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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Where is a tripod allowed from high up in New York City?

The title says it all. I'd like to make a time-lapse video in New York City, but most buildings do not allow tripods. Does anyone know where I can use one 'from above'?
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Can I be part of the audience in The Daily Show as a tourist?

The Daily Show with John Stewart is filmed in New York City. How can someone be in the audience of the show?
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Transiting from Ghana to Trinidad via U.S.A

I will be booking a flight from Ghana to Trinidad and Tobago but the flight will first go through the U.S.A. The layover time at the JFK airport is quite long and I will like to have a short tour of ...
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Gossip Girl Locations in NYC

I am hoping to go to NYC soon and want to know the top places to visit while I'm there. I am obsessed with Gossip Girl and want to go to those locations in the TV series.
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How bad is traffic from Boston to New York City on New Years Eve?

I'm not trying to drive into NYC, but I am curious about the highways. In particular I'm trying to get to Larchmont, NY. Does it get better or worse close to midnight or after midnight? About how ...
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Storing luggage for a few hours near Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Before I head home on Saturday, I want to tour upper Manhattan for one last time. My bus leaves from Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and my carry bag is very heavy to carry with me during the tour ...
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AirBnB vs hostel near Manhattan? Is AirBnB very selective? [closed]

I am looking for a hostel or a hostel alternative to stay in from Nov 11 - Nov 14th near Columbia. I noticed some good suggestions in a previous thread: http://travel.stackexchange.com/a/8288/8918 ...
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Help! Touring NYC on a student's budget [closed]

I will be going to Manhattan for a presentation at Columbia and the flight (rountrip Caltech/Burbank) will be reimbursed and accomodation will be paid for 2 days (duration of presentation) After that ...
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Is it necessary to book an airport-to-private shuttle in advance?

We will be landing in Newark airport (New York). I know there are door-to-door services such as SuperShuttle that offer to book online. Is there a point to it? Would we skip a line? Save money?
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What are my options on receiving medical help as a tourist sick in the NY?

I'm a Canadian citizen if that makes any difference, but I've gotten sick while being in NYC without insurance and I wanted to know what are the services, prices etc. as a tourist seeking help. Is ...
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Traveling in New York City during the marathon - how should I plan?

I'll be traveling in New York City during the marathon. How should I plan around that event? I assume that getting to and around the neighborhoods that the course passes through will be challenging ...
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Looking for beach in Long Island, accessible by transit from NYC

Are there any beaches in Long Island that one can get to purely by a combination of the NYC Subway, LIRR, and a short walk or some kind of shuttle bus for the last mile? I'd be going there from ...
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Which smartphone apps have you found particularly useful when travelling (especially in New York)? [closed]

Which smartphone apps have you found useful when travelling? I'm thinking of travel-assistance (timetables. plans etc), finding interesting sights and eating-places, tips and tricks, virtual ...
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What are the risks of using Airbnb in New York?

Context: I'm 29, travelling solo to San Francisco & New-York for the first time. I have a budget of around $140-170 a night. I'll be doing a week in each but my concern pertains mostly to New York ...
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Safety: What data is available on crime in NYC in 2013?

After the recent hate crime in the Village (just an example) which I thought was rather safe I wanted to do some research into which intersections/streets/'hoods have higher crime rates. I seek ...
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Can I expedite a Schengen Visa appointment for consulates in the US?

I live in the USA and hope to travel to Spain in ~6 weeks. My citizenship requires a Schengen visa for traveling to Spain. Applying for the Schengen visa requires making an appointment and appearing ...
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Overnight layover in New York airports

I have a flight with Iberia from Spain coming into JFK (New York - JF Kennedy) Terminal 7 at 9:15pm, and because of a change of plans I need to book a flight to Atlanta from there. However, there are ...
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Where can I buy same-day tickets for Broadway shows?

I'm travelling to New York in July and was looking at going to a Broadway musical. Tickets are more expensive than I thought for the major Broadway shows. I understand there are same-day ticket booths ...
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Is it possible to go on a tour of the Stack Exchange headquarters?

On the Stack exchange network, podcast, blogs, and more, we hear a lot about the team at Stack Exchange Inc. headquarters in New York City, the work environment and the like. We were discussing this ...
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Waiting time in queues for Empire State Building

How long do you have to queue for going up the Empire State Building in general? As I've seen, they offer a special ticket where you are allowed to skip the elevator queue, but you have to queue for ...
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Whalewatching around New York City

Where can I go for whalewatching in/around(travel time ~1 h) New York City? I will be there in mid of July and i heared, that the whalewatching season starts at the beginning of July.
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What are the various types of tickets for Empire State Building?

I will be in New York City this summer and of course I want to go on top of the Empire State Building. But as I discovered, there are several ticket categories (VIP, VIP Express, Standard) with each ...
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Discount Subway/Other Ticket options for New York City for Students?

Which public transportation ticket would you recommend (cheap and with unlimited rides within the City of New York, especially Manhattan) for two guys who want to visit NYC only (no suburbs) this ...
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Is it possible to cycle from Manhattan to Williamsburg, Brooklyn on cycle paths only? [closed]

Is it possible to cycle from Manhattan to Williamsburg, Brooklyn on cycle paths only? Or do you need to ride on normal roads as well?
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What's the closest airport to the Flatiron District and Chelsea neighbourhood in NY?

