Adam - currently on the Megabus, northbound for Boston, ETA 13:30 hours. Appear to have just driven past a chariot race. America is full of surprises.
New York is an odd place. Midtown Manhattan is every bit as over the top as you hear about - from the size of the buildings to the brightness of the lights to the amount of sugar they put in your coffee. As an aside, tea is definitively not recommended, and their attitude towards making it tells you a lot about the American people. You ask for milk and sugar, you will never be able to say that you didn't get milk and sugar. You will have ended up with something closer to a feet-flavoured milkshake, but it all lacks a certain subtlety.
Central Park is a wonderful place to be. Whoever it was in the New York planning office that decided to stick a massive strip of green through the middle of Manhattan Island should be knighted (even though they're not British). You can step off the mayhem of 5th or 9th Avenue and within yards would never know where you were. Brooklyn Bridge was also a major highlight. The bridge itself is impressive enough - one of the first and at the time longest suspension bridge and 120 years old - but the views of New York and the Hudson Bay are the equal of the Empire State (and don't cost $40 to see).
The New York Public Library was another of my highlights. Like Central Park, you walk through the (incredibly impressive) front doors and would never know you were in central Manhattan.
Chinatown (and neighbouring Little Italy) is a very cool if slightly odd experience. You suddenly lose all the traffic and find yourself walking through fish markets where most of the resident population speak no more than three words of English (and none of them can say the letter 'r'). Very quirky but a very fun place to walk around.
Amy - Very excited to be heading to Boston sat on the bus looking out the window everything is very american the cars the houses looks exactly how I imagened it so yes very happy and very excited..