I know what you mean about the compilation, Gail! I would shy away from it as well. Just a thought.
You must go to NYC. Should be on everyone’s bucket list. My husband is from Argentina but lived in NJ for most of his time in this country and knows Manhattan well. He took me for the first time in 2007 and we’ve been going annually since with the exception of last year. A most wonderful place, especially in the fall.