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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

Walking Tips (27)

The streets here aren't ALL just numbers!!

Sure, most of the horizontal streets in Manhattan are numbered STREETS, and the vertical ones are the AVENUES, those to the east of Broadway are on the EAST side of town, and those to the west of...
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morgane1692
Dec 19, 2003

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

Fast Walkers and Talkers

New Yorkers have a bad reputation for being rude. Contrary to this image, there are nice people in the city. New Yorkers just always seem to be short on time. They seem to be perpetually in a hurry....
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TRimer
Sep 07, 2002

Crossing the Street

One of the frustrations of walking in New York is having to stop every block to wait for the traffic lights to change: if you’re unlucky, you can be waiting a while at every single street-corner on a...
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sarahandgareth
Oct 25, 2003

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

New york is a fast-paced city,...

New york is a fast-paced city, whose residents are possessed of a restless energy that legend says is necessary for survival. Few people seem to have time for anything not on their mental schedule and...
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unexplored
Aug 25, 2002

Quick as a New York minute!...

Quick as a New York minute! That is the expression I always have had until I witnessed the people for myself. New York is fast but I was still able to get help from the people of New York. I feel that...
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Ricardo_J_M
Aug 26, 2002

New Yorkers are fast!!! We...

New Yorkers are fast!!! We walk fast,talk fast and work fast! Even the upstaters! This becomes evident to me whenever I travel to the Southern states..Everybody there seems to move soooooo slow! Maybe...
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chrissyalex
Aug 25, 2002

Go ahead and cross the street...

Go ahead and cross the street when the light is red. A lot of the streets are one-way anyway, so if nobody is coming...make a break for it! If you need directions to something, try looking for a...
polrbear
Sep 07, 2002

Life moves at a very quick...

Life moves at a very quick pace in New York. People are always on the go. Moreover, people tend to talk more rapidly and have less patience with the casual tourist, especially when providing...
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Nomad_2001
Aug 25, 2002

Sure, you'll get lost here. ...

Sure, you'll get lost here. Why not ask someone where something is. BUT choose your person wisely. DON'T ask the dude in a suit who looks like he's going to brave oncoming traffic to make it across...
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Razorart
Aug 25, 2002

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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"A NYC GYPSY AT HEART"
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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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