EVERYTHING & ANYTHING NEW YORK CITY
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This is the Part 3 of the Anything and Everything New York Thread. There have been over 3000 posts on the previous thread, and 2000 posts before that so we're starting with a clean thread.
However, this doesn't mean that the information is not there. The old thread still has LOTS of useful information in it, and the 2009 version too
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Anyway, welcome to the New York Q&A Thread - take a look here for guidance on details to include in your post - this makes it easier for the regulars to help you outThere are old threads for specific queries, however nowadays these don't get used, and we just stick everything in this thread:Cheap Hotels in New YorkCheap Hotels in Long Island City, New YorkCheap Flights to New YorkShopping in New YorkThe Original Anything & Everything New YorkAnything & Everything New York - Part 2***NEW*** Pub Crawls An Alternative 10 Pub Crawl in ManhattanInformation Guides/ThreadsGuide to Booking an NYC HolidayGuide to Travelling in and Around ManhattanGuide to Sightseeing in Manhattan Why M4RKM doesn't stay in Times SquareComing Soon - Perfecting your New York Itinerary!Weather in New YorkThe ESTA Thread - Remember to register before you travel! The official ESTA siteHow to tell if you're clicking the official ESTA site on Google.General Reviews
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Time for some hints and tips.
1 - The centre of New York is Manhattan, in a tourist sense.
2 - You can't have a hotel close to everything, as Manhattan is 2.5 miles wide and 13.5 miles long. If you're near Central Park, you're not near the Staten Island Ferry
3 - New York is safe. it isn't like the movies or CSI:NY. It is the safest big city in the USA, and i think the 3rd Safest in cities over 100,000 people.
4 - The Subway is easy to use and safe, and runs 24 hours a day.
5 - the cheapest way to get from the airport is to walk, However, it is miles away, so public transport is the second cheapest.