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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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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 ...
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Can I buy tickets to Crown of Statue of Liberty on premise?

I couldn't book tickets in advance through the website. As I checked now the date are already booked. So I want to know whether I can but tickets on premise to the cruise and to visit the crown of ...
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Can two people use one Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard in New York for one ride?

I'm planning a three day trip to New York with my friend and I have done a small research on the their metro system and found out that it is better to go for either Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard or for ...
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How to request resend of Toll by Mail - NY [closed]

I traveled to New York and went through a toll bridge off of the Jersey Turnpike. They said they would mail me the toll, but I believe it was sent to the wrong address and I can't get it. I waited ...
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Map of the north east/west 42th and 45th street passages at Grand Central Terminal

There are underground passages at Grand Central Terminal in NYC that are open to the public. They fan out, underground going several blocks from the main terminal, both north and west. Many people ...
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A Day Trip to New York City [closed]

So, let's say I want to go to New York City to see a Broadway show and head back home immediately after. Say I live relatively equidistant from both Baltimore, MD and Washington DC, and BWI isn't too ...
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ESTA controls when travelling within two states in the US

I understand that ESTA travellers are allowed to travel and can also go the Automated Passport Control (APC) in certain airports. But once I have arrived in a state (e.g. NY) and then would like to go ...
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Is my New York driver permit count as an acceptable id to fly in U.S.?

I'm just became U.S. citizen, and I want to fly to Florida from New York next week but I don't have my U.S. passport (or U.S. passport card) yet. Can I use my driver permit to get on a plane? Some of ...
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Visiting the statue of Liberty

I will be staying in a hotel called Days Inn and Suites Jamaica JFK airport 9566 Tuckerton st, Jamaica and I will be with my wife and 3yrs old kid. What is the best way to visit the statue of Liberty ...
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Arriving NYC 4pm, departing 9am; is a Statue of Liberty visit possible?

I will arrive in New York JFK airport on a Monday at about 4 pm. My next flight will be from Newark at 9 am the next day. Would it be possible to visit the Statue of Liberty and how much would that ...
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Stairwell inside The Met Manhattan

I am planning my first trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I have all the galleries I want to see charted out, and I almost have an optimal path through The Met. But I have a specific question. ...
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Does the PATH train keep to schedule?

I think that almost all New Yorkers know that the subway schedule (not real-time arrivals) is almost always worthless - I wouldn't be surprised if many people didn't even know that there is a schedule....
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Do NJT buses accept more than exact change?

I'm considering taking NJT bus 62 to the airport from the West Village (in combination with the PATH train, which takes Metrocards, so that's easy). I've see online that the bus accepts only exact ...
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NYC to Centralia [closed]

How can I get from New York City to Centralia, PA the easiest/quickest? By car is estimated at around 2 hours 45 minutes, are there better methods available?
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Travelling by Greyhound for the first time [duplicate]

We will be travelling in September 2017 by Greyhound from New York City to Buffalo with no transfers. The tickets are already booked online. Our departure time is 8.00 am from the Port Authority. We ...
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Is there a roof-top bar in the Empire State building?

My wife and I plan to visit New York for the first time in a couple of days. A friend of us told us that instead of going to the top of the Empire State building (which implies long waiting times and ...
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Transit to Monroe NJ on weekends

This is my first question on this site, sorry if it isn't appropriate. I'm trying to find the best way to get from Brooklyn, NY to Monroe, NJ, or at least as close as possible, by public transit, on ...
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Good movie/cinema theaters in Manhattan for sleeping through a movie?

I have an unusual plan for spending a Sunday night in Manhattan -- I'll be busy until 11pm or so, and my flight leaves at 6am from Newark. This means I'll likely have to leave Manhattan by 3am at the ...
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Is the Tiffany yellow diamond on display?

