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City guide - New York, United States

The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle. It doesn’t matter what you call it; NYC is like no other place on earth! The attractions, shopping, restaurants, Broadway shows and simply the rhythm of the city are all you heard about and so much more.

Tipping: It is customary to leave a 15 to 20% tip.

  • Language:

    English

  • Currency:

    US Dollar ($) - USD

  • Country Code:

    +1

  • Time Zone:

    UTC (-5:00)

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How to arrive from JFK airport to the city

Train

First, you will need to take the inner train (AIRTRAIN) to exit from the airport. You need to get off at Jamaica or Howard Beach station to catch a subway, which is has marked letters. To reach Manhattan Take the A Train from Howard Beach or the E train from Jamaica (depending on the area you want to reach).

Cost 12.5$ (5$ for the AIRTRAIN ticket $7.5 +for the Subway ticket to all Manhattan area and the area that connects between Queens and Brooklyn).
Time 50-70 minutes
Hours both trains work 24/7
Website www.mta.info

* This is the cheapest way to get to the city, but also the most cumbersome way for passengers with luggage

Bus

You can find near Terminal 4 a station with express bus to NY. The stop stations are: Grand Central, Port Authority and Penn Station. In order to move freely between the subway and the buses you need to purchase a MetroCard.

Cost $16
Time 50-70 minutes
Hours 6:15 am -10:15 pm. The bus leaves every half hour
Website Buy bus tickerts here

* Suitable for passengers who do not carry a lot of luggage

Taxi

For those of you who prefer to travel by taxi, when you exit the terminals there are yellow cabs waiting.

Cost uniform tariff of 52 dollars for a cab with up to 4 people
Time 40 minutes- 1 hour
Hours 24/7

It is customary to tip the driver about 15% of total

Shuttle

You can pre-order Joint shuttles with other passengers / private transportation.

Here is a list of a few:

New York Airport Service Express Bus
Supershuttle
AirLink NYC
Central Park

The perfect green getaway from the concrete jungle. The park offers a variety of entertainment options, ranging from ice skating in the winter season, picnics, running the trails of the park, boating lake, performances, rock concerts, public theater and more. The nature lovers can lie down on the grass and observe animals such as Squirrels, ducks, and enjoy the ponds. We recommend purchasing the New York pass so you can experience the entire park for about 3 hours with stops. If it's too quiet for you, the streets surrounding the park are packed with cafes, museums and shops. On the western side is the Natural History Museum, and just opposite, on the other hand, the Metropolitan Museum. At the southern exit of Central Park you will find Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center and other attractions.

www.centralparknyc.org
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the world's most beautiful museums is located on the east side of Central Park in Midtown Manhattan .It contains dozens of different rooms with various exhibitions and many works of art from classical art, ancient art, Asian art, oceanic, African, Islamic and modern exhibits that change from time to time. You can also find in the museum rooms designed by architect Room Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as a large collection of weapons and armor. You can pay as much as you like to get inside and storage your stuff for free inside. We recommend downloading their app (for free), it includes audio Guides and recommended routes. Don't miss the roof terrace; it is the perfect spot to enjoy the magnificent view of Manhattan with a glass of wine.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 am- 5:30 pm, Friday- Saturday: 10:00 am- 9:00 pm
Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

www.metmuseum.org
Chelsea Market

If you are looking for a place to escape the hot or the cold with lots of unique foods and shops options then this is the place for you. This is the perfect place to shop for gifts or for yourself, you can find exquisite shops such as spice shop, a bakery, a bookstore, jewelry& clothing stores and more. This is a foodie's paradise with a mixture of small restaurants, takeout food stalls bars etc. This place is for everyone, including families. The market is located in the meat district area near the high line, so you can stop by before or after your walk.
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7am to 9pm, Sunday: 8am to 8pm
Address: 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets), New York, NY 10011

www.chelseamarket.com
Manhattan Skyline

a must see for everyone visiting New York, this is a fantastic sight from many different places. Our favorites are: Liberty park New Jersey, Staten Island ferry, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Bridge. You can get great views early morning, just a few hours after sunrise, and in the evening when the lights are on. It is gorgeous both day and night, just don't forget to bring your camera.

Broadway

Bright lights, glittering skies, electric atmosphere and crowd noises- Broadway and Times Square have their own pulse which is exciting and alive with unlimited options available. Don't miss the Broadway shows, they demonstrates the best of NYC has to offer! You can book shows at TKTS ticket booth in Times Square (and a couple other locations) if you do not have your heart set on a particular play and save 30%-50%. You can check each day's ticket availability on their app. If shows are not your thing, there are many things you can do in the area instead. You can find lots of delicious and cheap street foods, shopping stores around or just go for a nice walk and enjoy the special atmosphere.

www.broadway.com
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New York City is made up of five boroughs:

With each neighborhood possessing its own history, character, culture and style, every few blocks can reveal a new world. We suggest exploring them all for a true taste of local life.

Upper East Side

This posh residential area is anything but boring. Located just steps from Central Park, you’ll find the East River Boardwalk, the bars and restaurants of Second Avenue, and world-class museums and shopping.

Upper West Side

Family-friendly and chic. Cozy and trendy. Relaxed and lively. The many contradictions that make up the Upper West Side also make it one of our favorite neighborhood. Stroll with your family during the day and drink a beer with friends in one of many hip neighborhood bars come evening.

Midtown

New Yorkers come here to work; tourists come for the landmarks. Midtown is as crowded, loud and dynamic as New York City gets. Just Cross Manhattan on 42nd Street to absorb the energy, but make sure to keep up the pace or you’ll bump into plenty of locals in a perennial rush!

Union Square, Flatiron & Gramercy Park

This young and lively area is home today to street performers, off-Broadway shows and an ultra-hip dining scene. In the past, though, it was known for its innovative department stores and throngs of female shoppers, lending it the nickname “The Ladies Mile.”

Lower East Side & Lower West Side

These downtown neighborhoods are where you’ll want to go for a new wardrobe or a night on the town. Charming cobblestone streets are lined with cool bars and fabulous boutiques. Just don’t be surprised if you end up spending a pretty penny—it’s well worth it!

Chelsea/Meatpacking District

Filled with high-end art galleries and exclusive nightlife, this neighborhood’s laidback vibe makes it a hotspot for those in the know. Sing karaoke in a gay bar, sip cocktails at an outdoor lounge, stroll the High Line, or dine at the Chelsea Market.

The Financial District

No trip to New York is complete without a visit to the Financial District’s famous landmarks. From the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center to Ellis Island and Wall Street, every inch of this neighborhood is packed with history.

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