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Official Visitor Guide Fall 2010

Official

Visitor

Guide

Fall 2010

Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930. Oil on canvas, 35 3/16 x 60 1/4 in.

Edward Hopper, Early Sunday Morning, 1930. Oil on canvas, 35 3/16 x 60 1/4 in. (89.4 x 153 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 31.426

Modern Life:

Edward Hopper and His Time

Opens October 28, 2010

Groundbreaking American art from the 20th century to today.

Groundbreaking American art from the 20th century to today. Whitney Museum of American Art Madison Ave

Whitney Museum of American Art Madison Ave at 75th St

(212) 570-3600 Open Wed–Sun

whitney.org

to 77th Streetthe 20th century to today. Whitney Museum of American Art Madison Ave at 75th St (212)

Celebrate fall with style and exclusive savings when you visit Macy’s Herald Square! Time to

Celebrate fall with style and exclusive savings when you visit Macy’s Herald Square!

and exclusive savings when you visit Macy’s Herald Square! Time to turn over a new leaf!

Time to turn over a new leaf! As summer shifts to autumn, make the transition with a fabulous new look from “The World’s Most Famous Department Store”. When you bring this ad to the Visitor Center, you’ll receive a reserved- for-visitors-only Macy’s Savings Pass* good for 10%* off thousands of items throughout the store.

Macy’s Herald Square Broadway at 34th Street

212-494-2922

Longer shopping hours! Monday-Saturday

10am-9:30pm

Sunday 11am-8:30pm

*Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. required. Details in store. †Hours subject to change without notice.

Sunday 11am-8:30pm *Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. required. Details in store. †Hours subject to change without notice.
Sunday 11am-8:30pm *Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. required. Details in store. †Hours subject to change without notice.

NYC Official Visitor Guide

A Letter from the Mayor

NYC Official Visitor Guide A Letter from the Mayor Dear Friends: Fall is a great time

Dear Friends:

Fall is a great time to visit New York. A stroll through Central Park is even more magical among the falling yellow, orange and red leaves; a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge offers stunning views in the crisp autumn air; and our City’s many cafés and restaurants provide an opportunity to warm up by sharing a cappuccino or hot meal with family and friends.

As the cooler temperatures prevail, inviting New Yorkers and visitors to spend more time outdoors, it’s the perfect time to take a tour of one of our City’s historic neighborhoods by foot or bike. Whether it’s Astoria, Cobble Hill, Greenwich Village, Richmondtown or Riverdale, there’s something exciting to explore in every borough. While you’re out, make sure to sample the local fare, with tastes from every world culture, and visit some of the one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques that give New York its unique character.

If the weather gets too chilly, you can duck into one of the many New York institutions that offer an entertaining and educational look at historical and artistic treasures. Brush up on Greek and Roman history in the magnificent Metropolitan Museum of Art; check out a Van Gogh or Picasso in the Museum of Modern Art; or visit a Chelsea gallery or two to discover the next big thing. And if you get tired walking through museums and galleries, take a seat at a Carnegie Hall performance or at a Broadway, Off-Broadway or Off-Off-Broadway show to experience the creativity that is the hallmark of our City’s cultural life.

The fall also boasts a number of outstanding events that are not to be missed—and that happen only here in New York City. Join the crowds on the streets in Little Italy for the Feast of San Gennaro, put on your favorite costume and take part in the Village Halloween Parade or cheer on the runners from around the world at the ING New York City Marathon.

Whatever you choose to do, we’re certain you’ll agree there’s no better place to vacation than New York City. Enjoy your stay with us—and come back again soon!

Sincerely,

your stay with us—and come back again soon! Sincerely, Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor 2 NYC &

Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor

EXPERIENCE A LEGACY OF ARTISTRY SOME TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, Michio Ihara
EXPERIENCE A LEGACY OF ARTISTRY SOME TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, Michio Ihara

EXPERIENCE A LEGACY OF ARTISTRY

SOME TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi, Michio Ihara & Paul Manship

The iconic statues of Prometheus and Atlas

Eastern Airlines Building and the TODAY Show studio

Mural paintings of Jose Marie Sert & Sir Frank Brangwyn

Relief sculptures by Lee Lawire, Gaston Lachaise, Attillio Piccirilli & Leo Lentelli

VISIT THE TOP OF THE ROCK BOX OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS

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Deck: Daily from 8:00am – Midnight Tours run daily, rain or shine I The tour lasts

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Table of Contents

This is New York City The Boroughs

006

Must-See NYC

014

Events Calendar

018

NYC Essentials

030

Fast Facts

030

Official NYC Information Centers

031

Getting Here & Getting Around

032

Transportation

037

Accommodations

047

Sightseeing & Tours

073

Arts & Entertainment

108

Museums & Galleries

135

Dining

150

Nightlife

203

Shopping

212

Sports & Wellness

223

Services

230

Subway Map

045

Index

237

Index of Advertisers

248

Reader Reply Card

248

Coupons

249

Foldout Map

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Key to Symbols

A Wheelchair Accessible

D

Senior/Student Discount

B Hearing Impaired Service

E

Kid-Friendly

C Visually Impaired Service

F

Gratis/Free

NYC event listings, exclusive deals, fun things to do and more.

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You may stay in New York City for a few days or a few weeks,
You may stay in New York City for a few days or a few weeks,

You may stay in New York City for a few days or a few weeks, but New York City stays with you forever. This autumn, feel the leaves crunch under your feet in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park or enjoy the native flora planted along the High Line, Manhattan’s new elevated greenway. Marvel at the massive balloons in the one-and-only Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; watch the world go by in car-free Times Square; bring your family to Madison Square Garden to cheer the Knicks and Rangers; or celebrate the new cultural season at Carnegie Hall, on Broadway and beyond. You could spend a lifetime here and still not see it all. This guide features tips on how to get more from your NYC visit, including how to get around, what to do each day and how to find special deals. For up-to-the-minute news and offers, visit nycgo.com.

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This is NYC

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Perfectly charred
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The Bronx

url:

nycgo.com | ilovethebronx.com

area:

42 square miles

population:

1.3+ million

travel time from Times Square:

30 minutes

Times Square
Times
Square
travel time from Times Square: 30 minutes Times Square Hip-hop was born in the Bronx. Colin

Hip-hop was born in the Bronx. Colin Powell grew up here. And Babe Ruth made his name here, too. Today, the borough celebrates those legacies and then some. Visitors can taste the authentic flavor of Arthur Avenue, the Bronx’s charming Little Italy; admire art deco architecture on the Grand Concourse; and take in colorful fall foliage at the Wave Hill gardens and conservatory. Autumn is also a great time to see all manner of flora and fauna at the New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, where you’ll find aardvarks, zebras and almost everything in between. Subways, buses, private car services and tour companies make all of these highlights easy to reach.

highlights:

Bronx Museum of the Arts | bronxmuseum.org | 718 681 6000 Works by artists of Latino, African and Asian ancestry.

City Island Historical Society and Nautical Museum | cityislandmuseum.org | 718 885 0008 Learn about the history of this small seaside community.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage | bronxhistoricalsociety.org/poecottage.html | 718 881 8900 The author wrote “The Bells,” “Eureka” and other works while living here.

Hall of Fame for Great Americans | bcc.cuny.edu/halloffame/ | 718 289 5161 America’s first hall of fame is a neoclassical colonnade with panoramic views.

Pelham Bay Park | nycgovparks.org | 718 430 1890 The City’s largest park, with 2,766 acres of recreation and wildlife.

Van Cortlandt House Museum | vancortlandthouse.org | 718 543 3344 The borough’s oldest building provides insight into a noted 18th-century NYC family.

This is NYC

Historic architecture on the tree-lined streets of BrooKlYN heightS. (Sightseeing)
Historic architecture on
the tree-lined streets of
BrooKlYN heightS.
(Sightseeing)

Brooklyn

url:

nycgo.com | visitbrooklyn.org

area:

72 square miles

population:

2.5+ million

travel time from Times Square:

25 minutes

Times Square
Times
Square
travel time from Times Square: 25 minutes Times Square “The borough of homes and churches,” as

“The borough of homes and churches,” as Brooklyn is known, is the City’s most populous borough and features some of its most exciting neighborhoods—each with its own distinct character. BoCoCa’s Smith Street, for example, is lined with cozy boutiques. In foodie-friendly Park Slope, grab lunch at a café and then stroll through Prospect Park, whose attractions include a zoo and Brooklyn’s last remaining natural forest. Williamsburg and DUMBO are hip culture factories teeming with galleries, pubs and performance spaces. Scenic Brooklyn Heights is the first neighborhood you’ll encounter after traversing the Brooklyn Bridge, the historic East River crossing that supplies breathtaking views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and New York Harbor.

highlights:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden | bbg.org | 718 623 7200 Acres of gorgeous flora adjacent to Prospect Park.

Brooklyn Brewery | brooklynbrewery.com | 718 486 7422 Tour the facility where the popular lager is made.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum | brooklynkids.org | 718 735 4400 Engaging exhibits for kids and families.

New York Transit Museum | mta.info/museum | 718 694 1600 Largest museum of its kind, in the City with the largest public transit system.

City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization | cityreliquary.org | 718 782 4842 Quirky NYC artifacts (e.g., paint chips from the L train) and programs.

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum | wyckoffassociation.org | 718 629 5400 National landmark offers insightful programs on early NYC agrarian life.

This is NYC

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Sunset on the high
liNe. (Sightseeing)

Manhattan

url:

nycgo.com | mbpo.org

nycgo.com | mbpo.org Times

Times

 

Square

area:

23 square miles

population:

population:

1.6+ million

home to Times Square

population: 1.6+ million home to Times Square Manhattan is New York City’s smallest borough in size,

Manhattan is New York City’s smallest borough in size, but it’s packed with a mind-boggling assortment of iconic attractions. First-time visitors should explore legendary urban hub Times Square, now a lively car-free pedestrian mall. For a break from the bustle, head to Central Park—an 843-acre oasis populated by trees, ponds, playgrounds, zoos and more. Uptown, Harlem boasts transcendentally tasty soul food. In Midtown, Top of the Rock and the Empire State Building offer the best views of the world’s most famous skyline. Farther west, you’ll find the High Line, an innovative public park 30 feet above street level. Of course, there’s also much more: Greenwich Village, SoHo and the Financial District all boast delectable dining, stylish shopping and fascinating history.

highlights:

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex | chelseapiers.com | 212 336 6666 Offers a staggering variety of athletic activities.

