Desmond Tutu Center

180 10th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10011, United States

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Gardens at the General Theological Seminary

by BeatChick

While at La Bergamote, we met a lady who strongly suggested a visit to the beautiful gardens of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. They are beautiful indeed and peaceful to boot; one of the buildings is the Bishop Desmond Tutu Center. Apparently, Clement C. Moore (who authored "'Twas the Night before Christmas") donated the grounds which fills the entire block. How ironic that a man who supported evangelical causes should also popularize Santa Claus (the very notion damned in some churches as taking away the true meaning of Christmas). To get inside you walk halfway down the block (21st street between 9th & 10th avenues), find an iron gate, ring the bell, and let them know you'd like to visit the grounds. The cloistered surroundings remind me of the gated area in Notting Hill.


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Taxi JFK

by leightonclifton


I have been advised to pre book a taxi from JFK to Manhattan can anyone recommend a taxi company

I land this saturday


Re: Taxi JFK

by nicolaitan

the two most frequently used car services are Carmel and Dial7. Each has a website with phone numbers, booking, etc. avoid the super shuttle ( blue van ) --- bad reputation.

not sure why you need to prebook a car ( none of my business )but will take your word for it. do note that the airtrain to the long island railroad or the subway is a very workable and far cheaper alternative although it may take a bit longer.

Re: Taxi JFK

by 10028

Carmel is frequently recommended. Book it online, then phone them after you clear customs and they pick you up within 5-10 minutes. (You can pay extra to have them meet you, but it's not necessary.) There are courtesy phones in the terminal.

You can also just grab a yellow taxi into Manhattan. It's a flat rate of $45, plus tip (~20%) and toll, or around $60. Be sure to only get a taxi from the official rank, don't accept rides with strangers who approach you.

If you're traveling alone and without loads of luggage, you can also take the Airtrain from JFK and connect with either the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) or the subway.

Yet another option is the express bus service that takes you to several midtown locations.

There are also shared ride van services, but they are pretty awful and not recommended at all.

If you care to post your hotel name/location, I'll be happy to help you further.

Re: Taxi JFK


no need to prebook

they're readily available at airports anytime

Re: Taxi JFK

by 10028

Taxis are readily available. You do need to prebook a car service though. There are also discount coupons on their web sites.

Re: Taxi JFK

by clareabee

we just got one of the yellow cabs as others have said - there was plenty of them we had hardly any wait - and it is a flat rate - think we paid $60 which included a tip - not bad for 2 of us with 2 cases!

Re: Taxi JFK

by keith750cc

We came outside and there was a guy in some kind of uniform, bit like a doorman and he asked if we wanted a taxi, we said yes but how much to New Yorker Hotel Manhatton, a fee of $60 inc tip was agreed, same on return from doorman at hotel.

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Little Italy...Chinatown

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I have too many things that i love about New York.
At night take a moment to look at the skyline. The people!! You will never find more original and straight forward people.
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New York City Tip

by judyaf

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ..... There is no other place like it. The center of the world. My husband was born there, has a trillion relatives there, we visit often. I miss the culture of New York, the plays, museums, the food!food!food! The people make me chuckle. They are a life form onto themselves! Don't take them seriously, yell back at them! Act like a local!

Lower Manhattan

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