Sometimes the biggest cities also stunt your growth as a person. When I moved away from Manhattan, I had a hard lesson in "non-New York adult problems." No longer was it about just about deadbolting my apartment door or hiding my purse in case I fell asleep on the subway.
I'd heard the horror stories, but because I'm a freelance writer who writes for magazines based in Manhattan, I decided I had to visit at least once. Here are some key survival tips to help you relax and enjoy New York.