10 things that will surprise first-time visitors to New York City

10. The subway is the fastest way to get around

9. Bicyclists don’t have to wear helmets (but you should)

8. Many things are free

7. Hotels are really expensive

6. Airbnb isn’t really a thing

5. You won't see it all in one visit (or five)

4. It can be overwhelming

3. There are three NYC-area airports (one of them in a different state)

2. It’s named twice for a reason

1. There’s more to New York than Manhattan