Getting Around New York City

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    Connecting between NYC airports

    by cjg1 Updated Oct 11, 2006

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    I feel this needs to be put out where all can see it. It is NOT an easy thing to connect between NYC airports. Depending on traffic you can take 3 hours between any of them or more.

    If you must connect between airports here make sure you have a stop over so you dont have to rush and worry and most likely miss your flight anyway.

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    by Michael_D Written Mar 26, 2006

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    The Borough of the Bronx, which is home to 1,200,000, was named for Jonas Bronk, a Scandinavian and one of the area's first settlers in 1639. Other early settlers were Dutch, French, English, and Swedish. Originally the Bronx was part of Westchester County. It became the borough not an island when it joined New York City in 1898. The Bronx has continued to attract immigrants and is now home to large ethnic populations. At 138th Street is St. Jerome's Church Yankee Stadium is also a sight to behold in the Bronx, located to the right on the Bronx side of the Harlem River.

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    by Michael_D Written Mar 26, 2006

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    The Pulaski Bridge separates Brooklyn rom the next of New York City's boroughs, Queens. The Borough of Queens, which is home to a population of almost 2 million, was once farmland, and at 108 square miles, is the largest of the five boroughs. Queens was named after Catherine of Braganza, wife of England's King Charles II.

    The Queensboro Bridge spans the East River and soars over Roosevelt Island. After its completion in 1909, the population of Queens quadrupled. The bridge is also called the 59th Street Bridge, as in a song by Simon and Garfunkel. Near the foot of the Queensboro Bridge is Silvercup Studios, a former bakery that is now one of New York's largest film studios. This areas was a manufacturing area after the Industrial Revolution. It is sometime referred to as Hollywood East.

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    by Michael_D Written Mar 26, 2006

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    The borough of Manhattan, which is home to 1.5 million, is what many think of when they think of New York City. Manhattan is the home of the Empire State Building, World Trade Center, Chrysler Building, Central Park, Tavern on the Green, Washington Square, and a plethora of other parks, museums, shops, and restaurants.

    The name Manhattan comes from an Algonquin word meaning "island of hills."Some of the neighborhoods that make up Manhattan are the Upper East Side, known as the silk stocking district, which was once farmland with foraging pigs as late as 1853, the year work began on Central Park. Yorkville, in the east 80's, was once a thriving German community. Yorkville was known for its immigrant enclaves. Churches in this area still hold services in German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak and other languages. Harlem has been the center of African-American culture for nearly a century. At 115 Street is the center of the Italian district that once covered a large part of East Harlem. In 1916 it elected Fiorello LaGuardia to Congress. He later became New York's first Italian-American Mayor.

    Central Park is a two-and-one-half mile wide oasis. The Central Park Reservoir is surrounded by a running track. The reservoir was named after Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis, who often ran there.

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    New York City Pass

    by sugarpuff Updated Feb 6, 2006

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    This is a city bus that takes you to six New York attractions and costs $53. So what ARE the six attractions then?

    1. Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum
    Explore the awesome 900ft aircraft carrier INTREPID complete with vintage planes and supersonic jet aircraft.
    Open Mon - Fri 10.00 - 17.00
    Sat & Sun until 18.00
    (from April to September)

    Open Tues - Sun 10.00 - 17.00
    Closed Mon (from Oct - March)

    2. Guggenheim Museum
    You'll find masterpieces by noted artists such as Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso and Van Gogh
    Open Sat - Wed 10.00 - 1745
    Fri until 20.00
    Closed Thursdays

    3. The Museum Of Modern Art
    The world's most renowned collection of modern and contemporary art
    Open Wed - Mon 10.00 - 17.30
    Fri until 20.00
    Closed Tuesdays

    4. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
    See New York the Circle Line way. 2 hour semi circle cruise or 2 hour harbour lights cruise
    For detailed schedule and operating hours, please see Circle Line brochure or call (212) 563-3200. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

    5. American Museum of Natural History
    A must see destination for everyone.Includes the Rose Centre for Earth and Space, a Planetarium, Hall of the Universe, and Hall of Planet Earth
    Open daily 10.00 - 1745
    The Rose Centre remains open on Fridays until 20.45

    6. Empire State Building Observatory
    The fabled Observatory is NY's most popular attraction. Make sure you pick up the audio tour hosted by 'Tony', a native NY taxi driver who will point out the sights and sounds of the city!
    Open daily 09.30 - 00.00
    Last ticket sold at 23.15
    Last elevator leaves at 23.30

    Buy your CityPass at the first attraction you visit. You will have nine days to visit six famous New York attractions once.