Ellis Island | ellisisland.org | 212 561 4500 Storied point of entry for millions of immigrants.

Museum of the City of New York | mcny.org | 212 534 1672 Delve into the history of the City and its inhabitants.

Rubin Museum of Art | rmanyc.org | 212 620 5000 Dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.

South Street Seaport | southstreetseaport.com | 212 732 7678 Shopping, dining, entertainment—all with stunning waterfront views.

TKTS Discount Booths | tdf.org | Same-day deals on Broadway tickets.

This is NYC

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The New York Panorama
at the QueeNS MuSeuM
of Art is astonishingly
accurate. (Museums)

Queens

url:

nycgo.com | discoverqueens.info

area:

110 square miles

population:

2.2+ million

travel time from Times Square:

15–30 minutes

Times Square
Times
Square
travel time from Times Square: 15–30 minutes Times Square Fun fact: the song “It’s a Small

Fun fact: the song “It’s a Small World (After All)” debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens. The song’s origin is fitting, as Queens seems to encompass the entire world within its borders: it’s the nation’s most ethnically diverse county and home to all manner of international cuisine. Astoria’s got Greek fare, while Jackson Heights and Flushing offer Indian and East Asian delicacies. Corona has Mexican and Central American food, and Woodside’s Irish pubs serve shepherd’s pie and Guinness. Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, meanwhile, boasts an Olympic-size indoor pool and popular soccer fields. Nearby, soak up some high art at hip cultural spot Long Island City, home to the Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, MoMA PS1 and Socrates Sculpture Park.

highlights:

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum | historichousetrust.org | 718 961 8585 Learn about the pioneering African-American inventor.

Louis Armstrong House | louisarmstronghouse.org | 718 478 8274 The late jazz legend’s house is now a tribute to his life.

Discover Queens Visitors Center | discoverqueens.info | 718 263 0546 Free discount cards for savings throughout the borough.

Queens Botanical Garden | queensbotanical.org | 718 886 3800 Themed areas include a “fragrance wall.”

Water’s Edge restaurant | watersedgenyc.com | 718 482 0033 Tasty seafood with a view of the East River.

World Ice Arena | worldice.com | 718 760-9001 Skate indoors year-round.

This is NYC

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Catch a free ride
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(Transportation)

Staten Island

url:

nycgo.com | statenislandusa.com

area:

59 square miles

population:

491,000+

travel time from Times Square:

30 minutes

Times Square
Times
Square
travel time from Times Square: 30 minutes Times Square A free ride on the Staten Island

A free ride on the Staten Island Ferry offers breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, downtown Manhattan and the New York Harbor. Once you arrive at the St. George Ferry Terminal, stroll the neighborhood, taking in sweeping vistas and historic architecture. Then dine at a local café and hop the S40 bus to the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Staten Island is a must for history buffs, too:

Richmond Town, for example, is a 100-plus-acre living museum with homes and a working farm. And just 15 minutes from the terminal, you’ll find authentic dosas and curries in Little Sri Lanka. The borough is easy to navigate by foot, bus or Staten Island Railway.

highlights:

Alice Austen House Museum | aliceausten.org | 718 816 4506 The cottage displays her work, including historical photos of Staten Island.

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum | garibaldimeuccimuseum.org | 718 442 1608 Former home of the man credited by many with inventing the telephone.

The Greenbelt | sigreenbelt.org | 718 667 2165 Acres of nature and recreational areas.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden | snug-harbor.org | 718 448 2500 The Chinese Scholar’s Garden is a must-see.

Staten Island Ferry | nyc.gov/dot 311 | 212 639 9675 Free scenic boat ride from Lower Manhattan to St. George and back.

Must-See NYC

Must-See NYC

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The steps near the Times
Square tKtS booth are
a fun place to relax and
people-watch. (Sightseeing)

Top Attractions

Broadway Theater | Times Square, Manhattan

livebroadway.com, offbroadway.org, timessquarebid.org 42nd–47th Sts. and Seventh Ave.–Broadway See Arts & Entertainment page 114. Restaurant Row | W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth Aves. See Dining page 194.

Brooklyn Bridge

visitbrooklyn.org Manhattan–Brooklyn, East River See Sightseeing page 78.

The Bronx

Bronx Zoo

See Sightseeing page 78. New York Botanical Garden

See Sightseeing page 86. New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium See Sports page 229.

Central Park, Manhattan

centralparknyc.org, nycgovparks.org See Sightseeing page 78.

bronxzoo.com Bronx River Pkwy. and Fordham Rd.

nybg.org 200th St. and Southern Blvd.

yankees.com 161st St.–River Ave.

59th–110th Sts., Fifth–Eighth Aves.

Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens

New York Hall of Science nyscience.org 47-01 111th St. (48th Ave.) See Museums page 147. Queens Museum of Art queensmuseum.org Roosevelt Ave.–Willets Pt. See Museums page 148. New York Mets and Citi Field mets.mlb.com 126th St. and Roosevelt Ave. See Sports page 229. US Open Tennis Championships usopen.org, usta.com See Sports page 229.

Lower Manhattan | Wall Street, Manhattan

downtownny.com East River–Hudson River, south of Canal St. Tribute WTC Visitor Center tributewtc.org 120 Liberty St. (Church–Greenwich Sts.) See Museums page 149. World Financial Center worldfinancialcenter.com West St. (Liberty–Vesey Sts.) See Dining page 202, and Shopping page 220.

Must-See NYC

Museum Mile, Manhattan

museummilefestival.org 81st–105th Sts. on Fifth Ave. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum cooperhewitt.org Fifth Ave. at 91st St. El Museo del Barrio elmuseo.org Fifth Ave. at 104th St. Guggenheim Museum guggenheim.org Fifth Ave. at 89th St. Jewish Museum thejewishmuseum.org Fifth Ave. at 92nd St. Metropolitan Museum of Art metmuseum.org Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. Museum of the City of New York mcny.org Fifth Ave. at 103rd St. Neue Galerie neuegalerie.org Fifth Ave. at 86th St. See Museums section, starting on page 135.

New York Skyline

Empire State Building esbnyc.com Fifth Ave. at 34th St. Top of the Rock topoftherocknyc.com Rockefeller Center, (enter on 50th St., between Fifth–Sixth Aves.) See Sightseeing pages 80 and 92, respectively.

Prospect Park | Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

nycgovparks.org, briconline.org Flatbush Ave.–Eastern Pkwy.–Prospect Park West See Sightseeing page 88. Brooklyn Botanic Garden bbg.org 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.) See Sightseeing page 78. Brooklyn Museum brooklynmuseum.org 200 Eastern Pkwy. See Museums page 143.

Staten Island Ferry | Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Staten Island Ferry nycgov.dot Whitehall–South Sts., Lower Manhattan; or St. George Terminal, Staten Island See Transportation page 43. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden snug-harbor.org Richmond Terrace (Tysen St.) See Sightseeing page 90.

Statue of Liberty | Ellis Island

Ellis Island ellisisland.com New York Harbor See Sightseeing page 80. Statue of Liberty National Monument nps.gov/stli New York Harbor See Sightseeing page 90 and Museums page 149. Statue Cruises statuecruises.com 877 LADYTIX or 877 44 ELLIS See Sightseeing page 107.

Uptown Manhattan: Harlem, Morningside Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood

welcometoharlem.com, wahichamber.org, harlemonestop.com, experienceharlem.com, myharlem.org, harlemmtmorris.org Columbia University columbia.edu Broadway at 116th St. Apollo Theater apollotheater.com 253 W. 125th St. See Sightseeing page 76. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine stjohndivine.org Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St. See Sightseeing page 78. The Cloisters Museum & Gardens metmuseum.org Fort Tryon Park See Museums page 143. The Riverside Church theriversidechurchny.org See Sightseeing page 88. The Studio Museum in Harlem studiomuseum.org 144 W. 125th St. See Museums page 149.

studiomuseum.org 144 W. 125th St. See Museums page 149. A happy resident of the Central Park

A happy resident of the Central Park Zoo.

Museums page 149. A happy resident of the Central Park Zoo. The Brooklyn Bridge is a

The Brooklyn Bridge is a historic architectural marvel.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Events Calendar Events Calendar Carnegie Hall, 120 years carnegiehall.org Fall 2010 marks another milestone for this

Carnegie Hall, 120 years carnegiehall.org Fall 2010 marks another milestone for this world-famous music hall. Special gala anniversary events, including artist-curated shows and the JapanNYC festival, continue through spring 2011.

Anniversaries

The Ailey Extension, 5 years alvinailey.org Underscoring Alvin Ailey’s lifelong commitment to bring- ing dance to everyone, the Extension, at Midtown’s Joan Weill Center for Dance, offers dynamic walk-in dance and fitness classes (including West African, ballet, hip-hop and jazz) for all levels, seven days a week. The programs, taught by expert instruc- tors, also include Teen Dance and Tiny Steps. E

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 100 years bbg.org/abo/centennial The Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates its centen- nial this year, with special tours, talks and exhibits throughout the year.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 110 years brooklynkids.org The newly renovated museum commemorates 110 years of exceptional children’s programming with a yearlong celebration of learning and family fun. E

El Museo del Barrio, 40 years elmuseo.org After a major two-year renovation, the City’s leading Latino cultural institution has reopened, with more display space to showcase its immense range of art. E

The Frick Collection, 75 years frick.org In honor of the Frick’s Diamond Jubilee, there are gallery talks, special programs and an educational film relating the story of Henry Clay Frick, his home and his art collection.

IFPDA Print Fair, 20 years ifpda.org/printfair The International Fine Print Dealers Association Print Fair celebrates two decades of fine prints from all periods exhibited by international dealers. Held November 3–7 at the Park Avenue Armory.

