New York State Transportation

  • NYC Subway System, Lincoln Center Station, 12/2012
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  • Roosevelt Island Tram
    Roosevelt Island Tram
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  • Rossevelt Island Tram  enroute to Manhattan
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New York State Transportation

  • Subway

    New York City Transportation

    I would like to add, make a few clarifications and otherwise embellish apbeaches excellent article on the NYC Subway. First of all, it is never called the NYC Metropolitan Transit System. While it is true the State level agency,- Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates the subway (the City of NY owns the subway) and the fare media...

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  • Subway

    Brooklyn Transportation

    if you are coming to new york for one week you should buy a weekly train pass. you can use this on the train as well as the bus, so it is worth it. you cannot use the card between two people as there is a 20min gap between the first time the card is swiped before another entry is permitted.

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  • Metro North Harlem Line

    White Plains Transportation

    There is plenty to do in White Plains, so if you are coming from NYC and don't have a car, Metro North is the best and easiest way to get here. There are trains leaving Grand Central every 10-15 minutes (even on weekends) and if you time it just right you just may get on an express train that takes all of 31 minutes from Grand Central to White...

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  • The Garden Shuttle

    Adirondack State Park Transportation

    The Garden shuttle is to be used when the Garden parking lot is full. The Garden Parking lot gives access to Johns Brook Lodge and many of the best High Peaks in the park. It is small and fills fast. The shuttle is convenient. The bus waits at Marcy Field and I never had to wait. However, you do have to wait once you finish your hike. And if you...

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  • Taxis

    New York City Transportation

    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 cab will stop. Prices are based on distance traveled as well as idle time.

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  • Your Own Automobile

    Brooklyn Transportation

    Here's the best thing to know about other people driving in Brooklyn. People drive someplace and when they get there, the stop their cars and get out. They don't bother looking for a legitimate space at all. Cars are double parked, triple parked...parked in the middle of the inner lanes, on the medians, on the sidewalks. Chances are, even if one...

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  • HPN - White Plains Airport

    White Plains Transportation

    Surprisingly enough, it was cheaper for Richie and I to fly out of this airport than it was for us to use JFK or Laguardia. I have to admit that it is a very small airport, all the gates are in one huge room. It is also very run down and dirty. There's only one place to grab a snack here and it's really expensive and the food isn't very good.

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  • John F. Kennedy

    New York City Transportation

    The Airtrain is one of the easiest, most economical ways of getting to and from Kennedy Airport. There are a few ways of boarding the Airtrain which is easily accessible by the LIRR to Jamaica Station; the E, J/Z subways to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave, Jamaica Station; and the A subway to Howard Beach/JFK Airport Station. The price of the Airtrain...

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  • Prospect Park Trolley

    Brooklyn Transportation

    I love Prospect Park, that is why there are so many tips on my pages about this place. And here comes one more. On weekends there is a free trolley service around the park, that's how you can get anywhere you want and to visit places of your choise. The trolley makes stops throughout the park. Just check the trolley schedule on the website...

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  • Transcenter

    White Plains Transportation

    The fastest way to reach White Plains is by the Metro North Train. This train starts at Grand Central Station and travel north to White Plains and further north. You can also catch the train at any stops along the harlem line to white plains. Stopping at other towns along the way. Fare vary depending from where are you taking the train from.

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  • Newark Liberty International

    New York City Transportation

    Air Canada and its subsidiaries operate numerous direct flights daily between major Canadian cities and New York City area airports, mostly to La Guardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR). I ended up flying in and out of Newark from/to Montreal to catch up with Sylvain who was flying in and out from/to Toronto. The flight is really short (about 90 min from...

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  • Walk the Bridges!

    Brooklyn Transportation

    The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York's most famous sites and it is easy to see why as it's a beautiful structure. The bridge itself looks great from the shoreline, while by walking along it you get great views of the city. We used to go jogging across the bridge at weekends which was surely one of the finest jogs in Manhattan - well worth it for...

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  • Bee Line Buses

    White Plains Transportation

    Another way to get to White Plains is to use the Beeline Bus. Beeline Buses run from Bedford Park in the Bronx and run north to Westchester. This bus unlike the NYC Buses, doesn't use a metro card. The fare for the beeline is $1.75 each way. You can get a transfer for $.25 cents. The trip ends & starts at the Beeline White Plains Station. Across...

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  • Driving

    New York City Transportation

    My third time to NYC I decided to actually drive into the city. It was a lot less intimidating than I had feared! There are two tunnels connecting Manhattan with New Jersey, the Holland Tunnel and the Lincoln Tunnel. The Lincoln Tunnel is the northernmost of the two. The cost was $6 to get into Manhattan and no charge to head to New Jersey

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  • Water Taxi to Manhattan

    Brooklyn Transportation

    I couldn't decide whether to put this on the Tourist Trap page or not. I guess not. It's not a bad deal if you get one of the packages with the Metrocard as well. It's also a cute idea, and none of the people getting on or off seemed disgruntled or unhappy. It stops at South Street Seaport, Batter PArk, North Cove, Pier 62, and Pier 84. So, it's...

