Visit New York – 5 Things You Will Love & Hate about New York City, USA

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hey there fellow travelers mark here with Walters world today we’re in one of my favorite cities in the world New York City you got the Statue of Liberty behind me I’m on Ellis Island learn about the history of immigration the US and all this cool stuff I’ve got the most amazing skyline you can imagine behind me well behind you in the video oh my gosh this is a fantastic city there’s so much to love about New York and there’s some stuff you’re not going to like about in New York and I’m not gonna lie there’s there’s a lot of good there’s a lot of bad there’s a lot a lot of things and so today we have you are five things you’re going to love and hate about visiting New York now the first thing you’re gonna hate about coming to New York is the random smell now you don’t know people say well New York stinks and stuff like that look New York doesn’t stink it randomly stinks and it’s until random spots you will be walking and you’re like oh what is that smell it’s like imagine like a bucket of pee that was left overnight to condense down and that punch and aromas coming out and then throw in some wet garbage with it that’s that random nasty smell you have here now it’s not everywhere but it does happen and what’s crazy is you’ll walk and you don’t hit it but you’ll see someone else that go walks through it there you see them go like this it is hilarious but that is one thing you don’t like is the random nasty smell you do sometimes get here in New York okay now the second thing you might not like about coming to New York is look this is one of the most visited cities in the world there are people everywhere there’s tourists everywhere there’s New Yorkers running over all over the place going places there’s you know helicopters flying by and noise and craziness going all the time and the thing you might not like is that there is all that stuff all the time you cannot get away from people you cannot get away from the noise this is not a relaxing vacation destination this see the site see the culture have amazing food meet crazy people kind of vacation so just know that that magnet is just people everywhere bumping you on the sidewalk and lines to get into museums and all kinds of stuff so do be prepared for that okay now the third thing you might not like when you come here is your subway experience now I’m not going to lie to you you want to get anywhere in town fast take the subway it’s probably is going to be faster in taxis or ubers and stuff like that maybe not as convenient but it is so much faster especially during rush hour but the thing is when you’re on the subway sometimes there’s interesting people it gets bad – can you smell it you know you it could be quite an interesting experience that some people don’t like so a lot of people what they do is they do a lot of walking or they might over or lyft or taxi around that really adds up so do use the subway but the smell in the subway that there’s something interesting funny people there’s some interesting scary people you’ll bump into on there and I will say if you see a subway train that has nobody on it don’t get in that compartment go to another compartment because it’s probably reason why I like a smell or something nasty also make sure you pay attention because nobody hates more when they get on a train that thinks to local and it turns out to be an express train okay local trains they stop at every stop the Express train that like skips a bunch of stop so you might be all on one step away from my where I want to go then all sudden it goes up like thirty streets you’re like oh man so do be careful with that fourth thing you might not like but you come here is your sidewalk experience remember I talked about all those people here well they’re walking all the time and you’re walking all the time and your feet are going to hurt from you walking and seeing all the cool stuff but also when you know people will stop to take a picture to get run into look make sure you walk to the side you have the right side or left side of the sidewalk to take your pictures otherwise you’re going to get run over okay also on the sidewalks watch out for the like if it’s a rainy day or something like that or the slush puddles or the water puddles depend on the time of the year for this rain you don’t know how deep that hole goes and it just gets you wet and nasty and all kinds of stuff not really cool okay oh and also when you’re on the sidewalks you do run into that smell we talked about before now the fifth thing you’re not gonna like when you come here is the lack of public toilets you’ll see in all my New York videos I tell people make sure you use your potty before you leave the hotel because there is a very lack of public restrooms here in New York so you got to go to like people say go to Starbucks they go to McDonald’s see how they’re dirty they’re nasty and as the day goes on those bathrooms get dirty or nasty and grocers so use your hotel and if you’re going around town and you pass by your hotel again go use the potty again because the public bathroom stuff here too Rodi Rodi actually there’s an app there’s lots of apps actually that you help you find clean toilets in in New York City and other cities too but like it is really kind of an issue so make sure you go especially have kids now those just five little things you might not like let’s be honest this city is fantastic and well things you’re going to love about it the first thing that I love about it is wandering the city I mean when you get that first time when you come out of Penn State’s you take the train in and you look up and right down the street is the Empire State Building but when you’re flying in on the plane and you see that you get this this vibe like oh I’m going into the city and you get to wander around and see this fantastic architecture world-famous sites world-famous statues of Liberty yeah there’s all this great stuff of wandering the city taken into people the bodegas and and and all this awesome stuff