18 year old, been to the city twice once with family aged 12 and this past summer with some Australians I met at the summer camp in Long Island where I worked. Coming on holiday again before I start work.
I am coming back to NYC after I finish working at the summer camp in September. Last year I was pretty much looked after, my friends chose a Hostel and I just paid my fee. I went out with them at night and during the day.
This summer I realise that this probably won't happen (Unfortunately for me!)
So basically I just wanted some general advice.
I know you all hate the 'is it safe' questions, but I will try my luck at posting one. What time would you advise to stop using the subway? I used it all times of the day and night last summer and I thought it was fine .. was that a silly thing to do?
I stayed at some awful Hostels last summer I think one was called Chelsea Spot, so I wondered if anyone knew of a good one that does private rooms? I have heard this sort of thing is available? Also, do you think that it is, in general, safe for a younger girl to stay in a hostel?
Also, last year I tipped a lot, as is the standard thing to do. Is it usually expected of younger people? I know in England, as I work as a waitress during term time, tipping isn't really expected of younger people. I don't mind too much, but I don't exactly earn much over the summer and quite a bit gets frittered away when I tip.