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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
From $49.00
 
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
 
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

Times Square Tips (47)

Lots of Odd Characters Posing for a Buck

CNN named Times Square in 2011 as one big tourist trap and this is a fact as not only is there so much electronic and digital billboards lining the area around it and the theater district beside it,...
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machomikemd
Jul 14, 2014

New Year's Eve in Times Square

I left NYC on December 30th, the day before New Year's Eve, so I wasn't there to see the madness in Times Square. But I did read a couple of accounts of people who waited to see the ball drop at...
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Dabs
Jan 22, 2014

Chaos

Times Square is nothing but where Broadway converges with 7th Avenue. It is a huge spectacle of lights and action, but nothing is really going on here. Nothing except tourists bumping into other...
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jlynyc
Jan 12, 2011

New Year's Eve in Times Square

I did it for 2008-2009 and DON'T recommend it. It's a nightmare. If you want to actually see anything you have to get to Times Square by 2pm. That's 2 o'clock in the afternoon to see a show at...
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dirtroady
Sep 23, 2010

Is Times Square at the top of your "to do" list?

So many first time visitors to New York make plans to visit Times Square almost as soon as they unpack their suitcases. My question is why? These days it really has very little to recommend it. The...
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Maidstone_Nic
Oct 27, 2008

Times Square

Iconic and a must see, this I cannot disagree with. What I will recommend is not eating at any establishment in this area. For good restaurants, head downtown. Now, if money is no object, and you...
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jdm267
Oct 21, 2008

Times Square

All for the tourists. TS is busy and very active with a lot of fast food and flashing lights. Very cool, but keep track of yourself and know where you are. Walk off the main drag and look for some...
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nuker
Sep 02, 2008

Too many tourists & expensive!

Times Square is the no.1 tourist trap in NYC. Many tour buses make stops here and their countless passengers will rush out for their photo opportunity with what little times given to explore the area....
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BorneoGrrl
May 24, 2008

Go there, see it and run away

Times Square is one of those places that you just have to see, and then you don't need to go back there. New Yorkers hate the place, it is owercrowded by tourists, but still you have to see it once....
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SailorRoar
Apr 02, 2008

Times Square

I know this is a tourist trap, but you've got to see it at least once. After seeing so many New Year countdowns and shots of it on TV and in movies, you've got to see it once. It's a lot like Las...
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klj&a
Nov 23, 2007

Everything worth seeing is a tourist trap!

NYC in general is a tourist trap! But that’s the beauty of it all. The best places in NYC, like Times Square, South Street Seaport, WTC… they are all tourist traps, but I bet you that you will go see...
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magdalena2007
Oct 16, 2007

Times Square

Your first trip to Times Square, especially if at night (like mine was), hits you head on. From 9 or 10 blocks away you can see the light emenating from the area. Loud, noisy and colourful. Even the...
irishguy85
May 21, 2007
 
 
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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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