here is that’s what I love about it it’s just wandering the city because you can enjoy the city without spending a lot of money okay you’ll spend a lot of money on hotels and they’re small and crappy just just deal with it and the tax on hotels are horrible but you will enjoy the city at a good price because there’s a lot of free stuff to do and see and discounts and all kinds of stuff okay and that’s why it leads into the second thing you’re going to love about coming here is the culture and the sights that are here yes you can go up the Empire State Building it is quite pricey you go to the top of the rock you know see the views of the city or what you can do is you can go to the fantastic museum the met with some one of the best collections of art in the world the Natural History Museum that’s there you get the Museum of Modern Art you have the Guggenheim you’ve got so many great big famous museums and smaller museums you can go to as well going to place like Ellis Island and seeing the history I mean John says like I have to find out about my grandma great grandma Mabel because she came through here let’s find her you have all these great things you can do when you are here to have a really great cultural experience and that culture spreads out to all kinds of things not just in Manhattan you can go to Brooklyn and Queens and all the Bronx and stuff like that there’s museums there there’s culture there that’s so cool to come here because you can really see kind of the world and art and all kinds of great stuff when you are here now the third thing you’re gonna love when you come here are the New York isms look you’ve watched Sex in the City or you’ve watched some show friends you want some show based here in New York and you’re like oh Soho and Greenwich and I want to go to Upper West Side Upper East Side these kind of things I need have a slice of pizza yes all those two york isms you have hear people yelling on the streets what’s going on it’s just the craziness of New York is just so awesome to really feel in those New York isms you see out there and that you’ve seen on TV and stuff like that come to life here I want you last night we went to Hell’s Kitchen ate there fantastic place to eat like just really fed out to eat here and these things are so cool and go and do all these things it really kind of makes you feel like I can live this place it’s an awesome city there’s so much here for me and that whole New Yorker is something and it’s just it’s just one of those things that really makes a city unique because a lot of people say well I’ve been to America I went to New York oh my god oh New York is New York gets its own piece there’s all the Sun stuff that happens here and you got to see much more to see it really understand that u.s. goes to York is its own beast remember I told you noise all the time wind all the time not much I could do now the fourth thing you’re going to love when you come here is the diversity and multiculturalism of New York and that diversity and multiculturalism it’s in this Co it’s in the people it’s in the neighborhoods it’s in the languages you hear the food you eat I mean this city is multicultural okay everywhere around you have different groups of people different languages here different like neighborhoods that really do integrate the idea of multiculturalism like New York is multiculturalism you can’t tell me I’m having to I’ve been other places nobody doesn’t like New York for the fun side forward tours to go to the Chinatown’s the Little Italy’s together create a tea there you have all this different stuff but all the different people that are here too that really makes this a great multicultural place a diverse place because there’s anything you want to do you can find it if you want a culture vacation you can do that if you want a club and vacation you can do that if you want to have a culinary vacation you can do that that’s what’s so cool about the city this multicultural diverse nature here is awesome so I’m talking so fast and it’s good so excited about New York and the fifth thing you’re going to love about New York and this is one people are most shocked about is the New Yorkers they are freaking awesome now I know in TV you get all these things that New Yorkers they’re rude they’re jerks they’re always in a hurry they’re pushing people out of the way look dude they spent a ton of money to live in this town and they’ve got to work and they’ve got to come across town up where it all downtown uptown all kinds of stuff so they’re not mad they’re not Church they’re just in a hurry okay that’s why when you stop and take that picture and you like run over and like get out of the way tourists that’s not them being jerks that’s just like dude I gotta get to work okay because the people here are fantastic and what’s cool is if you need help they’ll help you you’re not sure you are asked a local they’ll help you they’ll show you on your map you’re here go here but we’ve had people literally say you know what I’ll walk you there to make sure you get there okay because the New Yorkers are awesome no matter where you are they really kind of take care of their own and they take care of the people who are there and that’s one thing I love about this town is because you really do feel like you can be a part of it and if people really make it wonderful and that’s why though it’s number five of my loves it’s my true love of New York are the New Yorkers so what are the things that you love and hate about New York let us know the comments section below I guess I miss my ferry to get out of here so I’m gonna go see some more stuff you’ll have a great time here in New York it is fantastic if you want to learn more ten things still shocked about New York how to tip in the u.s. things like that check us on our website at Walters WorldCom we’re also on Twitter Facebook Instagram and we really appreciate your likes subscriptions we hope you have a great time here in New York and for my international friends I’m sorry I spoke so fast in this video I’m just so excited about New York I can’t help myself so bye from New York


