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Large city with street grid among cardinal directions? [closed]

Manhattan's streets are famous for their grid layout. According to the New York Times, lines representing the vertical streets are rotated by 29° from the cardinal north/south axis. I am looking for a ...
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Airbnb host cancelled 1 week in advance, what can I do about it?

we are/were about to travel to New York city as a party of 5 next week from the Netherlands. We booked an airbnb in December 2022. The city of New York has announced later to crack down on airbnb ...
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ESTA - Point of Contact and Personal Address

In two months I am going to be in NY again for tourism and since my prevuious ESTA expired, I need to reapply for a new one. This time, I am gonna stay in an AirBnB but I don't have the family name of ...
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Long layover in Newark, can I visit NYC?

I am a EU national going to the US for a conference. No visa, just the ESTA. When going back to Europe, specifically France, I will have a 17-hour-long layover in Newark: my first flight arrives in ...
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I booked an Airbnb in NYC, what do I risk?

I booked an Airbnb accomodation for a 9 days stay for 2 people in september 2023. I didn't know what the regulations of the city where at the time, and now I'm worried. The accomodation seems to be a ...
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Is there much snow around the Adirondack railroad in the end of February?

I'm planning to take a railroad trip from New York City to Albany via Amtrak (Adirondack route) end of February, for scenery purposes, but I am a bit worried I will only see lots of snow, so is it ...
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Best/Cheapest way to go from Washington DC to NYC, Manhattan

I am in Washington DC right now and want to go to Manhattan, NYC in the next few days. I searched for flights and the prices seemed very high to me for such a short time distance (compare to the West ...
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Boston to NYC weekend trip: drive to commuter rail station?

I'll be in Boston with a vehicle, but want to visit New York City for a weekend. What are the pros and cons of driving from Boston to a NYC suburb (e.g. New Rochelle), parking at the commuter rail ...
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How do I transfer from JFK to Newark after my flight from Germany? [duplicate]

Flight says I land in New York, JFK, NY but says I leave for my destination from Newark, NJ? How do I get to nj?? Is there a bus for shuttle or do I have to take a taxi?
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Where in LGA Terminal B can one buy a Metro Card?

In the old Terminal B there was a large machine inside the terminal near the stop for the city buses that sold metro cards. I do not know where that machine is in the new terminal B. Without a metro ...
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Where in Central Park was the photo "Child with a Toy Hand Grenade" taken?

Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962, is a rather famous photo by Diane Arbus: I came across this photo while reading about the background to the song "Teach Your Children,&...
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Why was I charged $26 for 1 ride on airtain and metro? [closed]

I recently took the air train to Jamaica, NYC then metro to uptown. I paid all the fees by adding $26 to my card - to be ready for later rides. After getting to my hotel I went out to ride the metro ...
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How to show proof of vaccination for attractions/restaurants as a Canadian in New York City?

My boyfriend and I are trying to replan a cancelled NYC trip for next April. We're both double Pfizer vaxxed and have all our cards and Canadian federal QR code. Based on my research, I'm confident we'...
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Is Saudia New York City-New Delhi flight ok?

I have to fly from NYC-New Delhi for emergency and Saudia airlines has a flight that's $1k one way compared to $2-8K on united, american airlines, emirates. It stops in Jeddah then onward transfer to ...
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Why fly to JFK instead of EWR? [duplicate]

As an ignorant person visiting Manhattan, why would I choose to fly to JFK if EWR is significantly cheaper? The distance is roughly the same at 19 miles, and the driving time is about 20 minutes more (...
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What does "Gate W" mean for a track assignment of an Amtrak train at Penn Station?

I know of a number of different entrances to the Track 5-6 platform from various parts of Penn Station. This site contains a set of nice maps detailing the station layout, indicating the entrances to ...
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Random station next to the J Canal St station of the New York City subway?

Look at the gray station circled above. I have noticed this station at the J canal st line irl and by researching maps What was this station used for? Can I travel via this station?
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Are there still NYC popup vaccination sites for tourists? If so, where?

I'll be traveling to NYC from abroad in a few weeks and am currently unvaccinated (I'm not a US citizen or resident, but I've already checked and will be able to enter the country). I've read many ...
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Quarantine Rule in New York

I am planning to visit New York from Dubai (UAE) in two weeks' time. What is the Quarantine Rule in NY at the moment? Are tourist attractions open in NY? Thanks,
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How does the 3-day quarantine in New York work out if I'm going from Pennsylvania to pick up a friend who's arriving in JFK from abroad?

I read the related post here but my situation is a bit different. I'm going from Pennsylvania to NYC/JFK to pick up a friend in a few weeks. We both live in Pennsylvania and would wanna go back home. ...
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Are New York's rapid COVID-19 tests acceptable for entry into Canada?

The standard COVID tests in New York seem to take 5 days for results, which isn't enough for Canada's requirement that you have a negative test within 3 days of your flight into Canada. Luckily New ...
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Quarantining process in JFK/NYC?

