New York (in Italian New York) is the largest metropolis in the United States, belonging to the same state and one of the most visited cities in the world.
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The "Umbelic of the World," the "Big Apple," the "Big Apple," the "City that never sleeps," the "capital of the world," the "vertical city," as it has been widely dubbed, is certainly one of the most important cities and one of the world's largest financial centers.
As one of the most well - known cultural centers in the Western world, it is the destination of a tourist stream that is probably unmatched. Being the seat of the United Nations gives credibility to the assertion of its inhabitants that it is, in effect, the capital of the world.
Heart wounded by the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, which caused 2,749 deaths (including passengers and crew of the planes used by the attackers), thus destroying one of its symbols, the "Twin Towers" of the World Trade Center, the metropolis showed a great force of reaction: The affected area, celebrated worldwide as Ground Zero was rebuilt with the creation of a memorial and especially with the newest Freedom Tower that was opened in 2014.
New York City is one of the world's leading centers of economics, culture, politics, the communications, music, fashion and cinema industry. Here are some of the world's most important museums, art galleries and theaters. In New York, some of the most important companies on the planet have their base, it is the headquarters of the United Nations and there are many consulates and embassies. The city is so big and so important that it actually has an influence on the whole world.
Immigrants (and their descendants) from more than 180 different countries have conferred upon her that cosmopolitan aspect that is unparalleled in the world. And that's one of the things that's really attracting New York: travelers from all over the world come here to connect with his microcosm, energy and the many cultures that coexist. English is of course the most common language, but in New York you find large Latino or Hispanic communities, many taxi drivers speak Arabic, Persian and Indian, there are Chinese communities where they speak almost exclusively Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese, without going to recall all the other European communities.
When to go
New York City has a wet continental climate, and the four seasons are well marked. Summers are warm and humid, while winter is always rather cold and even violent snowfall is not lacking. Autumn is usually fresh and dry while spring is really pleasant, though it tends to be rainy. The average maximum temperatures during the winter are approximately 3 °C (but it is easy to drop to -18 °C), while the average peak in the summer is approximately 29 °C (but it is equally easy to have 38 °C or more). Due to the geographical spectacle of the region and the cold Labrador current in the Atlantic Ocean region, it is not uncommon for New York to snow and also to heavy snowstorms that have caused considerable inconvenience. Take note of this if you're planning to visit the city during the winter.
Once, the land where modern New York now stands was inhabited by native Lenape, who came into contact with Westerners through two explorers: The Italian Giovanni da Verrazzano and Henry Hudson, who named the river Hudson in the first place. In 1653, the Dutch were the first to take office and, after moving away, a city called New Amsterdam was born. When the English conquered her in 1664, they changed her name to New York, in honor of the Duke of York. Throughout the centuries, the city has been progressively expanding and being the main port on America's eastern coast has been (and still is) the main destination for immigrants from Europe and Africa. In the early 19th century, New York City was a huge city, and it was right at that time that skyscrapers began to be built that in a few decades would change the face of Manhattan and create one of the most famous skylines in the world. At the same time bridges were built over the East River to link Manhattan to Brooklyn, and many other works brought jobs to thousands of workers.
New York is growing and has been considered a kind of capital of the world since the war for its ethnic diversity, its political, social and economic importance, and its being the destination of millions of tourists and travelers reaching it every year.
Culture and traditions
The variety of people in New York brings with them some of the richest and wealthiest Americans, along with a considerable number of homeless people. The story of New York is that of hundreds of thousands of immigrants here who have found a place to live and prosper in harmony, making the city a kind of great social experiment that for centuries seems to work in the spirit of encounter and exchange between different cultures. The ethnic heritage of the city makes some neighborhoods very peculiar, in all five districts. Chinatown in Manhattan remains one of the main centers of the Chinese community in New York, but its fame in recent years has been overshadowed by the birth of other Chinatown such as that of Sunset Park in Brooklyn, that of Flushing in Queens (now the most important), Elmhurst Chinatown in Queens; and the Avenue U Chinatown in the Homecrest area in Brooklyn. Traces of the old Jewish community on the Lower East Side are still visible among the restaurants and fashionable clubs, but there are new Cassidy communities in Borough Park, Crown Heights and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Harlem's recent past has greatly revived and attracted many people, but it remains a very important place for the African-American community in New York. East (Spanish) Harlem is still a big Hispanic community. Few tourists know the Dominican areas of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan. Greenpoint in Brooklyn is famous for its large and lively Polish community and the Flatbush area, once home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is now home to Caribbean immigrants and Western Indies. Queens and Brooklyn, however, are mostly known for accepting most of the latest immigration to New York and do not include residents of Russian, Uzbek, Chinese, Irish, Italian, French, Filipino, Slavic, Indian, Pakistani, banil, Japanese, Korean, Thai, African (from the Middle East and North Africa region), Mexican, Dominican, Ecuadorian ana, brazilian, colombian and jamaican.
The economy of the city of New York is as diverse as there can be, which helps to make the city one of the richest places on the planet. If New York were a nation, it would be 16th among the richest on Earth, according to the city's GDP.
How to orient
Moving to New York is easier than it looks. The island of Manhattan has a grid pattern with long avenue running from north to south and roads perpendicular to the highways that go up from the south and continue in the Bronx. The numbers are in ascending order from the south and heading north, while for Brooklyn alone the numbers are growing south. Queens also has a grid-like road system with the numbers growing in the east.
In Manhattan every street number is a block, but in the Bronx things change: for example, between 167th and 170th streets there may be 7 blocks. However, the area most visited by tourists is Manhattan, and once you grasp its streets you will realize that it is really easy to navigate.
You also know that when you're talking about the city, it's easy to refer to Manhattan alone and not the whole city.
New York City consists of five boroughs:
New York has more than 8 million inhabitants, originally known as "Knickerbockers", spread across an area of 786 km² administratively divided in the five "districts" or "boroughs" which in turn are divided into dozens of neighborhoods. These five areas are so large that they can be considered as real cities and are also part of different counties. Everyone has their own culture and the differences are such that in New York it's enough to say where they come from to make the person who talks about them understand so much.
There is also a "sixth district" that is in fact a continuum of cities in the state of New Jersey (including Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken), which, being located on the west bank of the Hudson River, are facing directly on the island of Manhattan, stretched on the eastern bank. Given this additional ‘district’, which cannot be administratively included in the city because it belongs to another state, the population is almost 10 million inhabitants. The entire metropolitan area stretches across three states (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and has around 21 million inhabitants, making it one of the most populated in the world.
How to get
New York City is achievable in many ways. For tourists arriving from Europe, of course, the most appropriate means is the plane, but there are also some travelers embarking on long cruises across the Atlantic Ocean.
The two most important international airports serving the city of New York are the John Fitzgerald Kennedy International Airport located in Queens and the Newark Liberty International Airport which is located in the town of Newark, New Jersey, and the Hudson River. There are also other airports such as LaGuardia Airport, in Queens and used for domestic flights, and Teterboro Airport used mainly for aerotaxes and domestic charter flights. From Italy (Milan, Rome, Naples) it takes about 9 hours of actual flight time to reach JFK airport.
The airports in Queens and Newark are all operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York and New Jersey port authorities.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK) is located in Queens district
John F International Airport. Kennedy is in Queens and is the largest airport port facility serving New York City as well as being one of the most important in the United States of America. Custom is therefore often particularly crowded, so in terms of time and convenience it is usually convenient to land in Newark (NJ) or "The Guard" since these airports smaller than the JFK will find fewer people queuing to check the U.S. passport. But when we leave New York, JFK is the best choice, as the main airport is the largest and best served airport as comfort, bars, restaurants and services within terminals. It's a huge airport, with 8 terminals (some of which are demolished to expand existing spaces), and it can be difficult to navigate, so it's good to note which terminal you need to take. The free AirTrain service connects all the terminals covered by Wi-Fi (to Terminal 5 free).
Landing or taking off from Kennedy Airport in New York can be one of the most unpleasant things that can happen. Although the number of connections has improved considerably over the years, air traffic is highly congested and from the point of view of flight delays this is the worst airport in the United States of America. Depending on whether you need to take an internal flight (other U.S. city or neighboring Canada) or whether you need to take an airplane to Europe or another international destination, it is recommended that you reach the terminal well in advance, also because the security procedures both on and off are particularly long. That's why you're trying to make sure you don't have to call JFK or, if you have to, make sure you have enough time to change terminals. You should know that it usually takes 2-3 hours for domestic flights up to 6 hours if you arrive from a foreign country and you need to stop and then travel to another international destination. Some airlines have agreed that customs procedures must be carried out by authorized US personnel before landing at JFK airport.
There will be a baggage hold service in Terminal 1 and Terminal 4 arrivals area at a cost of $4-16 per day per luggage and depending on size. There's a lot of ATMs but they have a fee of about $2-3 to levy. The luggage trucks are for $3 at Terminal 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 or free at Terminal 1 and 4. In the airport there are also many hotels of all categories, most of which offer bus shuttle buses to and from the airport.
There are several options to get to JFK airport from the city:
- MTA NYC Bus - at a cost of $2.50 (with MetroCard plus $1 if new, $2.75 for one-way ticket), these are the cheapest, even if they are the slowest, means of transportation for Manhattan. The buses start from a new ramp near Terminal 5 (you will find signs indicating it inside the terminal). These buses have very little room for luggage and they go to areas of little tourist interest in Queens and Brooklyn. However, they offer a connection to the subway and Long Island railroad. Be careful: free transfer between the bus and the subway is only possible if you have MetroCard. the single ticket does not allow you free transfer. Without MetroCard to board, you'll need money and not money. MetroCard is available for sale at Hudson Newsstands at Terminal 1 and 5. If these newsagents are closed and you want to spend 30 minutes saving $2.50 then take the Airtrain to Howard Beach station where you can buy a multiple Metrocard at electronic ticket offices without having to leave the station. Then take the AirTrain back from a stop to Lefferts Boulevard station where you cross the road to the buses Q10 and B15. (The indications here are not as good as at Terminal 5) AutoBus Transfer for Metrpolitana/LIRR include:
- Q10 for:
- Ozone Park-Lefferts Blvd (20 minutes): Train "A" - connection to the nearest subway to the airport
- Jamaica Ave & Lefferts Blvd: Trains ‘J’ & ‘Z’ (walk 3 blocks east to 121st Jamaica Ave Station)
- Kew Gardens (30 minutes): Transfer here for Long Island Railroad (Austin Street Station) with Penn Station service ($6.50 [peak], $4.50 off-peak, $3.75 weekend with CityTicket), Brooklyn, and Long Island. Although this option is cheaper than taking AirTrain for Jamaica and then taking LIRR, LIRR is much less frequent from here than Jamaica.
- Kew Gardens-80 Road-Union Turnpike (End of Line) (35 minutes): Trains "E" & "F". During peak hours from this stop you can take buses expressed X63, X64, X68, QM18, and QM21 for Manhattan. Although these sections are slower and more expensive than the subway, they offer a trip to packed seats with few people. Ask for information for the bus stop. $5.50, or $3.25 if you transfer from the Q10 bus and you both pay with the MetroCard.
- Q3 for:
- Jamaica-179th Street (45 minutes): ‘F’ Train
- B15 to:
- Ashford Street & New Lots Avenue (30 min): train "3".
- Van Sinderen Ave & New Lots Avenue (35 min): "L" train.
- Fulton Street & Kingston-Throop Avenues (60 min): train "C".
- Flushing Ave: "J" train every hour except weekdays from 07:00-13:00 to Manhattan and 13:00-20:00 from Manhattan, "M" train weekdays (on Broadway). Transfers from B15 to the subway are located in some of the worst areas of Brooklyn, so this is advised against at night and those who do not know the city.
