New York State Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by albaaust
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by blueskyjohn
  • Walking
    by Yaqui

New York State Warnings and Dangers

  • Subway

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    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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  • Safe and less than safe areas

    Brooklyn Warnings and Dangers

    Brooklyn is not the same as you old people think it might be. There are a lot of changes, its not the safest place in the world yes there murderers there, but there are murderer's everywhere, there are pick pockets everywhere. My cousin just moved to crown heights, you probably think he is poor now, don't you? Well he is a lawyer. I live in Fort...

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  • Driving

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    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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  • Parks at Night

    Brooklyn Warnings and Dangers

    As wonderful as Brooklyn parks are during the day, I have learned not to hang around them during the nighttime. A friend and I had a bad experience with some drunk, underage teens who were looking to cause trouble. There was no one around to help us in the dark, so they were able to get away with harassing us. We qucikly got out of the park and...

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  • Walking

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    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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  • Pickpockets

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    Be aware of the pick pockets at the Century 21 store in New York. The store is very crowded. An old lady asked me to help her trying on some gloves to her husband. The gloves were too small and that kept my hands busy, meantime someone put hands in my backpack, fortunatelly there was not valuable there.

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  • Subway at Night

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    While it's possible to get into trouble anywhere at any time, generally speaking, Manhattan is a safe place to visit. Having said that, some areas may be a little less safe than others, especially after dark. The main things I've been warned to avoid are Central Park and Alphabet City after dark. Supposedly Avenues C and D can get pretty bad,...

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  • Harlem - Uptown

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    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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  • Central Park

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    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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  • Taxis

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    "All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets." - Travis Bickle Watching movies like Taxi Driver or Serpico you'll be reminded of a time when New York had a justified reputation for being a crime capital. Drug...

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  • Fake goods

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    This tour is a scam. Unfortunately I only read reviews after dealing with them. They cancel tours without notice, refuse refunds and are near impossible to get in contact with. Four months later I am still waiting for them to give me my money back for a tour they never showed up for. It was a waste of an afternoon.

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  • Public Toilets

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    (work in progress) To my mind, walking the High Line is one of the most interesting things to do in New York, and was one of the highlights of my most recent visit. However, if this is something that you're planning to do during your visit, then there are a few considerations that you'd be wise to bear in mind, especially if you have limited...

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  • Ground Zero

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    I've heard from a colleague who also recently visited NYC that, at the moment anyways, the WTC isn't really visible to the public because it's behind a big barrier. She tried to climb up a nearby ledge or something to get a better look, but a nearby policeman told her to get down. So if you're short on time and trying to decide which site to cut...

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  • Weather

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    Reader's Digest did a global report on manners and found New York to be the politest city in the world. No surprise to those of us who've traveled/worked/lived in other cities. People here will actually hold the door open for you, help you with packages, and wish you a nice day with a smile. The Big Apple is also one of the safest cities in the...

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  • Naked Cowboy

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    A funy character in Times square! You can take a pic with him for a tip. You have to leave the tip in one of his cowbow boots, the "pack" includes a picture with his "front" and a pic of his 'back" hahah. He also has a legend, you can read it in his website, I just get to a conclusion: JUST IN NEW YORK......

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  • Unlicensed Massage

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    This is a warning in case you are walking in Central Park, and become tempted by the many "chinese massage experts" that ply their trade here. (or did, when we visited) Now I LOVE a massage. Anytime,anywhere. I jumped at the chance of getting on in CP, and the fee was reasonable.I also MADE IT QUITE CLEAR that I wanted a light massage. "yes yes no...

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  • Statue of Liberty

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    I WAS NOT ALLOWED ON THE FERRY TO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WITH MY ASSISTANCE DOG! I WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR, HE HAD HIS PACK ON WITH HIS "CANINE COMPANIONS" PATCH, I EXPLAINED I COULD NOT GO WITHOUT HIM AND THAT THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO KEEP ME OFF THE FERRY, AND GOT NOWHERE! THOSE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THE LAWS. I HAVE BEEN IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND...

