Odd numbered Avenues run south. Even numbers run north. The even numbered streets go east, the odd numbered ones go west. 20 blocks equals one mile. These streets are two-way: 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, 57th, 72nd, 86th, 96th, 106th, 116th, 125th, 135th, 145th and 155th Streets.
That isn't ever mud on your shoe, EVER. Watch where you step.
Subway maps are reliable. Except after 10 p.m. and on weekends and holidays.
For the love of God, let people off the train before you try and get on.
Do not mess with the Traffic Police. They will take your car to car jail in Brooklyn. Also, pay close attention to the alternate side parking calendar. There are a lot of awesome random holidays.
Never attempt a right on red. Along those same lines, never go through a red light. The police cameras will get you and you will get a ticket.
For your money, Jackson Hole is the best burger in town. For the taste, Corner Bistro.
The kids who are selling candy on the subway are not raising money for their school trip. Better to give you all your cash to The Boys & Girls Club.
Don't buy white suits, white furniture, white carpets (ever!) if your apt is on the floors 1-6.