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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Can I park at JFK and use AirTrain if I am not flying?

I'm seeing a show in NYC on Sat. (driving in from Virginia) and looking for the best place to park, i.e. not NYC. My husband suggested parking at JFK Airport. Can I park there and take AirTrain to ...
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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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Chinatown buses - Buy online or at the counter?

I'm planning on taking one of the discount buses from Boston to New York City (Fung Wah/Mega/Bolt). Do people generally just buy their tickets at the counter, or is it better to buy them in advance, ...
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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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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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Can you walk across the Queensboro bridge to Roosevelt Island?

So I know that you can walk over the Queensboro Bridge, but can you stop off at Roosevelt Island? I know that there is also a Roosevelt Island Bridge, but I want to know specifically about the ...
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Where to hear live rendition of the National anthem in NYC?

What sort of events play live renditions of the Star Spangled Banner, that are preferably free for public? Sports events come to mind, but it is beginning to be late to get good tickets for cheap. We ...
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Is there a home of New York-style pizza in NYC?

Much like how when visiting Buffalo, and trying to get a bite of Buffalo Wings, anybody can go to any bar or restaurant to try one, but the "original" wings are at the Anchor Bar. Or, for example, if ...
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Uber pricing and cancellation policy in NYC

Rate: I understand the rate varies and there is surge time. At the time of order you are presented with a price. Is that a final price you pay? I've read too many reviews where people mention at the ...
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How many hours will it take to drive from Manhattan to Toronto on this “Black Friday” weekend?

How are regular Sunday drives starting around 8am from Manhanttan to Toronto compared to this Sunday (Nov 29th '04) with the Black Friday rush? Is there another time to leave which will be a shorter ...
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Checking MetroCard balance outside?

Is it possible to check my MetroCard balance outside of the subway in New York? For example, if I'm far away from a subway station while waiting for a bus.
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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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Car hire out of NYC

I'm looking to find some reasonable car rental rates on 22 November for 4 days. The cheapest I've found is over 100 USD per day using kayak. Is this normal for NYC?. I only need a small car...
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What is the cheapest time of year to fly from New York to San Jose/San Francisco?

I haven't been to California since I was a baby, but I have no particular reason / occasion that I want to go for. I'd like to go to the San Jose - San Francisco area; since the weather there is often ...
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Tours of Abandoned stations of New York's Subway

I have found a list on NYCSubway.org of abandoned stations of the New York's Subway. Some of them look pretty amazing like the closed City Hall Station. I just wonder if there are tours available of ...
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Recommendation for web-site aggregating accommodation in New York

I am traveling to the US east coast and I am just looking for accommodation in New York. I know that it is quite expensive in New York, but I am surprised that booking.com has only something about 400 ...
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What's the typical schedule for the New Year's Eve party in Times Square

What's the typical schedule for the New Year's Eve party in Times Square? I've checked out the official website, but the schedule is really simple...I expected most animation and attractions, like ...
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Hotel near Newark airport (EWR) for early morning use

I am arriving at Newark airport (EWR) at 6 in the morning, and my next flight is late in the evening. I would like to get a few hours of sleep after I arrive (and don't want to pay too much for it, ...
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Is it necessary to book an airport-to-private shuttle in advance?

We will be landing in Newark airport (New York). I know there are door-to-door services such as SuperShuttle that offer to book online. Is there a point to it? Would we skip a line? Save money?
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What are some recommended day trips from New York City for outdoor activities? [closed]

I am specifically interested in walking/hiking/cycling rather than going to the beach or skiing.
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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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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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Tourist speeding fine in USA

I got stop for speeding in United States (New York City) and I was issued a summons stating my offence. I was than told to mail it back to the court, stating if I plead guilty or not. I did so when I ...
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Mobile internet in New York City

I will be staying in New York City for a week, and I am wondering about Internet access. Using my own SIM it will cost me $26 / day for 50 MiB, then $3 for every MiB after that. That quickly becomes ...
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Options to/from from Newark (NJ) airport and Penn Station (NY) at 6pm and 10am

I am flying into Newark airport (NJ) on Tuesday and should arrive about 5:45 pm. I will need to get to a hotel that is pretty close (5 min walk) to Penn Station. What is the best/easiest way to travel ...
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Manhattan Ferry/Water taxi to Brooklyn Bridge park

I will be staying in NYC in a hotel in the Times Square area. One day I would like to go to the Brooklyn Bridge park area. Is there are way I can do so by one boat leaving the Midtown / West 39th ...
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Crime statistics of New York City neighbourhoods

This answer refers to NYC.gov as a source for crime statistics for each NYC neighbourhood. Apparently, the links is broken and I cannot find anything on the official site regarding this. Is there any ...
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When to arrive for a NBA game?

