The largest city in the United States, and center of one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Located on the east coast, in the state of New York.

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What's the cheapest place I can get a high-rise view in New York City? [on hold]

I'm spending a night in New York City on the way to DC this May. Growing up in the suburbs, I've always wanted to get a view like this from my hotel room (the church is irrelevant I just liked the ...
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Where will my bus be at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York?

I am using Greyhound to go from NY to DC. I don't see on my ticket where exactly my bus will be. Is this information on my ticket somewhere or do I just go to Port Authority and ask? This is my first ...
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Layover in New York city

As a UE citizen with American B1/B2 visa I have 10 h layover in NY before I travel to Rio. Is it possible to leave an airport after I arrive from Europe and then check in again after layover?
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Which is the best way to go from La Guardia to Manhattan

I want to know which way is the best in terms of money, comfort and speed to go from La Guardia airport to Manhattan(Time Square). Extra info: I am going with 3 other people, so we are 4 in total. ...
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Where do the singers sing on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route?

I saw the parade this year, close to the Diamond District, and the performers were just waving— they weren't signing. This kinda makes me wonder: where do they sing? Do they sing in one spot or ...
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How to spend 1am to 7am in NYC port authority

I am returning home for thanksgiving and am doing so by bus. I have bought my ticket and apparently my bus will arrive at the New York city port authority Bus terminal ( 625 8th Ave, New York, NY ...
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Purchasing tickets to Statue of Liberty

Quoting: The National Park Service recommends purchasing tickets prior to the day of your visit. statuecruises.com, "the official ferry service provider" (per the above URL), says that they ...
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At what time of day are advance bookings opened for the New York Federal Reserve

Every time I try to make a reservation, every available slot is full. This makes me think the slots fill up within potentially as little as half an hour or less after they first become available. In ...
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Can I reach Liberty Island earlier than reserved time?

I have booked my tickets for Statue of Liberty with Pedestal access scheduled at 1:00 PM on 04-Oct-15. Just want to know few things about the same:- Can I reach Liberty Island before 1:00 PM i.e. ...
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Seeing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

https://www.showclix.com/event/TheLateShowwithStephenColb604314 recommends "you get in line no later than 15 minutes prior to 3:15pm". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Show_with_David_Letterman says ...
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What's with NYC hotel prices in late March?

There's a concert I want to go to on March 25, 2016, in New York City. I live close enough to drive, but far enough away that I don't want to have to drive back late at night afterwards. So I did ...
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Uber pricing and cancellation policy in NYC

Rate: I understand the rate varies and there is surge time. At the time of order you are presented with a price. Is that a final price you pay? I've read too many reviews where people mention at the ...
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Does New York Pass entitle you to visit Ellis Island from NJ?

Can I board the ferry to the Ellis Island/Liberty Island in Liberty Park, NJ with the NewYorkPass or is Battery Park the only option? New York Pass website description suggests that you should board ...
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Midnight public transport options from JFK to Marlton, New Jersey (greater Philadelphia area)

My international flight arrives at JFK ~ 00:00 on the 4th of September (Friday) and I need to get to my friend's place in New Jersey. From the little research I did, most options are closed till ...
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Buying tickets for New York Yankees game

I'll be in NYC on 13th September and was hoping to take my daughter to a Yankees game (we're Brits and are looking for the quintessential American day out!). They are playing the Toronto Blue Jays. I ...
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Can I park at JFK and use AirTrain if I am not flying?

I'm seeing a show in NYC on Sat. (driving in from Virginia) and looking for the best place to park, i.e. not NYC. My husband suggested parking at JFK Airport. Can I park there and take AirTrain to ...
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Never got toll in the mail (NY)

Driving home from Maine on June 27th (about one and a half months ago), I passed (briefly) through New York City, and entered Manhattan by the Henry Hudson Bridge. Signs indicated that I would have my ...
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Should tickets for Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum be purchased in advance?

When I visited San Francisco a few years ago I tried to visit Alcatraz Island without buying tickets in advance and was told that that was pretty much impossible on account of the fact that they ...
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Is visiting Ellis Island on Thanksgiving Day feasible?

According to this page Ellis Island is open on Thanksgiving Day. But what about the ferries? If they don't run on Thanksgiving Day then even if the island itself is open, visiting it is not going to ...
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Collecting baggage in different countries through different airlines [duplicate]

Long story short..I am flying from New York to Dubai with Delta and Dubai to Mumbai with Air India. How do I obtain my baggage and recheck the baggage with Air India without having to go through ...
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Where can I attend a fight night club in Manhattan?

I have been thinking about a quick visit to New York in September/October, and I have heard about the 'fight clubs' inspired by, or reminiscent of, the 1999 eponymous film starring Brad Pitt. ...
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Where to meet travel partner at JFK (Terminal 4 arrivals)

I'm flying in to JFK on a Delta International flight, which I believe lands at Terminal 4. My partner is also flying in on a COPA International flight (and lands at around the same time). I believe ...
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All you can race go-karting in NYC

I know this is a bit of a long shot, but does anyone know of any "all you can race" go-karting places in New York City? I don't care if the conditions are hellish, for example: this offer only ...
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What is the optimal place to meet in NYC to begin a road trip? [closed]

Me and three friends are headed on a July 4th trip up to New England. I'm doing the trip planning and procuring a vehicle, so I need to figure out where all of us should meet. It's quite a drive, so ...
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How often does New York subways get cancelled by cold weather?

I'm going to NY on the first fortnight of February. I'm aware that subways are the main means of transportation but I'm worried about frosts/freezes that could interrupt the service. Does it happen ...
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Can you walk across the Queensboro bridge to Roosevelt Island?

