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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Upper East Side to I-95 South via Car [closed]

If leaving Saturday 7AM from 78th and 2nd, two routes are considered for arriving at I-95 south: Lincoln-Tunnel via 2nd Avenue 278 to 95 via nearby FDR through Brooklyn / Staten Island Which is the ...
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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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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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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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Where can I attend a fight night club in Manhattan?

I have been thinking about a quick visit to New York in September/October, and I have heard about the 'fight clubs' inspired by, or reminiscent of, the 1999 eponymous film starring Brad Pitt. ...
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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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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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Buying tickets for New York Yankees game

I'll be in NYC on 13th September and was hoping to take my daughter to a Yankees game (we're Brits and are looking for the quintessential American day out!). They are playing the Toronto Blue Jays. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting from New York JFK airport to Manhattan, without the sneaky airtrain exit fee?

The last time I flew into JFK, I took the "free" AirTrain from the terminal out to the subway. I was rather surprised and annoyed, on getting to the subway transfer, to discover that it wasn't free ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Airline broke my bag but require a receipt to compensate from authorized company

I flew from Istanbul to JFK with Turkish airline a week ago and my bag came out missing a handle. I quickly went to the counter to claim the damage. The airline gave me an email for me to send all the ...
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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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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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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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NY Subway: What does it mean if a train stop is greyed out?

From a metro map I picked up in NYC: The Cortlandt St stop was greyed out. I happened to wander near the station near the WTC Memorial, but it seems it was locked for some unknown reason. What does ...
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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 ...