Only in Vegas can you walk from Venice to Paris to New York in just a few minutes! Because we stayed across the street, we spent a fair bit of time at the New York, New York hotel. It wasn't as crowded as the MGM Grand, and I thought there was a nice casual atmosphere, especially for the younger crowd. Of course, looking at the hotel from the outside is an attraction in itself as you can pick out many of the famous NYC landmarks in the condensed New York skyline: the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and of course the Statue of Liberty are all there, among others.
One of my favorite features inside was the hotel's foodcourt, designed to look a bit like Greenwhich Village, which happens to be my favorite area in NYC. There are many casual restaurants and bars, including my favorite place to hang out at night in Las Vegas: the Nine Fine Irishmen pub (see my nightlife tips section). Another big attraction at the New York, New York is the Manhattan Express roaller coaster but when I saw how high the first drop was (203 feet!), I thought I'd rather live to tell about it - riding the elevator up the Eiffel Tower had already given me all the thrill I needed!!
New York-New York is another giant hotel & casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Its façade is amazing! There are replicas of all the recognisable New York landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and more, and a roller coaster that threads its way amongst them all!
The interior keeps with the New York theme, with a neon-filled Times Square feel to the casino, and even whiffs of steam rising from fake drain covers near some elevators. There are numerous bars and restaurants too of course, the Nine Fine Irishmen Irish bar being particularly popular, and it has Brooklyn Bridge views too.
If you like roller coasters then this ones for you. Not only does it race around the NewYork, NewYork Hotel, it also dips and dives inside the hotel!!
Really strange if you happen to be sitting having a drink on the sidewalk of the NewYork brownstone houses inside, and if you didnt know it was coming, the traincar can scare the life out of you!!
My boys really wanted to ride this and they really wanted me to go. I do not like heights, but occasionally I make exceptions. I knew it was high, but had no idea how high. My hubby thought it was going to be simple, so as we crested the 203 foot climb, it dropped us 144 feet going 67 mph, it left us all screaming and laughing. We did a simulated jet fighter barrel roll and then turning us 180 degrees hanging us 86 feet in the air and felt some negative g's. After we did that my yougenst screamed out loud weeeeeeeeeeee, so if he was happy, we were happy. It is a pretty awesome ride. You gotta to try it!
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm
$14 a person
new york new york casino is a collection of replica landmarks of new york city in a smaller scale. a very interesting piece of modern architecture. the interior of the casino is divided into miniture new york neighborhoods. the games offered are the same as the other casinos on the strip with slightly lower table limits. a very interesting casino to visit when in las vegas.
EVEN IF YOUR NOT STAYING AT THIS HOTEL ONE THING YOU MUST TRY IS THE MANHATTEN EXPRESS ROLLER COASTER..
THIS CONEY ISLAND STYLE COASTER WILL NOT ONLY HAVE YOU SCREAMING WITH DELIGHT IT WILL ALSO GIVE YOU WONDERFUL VIEWS OF THE STRIP..
I DID IT AT NIGHT AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE VIEW OF THE STRIP WITH ALL THE LIGHTS ON WAS A REAL SIGHT TO BEHOLD.. NOT THAT I GOT TO VIEW IT FOR VERY LONG BEFORE THE COASTER DIPPED AND DIVED AND THEN WENT INTO A LOOP GIVING ME AN UNEXPECTED UPSIDE DOWN VIEW OF THE STRIP..THEN AFTER A FEW MORE CORNERS AT BREAK NECK SPEED IT WAS BACK TO THE START.. THE BROAD SMILE ON MY FACE SAID IT ALL..I LOVED IT.
THIS WILL NOT BE THE FASTEST COASTER YOU WILL EVER BE ON BUT HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO RIDE A COASTER PAST THE STATUE OF LIBERTY THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AND THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE..NOT OFTEN I HEAR YOU SAY..WELL IN VEGAS YOU CAN.. JUST MAKE SURE YOU DO.
PRICES ARE.. ADULTS 12.50 DOLLARS
COASTER RUND FROM 11 AM-11PM SUN-THUR
AND FROM 11AM - MIDNIGHT FRI-SAT.
