New York State Transportation

  • NYC Subway System, Lincoln Center Station, 12/2012
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  • Roosevelt Island Tram
    Roosevelt Island Tram
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  • Rossevelt Island Tram  enroute to Manhattan
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New York State Transportation

  • Subway

    New York City Transportation

    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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  • Subway

    Brooklyn Transportation

    if you are coming to new york for one week you should buy a weekly train pass. you can use this on the train as well as the bus, so it is worth it. you cannot use the card between two people as there is a 20min gap between the first time the card is swiped before another entry is permitted.

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  • Metro North Harlem Line

    White Plains Transportation

    There is plenty to do in White Plains, so if you are coming from NYC and don't have a car, Metro North is the best and easiest way to get here. There are trains leaving Grand Central every 10-15 minutes (even on weekends) and if you time it just right you just may get on an express train that takes all of 31 minutes from Grand Central to White...

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  • John F. Kennedy

    New York City Transportation

    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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  • Water Taxi to Manhattan

    Brooklyn Transportation

    I couldn't decide whether to put this on the Tourist Trap page or not. I guess not. It's not a bad deal if you get one of the packages with the Metrocard as well. It's also a cute idea, and none of the people getting on or off seemed disgruntled or unhappy. It stops at South Street Seaport, Batter PArk, North Cove, Pier 62, and Pier 84. So, it's...

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  • Bee Line Buses

    White Plains Transportation

    Another way to get to White Plains is to use the Beeline Bus. Beeline Buses run from Bedford Park in the Bronx and run north to Westchester. This bus unlike the NYC Buses, doesn't use a metro card. The fare for the beeline is $1.75 each way. You can get a transfer for $.25 cents. The trip ends & starts at the Beeline White Plains Station. Across...

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  • Taxis

    New York City Transportation

    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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  • Your Own Automobile

    Brooklyn Transportation

    Here's the best thing to know about other people driving in Brooklyn. People drive someplace and when they get there, the stop their cars and get out. They don't bother looking for a legitimate space at all. Cars are double parked, triple parked...parked in the middle of the inner lanes, on the medians, on the sidewalks. Chances are, even if one...

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  • Transcenter

    White Plains Transportation

    The fastest way to reach White Plains is by the Metro North Train. This train starts at Grand Central Station and travel north to White Plains and further north. You can also catch the train at any stops along the harlem line to white plains. Stopping at other towns along the way. Fare vary depending from where are you taking the train from.

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  • LaGuardia

    New York City Transportation

    New York's Fiorello La Guardia International Airport (Airport Code: LGA), despite its name, is actually the domestic airport for New York City. While the airport hosts 15 airlines, the only international carrier is Air Canada, and the only international destination is in Canada. A hub for budget carriers Frontier Airlines and Spirit Air, LaGuardia...

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  • Prospect Park Trolley

    Brooklyn Transportation

    I love Prospect Park, that is why there are so many tips on my pages about this place. And here comes one more. On weekends there is a free trolley service around the park, that's how you can get anywhere you want and to visit places of your choise. The trolley makes stops throughout the park. Just check the trolley schedule on the website...

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  • HPN - White Plains Airport

    White Plains Transportation

    Surprisingly enough, it was cheaper for Richie and I to fly out of this airport than it was for us to use JFK or Laguardia. I have to admit that it is a very small airport, all the gates are in one huge room. It is also very run down and dirty. There's only one place to grab a snack here and it's really expensive and the food isn't very good.

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  • Newark Liberty International

    New York City Transportation

    Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA Code: EWR), is located approximately 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan, just south of the city of Newark, New Jersey. A hub for United Airlines (since the airline completed its merger with Continental Airlines in 2011), Newark also hosts 26 other airlines from Air Canada to WestJet. International flights...

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  • Walk the Bridges!

    Brooklyn Transportation

    The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York's most famous sites and it is easy to see why as it's a beautiful structure. The bridge itself looks great from the shoreline, while by walking along it you get great views of the city. We used to go jogging across the bridge at weekends which was surely one of the finest jogs in Manhattan - well worth it for...

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  • Amtrak

    New York City Transportation

    Penn Station is the centre of Amtrak's operations in New York, handling trains north through Boston and to Montreal, and south through Philadelphia, Washington D.C and beyond. It's an extremely busy station - the busiest in the US with up to a thousand passengers passing through every ninety seconds. It handles the equivalent of an entire city the...

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  • Grand Central Terminal

    New York City Transportation

    WELL, IF YOUR IN A RUSH TO GET TO MIDTOWN - MANHATTAN, YES, YOU CAN TAKE THE BUS WHICH DROPS YOU RIGHT ON 42ND STREET WHICH IS CALLED GRAND CENTRAL STATION. THE COST OF ONE WAY FROM JFK TO GRAND CENTRAL STATION IS $15.00. THEN IF YOU HAVE THE TIME TO SPARE AND WANT TO SAVE FEW BUCKS, LIKE $10.00, THEN YOU CAN TAKE THE AIR TRAIN AND HOPEFULLY YOUR...