  1. I hate that when it snows it only looks nice while it is snowing. The second it stops it turns into the grossest brown mess.

  2. as a native i definitely take for granted the fact that i get to experience these things everyday! i cannot imagine myself living anywhere else =) (unless it gets too expensive even outside of manhattan as it slowly is becoming… =/ )… also i would suggest ppl explore outside of manhattan although i definitely understand not wanting to but it definitely is extremely different than manhattan

  3. 9:24 Sounds like gunshots. Get the heck out of there ASAP, and zigzag (never run away in a straight line… to easy a target.)

  4. I just commented on your Savannah video, but NYC is my second favorite city. I have been there at least 10 times, and what I love is that I STILL haven't done everything that I want to do. There are a few things that I do every time (visit Central Park, go to several plays) but every time I go I get home and add 3 or 4 things that I want do do next time. Now granted, a few of my trips there have only been 3 days, but most of the times I have been to NYC it is for 5 or 6 days. LOVE this place!

  5. Hi Mark! You've always advised Europe (Italy, France) travellers for pickpocketers, is New york the same too, especially in the subway?

  6. No offense. But Love #5 is somewhat inaccurate. We asked how to get to Saratoga Ave and he said he had no clue. Then when he left we overheard him saying "Mhmmm Saratoga Ave, 3 train, and then he just walked in the other direction. Even though we got on the 3 train and got to Saratoga Ave Subway Station, he still had no clue we even heard him. Which means he could've came back to tell us, but didn't

  7. The bathrooms is the worst part about the city I think, I have gone here twice for day trips by train and finding any place to go pee is near impossible. On my second trip when I returned home is when I learned about the apps, although it does me little good because I don't have a smart phone lmao.

    I do enjoy visiting the city, I hope one day I get to spend more than a few hours here to really see things I keep missing out on.

  8. City that doesn't sleep, traffic noise (SHUT UP!!!!!) it never does, you get used to it. Luckily now I live next to a railway and a motorway so I'm used to noise so when I come back it'll be easier

  9. first..thanks for reminding visitors to move out of the way when taking a pic.. also, stand back from the corners if your light is red and you're waiting to cross the street.. its an annoyance to locals who are trying to cross from the other streets and your group is blocking the entire corner.. also, walk with some urgency or move to the right.. also, walk single file when its busy.. you're special someone can survive without holding hands and blocking the entire sidewalk.. on a good note – if you get lost just ask someone we're actually very friendly just easily annoyed when we're trying to get somewhere and people aren't aware of side etiquette

  10. That crowd around "Starry Night" at MOMA is pretty constant. But I did finally get a good picture. 🙂

  11. As a well traveled native New Yorker, I agree with everything here, good , bad, or indifferent,this is the greatest city in the world.

  12. I live in NJ or New Jersey in a town called Edison which is like 45 mins away from NYC and I enjoy going to NYC. It's a beautiful city. When I go there I always think if only I had my own apartment over there in a high rise building even though it's expensive. Whenever I go there it I don't feel like returning to my house and then would think I should live there over NJ cuz I like big cities.

  13. A friend of mine describes New York as 'London on steroids.' ' I'm off to NY next year.. Staying in Brooklyn only thing which worries me is the subway.. Heard some not so good stuff. Also how on earth do you get from the airport to the city? A lot of places seem to have trains which go to centre but Washington and NY seem to only go half way.

