Packing for Fall, New York City

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    Umbrella is Handy

    by machomikemd Written Jul 12, 2014

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Fall Weather is both sunny and occasional rains, although hurricanes rarely go to New York as it usually fall in the South like Florida, weather can still be finicky and it does rain in New York City during this seasonso better be aware of the weather by watching tv or updates on your smartphones via the weather channel or accuweather for updates and bringing an umbrella (better if the small and foldable kind) helps a lot even though you have weather proof gear.

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    Bring A Weather Proof Jacket or A Sweater

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 12, 2014

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: if you are visiting New York City in the fall like i did, the weather starts to become nippy more so in the late september so you must always carry a jacket or a sweater or better is to bring a weather proof jacket as this is also the season where it sometimes rains (although Hurricane Sandy was a rarity) and you might get wet. If you don't want to bring an umbrella, the weather proof jacket will do as it is also water resistant and some are water proof.

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    good to bring in new york

    by t_cims Written Sep 26, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: backpack

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: good shoes that are comfortable to walk in, and in summer, not too warm clothes, shorts, a simple shirt, autumn, do not forget rain coat umbrella.

    Photo Equipment: camera is a must, but be careful not to ask a stranger on the street about to shoot you, and hide the camera on the best they can in the subway when a lot of pickpockets there.

    Miscellaneous: watch out for pickpockets, and always bring something to drink and be aware that the heat in New York in the summer time. and Go taxi as little as it goes, quite expensive, take rather thin path or walk.

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    Dress for all seasons

    by toonsarah Written Nov 13, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: New York is a city of extremes when it comes to climate. Its summers are hot and sticky, its winters very cold. And in the between season of spring and autumn (or I should maybe say fall) you can experience both extremes. We were there for a week in mid-September, and had a couple of days when the thermometer hit close to record highs, followed by several bright but chilly ones when some upstate towns recorded their first frosts of the season. So do pack layers that you can pile or shed very flexibly. Even in summer when it’s very hot, a cotton sweater or cardigan will be useful to combat the fierce air-conditioning in many establishments.

    The other important item in your bag should be a very comfortable pair of shoes. New York is big, and although the public transport system is very good, you’ll find yourself doing a lot of walking, not least because all the streets are so visually exciting even on the stretches between the major sights.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take your essentials by all means, including any prescriptions medication, but don’t worry too much about running out of favourite products. You can buy anything here, and even with the recent strengthening of the dollar against the pound I found prices competitive and was pleased to stock up on my favourite make-up at Macy’s.

    Photo Equipment: The message is simple – take plenty of memory (or film) because you’ll need it. Every corner on every street is likely to throw up a photo opportunity. You’ll get through your batteries too, though as with toiletries, these products are competitively priced and easily available, so running out isn’t a major problem.

    T-shirts for sale on Lexington Ave Manhattan from Liberty Island

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    Weather

    by kucha Written Jun 16, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The 4-season climate runs the gamut and should suit all tastes. Mid-winter can be harsh with zero temperatures and frequent snow from January to February while summer temperatures reach 90-100 degrees from July through August. Pack light clothes and comfortable shoes for walking and riding the subway during this time. Falls and spring are moderate. Mid-April through June and September through Mid-November are great times to visit for comfort and park scenery. Bring an umbrella in April and dress in layers from November onwards

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    October Weather Means Layers

    by madamx Written Oct 30, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather wildly swung from the 40's to the 70's while we were in New York in October, so it's a good idea to bring light clothing you can layer. Also, it's a good idea to bring an umbrella, though not essential, as street vendors magically appear with $10.00 umbrellas on street corners when it rains. Many hotels do have umbrellas for their guests, as ours did.

    Central Park gardeners getting ready for fall

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    Pack a bit of everything

    by Mahieu Written Oct 22, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: I went to NYC in October and had every kind of weather: sunshine, rain, wind, ...: so if you're planning on going during the same periode, take T-shirts as well as pullovers, a raincoat, an umbrella, ... Be prepared for everything.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes aren't an option, they are an obligation!

    Miscellaneous: If you're from Europe or any other continent , don't forget to take an adapter with you for electrical suppliances.

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    by chrissyalex Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It all depends on when you are going and what you are doing! In the winter, of course, warm clothes,boots,scarfs ect. In the summer, bathing suit,shorts,light cotton dresses. Spring and Autumn are very hard to predict, so bring a combination of warm weather and cold weather clothes. Clothes that can be layered are a good thing to bring for these two seasons.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In the winter be sure to bring chapstick or something similiar. In the summer, Sunscreen. if you are going to the mountains, insect repellent is a must. Those darn mosquitos always seem to target me!!!

    Photo Equipment: Camera, lots of film, camcorder, tripod etc.

    Miscellaneous: It is a good idea to bring an umbrella ,especially in spring.

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    Packing List

    by sabe Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Light! If you are staying at hostels.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather in NYC is changing alot, so bring at least one warm sweater and very very comfy shoes..you'll be walking alot.

    Photo Equipment: A camera is good to have handy ofcourse..

    Miscellaneous: Two wallets..one crappy that you only keep alittle bit of money in, and your usual one. If youy get robbed, give the robber the crappy one, but make sure you have som money in it otherwise you might get in real trouble.

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