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  • MetroCard

    New York City Transportation

    Es muy recomendable utilizar el metro para moverse por la ciudad, es muy barato y muy facil de hacer. Le dan a uno una tarjeta donde "carga" dinero para realizar los viajes necesarios, en todos lados hay mapas de las lineas y son muy faciles de entender.

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  • Walking

    New York City Transportation

    Coming from Chicago where 8 blocks=mile, I initially misjudged the distance between my destinations. Approximately 20 north-south blocks=mile (eg 20th to 40th Street) and 10 east-west blocks=mile. Once you get above Greenwich Village, Manhattan is laid out in a grid (like Chicago), with numbered streets running east-west and numbered avenues...

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  • Helicopter

    New York City Transportation

    We took one of the last scheduled helicopter flights out of JFK to Lower Manhatten in the mid 80's. It was great stepping off a 747 from London and being ushered directly onto a waiting helicopter for the 12 min ride to Downtown. The aircraft used were fairly basic and it was almost impossible to talk during the trip due to engine noise. Sadly...

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  • Port Authority Bus Terminal

    New York City Transportation

    Bus travel is the cheapest option available when it comes to price. I have been traveling a lot in and out of New York. Everytime, I look for frequency of departures and the availibility of cheap fares at different times. One should not jump to conclusions, the first time something happens. Experience differs everytime you travel. I have used...

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  • Chinatown Bus

    New York City Transportation

    Yobus is a cheap bus to travel to Boston or Philadelphia for just USD 12. It's a Chinese business so the boarding is at the median near 2 Pike Street, located between E. Broadway and Division Street in Chinatown. Tickets can be purchased at INT Travel Group located at 98 E. Broadway at the corner of E. Broadway and Pike St. or at the YO! Bus...

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  • Driving

    New York City Transportation

    My third time to NYC I decided to actually drive into the city. It was a lot less intimidating than I had feared! There are two tunnels connecting Manhattan with New Jersey, the Holland Tunnel and the Lincoln Tunnel. The Lincoln Tunnel is the northernmost of the two. The cost was $6 to get into Manhattan and no charge to head to New Jersey

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  • Double Decker Bus Tours

    New York City Transportation

    The ideal way to see Manhattan and Brooklyn for the first time tourist. The full day bus pass enables you to stop off at numerous places of interest and catch the next bus that comes along. There is always a commentary from a tour guide some of whom are excellent and very entertaining (helps with their tips). From the Broadway area the ride threads...

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  • Car & Limo Service

    New York City Transportation

    The use of limousine is not only for the celebrities and the rich, I am none of those, but at the right time at the right place with the right people a limousine can be a good option for local transportation downtown Manhattan at the cost that anyone can afford :)

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  • MTA Buses

    New York City Transportation

    In an effort to improve public transit, MTA has introduced a "select bus service," or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). This system is envisioned to use a dedicated bus lane to speed travel, and to use limited stops approximately the same distance apart as subway stations would be. Current routes include along 34th Street, 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue in...

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  • Staten Island Ferry

    New York City Transportation

    We took the Staten Island Ferry to get to Manhatten. We parked on Staten Island, much easier than trying to park in Manhatten, and less expensive. Plus, you have a great view of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, plus a great view of the southern part of Manhatten.

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  • Super Shuttle from Newark Airport

    New York City Transportation

    I am not sure how I feel about the Super Shuttle. We flew into Newark and had bought vouchers for to and from New York through Orbitz so it was already paid for. If that had not been the case, I doubt that I would have gone back to the airport with this company. The first ride, to the hotel, took over two hours and I really thought we were going to...

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  • Gray Line - Greyhound

    New York City Transportation

    We used the Grayline Sightseeing Tour services on both of our trips to New York City. It is a really great way to see the city especially if you are travelling on a budget. The All Loops Tour which was only $60 for adults was great because the ticket was valid for 3 days. A tourist can get a lot of information on buildings and sights since there is...

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  • Statue of Liberty Ferry

    New York City Transportation

    It was freezing cold when we were out on the ferry. But it was one of the most visually breathtaking parts of our trip, next to the view from Top of the Rock. Ellis Island was closed down due to the hurricane, but we still got a really nice view of the Statue of Liberty. We also had front row views of Manhattan's business district, Brooklyn, and...

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  • www.hopstop.com

    New York City Transportation

    As this is the most comprehensive website for public transportation directions in New York, even New Yorkers use is all the time. It will give you directions, estimated travel time plus walking directions.