  14. I'm from the UK in Norfolk/Norwich area and I found a job/types of jobs that'll earn me £108 (or somethin ridiculous like that ?) a week and I'm planning on saving up a trip to NYC for 3 weeks (as there's a lot to do), I want to visit places like
    Nintendo NY (main dream to visit & buy all their exclusives ? & try and get the Nintendo Amiibo figures the hard to find ones as I don't want to spend $150 on a piece of plastic that gets scalped & resold & try and get an NES Classic & SNES Classic too)
    Midtown Comics (in Times Square but is that the main one?)
    Museum of Natural History
    Pizza, hot dogs, FOOD ?
    Try one Broadway show
    See the Statue of Liberty & close up
    Visit Manhatten, Queens, Brooklyn, visit Central Park Zoo, & the park itself is also want to go there for Halloween and Christmas especially & do lots of photography & drawing & hopefully try & save the Dollar notes too & get loads of souvenirs especially a Statue of Liberty figure & just sight see, DEFINITELY want to go when it snows too I'll probably take my big sister as she is a little more experienced with NY, I DEFINITELY wanna go when it's Christmas time despite it more expensive lol

  15. Thank you so much Mark for you’re various videos on nyc on my recent visit I used so much of you’re advice and had a great trip

  16. All in all this doesn't tempt me to go there, who wants so much hassle all the time with too many people, long queues, constant street noise, unidentifiable smells, (seems very similar to Hong Kong), I dread to imagine the hygiene levels in the restaurants with the pace to get the food out.. if you're happy to put up with all of that then I guess it's great.

  17. The trick to NY is that you need to understand the basic rules. It's like Pilates, it comes from the core. If you are flapping your arms about, your wide-ass core is standing in the middle of the sidewalk.

  18. I’ve lived here all my life. This video is pretty much true. It’s all a little too much, but there’s so much to do and see. Don’t forget Lincoln Center for symphony, dance, opera, theater. The Bronx has a better Little Italy than Manhattan (it’s Arthur Ave), and Flushing Queens has much better Asian food than Chinatown. New Yorkers may be in a constant rush, but if you need help, they’ll stop on a dime to give you directions. And if you can’t find a potty, just leave a poop in front of Trump Tower 🙂

  19. The "hot spot" of Times Square that I like to call, right on Broadway between 42nd and 41st streets and 7th ave turns into Broadway. Always crowded no matter what. I avoid that area when I am in the city. Great if you're a tourist though, but be prepared for big crowds in that area. No thanks….lmao!!

  20. Manhattan is one of the easiest places to navigate anywhere. Streets are numbered running east-west, avenues north-south. If you know the location of your destination, finding it on foot or subway without a map is easy

  21. a lot of people are not familiar with Subway etiquette . you cannot look at New Yorker any way you want in that city, address your eyeball correctly. do not advertise your Nikon s or Minoltas just any where in town . wandering the city is great

  22. The last one…THANK YOU! We're really not mean or rude. We're just busy! And take the subway. Six million riders using it twice a day, something's going to get dirty. It's actually not bad. A good presentation. Thanks!

  23. Good episode.We took the view of a creating a simple itinerary of what a couple or group might want to do in a day without having to queue and pay for attractions. We started at 11 am and ended at 7 am. Our result is here:

  24. Best advice for tourists wanting to take pictures on the streets is instead of stopping in the middle of the street and aggravate other pedestrians, get on the crosswalk of a busy avenue while you have the walk signal to take a picture of the fantastic architecture from the middle of the intersection. And do take your time to capture that perfect shot because when the oncoming traffic gets the green light, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn into a pile of meat sauce on a taxi cab's hood.

    Don't worry. Other tourists do that all the time here. So it's OK!

  25. One thing you may hate initally is a lot of the people may come off Nasty(especially if you are renting a car and driving) because we do curse behind the wheel(because generally we are always in a rush ) but if you get to know people and start a conversation with them. A lot of them could be super friendly. Also if you are renting a car please avoid driving in the city. Take the subway whenever possible. It's much cheaper and faster than grabbing multiple Ubers/Lyfts

  26. I know the got to get somewhere. Retirees and tourists on the road in Florida during rush hour. You maybe on vacation not everyone else is.

