It turns out I'll be alone on my birthday, so I decided to take a sojourn to NYC. I'm planning out my itinerary now, and I want to maximize my NYC experience. Coming as a kid that grew up in Texas, I've always put NYC on a pedestal. Any tips from locals? I did have a few questions: 1. I'm thinking about doing a Sunday - Wednesday trip just so I can see the hustle and bustle of NYC as people go to work. Stupid idea? Is NYC during the weekend that much more fun? 2. I want to eat at Eleven Madison Park. Can I even get a reservation for one? Are Michelin three-stars amenable to someone randomly walking off the street and eating at the bar? 3. Will I look like a total douchebag walking around in a suit all day? 4. I do want to do some touristy things like going to the top of Rockefeller, but I'm mostly aiming to walk around and stare at the buildings. I've always been an architecture nerd. But what are some fun things to do at night when my legs are tired? 5. If I'm going to be walking around at night, what areas should I avoid so I don't get rickrolled by thugs? 6. If you wanted to eat your way through NYC for each meal, where would you go, prices be damned? Thanks for any help guys!