Che vedere, che vedere....in New York City

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Che vedere, che vedere....in New York City

Post by Jen » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:00 pm

A great city to visit. One that I have visited many times. Share in english or italian.

NYC is broken up into 3 parts. Uptown, midtown and downtown. So let's talk about each section:

Uptown:
What are the must sites to see?
Where should I stay?
Where are some great places to eat?

Midtown:
What are the must sites to see?
Where should I stay?
Where are some great places to eat?

Downtown:
What are the must sites to see?
Where should I stay?
Where are some great places to eat?

What are some helpful hints to know before starting the day?
What is best way to get around town?
What's the best way to get from the airport to the city?
When's the best time of the year to go?
What are some of the festivities in NYC throughout the year?

Have fun!
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Post by dmj120 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:46 pm

If you have a local friend and are into the party scene, the South Bronx is awesome.
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Post by Roby » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:31 pm

I can tell you about my visit to NYC in 2003. Here is some information that could be very helpful.

This website will give you a lot of helpful information.



http://www.mustseenewyork.com/

Bus tour around NYC

http://www.affiliate.viator.com/brochur ... &AUID=2511

S and I took this tour …. It cost about $70 DOLLARS It is for 2 days. It includes tickets to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and we chose the ENS CLASSIC NEW YORK : tickets for the Empire State Building and Seaport Museum. Remember to redeem your boarding vouchers at the customer service desk in the Grayline Visitor Center.

It is definitely worth the money. DO NOT BOOK IT ONLINE.

Go to the GRAYLINE VISITORS CENTER AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS THERE. WRITE DOWN WHICH TOUR YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE . TO BOARD THE BUS YOU GO ACROSS THE STREET. HOWEVER, PLEASE ASK THE CLERK AFTER YOU BUY YOUR TICKET WHERE TO GO. DON’T LOSE YOUR TICKETS … REMEMBER THEY ARE FOR 2 DAYS.

Take a taxi to :

GRAY LINE VISITORS CENTER

777 8TH AVENUE

(It is between 47th-48th ST.)

WRITE THIS ADDRESS DOWN…



SUBWAY INFORMATION

buying the METRO PASS may be ideal for you.

If you are going to need to take the subway buy the two dollar tickets.

http://www.mustseenewyork.com/subway.html

http://www.mta.info/nyct/subway/index.html



HOWARD JOHNSON PLAZA HOTEL

This is the hotel that S and I stayed at. It is a good location. Near Time Square. I booked it on www.hotels.com for a great price. It is a 3 star hotel. The room was very spacious and clean , large bathroom. It is not far from the BUS TOUR . There are coffee shops and other restaurants near by. It not a high priced place, but it is very nice and comfortable. The staff is very kind.

http://www.mustseenewyork.com/howard-johnson-plaza.html

Another helpful website:

http://www.newyorkcity.com/


I would highly recommend that they take the TAXI from the airport. There are taxi stands just outside the airport. DO NOT TAKE ANY RIDES FROM ANYONE ELSE... THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO WILL OFFER YOU A RIDE (OTHER TAXI DRIVERS, OTHER PEOPLE) DO NOT GO WITH THEM. STAY IN THE TAXI LINE. THERE IS A PERSON WHO WILL ASK FOR YOUR DESTINATION (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER WRITTEN ON A PIECE OF PAPER WITH YOU) THEY WILL THEN GIVE YOU A LITTLE TICKET WITH THE PRICE OF YOUR TRIP FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOSTEL ... BELOW IT SAYS IT SHOULD BE $35 PLUS TOLLS (TOLLS ARE NORMALLY ABOUT $8). THEN YOU CAN TIP (MANCIA) THE DRIVER ABOUT $5 FOR A TIP. REMEMBER TO STAY IN THE TAXI LINE







Location: • From JFK Airport:

• By Bus

• New York Airport Service Express Bus

• To Grand Central Station

• (718) 875-8200

• $13

• Every 15 - 30 minutes

• 6:15 AM to 11:10 PM

• 35 - 45 minutes (longer at peak hours)

• Then take the subway uptown, train "6" to 96th St., trains "4" or "5" to 86th St.

• By Subway

• Free yellow, white and blue Long-Term Parking Lot Bus to Howard Beach Station.

• Connect to "A" subway train to Manhattan to Fulton St. – Broadway Nassau.

• Transfer to uptown "4" or "5" subway trains to 86th St.

• Subway: (718) 330-1234

• Bus: Free

• Subway: $2.00 (Coins or Metrocard required)

• Every 15 minutes (24 hours/day)

• Allow 1hour 30min

• Taxi

• Flat rate $35 plus tolls

• Uniformed Taxi Dispatcher

• Taxis are available 24 hours a day at taxi stands in front of terminals

• 30 - 40 minutes (longer at peak hours)


This is a cafe that a friend of mine used to own. It was great when I had been there.


Market Cafe

496 Ninth Avenue

( between 37th-38th street)

Additional information from my friends.

