As one of the biggest and most iconic cities in the world, New York has plenty to offer tourists. From Broadway shows to endless attractions, including the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it’s easy to create a travel itinerary. If you are planning a trip to the Big Apple for the first time, use these transportation, hotel, and general safety tips to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

What You Need to Know About Exploring NYC Safely

Popular Locations

Stay safe by frequenting popular locations since there’s “safety in numbers.” Central Park, the midtown area, Chinatown, the Empire State Building, the New York Public Library, and assorted museums are always busy so you are never walking alone even if you are traveling solo. Visit attractions during daylight hours if possible to increase safety, and ask staff members for assistance if you aren’t sure about directions or need other help.

transportationUse a crossbody bag whenever you’re out instead of a backpack or purse that can be opened in a large crowd without you noticing or get snatched from your hand, respectively.


Choose a private car service over public transportation and taxis for safety and comfort. Car service team members undergo extensive training before they serve clients, something you won’t necessarily enjoy with a taxi driver.

A private car also means you won’t get harassed by unscrupulous characters while on the train or bus. Additionally, private car drivers enjoy extensive New York City knowledge, including the best routes to take at different times of day to avoid serious traffic.


Find a hotel that’s near the attractions you plan to visit so you aren’t walking for miles, especially if you want to explore some attractions in the evening. If the best hotel for your budget is not close to your desired destinations, use the same private car service for safe and efficient transportation. Always choose a car service over walking and public transportation to stay as safe as possible. 



Explore New York City safely and easily with transportation services from Brooklyn Radio Dispatcher. The car service offers medical and airport transportation, among other services to help area residents and tourists get where they need to go. Call the company that has served the Tri-State area since 1983 at (718) 384-4444 to schedule a pickup or book a ride online.