Driving in NYC may prove intimidating for some and plain out obnoxious for others. Manhattan traffic is congested (particularly near the entertainment areas such as Times Square), loud (be prepared to hear some serious horn-honking), and the drivers can be forcefully rude and inconsiderate. And let's not forget the endless crowds of pedestrians that may cause you to miss your green light because of their jaywalking tendencies. Also, finding free or metered parking in Manhattan is not only a rarity, but also very time-consuming. Your best bet as a newcomer is to park in a garage which can cost you anywhere from $16 for the hour to 50$ for a few hours. In other words, think twice before heading to the NYC streets in a car.