I might be okay with the subways in a place I was familar with but taking the subways in New York, where I've never seen the city - I just want to see the city!
Does that make sense.
We took a subway somewhere in Italy and I was so disappointed becuase there was so much above ground I was missing. If I had been there before and seen what was above ground it would have been fine but it was frustrating to be somewhere I had never been before and then not been able to see it becuase I was on an underground subway train.
We had subways in Atlanta and I hated them. Hated them! You would have to pay me a lot of money to get back on an Atlanta underground subway. But the subways were very nice in Singapore. However, we were there 4 days and saw everything so I didn't feel like I was missing anything. WIth only 1 day in New York, I want to see everything!