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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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New York City Luxury Bus Tour and Harbor Cruise
"Your experience will begin by boarding a state-of-the-art luxury vehicle. You will be greeted by a licensed professional NYC tour guide and start your adventure to get to know the city of New York.During the tour you will find out information abo the Metropolitan Museum of Art Grand Central Terminal Madison Square Park Wall Street the 9/11 Memorial and more. Continue your experience on a 1-hour guided sightseeing cruise of New York Harbor. Take in the city's most amazing views as you admire the famous Manhattan skyline passing iconic New York attractions including the Statue of Liberty
From $109.00
 
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

Most Viewed Local Customs in New York City

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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...
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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...
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Street Food & Festivals

There are a lot of options for ordering food from a cart on the street in NYC. We call it "street meat". If you want to find the best- check out the winners of annual Vendy awards (Oscars for Street...
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Street Performers

Minding his own bidness (?) --------------------> Grab your guitar, you can play & sing along with the boys here - FUGs / "Dirty Ol' Man"
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Smoking

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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Subway

There seems to be a universal rule regarding the escalators in the underground, as I noticed this in Paris and in London. Keep to the right if you plan to stay stationary while riding and to allow...
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Central Park

Welcome to Belvedere Castle! This place is a popular place for newly weds to have photographs taken. This is one of the many historical places to see in Central Park. It is beautiful and open to the...
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Coffee

There are Starbucks coffeehouses pretty much at every corner in the city! It's not a rare occurrence to have two Starbucks facing each other, just to make sure New Yorkers don't have to cross the...
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Parades

We happened to be in Coney Island on June 18, 2016, the day of the Mermaid Parade that officially marks the beginning of summer in the city, The first Mermaid Parade took place in 1983, and it has now...
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Holiday Season

I have always wanted to see New York City at Christmas and I am very happy it finally happened in 2009 when I took my wife there on her second trip to the city but her first as a US citizen. It is a...
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Halloween Parade

It is one of NYC's biggest festivals drawing 2 million spectators and thousands of participants, a must see if you happen to be in NYC on Halloween's Eve. So colorful and creative are the costumes...
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Driving & Parking

While walking along West 23rd Street in Chelsea one morning we came across this small group of people who appeared to be picnicking in the road – and that, it turned out, was exactly what they were...
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Homelessness

One funny thing I have to mention were the reactions we received when we cleaned up after ourselves in smaller restaurants. In particular, was the first night we were in New York and we stopped at...
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Taxis

Tipping - Yes the American government do not believe in minimum wage for all workers like in Good old UK so restaurant staff rely on your tips. The rule of thumb is to double the tax which gives...
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Top Things to Do in New York City

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Empire State Building

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...
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Rockefeller Center - Plaza

Holidays are very special time for many and what better place to spend it than NYC. But, their is countless amount of places to visit. this article you find a few of the must see places to visit. feel...
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Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

I took my best photos of the Statue of Liberty from the board of New York Water Taxi. When you visit New York City just choose sunny or partly cloudy day, check when the sunset supposed to start on...
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United Nations

We wanted to see the United Nations Complex. We walked from the Chrysler building, eastward along 42nd Street, until we reached First Avenue. The United Nations Complex runs for several blocks along...
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Central Park

Central Park is an urban park in upper Manhattan (established in 1857) and the largest outdoor-recrational area in Manhattan. It has has miles of walkways for walkers, joggers and cyclists and is one...
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Staten Island and Staten Island Ferry

One of the very few New York attractions which doesn't cost you anything.. since 1997, use of the ferry is free. The ferry connects South Manhattan with Staten Island, runs 24/7 hours a day in...
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Top 5 New York City Writers

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Gypsystravels

"A NYC GYPSY AT HEART"
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cjg1

"NYC: Everyday, Something new."
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shutterlust

"I Heart New York."
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toonsarah

""I want to be a part of it ...""
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Christophe_Ons

". : New York City : ."
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