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Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour
"This 2-hour tour takes you up in the air above New York City! The entire New York Harbor will be visible including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Staten Island the port of Brooklyn and several miles of the New Jersey coastline. Descend into Brooklyn seeing NYC’s Financial District from across the river followed by historic houses of Brooklyn Heights. You will return over the bridge
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Viator VIP: NYC Night Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise
"Your adventure begins at the Downtown Heliport at Pier 6 when you board a luxury helicopter for a 15-minute helicopter flight. Your helicopter flight takes place after dark offering you views of the magnificent New York skyline lit up at night. Listen to your friendly pilot share fascinating facts and anecdotes as you spot some of the city's most famous sights. Marvel at sensational views of the Brooklyn Bridge and World Financial Center Chelsea Piers Time Warner Center and Ground Zero as well as New Jersey attractions such as the Goldman Sachs Tower Colgate Clock and Liberty State Park. After your helicopter ride
From $249.00
 
New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including One World Observatory Ticket
"After departing from Pier 79 in Midtown the cruise will stop at Battery Park a short walk from One World Observatory where you have timed admission. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day allowing you to design your own sightseeing itinerary for your trip to the Big Apple. Hop on and off as often as you want and enjoy informative and amusing commentary as you go! The boats will give you up-close views of the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island
From $58.00

No smoking or dancing

In case you haven't heard, NYC became smoke-free in 2003, meaning you cannot smoke indoors in any establishment. No matter what...monsoon, blizzard, scorching heat...if you want a smoke you have to...
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jlynyc
Jul 18, 2008

Clean Air

Thats right. No smoking here. All I can really say is I wish they'd made these laws back when California did it. Now if we could just get you all off the sidewalks and away from the doorways. Go kill...
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cjg1
Sep 13, 2006

Ok for smokers...not that off-putting.

As a smoker (unfortunately) I was apprehensive about the smoke free laws everywhere. Didn't spoil my experience at all though. It didn't in Dublin, Milan or Rome either. You find that you don't want...
vixen6
Sep 03, 2005

I adore the No-Smoking Rule

Since 2003, smoking indoors has become illegal. Which is great. Because I don't like breathing in thick cigarette smoke. However, since I've moved to Europe, I've actually become accustomed to the...
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shutterlust
Mar 27, 2005

No Smoking

It's not really a local custom but a city law: there's no smoking in any public building, train station, airport, store, office, restaurant, bar and disco. Right- no more smoky restaurants, bars and...
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jglsongs
Jan 24, 2004

If you are a smoker, do not...

If you are a smoker, do not feel too welcome in NYC. You will hardly find any places to eat where you can smoke at the table! Most places we went, we had to sit in the bar to eat cause we wanted to...
Christer81
Aug 25, 2002

Dumb New York LawsA fine of...

Dumb New York LawsA fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking 'at a woman in that way.' A second conviction for...
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photobf
Aug 25, 2002

Crazy NYC LawsCitizens may not...

Crazy NYC LawsCitizens may not greet each other by 'putting one's thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers'.It is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing 'body hugging clothing.'You may not...
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Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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City Tours - CityPass

We purchased a 7day pass online through the Qantas site which offered a discounted price. The pass allows you to go to the front of the line and save money along the way. There are a number of tourist...
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African Burial Ground National Monument

During excavation for a new office building, in lower Manhattan, a burial ground of about 400 slaves was unearthed, and digging quickly stopped. Some 200 bodies still remain buried here, and in its...
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Manhattan Municipal Building

Build in 1913 with the height of 170 m and 40 floors looks like a replica of Moskow university building with the 7 sisters of moskow .Surface is 60000 sq m. The 20 ft high gilded statue of 'Civic...
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Tribeca

Ahh, the Triangle Beneath Canal Street or more popularly called the TRIBECA. the district was formerly an area of industry with many industrial buildings but fell into hard times in the 60's and...
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Ground Zero - World Trade Center

We walked over here and sat for a while after walking around the 9/11 Memorial. It was a gorgeous and warm afternoon and the breeze off the water was welcoming and refreshing. Directly across from us...
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National September 11 Memorial

I tell most people what the volunteers at the museum told me - if you visit New York frequently, consider getting the membership. I wanted to see everything while I was there, but for myself and many...
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