Let me start of telling you that I had been to New York once before. I was 19 and afraid of EVERYTHING. I was sure that I was going to end up dead in a dumpster somewhere. I had only been out of the state with my family previous to my trip as a 19 year old and the NY trip I went with one of my roommates. I was a bit of a mess...although I really liked it, but a mess just the same.
Our hotel was right off Time Square with was perfect because pretty much anywhere we'd heard of to eat was fairly close to the hotel and we got to pass through it dozens of times on our way to and from different adventures. We spent our first morning enjoying and biking around Central Park.