Tourists vs. Locals

There is often a huge difference between where New Yorkers go when they ‘visit’ the city and where tourists (remember them…?) go (how often do you head to the Empire State Building in a given year). As a result, many guides for New York are skewed by the reviews of millions of tourists.

Ilia Blinderman has created a fantastic map that shows what tourists like/review/visit in New York, and what New Yorkers do when they want to visit their city:

As you can imagine, tourists are going to New York’s ‘greatest hits’ whereas New Yorkers are often headed to less crowded, less touristy, local sites:


to see this map for yourself (and to look at other, non-New York destinations) see: