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Sesame Street is currently filmed at the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, which does not offer public tours (though the Museum of the Moving Image is open to the public and located on the campus). According to the Sesame Workshop FAQ, Sesame Street is not filmed in front of a live studio audience and the set is not able to accommodate guests. There ...


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Sesame Street is filmed at Kaufman-Astoria Studios in Queens. The studio isn't generally open to the public, so unless you know somebody or are involved in a production I wouldn't count on a tour. However, I'd highly recommend a trip to the nearby Museum of the Moving Image, which houses a number of Sesame Street artifacts, regular Jim Henson/Muppet film ...


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Honestly? There's only a few dozen intersections where this sort of ambiguity is a thing; while Street, Avenue is the most common usage, I've heard the reverse often enough, as have most New Yorkers, that if you're talking about an intersection of two single digit roads, you're going to qualify/classify it. There are a variety of reasons that this doesn't ...


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Getting in to Manhattan and back during peak traffic hours is a lost cause and you'll have to settle for the airport lounge or something less exotic. JFK is a scant stone's throw from the Boardwalk on Rockaway Beach however. While it does not have a Tiffany's or a Times Square, it might do as a bit of 'niche Americana'. It's a civilized locale with ...


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It very much depends where you want to be for the drop. Supernova hosts a party which is technically in Times Square, just high up, and ages 18+ may attend, or 16+ with an adult. The Times Square Family Pass lets a family of any ages, although drinks will differ depending on age. Also you'd need to be with your family, presumably. The Wikihow article also ...


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You are now welcome to virtually tour the NYC office at http://s.tk/NYCTour, courtesy of Google Maps!


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Realistically, probably nothing beyond the airport - at least not unless you want to pay for taxis. The most obvious place to visit in New York is Manhattan, whether that be Times Square, Central Park, The Empire State Building, or pretty much any of the other major travel destinations. Public transport from JFK to Manhattan is relatively easy, but it's ...


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You likely don't have enough time to make it to Manhattan and back in time unless you want to really stress. If your 99-year-old grandma lived in Manhattan, I'd say get in a cab, get there, and bite your nails in traffic on the way back. It's probably worth it. But since your question implies there's nothing particular you'd like to experience, it probably ...


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This may be better suited for photography.SE Generally speaking your requirement of time lapse photography you will need a permit if you will be on city property and explanation of restrictions. When it comes to private buildings access to using the observation deck or the roof is regulated by the building owner. Normally places with accessible ...


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It's not the length of the layover that matters. Whether you just change planes in the intermediate city or stick around a while shouldn't make much difference, or possibly it would cost you more to stick around a while. What you're hoping to find is an unpopular city B (relative to the flight capacity in and out) so that flights A-B, B-C are cheaper than ...


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As it is believed to be a bacterial infection, early-stage Lyme disease is treated with 10–21-day course of antibiotics, with oral doxycycline, amoxicillin, and cefuroxime axetil usually prescribed. If it affects the heart or nervous system, ceftriaxone or penicillin may be administered intravenously instead. Lyme disease does not necessarily require ...


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As you said, sporting events are usually your best bet for a guaranteed National Anthem. While they (usually) aren't free, if you're not picky about your sport, there's probably more than a few that you can get for relatively cheap. Soccer (football) is in mid-season right now so tickets probably aren't that expensive and I know that there're at least two ...


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It is likely that the establishment first offering pizza in NYC is now lost in the mists of time. Having said that, you can check out Lombardi's Pizza, 22 Spring Street (at the corner of Spring and Mott; also a one-time boundary of New York's Little Italy). Lombardi's has been operating on the same location since 1905, and for a pizza house, that's truly ...


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It shouldn't be any worse than usual - it might even be a bit light; Larchmont is a ways north of NYC proper, so I wouldn't expect significant NYE related backups there. One thing that you should be wary about however, is drunk drivers! There will probably be more of them on the road than usual that night, so be cautious and alert. (Similarly, there will ...


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Boro Taxis may not pick up passengers via curbside hail/taxi stand from La Guardia or Kennedy airport. They may take you to the airport, and, as with a standard Yellow taxi, may not refuse to do so. They are also allowed to perform prearranged pickups from the airports, if you contact a dispatch company. In this sense, they are no different from any of the ...


