I've just returned from a fabulous 4 nights in New York. This was my second visit the first being 10 years ago and it was as I remembered it. I stayed at the Warwick Hotel on 65 West 54th Street a good central location, the rooms are a very generous size.
The best way to explore and enjoy is either by foot (a good comfortable pair of shoes is needed) or by the Hop on, Hop Off buses that can be pre booked before you go and they have human guides on all the bus routes who give you a bit history about the city.
It is definitely like being in a movie set and quite often there is some kind of filming taking place. There is so much so see and do, to name a few, I loved Top of the Rock, the views are amazing, we went up to see the sunset and we were not disappointed. A must is to go on the Staten Island Ferry across to Ellis Island and around the Statue of Liberty. Brunch at Sarabeth's opposite Central Park a good place to Celebrity watch!
I have so much more I could share, but if this is a place you would like to go, just get in touch I am happy to share my knowledge about this great City.