- Q10 for:
- JFK AirTrain - 24/7 system, connects all airport terminals with nearby railway and subway stations for $5. Services for Howard Beach Station to take the train "A" to Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, and Jamaica Station (Long Island) to take the train "E" to Queens and Lower Manhattan, the train "J/Z," and Long Island Railroad to Penn Station ($3.75 weekend with CityTicket, $5.75 fern Off-peak hours, $8 rush hour), Brooklyn, or Long Island. There are elevators at Jamaica and Penn stations. The duration of the Metro trip to Manhattan is about 60 minutes. Long Island Railroad takes 45 minutes. Sometimes it's quicker than taking a taxi. If you go to Jamaica and you want to go downtown, the J/Z trains run on a wide-angle path across the Williamsburg Bridge, though through difficult neighborhoods, they're a little faster and can be much less crowded at rush hour on the E train. During morning rush hour to Manhattan and afternoon rush hour (leaving Manhattan), the J and Z can switch-jump stops in the sense that some are only for the J train and others only for the Z train. Keep it in mind if you have to take one of them on rush hour. If you go back to the airport with the train "A", make sure the destination is Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park. Trains to Lefferts Blvd. don't go to the airport! If you take the wrong train, change every station at or before Rockaway Blvd. If you go further, continue to the end of the line and then go back or take the Q10 bus directly to the airport. As with "J" and "Z" trains when you take the "A" train at night, be careful because the train passes through difficult neighborhoods.
- New York City Airporter Bus - service to/from Grand Central Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal for $16, $29 round trip. The buses leave every 15-30 minutes and the trip to Grand Central Terminal can last up to 90 minutes. Although the online time shows a stop at Penn Station, the bus does not go there from 12:00 to 18:00; However, SuperShuttle offers a free connection between Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal.
- SuperShuttle - door-to-door service for many Manhattan hotels at a cost of $25.
- Go Airlink Shuttle - A truck shared for and from most of Manhattan for $17-20 per trip. 10% online reservation discount.
- Taxi - The most flexible option for the city from JFK is a taxi, although waiting for one can be very long, especially when there are several arrivals at the same time. There's a fixed rate of $52.50 for any point in Manhattan, not including tolls (up to $5.50) or tips, and it takes (with average traffic conditions) 20 to 40 minutes to get to their destination. Taxis to destinations other than Manhattan and taxis to the airport anywhere use the meter. It specifies "yellow taxis" because NY isn't just the classic taxis that we're used to seeing in the movies, but there are also black taxis, which are sort of a luxury taxi, so more expensive, and it's also as easy to find the real limousines that cost on average between $100 and $150 per hour. The areas of arrival at the terminals are also full of non-regular taxi drivers who will propose a passage to you. If you want to take one, make sure to negotiate before you get on board and make sure it's actually cheaper than a regular taxi. Even if it can be a way of saving time, the general rule is to avoid taxis like this, especially if you don't know the city well.
- Car Service/Limousines - An alternative to taxis to get to the airport from other districts where taxis are harder to find or if you prefer to have a means of transport booked in advance. It usually costs at least $60+ between JFK and Manhattan.
Newark Liberty International Airport
The Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR) is located in the cities of Newark and Elizabeth in the state of New Jersey, which is west of Manhattan and is separated from the mouth of the Hudson River. This large airport has three terminals marked A, B and C. Terminal C is the head office of United Airlines, which has an important hub in Newark. Most international airlines use Terminal B while internal flights (with the exception of Delta Airlines which leaves and arrives at Terminal B) are at Terminal A. There are exceptions, however, so check well before you go to the airport.
Travel between Newark and EWR:
- 'New Jersey Transit Bus #62 and other NJT Buses - The cheapest way, the New Jersey Transit bus #62 starts at the terminal and goes to Newark Penn Station ($1.50 way; exact tariff only; 25 minutes). From here, you can take a PATH subway train train ($2) or to the World Trade Center station at lower Manhattan (25 minutes), or to Journal Square, where you can go on the Journal Square-33rd Street train across the sidewalk, and it goes through the following stops on 6th Avenue: Christopher St. in Greenwich Village, 9th St, 14th St, 23rd St, and 33rd St. Consider about 90 minutes of travel including expectations. Be careful: this is the least publicized system and you could be the only tourists on the way. So don't expect company or any particular help. The #62 bus is running 24/7 between Elizabeth in New Jersey and Newark Penn Station every day, including parties. Although it stops every 30 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays, Sunday stops once every hour.
Other buses like the Go 28 Bus, the 37 Bus (Weekend), and the #67 Bus stop at Newark Airport at Terminal A, B, and C. Passengers in the North Area of Newark Airport can be transferred Go 28 Bus.
- Newark Airport Express Bus - ($16 round, $28 round) runs every 15 minutes to 42nd Street in Manhattan. The journey lasts about 40 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. Children under the age of 12 travel for free, while people over the age of 62 are offered discounts.
- AirTrain Newark - access terminals easily through escalators and is running all day to Newark Airport Rail Station, at 10 minutes traveling time, but there is a $5.50 fare coming in and out of Newark Airport Station. From here you can take a NJ Transit train ($12.50, 30 minutes traveling, every 15-30 minutes) to New York Penn Station (34th St & 8th Ave in Manhattan) or an Amtrak train to other destinations along the east coast. Amtrak also has trains for Manhattan, but they cost $20-$30. NJ Transit tickets are not valid on Amtrak trains. The NJ Transit trains stop at both Penn Station in Newark and Penn Station in New York, so if you went to Manhattan, you're OK to be careful to get off at the Second Penn Station in New York City.
NJ Transit trains run 21 hours a day and there is no night service between 2:00-5:00. Alternatively, you can take the bus 62, a taxi, Amtrak da/per Newark or New York Penn Station from the Northeast Corridor, or other alternatives.
- Supershuttle - Door-to-Port Sharing Service, $19 for Manhattan.
- Go Airlink Shuttle - Like $18 SuperShuttle for Manhattan. 10% discount for online purchases.
- Taxi - Anyone traveling from EWR to New York City pays a fixed fee depending on their destination (a note of the fare and destination will be taken). Most Manhattan destinations spend $50-70. tips and tolls ($8 da/per Manhattan) are extra. You could also pay a $2 toll if the taxi driver uses the New Jersey Turnpike. A surcharge of $5 is added for journeys to New York, except for Staten Island, during rush hours on weekdays or weekend afternoons. 10% discount for people aged 62 and over.
- Private Car Service - An alternative to taxis, these services are useful for getting to the airport from outside districts where it is harder to find a taxi than if you prefer to have a pre-booked transport. It usually costs $50 between EWR and Manhattan, $70-80 to/from Brooklyn.
LaGuardia airport is the smallest of the major airports in the New York metropolitan area and is mainly used for internal flights within a radius of approximately 2500 km. However, it also provides international connections with neighboring Canada, Aruba, the Bahamas and Bermuda. The Marine Air Terminal, now used by Delta Airlines (the Guardia is also Delta Airlines’ main hub) which provides services to Washington D.C. and Boston, is one of the world's oldest existing airport terminals. In 2009, LGA was the last of the major American airports in terms of passenger timetables and satisfaction.
To move between the city and the LGA:
- Local autoBus - at $2.50, one of the cheapest means of transportation although it is the slowest to reach Manhattan. The buses have little room for luggage, but they connect you to the subway and to Long Island Railroad. Remember that you can only change for free from the bus to the subway with MetroCard. A one-way ticket does not allow for a change, so you have to have coins with you to get on the bus without MetroCard. There's a cash changer at the airport terminal and the Metrocards can be bought at the airport by Hudson News. MetroCard machines do not accept cash. The subway/LIRR buses include:
- M60, very useful if you're in Harlem, Upper West Side or Hosteling International New York, to:
- Astoria Blvd (15-25 min): Trains ‘N’ and ‘Q’ ( ‘Q’ only ferals)
- 125th St & Lexington Ave (30 min): Trains ‘4’, ‘5’, ‘6’ & Metro-North Railroad Service
- 125th St & Lenox Ave./Malcolm X Blvd (30 min): "2" & "3" trains
- 125th St & 8th Ave./St. Nicholas Ave (35 min): ‘A’, ‘B’ (ferial only), ‘C’, and ‘D’ trains
- 116th St & Broadway (40 min): train "1"
- Q33 or Q47 to:
- Roosevelt Ave./Jackson Heights (20 minutes): ‘E’, ‘F’, ‘M’, ‘R’ and ‘7’ trains
- Q48 to:
- Mets-Willett Point (20 min): Long Island Railroad & "7" Trains
- M60, very useful if you're in Harlem, Upper West Side or Hosteling International New York, to:
- Go Airlink Shuttle - A shared van. $16 for Manhattan. 10% discount for online purchase.
- New York City Airporter Bus - service to/from Grand Central Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal for $12, $22 round-trip. Every 15-30 minutes, Grand Central Terminal can take 65 minutes. Although online they have stopped at Penn Station, the bus does not stop there from 12:00 to 18:00. However, SuperShuttle offers a free connection between Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal.
- Taxi - Taxi cost $21-30 da/per Manhattan with tips, tolls and $0.50 in taxes and $1 in surcharge during rush hours. You can save money on the toll by asking the driver to pass through Queensboro Bridge if you have to go to Midtown and the Upper East Side, the Williamsburg Bridge to the Village and downtown, or Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge to downtown areas. If you go above 72nd Street, you better pay the toll ($5.50) and take the RFK Bridge (once called Triboro) to Manhattan.
- Private Cars - An alternative to taxis to go to the airport from the more distant districts where it is more difficult to find a taxi or if you prefer to have a pre-booked means of transport. It usually costs from $40+ between LGA and Manhattan. The five most common companies are:
- LimoRes Airport Car Service
- Carroll Transportation
Links between airports
It should be recalled that there are links between the different New York airports 
- AutoBus/Subway - Connections between bus/subway/PATH airports are the cheapest but require different changes. Consider a minimum of 2 hours for the trip.
- New York City Airporter Bus - Bus service between JFK, LaGuardia and Newark for $24. Departures every 20-30&bbsp;min. A bus change is planned for Newark Airport Express Bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal for Newark Airport from and for JFK and LaGuardia airports.
- ETS Air Shuttle - They are shared vehicles and have no regular runs between LaGuardia and Newark at a cost of $32. The trip between Laguardia and JFK costs $10, $32 between Newark and LaGuardia, and $29 between JFK and Newark.
- All County Express - vehicles shared and very infrequent between LaGuardia and Newark airports for $32.
- Taxi - the fastest way to change the airport. A taxi between JFK and LaGuardia costs about $25-29 and takes about 30 minutes. A taxi between LaGuardia and Newark costs about $78 + tolls and takes about 60-75 minutes. A taxi between JFK and Newark costs about $85 + tolls and takes about 60-75 minutes.
Historically, New York City has always been one of the most important commercial ports in the world, and millions of people who have landed here on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, arriving in New York on a cruise ship is still an extraordinarily elegant way; In addition to the Cunard Line's passenger service, many cruise ships begin and end their voyages in New York City.
- The Cunard Line operates regular passenger services between the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and Southampton, England and Hamburg, Germany on the RMS Queen Mary 2. The trip lasts 6-7 days and costs $800-$6,000 depending on the cabin and season.
+1 800-USA-RAIL (+1 800 872 7245) operating from New York Penn Station, directly below Madison Square Garden, on 34th Street between 7th & 8th Avenue. Trains leaving during rush hours fill up very quickly, which is why it is a good idea to book in advance online or by telephone and take the ticket using the credit card or confirmation number directly to electronic ticket offices throughout the station. On routes other than commuting, such as New York City to Montreal, Amtrak takes longer and is more expensive than a bus or rental car. Check the times and costs well before making a reservation.
The Amtrak Acela express train provides a fast and regular service between the most important centers along the east coast, such as Washington, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Haven, and Providence. The Amtrak services are also available for destinations on the eastern coast to Florida, through the southeast to New Orleans, for cities between New York and Chicago, including Pittsburgh and Cleveland, other centers in the New York State, like Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, and up to Toronto and Montreal in Canada. The trains for California take three days and require a change in Chicago.
The Amtrak Club Acela is located near Penn Station's security office, offering drinks, Wi-Fi, newspapers, magazines and toilets. Access to the club is given to travelers with beret tickets, First Class Acela tickets, Amtrak GuestRewards SelectPlus members or United Airlines BusinessFirst travel tickets on the same day, and United Club members.
New York City is served by three commuter railway lines. With the exception of Metro-North Railroad (which begins in Grand Central), the rest take off from Penn Station to Madison Square Gardens.
- Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) operates between New York Penn Station and Long Island with stops in New York City, Jamaica Station, Long Island City, and Hunters Point in Queens, in addition to Atlantic Terminal station in Brooklyn. LIRR tickets can be bought online or at stations before getting on the train. You can also buy them by train, but they are much more expensive.
- Metro-North Rail Road (Metro North) between Grand Central Terminal and localities north and east of the city to Connecticut. Trains also stop at Harlem station on 125th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan. The New Haven line serves coastal city with branches to Danbury and Waterbury. The Hudson Line serves locality along the Hudson River to Poughkeepsie. The Harlem Line serves the counties of Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess to Pawling and Wassaic. In New Haven, passengers can change for an Amtrak or Shore Line East serving locally between New Haven and New London, Connecticut. Metro North tickets can be bought online or in stations before getting on the train. You can also buy them by train, but they are much more expensive.
- New Jersey Transit between New York Penn Station and New Jersey. The Northeast runner line goes all the way to Princeton and Trenton. There are also services to the Jersey Coast and with a transfer to Secaucus, to places north of the city (in New Jersey and the New York State in the West of Hudson). You can make changes from Trenton to Philadelphia via SEPTA or Camden via RiverLINE. Available link to Newark Liberty International Airport from some of the Northeast runners trains. NJ Transit tickets can be bought online or in stations before getting on the train. You can also buy them by train, but they are much more expensive.
PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) is a subway system that connects New York City to Hoboken, Newark, and other areas of New Jersey on the banks of the Hudson River. Two lines pass under the river and enter the city, one ends near the World Trade Center and the other on 33rd Street in Midtown (look at the map). The PATH system is a very practical and fast way if you travel between Newark and downtown Manhattan, without necessarily going to Penn Sation, and then changing to the south. PATH station on 33rd Street is not connected to or is part of Penn Station.
Since 1 October 2012, the PATH train fare is $2.25 per journey. A chip card commonly known as Smartlink provides discounts to PATH users: $15 for 10 trips; $30 for 20 trips. However, the card must be bought ($5, $20 including 10 trips). Fortunately, the PATH system accepts Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard (but not Unlimited Ride MetroCard). The fee is $1 for purchasing a new Metrocard unless it has expired or damaged. For tourists traveling from New Jersey every day, it is cheaper to buy MetroCard to travel on both PATH and MTA trains, but remember that there is no free transfer between PATH and MTA subways.
Some buses offer Wi-Fi, power outlets and a luxury worth business class. The buses serve New Jersey, the suburbs of New York, west of the Hudson River, and all the cities along the east coast of the United States.
Plus, remember, with private buses in New York City, you get what you pay. Most buses are safe, but companies offering very low fares are more at risk in the sense that their drivers are not too careful and tend to run hard. Moreover, the service level can be poor, for example, their drivers can speak little English and cannot be of great help if you have to make changes, for example. Of course, there are exceptions, but these are things to consider when you have to decide which company to choose.
The NY Port Authority Bus Terminal at 625 8th Avenue in Manhattan (8th Avenue & W 42nd Street, near Times Square - metro station '42nd St Port Authority Bus Terminal')  is used as the main bus terminal by most companies. It should also be remembered that not everyone arrives at this terminal because they can have their own terminals or locations on the streets around Times Square, Penn Station, Wall St, Chinatown, airports and/or other parts of the city. Some can go to the Port Authority Terminal and then other parts of the city. Check well before you leave.
From and to New Jersey
- New Jersey Transit service between locations in New Jersey and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan between 8th Avenue & 42nd St.
- Lakeland manages Rt#46 (up to Dover), 78 (Bernardsville or Bedminster) and 80 (Newton or Sparta) from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The journey lasts about four and a half hours and there are about 82 buses a day in both directions.
Also check BoltBus, Greyhound, Megabus, and Peter Pan for other locations.
- Boston Deluxe, joins Chinatown in Hartford. Weekend service. $15.
- Limoliner from Boston with on-board assistants, refreshment, Wi-Fi, large seats.
- Lucky Star from Boston to Chinatown headquarters at least once an hour from 6:00 to 11:00 and 2:00. Wi-Fi on some buses. $1 online, or $15.
From/to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC
Also check BoltBus, Greyhound, and Megabus for other locations.
- DC2NY service from/to Washington DC. Wi-Fi.
- Eastern Travel - several races a day for Chinatown and/or Penn Station. Wi-Fi on some buses. Megabus' partner for some races.
- Hola Bus
- iLike Bus
- The Know It Express service between Atlantic Ave-Pacific Street subway station in Brooklyn and Washington DC.
- Tripper Bus to/from Bethesda, Maryland; Arlington, Rosslyn, Virginia. Departure at 7th Ave & 34th St at Penn Station & Madison Square Garden. $1 online.
- Vamoose Bus - from New York City Penn Station (7th Ave & W 30th St) and Bethesda, Maryland; Arlington, Virginia and Lorton, Virginia. $30 rates.
- Washington Deluxe from/to Washington DC. Wi-Fi. From Washington DC ($21) some go to Brooklyn.
From/to Pennsylvania beyond Philadelphia
- Martz Trailways is serving between West Pennsylvania and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan between 8th Ave & 42nd Street.
- Susquehannabus Trailways Pennsylvania North and Central.
- Trans Bridges goes all the way to Bethlehem, Allentown, Doylestown, and others to Pennsylvania.
From/to other locations
- Adirondack Trailways various locations in the north of New York State and up to Montreal.
- BoltBus from Boston, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia; The charges from $1 online, closer to the trip date, cost about $20. Wi-Fi, power outlets. The buses to Washington stop at the crossroads between 33rd St and 7th Avenue and also between Canal Street and 6th Ave. The ones for Philadelphia stop between Canal Street and 6th Ave and also between 34th St and 8th Avenue.
- C&J , ☎ +1 603 430-1100, ☎ +1 800 258-7111. Tewksbury, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
- Greyhound, Vermont Transit service across North America and Internet-only price tickets to the Port Authority Bus Terminal between 8th Avenue and 42nd St. Wi-Fi, power outlets.
- The Cuban goes to Miami, once a day except Tuesday and Thursday, along the I-95 with stops in Union City, New Jersey; Elizabeth City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Washington and so on, from their headquarters to 4149 Broadway.
- Megabus frequent services between Boston, Buffalo, Northern New York State, Toronto, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Most buses come up on the west side of 7th Avenue just south of the 28th Street and start on the south side of the 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenue, across the south side of the 34th Avenue road from the Javits Center; attention: The starting point is 15 minutes long walk from Penn Station, where the nearest subway station is located. The buses from Atlantic City arrive and depart from the Port Authority Bus Terminal between 8th Ave and 42nd Street. Wi-Fi and power outlets. $1 online.
- Coach USA. In addition to MegaBus, Coach USA also operates as Suburban, Shortline, Olympia, Red & Tan Line, and Rockland to other destinations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York State, or Connecticut
- NeOn managed by Greyhound and partners for Toronto; The buses go to the New Yorker Hotel between 8th Ave and 34th St from the Royal York Hotel in Toronto and stop along the state of New York. Wi-Fi, power outlets. The $1 rate if you book well in advance, or else, closer to the trip date, it costs about $50.
- Peter Pan Bus Company provides service between the north-eastern region of the United States and the Port Authority Bus Terminal between 8th Avenue & 42nd Street.
- 7Bus to Long Island.
- Today Bus, Everyday Bus, and Tiger Bus  All three go from Chinatown to non-stop Manhattan to Virginia Beach/Norfolk in Virginia (it takes about 6 hours). The first two go to Norfolk, the third goes to Virginia Beach, which is the next town.) Prices vary, but usually a round trip costs $60, $35 a way.
How to move
Attention: for safety reasons, there are few baggage depots at New York railway stations, including Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal; However, Amtrak's baggage depot service in Penn Station is still operational, but only for passengers with tickets.
There are baggage storage areas in the Arrivi area of Terminal 1 and 4 of JFK airport. Terminal 4 is open 24 hours a day. There's another baggage depot at JFK Building 4, but it requires an ID with photos.
In Manhattan is Cubby, based at 303 Park Avenue South - located near Grand Central Terminal. the rates are $7-$12 for a 24-hour period. Then there's Schwartz Travel & Storage, which has three offices in Midtown Manhattan, near Penn Station. the daily price for a luggage is $7-10.
Some hotels offer luggage storage to customers who have checked out.
Most of Manhattan is ordered by grid system. By convention, Manhattan is described as going from north to south (it's actually from north east to southwest), with streets that go from east to west and avenues that do north to south. This system makes it pretty easy to find the roads and it's great to orient. The streets are numbered (except in downtown Manhattan) and the numbers are rising north. Most avenues are numbered from east to west (that is, First Avenue is east of Second etc.) below the 59th St. The numbering of buildings in avenues begins from the south and grows to the north, while on streets it starts from Fifth Ave (see later) and grows eastwards or westwards across the city.
Above Washington Square, the Fifth Ave divides Manhattan in East and West; The numbering starts on Fifth Avenue for each side (except where it is interrupted by Central Park) and grows in each direction. Addresses west of Fifth Ave are written for example like 220 W 34th St, those east instead 220 E 34th St. However, on the streets under Washington Square (fortunately there are only two, the 3rd and 4th street), Broadway divides the streets in East and West. For this numbering system, it's always good to keep in mind the intersection closest to your destination (6th Ave and 34th St, Broadway and 51st, etc.). You can also find abbreviated addresses, such as "1755 Broadway b/w 56th & 57th" or "74 E." 4th b/w 2nd & Bowery." In Greenwich Village and downtown Manhattan - generally considered under Houston ("HOW-ston") Street - things get more complicated with dead ends, meandri and crossroads. The streets of Greenwich Village are particularly famous for challenging logic. For example, West 4th Street crosses West 10th St and West 12th St, and you can stand on the corner of Waverly Place and Waverly Place!
As for the distances, there are 20 blocks (block) per mile along the avenues (walking north/south). An average person walks by 1 block every minute, or 60 block (3 mile) per hour. Walking from east/west on streets, the blocks are generally longer.
The first convoy ran on 27 October 1904, today has more than 1100 km of rails, 26 lines, 468 stations and 6450 carriages.
In order to be able to travel by subway, you have to have magnetic paper, Metrocard, which must be inserted into the gate, the price is independent of the distance traveled; They can be purchased from all stations, from distributors, Delicatessen, small supermarkets, travel offices and newsagents. The Metrocard is valid for one year, and it's rechargeable and allows for the passage from subway to bus, if the same people card is used, you have to obliterate twice on the first medium and once on the second.
There is also the Unlimited Ride Metrocard, which allows people to travel indefinitely. this shall be weekly or monthly. This card is programmed to be used at minimum intervals of 18 minutes, so it cannot be passed to another user.
Outside each station there are lights; the green light indicates that the station has a 24-hour security service, the red light indicates that the entrance is closed.
The convoys can go Uptown, that is to say, north, or downtown, that is to say, south. There are two kinds of trains, local trains, that stop at every station and express trains that stop only at the most important stations.
The subway works 24 hours a day, peak hours are 7.30 and 9.00 and between 17.00 and 18.30.
The lines are marked with letters or numbers. Every stop you can find free maps, which are surprisingly easy to read, because of the colors in which all lines are differentiated. The local stops are indicated with a black circle, express stops with a white circle, in any case before going up to make sure to check the symbol on the head of the train, if the number is inside a circle the train is local if the number is inside a diamond the train is express, you can contact 718-330-4847 for assistance in your own language, or you can also request assistance in your own language, the MTA website
Six million people use the subway every day; changes to the route due to repairs are on the agenda, always read the Service Notice, white and red posters on the boards. If you travel at night, it is recommended to get on the central carriages, the yellow indications on the quay that read "during off hours train stops here" indicate the point where the driver's carriage stops, and it is also the point where staff can see.
It costs about half of a meter to go on the subway for the elderly and the disabled, and it is free for children under 1.15m.
A single price of $2, the Metrocard is also accepted, and you can only pay with the coin, which can be inserted into the automatic cash register or given directly to the driver.
The paths follow the streets from east to west, and the avenues from north to south. For many New Yorkers, buses are not a transport opportunity, they are considered a slow, unreliable means of transport and their only purpose is to transport the elderly.
On duty 24 hours, the stops are in intervals of a few blocks.
