Travelling to NYC (Manhattan) in a few weeks with my significant other.
Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for things to see & do there (that are relatively cheap) and tips on local things (like tipping on a budget etc).
Things that I'm going to try to do / see:
Top of the Rock - best time of day and week to avoid ques / avg prices?
Stanton Island Ferry to see the SOL from far - best time
Canal Street market - bartering / safety
Brooklyn Bridge - best time of day / week to visit
Grand Central Station
NBA game - where to get tickets?
A comedy show - recommendations / cheap way to get tickets
Bronx Zoo - Is it worth going on the free day (Wednesday).
Is $700 dollars (per person) enough for 5 days ($140 per day each) if we try and do things on a budget?
Tipping - is 10% acceptable?
Wi-Fi - Availability across NY?
Safety - Avoiding certain areas, safest times of day, safety using the subway at later times of the day
Any other advice that might be useful.
I know i'm asking a lot here but any advice would be greatly appreciated as a first timer to NY.