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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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Little Italy Tips (8)

Not What it Used To Be!

Over the years Little Italy has shrunk down to basically three blocks of one street- Mulberry St. Most everything there is for the tourists, with some exceptions, like the Italian food stores (meats,...
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Oct 14, 2008


Little Italy is nothing like what it used to be. Unfortunately it has been reduced to about 2 blocks and it's lined with mediocre Italian restaurants and souvenier shops -- all selling the same stuff....
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Jul 24, 2007

Where is Little Italy?

It's a section of downtown that's been disappearing for years under the encroachment of Chinatown.The restaurants are generally ripoffs, expensive and not authentic. I don't think there are any...
Apr 04, 2007

Waiters trying to howler you in

I find it quite dissapointing to try and enjoy yourself on a terrasse while all those little waiters are calling out to the tourists in order to have them come to the restaurant. Its very low class...
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Jul 22, 2005

Italian Yummies!

Located in the heart of Little Italy, Ferrara sells delicious Pasticceria. Weekends are busy in Little Italy, so Ferrara is often packed (specially during summer and San Genari Festival -January)....
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May 07, 2004

Little Italy is nice, but be aware

I like little Italy, but you get this feeling that because you're not Italian, (I am, but I don't look it) and you're not from around there, that some places will take advantage. Just be careful and...
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Feb 25, 2004

It's worth the trap...trip

Mulberry Street, and all of Little Italy on the weekends is a really fun tourist and local trap. Places like La Mela, the cafes, walking in the streets, buying silly toys and obnoxious's...
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Sep 04, 2003

Little Italy - *Don't* go for...

Little Italy - *Don't* go for an Italian meal in Little Italy, it's a waste of time. It's overpriced and there are better places elsewhere. *Do* eat Chinese in China Town then have coffee and a desert...
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Aug 26, 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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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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