New York City Travel Guide

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New York City Things to Do

  • Times Square

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I don´t know why some places in this trip felt like we were inside a movie, not really there. I´m not even a movie fan, but some places you have seen even if you have seen only some movies. This is one of them. And years ago, when me and my husband were only just moved in together, we allways watched tv show "Mad about you". In this show I think...

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  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I had seen this place at some documentary films and really hoping to see the whole museum and the top floor rooms witch seemed to be most interesting. The tickest (to Eliis island, and walking around statue of Liberty) were 25 dollars, much more than in most quite new books. And because of that, it didn´t even cross my mind, that the top floor...

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  • Central Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I rented a bike for 3 hours and went for a ride around Central Park. One is not allowed to ride the bike on the paths inside the park, but around the park there are great bike lanes, and you can easily get off your bike and walk beside it inside the park. Central Park is huge, so in order to be able to see it all, renting a bike is the best...

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New York City Hotels

New York City Restaurants

  • Serendipity

    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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  • Katz's Deli

    4 out of 5 stars

    In 1888 this started as a local Deli catering to the predominately Jewish neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed but little has inside this place, except the prices, of course. There is usually a long line, try to go early or late. Lots of items on the menu, but stick to the Pastrami!

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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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  • SOB's

    I was at SOB's just last night as an invited guest. I was there to do a freelance job for Art of Rhyme which involved doing a video spotlight on one of the artist they had performing that night. We made all our arrangements with the club's publicist, Derick, who appeared to be very accomidating. He put our party of three on the "guest list" and...

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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

    The New York subway is a wonder of engineering. Not only is it the largest network of its kind in the world, it links together the two islands of Manhattan and Long Island with the mainland state of New York across tunnels under the Harlem and East Rivers. It's also one of the oldest systems in the world, dating back to 1904. Today it runs 24/7 365...

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  • John F. Kennedy

    It still bemuses me that there is no direct mass transit service from New York City's major international airport - JFK - and the cultural, social, economic, commercial, and psycholgical hub that is Manhattan. But the Air Train is better than nothing! From the poorly organized JFK terminals, you can cross the road to take the Air Train to Jamaica...

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  • Taxis

    This was a great way to get to New York. We drove to a secure park and ride and had to be there 6:00 am sharp. We just sat back, relaxed and let them worry about the traffic, toll bridges, and parking. From there, they took us to Broadway in New York City where we were on our own to shop, sight see or whatever we wanted to do. Just had to be back...

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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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  • 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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  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

    Outdoor shopping center that entails a lot of walking from end to end. Food court isn't too exciting. Upscale designer shops & off priced Neiman Marcus, Saks, leather ,jewelry, gifts, fragrances, shoes, leather, 50 to 90% off retail. Some items are not 1st quality & what is sold in the stores. Check carefully!

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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

  • 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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  • Driving

    A man walked into a New York City bank and asked for the loan officer. He said he was going to Europe on business for two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000. The loan officer said the bank would need some security. The man handed over the keys to a Rolls Royce that was parked on the street in front of the bank. Everything checked out and the loan...

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  • Walking

    If you are going to walk uptown from the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge, especially at night, please be absolutely certain that you know your directions. While New York streets and avenues are relatively squarely aligned and sensibly named and numbered, such is not the case in lower Manhattan. During the centennial celebration for the...

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New York City Tourist Traps

  • Times Square

    I left NYC on December 30th, the day before New Year's Eve, so I wasn't there to see the madness in Times Square. But I did read a couple of accounts of people who waited to see the ball drop at midnight and it sounded like they were insane. What about the experience could possibly compel people to stand in freezing cold weather for a period of...

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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

    Pack light, cause I'm not going to carry your stuff. The most comfy shoes you got. Coat and Hat and Gloves. Boots too from Dec. to March. Ibuprofen, walking is pain... All you got. Hockey stuff. Skates. Bike.

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  • Packing for Summer

    summer, extremely hot and humid. rain and severe storms possible (flooding) shorts and shirts, winters can be extremely cold and snow accumulations of half a meter within a short period of time is not an exception but the rule. DRESS AND CARRY ACCORDINGLY lots of film

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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

    Finding a quiet place in New York is a bit tough. If you'll accept people all about, but with the wind louder than the voices, then, you'll find that quiet in Central Park. No, we didn't get away from people, but we did get away from the feeling of needing to be on the move, of having a purpose. Sunny warmth on a cool day or shady breeze on a warm...

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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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  • Greenwich Village

    “Heaven have mercy on us all—Presbyterians and Pagans alike—for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending” —Herman Melville (1819-1891) Established in 1846 as the Thirteenth Street Presbyterian Church, the Village Presbyterian Church came about as the result of a 1910 merger with the Fourteenth Street...

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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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  • Broadway Shows

    Although you are not likely to find discount tickets for whatever the hot production is, there are several ways to get discount tickets for long running productions and off Broadway plays. I prefer to get tickets ahead of time, the lines at TKTS can be an hour +, do you really want to spend your time in the Big Apple waiting in line? Here are a...

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  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

    The Statue of Liberty is probably the most famous Statue in the world, and most popular, just put statue in Google search and it will offer you the The Statue of Liberty. One of the most visited sites in this city but as you can see from my photo, I only saw it from far.

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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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