To check the weather before coming.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/l ... 1002921646

My friend recommends that you take the Blue Van Super Shuttle (I already sent you information on this) This a great idea. It is much cheaper than the taxis

http://www.supershuttle.com/htm/cities/nyc.htm

http://www.supershuttle.com/htm/cities/nyc.htm#Served

New York City Tours website It has other helpful information as well.

http://www.mustseenewyork.com/tours.html

My friend recommends that you take a cruise about the New York Harbor to get a good idea how big Manhattan is.



http://www.affiliate.viator.com/brochur ... &AUID=2511

http://www.affiliate.viator.com/brochur ... &AUID=2511

http://www.affiliate.viator.com/brochur ... &AUID=2511

http://www.affiliate.viator.com/brochur ... &AUID=2511


She also said that to learn the city best is to explore on your own.

The Metro Pass is the best way to go using the buses and the subway. You can purchase them at the subway stations. There are various ones. The monthly pass would be good for you once you are on your own. For day trips by the day metro pass.


Cybercafes

Visit this website for updated information daily. www.cybercaptive.com



Cyberfelds
20 E 13th St
Greenwich Village, New York City, NY 10003
US
212.647.8830
netrunnr@TECHNORAMA.NET


CyberCafe
250 W 49th St
New York City, NY 10019
US
212-333-4109
http://www.cyber-cafe.com/ use MSIE


Fulton Plaza Internet Cafe
106 Fulton St
New York City, NY 10038
US
212.835.8600
http://www.fultonex.com/


Internet Cafe NYC
17 John St
New York City, NY 10038
US
212-217-6043
http://www.internetcafenyc.com
info@internetcafenyc.com

NY Computer Cafe
247 E 57th St
New York City, NY 10022
US
212-872-1704
info@nycomputercafe.com


NewsBar
107 University Pl
New York City, NY 10003
US
212 254-1662
http://www.eatdrinkny.com/newsbar.htm
nkipperman@yahoo.com

Rick's Cyber Cafe
Casablanca Hotel 147 West 43rd St
New York City, NY 10036
US
1888 922-7225 toll free
http://members.aol.com/rickscyber/
casahotel@aol.com

Web2Zone
52-54 Cooper Sq
New York City, NY 10003
US
212-614-7300
http://www.web2zone.com/
info@web2zone.com

easyInternetCafe
234 W 42nd St
New York City, NY 10036
US
212-398-0775
http://www.easyeverything.com/usa/
gavin.richardson@easygroup.co.uk

Cyber Cafe
273 Lafayette St
Soho New York City, NY 10012
US
212 334-5140
http://www.cyber-cafe.com/


vOID
16 Mercer St
Soho New York City, NY 10013
US
212.941.6492
http://www.escape.com/~void/


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Post by Netminder30 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:37 am

Don't forget Little Italy. You'll know you are there when you see the green, white, and red parking meters!

It's not as big as it used to be as the Italian population has dwindled, but it is still probably the best place in New York for Italian dining. Along Mulberry Street, and between Grand and Canal streets, you'll find tons of Italian restaurants and some specialty grocery stores for your Italian cooking needs.

A little history -- between 1860 and 1880, 68,500 Italians moved to New York. By 1920, 391,000 Italians lived in the city. Hometown loyalties divided Little Italy into regionally-specific neighborhoods, with Northern Italian and Sicilian enclaves among others. Sadly, only a few thousand Italian-Americans live in Little Italy today, but it still draws a lot of visitors each year and maintains some of its Old World charm.

Come in mid-September and you can partake in the festivities during the annual Feast of San Gennaro, celebrating the patron saint of Naples with free music, parades, a Mass, and a candlelit procession. There is usually a festive atmosphere on other holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July too. The streets are often closed to traffic so you can safely stroll.

Here's a link for more info: http://www.littleitalynyc.com/about.asp

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Post by Jen » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:34 pm

As I have said, I have been to NYC many times.

When you go to visit NYC you should stay at a place that is where you will spend most of your time or is most centralized to where you will be visiting. :)

There are three sections to NYC; upper, midtown and lower manhattan

Upper and midtown have Central Park. There are many things to see there. Strawberry Field is there and the famous Tavern on the Green is right near there. I have lunch at Tavern. You can eat outside or inside depending on the weather. Call for reservations. This place has many Tiffany lights and glass. It's very cool to eat there at night when they have all the lights which are on their trees lit. Oh, and you can take a a carriage ride at the south east entrance by 5th Avenue.

In midtown there is the Theater district, the Empire State building, Fifth Avenue, Park Avenue Hotel, the Crysler building, Times Square, Trump Tower, Sardies, St Patrick's Cathedral, Rockerfeller Square.....

The Empire is cool to go to before dusk. Check their hours.
Fifth Avenue has Cartiers, American Girl Store, Tiffany's, the Apple Store, FAO Schwartz, Trump Tower and many other stores.

If you want to go to a show for a discount you go TKTS at the Marriot. Show up early and bring cash. You can buy tickets that are available from that nights show. Not all of them are there. Only the ones that have extra tickets available. you can check when to be there and what shows are available for the day at the TKTS website.

After the musical it is tradition to go to Sardies. It's by the two musicals, Phantom of the Opera and Spamelot.

More to come on the downtown later.....
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The Cloisters

Post by timLA » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:39 pm

A small, fantastic museum uptown is called "The Cloisters".
You can take the subway directly to it.
It's part of the Met and anyone who loves Italy will love it -
very medieval.
Here's their website:
http://www.metmuseum.org/cloisters/events/
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