The 5 best ways to mingle with New Yorkers in New York
1) Play chess in the park
Match wits with those who have made this a daily sport. It’s usually 5 dollars a game, played in a most speedy way. Look for guys in the SW corner of Washington Square Park (some cheating and trash talk!), the west side of Union Square Park, and Central Park’s Chess and Checkers House of 65th Street.
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