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How to move in New York  

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SHITIJ
Overall rating 10
How to move : USA: Nothing is considered worse in this country than 'not tipping' .. Taxi drivers/ guides.. Everyone expects tips.. Taxi Drivers/Tour Guides expect as much as 20-25%..!!! I think 10-15% is enough.. In taxi infact, just round off & just add... more 2-3 $ more if the bill is around 20-30$.. Hotels have no porters.. you need to take your luggage to your room on your own.. Luggage Trolleys at ALL Airports are charged..! All Internal Flights in US are like Budget airlines.. You dont get anything to eat.. just a soft drink.. All these airlines charge for more than 1 check in suitcase, EXCEPT southwest airlines, which allows 2 suitcases (20 kgs each).. Please have a converter handy to understand Pounds (weight), Gallons (volume), Fahrenheit (temperature).. Madame Tussauds Wax Museums: Every Major US City (NYC, DC, LA, Vegas) has a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.. I didnt go in any as i have been to London's.. You can go in any one where ever you have more time.. Or skip it altogether.. Natural History Museums: Similar to Madame Tussauds, every Big city in US has a natural history museum too..!! But the best one is in San Francisco in the California Academy of Sciences.. It also has a really nice 3D planetarium show.. Huge Dinosaur Skeleton in the central lobby, huge aquarium, really nice REAL natural forest created in a Huge enclosed chamber with live spiders, insects & birds.. Even its rooftop is a natural garden to see.. So, in a nutshell, Natural History Museum to visit only in San Francisco.. Its the best.. New York: New York is divided into 5 Boroughs: Manhattan (Most Imp), Bronx (Notorious for crime), Brooklyn, Queens (JFK Airport is here) & Staten island.. New Jersey is RIGHT NEXT DOORS.. just a tunnel ride across the Hudson River which flows on one side of Manhattan.. The other side of Manhattan has east river flowing into the sea.. 3 Bridges run from Manhattan to Brooklyn namely (BMW) : Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge & W... Bridge (soory forgot this name!).. All of following are in Manhattan.. * Times Square @ Night.. QuiteNice.. Click photos against the famous Nasdaq LED wall and other dazzzling LED screen displays.. * Empire State Building Observatory @ 86th floor.. Very nice.. Can Avoid going further to 102nd floor.. It looks the same.. Go in the day.. U can see till very far.. At night, all lights up.. But it looks the same in all directions.. * Skyride @ Empire State building (2nd level).. Not bad.. Simulated helicopter ride over Manhattan in 4D.. Not bad but if short on time, can easily be skipped.. * Boat cruise to Statue of Liberty.. No use getting down at liberty island as entry to the statue & museum on the statue's pedestal is closed due to renovations.. So, just take the cruise which takes u around it, rather than the one that stops there.. Unless you have some spare free time.. If u get down at liberty island, There's a food court @ the island with decent price.. Veg was also available.. Not bad.. Please DO NOT get down at the other island on this cruise (Ellis island) anyways.. Waste of time.. Just some borrrring museum on American History..!! Yawn..!! TIP: Take the New York Water Taxi.. Its Hop on Hop off Big Ferry boat.. and is quite good.. will also take you to brooklyn (across east river) and the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum in Hudson River (mentioned below) * Intrepid Sea, Air & Space museum.. A Huge Aircraft carrier Ship anchored in Hudson river, converted into a museum.. Nice.. * Walk on Brooklyn Bridge.. I took a ferry (5$) to Brooklyn & then walked another 1-2 kilometers or so to reach the starting point of Brooklyn Bridge.. To walk back on it to Manhattan.. Really nice.. one can hire a bike and cycle down too.. * Top of the Rock.. 70th Floor Rooftop of Rockefeller Plaza, overlooking central park on one side & emipre state building on the other.. Completely Avoidable as view from Empire State Building is better.. Why unnecessarily spend and go up on another high-rise rooftop..! * NBC Studio Tour.. Rockefeller Plaza is also home to NBC News Studios.. You could take one.. But advance reservations are required.. When I tried, it was full for next 2-3 days..!! * National Sept 11 Memorial.. Ground Zero.. Nice.. Just eerie to see HUGE, gaping, square 'holes' with water falls, where World Trade Centre towers once stood.. Nice experience.. But airport level security checks for entry.. Prior booking needs to be done on the net (for free).. * Central Park.. A stroll in this is verrry rejuvenating.. Nice to just laze/walk there if you are around and have some free time.. U can even rent a bike for half an hour (or more) and just cycle around inside.. It has water bodies etc.. * The Bronze Bull near wall street.. Not bad.. Worth a photo with it if u can manage/have interest.. Nearby inside a street is New York Stock Exchange.. Frankly, Just another building at the end of the day.. * Museum of Sex.. Interesting.. Do not miss.. * I took a hop on hop off bus tour too which took me around entire Manhattan.. Not bad.. * I took a metro pass which allowed me to travel freely in subways and buses.. * Shuttle service to/from JFK or other New York Airports: www.supershuttle.com/ www.goairlinkshuttle.com/
Roberto Carlos
Level 24     4 Trophy   
Overall rating 10
How to move : The Big Apple is waiting to be discovered, there are plenty of choices to suit all budgets and a lot of fun to be had and lots of places that will astound you. A word of advice, dress comfortably, with... more a nice pair of sneakers and go, and you'll discover the whole city. America is the country in which I would like to live for the longest period, maybe forever.
ravi shrestha
Overall rating 9
How to move : In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh ... There's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh There's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York
giordana bonanni
Level 11     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 9
How to move : You can only use public transport, the metro in particular, it's efficient and punctual, even from the airport. You can also rent a bike for a ride in Central Park or on the cycle paths around Manahattan Island and in... more the city.
Marianna Rossi
Level 29     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 10
How to move : The NY subway is open 24 hours a day! you can get anywhere by subway, there are as many as 25 subway lines, but the real New York is discovered on foot. I recommend getting a weekly ticket for $29,... more it allows you to take any metro line or bus.
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