Welcome to New York. Now get moving. You got business to do and it’s already daytime, moron.
There are many foods that New York has been associated with over the years- General Tso’s, pizza, hot dogs, etc., etc.- but just one of them is made perfect only in NYC: the bagel. So start your day off with a tough-on-the-outside-chewy-on-the-inside circle of pure heaven at Absolute Bagels or Barney Greengrass on the Upper West Side.
While munching on your untoasted bundle of joy (preferably loaded with lox and cream cheese), take a stroll down Amsterdam Avenue for a visit at the New York Historical Society. There is no finer place to drop a Jackson ($20) and learn all about Hamilton and the countless other famous New Yorkers. If you aren’t feeling the price, the Museum of Natural History across the street will let you in for a dollar. If the animal kingdom isn’t your thing, there is the absolutely epic Metropolitan Museum of Art (also accessible with a buck) just across Central Park.