New York is divided into 5 boroughs. You’ll never visit them all in a day. Better to break your trip into key areas, focusing on individual neighborhoods. Here’s a quick guide:
Where all of the touristy things are placed. If you plan well enough, you can hit up the main sites all in a day. Start your morning at the Empire State Building, when crowds are smaller, then head up to Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. Grab lunch at Rockefeller Center or Grand Central Terminal, then cut across the bottom of Central Park and pop into Carnegie Hall, or check out the architecture around Columbus Circle. Make your way down into Times Square (yeah, you gotta go there) where you can take all the touristy selfies and try and figure out how much electricity this place generates in an hour. End the day with dinner and drinks at one of the Thai or Mexican restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen.