New York City Travel Guide

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    Somewhere along West 49th St., Manhattan
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New York City Things to Do

  • Times Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Of all the places i have visited in my 30 years on this earth, one of the things when visiting NYC that you can't miss is times square. Even if its only for the sake of saying, yes I have been there and i have seen the lights. I was on a trip with my dad and my brother and although it is bright and brash i am happy to have gone. On the plus side,...

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  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There is nothing relevant in this island: the statue is there, but it is better seen from distance. The main attraction of this visit is... the trip. The sight of the statue, the unforgettable sight of Manhattan, Ellis Island... No visit to New York City will be completed without this experience, that you must have starting from Battery park or...

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  • Empire State Building

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is yet another icon of New York City. Glimpses of it are shown in movies and TV shows set in NYC. It is internationally famous. We have learned that the Empire State Building stands at 1,454 Feet high, including the antenna spire. It was the first building in the world that was 100 stories or more. It has 102 stories. When construction was...

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New York City Hotels

New York City Restaurants

  • Katz's Deli

    4 out of 5 stars

    more pictures for my two part tip of katz deli this delicatessen near chinatown is a food icon in new york, famous for it's sandwiches especially the pastrami and the corned beef sandwiches and I will do a two part food tip on Katz (for more pictures). Kat'z Deli is featured many times on a lot of networks like on Anthony Bourdain's No...

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  • SERENDIPITY 3,

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The food is very over rated especially considering the prices. However the surroundings are really nice and that is what makes the experience. There booking system is shocking, they don't seem to be aware of modern technology your choices are either ring them or stand outstand the restuarant an 1-2hours before hand and hope you can get in. God...

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  • Ellen's Stardust Diner

    4 out of 5 stars

    We were meant to meet a tour bus next to this diner. We arrived early and it was teeming with rain so we went inside for a coffee and bagel while we waited.The decor was fifties style. The wait staff were all very perky and cheerful. The music was bouncing. The menu looked extensive (wish we'd have had our breakfast here!) and while we sat, the...

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New York City Nightlife

  • McSorley's Ale House

    We talked every day, how we should visit the place, but the days just went so fast, and before we knew, it was allready friday, and our last night. Even if it wasn´t so late (around 19 o´clock I think) the place was so full, I felt terrible! I don´t understand how did they let us in. The man at the door just pushed us in. When we found a little...

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  • Broadway & Shows

    Can you imagine that some performances were so good that I forgot to use my camera? I was lucky to see George Coleman playing sax, like God. It was such a great experience! I was hypnotized for an hour and a half, by the sounds of the Jazz music, played by the BEST! Smoke is a very small Jazz Club, so if you’d like to go there make sure you made a...

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  • Copacabana

    My first time here we were lucky enough to get on the guest list for this great club. Saved us the hassle of waiting on line as well as the admission price. I honestly really like the place. Upstairs is live music and dancing while downstairs is more of the DJ/mix club scene you are used to. It was great fun. The other times I’ve been here we have...

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New York City Transportation

  • Subway

    Now, I am far from being an expert in how to get around on the New York subway system. I rode the subway plenty in my day (I used to take the Flushing train to Manhattan several times a week as a teenager) but that was decades ago. Even then, I would goof on occasion, ending up in all sorts of places where it was not really safe for a skinny blonde...

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  • Taxis

    Taxis are a very easy way to travel the city, next to the subway. However, they get stuck in traffic as well and aroud 6PM, none can be found. When the lights on the roof are out, the cab is in use. When the number is lit, the taxi is available. When the taxi is off duty, a special sign is lit as well. May sound stupid, but it took me a few hours...

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  • John F. Kennedy

    the John F Kennedy International Airport is the main gateway to new york city and state for both Domestic and International Flights however La Guardia and Newark Liberty in New Jersey complements JFK as these are the 3 major airports in the Tri-State Area. JFK is the busiest International Gateway to the USA and LAX is the second Busiest. JFK is...

