I'm coming to NYC in January 2015 on my own (excited and nervous!) and would really appreciate any comments/suggestions on my plans for the week:
Get taxi from JFK to Sofitel hotel, arrive in afternoon. Probably just stay local to hotel and wander over to Times Square. Was considering seeing a show, is it likely i would get a ticket on the day or is it better to book? Also possible TOTR, again is it easy to get tickets on the day?
Visit Grand Central Station, Chrysler Building, Bloomingdales, shopping along 5th Avenue, Rockerfella Centre
Bryant Park market, ESB, NY library, Macy's, possibly walk over to Flat Iron building.
Central Park, American Musuem of Natural History.
SOL- planning to book early ticket, possibly walk Brooklyn Bridge (or half!), 9/11 memorial, Century 21.
Not sure yet but thinking of Brooklyn Zoo, is this easy to get to from Manhatten?
Leave luggage at hotel and see anything else I've missed.
Are there any specific days that you would recommend certain attractions or days to avoid? I plan on doing a lot of walking, hopefully doable, and may buy a week subway ticket. I've been to NYC before but never alone and am slightly worried about getting lost as have no sense of direction but will get a good map before I set off!!