For example, are there cabs one should avoid?

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    Can you explain what you mean? A tourist trap is "an establishment that has been created or re-purposed with the aim of attracting tourists and their money." and there are thousands in NY. In any case if you mean scams asking for a list of possible scams is going to be too long a list for this site and this question will probably be closed as not having a definite answer. Mar 1, 2020 at 19:43
  • As written this is impossible to answer: it's at once too broad and too opinion-based. For example, I would argue that the observation deck of the Empire State Building is a tourist trap, others would disagree and say it is an iconic part of the visitor experience. Please edit the post to define more precisely what you are looking to avoid.
    – choster
    Mar 1, 2020 at 20:22

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Don’t take a picture with Mickey Mouse and his friends on Times Square, if you don’t want to give them money.

  • As it is not ethical?
    – Iman Nia
    Mar 1, 2020 at 21:28
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    @Iman No, because they’ll want payment for having their picture taken
    – Traveller
    Mar 1, 2020 at 21:47

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