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New York City Shopping

  • Century 21

    Century 21 Department Store is a legendary New York City retailer offering top designer merchandise at incredibly low prices. For over 50 years, they've kept shoppers adorned in the biggest names in fashion. With up to 65% off retail 100% of the time, anyone truly can afford to look great anytime. Besides facing Ground Zero, Century is...

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  • Macy's

    the largest store in the world (not the largest mall ok!). Macy's is the Classic American Succes Story and their flagship store in Herald Square is purported to be the largest department store in the world (but is now overtaken since 2009 by a south korean department store called Shinshegae). The Building is now a historical landmark and is famous...

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  • Canal Street

    If you come over to New York City with bargain shopping in mind (and there are many who do), then the one bargain place - and very possibly the best one of all - is Chinatown. No other place like it. But the best part of it too is that here one can combine one's visit to include practically everything from shopping to sightseeing to great...

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New York City Local Customs

  • Tipping

    We are going to NYC for our 2nd trip in just under 2 wks, I was looking for info on tipping to remind myself, and came across this. I think it's awful that these people have to rely on tipping to make a decent wage. For us personally, we have just put everything on our credit card for this holiday! We don't make a lot ourselves, so it will be...

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  • Walking

    There's really only a couple rules as a tourist walking the streets of NYC. The first one is you've gotta keep up. Don't lolliegag down the street and get in everyone's way. There's people who live here, and they've got places to go.. like work. If you can't keep up, then be sure to stay out of everyone's way. There's plenty of space on the right...

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  • Street Food & Festivals

    On a Sunday the Midtown stretch of Lexington Avenue is closed to traffic and it becomes a lively local street market. We stumbled across this by accident and were very pleased that we did so. Most of the stalls were selling pretty standard market gear that didn’t really appeal to us (a mix of cheap t-shirts and pretty ubiquitous ethnic crafts),...

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New York City Warnings and Dangers

  • Harlem - Uptown

    For the curious tourists that wonder about the "ghetto" areas in NYC, I would name several: East New York, Brooklyn (bounded by the New Lots Ave and the City Line/ Ozone Park) has changed alot because there was a time it was really bad! I am talking crackheads, serious drug dealing, high murder rates and robberies) But currently, the neighborhood...

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  • Subway

    New York is a great place for kids, even small ones. My son was in love with all the noises and sights. He couldn't wait to get moving every morning. He loved Times Square in particular. It's generally an ok place to get around. The museums, shops, hotels and restaurants all have elevators and are usually quite child friendly. People are kind, and...

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  • Central Park

    A warning, not a 'danger'.... I suspect many, many visitors to NYC want to visit 'Strawberry Fields' in Central Park, and have their photo taken with the 'Imagine' mosaic placed there in remembrance of John Lennon. I decided to have a look (around 10am on a midweek July morning) and spent an interesting 15 minutes just observing all the fuss and...

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New York City Tourist Traps

  • Times Square

    CNN named Times Square in 2011 as one big tourist trap and this is a fact as not only is there so much electronic and digital billboards lining the area around it and the theater district beside it, but it has tons of odd characters like the naked cowboy and naked cowgirl and other odd wannabees impersonating a famous someone or movie character and...

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  • Tour Buses

    If you are going to waste some money, at least be friendly to the environment! Apart from walking, which is the healthiest, cheapest and most interactive way to experience the city, visitors and residents alike can get the exact same tours for the $2 price of a MetroCard on the local MTA city buses (most of which are clean air electric hybrids)....

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  • Statue of Liberty

    The food at the cafe is not very good, eat before you come to the island. The food is all cooked up front and is left lying around so when you buy it is dry. Where you eat your food there are a lot of flys and birds pooping.

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New York City What to Pack

  • Comfortable Shoes

    When In New York City, Particularly in Manhattan, Be prepared for long walks as the destinations between point A to Point B (like going from central park to the times square) is really far that you will do brisk walking as the subway is always packed with people and riding the MTA Public Bus can take you longer than walking due to the famous...

