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New York City (different from New York State) is the largest city in the United States and the country's commercial capital. It is said of the city that if something is not available in New York, then it probably does not exist. This edict is true of the city. It is second only to Tokyo in population size globally, but it outpaces Tokyo in terms of GDP. If you are planning to travel to New York as a Business Traveller, you will need to know the following.

5 things business travellers need to know about New York

New York City (different from New York State) is the largest city in the United States and the country's commercial capital. It is said of the city that if something is not available in New York, then it probably does not exist. This edict is true of the city. It is second only to Tokyo in population size globally, but it outpaces Tokyo in terms of GDP. If you are planning to travel to New York as a Business Traveller, you will need to know the following.

1. The Traffic is a Nightmare

The title above is an understatement. New York's drivers belong to the 'loony bin'. Woe unto you if you are a foreigner. To get around easily, you can either use taxis, the buses or the metros. You will however need to adjust to waking up hours earlier to get to your destination in time.

2. You cannot drink in public

Whether you are seated on a street bench or are picnicking at the park, taking alcohol in public is illegal. Trust me; you do not want to be booked by the NYPD. Your record will reflect in all the other jurisdictions.

3. Arrival

You can arrive to the city either through LaGuardia Airport or JFK Airport. A yellow cab from LaGuardia Airport to Midtown will cost you $16-$26 while that from JFK will cost you $45. Note that these fees include the toll fees for the LaGuardia Airport and tunnel and bridge fees for the JFK.

4. You are better off walking

Walking will get you to your destination faster than any other means of transport. You however need to avoid back alleys. New York has some of the highest crime rates in the world. For those that are not up to walking, you can use MTA subway system. You will pay the Metro using a Metro card that is available at the stations or with the conductors.

5. Wi-Fi Hotspots

If you want to access internet for free, do not worry. New York was one of the pioneers in establishing free internet connectivity in public areas. Among the places you can find free internet includes; Bryant Park, Battery Park, Lincoln Center Plaza, Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue.

New Yorkers are always in a hurry. You need to walk as quickly as they walk...they won’t take it kindly if you are lagging around clogging the streets. If you need directions, you can ask - but you need to get them fast. Other than the 'living on the fast lane', New York is the best place to do business. It has opportunities galore.

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