The Riverside Theatre, 50 years theriversidechurchny.org/theatre Dance festivals, musical programs, films, noted speakers, award-winning artists and youth entertainment are among the great highlights of this year’s anniversary. E

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 85 years nypl.org/locations/schomburg The Schomburg commemorates 85 years as America’s premier research institution devoted to collecting, preserving and sharing resources that document and honor black culture. F

St. George Theatre, 80 years stgeorgetheatre.com This newly renovated, major cultural and performance arts center on Staten Island is four score this year. Salute the occasion with special tours, concerts, dance performances, children’s shows, comedy, film shoots and awards ceremonies.

TADA! Youth Theater, 25 years tadatheater.com This award-winning company celebrates a quarter century of original theater programming for children. E

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Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.

metmuseum.org

Events Calendar

Ongoing

NYC Greenmarkets cenyc.org/ourmarkets Farmers and fishers from the tristate area bring fresh produce into the City’s five boroughs to sell directly to consumers. Many markets are held year-round, rain or shine. Check website for locations.

Harlem Sightseeing harlemonestop.org Explore Upper Manhattan’s diverse cultural history and hidden treasures—15 minutes from Midtown. See website for tours or visit the Official NYC Information Center at The Studio Museum in Harlem (144 W. 125 St.).

Jazzmobile

jazzmobile.org The 45-year tradition

of great jazz programming in NYC

continues. Attend lectures, jams, workshops, competitions and more throughout the City. EF

Through October 24

Dead or Alive madmuseum.org Materials from

nature, including feathers, bones, hair and a variety of plant matter, are used to create something entirely new by the 30 artists featured in this intriguing exhibition at the Museum

of

Through October 31

Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof:

Big Bambú metmuseum.org Identical twins Mike and Doug Starn take over the roof of

the Met. The 100-by-50-foot structure,

a crested wave made of bamboo, will

be constructed throughout the exhibit, eventually growing to 50 feet.

Arts and Design.

Through January 2, 2011

King Tut NYC: Return of the King discoverytsx.com One of history’s most intriguing exhibitions returns to NYC. Behold legendary treasures and revel in the splendors of ancient Egypt at Discovery Times Square Exposition.

Through March 21, 2011

Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography moma.org MoMA presents more than 200 exquisite photographs that celebrate women’s role in and con- tributions to the history and canon of photographic images. The exhibition features works from the likes of Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Lisette Model and Nan Goldin, among many others.

September

September 16–26

Nan Goldin, among many others. September September 16–26 Paint the town red (and white and green).

Paint the town red (and white and green).

Feast of San Gennaro sangennaro.org Come hungry to this annual event, one of the City’s most

famous street festivals. The feast, which takes place in Little Italy, is a community salute to the patron saint of Naples, and features a parade, entertainment and street vendors.

September 17, 2010– January 8, 2011

Japan Fashion Now fitnyc.edu This exhibition explores the evolution of Japanese fashion over the past few decades, including designer fashions and eye-popping avant-garde

street styles.

September 17, 2010– January 9, 2011

Nueva York elmuseo.org Organized by the New-York Historical Society and El Museo del Barrio, Nueva York

examines the critical role that Spanish- speaking people have played in the history and cultural growth of New York City, from the founding of New Amsterdam in the 17th century through World War II.

September 20–25

New York Television Festival nytvf.com This festival unites artists, executives, industry figures and fans in one forum to celebrate the medium of television and help shape its future. In addition to the Independent Pilot Competition, the festival features panel discussions, premiere screenings and other special events to honor television as an institution and an art form.

September 24–26

New York Surf Film Festival nysurffilm.com This film festival is devoted solely to surfing and features movies from an international group of experienced and amateur filmmakers. The festival schedule includes panel discussions, meet-and-greets, lectures on surfing history and Q&As with stars of surf and film.

Narrated by WHOOPI GOLDBERG “Easily the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen.” —
Narrated by WHOOPI GOLDBERG
Narrated by
WHOOPI GOLDBERG

“Easily the most beautiful planetarium show

GOLDBERG “Easily the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen.” — Dennis Overbye, The New
GOLDBERG “Easily the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen.” — Dennis Overbye, The New

I have ever seen.”

the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen.” — Dennis Overbye, The New York Times
the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen.” — Dennis Overbye, The New York Times
the most beautiful planetarium show I have ever seen.” — Dennis Overbye, The New York Times

— Dennis Overbye, The New York Times

Open daily | Central Park West at 79th Street | 212.769.5100 | amnh.org

Journey to the Stars was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan; Papalote Museo del Niño, Mexico City, Mexico; and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.

Journey to the Stars was created by the American Museum of Natural History, with the major support and partnership of NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Heliophysics Division.

of NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Heliophysics Division. Made possible through the generous sponsorship of And
of NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Heliophysics Division. Made possible through the generous sponsorship of And

Made possible through the generous sponsorship of

And proudly sponsored by

Supercomputing resources provided by the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, through the TeraGrid, a project of the National Science Foundation.

Events Calendar

September 24–October 10

New York Film Festival filmlinc.org/nyff The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates its 48th film festival this year, with repertory masterworks, special events, works by new directors and cinematography.

September 27, 2010– May 14, 2011

The Metropolitan Opera Fall 2010–Spring 2011 Season metoperafamily.org The world’s critically acclaimed Met Opera opens its new season with Das Rheingold.

October

October 1–3

New Yorker Festival newyorker.com A three-day cele- bration of art and ideas, the New Yorker Festival features interviews, readings, screenings, performances, debates and events around the City, with respected writers, celebrities and more.

October 8–10

New York Comic Con & New York Anime Festival newyorkcomiccon.com Get two for the price of one, as the New York

Comic Con and the New York Anime Festival are concurrently held at the Javits Center. Experience the latest

in comic books, anime, video games,

Japanese cinema and more.

October 9–10

openhousenewyork ohny.org Get a rare insider’s look at some of NYC’s most celebrated buildings throughout the five boroughs with the annual openhousenewyork weekend. The event offers access to nearly 200 sites of architectural and design significance, including many that are normally closed to the public. The weekend also features talks, tours, performances and family-friendly workshops—all free. F

October 11

Columbus Day Parade and Festival

Join the crowds lining Fifth Avenue for the famed Columbus Day Parade.

A tradition since 1929, the parade

travels from 44th to 79th Streets and features marching bands, floats and colorful costumes—all in celebration of the City’s Italian culture and heritage. The festival occurs downtown on Broadway from Fulton Street to Battery Place and on Whitehall Street between Stone and Water Streets, and includes vendors selling food and gifts.

October 19–23

CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival cmj.com For five days and nights, more than 1,200 artists and 120,000 fans take over more than 75 of the City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters. Don’t miss your chance to participate in New York City’s largest music festival.

October 30

New York Knicks 2010–2011 Season Begins nba.com/knicks Watch the Knicks as they kick off the basketball season and begin their quest for an NBA championship. Home games are played at Madison Square Garden, the world-famous arena.

are played at Madison Square Garden, the world-famous arena. Spectacular Halloween floats. October 31 Village Halloween

Spectacular Halloween floats.

October 31

Village Halloween Parade halloween-nyc.com Head to Green-

wich Village for one of the biggest Halloween bashes in the country. Nearly 60,000 participants go all out in this one-up display of Halloween creativity—and anyone in costume is welcome to join. The parade marches up Sixth Avenue, from Spring to 21st Streets. The spooky fun starts at 7pm. EF

Boo at the Zoo bronxzoo.com Get into the Halloween spirit with Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo the last three weekends in October. Partake in family-friendly activities, including magic shows, scary stories, costume parades, a hay maze, pumpkin painting and more. And of course, get an up-close look at the creepy critters on display. E

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Events Calendar

November

TBA

New York City Horror Film Festival nychorrorfest.com Held at various venues citywide, this weeklong fright fest features both classic horror films as well as the submissions of blood- thirsty new filmmakers, drawing diehard fans and thrill seekers.

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square winterseve.org Experience free entertainment, live music, food tast- ings and more. The night kicks off in Dante Park (Broadway and 63rd Street) with a neighborhood tree lighting. F

Origami Holiday Tree Lighting amnh.org For nearly 30 years, the lighting of the American Museum of Natural History’s Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season for museum staff and visitors. Come see this striking 14-foot tree, decorated with more than 1,000 brightly colored, intricately folded paper decorations representing objects in the museum’s collection.

November 3–7

New York Comedy Festival nycomedyfestival.com Laugh loud and long with the New York Comedy Festival. This weeklong event brings the country’s best comedians to perform stand-up at venues across Manhattan. Last year’s acts included Andy Samberg, Artie Lange, Dane Cook and Tracy Morgan.

Andy Samberg, Artie Lange, Dane Cook and Tracy Morgan. Radio City, home of the Rockettes. November

Radio City, home of the Rockettes.

November 5–December 30

Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular radiocitychristmas.com Get in the holiday spirit as The Rockettes wow you with their kicks. With music, dancing and lights, it’s a fun time for the whole family, and a chance for kids to see Santa Claus in all his glory. E

November 7

ING New York City Marathon nyrr.org Cheer on both amateur and world-class professional athletes as they run the 26-mile race through all five boroughs, ending in Central Park.

November 11–14

Chocolate Show New York chocolateshow.com Treat yourself at this decadent and delicious weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion. See live demonstrations and chocolate art, taste samples and purchase some of the most amazing chocolate in the world.

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival amnh.org/programs/mead The 34th annual festival showcases international documentaries representing a wide range of works, from indigenous community issues to experimental nonfiction discussions.

November 11–14, 18–21

One of a Kind Show and Sale NY oneofakindshowny.com Meet hundreds of talented American artists and artisans selling original works to national buyers at this major annual retail show, featuring elegant home décor, decorative accessories, giftware and more.

November 2010–

January 2011

Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden nybg.org Model trains and trolleys zip over bridges and through winding tracks past scaled replicas of New York City landmarks, handcrafted by award-winning designers from natural elements such as orange slices, cinnamon sticks, poppy pods and pinecones. E

November 24

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Get a sneak peek of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a trip to watch the inflating of the balloons the day before. A tradition since 1927, the giant character balloons are slowly brought to life in the streets around the American Museum of Natural History (Columbus Avenue at 77th Street). Nets and sandbags are used to keep them from escaping during the night. EF

November 25

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade See the country’s greatest procession first hand. The giant character-shaped helium balloons are just the beginning; the parade also features floats, celebrity performers, marching bands, Broadway routines and more. EF

Events Calendar

November 26–December 14

African Diaspora Film Festival nyadff.org Explore the diverse races, nationalities and communities of Africa in this special annual cinematic event that weaves together powerful universal images of humanity.