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  • Packing for Winter

    Sunglasses are necessary especially when driving. There are some new glasses out now that will get dark when it is too bright and will go back to normal when the light is normal. Moisturizer is essential in the bitter cold. The wind will beat your face up. Our winters have been heavy with snow recently. We also have ice storms. Hats, gloves,...

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  • Dark clothing

    If you don't want to look like a tourist try these ideas. 1. Leave all of the college/highschool sweatshirts at home. This is an instant clue that you aren't from around here! 2. If it is winter, don't wear flip flops. The street can get nasty! Even in the summer, the streets are dirty. If you wear very open shoes, you feet will be black when you...

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New York City Off The Beaten Path

  • Central Park

    I love Central Park in New York City anytime of year. Central Park is a park in the central New York City borough of Manhattan. It opened in 1857, on 778 acres of city-owned land. In the summer time, there are so many activities to choose from tours, strolling, rollerblading, picnicking, yoga classes. You can even get married and have your wedding...

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  • Wall Street - Bull Statue

    Bowling Green is New York's oldest existing park which goes back as far as 1733 when the government at the time created it for three people who paid 1 peppercorn/year rent to use it. Today, it is located at the Southern tip of the Manhattan borough near Wall Street at the beginning of Broadway Street. The "Standing Bull" statue symbolizing...

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  • Roosevelt Island

    Manhattan's other island, easy to get there and you can also get there by cable lift, gas is much to see and do there, the suggestion from me, not many people know about the procedures island in the middle of New York, check out more at procedures link: http://www.rioc.com/

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New York City Sports & Outdoors

  • New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium

    Even if you're not a fan of the New York Yankees, there is no denying the history and legend of the team and their famous stadium. Located in the South Bronx, just a short subway ride from midtown Manhattan, the stadium is easily accessible and a true New York experience. If the Yanks are in town, you may be able to purchase tickets to a game...

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  • New York Rangers at Madison Square...

    Promoted as "The World's Most Famous Arena" - and it probably is... MSG is home to the New York Knicks (NBA basketball), New York Rangers (NHL hockey), New York Liberty (WNBA basketball), and hosts concerts and other family events. Hubby and I came for the Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers game (my brother-in-law has season tickets). The...

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  • Central Park

    In Central Park, at the pond known as the Conservatory Water, remote control model sailboats can be rented. This location, by the way is well worth a visit in it own right, especially in spring when the trees are in bloom. The images here focus on this beauty exclusively (sorry). See the link below for details about renting a model boat. There's a...

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New York City Favorites

  • City Tours - CityPass

    New York has so much to see and a lot of it is very expensive and accompanied by long queues. One of the best things you can invest in is a pass that will let you see the sights you want for a discount, while letting you skip past some of the ticket queues. You need to shop around to find out which pass suits you best, as there are a lot of...

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  • Empire State Building

    Here are some must-see's and must-do's in New York: 1.) Empire State Building (the queue here tends to be longer than at "Top of the Rock") 2.) Top of the Rock (shorter queue means less wait & designated admission time in ticket) 3.) Fifth Ave. (window-shopping or real shopping possibilities) 4.) Broadway Musicals/Off-Broadway musicals & plays...

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  • Times Square

    A Major commercial intersection TIMES SQUARE is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District in midtown Manhattan. It is at the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue and stretches from west 42nd to west 47th Streets. It is one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections with over 39 million visitors annually. It is also the site...

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  • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2014 at 3:14 AM

    Newark Airport Air Tran Shut Down:

    Newark Airport's AirTrain service will be shut down from May 1 through July 15 for much-needed repairs.

    During this closure, complimentary shuttle buses supplied by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will serve as an alternate mode of transportation between the airport and lots P2 and P3 (daily parking and rental car areas), as well as the P4 garage (including valet and hotel courtesy vans). Bus service will also be available between the airport and Newark Penn Station for customers taking rail service to and from Manhattan and other areas.

 
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