  27. If there's one thing about New Yorkers it's that we are really really proud of our city. Honestly we secretly it love when tourists ask us for help/directions solely for the opportunity to show off our local's knowledge of this lovely little town! 😉
    (But yes, do nOT stand in the way, and please try to walk at a decent pace, thanks)

  28. Love the way defined New Yorkers there in a Hurry that's exactly True u just spoke like one lol ?

  29. If you're visiting and you'd like to get a feel for the sort of classic, immigrant New York City setting that you've seen in old movies, you should really take some time to walk around Chinatown and the Lower East Side (below Delancey Street). This is one of the few pockets of Manhattan that hasn't changed a lot yet. It is still full of old tenements and small businesses. In particular, I would recommend starting at Chatham Square and walking up Mott Street toward Canal; then Canal Street east to the Manhattan Bridge entrance; then continuing past the bridge to East Broadway; then back west to Chatham Square. This is just a general route, but you should check out the side blocks. It's a little bit gritty but very safe (during the day, at least). Highly recommend the little-known Eldridge Street Museum, which is in an old synagogue. The story of the entire Lower East Side is there, with a focus on the Jewish immigrant experience in NYC.

  30. A request: As a retired NYC paramedic, I ask that if you visit the World Trade Center memorial, please, please be respectful. This is not a tourist place. It is a place of death. Speak quietly. Take the time to read the names, and to ponder just what happened there. And, should you come across him, pat the name of Ricardo Quinn, FDNY EMS paramedic, my friend and colleague, killed in the collapse of the South Tower. He was treating a patient in the lobby when it came down. He died doing what he loved, as did all the paramedics and EMT's killed that day.

  31. If I see theese crowded streets and imagine a loud atmosphere and even a bad smell I just have ny no means a desire to go there. Multiculturalism is not an exciting thing to me. Restaurants from other countries are everywhere here in Germany.
    It is probably the taste. For me, the only reason to gothere are the sights!

  32. My top 5 pros and cons of visiting NYC:
    1. Noise, crowds and rush.
    2. Trash on the sidewalks all over Manhattan.
    3. Very expensive attractions.
    4. Disappointing party experience (i got recommendation by many locals)
    5. Distances (just because i can't think of another CONT)

    1. Tons of shopping and eating options.
    2. Full of attractions to experience.
    3. ULTRA friendly New Yorkers. I got treated always with a smile.
    4. Not everything is skyscrapers. There's Brooklyn and Queens and they are beautiful.
    5. Multiculturalism.

  33. I love all your videos Mark but your videos about New York are my favourites 🙂 I moved here in 2016 and it's just one of the best places in the world to me. One of the things that I really love about living here is how you get to experience all the seasons in the most beautiful way, in the fall it's a sea of orange leaves everywhere in Central Park, in the winter is beyond magical with the Christmas lights everywhere and in the spring and summer the city comes alive. Something else that is so amazing about New York is that it really is a treasure chest of a city. I've been fortunate enough to travel and spend time in lots of cities around the world but something I've found with a lot of the cities I've been to is once you get over the initial excitement and buzz of seeing all the sights … that's kind of it lol. Where as with New York there is always something new to see and discover. It really is impossible to get bored in this city. Something to love as well, just like you said Mark, is all the different cultures and food! When me and hubby go out on date night it's like stepping into Greece in Astoria and Italy in Little Italy …. which is extra special for us because I'm Italian and my hubby is Greek so it's a home away from home. And yep NYC pizza is everything ?

  34. I like your videos a lot. I agree with everything except from the toilets, they wheren't so bad. Pub-toilets in England, you got to wear Wellingtons, and in Copenhagen you got to wear gas-mask.
    What I really liked with NYC was that it has not been "touristified", like London UK and Stockholm. It still got it's soul.

  35. Been there many times, …THE NOT SO GOOD: NYC has both the most UNFRIENDLY people you may ever see…and, yes, "some" of the most friendly & helpful. Rats ..unfortunately , unhealthy ..big, HUGE rats scurrying it the streets, the bus station, a is shocking and getting out of hand. ..The hotels are insanely expensive whether a dump or an alleged 4 or 5 star hotel. GOUGING high. It is EXTREMELY noisy. The # of homeless, druggies, alcoholics and "lazy" refuse to work ahem "people" are too abundant and some of the beggars will prey on you IF if if they think they can intimidate you or get away with it …AND , of course, the overly aggressive unemployed thugs and hoodlums who beg for money. NYC is NOT a "clean" city, restrooms are hard to find, and CLEAN restrooms are even rarer. It is "overall" an overly expensive place with out of this world high rents, housing prices, grocery prices, taxi, etc.