Holiday Shops Holiday markets are one of the quintessential NYC holiday traditions. The shops at Grand Central Terminal and St. Bartholomew’s offer warm indoor shopping. Or bundle up and shop the scenic outdoor markets at Union Square, Bryant Park and Columbus Circle.

November 26, 2010– January 2, 2011

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker nycballet.com The holiday ballet classic returns to Lincoln Center to inspire another generation of sugar plum fairies. E

November 30

Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Mark the start of the holiday season in NYC with the famous tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. The towering tree is a sight to behold, and the lighting ceremony features celebrity guests, musical performances and more. EF

December

TBA

Lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah Celebrate Hanukkah on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. NYC’s 32-foot, 4,000-pound menorah is lit each night for the eight nights of the holiday. The festivities also include live music, singing, dancing, hot potato pancakes and gelt for children. EF

December 10

Celebrate the Holidays with Brian Stokes Mitchell and the New York Pops newyorkpops.org Feel the season’s spirit with the Tony award–winning talent of Brian Stokes Mitchell and the New York Pops, performing a variety of holiday favorites.

December 31

Times Square Ball Drop timessquarenyc.org Count down to 2011 with the annual Times Square Ball Drop. Nothing compares to the exhilaration of watching it live—plus, you can catch music and other performances before and after the midnight hour. With all the revelry, it’s best to get there at least three hours ahead of time. F

New Year’s Eve Grand Army Plaza Fireworks Check out Brooklyn’s dazzling New Year’s display with the Grand Army Plaza fireworks near Prospect Park. This free event is fun for all ages. The fireworks begin at midnight, but get there early if you drive; parking spots can be scarce. The best viewing spots are along Prospect Park’s West Drive and between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street. F

NYRR Midnight Run in Central Park nyrr.org Start the new year on the right foot, with the New York Road Runners Midnight Run in Central Park. The four-mile race draws runners of all ages. F

January, 2011

four-mile race draws runners of all ages. F January, 2011 Drinks at Asiate on the Upper

Drinks at Asiate on the Upper West Side.

TBA

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2011 nycgo.com Eat at some of the most exclusive and in-demand restaurants in New York City for a fraction of the price. Come out and experience the best in service, food and atmosphere with prix-fixe lunches and dinners during NYC Restaurant Week.

Winter Jazzfest winterjazzfest.com The annual Winter Jazzfest is known for showcasing top-quality jazz and experimental music. The festival features jazz groups from around the world, all hoping to impress presenters, promoters, talent executives, musicians and fans alike.

January 6

Three Kings Day Parade Come to the vibrant neighborhood of East Harlem for the annual Three Kings Day Parade. Celebrate the end of the holiday season while experiencing this festive tradition native to the Caribbean and Latin America. Enjoy lively music, bright costumes and an educational program for families. EF

Experience a Whole day of Fun in One Legendary Place Explore Imaginary Worlds! Don’t miss

Experience a Whole day of Fun in One Legendary Place

Experience a Whole day of Fun in One Legendary Place Explore Imaginary Worlds! Don’t miss the
Experience a Whole day of Fun in One Legendary Place Explore Imaginary Worlds! Don’t miss the
Experience a Whole day of Fun in One Legendary Place Explore Imaginary Worlds! Don’t miss the

Explore Imaginary Worlds!

Don’t miss the BAREFOOT BOOKS shop, featuring daily story time for all ages. Discover sing-along stories, multicultural travel adventures, fairytales, pirate story collections and more! Mon.-Sat., 11am, 1pm & 3pm Sun., 1pm & 3pm

LOCATION: 2 nd floor, past Wild Republic

Be a Celebrity Stylist!

Head to our STYLED BY ME BARBIE salon to customize your own Barbie. Choose from a closet of clothes, then watch your doll come down the fashion runway before you take her home!

LOCATION: 2 nd floor , at the back of the store

Unleash the

Inner Artist!

Visit our MAKE MEANING Pottery Studio for hours of creative fun. Choose from over 200 pieces and our staff will help you paint, fire and glaze your special work of art!

LOCATION: 2nd floor , next to the Big Piano

767 5th Ave., New York, NY (212) 644-9400

Events Calendar

January 12–27

New York Jewish Film Festival thejewishmuseum.org/NYJFF The New York Jewish Film Festival is the preeminent showcase for world cinema that investigates, records and celebrates the Jewish experience. Screenings are held at the Walter Reade Theater, the Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan.

January 19–23

New York National Boat Show nyboatshow.com Tens of thousands of boating and fishing enthusiasts start their season at the New York National Boat Show at the Javits Center. The show is recognized as the place to see the latest and greatest in boating, including yachts, canoes, electronics and fishing gear.

February

TBA

Lunar Parade and Festival in Chinatown Start the Lunar New Year in the heart of Chinatown as revelers celebrate with flowers, streamers, special ceremonies and a dragon parade over the course of two weeks. The parade usually winds throughout this neighborhood along Mott, Canal and Bayard Streets, and along East Broadway. The spectacle features elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances galore, musicians, magicians, acrobats and a procession by local organizations. EF

acrobats and a procession by local organizations. EF Everything’s coming up orchids at the New York

Everything’s coming up orchids at the New York Botanical Garden.

The Orchid Show nybg.org The annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden features thousands of orchids in exhibition and for sale. The com- prehensive exhibition offers tours, Q&A sessions, demonstrations, presentations and more. Each year’s show features a different theme; in 2010, thousands of colorful orchids were set among vignettes and the

intrigue of Old Havana and the Cuban countryside, designed by the celebrated landscape architect Jorge Sánchez.

The New York International Children’s Film Festival gkids.com The festival, designed to promote compelling, intelligent and challenging films for children ages 3–18, features animated, live action, documentary and experimental films from all over the world at several Manhattan theaters. E

February 14–15

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show westminsterkennelclub.org Considered to be America’s most prestigious dog show, the Westminster Kennel Club makes Madison Square Garden its home once again for its two-day run. A fun event for dog lovers to watch, the show attracts dog owners from all over the world hoping to impress the American Kennel Club judges.

March

TBA

National Invitation Tournament (NIT) nit.org The oldest tournament in men’s college basketball returns to Madison Square Garden this spring. Catch the country’s best young talent in their semifinal and final rounds; only one team—and school—can capture the crown.

March 3–6

Armory Arts Week armoryartsweek.com A neighbor- hood’s arts scene is highlighted each night of Armory Arts Week, with such events as open studios, gallery crawls, and receptions at embassies, international cultural consuls and museums.

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Get in on the green with the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the world’s largest to celebrate the holiday. The parade marches up Fifth Avenue, starting at 44th Street, and usually draws more than 100,000 participants. Be sure to check out parades in the other boroughs too—each has its own celebration, held on various dates. EF

NYC Essentials

NYC

Essentials

Fast Facts

Forecast

The fall season is cool, crisp and a good time to wear layers. Though cold and snowy with shorter daylight, winter is often blanketed with sunny, blue skies. Spring in NYC brings budding flowers, light winds and rain. Summer offers bright, sunny, hot days, with sunset late in the evening. Averages follow.

hot days, with sunset late in the evening. Averages follow. Take an autumn stroll at Verandah

Take an autumn stroll at Verandah Place in BoCoCa.

 

rain

   

fall

high

low

jan

3.7"

36˚F (2˚C)

23˚F (–5˚C)

feb

2.9"

40˚F (4˚C)

24˚F (–4˚C)

mar

4.1"

48˚F (9˚C)

32˚F (0˚C)

apr

4.1"

58˚F (14˚C)

42˚F (6˚C)

may

4.5"

68˚F (22˚C)

53˚F (12˚C)

june

3.5"

77˚F (25˚C)

63˚F (17˚C)

july

4.2"

83˚F (28˚C)

68˚F (20˚C)

aug

4.1"

81˚F (27˚C)

66˚F (19˚C)

sep

4.1"

74˚F (23˚C)

58˚F (14˚C)

oct

3.5"

63˚F (17˚C)

47˚F (8˚C)

nov

4.0"

52˚F (11˚C)

38˚F (3˚C)

dec

3.9"

42˚F (6˚C)

28˚F (–2˚C)

Geographic

Orientation

The City’s five boroughs—the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island—are linked by bridges, tunnels and ferries. Manhattan is an island 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide (at its widest). Except at its southern and northern tips, it has avenues running north and south, and streets running east and west. Traffic generally travels one way, going east on even-numbered streets and west on odd- numbered streets. Fifth Avenue divides Manhattan into east and west sides. Street addresses increase with their distance from Fifth Avenue, usually by 100 per block. Twenty north-south blocks equal a mile and street numbers increase as you go uptown.

Phone Numbers

• Emergencies (police, fire or ambulance): 911

• NYC government agencies (nonemergency): 311 or

212 NEWYORK

• Directory assistance: 411

• Multilingual visitor information counselors: 212 484 1222

• Printed NYC literature:

800 NYCVISIT or 212 397 8222

• Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities: 212 788 2830

Sales Tax

Sales tax in New York City is

8.875%.

Smoking

Throughout New York City, smok- ing is prohibited in all public areas including subway stations, taxis, restaurants and bars. Cigar bars that register with the City are permitted to allow cigar smoking.

Special-Service Needs

The City’s 24-hour public trans- portation system is accessible for hearing/visually challenged passengers. Subways have auto- mated voices indicating stops, and all buses and select subway stations are wheelchair accessi- ble. Many attractions, theaters and museums also provide

services. In addition, Big Apple Greeter (bigapplegreeter.org,

212 669 8159) offers special-

needs tour guides. More info is available at NYC’s hotline (311

or 212 NEWYORK); and at the Mayor’s Office for People with

Disabilities (nyc.gov/mopd, 212

788 2830, TTY: 212 788 2838).

