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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Any beaches along the New York - Boston corridor? [closed]

I want to stop between Boston and New York for a day on my travel to go swimming near a sandy beach, traveling by car. Are there convenient places located along the route?
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What publicly accessible tall buildings are good for views & photography in Manhattan?

There was a similar question for London... but what about New York City? I'm mainly thinking (Midtown) Manhattan, but feel free to recommend awesome vantage points elsewhere in NYC too. If going to ...
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Why fly along a rhumb line?

On April 4, 2012, El Al flight 4 from New York to Tel Aviv flew on an almost-a-rhumb-line route eastward rather than on the usual almost-a-great-circle line. Why might an airline choose to have one ...
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Is Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA a good home base for sightseeing?

Is this area a good homebase for sightseeing in New York? To be more concrete: How long do I need by public transport to the major sights? How much does this cost? Is it a safe area in New York?
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How to safely find an holiday apartment for renting in NYC?

We get horror stories about apartment renting in the US in the papers here in Australia periodically. However we're potentially looking to stay in NYC over New Year's with a few friends, so apartment ...
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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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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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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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How busy is the Boston to New York Amtrak?

One of the answers to How rigorous are Amtrak in enforcing luggage rules? made me wonder how busy the Boston to New York train gets at the various points of day? Also, what is busier: weekdays versus ...
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Recommendation for accommodation in New York City [closed]

I'm looking for accommodation around downtown Manhattan in the first week of September. It should be around 50-60 USD per night. Any local recommendations would really help me. I need nothing fancy, ...
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What is the fastest way to get from Newark Airport to Penn Station, New York? (Excluding cabs)

It seems like a cab would be the fastest way, but traffic could potentially screw this up, so what's the fastest train route?
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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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How to get a tax refund for computer accessories purchased on a visit to USA?

I am about to buy two Mac accessories in the Apple Store in Manhattan which cost a total of $98 before tax. I would like to get a refund for the tax before I get back to Europe. My question is what ...
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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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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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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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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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Connecting time at JFK

We have an International flight leaving JFK at terminal 4 (South African Airways) at 11.40am... and our connecting flight arriving on Delta arriving at 8.55am at Terminal 3 (there are 2 of us ...
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Renting a car in Canada and drop it off in USA

I already asked a very similar questions here. But this time I'm looking for a car for two weeks (end of August until first week of September). I want to pick it up in Montreal and give it back in ...
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Is there an official New York City architecture tour?

Every time I visit Chicago, I love taking one of the tours offered by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. These tours are excellent, run by enthusiasts, and take different forms. There are walking ...
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How busy is New York City on New Year's Eve?

How busy are the streets in New York City on New Year's Eve? I've seen TV shows like How I Met Your Mother show it as one unyielding crush of humanity, but I was wondering whether that is actually ...
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NYC–Montreal and NYC–Toronto overland

I was thinking of going from NYC to Montreal, and the first thing that sprang to mind is taking a train. The distance is about 530 km (330 mi) beelining or 595 km by road—not much more than Madrid ...