This morning, I innocently stepped into a conflict with another photographer. He misunderstood a comment I made about another artist's work. His outrage went so far as to find my website and then throw his low opinions of my work/thoughts back at me (He didn't find much to talk about...
One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. ~Tom Wolfe
There are two approaches to New York City.
You can attempt to isolate yourself through taxis, hotel room service and google searches that serve to protect you from the noise, dangers and infamous population.