New York City Travel Guide

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New York City Things to Do

  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island, New York City

    Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I took my best photos of the Statue of Liberty from the board of New York Water Taxi. When you visit New York City just choose sunny or partly cloudy day, check when the sunset supposed to start on that day, after that just take the water taxi. I took the water taxi at the Pier 79 not far from the USS “Intrepid” and traveled down the River Hudson,...

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  • Empire State Building, New York City

    Empire State Building

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Empire State Building - a 102-story, 381 m high skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan (5th Avenue between 33rd and 34th street), completed in 1931 - is probably the most famous building in New York, and an iconic landmark. For nearly 40 years it was the the worlds tallest building until surpassed by the World Trade Center Tower in 1970. After the...

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  • Central Park, New York City

    Central Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Central park is one of the most Iconic parks in America. it occupies a huge swath of uptown Manhattan. It was opened in 1857 and today houses a zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (many other museums border the park).

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New York City Hotels

  • 414 Hotel

    414 Hotel

    We love the hospitality and friendly guest relations they show to all the hotel guests. Very...

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  • Hotel Giraffe

    Hotel Giraffe

    We stayed for one night during the week to celebrate our anniversary. It was a lovely place to...

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  • Casablanca Hotel

    Casablanca Hotel

    This is a Hotel /Bed and Breakfast. It is a oasis in the middle of Times Square. It is quiet inside...

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New York City Restaurants

  • SERENDIPITY 3,, New York City

    SERENDIPITY 3,

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I love this place even though the wait is ridiculous. We took our Cali peeps who are visiting nyc for the first time- Yes, it's popular because of the movie and most people come here for the dessert.The food is actually decent and the servings are huge. Plan on sharing and definitely save room for dessert!!

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  • Katz's Deli, New York City

    Katz's Deli

    4 out of 5 stars

    Katz's Deli was located just down the street from our hotel and since we arrived rather late, it seemed like the perfect place to go to grab a quick something to eat before calling it a night. Established in 1888, what first made this Jewish delicatessen famous were its delicious pastrami sandwiches. It also acquired quite a bit of notoriety...

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  • Ellen's Stardust Diner, New York City

    Ellen's Stardust Diner

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We were meant to meet a tour bus next to this diner. We arrived early and it was teeming with rain so we went inside for a coffee and bagel while we waited.The decor was fifties style. The wait staff were all very perky and cheerful. The music was bouncing. The menu looked extensive (wish we'd have had our breakfast here!) and while we sat, the...

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New York City Nightlife

  • McSorley's Ale House, New York City

    McSorley's Ale House

    This is one of the coolest bars I have found. Only two kinds of beer are served, light and dark. It is unbelievable the history this place contains, and it has the artifacts to prove it. Being the oldest bar in New York City, it is a must for any beer or history fan. None

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  • Copacabana, New York City

    Copacabana

    Nice club with good dance area and friendly stuff. Basically I liked it. I was there on Friday night and it was "Ladies in red dress night". The organizers promised free tickets for Ladies in red dresses as well as free champagne all night . So the true was only about free tickets. Bartender told us they are out of champagne today and we can get...

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  • Broadway & Shows, New York City

    Broadway & Shows

    Can you imagine that some performances were so good that I forgot to use my camera? I was lucky to see George Coleman playing sax, like God. It was such a great experience! I was hypnotized for an hour and a half, by the sounds of the Jazz music, played by the BEST! Smoke is a very small Jazz Club, so if you’d like to go there make sure you made a...

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New York City Transportation

  • Subway, New York City

    Subway

    The New York subway dates as far back as the late 19th century, and today the cars seem rather quaint and somewhat rundown. The stations have ancient riveted and painted steel columns holding up the street and high rise buildings above. Although Moscow, Tokyo, and Seoul enjoy greater daily ridership, New York has the most extensive system of tracks...

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  • John F. Kennedy, New York City

    John F. Kennedy

    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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  • MetroCard, New York City

    MetroCard

    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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New York City Shopping

  • Canal Street, New York City

    Canal Street

    If you come over to New York City with bargain shopping in mind (and there are many who do), then the one bargain place - and very possibly the best one of all - is Chinatown. No other place like it. But the best part of it too is that here one can combine one's visit to include practically everything from shopping to sightseeing to great...

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  • Century 21, New York City

    Century 21

    Century 21 Department Store is a legend in NYC offering top designer merchandise at reduced prices. With up to 65% off retail 100% of the time, anyone truly can afford to look great anytime. I like the men's department, housewares, lingerie, cosmetics and perfumes, luggage, electronics, shoes and if I have patience tackle the women's department...

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  • Macy's, New York City

    Macy's

    When I visited this store for the first time, it was really just to get out of the cold, but as I walked around, I couldn't believe it. It was like I was in a mall, but it was Macy's - all Macy's. This location has all the high end brands of handbags and clothing designers. The shoe department is amazing. I live and work near the 2nd largest mall...

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New York City Local Customs

  • Tipping, New York City

    Tipping

    We are going to NYC for our 2nd trip in just under 2 wks, I was looking for info on tipping to remind myself, and came across this. I think it's awful that these people have to rely on tipping to make a decent wage. For us personally, we have just put everything on our credit card for this holiday! We don't make a lot ourselves, so it will be...

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  • Walking, New York City

    Walking

    There's really only a couple rules as a tourist walking the streets of NYC. The first one is you've gotta keep up. Don't lolliegag down the street and get in everyone's way. There's people who live here, and they've got places to go.. like work. If you can't keep up, then be sure to stay out of everyone's way. There's plenty of space on the right...

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  • Street Food & Festivals, New York City

    Street Food & Festivals

    On a Sunday the Midtown stretch of Lexington Avenue is closed to traffic and it becomes a lively local street market. We stumbled across this by accident and were very pleased that we did so. Most of the stalls were selling pretty standard market gear that didn’t really appeal to us (a mix of cheap t-shirts and pretty ubiquitous ethnic crafts),...

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New York City Warnings and Dangers

  • Walking, New York City

    Walking

    Everyone told me not to walk around Manhattan looking up at all the buildings or i would be targeted as a tourist for sure. That means you could get mugged i guess. NYC is intimidating as it's so large and has that reputation for being a bit dangerous. But how can you NOT look up!!! It's a city of skyscrapers, well Manhattan is anyway and it's jaw...

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  • Pickpockets, New York City

    Pickpockets

    Be aware of the pick pockets at the Century 21 store in New York. The store is very crowded. An old lady asked me to help her trying on some gloves to her husband. The gloves were too small and that kept my hands busy, meantime someone put hands in my backpack, fortunatelly there was not valuable there.

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  • Harlem - Uptown, New York City

    Harlem - Uptown

    For the curious tourists that wonder about the "ghetto" areas in NYC, I would name several: East New York, Brooklyn (bounded by the New Lots Ave and the City Line/ Ozone Park) has changed alot because there was a time it was really bad! I am talking crackheads, serious drug dealing, high murder rates and robberies) But currently, the neighborhood...

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New York City Tourist Traps

  • Times Square, New York City

    Times Square

    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, but it has tons of odd characters like the naked cowboy and naked cowgirl and other odd wannabees impersonating a famous someone or movie character and...

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  • Statue of Liberty, New York City

    Statue of Liberty

    The food at the cafe is not very good, eat before you come to the island. The food is all cooked up front and is left lying around so when you buy it is dry. Where you eat your food there are a lot of flys and birds pooping.

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  • Tour Buses, New York City

    Tour Buses

    If you are going to waste some money, at least be friendly to the environment! Apart from walking, which is the healthiest, cheapest and most interactive way to experience the city, visitors and residents alike can get the exact same tours for the $2 price of a MetroCard on the local MTA city buses (most of which are clean air electric hybrids)....

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New York City What to Pack

  • Packing for Fall, New York City

    Packing for Fall

    Fall Weather is both sunny and occasional rains, although hurricanes rarely go to New York as it usually fall in the South like Florida, weather can still be finicky and it does rain in New York City during this seasonso better be aware of the weather by watching tv or updates on your smartphones via the weather channel or accuweather for updates...

