So you have a few hours to spare in Manhattan between meetings? The city is not about sprawl; it’s high-rise, dense, and busy. It’s advisable to pinpoint your primary interests or work around places that are in close proximity. Subway day passes are an option if you’re heading across town or up it, but fundamentally it’s a walking city. If you’re near Times Square and happy to meander through the bustling tourist mecca, a Broadway show, either a matinee or an evening show, is a must. There are long-playing classics; at the moment Hamilton seems top of the pile and there’s the satirical musical comedy Book of Mormon as well as less expensive off-Broadway shows (in smaller theatres). If you’re on a budget it’s worth buying TKTS or half-price tickets on the day, or TodayTix, a new app that let’s you score reduced-rate tickets. Times Square and its surrounds are iconic. For shoppers (or just window shoppers), there’s Fifth Avenue, the almost unrivalled retail strip, with department stor...

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