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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
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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

Move or Get Outta the Way

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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bennforlife
Dec 20, 2013

Keep it MOVING!

I am a native New Yorker, and though I often tell my friends that I dislike tourists, I truly don't. I hate the ignorance that many tourists seem to have upon coming to New York - especially when it...
mckennnalie
Jul 15, 2012

Walking In Manhattan

some tips on walking in manhattan, first of all don't get intimidated on the numbering of streets and on the number of city block you need to walk before arriving at your destination since the city...
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machomikemd
Nov 20, 2010

Walk signs are only suggestions

Nothing will make you look like more of an idiot than standing on teh corner waiting for the light to change. You'll quickly notice, no one else does. Now i won't advise walking straight into...
Romulusisthewolf
Jul 15, 2008

Keep walking

I know NYC is overwhelming, but do yourself and the locals a favor. If you are lost, step to the side (preferably to the right, or the inside of the sidewalk). Don't stop in the middle of the sidewalk...
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jlynyc
Jul 24, 2007

Crosswalks? Don't stop - just walk!

In Manhattan, the crosswalk signs state "Walk" or "Don't Walk", but this appears to be a suggestion, not a rule. If there isn't any traffic driving through the intersection at that precise moment,...
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Carmanah
May 13, 2007

Revolving doors are not a toy

I beg you, bear in mind that a revolving door is not a toy or a carnival ride. Like all walking in New York, walking through one of these oddly-foreign-to-many-tourists devices is easiest if you keep...
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Feb 08, 2007

Don't fret and don't block

If you can't keep up (or don't want to), don't fret - just use common sense and common courtesy, go at your own pace and try not to block people. Many people are going to work or getting work done -...
travelgem1
Dec 30, 2006

Crossing the street

In NYC, there is no need to wait for the green WALK sign. Just go if the coast is clear. And, DO look BOTH ways, even on 1 way streets. Isn't that the FIRST thing your mother taught you about crossing...
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stevin
Sep 10, 2006

Don't stand in the middle

As you know, New York is a hustle and bustle type of city. Many people are rushing to get somewhere and there is nothing worse than a tourist standing in the middle of the sidewalk gazing up at a...
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mcsmiles77
Aug 27, 2006

Stay to the Right

Going up stairs, going down stairs, on the escalators, walking down the street, moving in GENERAL:Please STAY TO YOUR RIGHT. New York City is a city of people, vehicles, bikes, and skates. It is a...
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shutterlust
Jun 05, 2006

Crossing against the light

Most New Yorkers do not wait for the light to change before they cross the street. Technically it is against the law and when Guiliani was Mayor he tried to enforce the jaywalking law by having cops...
clemens300
Jun 09, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near New York City

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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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