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  • Long Island Railroad

    New York City Transportation

    The Long Island Railroad, or LIRR, has terminal stations at Penn Station in Manhattan, Long Island City in Queens, and Atlantic Terminal (near the new Barclay's Center) in Brooklyn. If you don't have a car and want to explore Long Island, this train service can be a useful option. It is also a convenient way to get to JFK Airport. You can connect...

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  • George Washington Bridge

    New York City Transportation

    I love the bridges and tunnels leading to and from NYC. Perhaps it is because I have spent so much time getting in and out of the City that I have just learned to try to appreciate them. For nearly a century engineers could not solve the problem of building a safe and reliable bridge capable of carrying the expected traffic between New York and New...

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  • Horse drawn carriages

    New York City Transportation

    ride around the central park in a horse drawn carriage! the cost of a 45 minute ride is a mindblowing $ 90 (expensive if you're just alone but very cheap is your're four as you can divide it by $ 25 per person including the tip. As for me, guilty as charged for spending an easy $ 100 including tip on a classic carriage ride around parts of the...

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  • Parking

    New York City Transportation

    Although this isn't a transportation tip I have posted it here for easy access of information for those seeking to leave NYC for a short time while leaving their car or a rental behind. There are many "long term" parking facilities in the airports and you have to really shop around for the best available rate and Smart Park is an excellent choice...

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  • NYC Water Taxi

    New York City Transportation

    A water taxi service NEW YORK WATER TAXI offers commuter and sightseeing service mainly to points along the East River and Hudson River. NYWT has been operating since 2002, beginning with a fleet of five distinctive black and yellow checkered vessels. Today, they have a 12 vessel fleet. Boat Stops: West 44th Street - Pier 84 - Mid...

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  • New Jersey Transit

    New York City Transportation

    There are multiple options to get to and from Newark Airport into Manhattan but NJ Transit sounded like the best for us. From the airport you have to take the Air Train which is the interterminal transit system to the Newark Airport Rail Station, from there you take the train to New York Penn Station. The website says it takes 30 minutes, on the...

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  • Cycling

    New York City Transportation

    After my recent encounter with virtually city-wide bike rentals, I was quite pleased to learn today that the Big Apple is about to follow suit. More than 200 cities around the world have bike-share programs. New York City is certainly not the first, but theirs will be one of the largest systems. The program will start with 420 stations spread...

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  • Penn Station

    New York City Transportation

    We used this to connect from our LIRR (Long Island Railroad) train from Jamaica (and Kennedy Airport) with the Amtrak train to Washington DC. Like many big urban stations, it’s a zoo combined with a labyrinth. Fine when you know it - slightly scary for outsiders. Take your time (make sure you allow yourself enough) and look for the Amtrak signs....

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  • Metro North Railroad

    New York City Transportation

    Here is a picture of a Metro North Ticket Machine. These machines are easy to use they convert into other languages such as dutch & french. You use it by touching the screen. You select where you are going and where you are coming from. They take credit card & cash. One note, if you use cash they machine doesn't give back bills it gives back all...

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  • Roosevelt Island Tram

    New York City Transportation

    Take the cablecar to Roosevelt Island its included with your subwaypass. I think you board at 60th street east. I quite enjoyed walking around the island as it is a change from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. And you get a quite contrasting view of Manhattan.

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  • Airport Bus

    New York City Transportation

    Start with the M60 bus from LaGuardia Airport station. You can transfer to a train to reach your final destination. http://www.hopstop.com Use the New York City link and type in LaGuardia Airport as departure address and your hotel address as destination. Print out the map. The M60 is the LaGuardia Airport bus which travels back and forth from...

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  • Pedi-cab

    New York City Transportation

    NYC has it all, and with no exception is the Pedi-cab. You will find they are located throughout the major areas like Central Park, 34th Street, Rockefeller Plaza, etc. If you're traveling a short distance, why not try the Pedi-cab, cuts down on pollution and will get you to your destination quickly.

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  • Cruise Ship

    New York City Transportation

    Many New Yorkers foget that NYC is a cruise port. There are cruise ship terminals on the West Side as well as in Brooklyn. NCL, RC, Carnival and Princess all use these ports. My wife and I have sailed out of Brooklyn for a cruise on the Princess line and most recently we did a one night cruise to nowhere on NCL's Jewel.

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  • John F. Kennedy International Airport

    New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) handles flights from almost every major international carrier, from almost every country in the world. There are also connections to every major American city by domestic carriers. The airport is located on Long Island, 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Manhattan. Airlines serving John F....

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  • Cheap day trip from NYC to The White...

    I was recently staying in NYC and wanted to take my two kids, aged 15 and 17, to see the White House in Washington, DC. My hotel, who I suspect saw me coming, quoted a staggering $450.00 After some research, I found a company called Boltbus which picks up from New York 33rd and 7th by Sbarro and terminates at Washington DC’s Union Station. The cost...

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