Hey dont listen to that BS people spout about the sterotypes concerning New York. Its a wonderful city and you'll love, obviously you have to be weary of people who would try to rip you off, but lets face it people , you have to be careful of that in any tourist attraction. Have lots of Fun, make sure to visit Chinatown, interesting food, cool shops and such. and visit some of the boroughs if you can too (Brooklyn, Staten Island, etc) round out you trip theres alot to see and do here...and the toyfare is in about 1 week too.
"With great power comes great responsibilty"..... I'll take the power, YOU can have the responsibility.