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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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There is not a single site or even multiple sites where the costs will be published. Reason being is that most doctor's practices are private businesses and are not governed by any entity as far as cost is concerned. From the past experiences of myself and many others the cost for a regular office visit runs $80-$200 depending on the physician. Urgent ...


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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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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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You've got tons of options. The LIRR has a Beach Getaways Page with ticketing and timetable options for a variety of the simplest options; The best part is that many of these include beach passes or related bus tickets in a package price, saving you some money. Long Beach is definitely the easiest, and probably my favorite. If you want a beach that has a ...


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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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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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Your best and quite possibly the only option would storing it at Penn Station in the Amtrak luggage storage facility or Schwartz Travel, which offers similar service. If you're staying in the hotel you can take advantage of their storage facility even after a checkout.


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Leave yourself extra time to get to the airport. Other than that, unless one point of your journey is on Staten Island, or literally along the course route, you probably won't even notice the Marathon. NYC is a huge city. The Marathon is a big event - and as you've noticed, the course sprawls all over town - but because of the somewhat mobile nature of the ...


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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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There are a few relevant rules but nothing that would seem to help you in this case. In the US, the most important rules pertain to overbooking but if the flight itself is cancelled, it's really up to the airline AFAIK. In the EU, there are extensive “passenger rights” but I don't think they apply to your trip either as neither your departure point nor your ...


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Ideally you'll want a place like Top of the Rock. However, they have a 'no tripod' policy, like Times Square and the Empire State Building. HOWEVER, The Top of the Rock does allow you to take a tripod but without extending the legs - read this guy's experience doing this. So potentially you could try it and just extend them ever so slightly and get away ...


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How high do you need to be? Have you considered shooting from a higher street or bridge, such as the High Line, the bridge outside Grand Central Terminal, or one of the bridges like the Brooklyn Bridge? Be sure to consider the security of your camera equipment when it's in one place for a long time, whether inside or outside a building. Don't take your ...


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In this case I'd do exactly what Google Maps advises, even though it may seem a bit odd. This route leaves I-84 well north of New Haven, CT, which is where I'd expect to see most of the traffic issues on this route at any time of day, let alone New Years' Eve, and bypasses it on Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Pkwy), rejoining I-95 well west of New Haven, and ...



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