“Alone” is a relative term in a city of 8.2 million people. And while your four-bedroom Crown Heights apartment may have a private balcony (read: fire escape), it can be tough to find quality alone time in New York. Existing at the center of a crowd is exhausting.
Even amid Gotham’s madness, the city gifts us ways to find some precious solitude -- without retreating to your questionable Craigslist couch. So in the interest of helping you pay yourself some well-deserved attention, while avoiding your roommate and her Ashanti/Ja Rule cover band, we’ve compiled a guide to navigating (and actually enjoying) New York City, all by your lonesome.