Traveling by bus you can see the outside world, but this is to be avoided in the late afternoon, which causes traffic jams. For suburban races, you start from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, 41 st corner 8 Av.Buses indicated by an M near the number indicate that you travel only to Manhattan, B to Brooklyn, Q to Queens, Bx to Bronx and S to Staten Island. The numbers after the letter indicate the road that they travel, e.g. M14, Manhattan along St. 14.
There are three kinds of buses:
- Regular — Stopping every 2/3 blocks at 5/10 minute intervals.
- limited stop — they stop at a quarter of regular stops.
- express — which cost more but make few stops.
The stops are indicated by yellow lines on the sidewalk and red and white signs, when the bus ever gets off the sidewalk, here is the bus that goes to the traveler, and waiting for those on board to come down. Once aboard to indicate that you want to get off, you have to press the yellow and black strip along the walls, the word "Stop requested" will appear. After midnight, the driver may be asked to come down at any point.
All buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift.
Very cheap buses
They operate a series of very cheap companies that are called "Chinatown Bus," for destinations in Boston, Washington, Philadelphia. For example: The train to Washington costs more than $100, the $75 buses and the $35 China buses. The stops are located in various parts of the city, often near china town, only a few others leave near the main bus station.
- Fung Wah Bus. $15. Leave every hour: Lun-Gio 7:00-22:00, Ven-Dom 7:00-23:00. She's the head of Chinatown buses, serving for Boston and the departure station is on the corner of Canal and Bowery Street. The journey time is about 4.5 hours.
- Lucky Star. A competitor of Fung Wah.
- Boston Deluxe. $15. From New York to Boston and Hartford.
- Today's Bus. Serves Washington D.C. ($20), Philadelphia ($10-12/20 round trip), Richmond ($40), and Atlanta ($105).
- Apex BusApex Bus. Quite similar to Today's Bus.
- Eastern Travel. For Washington, D.C., he stopped at Times Square in front of Ernst & Young's palace between 7th Ave and W 42nd St ($20, $35 round trip) Travel time for Washington: between four and a half hours and five hours depending on the traffic.
- We've got buses. For Bethesda, MD; Arlington (Rosslyn), VA; Boston, MA and Cambridge, MA. stopped at 255W. 31st St. in Penn Station & Madison Square Garden.
- DC2NY For and from Washington, D.C.
- Washington Deluxe. For and from Washington, D.C.
- Goto Bus. It's a portal where you can choose various companies. Sometimes discounts are offered from this site.
- Megabus. It offers luxury services (reclinable seats, seat tv, wireless Internet) at very low prices (varying from $1 to $14) for Boston, Buffalo, Toronto, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Most buses (excluding Atlantic City buses) come and go from the north side of W. 31st St. East d. 8th Ave. near Penn Station & Madison Square Garden.
- BoltBus. Serves for Boston, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia; the rates start at $1 if you order very early. The bus stops between 33rd Street and 7th Avenue (for Washington D.C.), Canal Street and 6th Avenue (for Washington D.C. and Philadelphia), between 34th Street and 8th Avenue (for Philadelphia).
- Ne-On. A service offered by Greyhound for Toronto, the buses leave the New Yorker Hotel on 8th Avenue and 34th Street to get to the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The rates start at $1 if you're booked several months in advance.
In Manhattan, there are two types of medallion cabs, recognizable by the yellow bodywork and the license, and gypsy cabs, unlicensed, trying to defraud tourists with dizzy numbers. In licensed taxis, they can get up to a maximum of four passengers, and the cost is $2.50 for the first five miles, and then $40 c for every fifth of a mile, or every ninety seconds if you're stuck in traffic, the basic rate increases by $50 to $6 to $1 in rush hours.
Taxi drivers may ask for the payment of tolls from bridges and tunnels, but first they have to ask the passenger for the route they prefer.
The tip is about 15% of the final tariff. They willingly accept bills above $10 for small amounts, and they can refuse the $20 bills.
To see if a taxi is free, you have to look at the sign on the roof: if it is switched on it is occupied, if only the side with the word "off duty" is switched on.
The taxi driver will ask where you're headed after you get in and have to take you anywhere in town.
Contrary to popular belief, prices are accessible, although it is generally an experience of large groups, they are rented by hours, for about $100, the seats are for eight passengers, and the driver is always given $10. Sometimes the minimum rental can be two hours. The white limousines are badly seen by New Yorkers, they consider them "New Jersey limousines."
Even if a person is very brave to try to avoid reckless taxi drivers and pedestrians everywhere, it is highly advised not to hire a car: they risk going crazy; There are no parking spaces on the street, no other American city is comparable to N.Y. in that sense.
The use of seatbelts is compulsory, the urban limit is 55kmh, and alcohol controls are often carried out, we can refuse to allow ourselves to be taken to the police station. Always paying attention to where you can park, if there are "No standing" or "Don't even think of parking here" signs, it means that it's forbidden. attention to road cleaning hours and never park at bus stops and in front of fire hydrants.
Private parking spaces are very expensive, about $20 a day, but it's not worth taking the risk of the car being removed, to collect it (212/971-0770) you have to pay $185 in cash. The use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited.
The Italian driving license is also valid in the United States.
The Penn Station, by contrast, lies on the west (West Side), literally under (i.e. on the underground floors of) another famous New York building, the Madison Square Garden. It's one of the main stations of the Amtrak long-distance trains, coming from all over the U.S. and Canada, and a New Jersey Transit train line and Long Island Railroad (LIRR) connecting the city to Long Island.
PATH trains can be used to travel through Manhattan, from 33rd Street on 6th Avenue to Christopher Street, and at lower prices than MTA's underground. It covers a small territory, but it's useful if you have to move along that particular route. be careful: Unlimited Ride Metrocards cannot be used on PATHs which instead accept SmartLink Cards (similar to MetroCard, but cannot be used on the subway). Currently, the PATH fare is $2.25, less than the underground ($2.50). PATH trains are great for moving down lower Midtown on 6th Avenue. Like the PATH meter is running 24 hours a day. PATH trains usually pass every 5-10 minutes, but at night they can pass once every 35 minutes.
Commuter rail lines are used to travel between cities and suburbs, but can also be used to travel between cities. There are several places touched by these lines, but far from the subway stops. The MetroCards are not accepted on these trains and they need tickets. It is more advantageous to buy the ticket online or at the station and not on board the train because you pay a surcharge.
Long Island Railroad, often called LIRR leaves and arrives at Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, Flatbush Avenue/Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, and has limited rush hour service to Long Island City, Queens. Port Washington Branch goes to Northeast Queens, which has not served from the subway. The Main Line goes to Southeastern Queens, including Jamaica, Laurelton, and Rosedale. Atlantic Branch, which ends in Downtown Brooklyn, goes all the way to East New York and Bedford-Stuyvesant, both in Brooklyn. But you can't take this from Manhattan. LIRR is also the fastest way to go from JFK to Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens, and also to get to famous places in Long Island, like Long Beach, Port Jefferson, and Montauk. The LIRR has a reputation of poor punctuality, a problem that is present in the exterior areas of the railway and not in New York City and its suburbs.
Metro-North Railroad is serving at/from Grand Central Terminal. The trains run in the Bronx and the suburbs north of the city. The Hudson Line covers several areas of Western Bronx, while the Harlem Line passes through Central Bronx — an area that has not been served by the subway. It's the best way to get to Arthur Avenue and the New York Botanic Gardens. Hudson and Harlem Lines are also the best way to get to Westchester County and beyond, with Hudson Line going all the way to Poughkeepsie. The New Haven Line reaches Connecticut and ends in New Haven.
- Staten Island Ferry, it goes from Battery Park in the south of Manhattan to Staten Island. The ferry only carries passengers and bicycles, leaving every 30 minutes during rush hours and is free (don't be fooled by fraudsters who want to sell you tickets). The ferry is not only an excellent means of transport, but also allows us to admire the Statue of Liberty and the New York port. Even if you don't want to visit Staten Island, the trip is recommended and much appreciated by tourists. Stand upright (right side looking forward) from Manhattan and on the side of the harbor from Staten Island to get the best view. If you want to try to take beautiful photographs, try to get on board as soon as the gates open and you reach an open window (there are few open gates and they are immediately "conquered"). The route Manhattan-Staten Island passes slightly closer to the Statue of Liberty than the reverse route.
- New York Waterway, operates ferries that link New Jersey Hudson River Waterfront, and with areas of Brooklyn and Queens. These ferries are not free.
- New York Water Taxi ferries between some areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn and New Jersey. Their boats are painted like taxis.
Cycling  in Manhattan may be faster than a taxi or a subway, but it is absolutely not recommended to the weak in the heart! The traffic jams in New York make cycling very difficult and dangerous: enraged taxi drivers, pedestrians crossing in red, out of the stripes or without looking, tombines, debris in the middle of the road and more make cycling around the city a hell of an experience. If you really want to experience this kind of experience, make sure you have a helmet and experience of cycling in the city. In spite of the difficulties, there are about 100,000 New Yorkers going to work every day by bicycle. conditions should improve in the future by building cycle paths and a green belt free of traffic around Manhattan.
For short distances, there's no better way to walk around New York than to walk on its streets. The streets of New York have wide sidewalks, and walking is also a very nice way to admire the city, things that are difficult using the subway (the subway is still very useful for moving from one part of the city to the other in a short time).
Basic rules for pedestrians
Crossing the street outside the stripes or with red is a common thing among New Yorkers, so much so that a New Yorker does it on average 10-15 times a day. However, it can be very dangerous, and that is why it is better not to do so if you are not accustomed or if you cannot understand the speed of cars. So it's better to wait for the pedestrian signal and not follow someone blind. And also remember that a lot of roads are one-way, so look carefully before you try to cross. Also be careful of cyclists who often do not take care of normal traffic rules and go against them (this also sometimes applies to the police and other emergency vehicles).
Remember, even if you have a green pedestrian signal, the police cars, fire coaches and ambulances can go through red. So be very careful.
- Rules for pedestrians in New York City
- If you don't want to cross with red or out of stripes, consider New Yorkers who want to do it and don't block the way.
- If you're walking in groups, it's unpleasant to block the sidewalk without leaving room for passers-by who want to get over it.
- It's New York City. The sidewalks are crowded — especially in Manhattan — so if somebody accidentally bumps another one, they're not just accepted, but they're generally expected to hear words like "Excuse me," or "Excuse me."
- texting by phone (or reading messages) as you walk is completely unacceptable — and it could lead to things like injury or even death (Fort Lee in New Jersey was among the first cities to punish behavior, a measure that is gaining support in other parts of the country).
- Cutting the road to those who walk to meet or in the same direction is comparable to the same behavior done in the car and is therefore considered pure maleducation and is also dangerous.
- Like when you drive — if you walk quietly, stand on the right and leave room for those who want to go by.
- Like when you drive — you're on the right going up or down the stairs into the subway.
- Like driving — don't stop suddenly. if the sidewalk is crowded, stop suddenly, it could create a kind of traffic jam. If you're going to stop in the middle of the lime, try and move to the side.
- Walking 'counterhand' is generally seen by the bad eye; on the stairs of the subway, it's considered much more polite (and sure) — when you walk against the flow of people — just stop and wait for people to pass before you go on.
- If you see someone in trouble — stop and help. call 911 if necessary. New York City is big — but it's still a relatively closed community. and newyorchesis take care of newyorchesis — visitors included.
- The sidewalks of New York City are generally very crowded — so take into account the people you have near you and cross your way when it rains if you have an umbrella. If the umbrella is not kept correctly, it may also hurt a bystander. And if any New Yorker ever sees you carrying an umbrella in an inappropriate way, be sure that it will also tell you in a rather harsh tone.
- Keep the animals close because they can annoy them along the crowded sidewalks.
- Don't leave obstacles in the middle of the sidewalks. When it happens, there is always confusion, and that is avoided in the crowd.
- Use simple "common sense" on the streets of New York City (especially in Manhattan): walk in WALKING areas; Stand still where you can stand: and sit where you can sit — and don't mix the three things.
- And, of course, the basic rule of New York City sidewalks: "Always pay attention to others." In the more general sense, it means "avoid collisions." When you are distracted from sending a message, talking on the phone, admiring skyscrapers or reading a book, the clashes are more likely and sometimes can lead to costly consequences and injuries.
What to see
Like most of the world's largest cities, New York also has a very long list of attractions, so many that it would be impossible to list them all in the light of the continuing innovations. The following is just a brief description of the main attractions. The main attractions are in the individual districts of Manhattan
There are some tickets for various attractions that give you the right to lower prices and quicker entry queues.
- Explorer Pass, Choose 7, 5 or 3 main attractions to visit. 30 days after visiting the first one. Among the attractions are Top of the Rock Observation, Rockefeller Center Tour, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NBC Studio Tour, Film Tour, Cruises and more. Including discounts for shopping, dinner and other attractions.
- New York CityPASS, Access to 6 New York attractions within 9 days of first use at very affordable rates. Among the attractions the Empire State Building; Metropolitan Museum of Art and the entry on the same day to The Cloisters; American Museum of Natural History; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); Option one with a choice between Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck or Guggenheim Museum; Option two with a choice between Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise or Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. $106 adults, $79, 6-17.
- New York Pass, Access more than 50 attractions without having to queue. Pass available for 1 day ($80 adults, $60 children), 2 days ($130 adults, $110 children), 3 days ($140 adults, $120 children), or 7 days ($180 adults, $140 children). Remember that you still need a ticket in every attraction. You can visit as many and as many as you like, the more you visit, the more you save. It also includes a 140-page free guide, but it's better to plan everything first, perhaps via the Internet.
- OnBoard New York Tours (NYC Tours), 1650 Broadway (50th & 7th Avenue), ☎ +1 212-852-4821. Miscellaneous prices. Panoramic buses and walking tours of New York City.
- Zip Aviation Helicopter Tours, Pier 6, East River (Downtown R Train, Whitehall Stop), ☎ +1 212 422-1700☎ +1 866-ZIPOVER (9476837). $145. 9:00-19:00. Zip Aviation offers three different helicopter rounds from New York City and starts from Downtown Manhattan Heliport on Pier 6, East River.
Not to lose
Of course, Manhattan owns some of the most important places in American popular culture. Starting with Lower Manhattan, the most famous of these places is easy to spot — the Statue of Liberty, one of the symbols of the nation standing on a small island in front of the harbor, and probably one of the hardest to visit given the turnout and the long queues. Neighboring Ellis Island is the place where millions of immigrants ended their journey to America. Lower Manhattan is Wall Street, the capital of New York Stock Exchange (the New York Stock Exchange), though that narrow street holds other attractions like the Federal Hall, where George Washington was appointed the first president of the United States. A short distance from this is the National September 11 Memorial where the World Trade Center was the memorial of the September 11, 2001, tragedy. The Brooklyn Bridge (the Brooklyn Bridge) connects Lower Manhattan at Downtown Brooklyn, and offers splendid views of the skylines of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Moving north to Midtown, the other financial district of Manhattan, you'll find more symbols of New York. The Empire State Building is imposed as the second highest building in the city, with the nearby Chrysler Building dominating the landscape. Near is the United Nations building located on the East River and Grand Central Terminal, one of the world's most crowded railway stations. This is also the headquarters of the New York Public Library, a beautiful building famous for its beautiful reading rooms and statues of lions in front of the entrance. and the Rockefeller Plaza, NBC studio headquarters, the Radio City Music Hall, and (during the winter) the famous Christmas Tree and the skating track that appeared in countless films.
Also in Midtown, but just a little further west is the Theater District, New York City's tourist center: Times Square, with its lights and giant screens. Just further north is Central Park, with meadows, lakes, waterfalls and concerts in the open.
Museums and galleries
In New York there are some of the best museums in the world. All the public museums (including the Metropolitan Museum), run by the city, accept donations as an entrance fee, but private museums (especially the Museum of Modern Art) can be very expensive. In addition to the main museums, there are several tunnels all over the city, especially in the Chelsea and Williamsburg areas. Many New York galleries and museums close on Mondays, so check it out well before going to visit them. The following is just a short list, more detailed information on the districts' pages.
Art and culture
New York City is home to some of the nation's best art museums and collections, and in Manhattan you will find the main ones. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Central Park area has several collections that are believed to be among the most important in the world. In this single building you will find the largest collection of American art, real-time halls, thousands of works of European artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer, a vast collection of Egyptian art, Islamic art, Asian art, European sculpture, Middle Ages and Renaissance art and much more. And as if that were n't enough, the Metropolitan also runs The Cloisters, which is located in Fort Tryon Park in the Upper Manhattan area, where a medieval art collection is located and incorporates elements of five medieval French kiosks and other monastic sites in the south of France inside its gardens.
Near the Metropolitan on the Upper East Side is the Guggenheim Museum. Although he is more famous for his architecture than for his collection, his spiral galleries are ideal for exhibitions and exhibitions. Also nearby is the Whitney Museum of American Art, with a collection of contemporary American art. In Midtown, you have the Museum of Modern Art(MoMA), which has one of the largest modern art collections in the world, so big that it requires several visits to see everything. The exhibition features the night starry night of Van Gogh and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon of Picasso, as well as many industrial design works. In Midtown there is also the Paley Center for Media, a museum dedicated to television and radio, including a huge database of old shows.
In the Prospect Park area in Brooklyn, you can visit the Brooklyn Museum of Art, which is the second largest art museum in the city, and which hosts an excellent collection of art from ancient Egypt, Assyrian Bas-Idiots, 19th-century American art and art from Africa and Oceania. In Long Island City, Queens other museums including the PS1 Contemporary Art Center, affiliated to the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of the Moving Image, which focuses on the art of cinema and television.
Science and technology
In New York City, no museum hits children like the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The Hayden Planetarium is inside, which is wonderful if you like astronomy, animal diorams, many rare gems and minerals, anthropological salt and one of the most important collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world.
Near Times Square in the Theater District, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum takes up a pier on the Hudson River, with the Intrepid plane docked here and several spacecraft showing.
In the Flushing area of Queens, where the World Fair was held, you have the New York Hall of Science, which incorporates the grand pavilion of the fair and is now rich in performances for the fun of the younger ones.
Another important museum is the Transit Museum at Downtown Brooklyn Abandoned Station. The old subway cars are really interesting and the museum is a must if you're in New York with the kids (but it's worth it even if you don't have it).
Like all big New York cities, it's made up of very distinct neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive features. Many neighborhoods are famous and visited by tourists, and the best thing is to visit them on foot to find out the best. Check the individual pages of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island to find more comprehensive lists of neighborhoods.
Although Manhattan's common image is linked to countless skyscrapers and crowded sidewalks, the city also has many beautiful parks, from the smallest to 850 acres of Central Park, and there are parks worthy of a visit to each district. From the views of the New Jersey Palisades from Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan, to the great Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, and the famous Flushing Meadow Park in Corona, Queens, the seat of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, there's a lot for all visitors. And almost every park is ideal for resting, reading a book, or simply relaxing and watching people go by. For more news on the parks checked the pages of the districts.
Attention: Except for special events, keep in mind that all parks in New York City are closed at night from 10:00 to 6:00.
Events & Holidays
- New York Marathon. First Sunday of November. An annual run of 42,195 meters running through the five large districts of New York City. It is the most widely attended marathon in the world, with its more than 50,000 athletes attending the finish line in 2014. Along with the Boston marathon and the Chicago marathon, it's one of the most important races in the United States of America.
- Outsider Art Fair. Various types of tickets from $20 to $100 (February 2015). Between January and February. Art fair.
- Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show , ☎ +1 212-213-3165, fax: +1 212-213-3270, @[email protected]. Two days in February. Film fair dating back to 1877.
- Parade for St Patrick's Day (Saint Patrick's Day Parade), ☎ +1 718 231-4400. March 17th. The oldest Irish tradition since 1762 has been held every year in New York, with its classic 5th avenue parade.
- Greek Independence Day Parade (Greek Independence Day Parade). March 25. A similar, if less famous, march to St Patrick's. It also took place in the 5th avenue between 64th and 79th Avenue.
- New directors, New Films. The second half of March. Renowned film festival.
- Easter Parade. Easter Sunday. For years, he has been pushing New Yorkers to come down to the 5TH avenue in extravagant clothes, creating a real unorganized event.
- TriBeCa Film Festival (TFF). April. In 2002, Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro founded the TriBeCa Film Festival, which soon became one of the most interesting and most popular film festivals in the world. The festival takes place every year.
- Five Boro Bike Tour , ☎ +1 212 870 2080, fax: +1 212 870 2099. First Sunday in May. 64 km (40 miles) to ride a bicycle on the streets of New York.
- Sakura Matsuri (Cherry blossom Day), Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Two days between April and May. The festival celebrates Japanese culture at 360°, with typical music and dances as a complement to the flowering of over 200 cherries that can be monitored in real time through a [dedicated page] of the botanical garden site that hosts them.
- Museum Mile Festival , ☎ +1 212 606-2296, @[email protected]. Free entry. Second Tuesday, June. For one day a year, nine of the city's main museums provide free access to any visitor. The nine museums are: The Africa Center, The Museum of the Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, National Academy and School, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Neue Galerie New York, and finally, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Pride Week , ☎ +1 212 80-PRIDE (77433), fax: +1 212 807-7436.
- Harlem week , ☎ 1 877 427-5364. August. Thirty days of celebrations (held mainly in August) exalting the multi - ethnic culture of Harlem.
- US Open Tennis, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens. Between August and September. The U.S. Open tennis tournament is the fourth and last of the Grand Slam tournaments.
- West Indian-American Day Carnival Parade , ☎ +1 718-467-1797, @[email protected]. In September. A mask walk that turns the streets of Brooklyn into a Caribbean corner.
- Saint Gennaro Day. In mid-September. The festival, originally, was a religious commemoration, while, now, it is a celebration of the relationship between Italians and Americans. At the same time, a similar party begins in the Italian neighborhood in the Bronx. The celebrations begin in the early morning and continue until the middle of the night, to end 11 days later.
- Dumbo Arts Festival (Brooklyn), @[email protected]. 3 days in September. Open pit exhibitions along the river in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
- New Yorker Festival. 3 days in October. A literary festival with the usual forms of entertainment.
- Columbus Day Parade, 5th avenue between 47th and 72nd Street. A Parade in Memory of America's Discovery
- New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF), @ [email protected]. 3 days in mid-October. Enogastronomic festivals.
- Village Halloween Parade (Greenwich Village), @[email protected]. October 31st. Annual parade on Halloween night since 1974.
- Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November). Three-hour parade from 77th street near Central Park to finish on 34th street in Herald Square where Macy's Center has been organizing this event since 1924.
- Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting). Between November and December. The lighting of the traditional, huge Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center has become an institution.
- New York New Year (Time Square and its surroundings). One of the most famous places in the world to spend the night of New Year's Eve.
What to do
Some general advice when you go around New York:
Tourists often end up standing in the queue (or, as the New Yorkers say, standing online). This is often unnecessary and there are alternatives. For example, you can avoid the Empire State Building during the day (it's open and empty, even late until midnight or 2:00 in the summer weekends), leave out the Staten Island Ferry Statue and stay away from the Guggenheim on Monday (it's one of the few museums open on this day). Then you don't have to line up in Broadway theaters if you already have a ticket with an assigned seat, you'd better drink something nearby and get in when it's almost time to start the show. The lines for bus tours can be absurd and it seems that everyone has to do the same tour - buses in the morning in Times Square, get off at the Statue of Liberty, and end up on the East Side in the afternoon. Why not go downtown in the morning and leave Midtown for the afternoon? You'll be grateful for the advice, and the bus is the slowest way to cross certain areas of the city during rush hours
- Theatrical and similar shows
Broadway is famous for its many shows, especially for musicals. Visit TKTS online, where discounted tickets for daily shows are usually 50% fewer, or visit BroadwayBox.com, or NYTix.com, where you can find more discounts. TKTS has two offices, one in Times Square with long queues of hours, and one much faster in South Street Seaport (John St corner, just south of Brooklyn Bridge). South Street only accepts cash. Go to the opening to get the best choice. Tickets for Broadway shows can also be found at Broadway Concierge and Ticket Center in the Times Square Visitor Center. They also offer advice on hotels and restaurants, parking aids, and other advice in different languages.
New York has a huge amount and variety of theatrical performances that are typically divided into three categories: Broadway, Off Broadway, or Off-Broadway. Broadway refers to performances close to Times Square that typically take 500-seat and over theaters. These are the most famous musicals, or at least the most popular performances of tourists. Tickets for Broadway shows can be as much as $130 per one, even if (see above) discounts can be found. Off-Broadway means smaller performances that attract a more "intellectual" audience. Some of these theaters are located around Times Square and other places all over Manhattan. Tickets for off-Broadway shows are on $25-50. Off-Off-Broadway refers to very small performances (less than 100-seat drama) with often non-professional actors. They can be cheap, but they can also be so advanced that the regular audience in theaters can be displeased. The Off-Off-Broadway theaters worth checking are Rising Sun Performance Company, Endtimes Productions, and The People's Improv Theater.
For information on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, please visit Playbill.com. This site also has a lot of articles about news from New Yorkers. Broadway.com and Newyorkcitytheatrics.com also have information including photos and videos. Theatermania has several discounts for larger shows, and also lists of the Off-Off scene. If you're on a summer visit, you're going to dive the long lines to get a ticket for the annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater festival that every year sees famous theater and cinema names like Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Natalie Portman, and Liev Schrieber just to mention a few. And it's free! So go to the ticket office very early, especially the one in the park.
You can buy tickets for the Tony Awards, the Broadway oscars and the peak of the New York theater season. It's not cheap, but if you're passionate about it, it can be a very unique and exciting event. Anyway, the ceremony is always a lot of fun, and you might see something that's not being broadcast. Also on the first or second Sunday of June, visit the Tony Awards website for the latest information.
New York also has many dance and musical companies, some of which are considered among the best in the world. There are also many smaller companies that are setting up performances every night of the week. The following is just a short list of the most important and famous.
- Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn. Headquarters of Brooklyn Philharmonic, BAM is one of the best places in the country to watch new shows. The Next Wave Festival every autumn is one of the most anticipated events in New York.
- Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue. The most famous place for classical music in the United States, Carnegie Hall is known worldwide for performances. For classical musicians playing at Carnegie Hall is synonymous with success. Carnegie Hall has three different auditoriums, and the Isaac Stern auditorium is the largest.
Subway: N, Q, R, W to 57th Street-7th Avenue.
- Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, 155 West 65th Street (Broadway). The Chamber Music Society and Alice Tully Hall's impeccable acoustics are the best place for chamber music in the country.
- Metropolitan Opera in the Lincoln Center Metropolitan Opera House, 155 West 65th Street (Broadway). The Met, one of the world's largest trading companies. shows every day excluding Sunday from September to April. The best seats are very expensive, but on the high rises, tickets can cost $25.
Subway: 1 up to 66th Street-Lincoln Center
- New York City operates at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, 155 West 65th Street (Broadway). More accessible, Met's younger sister, much cheaper tickets and $16.
- New York City Ballet at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, 155 West 65th Street (Broadway). Founded by George Balanchine, the New York City Ballet is one of the most important dance companies in the world. The Chiaccianoci show is one of the most famous festivals.
- New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, 155 West 65th Street (Broadway). One of the leading orchestras in the United States, he does more than 100 concerts a year (always sold-out). The Philharmonic is known for the high quality of its executions following the classical canons. The season runs from September to June, while during the summer it gives free concerts in the parks of the city .
- Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, (212) 632-3975, . Here they perform none of the most important names of rock music and more. To be seen just to admire this masterpiece of art.
New York City is one of the cinemas in the sense that you find both cinemas where the regular Hollywood blockbusters are projected, and smaller cinemas are involved in the screening of independent films. Many of the U.S. production houses are debuting their films here compared to other places (especially during the fall) and their films are seen in the city's multi-layers (AMC, United Artists, etc.). Remember, like everything else in New York, even movies are very popular, and even movies that don't have a lot of fame or are not advertised can attract a large audience and have the entire movie sold out in the theater. So it's best to get tickets early and as soon as possible
Given the many "premieres" of films in New York, it is easy to attend and participate in discussions with actors and directors. Sometimes even repertoire movies are discussed, or parties are held in their honor.
In addition to more than 15 theaters in different corners of the city, there are many other interesting options:
- Film Forum 209 West Houston Street. In Greenwich Village, it has two sections: One on contemporary independent productions and one on classics. The novelties are always interesting, but the classics attract the majority of the audience.
- American Museum of the Moving Image 35th Ave and 36th Street, Queens. AMMI has a museum dedicated to, literally, moving images, so you can see zoophiles and video games in addition to movies and TVs. They also have a remarkable film programming with films on display all day.
- Angelika Film Center 18 West Houston Street in Broadway, (212) 995-2000, . Along the way from the Film Forum, the Angelika deals with independent and foreign films, some of which are screened only in New York. I'll have a nice bar on the top floor.
Subway: N or R to Prince Street.
- Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (East 2nd Street), . Different program of old and new films, many of which are only seen here. They also organize annual festivals.
Subway: F to 2nd Avenue-Lower East Side
- Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street between University Place and Fifth Ave (212) 629-5097,  Cinema Village specializes in documentaries, independent and foreign films. Often the films you see here are not found in other parts of the country, and over the weekends there are often meetings with actors and directors.
- Film Society at Lincoln Center Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 155 West 65th Street (Broadway), . The Film Society has a sensational program and shows experimental and foreign films. Here too you can meet directors and actors, including very important names.
- MoMA 11 West 53rd Street. In addition to being a fantastic museum, at MoMA you find a beautiful cinema on the lower floor with a great program and compared to New Yorkers, tickets here are very cheap compared to New Yorkers.
- New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center. It is held in October, the New York Film Festival is one of the most important festivals in the country. Tickets are sold out in a very short time.
- Tribeca Film Festival. In May, Lower Manhattan's theaters host the Tribeca Film Festival, which boasts a program of screenings and truly dramatic encounters. It's a few years old, but it's already incredibly important that it's one of the most exciting cultural events in the city of New York.
New York City hosts many street parades and festivals, including:
- New York's Village Halloween Parade. Halloween (October 31) at 7:00. Every year, 2 million people and 50,000 masked men cross Sixth Avenue between Spring Street and 21st Street. Whoever wears a costume is welcome and just show up between 6:00-21:00 at the junction of Spring Street and 6th Avenue.
- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. On the morning of Thanksgiving in Central Park West, this event is hosting thousands of people and is broadcast on television.
- St. Patrick's Day Parade. The largest parade in St. Patrick's Square in the world, from the intersection of 5th Ave and 44th Street to 86th Street and from 11:00 until about 2:30 p.m. the party goes on in the pubs until the typical green beer created for the occasion is exhausted.
- Labor Day (or West Indian Day Parade or New York Carribean Carnival). Each year, the Caribbean carnival takes place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The main event is the West Indian-American Day Parade, which attracts 1 to 3 million people and is held on the day of the American Labor Day, on Monday, September 1.
New York is the fashion capital of the United States of America and one of the best places for shopping enthusiasts. The city has an unrivaled quantity of department stores, boutiques and shops of all kinds. Some neighborhoods have more variety than many American cities and have become famous for this. Whatever you want to buy, in New York you will find: cameras, clothes, musical instruments, jewelry, electronics, art, sports goods and much more.
According to freedom of speech rights, anyone can freely create, exhibit and sell their art, including paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, DVDs and CDs. Thousands of artists earn their living in the streets and parks of New York City. The places where you can usually admire and buy the artists' works are SoHo on Lower Manhattan and near the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 81st Street.
New York City has several outlets where there are items with high discounts and opportunities to buy end-of-series products. Century 21 in Manhattan is one of the most well - known and popular places in New York in the hunt for cheap business.
Food, beverages, snacks, medicines, and personal hygiene articles are priced at low prices, almost everywhere by Duane Reade, CVS, and Rite Aid. For something truly New Yorkers stop in one of the thousands of bodegas/delis/groceries: They may appear dirty and decadent, but you will find everything inside. they're often open 24 hours a day.
Shopping at airports
Most stores in New York airports are owned by big chains, as is the case in many of the largest airports in the world. At JFK airport, JetBlue Airways' new Terminal 5 is full of modern shops and restaurants and bars, but also terminals 4 and 8 are good for duty-free shopping.
In Newark, the best is in Terminal C, which offers a lot of shops, cafes and restaurants compared to Terminal B, while at Terminal A there is hardly anything at all, even though work has been done to improve.
In New York City, it's normal for street vendors to put a table on the sidewalk to sell their products. You need a permit, but it's perfectly legal. Purchasing is generally legitimate, but if you are a designer product (clothes or movies) you know that it is likely to be counterfeits. Anyway, they just want cash. Watch out for those who don't have a table and come directly to you and show you their products: they're definitely fake.
How to have fun
In New York City, the only thing that changes faster than restaurants or subway maps are bars. While some old places have been open for decades or even a century, the busiest clubs may have opened for a few weeks (and may close as quickly as possible). The best way to find the right places is to ask someone there, maybe someone you trust.
The following is just a list of the best places to spend a night.
- Greenwich Village - Probably the best place if you're in town for a few days. It's almost like a Latin neighborhood, with all kinds of clubs and a lot of students. There's lots of bars and jazz clubs around Bleecker Street and MacDougal, but also on Seventh and Sixth Avenue.
- Chelsea - Famous for clubs and gay scene along Eighth Avenue between 20th and 30th Streets. Of course, not everyone is gay bars. West Chelsea (27th-29th Street, west of 10th Avenue) is full of clubs, if you love clubs, it's the right place.
- The Meatpacking District - Here are more fashionable bars and luxury restaurants, including Old Homestead, the oldest steakhouse in New York. Between Greenwich Village and Chelsea, around 14th Street and 9th Avenues.
- The Lower East Side - once was the squalid alternative to the West Village, now much more fashionable. Ludlow Street is full of bars and clubs where live music is heard in an area reminiscent of Bastille in Paris. Rivington and Stanton Street are other good options. In the last few years, the area has become a destination for so many hipsters.
- The East Village - many bars on Second Avenue around 2nd Street, and many funny Japanese bars on St Mark's between 2nd and 3rd St.
- Alphabet city - east of the East Village, once this area was very dangerous because of drug trafficking. Today, it's cleaned up and there are lots of clubs.
- Murray Hill - Very popular among over 30. This area between 29th Street and Lexington Avenue has a variety of Indian restaurants, but within three blocks there are pubs including fire brigade rooms and a bar that only serves Irish whiskey.
- Times Square - A touristic zone. The Marriot Marquis between Broadway and 45th has a bar on 50th floor. The Peninsula Hotel between 5th Avenue & 55th has what it's probably is the bar on the most elegant roof in New York. The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center is often closed and has dress code. The Metro Hotel between 5th Avenue & 35th also has a bar on the roof with beautiful views on the Empire State Building. You will find few New Yorkers here.
- Williamsburg — A stop in Brooklyn on the L train, this is the center of the New York hipster scene. There are lots of clubs along Bedford Avenue and many of the smaller clubs where live music in the city can be found here.
- Woodside - 10 minutes traveling on #7 line from Times Square, this Queens area is great for happy hour and a few drinks before the Mets baseball games. There are many Irish pubs near the station.
- Astoria - In Queens, 25 minutes from Times Square on N/Q trains, here is the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden, near the Astoria Boulevard metro stop. This bar covers an entire block, surrounded by walls and full of trees, with tables open and indoor, good clientele and Czech and German beers.
- Bay Ridge - this neighborhood of Brooklyn has one of the highest bar concentrations in town! It is generally an Irish/Italian neighborhood and does not have the concentration of hipster in other areas.
- Park Slope - This area of Brooklyn is the Yuppie capital of New York. Here, it is much easier to drink tea and soy milk than a pub and a very common view is that of couples pushing strollers and carriages. Nighttime life is not very lively, there are some lesbian clubs.
- St. George - This area of Staten Island has a few bars south of the ferry terminal, go left as soon as you get off. Live music at Cargo Cafe or Karl's Klipper, both on Bay Street, where there's a good view on the Verrazzano Bridge.
The call for the last drink is 4:00 p.m., although many locals will let you stay longer, especially in the outer districts. It's not uncommon to stay inside after 4 o'clock to finish drinking.
Remember the practice of giving a tip to the bartender who you need a drink in bars (usually you leave $1 per drink), as it's the real gain for New Yorkers: the owners of the premises generally do not pay the staff, except for a symbolic pay for the shift (which can be less than $5 per hour gross); this means that in evenings with few customers, the income of a bartender is close to zero, while on weekends they can earn very good.
Some of the most experienced bartenders will not mind reminding you of the custom, and if you don't miss it, be sure that the service level will fall hastily.
Those who do n't know the system might object to him forging staff, but it is easy for the owner to offer you a round to balance the accounts.
Basically, a happy bartender makes your customers happy and your generosity will be rewarded.
Wine and other alcoholic beverages are sold in liqueur stores, not in the shops or supermarkets. There's a lot on 8th Avenue. Manhattan's cheapest is Warehouse Wines and Spirits at 735 Broadway between Waverly Place and Astor Place, just south of 8th Street. You can't buy beer from 4:00 to 8:00 on Sunday morning (but if you're looking good, you can find it).
There are several local beers to try. Chelsea Brewing Company, Heartland Brewery and Brooklyn Brewery are brewery breweries that deserve a visit.
Age of drinking
In the United States, the age from which drinking is allowed is 21. Even if you're over 21, always keep an ID or passport at your fingertips. Especially in tourist areas, it is not uncommon to ask for age or documents for a point of order, even in restaurants. Outside tourist areas and especially in Brooklyn, people are much more relaxed.
Where to eat
New York has, as it's easy to imagine, all the options for eating, which is that whatever kind of kitchen you're looking for in New York, you'll find it. In Manhattan we can find a place to eat even at 2:00 a.m. There are thousands of restaurants, all kinds of cooking in the world, and you spend from $0.99 for a cloth of pizza to $500 a tray to eat sushi. There are then thousands of delis, bodegas, and shops in every corner where they can make sandwiches or where you can buy the meal that you're going to prepare yourself, very cheap. On the street, there are hot-dog carts everywhere, a symbol of the city, but they also prepare meals from the Middle Eastern cuisine such as kebab and felafel.
From spring to autumn, there are also many fruit benches on the street corners where strawberries, bananas, apples and so on are sold at very low prices. For New York vegetarians, it's a true paradise: there are lots of restaurants that offer menus that are specifically designed for people who don't eat meat, even in the most expensive places.
If you're a tourist, the best thing to do would be to taste the most typical things, though typical of NY is that you don't see a lot of multiculturalism in the city, a good hot dog, a giant hamburger, or a pizza in Little Italy will certainly help you understand that you're in New York, because probably for the first 24 hours you'll struggle to realize that you're not dreaming, that you're not hallucinating. actions, but you're really there.
There are a lot of famous places that you've probably heard of, seen in some movies or maybe read in some books.
For example, if you have read Fabio Volo's "The extra day", you will surely remember "Doma Café", the typical bar-restaurant often mentioned by the Italian writer in the book; Or if you've seen the movie Forrest Gump, you'll be amazed to know that in Manhattan, right in Times Square, there's a restaurant in the Bubba Gump chain, specialized in shrimp and fish.
Not to lose
Deli and street food
- New York Bagel. There is no such thing as a New York Bagel in the world. The Bagels, which resemble doughnuts, came to New York City thanks to Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, and over time became a feature of New York. They are everywhere, but to try the best, you will have to move away from the tourist zones: H&H Bagels at W 46th St. and 12th Avenue is famous and expensive, but many consider Absolute Bagels on Broadway and 107th Street as the best and most traditional. Ess-a-Bagel on 21st and between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue between 51st and 52nd Sts has a strong following. To eat the real bagel, you have to go to Brooklyn. A good place is Bagel Hole (see Prospect Park or try Midwood (Avenue J on the Q subway line). To get the best, you have to go early when they're still hot and just out of the oven. A "close relative" of the bagel is the bialy, which is similar but the hole does not go through everything. Kossar's Bialys on Grand Street in Essex is an old institution on the Lower East Side.
- Hot Dog. They're everywhere. Pick the sauce to put (ketchup, motorway, mustard) and have it wrapped in a paper napkin and walk well, be careful not to drop the sauce on the ground or drop it on your hands. Papaya King (they have several resellers)  known for being very cheap ($3.25 for hot dogs and soft drinks) and their tropical fruit and juice drinks. Or take the subway to Coney Island (trains D, F, N, Q, Coney Island — Stillwell Avenue) to try the famous Nathan's hot dog (1310 Surf Ave). Attention: many new yorpians never eat hot dogs...
- Sandwiches. Another thing brought by Jewish immigrants, you have to try a pastrami sandwich or lean meat (always good for Reuben). There are a lot of delights in the city, but the most famous is certainly Katz's Deli in Houston and Ludlow Streets. Opened in 1888, and still today in full activity day and night.
- Cheesecake. Made famous by Lindy's and Junior's in New York, it's everywhere today, but to eat the original you have to go to Junior's, just beyond Manhattan Bridge in Downtown Brooklyn (subway trains B, Q, or R to DeKalb Avenue)
- Egg Cream. Also called "Chocolate Egg Cream." Chocolate syrup, milk and seltz water, one of the best is at Katz's Delicatessen. Even if it's not in the menu in many places, they'll prepare it on demand.
Maybe it's because of New York's small kitchens, or maybe because it's a huge cultural melting pot, but the fact is that New York City excels in pretty much every kind of restaurant. There are venues run by well-known chefs around the world, ethnic restaurants offering traditional cuisine and with a touch of modernity (and often run with family and second-generation conductors), plus other fashionable places, bistro and more
Most restaurants take credit cards but many, especially in Chinatown and Williamsburg, don't, so prepare cash if you go to those areas. others, in fact, require a minimum amount of expense before accepting credit card payments, which many put up with signs, so keep your eyes open.
As in the rest of the country, New York is also expected to get a tip from its restaurant. This is usually calculated by doubling taxes.
Restaurants that spend less than $20 don't have special preferences on their customers' clothing, but in New York you also find many restaurants where you require a minimum of decor or elegance, especially at the most expensive ones. But restaurants that only enter the jackets only are now rare.
New York is a perfect place for vegetarians and vegans. Almost every restaurant has special menu sections that are reserved for people on a diet free of meat or food of animal origin. Even per se, one of the city's most celebrated and frequented restaurants, has a seven-course vegetarian menu that is worth testing even if expensive. Vegetarians who want to get by will have no choice but to find vegetables and more in many New York supermarkets.
On the road
There are no differences between New York City and other American cities, such as the amount and variety of food prepared and sold on the street, from untidy hot dogs (try Hallo Berlin between 54th and Fifth Avenue) and more, there are countless possibilities. Go to Jackson Heights in Queens to try the harepa of Arepa Lady and NY Dosas, which is in Washington Square Park, for the Indian dosa. Trinidad/Pakistan Trinipak cart on 43rd and Sixth Ave. Danny Meyer, the famous restaurant, has a "Shake Shack" sandwich stand in Madison Square Park and another one on the Upper West Side; If you want to eat halal food, there's lots of possibilities (Kwik-Meal 45th and Sixth). Chicken Guy/Halal Chicken 53rd and Sixth and many others). Most of the barkas serve lunch (from 11 in the morning to 5-6 in the afternoon) and disappear at night, search for a guy you like and take away your meal, which usually costs between 2 and 8 dollars. In the morning, between 6 and 10 o'clock, the streets are full of carts selling coffee, croissants, bagels, and breakfast pastries (small coffee and bagel costs about $1); from 10 to 19, however, many sell hot dogs, hamburgers, gyro, halal, italian, pretzel, ice cream, and peanuts. Also look for coffee trucks (often in union Square), dessert trucks and Belgian waffle trucks traveling around the city.
In many of the grocery markets and stores in New York, you can prepare your meal quickly and easily. In which all of the gods and the like are sections where you can make a salad (which you'll pay by weight) or where you can buy ready-made foods like burritos, tacos, curry and rice, lasagna, pasta, sandwiches and more. Whole Foods has five stores in New York City all with lots of variety and clean, quiet spaces to eat, but also with the possibility of taking it away and maybe going to a park nearby or a hotel room. If you've got a place to cook, you'll find anything in New York, even if you're going to have to move to other districts if you're looking for ethnic products. Many supermarkets have Thai, Chinese and Indian sauces, and many in Manhattan have the ingredients for Mexican or Central American cuisine, but go to Chinatown for Chinese food, Little India to Murray Hill for Indian products, Flushing (Queens) for Chinese or Korean products, Jackson Heights for Peruvian, Ecuadorian and Indian, Flatbush and Crown Heights for Jamaican products, Williamsburg for Kosher cooking, Greenpoint for Polish products. one advice is always to ask around to get advice.
Where to stay
In New York you find some of the most expensive houses in the world. Even a small room or a hostel in Manhattan can come and cost a lot, around $100 a night. Prices often do not include taxes that must be paid separately. They generally amount to 17%, but the offer is so broad that it is impossible not to find accommodation. Remember that the differences between hotels in the same category can be considerable, much depends on where they are located. In external districts like Queens, prices can be considerably lower, but you may find yourself sharing the hotel with customers by the hour... Hotels in New Jersey are notoriously cheaper than those in Manhattan, but bridges and tunnels between the two shores are always clogged by traffic. The public transport stops at midnight like ferries.
But there are ways to find good accommodation, in good hotels and by spending relatively little if you follow a few simple rules, you're forgiven for patience and determination.
- January and February (in any case after New Year's Eve): these are the "quieter" months and there are good offers from many hotels. You have to see if you're ready to face the stinging cold.
- Consider the "hotel and flight" packages often offered by travel agencies and airlines. This saves you something instead of booking flights and hotels separately.
- Consider using price comparison sites and "Secret Room" promotions: sometimes you get discounts of up to $200.
The hotel room cost is usually indicated without including taxes, so expect to see the final bill higher than previously stated. Taxes include taxes for the New York State and New York City (8,875%), a New York City Hotel Occupancy Tax (varying, but for $40, $2 + 5,875% rooms), and a surcharge of $1.50. For a $100 a night room, expect to pay $117.75 once you add taxes.
Alternatives to Manhattan
It is not necessarily necessary to find accommodation in Manhattan. If you're looking for cheaper accommodation, you can also look at other districts in the city.
- In Long Island City, Queens, there are several hotels in Queensborough and the 59th bridge. This area is being transformed into the "hotel zone" of the center, and thanks to the subway that travels all the time you can go and return from Manhattan anytime.
- In Brooklyn, there are also numerous hotels, especially in the Park slope area. Like Queens, Brooklyn is very well served by the subway and reaching Manhattan or coming back is very easy.
- Consider staying in New Jersey. Hotels here are much cheaper than Manhattan that can be reached in many different ways, such as a train, ferry or a more expensive taxi ride. However, since public transport is not always operational, going back at night can be long and expensive because of tunnel tolls. The hotels near Newark airport are very cheap.
New York is commonly known as a dangerous city, but, by the way, it turns out to be the safest city in the big cities of the United States of America. The percentage of crimes committed is below the national average and is around that of many small towns. If it makes you feel safer, you'll notice a massive police presence in all of the areas you consider to be most sensitive, which are the areas most visited by tourists like Times Square, the most important train and subway stations and other very crowded places.
The crime most committed against tourists (excluding the fact that they are charging more) is the group. So, keep an eye on bags and backpacks, particularly while you're in the subway, but also if you're in a restaurant (especially if you're sitting outdoors or in a big self-service space). Leave your passport and other items of value in the hotel room (safe) or hidden in your suitcase, and try not to bring too much cash (by shopping in big shops, but also to enter museums or paying for at a restaurant, credit cards are better).
Robbery is rare, but it can happen. As always, the main rule is to be careful where you turn, especially on poorly trafficked or poorly lit streets. Some neighborhoods outside the tourist circuit should be avoided, particularly in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Riverside Park and Central Park at night can be dangerous. If you go to an evening concert in one of the parks, once the show is over, you follow the crowd to the exit before you head to your destination.
Since the September 11 attacks, many New York buildings have security systems similar to those in place at airports, and many tourist attractions such as museums, but also public libraries, are included. In general, if you have a bag, it can be controlled by an attendant or by x-rays in addition to passing through the metal detector. Unlike the JFK and LaGuardia, the procedures are also relatively fast and efficient.