So I know that you can walk over the Queensboro Bridge, but can you stop off at Roosevelt Island? I know that there is also a Roosevelt Island Bridge, but I want to know specifically about the ...
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At JFK, can you move between terminals airside on domestic flights?

When arriving at JFK (or any US airport) on an international flight that didn't have pre-clearance, I know that you have to clear immigration, collect your bags, clear customs, re-drop bags, change ...
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What are the parking regulations in Brooklyn?

I'm going to rent an apartment in Brooklyn, in the Clinton Hill Neighborhood. Apparently buildings don't have parking spaces inside them, unlike where I live (Ecuador). Instead, people park their cars ...
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Hotel voucher for applying for a Schengen Visa in NYC (email confirmations not acceptable)

I realised that this might have been asked before from this Visa for France - showing actual hotel booking? I did that when I was in the UK as well. I showed them email confirmations from Booking.com ...
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What is a cheap way to get from NYC to Boston, MA?

The first option that ran through my mind was taking a Greyhound bus, and it costs $40. Any other options that you guys know of? The duration of the travel is not of essence. I'm ok if it takes ...
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Staying in Manhattan, wanting a hire/rental car for afterwards, how to work out my best place to collect it from?

On an upcoming trip, I'll be spending a few days in New York, fairly centrally in Manhattan. After that, I need to head to somewhere in New Jersey not well served by public transport, so it looks like ...
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Buying tech merchandising in New York

I've been browsing some websites like Microsoft merchandising Google Merchandise Shop and I want to buy some stuff. I live in Argentina, so I don't want to buy online because (a) the shipping ...
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Short sightseeing trip from JFK airport

My flight from Europe to South America includes 10 hours of transit time in New York (JFK). Is it possible to do a short sightseeing trip? Are there any city tours by bus that include the airport?
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The boys of the NYPD choir, singing Galway Bay?

Suppose I'm in New York City around Christmas time. Is it possible to see something similar to what is described in the famous Pogues song Fairytale of New York (video - lyrics): The boys of the ...
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Is camera equipment and bags in general allowed on NYC Observation Decks?

I am going to see Ball Drop this New Year's Eve with three of my friends. We also plan to do some sightseeing and take some pictures on Jan 3 & 4. Two of us are into photography. Some of our ...
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Way to get Vaccines for travelling to India in New York

I'm planning to go to India in Jan. I've just recently moved to NYC so I don't know much about the city. I'd like to get some vaccines for Northern India. I googled some and found a lot of clinics ...
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Visiting the housing projects in New York City?

I'd like to visit some of NYC's projects, such as, say, those in Brooklyn, Bronx or Queens. Right now the one I have in mind is Queensbridge, being the largest in the USA and also immortalised by Nas ...
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How many hours will it take to drive from Manhattan to Toronto on this “Black Friday” weekend?

How are regular Sunday drives starting around 8am from Manhanttan to Toronto compared to this Sunday (Nov 29th '04) with the Black Friday rush? Is there another time to leave which will be a shorter ...
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Airline broke my bag but require a receipt to compensate from authorized company

I flew from Istanbul to JFK with Turkish airline a week ago and my bag came out missing a handle. I quickly went to the counter to claim the damage. The airline gave me an email for me to send all the ...
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What age do I have to be to visit New York City's Times Square Ball Drop?

I think I have to be at least 21, right? I couldn't find any information about this. Is it possible to accompany a person, who's not 21 yet? Or do I have to be his/her mother/father?
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Options to/from from Newark (NJ) airport and Penn Station (NY) at 6pm and 10am

I am flying into Newark airport (NJ) on Tuesday and should arrive about 5:45pm. I will need to get to a hotel that is pretty close (5 min walk) to Penn Station. What is the best/easiest way to travel ...
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Best way to get from Laguardia to Penn Station at 10:30pm (and back)?

I am flying into Laguardia airport (NY) and should arrive about 10:15pm. I will need to get to a hotel that is pretty close (5 min walk) to Penn Station. What are my options to do that? Conversely, ...
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Where can I watch a game with New England Patriots fans in NYC? [closed]

Is there a gathering place in New York City where Pats fans can assemble in peace for a game?
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Can I ship my stuff from London to New York storage facility and pick it up later? [closed]

I'm moving from London to New York. However, I don't have an apartment in New York yet so I'll be staying in budget hotels and hostels until I can find an apartment. I have around 20kg worth of excess ...
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Can I go to a bar in NYC without drinking at the age of 20

So, I would like to go to New York City next summer and for me the best time to do it is shortly before I turn 21, so I will still be 20. Will I be able to enter bars without drinking alcohol? I just ...
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Where to hear live rendition of the National anthem in NYC?

What sort of events play live renditions of the Star Spangled Banner, that are preferably free for public? Sports events come to mind, but it is beginning to be late to get good tickets for cheap. We ...
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Is there a home of New York-style pizza in NYC?

Much like how when visiting Buffalo, and trying to get a bite of Buffalo Wings, anybody can go to any bar or restaurant to try one, but the "original" wings are at the Anchor Bar. Or, for example, if ...
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What does it mean if a train stop is greyed out?

From a metro map I picked up in NYC: The Cortlandt St stop was greyed out. I happened to wander near the station near the WTC Memorial, but it seems it was locked for some unknown reason. What ...
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Is there a difference between an Express MetroCard and a non-Express MetroCard?

I'm a bit confused here. I recently went on a trip to NYC. I took a 7-day Metro Pass (no express), since I was there for 5 days. It seems that on the third day, I took an express train on ...
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Any experience with the “Extremely limited pedestal reservations” for statue of liberty at the ticket office?

I am planning a trip to New York (family of 4 adults + 1 baby) and obviously would like to visit the Statue of Liberty. I did not get the tickets in advance, and with two weeks remaining for the trip, ...