Is the Tiffany yellow diamond on display at the Tiffany store on 5th ave. in Manhattan?
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When does NYC East River Ferry depart 34th st

I am planning to take the first East river ferry departing from East 34th street pier, on a Saturday. On this schedule, all it says is that the first ferry to arrive at the e34st pier is at 6:58am. ...
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Creative ways to get from NY City to New Haven CT not using cars/vans [closed]

So far I have found(If Im wrong on the prices or times I would love to know): Greyhound- buses from the port authority terminal Acela- From Penn station about 1 hr 35 minutes (about $59) Northeast ...
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Travel to New York

We will be traveling to New York City in October. There is a flight into Newark NJ on Southwest; the hotel is near Times Square. Are we able to get into Manhattan from Newark International Airport (...
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Waiting area near 7th avenue, 27th street, New York

I am arriving at 7th avenue, 27th street, New York by a Megabus around 5.30 AM in the morning. Is there a place nearby where I can wait for my friend for 3 hours ? Again I have a flight to catch at 2 ...
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Manhattan subway for the claustrophobic

I am moderately claustrophobic. The idea of riding a jammed packed subway in Tokyo makes me nervous. But I plan on riding the subway in NYC. Are there certain trains that are more busy and certain ...
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Book Now or Wait [closed]

I am travelling from Bologna to Philadelphia on Feb. 28 and then back to Bologna from New York on May 4. Currently, the price is 458 Euro for British Airways. However, many online forums say that ...
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Arriving at JFK (New York) Terminal 5 from SXM (Saint Martin)?

Flying from SXM nonstop to JFK via Jetblue Saturday departing 3PM local time. Will it arrive at JB terminal 5 or the international 4? I ask because terminal 4 is full of protesters, which I would ...
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Is there ample parking at the Staten Island Ferry? [closed]

I will be driving into New York City in the last week of July probably Friday the 28th. I was considering parking my car for 4 days at a parking facility near the Staten Island ferry, and using the ...
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Are DSLR cameras permitted in NY & DC tourist attractions?

I'm travelling to NY and Washington D.C. in the near future and am contemplating which camera to bring. I've noticed that many of the museums and tourist attractions have lengthy lists of prohibitied ...
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Prepaid SIM with data USA and Europe

I'll traveling to Europe and NYC in April/May and I want to know if there is a prepaid SIM that works in all Europe (I don't know which countries I'll visit) and in NYC? I only need LTE connection.
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How to understand the following suggestions when one falls in NYC subway tracks?

Someone gave some suggestion when one falls in NYC subway tracks at http://www.villagevoice.com/news/subway-conductor-tells-you-what-to-do-if-you-fall-in-the-tracks-and-other-transit-real-talk-6679243 ...
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JFK by Public transportation

The map indicates there are two routes from Manhattan to JFK: E-Train to Jamaica Center, then transfer to AirTrain to JFK A-Train to to Howard Beach, then transfer to AirTrain to JFK My reading ...
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Will a desktop presently working on 220V still function properly in New York City at 120V? [closed]

Will my desktop work in US, given there we have 120 volts supply and here in India we have 220 volts supply in households. I'm open for workarounds as well like a switched-mode power supply change, or ...
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Does purchasing tickets for the Empire State Building in advance allow me to skip the queues?

I went to the Empire State Building today and it was obviously very busy. The queue to get in was 1h30m long so I decided to come back later, and maybe even book tickets in advance. Now, I see that ...
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Since New York doesn't have a residential parking permit system, can a tourist park in Manhattan for free?

It seems that neither New York in general nor Manhattan have any kind of residential parking system as of 2016. Does this mean that a tourist can just go and park a car in Manhattan free of charge? I ...
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Is the Jersey City Port Imperial parking garage likely to be full during the summer?

I am planning a summer trip to Manhattan. I will be driving in. My current favourite parking solution would be to park at Port Imperial ferry terminal, and then take the ferry over. That way I would ...
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Where, specifically, was the statue of King George III in Manhattan? Can I visit there today?

A famous image from the history of the US Revolutionary War is the pulling down of the statue of King George III in Manhattan. Source: www.teachushistory.org It seems pretty clear that the statue ...
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New York City from Newark airport

I am a small town country girl traveling to NYC alone for the first time. I will be arriving at the Newark airport. How do I get to Manhattan from there? What is the best mode of transportation?