NYC Essentials

Tipping

Many people in service industries (hotels, restaurants and transpor- tation) have tips factored into their wages. Here’s a suggested guide:

• Hotel doorman: $1 for hailing a taxicab.

• Porter/bellhop: $1–$2 per bag.

• Housekeepers: $1–$5 per day.

• Waitstaff and bartenders:

15%–20% of total bill.

• Taxi drivers: 15%–20% of total.
• Tips for other service personnel (e.g.: theater ushers, tour guides and coat checkers) are always appreciated.

tour guides and coat checkers) are always appreciated. The Official NYC Information Centers Official NYC

The Official NYC Information Centers

Official NYC Information Center–Midtown

810 Seventh Ave. (bet. 52nd and

53rd Sts.) 212 484 1222 Subway: 1 to 50th St.; B, D, E to Seventh Ave.; N, R to 49th St. Hours:

Mon.–Fri., 8:30am–6pm; Sat.–Sun., 9am–5pm; holidays 9am–3pm

Official NYC Information Center–Times Square Alliance

Seventh Ave. (bet. 46th and 47th Sts.) 212 869 1890 Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, to 42nd St./Times Sq. Hours:

Daily, 9am–7pm. Closed 12/25, 1/1.

Official NYC Information Center–Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem

144 W. 125th St. (bet. Adam Clayton

Powell Jr. and Malcolm X Blvds.) 212 222 1014 Subway: 2, 3, A, B, C, D to 125th St. Hours: Mon.–Fri., noon–6pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–6pm. Closed holidays

noon–6pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–6pm. Closed holidays The Official NYC Information Center in Midtown serves up a

The Official NYC Information Center in Midtown serves up a wide range of City details in a modern setting.

Official NYC Information Kiosk–Chinatown

Triangle where Canal, Walker and Baxter streets meet

212 484 1222 Subway: 6, J, N, Q, R, Z

to Canal St. Hours: Daily, 10am–6pm; holidays, 10am–3pm

Official NYC Information Kiosk–City Hall

Southern tip of City Hall Park on the Broadway sidewalk at Park Row

212 484 1222

Subway: 2, 3 to Park Place; 4, 5, 6, R to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; A, C to Broadway/Nassau St.; E to WTC/Chambers; J, Z to Fulton St. Hours: Mon.–Fri., 9am– 6pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–5pm; holidays,

9am–3pm

NYC Essentials

Getting Here

Airports

There are seven airports within 30 to 90 minutes of Midtown Manhat- tan: Kennedy (JFK), Newark (EWR) and Stewart (SWF) are international airports; while LaGuardia (LGA), Teterboro (TEB), MacArthur (ISP) and Westchester County (HPN) airports primarily serve domestic travelers. Transportation between airports and Manhattan is available via several options: taxi, bus, pri- vate car and the MTA New York City Transit system. Light-rail AirTrain links terminals at both JFK and Newark, and also provides quick service to airport parking, car rental companies and mass transit stations that connect to the City’s five boroughs.

Getting Around

MTA—New York City’s Mass Transit System

The best way to get around NYC is through a combination of walk- ing and mass transit. NYC’s sub- ways and buses are inexpensive, operate 24/7, provide a fun way to extend sightseeing and get you where you need to go, fast. Other interboro connections include ferries and even an aerial tramway.

connections include ferries and even an aerial tramway. For the latest information on MTA transit and

For the latest information on MTA transit and fares, go to mta.info.

Getting an MTA MetroCard is your first step to navigating the City by subway or bus. You can purchase a MetroCard at any

subway station from multilingual machines (which accept cash, ATM cards and credit cards) or booth attendants.

cash, ATM cards and credit cards) or booth attendants. MetroCard vending machines can be found in

MetroCard vending machines can be found in stations throughout the City.

Riders can choose a pay-per-ride

or an unlimited-ride MetroCard.

A single subway or bus ride is

$2.25. The minimum purchase for a pay-per-ride MetroCard is $4.50, and the maximum is $80.

Unlimited MetroCards enable users to ride as often as they like within a fixed time period: 1-day Fun Pass ($8.25), 7 days ($27), 14 days ($51.50) or 30 days ($89). Varying discounts are given for multiple rides, seniors (age 65 and up) and disabled riders.

Buses & Subways

(age 65 and up) and disabled riders. Buses & Subways Buses travel to all corners of

Buses travel to all corners of NYC.

The easiest—and quickest—way

to travel through NYC is by sub-

way. (Note: the subway does not go to Staten Island. To get there from Manhattan, you need to board the Staten Island Ferry. The MTA’s Staten Island Railway and buses transport visitors all around the island, from the St.

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810 Seventh Ave

(bet 52nd and 53rd Sts) +1 212 484 1222 tel

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City Hall (kiosk)

At the triangle where Canal, Walker and Baxter Sts meet

Southern tip of City Hall Park on the Broadway

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Holidays, 10am–3pm

Mon–Fri, 9am–6pm

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New Year’s Day)

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George Ferry Terminal in the north to Tottenville at the southern tip.)

Subway trains operate 24/7, and are often much faster than

street-level transport. For only $2.25, you can use the system citywide and transfer at designated stations as many times as you need, so long as you don’t exit the system through

a turnstile. You can even transfer

for free from bus to subway or vice versa within two hours of first swiping your MetroCard. Subway trains travel both above and underground (most Manhattan subway stations and routes are underground). Uptown trains head north; downtown trains head south; and crosstown trains travel east and west.

Subway stations are generally

eight to 10 blocks apart. Pick up

a free subway map from booth

attendants or at any Official NYC Information Center. Use the map

in this section of the guide to

NYC Essentials

familiarize yourself with the layout of the subway system. You can also visit tripplanner.mta.info for a customized subway or bus route.

Public buses are excellent for reaching destinations not convenient to a subway stop. All City buses accept MetroCards as well as exact coin change.

As with the subway system, riders pay a single $2.25 fare to ride any distance till the end of the route. Buses also operate 24/7 (there may be a few exceptions in more remote corners of the City). Waiting times vary, but usually run 10–20 minutes depending on the time of day. Travel times can be slow when there is a lot of traffic, but buses are great for sightseeing.

Buses generally stop at

alternating blocks on avenue routes and at every block on crosstown routes. Late at night,

11pm–5am, Request-a-Stop

blocks on avenue routes and at every block on crosstown routes. Late at night, 11pm–5am, Request-a-Stop

NYC Essentials

service allows riders to get off the bus anywhere the driver can safely stop. Simply inform the bus driver of where you want to get off.

Taxis

inform the bus driver of where you want to get off. Taxis Taxis are a convenient

Taxis are a convenient way to get around NYC.

Taxicabs operate 24 hours, pro- vide door-to-door service and accept cash or credit cards. To hail a taxi, stand at the curb and look for a yellow cab with an illu- minated white number on top. Off duty cabs display the illuminated words “Off Duty” on the same sign. Board and exit the cab curbside. At your hotel, the doorman can hail a cab for you (a $1 tip is customary for this service). There is a minimum meter fare of $2.50, and prices increase based on the distance and duration of the trip (assume prices are higher during peak rush-hour traffic). A variety

of surcharges apply above the

meter price and drivers appreciate

a

15%–20% gratuity at the end

of

a trip. Bridge and tunnel tolls

are extra (and not included in the taxi’s metered fare). For further details, visit nyc.gov/taxi or call 311.

Other Travel Modes

Walking and public transit are easy ways to get around, but you can also travel NYC by bike, pedi- cab, ferry, or even tramway if you so desire. Take a different route, and you just might see the City from a whole new angle.

There are already more than 90 miles of greenways—linear, open spaces linking parks and communities—in NYC and more green is being added. They’re great for walking, jogging, biking and in-line skating. In addition, Times Square now offers pedes- trians a car-free environment, and foot-powered pedicabs are a common sight in Midtown and the Theatre District.

are a common sight in Midtown and the Theatre District. Cycling is popular, healthy and environmentally

Cycling is popular, healthy and environmentally friendly.

Manhattan is home to an ex- tensive ferry system to take you uptown and downtown, as well as across the rivers to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. The Staten Island Ferry is one of the City’s transportation and sightseeing treasures.

Special-Needs Access

The City’s public transportation system is accessible to hearing

and visually impaired people and wheelchair-bound pas-

sengers. Some subways have

automated voices indicating stops, and all buses plus select subway stations are wheelchair accessible. In addition, many street-hail taxis now accommo- date wheelchairs. For further information about accessible taxicabs, call the City’s hotline (311 or 212 NEW YORK) or the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (nyc.gov/ mopd, 212 788 2830, TTY: 212 788 2838).

Transportation

Transportation

Planes, trains, automobiles

more—they’re all in New York City, ready to take you where you’re going. As a major US hub with seven area airports, the world’s largest public subway and bus fleet, plus an extensive network of bridges, tunnels, ferries and even cruise ports, the City is an easy and affordable place to reach and get around. And with more than 600 miles of bike lanes and paths, it’s also a great place for a two-wheeled tour or commute. Plus, if you’ve never taken a helicopter before, the City even offers unforgettable airborne tours (although choppers might not be the most efficient mode of City transportation, they sure are cool). Read on for airport information, public transit tips and everything else you need to get from point A to point B in NYC. To create customized bus and subway itineraries, use the helpful websites hopstop .com and tripplanner.mta.info.

ferries, pedicabs and

subway itineraries, use the helpful websites hopstop .com and tripplanner.mta.info. ferries, pedicabs and nycgo.com 37

Transportation

Getting Here

Airports

Several airports are within one hour of Midtown Manhattan. Once you're here, navigating the City is easy and cost effective. See Getting Around the City in this chapter.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) kennedyairport.com 718 244 4444

Queens JFK handles the most interna- tional traffic of any airport in the US. Operates 24/7 and is comprised of nine passenger terminals. The cheapest (but not fastest) transfer from JFK into the City is $5 on the AirTrain (which connects to the City’s $2.25 “A” subway). Alternate trans- fers/costs: $16–$20 for van or bus, $45 for yellow taxi (not including tolls and tip), and more for private limo hire.

