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    • richardw
    • By richardw 25th May 18, 7:22 AM
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    richardw
    Hello All,

    Iím hoping some of you lovely lot will be able to tell me your tales (good and bad) of being in Times Square on New Yearís Eve please. Any tips, tricks or pretty much any information will be gratefully received. Many thanks.
    Originally posted by Julzed
    It can be extremely cold. Sydney hosts one of the best NYE.
    NYC is perfect in Spring/ Autumn.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • SC2018
    • By SC2018 29th May 18, 10:29 PM
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    I'm planning a surprise break for my other half. He's big into Jazz and I was wondering if anyone had any advice as all the tours seem quite expensive! TIA
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 30th May 18, 1:04 AM
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    i just got back from NYC and flew out AA and back on BA. AA were, by FAR, superior to BA. The service, the food, the seats.. everything.



    The only thing that is keeping me with BA is the bigger on board baggage allowance or i would definitely fly AA both ways.



    I have a question- can anyone please recommend a hostel with private rooms and a sink in the room? i usually stay at one midtown but as i am staying for extended periods now i would like a sink as i realised not having one is a huge inconvenience.
    • Ady87
    • By Ady87 1st Jun 18, 11:06 AM
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    Ady87
    Got back last week from a trip I won with work. 35 of us went.


    Stayed at The Refinery in Midtown. Did a Central Park bike ride, went to Tao for a 5 course meal and then in to the Nightclub. Had good meals in Little Italy and in Brooklyn. Also went to the 1 hotel Rooftop in Brooklyn for an evening and the Crown rooftop on another evening. The best bit is I didn't pay a single penny.
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 19th Jul 18, 2:26 PM
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    HELP- so i am flying into Newark in Sept as i need to be in Philly for a wedding. I dont want to stopover on flights as i am an anxious flyer as it is so i am going to fly out to newark, stay in manhattan for the night and then get the bus up to philly- staying in Philly till after the wedding then getting an amtrak back to EWR.

    Last time i was in nyc i got the Go airlink bus back to the airport (i usually get a cab from JFK to manhattan) and it was great. This time, i want to get the Go Airlink out. it will take me about 1.5 hours to get from the airport to the hostel i am staying at which is midtown.

    Does anyone have any experience of Go Airlink leaving newark and how is it?
    • Annie021063
    • By Annie021063 4th Aug 18, 2:23 PM
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    Hi everyone
    Traveling to NYC next week and was wondering a couple of things.
    A. Has anyone done a short cruise around the coast etc of NYC and if so which one did you choose
    B. Are there any casinos within NYC
    MANY THANKS
    Oh and we have a spare day ( our travel partners are seeing relatives) so want to do some quirky things, and suggestions apart from the normal sightseeing stuff
    Last edited by Annie021063; 04-08-2018 at 2:25 PM. Reason: Add bits
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 4th Aug 18, 3:47 PM
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    Ganga
    Got back last week from a trip I won with work. 35 of us went.


    Stayed at The Refinery in Midtown. Did a Central Park bike ride, went to Tao for a 5 course meal and then in to the Nightclub. Had good meals in Little Italy and in Brooklyn. Also went to the 1 hotel Rooftop in Brooklyn for an evening and the Crown rooftop on another evening. The best bit is I didn't pay a single penny.
    Originally posted by Ady87
    Great holiday if it cost you nothing
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • savvy
    • By savvy 4th Aug 18, 5:07 PM
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    savvy
    Hi everyone
    Oh and we have a spare day ( our travel partners are seeing relatives) so want to do some quirky things, and suggestions apart from the normal sightseeing stuff
    Originally posted by Annie021063
    Not sure if you class the Immigration Centre as quirky, but I found it surprisingly interesting, and one of the quieter attractions we went to, also loved mucking about in Grand Central Station and finding the arches where you speak into them Chelsea Market was cool and finding the door to the You Tube HQ We went on a film tour coach, but also as we were walking about we recreated movies at certain points and took pictures