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  • Holidays & Parades

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    From Christmas to New Years Eve every hour is rush hour. Whether you are walking, driving, taking personal transportation, shopping, going to church the amount of people is enormous. The closer you get to Christmas the worst it gets. I have huge churches turn people away because there simply was not enough room inside or outside of the sanctuary....

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  • No Smoking

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    Warning: There is no smoking in NYC. Even in bars. If you are caught it is a very expensive fine. NYC is in a budget crisis, so the Police are on a ticket blitz (even though they deny it on the news). People have been ticketed for putting their cigarettes out on the sidewalk or on the street. Basically, the cops are looking for any reason to ticket...

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  • Lines

    New York City Warnings and Dangers

    It didn't really occur to me that the week between Christmas and New Year's would be the busiest week for tourism in NYC, busier even than the pre Christmas period. But post Christmas shopping, the lure of spending New Year's Eve in Times Square and families with kids with time off from school make NYC crazy busy that week. Hotel prices were sky...

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  • TRAFFIC...Allow Extra Time

    Around rush hour on I-95 around the George Washington Bridge I went 10 miles in an hour and a half. Yes, and after losing my sanity, I sacrificed myself to sell my soul to someone else. Going North is ridiculous. Going South on the same road wasn't so bad.What adds to your loss of sanity would be the gigantic 18 wheelers making it impossible to see...

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  • Toll Roads Suck....

    In Texas we pay about a $1.50 to drive on a special, convenient, traffic-less road, but something about Northerners and they're silly roads and tolls. To cross the New York George Washington Bridge it costs EIGHT DOLLARS. Yes, $8. What is up with that??And, it's nothing but gigantic 18 wheelers that makes things impossible to see what's coming up...

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  • new boating laws

    If you are going to be boating in New York State or on the major water ways that abut the state (Niagara River, St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario) then you should read over the new restrictions that have been passed in 2006 governing the use of boats.See the new laws at: http://www.cubalake.org/images/Life_Jacket_Law_for_Children_Under_12.pdf"I...

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  • not cheap

    my family and i went to new york for the frist time not knowing how much it ws going to cost. we went a little resturant and had a meal each(5 poeple) which ended up costing about $400 which shock us all to death. so keep in mind that New York is not cheap so when going to Amercia for the frist time i say don't go to New York until the second time...

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  • Driving on the NY Thruway

    Yikes! People drive like they've had a lobotomy on this road! Some go WAY to slow, some go WAY to fast, and the worst part is that they are all intermingled. The slow ones peppered all over the road with the fast one weaving and swerving around them. Truly the worst driving experience I've had in a while, luckily I was only on the road for a few...

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  • Don't Do This

    Some people, no matter how many times warned in a logical fashion, persist and do idiotic things.CASE AND POINT!!This is kind of difficult to see, but there is a truck attempting to cross the flood waters.

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  • A Flood Up Stream is a Flood Indeed

    So, you've already seen the effects of snow on my pages.... Now look at the what melting snow does when rain soon follows.

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  • Beach Party CNY

    This is a road that has been plowed no more than 30 minutes ago.It is already an icy nightmare... but, such things are usual here in the winter.

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  • Please Pass the Salt

    Another Snowy day in Central New York. I am about to pass a plow/ salt truck that is pouring salt onto the highway.If you are not from a snowy area, you may not know that this is often a futile attempt to keep the road from freezing.It has the added benefit of rusting your car rather quickly.

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  • Bears - it is a true danger....

    Bears - it is a true danger. Do not forget a bear-bag, long lines and a shackle (I would recommend two lines, 8-10 meters each, possibly dark). All food and garbage should be stored in a bear-bag, hung at least 4 meters above ground and 3 meters from a nearest tree. Otherwise you may be in trouble...

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