Is New York really as dangerous as it's claimed to be?
A lot of travel websites and books say that New York, particularly Manhattan, after dark is basically not an option for travellers, nor is the subway. Is this actually true?
Apart from common sense safety practices that you would employ anywhere you were travelling, is there anything or any place you should absolutely avoid in New York?
Followup question: how should 18 year olds dress so they don’t look like tourists?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.