    LIKES about NYC: You "can" find a cheap meal. As of 2018 you will be shocked to still find PLENTY of shops that sell delirious thin NYC style pizza for 1 dollar per slice!; the healthy fruit by street vendors id also SUPER CHEAP. …as are hot dogs folks. The hot dogs even with sauerkraut, and mustard, etc. onions , etc. can be had in many on the street small shops for just 1.25!
    Next is Central Park. You can snooze, exercise, get "some" peace & quiet , jog, read, etc. at this tremendously large beautiful Park in the smack dab middle of MANHATTAN. ITS full of artists selling their art., statues, and has ponds, fields, and even a zoo. Next, the outdoor Farmers market in Union Square near the architecturally splendid & unique Flat Iron Building is a bustling place with LOTS of fresh food. The Staten Island Ferry- GET THIS – is still FREE! The only free Ferry left in NYC. Visit beautiful Grand Central Station and its amazing astrological ceiling! Marvel at the ethnic and racial diversity. If you do NOT want to get ripped off by Taxi drivers, the NYC subway & bus system is generally excellent. Next, you will be AMAZED at the array of museums, from the "Goog", to MOMA, to the Met, to the Frick Museums, yes, they cost mula and are not cheap BUT THEY ARE All WORTH The Educational experience! The NY Public Library is a great visit; they usually have an interesting exhibit there and its near famous Grant Park , a fine place to people watch or picnic. Hope this helps!

  36. "I've been to America, I went to New York!" HA, NOPE. That's like saying, "I've been to The Netherlands, I went to Amsterdam.

  37. Just stay in Hoboken or Jersey City. Amazing views of NYC , great bars and night life and some fantastic food spots.

  38. After 53 years I left New York it turned into a hell hole run by insane Democrats that run out the natives and bring in the freeloading immigrants giving away my money

  39. This video is definitely accurate… though I find that I don’t really have any “hates”. Except for maybe getting asked if I want to take a pedicab, big bus tour, carriage ride, etc. constantly. Just don’t give them eye contact and they won’t push you, but it does get a bit exhausting. I LOVE NYC!

  40. Heading to NYC tomorrow! I went to Statue of Liberty maybe 20years ago as a kid, but never visited city. Looking forward esp during Christmas time

  41. I really need to visit New York. I have savings so could go but really don't want to waste all my money on a hoiday.

  42. I've live in NY my whole life and you nailed each point bro. Thanks for the appreciation in our state. Btw love your enthusiasm.

  43. I think New York City it's not for everybody, its very exciting and fun but also very crowded, expensive and noisy.
    It took me 2 years to get to love it, and still sometimes i hate it. it's a tough city but with so much to offer!
    Thank you for loving our city and us newyorkers 😀

  44. I visited NY in my early 20’s. I loved it so much I wanted to move there! I’m a lot older now and hoping to go again with my family. I also found the people to be very friendly. They are “real” and not phonies like in California.

  45. I wish people would stop doing vlogs about stinky ass, crime filled, noisy, disgusting NYC. Like wtf??!! Go upstate and hit up the Adirondack mountains, see the peacefulness, the heritage of NY. The history is amazing. Nobody gives a fuck about cities

  46. Should do an updated video on 5th Ave and Columbus Circle. Columbus Circle train stop that is cause its a major hub to get off on the A B C D and 1 trains to access Central Park at its South entrance or going to 5th Ave. These areas have Trump properties like Trump Tower and tourists, espicially ones from other countries get a bit confused/nervous seeing the security that's set up in the areas.

  47. Came for a holiday to NY stayed in Brooklyn cause the apartment was hundreds cheaper than Manhattan. Ended up spending most of our time in Brook, great atmosphere and vibe.

  48. I’ll tell you some about multiculturalism. Chinatown, buy whatever you want on the street at a really good price. Fifth Avenue spend your life savings plus retirement on clothes. Need I say more?

  49. When I went, I never stood on the subway, even at rush-hour. Maybe being blind helped a lot, but every time I took the subway, which was a lot, people happily gave me their seat.

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