    Think the magic for us were all the Christmas lights that were still up back in January and the snow storm was epic, just a shame we didn't get to do Roosevelt Island and see the ruin of the pox hospital, as we lost 2 days to illness (think it was food on our flight!).
    • Annie021063
    • By Annie021063 4th Aug 18, 9:14 PM
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    Annie021063
    Not sure if you class the Immigration Centre as quirky, but I found it surprisingly interesting, and one of the quieter attractions we went to, also loved mucking about in Grand Central Station and finding the arches where you speak into them Chelsea Market was cool and finding the door to the You Tube HQ We went on a film tour coach, but also as we were walking about we recreated movies at certain points and took pictures


    Think the magic for us were all the Christmas lights that were still up back in January and the snow storm was epic, just a shame we didn't get to do Roosevelt Island and see the ruin of the pox hospital, as we lost 2 days to illness (think it was food on our flight!).
    Originally posted by savvy
    Thanks Savvy
    • gracie10
    • By gracie10 9th Sep 18, 8:16 PM
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    Hi i'm looking for recommendations for nye. Want to avoid the chaos of time square. Any other recommendations for a family meal maybe with entertainment? Thanks
    • greenface
    • By greenface 12th Sep 18, 8:33 PM
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    Hi i'm looking for recommendations for nye. Want to avoid the chaos of time square. Any other recommendations for a family meal maybe with entertainment? Thanks
    Originally posted by gracie10
    have you booked a hotel ? where is it . If not stay in Brooklyn avoid around time squ . will be lots going on and transport will be mad so stay within a walk of your destination and hotel , If a family has youngsters TFIs are dotted around . More info would be better .
    hard as nails on the internet . wimp in the real world
    • Madrocks
    • By Madrocks 13th Sep 18, 10:07 AM
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    Madrocks
    Hi Everyone,
    Just after some advise pls. Myself, DH and 14yr DD are looking to go next year early july for a 5 night break. Have reserved two hotels inc free breakfast for approx $780. One is in Newark and the other Brooklyn. There's not much difference in the two in terms of reviews and im struggling to make a decision. However in terms of getting a taxi to and from the airport which would be better/cheaper? We dont plan on spending many evenings in Manhattan so once we get back to hotel would be looking to eat out in the area, again which area would you recommend.

    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 13th Sep 18, 10:13 AM
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    Nick_C
    However in terms of getting a taxi to and from the airport which would be better/cheaper?
    Originally posted by Madrocks
    Which airport?

    If you use Google Maps to plan a journey from the hotel to the airport, it should give you all the options.
    • londoninvestor
    • By londoninvestor 13th Sep 18, 6:42 PM
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    londoninvestor
    We dont plan on spending many evenings in Manhattan so once we get back to hotel would be looking to eat out in the area, again which area would you recommend.
    Originally posted by Madrocks
    I'd say Brooklyn would be much better than Newark in this regard.
    • savvy
    • By savvy 14th Sep 18, 4:51 PM
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    savvy
    However in terms of getting a taxi to and from the airport which would be better/cheaper?
    Originally posted by Madrocks
    We used a shuttle service which was excellent and fairly cheap, son once used a taxi and it cost about $70 for 2 of them.
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 14th Sep 18, 5:30 PM
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    Ganga
    We used a shuttle service which was excellent and fairly cheap, son once used a taxi and it cost about $70 for 2 of them.
    Originally posted by savvy
    I am sure the taxi price from JFK airport into town is $55.00 plus tunnel toll plus tip,do not know what it is from Newark airport.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 14th Sep 18, 6:47 PM
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    Nick_C
    I am sure the taxi price from JFK airport into town is $55.00 plus tunnel toll plus tip,do not know what it is from Newark airport.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    The flat fare is between JFK and Manhattan, but Madrocks is talking about staying in Brooklyn or NJ so not really relevant.

    Newark is metered plus a surcharge.

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/passenger/taxicab_rate.shtml#AirportTrips
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