There are three airports so I wanted to know which one is the closest to the Flatiron and Chelsea? Also, what the fastest way to get to each neighbourhood from the airport?
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Prepaid GSM data provider for Connecticut and NYC [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to the US (specifically Fairfield, Connecticut) in about 2 weeks. Which provider has the cheapest prepaid data rate? would I be charged roaming if I went to a different city or ...
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Public transportation considerations for children in North Eastern USA

My wife and I will be going to Fairfield, CT in April with our 2 kids (2yo and 9mo), we might be going to NYC for a day or two. My question comes with public transportation and the kids, I know if ...
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Can I get a rough estimate for a food expense budget for trip to the US?

I'll, hopefully, be going to Fairfield, CT (from Trinidad and Tobago) next month with my wife, a 2yo and a 9mo. What's a reasonable amount of money to budget per day for somewhat healthy (or ...
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Are Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras Permitted in the Empire State Building?

I'm currently planning a trip to New York and have been looking at the website for the empire state building and noticed the following The items listed are not permitted in the Empire State ...
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Tourist speeding fine in USA

I got stop for speeding in United States (New York City) and I was issued a summons stating my offence. I was than told to mail it back to the court, stating if I plead guilty or not. I did so when I ...
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Is Broadway up on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day?

I am planning a week in NYC with the primary objectives of seeing several Broadway shows and being in Times Square at midnight on New Year's Eve. Will Dec 31st and Jan 1st be a normal Tuesday and ...
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Chinatown buses - Buy online or at the counter?

I'm planning on taking one of the discount buses from Boston to New York City (Fung Wah/Mega/Bolt). Do people generally just buy their tickets at the counter, or is it better to buy them in advance, ...
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Travel into NYC on New Years Eve

Does anyone know when the traffic into NYC from the north (eg i 95) starts to get heavy on New Year's Eve? I am actually going to JFK for an evening flight via the Whitestone Bridge.
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Tipping in NYC restaurants

I've been told that in New York City, no less than 20% tip is expected in a restaurant. I've always thought you could tip anywhere from 10-20% in a restaurant depending on service quality. Is 20% ...
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Tipping Etiquette for NYC Taxis

I'm going to New York City soon for business, and I will probably be using taxis frequently to get around. Is there a certain expected tipping percentage for NYC cab drivers?
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What's the typical schedule for the New Year's Eve party in Times Square

What's the typical schedule for the New Year's Eve party in Times Square? I've checked out the official website, but the schedule is really simple...I expected most animation and attractions, like ...
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Open museum in NYC for Thanksgiving

Are museums going to be open for Thanksgiving? I am also interested about renting a car in NYC, on the 22nd of November, but I cannot find anything open that day. Is the airport the only option?
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Nice atmosphere in NY at night

I'm traveling to NYC soon. I'm trying to find nice places where to spend the night, but I'm not looking for discos, or music bars really. I'm looking for a place where to stay comfortable, perhaps a ...
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Haunted Houses in New York City

My friend is coming into town this weekend and I was hoping to take her to a "haunted house" (of the scary attraction kind rather than the supernatural kind) here in New York City. When we lived in ...
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Daytime airport hotel at JFK?

I have a 9-hour layover at New York JFK. From 10am until 7pm (although I have to checkin at 3pm for personal reasons). This being in the middle of a 2-day travel, I would love to take a break to ...
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What is a good visa agent for obtaining a Chinese visa from the NY consulate?

As a followup to an earlier question: I'm planning to travel to China shortly, and I'm looking into visa agents - those companies that will accept your passport and application documents by FedEx or ...
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Recommendation for web-site aggregating accommodation in New York

I am traveling to the US east coast and I am just looking for accommodation in New York. I know that it is quite expensive in New York, but I am surprised that booking.com has only something about 400 ...
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Rooftop bar in Manhattan?

Currently I'm in New York. I'm looking for a rooftop bar that provides a great overview about Manhattan, but is still affordable. (20 dollar for cocktail at maximum.) Additionally, I want to go there ...
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How to get from JFK to Brooklyn NY 11217, USA by public transport?

I have to get from the JFK airport to Brooklyn NY 11217, USA on a Wednesday afternoon by public transport. What are the fastest and cheapest options using public transport? I need to go back the ...
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Are there small group day trips from NYC to Boston?

Are there small group day trips from NYC to Boston, i.e. less than 20 people? All the day trips I've found are large groups (the reviews often speak of 30-50 or 60 people) which tend not to be ...
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What time should we go to Times Square on New Year's eve?

We're going to be in New York over New Year's and are thinking of doing the stereotypical thing and going to Times Square. What time should we be getting there to get a decent vantage point? Does ...
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Are there any resorts in the NYC area?

Are there any resorts in the NYC area (within an hour of the city)? When I say resorts, I'm thinking full-service hotels encompassing a large private area, similar to the beach resorts you see ...
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Where can I find an overview about concerts in Toronto, Montreal and New York?

I'm looking for a site that lists all of the big concerts that take place during August and September in Toronto, New York and Montreal. Is there anything like that?
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Which district to stay in while visiting these features in New York?

I'm looking to stay somewhere in New York around New Year's and I'm quite ignorant of the whole layout of the city. For starters, when I started looking Manhattan turned out to be quite a bit bigger ...
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Getting from Toronto to New York

I'm looking for a cheap and comfortable way to get from Toronto to New York. By cheap I'm referring to anything below 100 USD. Comfortable means, that I want to have a regular seat on a public or ...