NYC Safety Tips
NYC Safety is important to all.
To be safe in NYC is to use general common sense. However, with so many different neighborhoods and such dense population, there are some safety tips you should know when traveling in NYC.
NY Airport Safety:
- Avoid Ride Invitations: It's best to deny any unmarked ride invitation upon leaving the NY airport terminal. Always use marked NY taxi cabs or airport sponsored shuttles when leaving the major NY airports.
- Ditch Your Luggage: We recommend going straight to your hotel when arriving in New York City, that way you can get rid of your valuable luggage as quickly as possible. You can also use luggage storage at a number of NY facilities, but it's probably easier to just go to your NY hotel first.
NY Hotel Safety:
- Keep Your Valuables in a Safe: Most NY hotels offer in-room safes that are laptop compatible. For peace of mind, we highly recommend storing your valuables in these free NY hotel safes.
- Know Who is at Your Door: When you hear a knock on the door, make sure to check through the peep hole on the door before opening it. With so many people walking in and out of NYC hotels, it's easy for just about anyone to wander through your average NY hotel. And remember - hotel maids can open the door themselves if they need to enter your room.
Traveling via taxi is a quick and convenient way to get around NYC
NY Taxi Safety:
With so many NYC taxi cabs in the area, traveling via taxi is a quick and convenient way to get around New York City. However, there are a few things to be aware of when getting into a NY taxi cab.
- Don't Travel in Unmarked NY Taxi Cabs: Commonly referred to as "Gypsy Cabs," these unmarked NYC taxi cabs are usually non-metered, non-insured and non-licensed. Avoid a rip-off - or something worse - by denying a trip in these unmarked NY taxi cabs.
- Always Tip: Avoid an unwanted confrontation with a NYC taxi cab driver by tipping. After all - it's the right thing to do.
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