I too am planning my first trip to the city. I have the resource and safety net of staying with a friend in midtown but would like to research and plan a bit without bogging her down on each point. If there's a place I'd like to go, can I anticipate distances when referring to an address alone? Like, my friend lives at about 10th Avenue and 51st Street. If I were to aim for 8th and 55th, could I do the math and anticipate that that is 6 blocks away? Are some areas better for this than others?
Thanks very much...my first of many questions that will come on this forum!