Whenever you explore somewhere new, it is advisable to be attentive to avoid the risk of experiencing slips, trips and falls, which can cause holiday-related injuries.
That being said, it is easy to get sucked into the hustle and bustle of New York and be carried away without a care for anything other than exploring this mesmerising city.
The Times Square Experience
Part of the Manhattan district in New York City, stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Street, Times Square attracts over 50 million people per year, the majority of which are tourists.
The world-famous, colossal billboards will blow you away; these striking neon and illuminated advertising boards promote campaigns for famed companies, including Coca Cola and Toshiba, as well as the curved NASDAQ stock exchange sign.
Magnificent, towering buildings such as the Times Square Tower, the Times Square Plaza and Knickerbocker Building will take your breath away. The square is also home to luxury hotels such as the Crowne Plaza, Hotel Carter, and the New York Marriott Marquis.
Famed for being the centre of Broadway, tourists will be inspired to go and see one of the long-running shows, such as the highly acclaimed production of The Lion King and Chicago.
For the ultimate Times Square experience, however, tourists are encouraged to partake in the world famous Times Square New Year’s Eve celebrations, featuring the Times Square Tower ball drop.
Staying safe in NYC
If you have not been to New York before, the experience can be somewhat overwhelming. As well as general safety recommendations, such as adopting vigilance to avoid slips and falls in the street, the following tips can help minimise the risk of experiencing an accident or injury on holiday:
- Keep possessions close to minimise the risk of your items being pick-pocketed
- Use in-room safes to store any valuable items you do not need to take out with you
- Use marked, registered NYC cabs and avoid any ‘lifts’ that are offered to you
- Use peep-holes in your hotel room before answering the door
Remember to be mindful of the dangers around you, use common sense when exploring the destination and stay clear of any suspicious activity.
Injured on holiday?
Have you experienced a slip, trip or fall or any other accident on holiday? If you have and believe a third party is liable for the harm you have suffered, Accident Advice Helpline could help you retrieve the travel accident compensation you are entitled to.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation regarding the details of your claim, with no pressure to pursue your case following the call.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice