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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
Viator VIP: NYC Night Helicopter Flight and Statue of Liberty Cruise
"Your adventure begins at the Downtown Heliport at Pier 6 when you board a luxury helicopter for a 15-minute helicopter flight. Your helicopter flight takes place after dark offering you views of the magnificent New York skyline lit up at night. Listen to your friendly pilot share fascinating facts and anecdotes as you spot some of the city's most famous sights. Marvel at sensational views of the Brooklyn Bridge and World Financial Center Chelsea Piers Time Warner Center and Ground Zero as well as New Jersey attractions such as the Goldman Sachs Tower Colgate Clock and Liberty State Park. After your helicopter ride
From $249.00
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)

New Years Eve

This is such a huge tourist trap. This is one of those things that gets huge tv coverage but I honestly would never participate in. I have been lucky enough to see it and experience it without being...
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Oct 04, 2006

Anything in Times Square is a Tourist Trap

Avoid Times Square like the plague. If you must go to Times Square, at LEAST check out the Howard Johnson diner and/or Ruby Foo's (Best Sushi Ever. Period.) Keep away from all other restaurants in...
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Feb 28, 2005

Its true about people being drawn to bright lights

When you think of New York City how do u describe it? Well...all those places are tourist traps. Probably the biggest one and the one i hate most of all is Times Square! UGH If you've never been to...
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Oct 13, 2004

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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Oct 27, 2008

you're about to be disNYfied, resistance is futile

Times Square, which is around 42nd St / Broadway in midtown Manhattan, is both a must see for tourists AND a tourist trap at the same time... So, you unpacked the bags at the hotel and head out to the...
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Mar 12, 2004

Unpleasant for more than an hour

I am not a native New Yorker. I live here now, but you apparently don't become a New Yorker until you live here for like 3 or 4 years. So I think that I can relate quite well to the visitor/tourist...
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Jul 02, 2004

Somebody went too far

I'll try to bottle the acid ... keep in mind I'm a typical male and hate shopping ...I'm just curious, but isn't most of Manhattan squeeky-clean enough these days without getting to the point of...
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Dec 19, 2006


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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Jan 12, 2011

A different kind of City of Lights

Times Square...there are some things you want to see (the lights, the funny people, the crowds), there are some thing you NEED to see (TKTS booth), and there are some things that should be avoided. I...
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Jan 06, 2004

Midtown Manhattan

From 34th street to 59th Street ... and from 7th Avenue to the Lexington Avenue ... I generally avoid buying anything. Food, clothing, things generally... are more expensive in Midtown. If you must...
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Jan 14, 2005

Don't be dazzled by the bright lights.

Be VERY careful in Times Square after dark. That's when all the tourists come out.... and don't the pickpockets just know it. That's not to mention all the 'discount' electrical stores and cheap...
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Sep 18, 2004

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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May 24, 2008
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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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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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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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