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 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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When to arrive for a NBA game?

We are going to a basketball game when visiting New York (Knicks vs Raptors at the Madison Square Garden). The game starts at 8:00 PM. When is a good time to arrive at the arena? Photo by flickr ...
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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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Where can I get information on freighter travel?

I want to go from New York City to any destination in Europe on a freighter. The only place I've found information for doing this requires a round trip. I don't want to go round trip. I want to ...
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New York park along an old elevated railway?

I seem to recall reading an article a few years ago about a plan to open a park in New York, I think Manhattan, along what was once an elevated railway line. What I can't remember was exactly where, ...
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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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Does it make more sense to drive or fly from Orlando to NYC?

Taking in mind that time and money should be considered. (rent car, sleeping place) Should not take more then 1-2 days, should cost the least possible. Train ? plane ? car ? RV ? For those with ...
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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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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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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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Car hire out of NYC

I'm looking to find some reasonable car rental rates on 22 November for 4 days. The cheapest I've found is over 100 USD per day using kayak. Is this normal for NYC?. I only need a small car...
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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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Getting from New York JFK airport to Manhattan, without the sneaky airtrain exit fee?

The last time I flew into JFK, I took the "free" AirTrain from the terminal out to the subway. I was rather surprised and annoyed, on getting to the subway transfer, to discover that it wasn't free ...
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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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Mobile internet in New York City

I will be staying in New York City for a week, and I am wondering about Internet access. Using my own SIM it will cost me $26 / day for 50 MiB, then $3 for every MiB after that. That quickly becomes ...
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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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Boro cab service in New York City

New York City recently added a separate hail cab service for the outer boros and Manhattan north of 110th street. The information I can't find is how does this work for the New York airports? ...
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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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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Lyme disease treatment for tourists in the state of New York [closed]

I live in Dubai and on my visit to Upstate New York, I have contracted Lyme disease. Where can I go for treatment?
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Checking MetroCard balance outside?

Is it possible to check my MetroCard balance outside of the subway in New York? For example, if I'm far away from a subway station while waiting for a bus.
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5-day training in NYC

I have a tourist visa in the US and was planning to return months from now, but it will be just for 2 weeks. 1 week vacation and I have seen a course in coursehorse.com for application development ...
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Good getaway place from NYC for some peace and quiet? [closed]

Been in NYC most of my life, have worked in the city for over a decade now. Lately I've been getting burnt out, and ideally, I'd like to get away for a week, hopefully somewhere not too far, that's ...
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New York airports: JFK or Newark Liberty International?

we're traveling to New York for a week in February for my birthday. It's my first trip to the US. :-) We will be flying with Lufthansa but we can't decide to which airport should we land: JFK or ...
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Are there any Starbucks open after 11pm in the West Village?

I did a search online but couldn't find an accurate list. Anybody know of a list by neighbourhood that is up-to-date?
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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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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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Newark Airport (EWR) to Manhattan - Air Train suspended

I'm going to NY in June 2014 while AirTrain will be suspended due to repair work. Is there still any not-depending-on-traffic way to go to Penn Station, NewYork? AirTrain Newark Service Suspension
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My flight was just canceled two weeks before the date

Expedia just informed me that my flight with Ukrainian International Airlines was canceled. I'm flying from NYC to Kiev. This is an important business trip and I ordered tickets 2 months ago. Expedia ...
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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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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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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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Cruising from NYC to Cancun

This june I'm planning to travel from NYC to Cancun, not a big deal, I guess, but I just wonder - is there any way to travel this very route by boat?
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NYC travel from Miami [closed]

I am planning to take a four day vacation with my wife in New York. I need to know what is the best option: book hotel and air ticket together or separately? I will need some advice on selecting the ...
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How are intersections between two numbered streets named in New York?

There are a number of places in New York—for example, Manhattan, Park Slope, and northwestern Queens—where the streets running in both directions are numbered. What’s the convention for which number ...
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Gospel church in New York City

It would be fun to visit a gospel church (is this the proper name?) when in New York City. What churches with great music and some atmosphere are there to choose from. I read somewhere that Harlem may ...