New York, Las Vegas
Being from NY I just had to check out the new NY going up at this time. Surprise surprise it even opened before the scheduled time.
Come here to get a taste of NYC but there can only be one Big Apple !!! Don't forget to check out the Rollercoaster ride.
Okay, so the roller coaster at New York, New York is a must do, especially after a few. I guess it only might be fun after a few. To tell you the truth, I don't remember much about it except reaching the top, seeing all the lights at night, and te trip back down. Four of us went on this ride together at the beginning or maybe end of one of our nights. Pretty fun! I did have a steak dinner first and kept it down, so it's a pretty tame ride:)
Being that I live near New York City and am able to see it on a frequent basis, it was odd to see a replica of it. Some things do look totally fake, like the Empire State Building. However, I thought they did a nice job replicating the Statue of Liberty. Kind of odd not seeing it surrounded by water. The New York, New York is unique because it has a huge arcade with a roller coster, which circles around the building. I guess this was supposed to replicate Coney Island. The roller coster costs $12 per ride during weekends and $10 per ride during the week.
... From the MGM Grand, walk across the bridge that goes over The Strip and into New York New York Casino...
New York New York is several years old and no longer the newest or most fancy casino on The Strip. Still, there are several things here worth checking out:
1. The gaming floor, which is a recreation of Central Park. Towards the back, the food court area looks like a section of downtown New York, complete with brownstones and the occasional graffiti. You can get some excellent New York style pizza here!
2. The roller coaster. Manhattan Express reaches speeds up to 67 MPH and is one of the more fun attractions in Las Vegas. It's especially fun to ride it at night, when the lights of Las Vegas are all around you. The lines for Manhattan Express can get really long, but it's worth the wait.
3. The September 11 memorial. Outside New York New York, an impromptu memorial was created after September 11. Now, the railing around the casino is covered in T-shirt from firehouses across America. Firefighters have signed the shirts and written tributes to those who died on 9/11. It's very moving to see these shirts and read the messages written on them.
In front of New York New York Casino along Las Vegas Blvd there's a mini Brooklyn Bridge. Although its size is only less than one tenth of the real thing, from the right angle you can take a nice photo.
Inside the New York New York Casino, the theme in the gambling area is of course the Manhanttan Island. You can play the card games in the beautiful Central Park, or try your luck at the "New York Slot Exchange". Given the internet bubble in the past few years, the slot machines may be better investment than the stock market.
New York New York is one of the most charming casinos in Las Vegas (that is, if you can apply "charming" to a hotel casino). Especially if you have a thing for the real New York (which I do). It's façade recreates the Manhattan skyline, with skyscrapers, an 150-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty and a replica of Brooklyn Bridge. The inside is small (compared with other casinos on the Strip) but that is part of its charm. The casino is dressed as Central Park. If you get hungry you have the Village nearby complete with Bleeker Street and Broadway. And if you like roller coasters " Manhattan Express" comes highly recommended.
At the base of the Statue of Liberty at NYNY is a collection of memoribilia left by persons from across the globe in tribute to the victims of the WTC attacks Sept. 11, 2001. A permanent marble monument has been erected and displays are changed often to include the thousands of articles left including photos, shirts, patches, flags and other personal momentos. Very moving tribute...
It's a lot smaller, but it's still fun. Thankfully, the real Brooklyn Bridge hasn't yet sold its space for billboards...but who knows what the rest of the century will bring. Make sure to notice the cute apartment windows in the buildings.
One of my favorite hotels in the entire world!!! Everything here is wonderful! The replicas of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Central Park. Greenwich Village! It's amazing! Don't forget the replica of the New York skyline that makes up the hotel towers! This is a place if you love extremes! Even a high speed looping roller coaster!
New York New York. Manhattan has moved to the west coast!. The city brought along the Manhattan skylines, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty... The inside has wonderful replicas of the Big Apple theme: the apartments, Central Park (casino area), the NY Slot Exchange (huh huh), the theatre - one restroom was Guys & Dolls, cute, eh?
Roller coaster ride that weaves through the outside and inside!
New York New York is the other excellent imitation. The inside is dominated by Central Park gaming floor and the outside is made up of the NYC skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
It also features a rollercoaster.
New York-New York Hotel & Casino re-creates traditional New York City Landmarks, including a classical Manhattan skyline with 12 New York-style skyscrapers, housing 2,024 rooms and suites. Other famous Big Apple icons include a Central Park-themed casino; a 150-ft. replica of the Statue of Liberty; Manhattan Express, a Coney Island-style roller coaster; and a 300-ft.-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Not the greatest rollercoaster I've ever been on but does offer great views of the strip and good for a laugh!
This is the only casino where I ever got lucky, winning about $50,00 playing roulette. I then cashed in my chips and went to a strip club. New York-New York is a fine casino, in my book.