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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

Taxi!!!!

What trip to New York would be complete without a ride in a yellow cab!We caught a cab from JFK to our hotel in Midtown Manhattan. There is a set fare for this trip of 35 USD, plus tolls....oh, and a...
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sue_stone
Aug 15, 2004

That Yellow Taxi Cab

Getting around NYC by taxi or cab as it is referred to is the easiest but not always the fastest way to get from point A to point B. Just stand by the curb with your arm stretched out and an available...
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Gypsystravels
May 11, 2016

Hunt Valley Motor Coach Tours

This was a great way to get to New York. We drove to a secure park and ride and had to be there 6:00 am sharp. We just sat back, relaxed and let them worry about the traffic, toll bridges, and...
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Yaqui
Sep 14, 2013

TAXI !

It is advised you only ride in the official yellow licensed NYC Taxi cabs and not in the so called 'gypsy" cabs which often aren't insured properly and will basically charge you whatever they want....
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Christophe_Ons
May 07, 2004

Take a Taxi!

Taxis are a very convenient way to get around, particularly at night, BUT NOT DURING RUSH HOUR. Taxis are yellow - anyone who tells you he's a taxi driver in a car a color other than yellow is lying....
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shutterlust
Jun 03, 2006

Crazy Taxi Drivers

Sometimes you can get into a cab with a crazy cabbi. Not always, some are very nice and willing to engage you in conversation and will offer travel information. But sometimes,you get a kook, that is...
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pigletsmom
Feb 25, 2004

Getting from LGA to Manhattan

There are probably cheaper ways of getting from LaGuardia (LGA) airport to Manhattan but none are easier than hopping into a cab.I arrived on a Saturday morning when there was very little traffic and...
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Dabs
Feb 28, 2005

Afternoon Taxi Rush

In the afternoon between 4:30 and 5:30 the taxi cabs in NYC have their shift change. It can be VERY difficult to get a cab at these times. If you are in absolute need of a cab to get to the airport or...
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JVANYC
Feb 09, 2005

NYC Metro

NYC Metro - The NYC Subway rivals Boston and Chicago for "mass transit stories." There's always something happening there, but it is cheap, efficient, and if you know what you are doing (hey, even if...
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Agraichen
Jun 21, 2007

Taxis from and to the airport

Taxis are pretty expensive in Canada so we tend to avoid them as much as possible. However, we quickly found out that if you don't feel like hauling your suitcase on-board a packed bus or subway,...
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Jefie
Apr 22, 2010

Advice on leaving the airport

I was advised by someone who had previously been to New York to take only a yellow cab to get from JFK airport to the centre of New York. As soon as we exited the airport, a man approached us to come...
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clairegeordio
Feb 09, 2004

Those insane yellow taxis!

David Letterman has a joke that none of the taxi drivers in NYC speak English. If you want an English-speaking cabbie then you need to go to Baghdad!While this is not strictly true, you indeed may...
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rmdw
Aug 31, 2003
 
 
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"NYC: Everyday, Something new."
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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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