More than 800 languages are spoken in New York and four in 10 households speak a language other than English
most of a City Pass, which gives you access to a number of attractions in the town, although some of the venues do require booking.
We also managed to squeeze in a walk along the High Line – an old disused railway line which has been transformed into a garden oasis – and the Rockefeller Centre, which gives panoramic views of the city, arguably better than those afforded by the Empire State Building.
We spent our first night at the historical Park and a stone’s throw from the nearest subway station, it was perfect for us to nip back and dump our shopping before heading out for more.
Also worth a mention was our dinner at Patsy’s Italian, a traditional family owned Italian which was a favourite of Frank Sinatra and has since welcomed a plethora of high-profile celebrity diners.
With scallops the size of golf balls and its pumpkin ravioli, it’s definitely worth a visit.