I didn't take the time to visit the inside of the hotel as it already looked rather cheesy from the outside. The back dropdrop of the hotel, which i suppose is the Manhattan skyline, looked really cheesy in the day. They looked like cardboard cutouts to me. It probably looks much better at night with the lights and all but I didn't get the chance to visit it then.
The Manhatten roller coaster is about $20 to ride, and takes you around the inside and outside of the hotel. Located at the back of the New York New York hotel.
A cheaper ticket is available for the second ride.
A must do in Vegas
If you are looking for a food court, you should check out the one in New York! New York! We were there and found some really reasonably priced food...
Unable to provide any comment on the food there because none of us eat there as we had our meal before wandering into New York! New York!
The New York New York hotel and casino is a remarkable building! modelled after the New York skyline complete with a miniature model of the statue of liberty. Also New York New York is home to a roller coaster. One of the most interesting things about the casino is the restaurant district within that have been built to resemble the different district of the city.
This is the street view of New York, New York and this casino has gone all out to present to you a small version of the real New York here in Las Vegas. If you take a picture of the skyline of New York and then compare it to this casino, not sure which will look more impressive, the designers have done a great jog here. There is also an exterior roller coaster that takes you for a wild and hairy "tour" outside the "city", maybe if you look close you can see it in the picture as it winds between the buildings.
ZUMANITY is a sexy and adult take on your usual circus show. It truly is 'another side of the Cirque du Soleil! It's done in a cabaret style with a gender-bending emcee.
A very good show and I would recommend it to any one.
Dueling Pianos- In the Bar at Times Square, there are dueling piano players every night. They don't really duel with pistols or swords, although for money there's no better entertainment than that. Instead, the pianists take turns playing songs and it's all great fun. You basically pay one pianist to play and sing and the other then plays and sings and they try and outdo each other. We stayed there till 2am!!!!! Great fun and a cheap night
No, you're not looking at the New York skyline. You are looking at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. New York-New York uses the New York City theme of its name in many ways. The hotel includes several towers configured to resemble New York City skyscrapers, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. In front of the property is a pool representing New York Harbor, with a 150 ft replica of the Statue of Liberty, a roller coaster, and a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the resort, particular gambling areas, bars, eating areas and meeting rooms are named after New York City neighborhoods or landmarks. The main casino area, for example, is named after Central Park, while the "Village Eateries" food court is modeled after New York City's Greenwich Village, even including real menus from New York Chinese takeout restaurants taped to the doors of the mock apartment buildings. New York-New York uses the trademarked slogan "The Greatest City in Las Vegas".
The resort is located on the northwest corner of Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard intersection. At street level, pedestrians are blocked from crossing by concrete barriers. Instead, New York-New York is linked by overhead pedestrian bridges to its neighboring casinos to the south (the Excalibur, across Tropicana Avenue) and to the east (the MGM Grand, across the Strip).
Probably about the best thing about the Vegas Hotels is that they have something for everybody. No matter what your likes or dislike as you can find a hotel to suit you. For myself I love most of the different styles of hotels and appreciate them for what they are. I find NY-NY great. It is something to look at both visually and artistically but that wasn’t enough so they threw in a roller coaster that winds in and around the buildings.
NY-NY opened in 1997 as a recreation of the New York City skyline with 1/3 scale replicas, some as high as 45 stories. The most famous of these replicas are the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the New York Public Library, and Ellis Island to name a few. There's also a Statue of Liberty complete with fake rust stains; the Brooklyn Bridge and miniature scale fireboat that sprays water.
Inside are a few streets that’s represents Greenwich Village, complete with graffiti covered mailboxes and steam coming out of the manhole covers in the cobblestones. Here you’ll find a variety of eateries (including ESPN Sports Zone restaurant), small shops, two theaters, and a sexy Cirque du Soleil production.
The main casino is done up to look like Central Park with trees, gazebos, foot bridges, and babbling brooks. You’ll see change carts painted to look like miniature yellow cabs; and a recreation of Times Square complete with a ball that drops every night at midnight. The only thing you might miss from a real Central Park visit is a mugging.
The second floor houses the Coney Island-themed arcade. The line for the roller coaster starts here. There are many restaurants, all housed in buildings that fit the theme of whatever New York neighborhood is represented in that particular part of the hotel.