Tips for Getting Around Safely in NYC

There is no place in the world quite like New York City. It is the most densely populated city in the country, which makes it such an exciting place to visit. The traffic, bright lights, people and an overwhelming number of historic landmarks and iconic buildings all add up to make NYC an intoxicating experience.

The city can be a little overwhelming for those who aren’t used to so much hustle and bustle. From navigating the high-volume streets to avoiding crime, The Marmara Park Avenue has your guide for getting around safely in NYC.

1. Stay in a safe area.

When choosing your NYC accommodations, make sure to opt for a hotel in a brightly lit, low-crime area. Since tourists are often a target of crime, it’s best to choose a hotel close to the action but not directly in the city center. The Marmara Park Avenue is a short walk to popular attractions like Times Square and The Empire State Building, but it’s just outside of the high crime rate area.

The Marmara Park Avenue also has a 24-hour doorman and concierge, as well as garage parking.

2. Pack light.

Carrying a lot of luggage can slow you down and make it obvious that you are from out of town. A thief may try to grab a bag, or a scammer may offer to carry something for you—and then run off with it!

The best course of action is to have one or two bags and walk to your destination with confidence.

3. Keep money close.

NYC is known for its street performers, impressive structures, and fascinating sights. However, while your eyes are trained on the activity around you, a pickpocket might be eyeing your valuables. If you carry a purse, consider a cross-body bag or hip pack. If you carry a wallet, keep it in your front pocket or inside jacket pocket rather than your back pockets.

It may also be prudent to ensure your hotel room comes equipped with a safe, as it does at The Marmara Park Avenue.

4. Know your destination.

Always know where you’re going and the best way to get there. At night, stay in well-lit areas. If you plan on taking the subway, ride in the conductor’s car. Unmarked cabs and other scammers are always happy to help a lost tourist, but that help certainly comes with a price.

5. Be aware of your surroundings.

NYC reported 95,844 major crimes in 2018, but there were 228,047 motor vehicle collisions in the same year. This statistic includes drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. While crime is an issue in any major city, it’s fair to say that being aware of one’s surroundings should also be a high priority when getting around safely in NYC.

The city is well organized, but it’s also fast-paced. Pay attention to traffic signals, ensure you aren’t in a bicycle lane while walking, and mind the gap in the subway station.

If you follow these simple guidelines, you’re sure you have a great time on your trip to NYC.

The Marmara Park Avenue is the best choice for luxury, comfort, and safety in New York City. Book your stay today!

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