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1. Posted by seabranch (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Hi!

I'm looking for tips on what to do and where to go in New York: landmarks, places, churches, buildings, restaurants, pretty much anything! The more typical for NY, the better.

Thanks!

Martin

2. Posted by HELMUT B. (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

HI MARTIN

NEW YORK IS A GREAT CITY, I WAS THERE ON 2004, OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE LIBERTY STATUE, YOU CAN TAKE A FERRY AND GO TO THE CLINTON MUSEUM TOO IN THE SAME TRIP. BUY A CITY PASS FOR 50USD, WITH THIS, YOU CAN ENTER TO THE PRINCIPAL MUSEUMS AND ATTRACTIONS, FOR EXAMPLE THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING OBSERVATORY (GREAT CITY VIEW FOR TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES)... OTHERS GOOD ATTRACTIONS ARE THE ST.PATRIC CATHEDRAL, THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER, THE 5TH AVENUE FOR NICE SHOPPING, THE TIME SQUARE, BRODWAY, THE RADIO CITY HALL, TAKE THE RED TOURIST BUS DOUBLE FLOOR (LIKE ENGLAND), AND YOU HAVE TO EAT THE FAMOUS HOT DOG FOR 8 DOLLARS BUT WITH DELICIOUS TASTE,, ABOUT CHEAP HOUSING, YOU CAN STAY ON THE "BIG APPLE HOSTEL", GOOD ACCOMODATION AND EXCELENT LOCATION.. I HOPE YOU FIND USEFUL THIS INFORMATION...GOOD LOOK!!

3. Posted by travel101 (Budding Member 40 posts) 8y

Hi Martin,

I've been a New Yorker for the past 10 years so feel free to ask me any questions!

South Street Seaport is a nice, quaint spot. That's downtown along with Battery Park, the ferry to the statue of Liberty, Wall Street and the World Trade Center.

In midtown, there is everything the person above me mentioned along with the theater district.. if you'd like to see a play in NYC, go to http://www.tkts.com/index_default.html for cheaper tickets. The plays are usually around Times Square.

Don't forget to check out Central Park! It's beautiful and when you are in the middle of it, it's hard to imagine you are in the middle of such a huge city.

East midtown - the United Nations building and they have tours.

Great walking tours: http://www.bigonion.com/

Boat rides around the city but it might be too cold when you'll be here. It's a fantastic city!!!

4. Posted by makulit (Budding Member 40 posts) 8y

Hi,

Like nycerin I also live in New York. If you're on a budget you could see the Statue of Liberty by riding a ferry to Staten Island. It's free. I'd choose that one over the regular ferry that actually goes to the Statue, since you can't get inside Lady Liberty now anyway.

If you're going to visit museums, admission is free to MoMa (the museum of modern art) every Friday night from 4-8pm. On NYC museums like the Metropolitan Museum, Museo del Barrio and the Cloisters although there is a suggested amount you could just pay $1.

The only church I know that is a major tourist attraction is St. Patrick's Cathedral. Although, I keep on seeing tourists lingering around Baptist churches in Harlem.

I agree. Visiting Central Park is a must. The best time is during spring and summer, since there are a lot of free events like concerts, plays and movies at the park.

If you're into Japanese food you should visit Todai it's a cheap buffet restaurant in 32nd street between Madison and 5th avenue. Dinner costs around $25.

Travelling around the city is easiest via a subway train. It's a lot cheaper if you buy Unlimited ride tickets (1 day fun pass: $7; 7 day unlimited: $24). Both tickets can be used for subways and trains. Plus you could get around the city like most New Yorkers do.

5. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3535 posts) 8y

For something different why not try and book a big apple greeter - a non profit organisation where volunteer native New Yorkers show tourists their city - set up after 911.

We did it when we were in NYC in 2004 and had a wonderful time - Kevin our guide went above and beyond the call of duty - theres lots of communication and they ask you for feed back.

If you were thinking of venturing outside of Manhattan Island to see other parts of NYC it might be the way to go?

Anyway l can recommend them - check out their websiteHERE

6. Posted by jonnydonny (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

just got back from new york. whilst i was there went on a boat around habour to see the brooklyn bridge and the statue of liberty. u can get a boat to liberty island but get there early coz the que gets very big. went to ground zero and wall street. all these are within walking distnace to each other. go to times square but wasnt that impressed with it, thought it would be bigger. if u like a beer there a loads of irish pubs. seems every street had one. best one i found was called the pig and whistle just off times square on 47th street i think.

7. Posted by friscokid (Full Member 122 posts) 7y

i read walking west to east or vice versa on 14th street in manhattan is a great expereince.

8. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 7y

Dear all,

I've seen most of the tips here. It has been great.
I'll be flying in to New York alone from London on this coming Easter Holiday 6/4/07. Just got a great deal of £235 for a return ticket. Unfortunately I've only got a mere 10 days there and I hope
I can fully utilise it.

This will be my 1st time checking in to united states.
I believe touching down in JFK will be kinda of hectic and security gonna be very tight. I wonder how's the weather gonna looks like in April. Also, if I were to plan for a short trip to Niagara Falls do you think it's recommended since I've only 10 days to spare?

Kindly please advice.

Thanks you.

Cheers, ;)
Nick

9. Posted by friscokid (Full Member 122 posts) 7y

yes 10 days should be fine. i would use a car hire to get to niagra falls.

if you say day 1 and 10 are used for travel you have 8 days. 1 or 2 days for niagra falls if you wish to spend the night...

leaves you about 6 days for NYC and that will be plenty to enjoy much of manhattan. public transit is cheap and easy using the subway... weather should be nice

10. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 7y

Hi aj415,

Thanks for the advice. Do you know any backpacker hostel or budger room available in Niagara Falls?

Cheers,
Nick ;)