Okay, Manhattan is weird. Wonderful weird that is. At points during the day (and night) you feel like Alice in Wonderland, but the commercial and grown-up version. Some of the oddities you may encounter include rain inside a subway station and NOT being pickpocketed.
Another very positive surprise is the obviously zealous installment of bike lanes on a large scale. Kudos the the city government, really. I mean when a space conscious place like Manhattan decides that bike lanes are a priority and necessary then there’s really no excuse for most other cities. At least not using the lack-of-space argument. After all they call six trees and a few sqeezed-in benches a park here! That’s how much they hallucinate space.