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1961 7th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10026, United States
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Metro card

by edcorsaro

My wife and I are flying in for a week to JFK. We are going to get 7 day subway passes. Are they good for the Air Train also? Where can I buy the Metro card at the airport. Thanks

This URL should answer your question

by PR-7

www.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm

"Travel to and from JFK via AirTrain is $5 as you enter or exit the system. Children under 5 ride free. You pay the fare with Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard at either the Sutphin Boulevard or Howard Beach station (unlimited ride cards are not accepted for AirTrain)."

Re: Metro card

by 10028

Get two metrocards --

1. A pay-per-ride card for the Airtrain. If you put $8.70 on a pay-per-ride, a 15% bonus is automatically added. So the value of the card will be $10.05. You both can use the same card.

2. Two unlimited weekly metrocards. You cannot share unlimited cards, so you will each need your own.

Be sure to mark the cards so you don't confuse them!

Re: Metro card

by manhattanight

Remember you can only use your "unlimited" ticket once every 18 minutes. So actually you could share the card if one person passes through and the other waits 18 minutes for the card to reset! I see teens doing it all the time. But it's a long time to wait when you're on vacation. Get a second card.

Also, due to the time restriction, remember if you swipe and decide to exit for whatever reason, you'll need to wait the 18 minutes to go back in if that's what you decide to do.

Your card is also good for the buses too!

Travel Tips for New York City

THE BEST FREE WALKING TOURS OF NEW YORK CITY

by bigappleguide1

IF ANYONE IN THE WORLD WANTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A FREE WALKING TOUR OF ANY BOROUGH( MANHATTAN, BRONX, BROOKLYN, QUEENS, STATEN ISLAND), ANYTIME, THEN PLEASE VISIT WWW.BIGAPPLEGREETER.ORG AND SIGN UP ONLINE. IF AVAILABLE, A GREETER ( LIKE MYSELF) WILL MEET YOU ( AND YOUR PARTY) AND SHOW YOU THE SITES . IT IS A FREE SERVICE , NO TIPS, AND YOU'LL DISCOVER THE ESSENCE OF THIS GREAT CITY FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF NATIVE NEW YORKERS. I MISS THE PULSE AND BEAT OF NYC WHEN I'M AWAY FROM IT..IT'S ALMOST ADDICTIVE, TO SAY THE LEAST.. HOWEVER, IT IS GOOD TO GET OUT OF THE CITY ( DON'T GET ME WRONG) AND EXPERIENCES OTHER VENUES.. AND CERTAINLY, I DON'T MISS THE SUBWAYS OR BUSSES ALBEIT THEY ARE THE BEST AND CHEAPEST WAY OF GETTING AROUND TOWN.
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PLACE IN NYC IS THE CLOISTERS LOCATED IN FT TRYON PARK IN UPPER MANHATTAN..TAKE THE A TRAIN TO 190TH ST , UP THE STEPS TO THE ELEVATOR WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO FT. WASHINGTON AVE..PROCEED RIGHT INTO THE PARK, THROUGH THE CHANNEL GARDENS TOWARDS THE CLOISTERS..IT'S A MEDIEVAL MUSEUM, PART OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART SHOWING TAPESTRIES, ART ETC WITH A MEDITATION GARDEN. ADMISSION IS SUGGESTED ( YOU CAN GIVE AS MUCH OR LITTLE AS YOU WANT). TAKE THE #4 BUS OUTSIDE THE ENTRANCE WHEN YOU WANT TO RETURN TO MIDTOWN..THE BUS PASSES THROUGH WASHINGTON HEIGHTS AND WEST HARLEM DOWNTOWN TO THE CITY..A GREAT EXPERIENCE . THERE'S THE NEW LEAF CAFE IN THE PARK IF ONE WANTS TO DINE.

Bliss Isn't it?

by AliasGirl

Only a true New Yorker will give you this tip; after all the sight seeing and walking, dining and haggling in Chinatown, agravation and smog you will certainly need this tip.

What tip you ask? Well after all that is done, plan a few hours to spend in New York Bliss. I mean Bliss Spa. It is truly a New York thang to do! Take a few hours and go and get yourself pampered by one of their terrific treatments..(Their products are pretty good too.)

Massage
They call it the Bissage™. There are all types, at least get a 60 minute session, its worth it!

Facials
There are all kinds of treatments for your face and even your back. I usually just get the the bliss basic facial™. You can add-on a seaweed mask too for an additional charge.

Body treatments
Again, all types of treatments for your body. I have done the deep sea detox™, very refreshing.

All of these treatments are pricey but you will feel like a million bucks afterwards.

**You'll need to make a reservation, probably a few weeks in advance.**
There are two locations in New York, one in Soho and one on 57th Street. I recommend the 57th Street Spa, as the one in Soho smells like a locker room! (According to my friend Sandy!) Get there early at least 20 minutes before, so you can change into their plushy robe and comfy slippers without rushing. (They also cut your treatment down, if you are late). You are then led into a blue oasis of an waiting room where you'll find other women waiting to be called as well. You can nibble on tasty petit fours and refreshing lemonade. They have tons of nice little snacks to munch on.

tips:
Make sure you have a ponytail holder for your hair.
Shave your legs, the robes are short! (Even for the facial).
Don't be late!
Check their website www.blissworld.com./spa/ for treatments and also to answer any of your questions you may have, its very extensive.

It is purely a blissful experience! Enjoy!

PS. They have 'Bliss For Boys', check out the details on the website.

Empire State at Night

by lxine

Go to the top of the Empire State Building - at night! The lineups are shorter, plus seeing the gorgeous glow of the city is a sight to behold. Fire escapes on building fronts are the most distinctive thing in my memory. It's that unique tratit that really gives New York its character.

Follow your instincts...plenty...

by Michael_D

Follow your instincts...plenty of VT posters will serve up the 'usual suspects' and give you rave reviews about how cheap the Staten Island Ferry is...how stately the Statue of Liberty is and how urban-warrior chic Greenwich Village is...Im just going to try to give you a different perspective. The Chrysler Building is just a building to some...but in the right perspective is a massive piece of art. Grande Central Sation HAS been rennovated...if you are serious about drinking the restoration in..plan to spend 2 to 3 hours and plan to look up much of the time. It has the Sistene Chapel of transportation for a cieling. New York is in actually a mobile art form...if you keep you eyes open on any given day you may see anything from someone famous to a world reknown cataclismic event like the World Trade Center billowing smoke in the distance...I once bumped into Mikail Barishnikov and witnessed a full scale robbery attempt foiled ala NYPD BLUE in one day..and that was BEFORE lunch!
That night we wandered around untill 2am and they were filming a Bruce Willis movie..flames blazing out of 20 windows , firetrucks lights flashing and about 10 extras sipping on cold sodas nanchalently as people flung themselves out of windows into airbags below...APPLAUSE/APPLAUSE...Thats a wrap!Pretty full day Id say...from any perspective.

WORLD TRADE CENTRE.

by GrantBoone

I wanted to add the World trade centre to my NY page because it was an important part of my own trip . We travelled to NY in 1995 and so had the chance to reach the observation tower at WTC . I still havee my entry ticket to the tower and some great photo memories .

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Address: 1961 7th Avenue, New York City, New York, 10026, United States