We hardly ever visit NYC anymore... ever since BloomingIdiot took over, every time we've gone to the City, we've gotten a damn parking or traffic ticket for some supposed violation or other (yes, we carefully read all the street signs before parking). Haven't stayed in a NYC hotel since Giuliani left office either - the insane hotel fees are the #1 reason.
No more tourist dollars from us... oh well.
NYC has been a police state. Cabaret laws go back to the jazz age but they still prohibit your bar from having more than 3 persons dancing and restrict live music.
All about having proper licensing/zoning/etc.
There’s a lot of history and interesting things to see there, but unfortunately someone elected to place all that stuff in a turd-world totalitarian shit-hole. They’ll have to do without my money. I’m sure they’ll be fine. If not, [shrug].
I was born and raised there, but haven't been since my 20th class reunion. Will be going this September for my 35th, but won't be spending any money other than the cost of the reunion, which I've already paid. We'll be staying with friends and leaving the next day.