They are very FRIENDLY!!!! We have just come back from a 4 night trip to New York, and we had an AMAZING time, we walked everywhere, very easy to do, we took the subway, again, easy, and safe. Everyone we met was so nice to us, and we did all the major sights - Empire State Building (first thing in morning, jet lag aids this!) no queues, brilliant, the Rockettes, Ice Skating in Central Park, which was a dream come true. We ate our own body weight in Hot Dogs, and pretzels, and Pizza, and Candy! Things I would not do again - Horse and Carriage ride in park, over priced and the route was the outside of park, which we had already walked, and the Sky Ride at Empire State Building - its old, fuzzy picture and just throws your breakfast waffles around in your stomach! Thank you New York for being everything we dreamed of!