If you think you ended up inadvertently in an unsafe area, take a taxi, if there are any, or the subway and move away... If the subway station is deserted, stay close to the station's agent or whatever he sees you. Or if you're wandering around an area you don't know, just pretend you know where you're going. Prove security, criminals tend to target very easy targets.
New York has its percentage of strange people. Loquacious beggars, lonely people who just want to talk, preachers, people with real mental disorders etc. If you don't want to deal with these, just do what New Yorkers do: just ignore them or just say "Sorry, gout go" and keep walking fast.
Despite stereotypes, most New Yorkers are very kind people and they don't mind helping by giving directions (if they have time), so don't be afraid to ask. If you're in trouble or getting in trouble, the first police officer you find is: you'll find out they're kind, friendly and able to help you.
The following maps are unofficial maps showing some of the areas most at risk, areas to be avoided due to the increased concentration of criminal activity.
- The Bronx
- Staten Island
How to stay in touch
All over the city there are public phones, bring yourself a quarter dollar coin if you need it. Always remember to enter 1 and the code area if you need to call any number within the New York area.
As in all major US cities, New York also enjoys excellent communication services, especially for those who need to use the Internet and be connected to the Internet very often, for leisure but also for work. You can find lots of wireless hotspots in the city by visiting sites like openwifinyc, OpenWifiSpots, NYC Wireless w WiFi Free Spot.
Wi-Fi is available in public parks and also in some public libraries. The Apple Store has dozens of computers ready for use and it doesn't seem to pay attention to the many people who take advantage of it to get free Internet access (but you know there can be a lot of people sometimes). Easy Internet Cafe and the FedEx Office are just a few of the venues that offer affordable broadband access. But be careful: finding a place that also has a power outlet can be difficult, so it's better to make sure you've got enough charge.
Residents may ask you why you ever want to leave, but New York is a fantastic place to start in other cities in New Jersey and Connecticut) or even down the Boston-Washington Corridor.
- Paramus, New Jersey — If you love shopping and you want to avoid taxes on clothes, shoes or if you want to try the typical American kitchen or you just want to visit a real suburb far from the city, then take the bus or a taxi, or your car, to one of the shopping centers in Paramus, just 15 minutes from the George Washington Bridge, or 45 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. The Garden State Plaza is the largest shopping center in New Jersey with 300 stores, cinemas, restaurants and more. The Bergen Town Center is five minutes away from the Garden State Plaza: It is an outlet with almost 50 shops and restaurants. If you've got the car, you're going down Route 4 and Route 17 and you're going to find hundreds of stores. The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack is a fancy shopping mall near Paramus with good shops and good restaurants. They are all closed on Sundays.
- Long Island — When you go to New York in the summer, it's almost an obligation to go around Long Island. With its long beach you can have everything. the big city and the summer vacation. Many New Yorkers hang out with her on weekends starting on Fridays. Take Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) from Penn Station to Long Beach ($6.75 in one), and then proceed south to the beach. Take a trip to Hampton Jitney from various stops in NYC to the East End, where you can find the vineyard area of Long Island on the North Fork and The Hamptons in South Fork.
- Fire Island — a completely pedestrian island-resort off the coast of Long Island. There are several holiday destinations on Fire Island, especially in the western part of Ocean Beach, which has a lot of bars and restaurants that are ideal for a trip. The Eastern Zone is home to the gay community of Cherry Grove and the Fire Island Pines. Western Fire Island is on the ferry from Bay Shore to Long Island. Bay Shore is about an hour by train on Long Island Rail Road from Manhattan, and the ferry lasts another 30 minutes. During the summer season, the ferries to Ocean Beach start every hour from Bay Shore. Cherry Grove, Fire Island Pines, they're on the ferry from Sayville. The eastern settlement, Davis Park, is ferry-accessible from Patchogue.
- Jersey City, New Jersey — Beyond the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. Jersey City is a multicultural city with interesting stores. It's coming from Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel or the PATH trains.
- Hoboken, New Jersey — Beyond the Hudson River from the West Village and Chelsea, is the birthplace of baseball and also Frank Sinatra. Hoboken is a small center with many pre-war buildings. From the docks you can admire a beautiful view of Manhattan, there are lots of bars, restaurants and clubs, and there's a good place to take walks. Hoboken travels to Manhattan with PATH or by bus from Port Authority, but also by ferries.
- The Palisades — On the west bank of the Hudson River, they're suddenly rising cliffs and they're known as Palisades and range from 90 to 150 meters. They start in the northern part of Jersey City and extend out to Nyack, New York. In this area, there are panoramic paths, paths and camping areas. They easily reach Manhattan via the George Washington Bridge. Palisade Interstate Park and Parkway begins north of the bridge.
- Coastal Region of Jersey, New Jersey — Jersey Shore begins a few kilometers south of New York City. It extends about 200 km along public and private beaches. Use the NJ Transit trains from Penn Station to reach various locations in Jersey Shore, including Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach.
- Westchester County and the Hudson Valley — This is the only government-run theme park — Rye Playland — and a lot of beautiful areas along the Long Island Sound and inside, and the Hudson Valley (which stretches north of Westchester) is really beautiful. The route by train (Metro North Hudson Line to Poughkeepsie or Amtrak to Albany) on the Hudson River is one of the most beautiful in the country. Westchester County starts just north of the Bronx.
- Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey — A little over an hour's journey from Manhattan is one of the world's largest theme parks. Six Flags Great Adventure has 12 rollers and is near the Wild Safari (one of the world's largest safari parks). Next is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (the largest water park in the northeast of the United States). The New Jersey Transit also provides bus service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan from May to October (opening period of the park).
- Princeton, New Jersey — Easily reachable by train with New Jersey Transit, Princeton is quiet and rich in green, famous on Princeton University campus. Take the Northeast Corridor to Princeton Junction, then move to the train (called Dinky) to go directly to the campus.
- New Haven, Connecticut — About 100 kilometers away, New Haven is an hour and 45 minutes traveling from Grand Central Terminal via Metro North Railroad, and Yale University headquarters.
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — The second capital of the United States of America is an hour and 20 minutes away from Amtrak, ideal for a short trip from New York. A cheaper but slower way to get there is to take the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line to Trenton and change to a SEPTA or bus.
- Boston, Massachusetts — Beantown, where you have Freedom Trail, good fish cuisine, Harvard University in neighboring Cambridge, and Boston Red Sox (the most hated team in New Yorkers), is four hours north on the I-95 ($15-$20 on the Greyhound bus, Pan, Bolt Bus or Mmill ega bus), on the bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal every hour or $60-$80 to Amtrak from Penn Station.
- Woodbury Commons, Orange County — one of the largest outlets in the northeast with over 200 stores. Take exit 16 (Harriman) on Interstate 87. If you don't have the car, there are several buses from Manhattan like Gray Line New York, Hampton Luxury Liner and Manhattan Transfer Tours.
- Citizen Service Center, tel 311 (24/7) - New York Information Service (no emergency) in 171 languages. She answers questions of various kinds (parade timetables, parking restrictions, transportation problems, etc.) and also complaints.
- Baby Sitters' Guild, ☎ 1212 682-0227. Daily bookings 09:00-21:00, cash only. For parents visiting New York, a babysitting service in several languages, whether for short or long periods.
- Barnard Babyagency , ☎ +1 212 854-2035.
The smoking ban is almost everywhere. You can't smoke inside bars, restaurants, subway and rail stations (as well as on public transport), public parks, beaches, shopping centers, indoor stadiums and discoveries, and many more places. If you're caught smoking, you'll be fined and probably kicked out of the other people. There are bars with special areas besides bars that have tables on sidewalks, but these are always exceptions. It's much more normal to take a break and join other smokers outside in designated areas. As in other US cities, drinking alcohol on the street is forbidden.
- Andorra, 27F, Two United Nations Plaza, ☎ +1 212 750-8064-5, fax: +1 212 750-6630. Andorra's embassy is in New York and not in Washington.
Although the list is incomplete, there are some of the main consulates in New York.
- Argentina, 12 W 56 St (5th and 6th Avenue), ☎ +1 212 603-0400, Fax: +1 212 541-7746, @[email protected].
- Australia, 150 And 42nd St 34F, ☎ +1 212 351-6500, fax: +1 212-351-6501.
- Austria , 31 East 69th Street, ☎ +1 212 933 5140, @[email protected].
- Belgium , 1065 Avenue of the Americas, 22F, ☎ +1 212 586-5110, fax: +1 212-582-9657, @[email protected].
- Brazil, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, 21F, ☎ +1 917 777-7777, fax: +1 212-827-0225, @[email protected].
- Canada, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, ☎ +1 212 596-1628, fax: +1 212-596-1790, @[email protected].
- China, 520 12th Avenue, ☎ 1 212 244-9456.
- Colombia, 10 East 46th St (5th and Madison Avenue), ☎ +1 212 798-9000, Fax: +1 212 972-1725.
- Denmark , One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 885 Second Ave, 18F, ☎ +1 212 223-4545, fax: +1 212 754-1904, @[email protected].
- Egypt, 1110 Second Avenue, ☎ +1 212 759-7120, Fax: +1 212 308-7643.
- Philippines , 556 5th Ave, ☎ +1 212 764-1330, fax: +1 212-764-6010.
- Finland, 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 250, ☎ +1-212-750 4400, fax: +1-212-750 4418, @[email protected]. Mon-Fri 8.45 am-1.00 pm and 2.00 pm-4.45 pm.
- France , 934 Fifth Ave (between 74th and 75th), ☎ +1 212 606-3600, fax: +1 212-606-3620.
- Germany, 871 United Nations Plaza (First Ave between 48th and 49th Street), ☎ +1 212 610-9700fax: +1 212-940-0402.
- Japan, 299 Park Ave, 18F, ☎ +1 212 371-8222, fax: +1 212-319-6357.
- Greece , 69 And 79th St, ☎ +1 212 988-5500, Fax: +1 212 734-8492, @[email protected].
- India , 3 E 64th St (5th and Madison avenue), ☎ +1 212 774-0600, Fax: +1 212-861-3788.
- Indonesia, 5 East 68th St, ☎ +1 212 879-0600, fax: +1 212 570-6206, @[email protected].
- Ireland , 345 Park Ave, 17F, ☎ +1 212-319-2555, fax: +1 212-980-9475.
- Israel, 800 2nd Ave (between 42nd and 43rd Avenue), ☎ +1 212-499-5300@ [email protected].
- Italy , 690 Park Ave, ☎ +1 212 737-9100, fax: +1 212 249-4945, @[email protected].
- Kenya , 866 UN Plaza, Ste 4016, ☎ +1 212 421-4741, fax: +1 212-486-1985, @[email protected].
- Mexico, 27 And 39th St, ☎ +1 212 217-6400, Fax: +1 212 545-8197.
- Norway , 825 Third Avenue, 38th floor, ☎ +1 646 430-7500, fax: +1 646 430-7599.
- Netherlands , 1 Rockefeller Plaza, 11F, ☎ +1 877-DUTCHHELP (388244357), fax: +1 212-333-3603, @[email protected].
- Portugal , 630 Fifth Ave, Ste 801, ☎ +1 212 765-2980, fax: +1 212-262-2143, @[email protected].
- United Kingdom , 845 Third Ave, ☎ +1 212 745-0200, fax: +1 212-754-3062.
- Dominican Republic (address=), ☎ +1 212 768-2480, fax: +1 212 768-2677, +1 212 827-0425, @[email protected].
- Spain , 150 And 58th St, 30-31F, ☎ +1 212 355-4080, Fax: +1 212-644-3751, @[email protected].
- South Africa, 333 And 38th St, ☎ +1 212 213-4880, Fax: +1 212-213-0102, @[email protected].
- Switzerland , 633 Third Ave, 30F, ☎ +1 212 599-5700, fax: +1 212-599-4266, @[email protected].
- Turkey, 821 United Nations Plaza, ☎ +1 646 430-6560-90, fax: +1 212-983-1293, @[email protected].
- Taiwan (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office), 1 And 42nd St, 4F, ☎ +1 212 486-0088, Fax: +1 212 421 7866, @[email protected].