About New York City

 

'The Capital of the World', 'The Big Apple', 'The City That Never Sleeps', 'The Empire City', 'The Melting Pot', these and several other epithets are used to describe New York City in reference to her sustained development and substantial economic prowess. One hundred and twenty-one years ago, in 1898, the five boroughs, namely: Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island were consolidated to form what is called 'New York City' today. The largest of the U.S.cities, New York is a melting pot of the world’s cultures, a virtual potpourri of various ethnicities. The city is a hub of culture as people from all over the world who have made this city their home have brought their culture and customs and blended the same into the fabric of this bustling metropolis. The city is called the epicenter of the arts and it is also the most linguistically rich city the world over and it offers a connoisseur of the arts an irresistible cultural palette from its myriad subcultures.

New York can be rightly called a  microcosm of the world. Each borough has its own trendsetting attractions, which are a veritable feast for all from the manifold theatres, mesmerizing museums, must-visit hangouts to the enchanting shopping experiences, ensuring every neighborhood is a traveler's delight. The best way to experience this multicultural ethos is to walk the streets of New York for a never-before impression of the metro's shopping nooks, markets, Oriental temples, eat outs and must-dos. New York encompasses it all, giving the locals and the tourists alike an insight into the diverse cultures of the world.

If you're planning a visit to New York, checking the weather is recommended. New York has four seasons-Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, and the transitions between seasons can be drastic. if you want to experience the tour of a lifetime, look no further than New York City.

Public Transport System

Subway and Buses are the Most frequently used. Taxi and Ferry are Specifically used. Rails are subsequently used.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness- Medium, Efficiency- Very High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Buses and Subway Base Fares are  $2.75. 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 2.00
Cup of Coffee USD 4.00
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.00
Rice/Kg USD 7.00
White Bread USD 4.00
Eggs (12) USD 4.00
Combo Meal USD 9.00
Fine Dining USD 80.00
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.00
Domestic Beer USD 7.00
Imported Beer USD 8.00
Bottle of Wine USD 15.00
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 14.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.00
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 3.00
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 3131.00

Dos:

  • Get the best deal on your flight to New York using Flights.com.
  • Go to Governor’s Island.
  • Take an air tram to Roosevelt Island.
  • Take a walk on Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Visit Top of the Rock or Empire State Building Observatory.
  • Visit the gorgeous Central Park.
  • Visit Lower Manhattan.
  • Use Google maps. You can ask for directions but New Yorkers are always in a hurry, so be quick about it.
  • Do have your Metrocard ready to swipe and know how to use it. You get a free transfer on the MTA(subway and buses) within a two-hour time frame of swiping your Metrocard.
  • Do get on board the Staten Island Ferry for free, a 25-minute trip that affords views of the Lower Manhattan skyline, Ellis Island, and the majestic Statue of Liberty.
  • Do visit the small museums.
  • On weekends, New York Water Taxi offers free 20-minute rides between Pier 11 on Wall Street and the hard-to-reach but the worth-visiting neighborhood of Red Hook.
  • Do dress according to the weather.
  • NYC water is clean and safe to drink.
  • Do get to where you are going as early as possible.
  • Hold your bags and belongings close to you, for fear of being mugged.

 

Dont’s:

  •  Don’t go to the High Line on weekends. 
  •  The Hop on and off bus tours show sights, but only from a distance where one won’t learn very much about them.
  •  Don’t take taxis unless it’s urgent as they are really expensive, instead use the subway.
  • Don’t stay or waste too much time in Times Square or Rockefeller Center. There is a lot more to do in New York.
  • As far as possible don’t drive as traffic is horrendous and there is no parking. 
  • Don’t be the cause of a sidewalk traffic jam, keep moving or get to a corner and don’t hamper people’s movement.
  • Avoid going for shopping to Midtown or SoHo as they are extremely crowded during weekends.
  • Don’t take disrespectful selfies.

Night Life

Boasting the finest clubs, bars and discos, nightlife in NYC is just amazing. With 24/7 public transport availability, the bars and clubs are generally open till 4:00 a.m. on weekdays or weekends earning it the moniker the city that ’Never sleeps.’ People also love to take leisurely strolls around the many famous bridges during the night. The city night time activities range from dance clubs, rooftop restaurants and bars, live performances from global DJs, live art, and much more to bring the party animal on all fours and craving for more.

Must See

• Pastrami sandwich at Katz's.
• Spend an afternoon drinking on a rooftop.
• Check out one of NYC’s City Hall train station.
• Eat a late-night chopped cheese sandwich.
• Do  the 3 a.m. karaoke at K-Town.
• Go to a Russian supper club in Brighton Beach.
• See a show at Radio City Music Hall.
• Ride the cyclone in Coney Island.
• Hang out in Brooklyn Bridge Park on a weekend afternoon.
• Have a drink at a (real) hidden bar.
• Visit the 9/11 Memorial.
• Explore Central Park’s secret.