Distance to Midtown: 15 miles Time to Midtown: 50–75 minutes AB

LaGuardia Airport (LGA) laguardiaairport.com

718 533 3400 | Queens The closest

airport to Midtown Manhattan and used primarily for domestic flights. The cheapest transfer into the City costs $2.25 on the City’s public subway or bus. Alternate transfers and costs: $12–$20 for private van or bus, $24–$28 for yellow medallion taxi (not including tolls and tip), or more for private limo car service.

Distance to Midtown: 8 miles Time to Midtown: 20–25 minutes AB

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) newarkairport.com

888 EWR INFO, 973 961 6000 | Newark,

NJ Serves international and domestic carriers and operates 2/7. The cheapest transfer into NYC is the airport’s free AirTrain which connects to the $14 NJ Transit train into NYC’s Penn Station. Alternate transfers and costs: $16–$20 for van or bus, $50–$60 for New Jersey taxi (not including tolls and tip), or more for private limo hire.

Distance to Midtown: 16 miles Time to Midtown: 45–60 minutes AB

Regional Airports

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) macarthurairport.com

631 467 3210 | 100 Arrivals Ave.

(Johnson Ave. & Veterans Memorial Hwy.), Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 55 miles

to Manhattan or 65–80 minutes.

Stewart International Airport (SWF) panynj.gov 877 793 0703 International Blvd. & Breunig Rd. (I-87, Exit 17), New Windsor, NY 12553 60 miles

north of Manhattan or 75–120 minutes.

Teterboro Airport (TEB) panynj.gov 201 288 1775 | Charles Lindbergh Dr. & Moonachie Ave., Teterboro, NJ 07608 12 miles to

Manhattan or 20–30 minutes.

Westchester County Airport (HPN) westchestergov.com/airport 914

995 4850 | 240 Airport Rd. (I-684 North,

Exit 2), White Plains, NY 10604 35 miles

to Manhattan or 50–60 minutes.

Airlines & Jet Charters

Many airline carriers service New York City. This is a sampling.

American Airlines aa.com

212 557 2820, 800 433 7300 | 360

Lexington Ave., NYC 10017 The world’s

largest airline, serving more than 250 cities in more than 40 countries.

Continental Airlines continental.com 800 525 0280, groups: 800 525 1700 | 1212 Avenue of the Americas, 20th fl., NYC 10036

Serves LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International Airports. Tickets:

Penn Station, Eighth Ave. (32nd St.), Amtrak level, NYC 10001 | Ticket office open Mon.–Fri., 9am–5:30pm.

Delta Air Lines delta.com

800 221 1212 | 140 E. 45th St., NYC

10017 Delta offers customers more flights to more domestic and interna- tional destinations from NYC’s two preferred airports combined, JFK and LaGuardia, than any other airline.

JetBlue Airways jetblue.com

800 JETBLUE, groups: 888 JETBLUE

118-29 Queens Blvd., Queens 11375

Low fares to NYC, new planes and 35 free channels of DirecTV at every seat. A

Southwest Airlines southwest.com

800 435 9792 | P.O. Box 36611, Dallas,

TX 75235 The nation’s leading low-fare carrier operates more than 3,300 flights a day in 66 cities and offers exemplary customer service with no hidden fees.

Transportation

TAM Airlines tamairlines.com

888 2FLYTAM | 370 Lexington Ave.,

ste. 610, NYC 10017 One of the most

admired companies in Brazil now flying twice daily from New York to Brazil. Multilingual. AC

Airport Transfers

See also Car Rentals or Limousines & Vans at the end of this chapter.

AirTrain JFK airtrainjfk.com

877 535 2478 | 402 Pan Am Rd.,

Queens 11430 Light-rail system links JFK’s terminals, car-rental agencies and long-term parking to mass transit connections in Queens:

the A subway line’s Howard Beach station and the Jamaica transporta- tion center. AirTrain JFK fare $5. AB

See Ad Index on pg. 248 for Reader Card # and ad page.

Manhattan Helicopters

www.flymh.com 212 845 9822,

877 292 7554, fax 212 437 9836

Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Pier 6,

East River, New York, NY 10004, USA

Charters to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports. Also helitours over Manhattan, with close-up views of major skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park. A

MTA New York City Transit mta.info 718 330 1234, multilingual

718 330 4847, disability info 718 596

8585 | 130 Livingston St., Brooklyn

11201 New York City’s inexpensive

mass transit system operates around

the clock 365 days and is comprised

of an extensive network of subway

trains and buses. For JFK Airport:

In addition to AirTrain JFK, the Q3

bus goes to the F line, the B15 goes

to the 3 and 4 lines, and the Q10

connects to the E and F lines. For LaGuardia Airport: Buses from LaGuardia connect with subway stops in Manhattan and Queens. The M60 bus goes from LaGuardia

AirTrain Newark airtrainnewark

to

Astoria, Queens (connecting to the

.com 888 EWR INFO 397 4636, 973

N

subway line), then into northern

961 6000 | Serves international and

domestic carriers and operates 24/7. The cheapest transfer into NYC is the airport’s free AirTrain which connects to the $14 NJ Transit train into NYC’s Penn Station. Alternate transfers and costs: $16–$20 for van or coach bus, $50–$60 for New Jersey taxi (not including tolls and tip), or more for

private limo hire AB

Executive Town Car & Limousine exectownlimo.com

516 792 1735, 800 716 2799 | 333

Hempstead Ave., ste. 209, Malverne,

NY 11565 Professional, on-time service to airports, business meetings. Customized tours. New Lincoln sedans, limos, SUVs, vans, buses. D

Go Airlink Shuttle goairlinknyc.com 212 812 9000,

877 599 8200 | 47-25 27th St., Queens

11101 Door-to-door share-ride and private van service between JFK, LaGuardia, Newark airports and major Manhattan hotels. A large fleet of modern, 10-seat vans with separate luggage space and climate control ($16–$20 one way). On call 24/7. A

See Ad Index on pg. 248 for Reader Card # and ad page.

Helicopter Flight Services heliny.com 212 355 0801, 203 532 9622 | Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Pier 6, South St. between Broad St. and Old Slip, NYC 10004 Fast airport

transfers to/from JFK, EWR, LGA, TEB. Charters and sightseeing. Reservations advised. A

Manhattan. There, the M60 connects

to the Metro-North Railroad (125th

St. station) and subway lines 4, 5 and 6 (east side) and 1, 2, 3, A, B, C and

D (west side). The Q48 connects to

the 7 subway line at Main St. in Flushing, Queens. Also the Q47 (from the Marine Air Terminal) and Q33 (from all the other LGA terminals) connect to the 7, E, F, G, R and M subway lines. For Newark Airport:

New York City’s MTA system does not operate in New Jersey. See separate listing for PATH. MTA bus or subway fare is $2.25, paid with a MetroCard (bus rides can be paid

with Metro-Card or coins). AE

Newark Airport Express newarkairportexpress.com

Deluxe buses to Newark Liberty International Airport every 15–30 minutes. Three mid-Manhattan loca- tions: Grand Central Terminal, 41st St. btwn. Lexington and Park Aves.; across from Bryant Park at 42nd St. and Fifth Ave.; Port Authority Bus Terminal, 41st St. btwn. Eighth and Ninth Aves. Roundtrip $25, one way $15; cash or credit; purchase on bus. A

New York Airport Service nyairportservice.com

718 875 8200 | 15 Second Ave.,

Brooklyn 11215 Port Authority- permitted to provide scheduled bus service between New York City’s airports (JFK, LGA) and Manhattan.

PATH (Port Authority Trans- Hudson) panynj.info/path

800 234 PATH (7284), TTY: 800 PATH

CALL 800 728 4225) | One PATH Plaza,

10th fl., Jersey City, NJ 07306 Rapid-

transit link for Newark Liberty Air- port passengers. Travels between Newark, Harrison, Jersey City and Hoboken in New Jersey and multiple stations in Lower and Midtown Manhattan. Midtown’s 33rd St. station is one block from Amtrak and NJ Transit trains at NY Penn Station. Operates 24 hours, seven days. Fare is $1.75. AB

Super Shuttle supershuttle.com

800 258 3826 | 52-15 11th St., Queens

11101 Door-to-door transportation, 24 hours, 365 days to all area airports. Look for the blue van. Reservations required.

See coupon in back of book.

Taxis nyc.gov/taxi 311, or 212 NEW YORK (639 9675), fax 212 676 1101 | 40 Rector St., NYC

10006 The City’s famous yellow fleet is comprised of 12,779 licensed medallion taxis that operate 24 hours, seven days. For JFK Airport: cost from JFK is a flat $45 rate, excluding tolls and tip. Cost going to JFK is based on a regular metered rate. The ride takes 30–60 minutes. For LaGuardia Airport: Cost between LaGuardia and Midtown Manhattan is based on a metered rate, averaging $24–$48 each way, excluding tolls and tip. LaGuardia ride takes 20–45 minutes. For Newark Airport: New York City’s yellow taxi fleet is permit- ted to drive passengers to Newark Airport but New Jersey operates its own taxi fleet for pas-sengers travel- ing from Newark to New York City. If calling regarding lost articles in the cab, or to offer comments or com- plaints, give taxi ID number (printed on receipt or dashboard). All taxis accept cash and credit cards.

By Bus

Hampton Jitney hamptonjitney .com 631 283 4600 | 395 County Rd. 39A, Southampton, NY 11968 Offers

daily motorcoach service between Long Island’s East End and NYC. Also charters, limousines, tours, Florida “snowbird” service, on-board promo- tions. Operates 365 days. A

Hampton Luxury Liner

hamptonluxuryliner.com

631 537 5800 | 1600 Locust Ave.,

Bohemia, NY 11716 Daily motorcoach service between The Hamptons and NYC. Charters, daily Atlantic City service, wine tours and daily service between Woodbury Com- mon Premium Outlets and NYC. A

See Ad Index on pg. 248 for Reader Card # and ad page

Transportation

megabus us.megabus.com

877 462 6342 | Bus departs from 31st

St. & Eighth Ave. at New York Penn

Station, NYC Intercity express double- decker bus service with rates as low as $1. Servicing NYC and ten North- east cities, including Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Albany, Toronto. Free WiFi. A

NJ Transit njtransit.com 973 275

5555 | 1 Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ

07105 Frequent bus service through- out New Jersey into the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Operates daily. Additional service during football season plus major concerts and events.

