Oh FFS, I’ll have to rewrite it.
okay, from the airport to the hotel you have 2 choices. Yellow Taxi or prearranged car service. Either will run you around $50, maybe a bit more because you’ll need a van for the scooter and luggage. A reputable car service is DIAL7. 1-212-777-7777. From the hotel to the pier, I suggest asking the concierge or guest relations at the hotel. Or you can use the same car service.
The Hop On / Off Bus is good. It can be picked up at various locations. The hotel should have discount coupons for that, and other Times Square venues. Dont buy the bottled water from the guy with the cooler. Go into a deli. Trust me.
Avoid the street food vendors. If you pick the wrong one, you could become ill. If you must, a NY hot dog is usually safe. Keep your wallet in your front pocket, or a zippered jacket pocket. You might want to wrap a couple of rubber bands around it. If anyone does try to lift it, you’ll feel it. Dont flash cash. Use only indoor ATM’s at a bank. Dont use free standing cash machines. EVER ! You will see plenty of homeless people on the street. Ignore them. Dont give them anything. You’ll go broke trying to help them all.
anything else ? Ask here or ask Simon for my e-mail. He has my permission to give it to you. I’ll give you my cell #