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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 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
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Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
"Meet your guide (at the time of your choice) inside Castle Clinton on the southern tip of Manhattan and board the ferry. Enjoy priority boarding without waiting in a line and hear anecdotes about Battery Park New York Harbor and the surrounding areas . Once on the island we head to the pedestal and gain access to the exclusive Statue of Liberty Museum. Highlights include one of the original statue torches rare memorabilia and the plaque with the poem ""The New Colossus"" that was at the base of the statue from 1903 until the 1980's.  Take in the sights of the New York skyline on the observation deck. Enjoy free time to do some shopping and get a once-in-a lifetime photo o
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Chinatown Tips (12)

Chinese Opera at Columbus Park

Lower Manhattan's Columbus Park, once a refuge for immigrant Italian laborers, is now a central meeting place for Chinese residents of "Chinatown" which it borders on the west side located at the...
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nicolaitan
Jul 26, 2010

TMC Chinese Bakery

I may have walked past it a hundred times, but I never noticed until yesterday. Just east of Broadway and north of Canal, Howard Street borders Chinatown, the southern tip of Greenwich Village and the...
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Docu2001
Mar 24, 2006

A Ji Ichiban

This is for the adventurous! "A Ji Ichiban" means very delicous or something like that in Japanese, and is a store with uncountable bins of asian candies and snacks. There are samples at each bin, so...
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madamx
Oct 25, 2005

Discover hidden treasures with a local

An excellent tourist initiative in NYC is the Big Apple Greeters organisation. They are New Yorkers who volunteer to show visitors around an area/neighborhood. They are vetted and there is absolutely...
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henry14
Nov 13, 2004

Write your name in Chinese

As always, there are many street vendors in Chinatown. One thing I did't see before is the vendors who will write your English name in Chinese calligraphy for a few bucks. They seem to be everywhere...
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mht_in_la
Jul 25, 2004

Hair looking a bit shaggy?

If you need your haircut while in NYC, head to Chinatown to Doyers Street which is a little alley between Pell Street and Bowery. Loads of places to cut hair for $7.00, no appointment necessary....
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feline01
Jul 13, 2003

Chinatown

Chinatown at the South of Canal Street. At the end of this street, a catholic church lost in this Asian area. I remember to have bought an illegal video tape (Scary Movie II) at an old Chinese woman...
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GUYON
Sep 07, 2002

Most people are afraid to just...

Most people are afraid to just wander around the neighborhoods....there is a danger in over-planning. NYC is a fairly safe place to be for the most part -- pick a neighborhood and just walk around...
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nmac814
Aug 25, 2002

Bowery Bank. This used to be a...

Bowery Bank. This used to be a seedy part of lower Manhattan, full of drunks, bums, lowlifes and my friend Alec lived right across the street from here. Used to sit up on the roof drinking Sapporos...
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billus
Aug 24, 2002

Fish markets in Chinatown

Beautiful large fish in a market in Chinatown. It's nice to see what there are selling in the many shops.
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Dutchnatasja
Jul 27, 2005

Chinatown

Go inside a fishmarket in Chinatown. It's great to see, all that fish, the people. It can be crowdie, but what do you expect; You're in Chinatown!!
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Dutchnatasja
Jul 27, 2005

You should go in the...

You should go in the Chinatown. You can go there just to eat some good chickens? Shopping in Chinatown will save you lot of $$$, it is very cheap.
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Skrypton
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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