Port Authority Bus Terminal panynj.info 212 564 8484, 212 502

2200 | 625 Eighth Ave. (40th–42nd Sts.),

NYC 10018 The nation’s largest bus terminal is composed of two multilevel terminal wings. Provides connecting bus service to virtually any point in the continental United States. Special options for the hearing impaired. AB

Tripper Bus tripperbus.com

877 826 3874 | pick-up spot: 151 W.

34th St. (Seventh Ave.–Broadway),

Manhattan Daily upscale bus service between NYC and Bethesda, MD/ Arlington, VA. Tickets $1–$25. Free WiFi, power outlets. Frequent rider program. Charters available. Groups welcome.

Vamoosebus vamoosebus.com

877 393 2828 | bus stop: corner of

W. 31st St. and Eighth Ave., office:

Execubus, 56 Harrison Ave., Brooklyn

11211 Daily (except Sat.) commuter

bus between Washington DC area (Bethesda, MD; Arlington, VA) and New York City. Reservations required

—online. Groups: 5-50. A

Daily Motorcoach Service

Hamptons

NYCDaily Motorcoach Service Hamptons Woodbury Common Outlets Atlantic City

Woodbury Common Outlets Atlantic City

Daily Motorcoach Service Hamptons NYC Woodbury Common Outlets Atlantic City HamptonLuxuryLiner.com (631) 537-5800

HamptonLuxuryLiner.com (631) 537-5800

Transportation

Washington Deluxe Bus washingtondeluxe.com 866 287 6932 | pick-up spot: 303 W. 34th St. (Eighth–Ninth Aves.), Manhattan Daily

upscale bus service between NYC and Washington, DC. Fares $20 each way. Free WiFi, power outlets. Frequent rider program. Charters available. Caters to groups.

By Ferry

NY Waterway–Ferry and Bus System nywaterway.com

201 902 8700, 800 533 3779 | Pier 78

(38th St. and Twelfth Ave.), NYC 10018

Ferries from multiple locations in New Jersey to Manhattan. Free shuttle bus connections throughout Manhattan. Operates seven days. A

connections throughout Manhattan. Operates seven days. A SeaStreak seastreak.com 800 BOATRIDE (262 8743) | 2 First

SeaStreak seastreak.com 800 BOATRIDE (262 8743) | 2 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 Commu-

ter fast-ferry service from Monmouth County, NJ, to Pier 11 (South–Wall Sts.) and east 35th St. in Manhattan. Weekday and weekend departures.

See Ad Index on pg. 248 for Reader Card #.

Staten Island Ferry

See listing

under Getting Around the City, on next page.

By Rail

i n g under Getting Around the City, on next page. By Rail Amtrak–National Railroad Passenger

Amtrak–National Railroad

Passenger Corp. amtrak.com

800 USA RAIL (872 7245) | Penn Station

(Seventh–Eighth Aves., 31st–33rd Sts.),

NYC 10001 National passenger service. Packages into and out of New York City. Operates seven days. Group charters, multilingual tours. A

See Ad Index on pg. 248 for Reader Card #.

Grand Central Terminal grandcentralterminal.com 42nd St. and Park Ave. (Lexington– Vanderbilt Aves.), NYC 10017 Train

terminal for many Metro-North Railroad routes (Hudson Line, Harlem Line, New Haven Line and more). Open daily. AE

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) mta.info/lirr schedules/fares:

718 217 LIRR (5477), TDD: 718 558 3022

| 146-01 Archer Ave., Queens 11435

Trains from Penn Station (in Man- hattan) or Flatbush Avenue Terminal (in Brooklyn) to 122 communities in Queens and Long Island. Getaways and packages, Belmont Park Race Track, Citi Field, the Hamptons and Fire Island. ABCD

Metro-North Railroad

mta.info/mnr/index.html

212

532 4900, 800 METRO INFO

347

Madison Ave., 20th fl., NYC 10017

Operates trains to Grand Central Terminal from 120 stations in New York (including the Bronx, West- chester and upstate NY) and Connecticut, as well as from Hoboken, NJ, to Port Jervis, NY. Operates daily. AD

NJ Transit njtransit.com

973 275 5555 | 1 Penn Plaza East,

Newark, NJ 07105 Frequent rail service throughout New Jersey into Penn Station in New York City. Operates daily. Additional service during football season plus major concerts and events.

PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) pathrail.com 800 234 PATH (7284), TTY: 800 PATH CAL 800 728 4225) One PATH Plaza, 10th fl., Jersey City,

NJ 07306 Rapid-transit link between Newark, Harrison, Jersey City and Hoboken in New Jersey and multiple stations in Lower and Midtown Man- hattan. Midtown’s 33rd St. station is one block from Amtrak and NJ Transit located at NY Penn Station. Operates 24 hours, seven days. Fare is $1.75. AB

Penn Station amtrak.com Seventh–Eighth Aves. between 31st & 33rd Sts., NYC 10001 Terminal linking

Amtrak, Long Island Railroad and NJ Transit. Operates seven days. A

By Cruise Ship

Cunard Line cunard.com

661 753 1000, 800 7 CUNARD

(728 6273) | With a 170-year legacy, Cunard redefines the New Golden Age of Ocean Travel with flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the new Queen Elizabeth. A

Norwegian Cruise Line ncl.com

305 436 4000, 800 327 7030 | 7665

Corporate Center Dr., Miami, FL 33126

Year-round itineraries out of New York. Special options for the hearing and visually impaired. ABCE

NYCruise—Brooklyn Terminal nycruise.com 718 246 2794 | Red Hook Terminal, Pier 12, 70 Imlay St., Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231 New maritime

facility in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neigh- borhood offers easy embarkation and disembarkation procedures with streamlined transportation, baggage handling, U.S. Customs facilities. Parking. Bus, taxi, limo pickups.

NYCruise—Manhattan Terminal nycruise.com 212 641 4440 | Piers 88 and 90, 711 Twelfth Ave. (Hudson River, 48th–54th Sts.), NYC 10019 Maritime

facility in Midtown West provides streamlined transportation, baggage handling and U.S. Customs facilities. Rooftop parking. Bus, taxi, limo pickups. Café. Taxi stand.

Princess Cruises princess.com

800 PRINCESS (774 6237) | Affordable

luxury, worldwide destinations. ABCD

Getting Around the City

MTA New York City Transit mta.info 718 330 1234, multilingual

718 330 4847, disability info 718 596

8585 | 130 Livingston St., Brooklyn

11201 One of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world. New York City’s inexpensive mass transit system operates around

the clock, 365 days and is comprised

of subway trains and buses. The

fare is the same for subway and bus rides and paid using a MetroCard.

A single ride costs $2.25 while an

Unlimited Ride Metro-Card provides added value. These include a 1-Day Fun Pass ($8.25), a 7-Day Unlimited Pass ($27), a 14-day Unlimited Pass ($51.50). and 30-day Unlimited Pass ($89). For pay-as-you-go, an $8 Metrocard (and up) adds a 15 % bonus. MetroCard also enables free transfers between buses and

Transportation

subways (within a two-hour period) and provides discount admission to some City museums, restaurants and shops. (Visit mta.info website and click on the MetroCard icon for de- tails.) MetroCards can be purchased at all subway stations, some banking machines and at more than 4,000 merchant locations citywide. AE

MTA Staten Island Railway

(SIR) mta.info/nyct/sir/sirinfo.htm

718

876 8261, Staten Island Ferry:

718

727 2508 | Rapid transit rail line

operates 24/7 from the Staten Island Ferry’s St. George terminal to

Tottenville terminal. Fare $2.25. AE

Taxis nyc.gov/taxi 311, or 212 NEW YORK (639 9675), fax 212 676 1101 | 40 Rector St., NYC

10006 The City’s famous yellow fleet is comprised of 12,779 licensed medallion taxis that operate 24 hours, seven days. There is a minimum meter fare of $2.50, and prices increase based on an exact time- cost formula (assume prices are higher during peak rush hour traffic). During non-rush hour traffic, average taxi fares increase about $4 every 20 blocks. All taxis accept cash and credit cards. If calling regarding lost articles in the cab, or to offer comments or complaints, give taxi ID number (printed on receipt or dashboard).

Inter-Borough

Ferries

New York Water Taxi harborexperience.com 212 742 1969 | Pier 17, South Street Seaport, NYC 10038

Hop-on/hop-off, with 10 stops along the NY waterfront. Tours, happy hour cruises and charters too. ADE

See Ad Index on pg. 248 for Reader Card # and ad page.

NY Waterway Yankee Clipper nywaterway.com 800 533 3779 Boats

to Yankee games. Three East River stops:

Pier 11 (Wall–South Sts.), E. 34th St. and E. 90th St. Reservations required. A

Staten Island Ferry nyc.gov/html/dot/html/ferrybus/

statfery.shtml call 311, outside NYC: 212 NEW YORK 1 Whitehall St. (South St.), Manhattan– St. George Ferry Terminal, 1 Ferry Terminal Dr. (Richmond Terr.), Staten

Island, Views of Lower Manhattan skyline, harbor and Statue of Liberty en route between Manhattan and Staten Island. Daily. Free. AEF

Transportation

Statue Cruises statuecruises.com

877 LADY TIX, 877 44 ELLIS | Battery

Park, NYC Provides scheduled ferry transportation to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Tickets at Castle Clinton Monument in Battery Park, or reserve or print out online in advance. Departs from Battery Park. A

See Ad Index on pg. 248 for Reader Card # and ad page.

Pedicabs &

Rickshaws

Manhattan Rickshaw Company manhattanrickshaw.com

212 604 4729 | NYC’s longest-operat-

ing pedicab company. Sightseeing excursions, point-to-point transporta- tion provided by safe, trained drivers. Carbon-neutral transport. Founding member, NYC Pedicab Owners’ Association. Street hail or dispatched.

Shuttle Bus

Downtown Connection downtownny.com/gettingaround

212 566 6700 | 120 Broadway, ste.

