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    USEFUL LINKS

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 28, 2012

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    Statue of Liberty

    Favorite thing: Walking routes in New York

    Give NY back to us Dutchies!

    New York seen from the Statue of Liberty

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  • NYC Public Transportation

    by SirSmooth Written Jan 31, 2009

    Favorite thing: My recommendation is to use public transportation once you arrive there.You can go to mta trip planner.org. To look up ways to travel from JFK to 57th & central park. For further information, about the NYC area, go to my blog. Philly-nuyork.com

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    Time Out New York

    by jlynyc Updated Sep 20, 2007

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    Favorite thing: This is a great resource for what is going on in and around NYC every week. Comprehensive reviews and blurbs about free events, new openings, specials, sales, etc. Includes information regarding restaurants, music, dance, theater, art, and shopping. There is also a version for children (Time Out NY Kids). Pick up a copy at any newstand, grocery, or pharmacy and get out there and see what's going on in New York City!

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    Dining in New York (Part 2)

    by nicolaitan Updated Mar 25, 2007

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    Favorite thing: More thoughts intended to be helpful for those dining in New York City.

    Websites of interest -
    Chowhound.com - a remarkably active forum where general questions or restaurant-specific questions will receive multiple knowledgeable answers often within minutes. The regulars on this site really are devoted to dining.
    Menupages.com - publishes generally accurate and current menus on over 6000 restaurants in New York.
    Restaurants.com - offers descriptions of many restaurants with opinions and reviews of variable reliability. AND - sells discount coupons over the internet at $3 for a $10 coupon and $10 for a $25 coupon.

    Fish tales - the most upper scale restaurants and those devoted almost exclusively to fish will of course have daily deliveries of fresh fish or for the better restaurants have purchased the fish themselves at the market the morning of preparation. Most middle-tier restaurants and those with wide-ranging menus will get delivery only several times a week. Always on Friday, then not till Tuesday. Many times the fish dish you order Monday night will include fish delivered before the weekend. A dead giveaway is fish presented only with heavy sauces or stuffed with something.

    Finding local suggestions for dining - salespeople in jewelry, clothing, design stores can be your best source on information on great neighborhood dining, whether in Florence, Montreal, or Prague. New York is no exception.

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    Important NY Websites - NYMetro

    by shutterlust Written Jun 10, 2006

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    Favorite thing: NY Metro
    http://nymetro.com
    One of my favorite sites ever. Restaurant listings, event calendars, special trunk and sample sales, you go to NY Metro to find out the latest in fashion, beauty, luxury living, apartments, rentals, real estate, classifieds, NYC singles, and more! It's like a more elite Craigslist, I guess. I love checking out the Look Book, where NY Metro picks up random streetwalkers and interviews them on their fashion choices and how this correlates to their lives (work, family, etc). Sometimes the people they choose are just so ridiculous and full of themselves that it's just so funny. Checking out sales and events at museums and art galleries is another favorite past time on NY Metro.

    Definitely check it out for a NY feel before you come. There's even a link for NYC tourists, which gives people a watered-down version of hardcore NYC living.

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    Important NY Websites - Overheard In NY

    by shutterlust Written Jun 7, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Overheard In NY

    http://overheardinnewyork.com/

    Overheard in NY is not exactly *helpful* in designing an itinerary for places to go/see/visit in New York, but more of an induction into New York culture. The original Overheard (there is also a London Overheard website), Overheard in NY is a collaboration of overheard quotes in New York City. Seriously, New Yorkers say the 'DARNDEST' things! A quick look through the quotes will show the actual diversity of NY. If you can make it here, you can seriously make it anywhere!

    For example, one of today's quotes:
    Conductor: Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for the delay. I promise it will never. happen. again.

    I love New York. So. Very. Much. :-)

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    Important NY Websites - HopStop

    by shutterlust Written Jun 5, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Hop Stop
    http://www.hopstop.com/?city=newyork
    Enter your address, enter your destination and hop stop will give you exact, precise details of how to get there using NYC public transportation, whether by foot, subway or bus! It will also give you the expected travel time and travel options! It's a lovely tool for new New Yorkers! :-)

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    Important NY Websites - Craigslist

    by shutterlust Written Jun 5, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Craigs List
    http://nyc.craigslist.com.mnh
    This is a fantastic site for EVERYTHING, particularly part-time/full-time jobs, temporary housing in shared apartments, sublets, summer stays, nanny-housing, etc. Also a place to schedule meet-and-greets if you're new to the city, or as a wannabe eBay, place ads, find products, check out classes, things to do, etc. If you want to get a feel for New Yorkers without actually meeting one, check out Craigslist and see the diversity of personalities in New York!

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    Touring New York...Suggestions!

    by shutterlust Written Jun 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: No fanny packs (also known as hip bags). They look ridiculous. Use those money bags that you wear under your clothes. Fanny packs emphasize the hips.

    Kids on leashes are embarassing.