Experiences

 

  • Watch a famous Broadway show.
  • Watch street art in Bushwick.
  • Watch an outdoor film at Bryant Park.
  • Visit the world-famous Lego store.
  • Watch & listen to the New York Philharmonic.
  • Join a scavenger hunt.
  • Cheer for the Knicks at the Madison Square.
  • Visit the Museum of Moving Image.
  • Get tattooed at Bang Bang.
  • Spend an afternoon at Modern Pinball NYC.

Activities

Big Deal Casino
Casino
Flatiron, 1 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016
Distance From City Center
4.5 km from city center
Marine Park Golf Course
Golf
2880 Flatbrush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234
Distance From City Center
29.12 km from city center
Central Park Zoo
Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, New York 10460
Distance From City Center
7.4 km from city center
Bronx Zoo Wildlife Conservation Society
Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460-1090
Distance From City Center
26 km from city center
Belleayre
Ski
PO Box 313, Route 28 - 181 Galli Curci Rd., Highmount, NY 12441
Distance From City Center
217 km from the city center
Poker in NYC
Casino
Midtown West, 112 W 34th St, New York City, NY 10120
Distance From City Center
5.14 km from city center
Kissena Park Golf Course
Golf
165-14 Booth Memorial Ave., Flushing, NY 11365
Distance From City Center
22.85 km from city center
Sunset Valley Golf Course
Golf
47 W Sunset Rd, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Jacob Riis Park Beach (Queens)
Beach
16702 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Jacob Riis Bathhouse, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
Distance From City Center
34.76 km from city center
Forest Park Golf Course
Golf
101 Forest Park Dr., Woodhaven, NY 11421
Distance From City Center
21.08 km from city center
Rockaway Beach
Beach
Beach 3 St. to Beach 153 St. and Boardwalk to Atlantic Ocean, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1577
Distance From City Center
39.75 km from city center
Prospect Park Zoo
Zoo
450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225-3707
Distance From City Center
4.25 km from city center
Staten Island Zoo
Zoo
614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310-2896
Distance From City Center
22.69 km from city center
Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct
Casino
Ozone Park, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY, 11420
Distance From City Center
24.12 km from city center
Witeface Mountain Resort
Ski
Rte. 86, Wilmington, NY 12997
Distance From City Center
460 km from city center
Queens Zoo
Zoo
5351 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368-3301
Distance From City Center
17.86 km from city center
Holiday Valley
Ski
6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville, NY 14731
Distance From City Center
597 km from the city center
Coney Island (Brooklyn)
Beach
Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)
Distance From City Center
23.65 km from city center
New York Aquarium
Zoo
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Distance From City Center
22.85 km from city center
Windham Mountain
Ski
19 Resort Drive, Windham, NY 12496
Distance From City Center
25 kmfrom city center
Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)
Beach
Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Distance From City Center
17.86 km from city center
Manhattan Beach (Brooklyn)
Beach
Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Distance From City Center
25.42 km from city center
Hunter Mountain
Ski
Rte. 23A, Hunter, NY 12442
Distance From City Center
203 km fom city center
New York City Photo Safari
Safari
175 W 73rd St Suite, New York, NY 10023
Distance From City Center
8.85 km fom city center
Dyker Beach Golf Course
Golf
86th St. & 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228
Distance From City Center
13.67 km from city center

Shopping

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  • Hand Crafted New York Skyline in a cube.
  • Vinyl Artwork.
  • Handcrafted Table Top Lamps.
  • Hand Carved NYC Mini Chests.
  • Items from Brooklyn Flea Market.
  • Artisan Foods of NYC.
  • Brooklyn Grilling Spice Set.
  • Farmer's Market Products.
  • Li-Lac New York City Chocolates.
  • Humans of New York Book.

 

Official Language

No Official Langauge

Other Language

English,Spanish,Chinese,French... Read more

Spoken Language

There is no official language ... Read more

Currency

US Dollar (USD)

Population

8.70 (Millions)

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Weather

Clear Sky 16°C

TimeZone

11:56 AM (GMT -04:00)

 

Ambulance

 

Police

911

 

Electric socket

Type A
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)
Type B
Type B (120 V 60 Hz.)

Airport Name / IATA Code

John F Kennedy - JKF

Airport Name / IATA Code

La Guardia - LGA

Best time to visit

April, May, June, August, September and October. These months serve the best climate in New York. A visitor will not shiver with freezing winter and enjoy the condition.

Moderate time to visit

July, September and October. This is the rainy season in NYC, average monthly rainfall is moderate.

Worst time to visit

December, January, February and March. There is bone chilling cold during these months in NYC.

Taxi

Start Tariff: USD 2.50

1 Km. Tariff: USD 2.02

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: USD 30.00

Available service

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