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Questions tagged [new-york-city]

Questions about New York City, the largest city in the United States, located in the Northeast in the State of New York.

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Getting crown tickets for Statue of Liberty

I'm going to be in NYC near the end of July and was wanting to do the crown tour of the Statue of Liberty. Statue Cruises is only showing tickets from August 12 to September 30 available for purchase. ...
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What are these boxed doors outside store fronts in New York?

In New York around lower Manhattan I saw some storefronts with these boxed doors outside. What are they called and what is their function?
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Will renting a car ad hoc in NYC be much more expensive than booking it beforehand?

I will be in NYC and upstate from late June to early July. I'm planning to rent a car for the second half of the stay, but it could turn out I need one earlier. Should I absolutely book a car now to ...
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Sending my passport as part of my Canada Visa Application

Please I need a clarification on what to do? I was asked to submit my passport(s) by mail or in person following the instructions below; With your passport(s), make sure you include: the passport ...
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How can I book a tour of the Old City Hall Station in New York, USA?

I'd like to go on a tour of the Old City Hall Station in New York City. Quoting https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/oldcityhall/, Old City Hall tours are currently sold out through 2018. The next ...
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Atlanta to NY and back [closed]

We will be in Atlanta in May. We want to go to NY and back from Atlanta Hartsfield in a day. Is there internal flights we can take or can we go by car? And how long a journey is it?
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Online ticket benefits, Madame Tussauds New York

What are the benefits of Madame Tussauds online ticket purchasing as compared to walk up tickets? Also I see that there is a concession for Local Residents. I am staying in New York for 4 years with ...
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Which is better for moving from place to another in New York? [closed]

Iam Travelling for New York to work there and i will stay there , is it better for my low budget to use public transportation , or to buy a car for 1k $ and use it , is buying a car increase the a ...
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Transportation options from EWR to JFK airport [duplicate]

I have to catch an international flight from JFK on a Monday night. Looking for transportation options from EWR to JFK. Is Uber the cheapest option?
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Subway train route in Newyork city(Penn Station - Battery Park)

I want to go to battery park, NewYork from Penn station, Newyork. I searched Google map for direction. I have some doubts about that route. What is the meaning of 1,2 (I circle those in red) 2.It ...
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Will hotels let you stay a few hours at a discounted rate?

I know that I would need to contact the hotel, but generally speaking, if I'm staying at HotelX from 12/28-1/3, and my plane lands at 11:30PM on 12/27, is there any way HotelX can help us? Or will I ...
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Hudson River ferry on Christmas?

I am curious if the ferry from Port Imperial to Midtown runs on Christmas day. Do the free buses from the terminal to across midtown run as well, in full capacity?
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Greyhound from NYC to DC

Do Greyhound buses from NYC to DC depart from Port Authority or do they depart from the Greyhound station near the George Washington bridge?
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Transfer from LGA to JFK with a stop in Manhattan

I have a layover on a Sunday from 9:00 am to about 5:30 pm (the first leg is a domestic flight with AA arriving at LGA, the second leg is an international flight with Finnair departing from JFK). So I'...
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What is the cheapest way of travelling between New York and Las Vegas by public transportation? [closed]

I am looking for the cheapest way of traveling between New York and Las Vegas by public transport.I want to celebrate Christmas in Las Vegas this year.I can travel in trains, buses or any other ...
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Virtually 'drive' a route with Google Streetview

Is it possible to enter a start:destination pair to Google and have it display the streetview to illustrate what it would look like to drive the route? It would nice if one could 'play' the route ...
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Suppose I want to travel from New York to Toronto under F1 visa, what are the routes available and Visa rules?

I am concerned about the Transit Visas and other rules regarding my visit to Toronto for a few days, and how frequently I can visit Toronto to see my girlfriend.
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Best time to take Megabus to NYC from Philadelphia

I'd like to take the Megabus to NYC from Philadelphia. Concerning traffic... there will always be comparable high traffic in the metro area. However, I thought, the peak hours to drive into Manhattan ...
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How much is a 10 day trip ticket Rahway to Penn Station [closed]

How much is a 10 day trip ticket Rahway to Penn Station? I saw that there are 10 trip one way tickets so I guess you get a good discount. Actually I have to travel from Rahway to Penn Station and ...
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Fastest/cheapest New York airport to get to Brooklyn

Which of the three main New York airports (EWR, LGA, JFK) should I fly to to be the fastest/cheapest way possible to Brooklyn (Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206)? I'm planning to arrive in NY at about 9/...
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What additional costs can I expect when visiting a restaurant in the US where service is included?

I am going to a Michelin three-star restaurant in New York City this fall. On their website, it says that for the fixed-price tasting menu, both the course menu and the beverage pairing are ”inclusive ...
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Flight from Nassau to Newark via Miami

I'm hoping to book a flight with American Airlines from Nassau to Newark. The flight transits in Miami. I checked Nassau International has a pre-clearance procedure before I fly. I understand that I ...
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Hotel doesn't say “No Visitors,” but reviews do. What should I do? [duplicate]

I have NEVER in my life stayed in a hotel where it said visitors are not welcome. I am going to NYC, and my friend wanted to visit me, not spend the night. We have done this before at another hotel, ...
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2-hour layover between flights, LaGuardia to JFK

My flight lands at LaGuardia from Fort Worth but then my next flight to Bermuda is from JFK on a Sunday. I'm landing at 3pm and taking off at 5.10pm... Is this possible in August?
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Ordered World Trade Center ticket but can’t make it

I ordered a World Trade Center ticket for 2 PM on a weekday, but now I won’t be able to make it until later that day (let’s say 3:30PM). Is it possible to use that same ticket for later that day?
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What's the history of this train system in Queens, New York? [closed]

Is the train in Queens NY considered part of the New York subway? Is it completely above ground level? It looks like it is running along roof tops. What is the history of its construction? Do they ...
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La Guardia to Hampton Bays

I am arriving into La Guardia just before 8 pm on Thursday evening and want to reach Hampton Bays. Train, uber, ideas?
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Jain food options in NYC (Wall Street)

I will be travelling to NYC in June and will be staying in the Wall Street area. I follow a strict Jain diet (i.e. strict vegetarian with no onion, garlic, potato, or eggs in any food preparation) and ...
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Is there any relatively fast yet cheap way to reach the Bronx, NYC, from JFK?

