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On 5 Apr 2008 at 12:06am BONYAK wrote:
Any tips on where to visit?
On 5 Apr 2008 at 12:18am ANON wrote:
Empire state building, time square, naval museum, statue of liberty, battery park, wall street, greenwich, grand central station, central park, this is all without leaving manhattan island. empire state mall is a must but make sure you take an empty suit case as you will find loads to bring back and everything is so cheap, actually you can even buy a cheap case there. how long are you visiting for? Might not have the name right for the mall but it's the one thats only 10 minutes from the airport and they do a bus service from the airport for a dollar. enjoy yourself, i did.
On 5 Apr 2008 at 1:29am BONYAK wrote:
5 nights, is that enough? Flying to JFK how much are cabs to the city? Cheers for the info
On 5 Apr 2008 at 10:20am ANON wrote:
gage your cab on the same as it is here but remember it's dollars there so it's roughly half the cost. 5 days is more than enough to see everything in new york. If you have any spare time a visit to new york zoo is great. you can also do a day trip to philly by train which is an experience, The train trip is about 2 hours, philly is steeped in history, it's a must.
On 5 Apr 2008 at 1:32pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
When I go to New York (usually in and out of JFK), I always purchase a weekly travelpass at the airport which allows me to jump on and off buses, trains and tubes throughout the metropolis (including travel to/from airport to Manhattan).
Loads to do and see - depends upon your taste - suggest you purchase a cheapie travel guide before you go. Last year I purchased the "Rough Guide DIRECTIONS (New York)" for less than a fiver at Sussex Stationers and it quickly became one of my favourite guides (easy to carry around too).
I always go to the Empire Diner (10th Ave at 22nd Street) - an old railcar converted to a 24hr Art Deco diner. The food is good, cheap and the diner was used in the "Men In Black" films ("you need pie"). On my last trip I went to the Natural History museum and Planetarium - both were really good. Just get out there, have a wonderful time and enjoy the people watching!
On 5 Apr 2008 at 2:09pm The Super K wrote:
Cab was about 60 dollars plus tolls. We went for the weekend and had 2 VERY FULL days. Will be going back soon its a fantastic place.
We even got to see a bit of gang on gang violence There ware police wagons and camera crews all over the place.
Eat once at Ellen Stardust Diner on Broadway just up from time square.
On 5 Apr 2008 at 2:21pm S,Oliver wrote:
When you are there buy a copy of Time Out new York. It is easiest way of getting all the info about current exhibitions, filns, events museums etc.
get a travelcard as SOTP says.
Some less usual highlights for me include
go the tenement museum in the lower east side, as it is amazing. a building full of cramped apartments that were lived in by the newly arrived, that were borded up and preserved in a rental dispute in 1930. There is a particularly chilling story in one, about the occupant who disappeared that will change the way you think about historical documents and what they might mean.
Rowing on Central park lake is wonderful. View of park, skscrapers, wildlife, and exercisebuilds up some appetite to visit a proper diner.

On 6 Apr 2008 at 1:28am lord landport wrote:
my biggest memory about new york was ground zero.
some people say its morbid but i still think about it to this day.
at ground zero there is a gloss black skyscraper its only one look how tall it is and think F*** thats tall
then find a picture pre 9/11 of the twin towers and see the gloss black tower its a dwarf compared to the twin towers.
make syou wonder how those people felt you cant understand how tall they where until you grasp this.
please dont let this ruin your trip but for me it was the most moving.
On 8 Apr 2008 at 7:39pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Ground zero is very humbling (underline the very).
If you visit there, have a look at surrounding buildings as many still have the scars from being hit by falling masonry from the twin towers.

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