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  • Walking

    New York City Transportation

    I'm a big fan of exploring by foot, but NYC is a large city and not as walkable friendly as many other cities. There are just way too many people out and about and too much ground to cover. But if you take the time and have a well thought out plan you can discover lovely parts of the city on foot. Some of my favorite are LES, Chinatown, Village,...

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  • LaGuardia

    New York City Transportation

    In June, 2016 LGA began an almost $5 billion extensive capital redevelopment program to provide world-class airport facilities for passengers and airlines alike. The Program is expected to include the demolition of the existing CTB and associated infrastructure and the construction of a new 1.3 million square foot, 35 gate terminal building; a new...

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  • Grand Central Terminal

    New York City Transportation

    New York's Grand Central Station (a.k.a. Grand Central Terminal or GCT) is the terminus for the Metro North Railway's Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven commuter rail lines. Used primarily by commuters, these rail lines can also get tourists to outlying cities such as Yonkers and White Plains. Conversely, thrifty travelers can stay outside of the city...

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  • Staten Island Ferry

    New York City Transportation

    We took the Staten Island Ferry to get to Manhatten. We parked on Staten Island, much easier than trying to park in Manhatten, and less expensive. Plus, you have a great view of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, plus a great view of the southern part of Manhatten.

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  • MetroCard

    New York City Transportation

    The amounts shown below are current as of the day this is being posted reflecting the increase put into effect in March 2015. The MetroCard, a gold and blue thin plastic coated card with a magnetic stripe upon which a dollar value or pass is stored. There can be variations on the back of the card. There can also be variations on the face if the...

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  • Amtrak

    New York City Transportation

    Penn Station is the centre of Amtrak's operations in New York, handling trains north through Boston and to Montreal, and south through Philadelphia, Washington D.C and beyond. It's an extremely busy station - the busiest in the US with up to a thousand passengers passing through every ninety seconds. It handles the equivalent of an entire city the...

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  • Gray Line - Greyhound

    New York City Transportation

    Borte booked a ticket for a bus online for a bus from Philadelphia to NYC. The bus, a Peter Pan Lines bus, a subsidiary of Greyhound, departed from the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia, and arrived at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. The bus was on time and comfortable. The ticket Borte purchased on the Greyhound website was...

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  • Parking

    New York City Transportation

    Although this isn't a transportation tip I have posted it here for easy access of information for those seeking to leave NYC for a short time while leaving their car or a rental behind. There are many "long term" parking facilities in the airports and you have to really shop around for the best available rate and Smart Park is an excellent choice...

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  • MTA Buses

    New York City Transportation

    In an effort to improve public transit, MTA has introduced a "select bus service," or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). This system is envisioned to use a dedicated bus lane to speed travel, and to use limited stops approximately the same distance apart as subway stations would be. Current routes include along 34th Street, 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue in...

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  • Chinatown Bus

    New York City Transportation

    Yobus is a cheap bus to travel to Boston or Philadelphia for just USD 12. It's a Chinese business so the boarding is at the median near 2 Pike Street, located between E. Broadway and Division Street in Chinatown. Tickets can be purchased at INT Travel Group located at 98 E. Broadway at the corner of E. Broadway and Pike St. or at the YO! Bus...

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  • Statue of Liberty Ferry

    New York City Transportation

    It was freezing cold when we were out on the ferry. But it was one of the most visually breathtaking parts of our trip, next to the view from Top of the Rock. Ellis Island was closed down due to the hurricane, but we still got a really nice view of the Statue of Liberty. We also had front row views of Manhattan's business district, Brooklyn, and...

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  • Car & Limo Service

    New York City Transportation

    Contacted this company prior to our flight to JFK to arrange transfer to Brooklyn and was told no need to book ahead just call the given number when we landed and they would collect us. This we did and were told collection would be 45 mins to an hour so we got a taxi instead..We needed transport a few days later to Manhattan cruise terminal and as...

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  • Double Decker Bus Tours

    New York City Transportation

    A college friend came in to town and requested a hop on hop off bus tour, I was quite skeptical at first, being a New Yorker and having fair knowledge of New York City. Boy was I wrong, the tours were good but what made the experience a whole lot of fun, were the tour guides. They are very knowledgeable and quite humorous at the same time. They...

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  • Cycling

    New York City Transportation

    After my recent encounter with virtually city-wide bike rentals, I was quite pleased to learn today that the Big Apple is about to follow suit. More than 200 cities around the world have bike-share programs. New York City is certainly not the first, but theirs will be one of the largest systems. The program will start with 420 stations spread...

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  • NYC Water Taxi

    New York City Transportation

    A water taxi service NEW YORK WATER TAXI offers commuter and sightseeing service mainly to points along the East River and Hudson River. NYWT has been operating since 2002, beginning with a fleet of five distinctive black and yellow checkered vessels. Today, they have a 12 vessel fleet. Boat Stops: West 44th Street - Pier 84 - Mid...