In about 12 days (on Wednesday 30th) I'll be travelling to New York City and I'll arrive at JFK around 4pm. I will stay in an AirBnB that's located in the Bronx (Neill Avenue), and I'd like to be ...
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Cross-Sound Ferry (Orient Point NY > New London CT) Fullness

We're considering taking the Cross-Sound Ferry (with our car) on Thursday, August 2, rather than driving on I95 to New London. Because our flight's arrival at JFK might be late, and because north-...
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Landing in New York Newark, 5 hours until my flight at LGA. What's the best way to get there

My flight lands in EWR around noon, and then 5 hours later my flight is leaving LGA. I also need to try and eat then. Does anyone know the best method for getting from one airport to the other, and ...
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Where can I drop a rental car and switch to a train when traveling to New York City from the west?

I am planning a potential trip in the near future where I would be driving a rental car to New York City from Pittsburgh. I will be staying at a hotel near Times Square, but I would like to avoid ...
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Does New York have a higher number of people with tuberculosis?

I would like to send someone with special needs to this place, but they require that everyone be tested for tuberculosis. We have never travelled outside of the US, and we've lived in Oregon for all ...
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Strictly using a taxi: LaGuardia, Newark or JFK for midtown Manhattan?

Which New York airport would you choose for the easiest taxi transfer to midtown? So, You are using a taxi (or any similar vehicle service - limo, uber, etc.) You are arriving on a domestic flight. ...
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Do I have to whistle really loud to hail a taxi in NYC?

In the movies, we usually see that people whistle really loud and yell "TAXI!" in order to hail one. I can't whistle like that for the life of me. Where I live I usually raise my arm silently and make ...
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UK visa in NY (Indian Citizen)

I took all the steps as shown in the gov.uk link to Apply for a UK visa in the USA. Apply online Paid fees Go to your appointment Post your application For #4 I sent my application to following ...
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Can I find a museum pass in New York?

I'd like to visit New York next year and I was wondering if there is a sightseeing pass available so as to see more on a budget. I plan to stay for 10 days.
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Are there any restrictions for accommodation in New York?

I am looking to go to New York next year and a friend told me that there are restrictions on how long you can stay or where you can stay. Something to do with their laws. I live in Greece by the way. ...
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Cost and convenience of baggage storage at Port Authority NYC?

I am traveling to NYC by bus next week and arrive several hours before I can check into my accommodations. I have been told there is luggage storage at the Greyhound desk in the Port Authority ...
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ESTA reentry to USA after very brief initial stay in NYC. (2 weeks NYC, 2 months Canada, 2 months USA)

I have booked a flight to NYC in February, where I am due to spend 2 weeks. After this, I intend to get the bus from NYC to Toronto and from there spend 2 months travelling in Canada, before returning ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Penn Station New York to Penn Station New Jersey apart from walking/biking?

I don't mind walking a few minutes to and from each station, for example walking to the 33rd street PATH will allow me to get to Newark for a maximum of $2.75. But what about the bus? The NJ Transit ...
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When is the best time for fall foliage along the Hudson River?

I want to take a Metro North train north along the Hudson River from New York City, about 1-2 hours travel, maybe Peekskill. When would be the best time this year?
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How to escape hip-hop CD giveaway scam in New York City?

Here is a situation I encountered multiple times in New York City streets, lately. Usually at a sidewalk corner where people are likely to wait for the pedestrian crossing "walk" signal, a gang of ...
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Where is this blue tile in the New York subway?

About three years ago I took this picture inside a subway station somewhere in New York, either in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Now that I'm back in New York for a short while, I'd like to track down this ...
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What's the difference between the main deck and top deck of the Empire State Building?

Is there a significant difference in these two? Anything special to experience in 102nd floor? I believe the view of both floors don't have a significant difference. Apart from the view what are the ...
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How long does it takes to get into the ferry to visit Liberty Island on weekdays?

I have booked an online ticket to Statue of Liberty with Pedestal Access. The confirmation email that I received did not include information about access to the ferry. It says the ticket includes ...
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Is there a place to leave backpacks at UN headquarters before its tour?

I'm planning to visit United Nations Headquarters during my NY visit. In the security details page they state that they aren't allowing backpacks and bags larger than 14" (35cm) wide x 13" (33cm) high ...
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What is the most preferable time of the day to visit Times Square, Manhattan by tourists? [closed]

What are the most preferable time by many tourist to visit Times Square as a first time visitor?
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Can I refill 7-day Unlimited MetroCard to use as Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards after 7 days or vice versa?

A NYC MetroCard will cost $1 (as of today) each time we apply for a new card. So can we refill the "7-day Unlimited MetroCard" after it expires? For an example if I go to subway station on 8th day and ...
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With '7-day Unlimited MetroCard' in NY do I have to wait 18 minutes to transfer from one line to another?

Let's say during my trip I have to make a transfer from one line to another. According to the Google search I did, I found that in most of the stations where multiple lines are interconnected, we can ...