I'm going to New York in January for 5 days. I've never been before and was wondering, as their are so many New Yorkers and presumably people who've been there on LPSG, where are the best places to go and what are the best things to do? I've already planned out the basic touristy thing of Rockefeller Ctr, Empire, Statue o Liberty etc etc. There have got to be thousands of hidden gems in that city and would appreciate any tips. Speaking of tips, is it true that you gotta tip 15-20% at meals and cab rides cos that makes things a lot more expensive. Do people not get paid???