatever you feel...anything and everything goes...
When it calls for rain, don't be caught without an umbrella! You will find that everyone has an umbrella...or you can buy one at almost every street corner, from $2 to $5...
If you like bargains, go to Chinatown...anything is sold in Chinatown!

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  • Written Aug 13, 2003
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