This time around in New York Cort and I did the tourist thing and bought a bus tour package. I felt like it was a great way to really see a lot of the city and its landmarks in such a limited amount of time. I think it actually worked really well, and now I have a better understanding of where things are in relation to each other and which ones I would like to go back and see more of. For your travel reference, we used Gray Line and did the 48 Hour All Loops Pass.
When I went to NYC in May with T3 we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge. There was no cheesecake waiting on the other side. Just a crochet-covered bike...I think KiLee has a picture of that one.