The things we've shared here shouldn't surprise—even a list of overrated things in New York is overrated. But as oft-repeated as much of this advice is, it's still sound. Avoid the crowds (as best you can) and get an alternate view of the City that Never Sleeps.
*** NYC~ absolutely breathtaking! I once lived in the heart of the City of Honolulu, HI. The City and the Ocean view was spectacular to wake up to from Sunrise to Sunset...And, it was fun because there was always exciting festivities, events, and entertainments going on daily for free or reasonably priced. All in walking distance...Museums, State library, Hawaiian King/Queens Palace, work, best restaurants, beaches and the Mall... City Life...Ligi