We had a good time in New York. We stayed at the La Quinta Manhattan and it was fine. It is very well located. The Empire State Building is right behind the hotel and you can see it from the rooftop bar.
We spent 2 nights there, left for one night to head to Cooperstown, and returned for 3 nights.
First Day: arrived in New York and walked around a little. Attended our first Broadway show, Sister Act, which was awesome. Time Square that night.
Second Day: began walking, viewed part of Good Morning America, and headed to Central Park. It is a beautiful place. We went to The Met and it is great. Reservations for L' Ecole, French Culinary Institute thate evening, it was the best.
Third Day: we checked out of our hotel, rented a car and headed to Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Fourth Day: returned from Cooperstown and checked back into the same hotel. Rode the Staten Island Ferry at night, walked around in Chelsea. Flatiron Building
Fifth Day: Lower Manhattan. Rode subway to Brooklyn, walked the bridge. Visited the WTC, St. Paul's Chapel, Wall Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral. Went to Top of the Rock in the afternoon and stayed till Sunset. Battery Park, saw the sphere placed there.
Sixth Day: Tickets to the Yankees game. the stadium was very nice and we toured the Monument area and museum. Went to Grand Central Station, Penn Station after the game.
Seventh Day: Shoping mainly. Flight out in the afternoon.
The only thing we did not see or go to was Coney Island and the Museum of National History. Those were both low on our list of priorities.
Restaurants: L'Ecole, Empanada Mama, Brick Oven Pizza 33, Foley's New York (sports bar and restaurant)
I can try to answer any questions you might have.