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There are tours designed specifically for this: Free Tours by Foot gives a few choices like: Times Square Church Brooklyn Tabernacle Of course that's not the only venue to hear the a gospel choir B.B. King Blues Club has Harlem Gospel Choir performing. Or you can just review the New York Gospel site to find the venue you might like.


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At this time the only way to check your MetroCard balance is by using a machine in a subway station. This is because while MetroCard does have a central database of all transactions, it is not accessible in real time, and the balance (or unlimited ride expiration) is encoded directly on the card's magnetic stripe each time you swipe it at a turnstile or ...


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The "Express" here is for express buses, which serve parts of the "outer" boroughs that are not well served by subways. These buses have a higher fare. Express trains in the subway system do not have a higher fare. Your fare card is checked when you swipe it in the turnstile to enter the system. Once you're in, you're in. You can stay as long as you ...


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For just watching the ball drop and the festivities taking place in Times Square from within Times Square there is no age minimum. You just show up and go through all the police barricades to the "pen" where they put you. You cannot leave and return to the same place, if you leave you have to go to the latest "pen" the police set up. It's quite chaotic ...


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The Brooklyn-based New York Transit Museum conducts regular tours of the City Hall Station; however, the event is restricted to museum members at the $40 level and above. Tickets are currently $90 each, and require a copy of a government-issued ID and the signing of a release. The Museum conducts occasional tours of other facilities (e.g. the Williamsburg ...


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There are tours for the locations in New York City more specifically: OnLocation Tours Gray Line City Sites So pick your poison but this list is likely incomplete.


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As detailed on the Do I need a US visa to change planes in an American airport? question, you're going to need either a Visa or an ESTA to change planes in New York. (The USA does not offer direct airside transit) Once you're through immigration, have collected your checked luggage, then cleared customs, you'll exit basically out of the terminal. At that ...


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If you are looking for a long lay-over, you might look at booking two flights, rather than just one. In some cases, this can save money, if one airline offers the cheapest fare between A and B, and another offers the cheapest fare between B and C. Be sure to leave a sufficiently long layover each direction so that if your first flight is delayed, you won't ...


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A good time to arrive at an NBA games partly depends upon your definition of "good": 1. Avoiding lines/crowds If you want to avoid lines and crowds, arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the game's start time (or earlier with Club tickets) will help avoid the crowds. Here's what Madison Square Garden's website says about open gate times: Doors for ...


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Generally speaking most international point-to-point flights will not offer any savings when compared to transit flights. The only possible exception would be to find a cheap flight from a different European city and then using a low-cost airline (such as Ryanair or Easyjet) to get there. For example, I managed to find a flight from Oslo to Newark for 430 ...


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It means the station is closed. In this case, the station was closed after it was destroyed on September 11, 2001, and it has not yet been reopened. I believe it will be reopened sometime in the next few years as construction is completed on the site.


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Quite often the cheapest option is an airline that has a hub in a country that is neither the origin nor destination, so you have one flight inbound to their hub and one outbound from it on each way. As expected, the cheapest flights I can see (using random dates in April) are Aer Lingus via DUB Air France via CDG Air Canada via YYZ I would have ...


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This cannot be answered in absolute terms since the availability of tickets is not always given. Currently, for example, nobody can get tickets. There is, to my knowledge, no limitations who can get tickets to these shows, as long as they are available at all. As Ilya noted, this page described in late 2012 how you can get standby-tickets by waiting outside ...


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Here are two hotel bars where you can find quality cocktails (fresh ingredients, top shelf liquor, skilled bar staff): Soaked at the Mondrian Soho hotel - they have a great punch program Gallow Green is a rooftop bar at the McKittrick Hotel. They have a serious classic cocktail program and occasionally the servers will take on characters from a bygone era ...


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Someone's also put together a definitive list of all the locations they could find in the series, together on one map. It's amazingly detailed, and so anywhere on Manhattan that you happen to be, you're probably near a location. Another larger map is available as well, with captions. However rather than wander aimlessly trying to see each one, your best ...



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