I visited NYC for a business trip, to attend a conference, I stayed in Hilton midtown which was perfectly located.
First day I arrived at 5pm, despite my jet lag o didn't want to waste my time so I had a walk in Central Park which was few blocks away from my hotel, then to Columbus circle and back to my hotel. I grabbed a falafel sandwich from that guy selling halal food and it was really delicious.
Next day, sunday, which was my only free day I took the subway to downtown to take the Staten Island ferry so I could see the statue if liberty as people advised here, I had good view for the statue which I think it was enough. Then I stopped on my way back in century 21 for some time, I had a couple of bags with half price which I loved.
I went back to the hotel and then had a walk in 5th avenue then back to my hotel.
From Monday to Thursday, I was quite busy with the conference but I managed to skip few hours to see the metropolitan and Times Square.
Then I flew to Atlanta on Thursday for another meeting.
In general, I liked the busy life in NYC, people are nice with exception to that lady who just finished the marathon who got really angry when I asked her about the next station in subway cos I was confused with the stations she went like "I don't know, here's a map you can check, don't ask me"!!!!! I was speechless before her rudeness, but on the other hand, there was a decent young lady who offered to guide me to the metropolitan.
I took a taxi from the airport for 57$ and a shuttle to LaGuardia.
I wish I had more time to go to ESB and Madame Tussau.
I would like to thank you all for your help as all your answers for our posts here give us a great guide to the city.