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    by CandS Written Nov 24, 2005

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    We flew from Honolulu, Hawaii to New York's JFK airport...we had a stop over in LA for an hour or so also. We flew with United Airlines and both flights took around 5 hours.

    When we left New York we flew with United Airlines again and went to was a 7 hour flight. This flight was VERY bumpy and apparently it is often a very bumpy flight over Atlantic Ocean. I am not keen to ever do it again at least...

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    Left luggare / Where to store your bags

    by RollingOkie Written Oct 17, 2005

    10-18-2005: You can store your luggage at JFK Terminal 4. Ask at the information for the location (right across from it). I stored one average backpack - $6.00 every 24 hours and they are open 24/7.

    You can store luggage at the bus station 42nd street at 8th avenue for $3 for 24 hours. Note that you must (offically) have a bus or plane ticket indicating you are a person in transit. Note that the left luggage is not open on graveyard shift and you can't get your luggage at that time.

    You can store your luggage at almost all of the New York hostels. Many of them have pay lockers some of them have pay storage room. All of them I know of will allow you to store your stuff after checkout if you stayed there. Some of them will charge. Call a particular hostel for specifics, but don't expect an absolutely correct answer.

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    Random Bag Searches

    by penpoison Written Sep 3, 2005

    Random bag searches on the subway, LIRR, etc. So don't be surprised when you come to a station there are police searching bags or stopping trains to search bags or any suspicious activity which might delay your transportation time.

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    Thai Airways

    by thelittlevoice Written Jun 13, 2005

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    Thai Airways now operate a direct flight from Bangkok to New York in 17 hours. It wasn't so bad despite the long hours. I got some pretty good sleep. I paid $950 for the tickets because they're having a promotion now but it should be about $1200 once it ends.

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    South Street Seaport

    by bugalugs Written Jun 11, 2005

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    If you visit South Street Seaport or in that area of lower Manhatton there is a free bus service called the Downtown Connection which runs between the two stopping at different locations along the way and the service is free. You are able to hop on/off along the way.
    The service is 7 days a week and runs from 10am-8pm

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    by sarahjayn Written May 16, 2005

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    If you fly into JFK you have to get on something called the Airtrain to get to the subway station. It's five dollars per person and you can buy the ticket from any Metrocard machine. Make sure that you pick the ticket specific to the Airtrain, though. Other Metrocards (including unlimited weekly) won't work and you'll get the wind knocked out of you by the turnstile.


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    Getting to NY from London

    by aah_stone Written Apr 26, 2005

    We flew British Airways from Heathrow which was the most conveniant for us. We bought our tickets in a sale period for £199 return including all other fees. BA use both Newark Liberty and JFK airports. Both are easy to get to and from. Although JFK has the advantage of having a flat fare for taxis to and from Manhattan of $45 plus tolls and a tip.

    My friend's sister and her boyfriend bought some American Airlines tickets for £189 so there are alternatives if you require them.

    I also believe Air India are very competative from London to New York.

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    KLM from Amsterdam to JFK

    by knerten Written Mar 19, 2005

    After flying NWA to the USA a couple of times I wasn't sure what to expect from their partner airline KLM. Boy, was I in for a surprise. Excellent service, plenty of drinks and nicely prepared food. Gee, no wonder NWA derserves to be nicknamed "Northworst"...

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    The Trolley Tour in Central Park

    by tpangelinan Written Mar 2, 2005

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    Take a Trolley Tour if it is available. It is a little pricy, but easy on the feet. Central Park is 843 acres big.
    In this city, there is so much to see; skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Museum Mile, New Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and so much more.

    Catch a Trolley Tour
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    Oct 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    NYC Subways are closed and it might take up to 4 days just to get the water pumped out....

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