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  • Horse drawn carriages

    New York City Transportation

    ride around the central park in a horse drawn carriage! the cost of a 45 minute ride is a mindblowing $ 90 (expensive if you're just alone but very cheap is your're four as you can divide it by $ 25 per person including the tip. As for me, guilty as charged for spending an easy $ 100 including tip on a classic carriage ride around parts of the...

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  • New Jersey Transit

    New York City Transportation

    We stayed in Cranford, NJ for the night after a show in nearby Scotch Plains, originally we were going to drop the car off at the Newark airport and carry our backpacks all day but then I won a guitar, and who, besides the Naked Cowboy, lugs a guitar around New York? So we asked at the hotel desk and they said we should drive to Linden and take the...

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  • Airport Bus

    New York City Transportation

    When I worked at the Chrysler Building the New York Airport Service was easiest and cheapest way of getting to the airport from work. The NYAS runs often and provides service to LaGuardia & Kennedy as well as Newark airports, and limited service to area hotels. The ride from the 42nd Street location to Kennedy Airport (you can also get on at Port...

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  • Helicopter

    New York City Transportation

    We took one of the last scheduled helicopter flights out of JFK to Lower Manhatten in the mid 80's. It was great stepping off a 747 from London and being ushered directly onto a waiting helicopter for the 12 min ride to Downtown. The aircraft used were fairly basic and it was almost impossible to talk during the trip due to engine noise. Sadly...

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  • Super Shuttle from Newark Airport

    New York City Transportation

    I am not sure how I feel about the Super Shuttle. We flew into Newark and had bought vouchers for to and from New York through Orbitz so it was already paid for. If that had not been the case, I doubt that I would have gone back to the airport with this company. The first ride, to the hotel, took over two hours and I really thought we were going to...

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  • Port Authority Bus Terminal

    New York City Transportation

    Bus travel is the cheapest option available when it comes to price. I have been traveling a lot in and out of New York. Everytime, I look for frequency of departures and the availibility of cheap fares at different times. One should not jump to conclusions, the first time something happens. Experience differs everytime you travel. I have used...

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  • George Washington Bridge

    New York City Transportation

    I love the bridges and tunnels leading to and from NYC. Perhaps it is because I have spent so much time getting in and out of the City that I have just learned to try to appreciate them. For nearly a century engineers could not solve the problem of building a safe and reliable bridge capable of carrying the expected traffic between New York and New...

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  • Metro North Railroad

    New York City Transportation

    At Grand Central, Metro North is the way to get to points north of NYC. It's a great way to visit interesting cities on the Hudson as well as cities in Connecticut not to mention the ease of traveling long distances in a shorter time frame without the added headache of driving. I use to commute daily on the Metro North when I lived in Riverdale,...

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  • www.hopstop.com

    New York City Transportation

    This is a great tool to use if you aren't familiar with where you are going and how to get there. Plug in your starting location, your final destination and your mood of transportation (subway, etc.) and hotspot will give you the directions door to door.

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  • Roosevelt Island Tram

    New York City Transportation

    Take the cablecar to Roosevelt Island its included with your subwaypass. I think you board at 60th street east. I quite enjoyed walking around the island as it is a change from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. And you get a quite contrasting view of Manhattan.

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  • Long Island Railroad

    New York City Transportation

    The Long Island Railroad, or LIRR, has terminal stations at Penn Station in Manhattan, Long Island City in Queens, and Atlantic Terminal (near the new Barclay's Center) in Brooklyn. If you don't have a car and want to explore Long Island, this train service can be a useful option. It is also a convenient way to get to JFK Airport. You can connect...

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  • Cruise Ship

    New York City Transportation

    Many New Yorkers foget that NYC is a cruise port. There are cruise ship terminals on the West Side as well as in Brooklyn. NCL, RC, Carnival and Princess all use these ports. My wife and I have sailed out of Brooklyn for a cruise on the Princess line and most recently we did a one night cruise to nowhere on NCL's Jewel.

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  • Pedi-cab

    New York City Transportation

    NYC has it all, and with no exception is the Pedi-cab. You will find they are located throughout the major areas like Central Park, 34th Street, Rockefeller Plaza, etc. If you're traveling a short distance, why not try the Pedi-cab, cuts down on pollution and will get you to your destination quickly.

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  • Penn Station

    New York City Transportation

    We used this to connect from our LIRR (Long Island Railroad) train from Jamaica (and Kennedy Airport) with the Amtrak train to Washington DC. Like many big urban stations, it’s a zoo combined with a labyrinth. Fine when you know it - slightly scary for outsiders. Take your time (make sure you allow yourself enough) and look for the Amtrak signs....

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  • John F. Kennedy International Airport

    New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) handles flights from almost every major international carrier, from almost every country in the world. There are also connections to every major American city by domestic carriers. The airport is located on Long Island, 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Manhattan. Airlines serving John F....

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