Assuming I tested negative today for covid and I arrive at JFK the day after tomorrow, how does the 3-day quarantine process work? I'll be in NYC for 5 days. So I arrive at JFK airport: do I have to ...
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Can I fly to New York from abroad, stay 4 days, and then leave abroad?

I have a flight from South America to NY on Friday, I planned to stay there for 5 days or so and then I leave to Denmark. However, I just learned about the 14-days quarantine restrictions that are in ...
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Traveling without an ID [duplicate]

I turned 18 on August 23rd, and have not been able to obtain a photo ID yet. The DMV's have been closed because of COVID. The one that I need to go to in my area is one of the few that's open, so it's ...
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Night travel Niagara Falls to NYC

I want to travel from Niagara Falls, Canada to New York City by bus (or train) overnight. The plan is to leave on April 29th in the evening and arrive thursday morning. So far I could only find a ...
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Are there any common tourist traps in New York City? [closed]

For example, are there cabs one should avoid?
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Transportation from Upper East Side to Newark International

What are the transportation options from 78th and 2nd to Newark international? Any insights into evaluating trade-offs in the evaluating options are appreciated: please state if any relevant actual ...
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NYC Grand Central to Times Square 2/3: take 7 or S to minimize walking?

I will arrive at Grand Central Terminal (via Metro North) and need to get to Times Square to catch a 2/3 train uptown. I see from the map that one can either take a 7 train or an S shuttle, but as I ...
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Any NYC hotels with included American breakfast? [closed]

Are there any hotels in NYC that include a traditional American breakfast (preferably buffet) with eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, pancakes and toast? Most I’ve seen only have a continental ...
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Best things to do in NY, when you're not that into cities? [closed]

I am heading to Chattanooga (Tennessee) in October- flying from London to JFK, and then flying on from there. I will have a few days in NY before heading on to Chattanooga, and am looking for ...
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When traveling to USA, New York, how to pay (Euro bank account) [duplicate]

When traveling from Europe to New York, which is the most cost-effective way to pay for anything? My purchases will mostly be places to eat, museums, stadiums etc. So should I exchange money when ...
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Do MTA monthly passes work in NJ?

I've lived in Manhattan for a few years and am now going to be in Hoboken for a few months. However, I'll still be commuting to Manhattan every day for work. I'm not at all familiar with transit to NJ....
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Toronto to New York by bus - what to expect? [closed]

I am thinking of taking bus from Toronto to New York at the end of September and back by plane. I'd like to sight-see a bit of the cities and countryside on the way. I see that the bus passes by ...
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Valid ESTA for US, but Check-In online says "Not received travel approval from the US authorities. Contact US Embassy or Consulate" [closed]

Tomorrow I want to fly to New York with my family. I have a valid ESTA for 2 years and have never been to the US. After filling out the information in the online check-in the following was written: "...
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Fastest/easiest way to re-enter US in NYC on a TN visa [closed]

I will be heading to NYC to begin a full-time job. I am Canadian and will be flying from Toronto. I booked my travel arrangements a while back but recently heard that my TN visa documentation may not ...
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Appointment issues for Schengen visa in the New York Center (VFS office)

I'm planning to travel to France on Aug 16 for tourism (Short Stay). The Schengen visa appointment is booked completely in the New York VFS office and the latest date I see when the appointment is ...
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New York subway Q train - view of Brooklyn Bridge

Does the Q line from Manhattan to Flatbush use the Manhattan Bridge or an East River tunnel? In the old days when it was the BMT Brighton line the express took the bridge and the local the tunnel. I'...
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JFK airport to downtown Manhattan at night

I'll be arriving to JFK airport in New York fairly late at night - flight arrival time is 23:10, so with passport control and luggage reclaim, I'm guessing it'll be about midnight by the time I get ...
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July 4th in NYC [closed]

Landing in NY on July 4th afternoon for a 5-day trip. Are there any July 4th festivities that are not super crowded? It seems like watching the fireworks is the #1 thing to do but I don't want to have ...
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Will my NYC Learner's Permit allow me to travel domestically without a passport?

I'm travelling from NYC to Oregon on the 20th of June, and just now I checked my passport and realized it had expired in April. If I want to renew my passport, I either have to wait 8 weeks or more to ...
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Where can I see fireworks in Brooklyn on July 4, 2019?

Possibilities: Brooklyn Bridge. In 2017, we went to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, but fireworks were not visible from there. So, I am asking to avoid that happening again. East River (where?) ...
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Scaffoldings in New York [closed]

I’m currently visiting New York and noticed that most buildings have scaffolding that you can walk underneath (e.g. the Empire State Building). I was wondering if this is; Because of construction Or ...
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UK Visitor Visa application NY decision delayed

I was one of the applicants affected by the temporary refusal of UKVI to accept biometrics at the USCIS locations. I ended doing my biometrics month after I applied online and it has been 4 weeks now ...
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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 a ...
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