We are going to a basketball game when visiting New York (Knicks vs Raptors at the Madison Square Garden). The game starts at 8:00 PM. When is a good time to arrive at the arena? Photo by flickr user ...
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Which district to stay in while visiting these features in New York?

I'm looking to stay somewhere in New York around New Year's and I'm quite ignorant of the whole layout of the city. For starters, when I started looking Manhattan turned out to be quite a bit bigger ...
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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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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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Midnight public transport options from JFK to Marlton, New Jersey (greater Philadelphia area)

My international flight arrives at JFK ~ 00:00 on the 4th of September (Friday) and I need to get to my friend's place in New Jersey. From the little research I did, most options are closed till ...
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Hotel voucher for applying for a Schengen visa in New York City, USA (email confirmations not acceptable)

I realised that this might have been asked before from this Visa for France - showing actual hotel booking? I did that when I was in the UK as well. I showed them email confirmations from Booking.com ...
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Renting a car in Canada and drop it off in USA

I already asked a very similar questions here. But this time I'm looking for a car for two weeks (end of August until first week of September). I want to pick it up in Montreal and give it back in ...
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How to find out gate number for bus at Port Authority Bus Terminal?

I'm traveling on Greyhound from New York City to Mount Laurel, NJ. This is my first time, so I'm a bit nervous. On my ticket, it says that to check the gate number at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, ...
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Seeing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

https://www.showclix.com/event/TheLateShowwithStephenColb604314 recommends "you get in line no later than 15 minutes prior to 3:15pm". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Show_with_David_Letterman says ...
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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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Plans for labor day weekend (live in New York City) [closed]

Me and a bunch of friends (20s) are looking for a nice place to chill over labor day weekend. We are looking to spend $500 each for the entire trip. And we live around New York. Any suggestions?
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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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How often does New York subways get cancelled by cold weather?

I'm going to NY on the first fortnight of February. I'm aware that subways are the main means of transportation but I'm worried about frosts/freezes that could interrupt the service. Does it happen ...
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Where can I find an overview about concerts in Toronto, Montreal and New York?

I'm looking for a site that lists all of the big concerts that take place during August and September in Toronto, New York and Montreal. Is there anything like that?
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What are the parking regulations in Brooklyn?

I'm going to rent an apartment in Brooklyn, in the Clinton Hill Neighborhood. Apparently buildings don't have parking spaces inside them, unlike where I live (Ecuador). Instead, people park their cars ...
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Getting from Toronto to New York

I'm looking for a cheap and comfortable way to get from Toronto to New York. By cheap I'm referring to anything below 100 USD. Comfortable means, that I want to have a regular seat on a public or ...
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Is camera equipment and bags in general allowed on NYC Observation Decks?

I am going to see Ball Drop this New Year's Eve with three of my friends. We also plan to do some sightseeing and take some pictures on Jan 3 & 4. Two of us are into photography. Some of our ...
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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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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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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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Is there a difference between an Express MetroCard and a non-Express MetroCard?

I'm a bit confused here. I recently went on a trip to NYC. I took a 7-day Metro Pass (no express), since I was there for 5 days. It seems that on the third day, I took an express train on accident....
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Lyme disease treatment for tourists in the state of New York [closed]

I live in Dubai and on my visit to Upstate New York, I have contracted Lyme disease. Where can I go for treatment?
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How bad is traffic from Boston to New York City on New Years Eve?

I'm not trying to drive into NYC, but I am curious about the highways. In particular I'm trying to get to Larchmont, NY. Does it get better or worse close to midnight or after midnight? About how ...