There are a couple of ways to enjoy NYC – you can walk around without direction or as I have discovered you can learn a lot more on a small foodie tour.
If you enjoy food, are interested in the culture and a little history and want to find some great restaurants in Manhatten’s neighbourhoods, book one or more of these inexpensive walking tours. The food you eat will negate the cost of the tour.
I can recommend the The Original Greenwich Village and The Nolita / NoHo Food and Culture Waking Tour – NoHo is NOrth side of HOuston Street and Nolita is NOrth of Little ITAly plus there are several others including Chinatown and the Meatpacking District
Don’t wait until you get to New York to book- the tours as they fill up very quickly.