and what a wonderful city it is!
My sister and I had two weeks in the Big Apple with a day trip to Washington and Philadelphia as well - and you would think that in 2 weeks you can see alot - but you'd be wrong.
The city is huge - we stayed in the Upper East Side and didn't even cross onto the Upper West - there is still a half of a city waiting to be discovered by us - so we will have to go back!!
The highlight of the trip was New Years Eve in Times Square - if you have the money YOU MUST book a table at Bubba Gumps and enjoy the night - directly below the famous ball drop area - you will have the night of your life!!
We had lunch for Christmas Day at the famous ice rink at the Rockefeller Centre (smaller than we imagined) and this too was a highlight - we got the table smack bang in the centre of the windows looking out to the rink.
The city is very safe - in fact I walked around by myself many times and never ever felt scared - if you go looking for trouble you will find it - but why would you - New York is a city filled with friendly people and loads of police that love Australians.
I'm a huge believer of WHY NOT? - life is simply too short not to do the things you want to or have dreamed a lifetime of doing.
So do yourself a favour - go on that dream holiday - you are dead a long time - and if you can - do go to New York and enjoy a white Christmas - you won't regret it.