3340, NYC 10271 Free shuttle bus service around Lower Manhattan. From Chambers Street near Battery Park City to South Street Seaport with dozens of stops in between. A

NY Waterway–Ferry and Bus System nywaterway.com 201 902 8700, 800

533 3779 | Pier 78 (38th St. and Twelfth

Ave.), NYC 10018 Ferries from multiple locations in New Jersey to Manhattan. Free shuttle bus connections through- out Manhattan. Operates daily. A

Tramway

The Tram rioc.ny.gov

212 832 4540 | Connects Manhattan

(60th St. and Second Ave.) and Roosevelt Island, The only commuter

cable car in North America glides over the East River with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. Fare $2.25.

Accessible

Transportation

Vega Transportation

vegatransportation.com

718 507 0500, 888 507 0500

23-57 83rd St., Queens 11370

A leader in wheelchair accessible

transportation since 1985, providing attentive personal service, and offering guaranteed on-time service. Recommended by NYC Taxi &

Limousine Commission. ABCD

Car Rentals &

Chauffeurs

Dollar Rent A Car dollar.com

800 800 4000 | 263 W. 52nd St., NYC

10019 Car rental with four locations

in Manhattan, plus three metropolitan

airport locations. Locations: JFK International Airport in terminal, Federal Circle Bldg. 312, Jamaica, NY 11430; LaGuardia Airport, 22-61 94th St., East Elmhurst, NY 11369; 99 Charles St. (Bleecker–Hudson Sts.), NYC 10014; 29 E. 22nd St., NYC 10010; 160 E. 87th St., NYC 10028; 263 W.

52nd St., NYC 10019. ABCD

WeDriveU wedriveu.com

212

965 0420, 800 773 7483

700

Airport Blvd., ste. 250, Burlingame,

CA 94010 Fully insured chauffeurs drive customers’ vehicles.

Limousines & Vans

Attitude New York attitudenewyork.com 212 397 0004 P.O. Box 223, NYC 10024 High-end

chauffeured transportation. Personalized service, attention to detail. First-class travelers a specialty. A

Bermuda Limousine International bermudalimo.com 212 647 8400,

800 223 1383 | 537 W. 20th St., NYC

10011 Voted number 1 in luxury service by New York magazine. More than 65 years in Manhattan offering quality customer service. In 550 cities worldwide. ABE

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Transportation

Transportation Carmel Car & Limo Service carmellimo.com 212 666 6666, 866 666 6666 | 2642 Broadway,

Carmel Car & Limo Service carmellimo.com 212 666 6666,

866 666 6666 | 2642 Broadway, 3rd fl.,

NYC 10025 Rides anywhere, anytime. Airport specialists. Affordable ground transportation—worldwide. AC

See Ad Index on pg. 248 for Reader Card #. See coupon in back of book.

Chris Limousines chrislimousines.com 718 356 3232 P.O. Box 319, NYC 10308 All ground

transportation needs. Chauffeured stretch limousines, vans, buses. Tours, charters, airport transfers. Available 24 hours. Multilingual tours. Step-on guides, student tours and technical tours.

Designer Limousine designerlimo.com 516 944 5588,

516 944 5745 | 16 Davis Ave., Port

Washington, NY 11050 Brand-new

limousines, Escalades, H2 Hummers and limo buses every year, guaran- teed. Concerts, sporting events, wineries, casinos, weddings, dinner/ theater and airports are a specialty. D

Diamond Car and Limousine

Service diamondcarlimo.com

212 777 6699, 888 262 9548 | 12-04

44th Ave., Long Island City, Queens

11101 Offers transportation services

throughout New York City. Late- model vehicles and top-notch drivers add professionalism to any trip.

Golden Touch Transportation of NY goldentouchtransportation.com

718 886 5204, 800 253 1443 | 22-02

46th St., Astoria, Queens 11105 Service

for every need: airport transportation, customized sightseeing, charters. Town cars, minibuses, vans. Hourly/ daily rates. Multilingual staff. A

International Chauffeured Service bookalimo.com 1 800 BOOK A LIMO

800 266 5254) | 53 E. 34th St., NYC

10016 An executive luxury ground

transportation provider. Personalized VIP chauffeured services for meet- and-greet airport transfers, conven-

tions and road shows. D

London Towncars londontowncars.com 212 988 9700,

800 221 4009 | 40-14 23rd St., Long

Island City, Queens 11101 Family

owned and operated, providing prompt, reliable service since 1959. Company-owned late-model Cadillac vehicles driven by professional, uni- formed chauffeurs who are company employees.

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4111 | 502 Avenue U, Brooklyn 11223

Airport transportation, luxury limou- sine services, corporate events. NYC luxury limo service with a fleet of luxury sedans, vans, SUVs, stretch limos, Hummers, Escalades and more.

Madison Limousine &

Transportation Service madisonlimo.org 718 746 1001,

800 539 8919 | P.O. Box 560127,

College Point, NY 11356 Hands-on,

family-owned company is built on professional, knowledgeable and courteous chauffeurs, pristine sedans and SUVs, combined with an impeccable reservation/ office staff.

Regency Limousine International regencylimo.com 718 507 4000,

866 302 2201 | 8303 24th Ave.,

Elmhurst 11370 Competitive rates for late model sedans, SUVs, executive vans and stretch limousines. Availa- ble 24/7 for airport transfers, tours, personal occasions like weddings. A

Seasons Limousine

seasonslimousine.com

877 817 3276 | Provides luxury

service at competitive prices. Vehicles range from Town Car to stretch to Mercedes to SUV.

Smith Limousine 212 247 0711 |

636 W. 47th St., NYC Luxury limousine

company features sedans, stretches and minibuses. Full service 24 hours.

Valera Global valeraglobal.com

718 786 2222 | mail: 52-02 11th St.,

Queens 11101 National luxury car service with more than 250 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz S550, Cadillac Escalade SUV and Lincoln Town Car “L” series. Specializes in events and road shows. A

LimoRes Car & Limo Service limores.com 212 529 5367,

877 546 6139 | 134 W. 37th St., NYC

10018 Executive ground transpor-

tation service provides chauffeured vehicles for airport transfers and hourly services. Uses online reserva- tions system and sophisticated, com- puterized dispatching system for exceptional reliability.

46 NYC & Company | Official Visitor Guide

The recently opened InterContinental New York Times Square.

Accommodations

NYC has more hotel choices now than ever before. By the end of 2010, the City’s hotel room inventory will reach a record 86,500. Hotels have been springing up in neighborhoods all around the City, from Brooklyn to Long Island City in Queens to Manhattan’s Upper East Side and hip new downtown digs in Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo and TriBeCa. If you’re bringing a pet, traveling with kids or have any special needs, you’ll be sure to find the right accommodations in the five boroughs. Consider a hotel near your favorite sites, and be sure to inquire about package rates and seasonal deals. Read on for more details.

a hotel near your favorite sites, and be sure to inquire about package rates and seasonal
a hotel near your favorite sites, and be sure to inquire about package rates and seasonal
a hotel near your favorite sites, and be sure to inquire about package rates and seasonal

Accommodations

Rates subject to change and availability. Rates for a double room start at:

$: $199 or less $$: $200–$299 $$$: $300–$399 $$$$: $400–$599 $$$$$: $600 and up

C: concierge

R: 24hr rm service

F: family plan

H: holiday pkg

HC: health club

K: kitchenette

W: weekend pkg

S: seasonal pkg

SP: swimming pool

P: pet-friendly

Index of Hotels by Location

Financial District (Downtown Manhattan)

Andaz Wall Street (Wall/Water)

$$$

C,HC,R,P A

Best Western Seaport Inn Downtown (Peck/Front)

$$$

F,HC,P A

Doubletree Hotel New York City—Financial District

(Stone St/Broadway)

$$$

C,HC A

Eurostars Wall Street (Front/Pine)

$$

C,K A

Gild Hall—A Thompson Hotel (Gold/Platt)

$$

C,HC,K A

Hampton Inn Manhattan—Seaport–Financial District

(Pearl St/Peck Slip)

$$

C,HC,P A

Holiday Inn New York City—Wall Street

(Nassau St/Maiden Ln)

$$

C,HC A

Millenium Hilton (Church/Fulton)

$$$$

C,HC,R,SP,P A

New York Marriott Downtown (West/Carlisle)

$$

C,HC,SP A

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park (West/1 Pl)

$$$$$

C,HC,R,P A

W New York—Downtown (Washington St/Albany St)

$$$

C,F,HC,R,P A

World Center Hotel (Washington/Albany)

$$

C,HC,K A

Chinatown, Lower East Side, TriBeCa, SoHo and Greenwich Village

Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel (Grand/Bowery)

$

C,HC

Cosmopolitan Hotel–TriBeCa (W Bway/Chambers)

$$

Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/SoHo

(Varick/Houston)

$$$

HC A

Duane Street Hotel (Duane/Church)

$$$

C,HC,P A

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village

(Charlton/Varick)

$$$

C,F A

The GEM Hotel SoHo (E Houston/Forsyth)

$$$

A

Hampton Inn Manhattan—SoHo (Watts/Varick)

$$$

HC A

Hilton Garden Inn New York City/Tribeca (York/6 Av)

$$$

C,HC,P A

Holiday Inn Manhattan—Downtown/SoHo

(Lafayette/Howard)

$$

C A

Hotel Gansevoort (9 Av/13 St)

$$$

C,HC,R,SP,P A

Off SoHo Suites Hotel (Rivington/Chrystie)

$

C,K A

Smyth Tribeca—A Thompson Hotel

(W Broadway/Chambers)

$$$

A

Soho Grand Hotel (W Bway/Grand)

$$$

C,HC,R,P A

Soho House New York (9 Av/13 St)

$$$$

C,HC,R,SP A

The Sohotel (Broome/Bowery)

$

Tribeca Grand Hotel (6 Av/White St)

$$$$

C,HC,R,P A

Trump SoHo New York (Spring/Varick)

$$$

C,HC,K,R,SP A

Washington Square Hotel (Waverly Pl/MacDougal)

$

C,HC

14th–30th Streets, East and West (Chelsea, Flatiron, Gramercy Park)

Ace Hotel New York (29/Bway)

$

C,R,P A

Broadway Plaza Hotel (Bway/27)

$$

C,R A

The Carlton Hotel (Madison/29)

$$$$

C,HC,P A