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  • Comfortable Shoes, New York City

    Comfortable Shoes

    When In New York City, Particularly in Manhattan, Be prepared for long walks as the destinations between point A to Point B (like going from central park to the times square) is really far that you will do brisk walking as the subway is always packed with people and riding the MTA Public Bus can take you longer than walking due to the famous...

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  • Packing for Winter, New York City

    Packing for Winter

    Sunglasses are necessary especially when driving. There are some new glasses out now that will get dark when it is too bright and will go back to normal when the light is normal. Moisturizer is essential in the bitter cold. The wind will beat your face up. Our winters have been heavy with snow recently. We also have ice storms. Hats, gloves,...

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New York City Off The Beaten Path

  • Central Park, New York City

    Central Park

    I love Central Park in New York City anytime of year. Central Park is a park in the central New York City borough of Manhattan. It opened in 1857, on 778 acres of city-owned land. In the summer time, there are so many activities to choose from tours, strolling, rollerblading, picnicking, yoga classes. You can even get married and have your wedding...

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  • Holiday Season, New York City

    Holiday Season

    if you're going to New York this Christmas, you can always take the opportunity to visit The Saks Fifth Avenue window displays, Displays are located right across Fifth Avenue from the Rockefeller Center Promenade. Barneys NYC and Bergdorf Goodman. Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall. And and also visit...

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  • Greenwich Village, New York City

    Greenwich Village

    “Heaven have mercy on us all—Presbyterians and Pagans alike—for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending” —Herman Melville (1819-1891) Established in 1846 as the Thirteenth Street Presbyterian Church, the Village Presbyterian Church came about as the result of a 1910 merger with the Fourteenth Street...

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New York City Sports & Outdoors

  • New York Rangers at Madison Square..., New York City

    New York Rangers at Madison Square...

    Promoted as "The World's Most Famous Arena" - and it probably is... MSG is home to the New York Knicks (NBA basketball), New York Rangers (NHL hockey), New York Liberty (WNBA basketball), and hosts concerts and other family events. Hubby and I came for the Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers game (my brother-in-law has season tickets). The...

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  • New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, New York City

    New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium

    Even if you're not a fan of the New York Yankees, there is no denying the history and legend of the team and their famous stadium. Located in the South Bronx, just a short subway ride from midtown Manhattan, the stadium is easily accessible and a true New York experience. If the Yanks are in town, you may be able to purchase tickets to a game...

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  • New York Knicks, New York City

    New York Knicks

    Most people go to NYC to see a play or take in a show on Broadway but this year is a great time to venture away from the madness of Manhattan and take in a New Jersey Nets basketball game. I chose New Jersey over the Knicks because the Nets have a great team this year and it is much easier to get tickets for them rather than the Knicks in MSG. It...

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New York City General

  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island, New York City

    Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

    The Monument access pass alows the tourist to climb thru the basement of the statue up to the Observatory deck. And the tickets are Free. They can be purchased along with the ferry tickets from either the NJ Ferry counter in the the Liberty State Park or the Battery Park Ferry station in NY. But these number of pass per day is very limited. So the...

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  • City Tours - CityPass, New York City

    City Tours - CityPass

    New York has so much to see and a lot of it is very expensive and accompanied by long queues. One of the best things you can invest in is a pass that will let you see the sights you want for a discount, while letting you skip past some of the ticket queues. You need to shop around to find out which pass suits you best, as there are a lot of...

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  • Times Square, New York City

    Times Square

    A Major commercial intersection TIMES SQUARE is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District in midtown Manhattan. It is at the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue and stretches from west 42nd to west 47th Streets. It is one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections with over 39 million visitors annually. It is also the site...

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    Apr 26, 2014 at 3:14 AM

    Newark Airport Air Tran Shut Down:

    Newark Airport's AirTrain service will be shut down from May 1 through July 15 for much-needed repairs.

    During this closure, complimentary shuttle buses supplied by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will serve as an alternate mode of transportation between the airport and lots P2 and P3 (daily parking and rental car areas), as well as the P4 garage (including valet and hotel courtesy vans). Bus service will also be available between the airport and Newark Penn Station for customers taking rail service to and from Manhattan and other areas.

 
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