I'm going to be visiting New York for 2 weeks in March, however, I sort of booked the flights on a very random whim. (I'm from the UK)
I've never been to America before, has anyone got any reccomendations for things to do (ideally local cool stuff, not stuff like rockefeller/empire state etc), is there also other states/cities you can travel to that are worth going to outside of NYC that you can get to by train? I've not booked accomodation yet and honestly I don't mind having to book a short amount of time to stay in NYC then heading out of NYC/out of state for a bit.
Also, I just realised i'm there for St Patricks day, am I going to be killed on sight for being English?