    You don't really need a visor in New Y'ork City. The buildings provide shade enough.

    Always layer your clothes, no matter what season you're in.

    Don't point and stare. Staring is considered incredibly rude in New York. It may be a culture thing, but please don't do it in New York. You might get hurt in the process if someone considers you aggressive.

    If you're going to take photographs, make sure you're not obstructing street traffic, pull yourself over to the side first. If you're videotaping friends or family on the streets, watch where you're going. Other people are walking too! It's not polite to take picture of other people without asking, they may get violent.

    It's illegal to film/take pictures on NYC public transportation (ie the subway! It's illegal!)

    When asking other people to take a picture of you, beware. it's easy to run off into a crowd with someone else's new digital camera.

    Not everyone cares about where you're from, so try not to broadcast it by overly emphasizing your accent in an incredibly loud voice while wearing a local state college sweatshirt. (Yes, people *do* actually do this and i'm just so embarassed for them).

    NYers are like the British in that we like our queues (our lines). We respect lines so no pushing or cutting. You may get hurt in this process as well.

    Nyers are not necessarily aggressive, we just like the way we operate. Try to remember that and try to keep up and you'll be just fine.

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    New York City Guides

    by tomhoward Updated Mar 11, 2006

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    Favorite thing: VISIT THIS PAGE THRO MY NY TRAVEL PAGE FOR THE HYPERLINKS TO SHOW

    Like a poor mans CitySearch, AOL City Guide has the added plus of searchable event/date functions.

    Ask A New Yorker.Com gives a Q&A forum similar to VirtualTourist. Worth a browse just for questions you never thought of asking.

    Limited info for most places on Guardian Travel, but NYC is one of the best. The Independent is worth a peek as well.

    The coolest 'scene' bars, clubs and restaurants can be found in Hip Guide, and it's pretty accurate.

    Concierge.Com is an upmarket travel magazine with limited (but select) reviews, while Village Voice covers upcoming events in more of a news style format.

    Well written, with regular articles on food & entertainment, the Manhattan Users Guide is similar to the Guardian site, only better as it's written by locals. Likewise, NYC Visit is a regular NYC tourist site.

    For current and upcoming events, you'll struggle to beat Whats On When.

    Fondest memory: The old favourites Fodors, Frommers, CitySearch, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, & NY Times shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

    If you need to find anywhere quickly Map Quest or Hot Maps will usually sort it out.

    Does exactly what it says on the tin at Destination Coupons.Com.

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    NYC on a budget

    by Dabs Updated Mar 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing: NYC is one of the most expensive cities to visit in the US. Here are a few ideas to help save a bit of money:

    Walking tours
    Big Apple Greeters (see separate tip)-free

    Central Park walking tours-free

    For a few more ideas
    New York Metro

    Theater see separate tip for more info
    Check out the TKTS booths for 1/2 price theater tickets but be prepared for a wait and to pay cash

    A better idea might be to sign up for one of the advance discount purchase options like Playbill or Theatermania and get theater tickets without standing in line or try Broadway Box to find the discount codes.

    City Passes
    If you visit all the included attractions, you can save some money with a City Pass

    General budget savers including hotels

    New York Metro

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    A great website for visitors to the Apple

    by irvbur Written Jul 16, 2004
    We'll be back!

    Favorite thing: Especially if you've never been the the City before, visit www.askanewyorker.com Even though I no longer live in there, it will always be my home town. Like all NYers, I'm proud to share it with tourists.

    Fondest memory: My best, and worst memories of the city were looking out from my office window and watching the WTC being built . The worst, was watching it fall. Please visit Ground Zero and watch as the site becomes more magnificent than ever before.

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    Great Website, things to do in New York

    by astro_kerryn Written May 17, 2004

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    Favorite thing: This is a great website that gives you pretty much every tourist option you would like in NYC! You can choose from heaps of catagories and it also give transport and accomodation info. Worth checking out.

    You can also make up your own itinerary and it will be stored for 30 days, so you can build up your trip before you go.

    http://www.nycvisit.com/home/

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    For More New York Info

    by pigletsmom Updated Feb 25, 2004

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    Old building in Lower Manhattan

    Favorite thing: Check out these websties, all have some good tourist info:

    http://www.nyctourist.com/photo_menu.htm

    http://www.easynewyorkcity.com/english.htm

    http://www.bigappleweb.vitare.de/index.html

    http://newyorkny.areaguides.net/spyellow.html?top=internal&fromform=dsearch&qc=New+York&qs=NY&qh=Tours&qn=

    http://newyorkny.areaguides.net/restaurants.html

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    Calendar of what is going on in the city

    by iam1wthee Written Jan 17, 2004

    Favorite thing: http://www.nyc.gov/html/cau/html/events/events_calendar.shtml
    or
    http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/things_to_do.html
    or
    http://www.nycvisit.com/calendar/index.cfm?pagePkey=9&eventTypeFkey=1
    or
    http://www.allianceforarts.org/index.htm

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