We Came All the Way to New York to _____?!

Tue, Dec 19, 2017

New York City. The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. Home to one-of-a-kind places like McDonald’s, Forever 21, Sephora…

 

Wait, what?

 

If you’re planning a trip to the city, those spots probably aren’t on your sightseeing list. I mean, why would anyone visiting NYC want to shop or eat at places they can just visit at home?!

 

The answer: New York City takes everything to the next level, including popular chain stores and typically mundane, everyday affairs. Check out our list of places and experiences you may already have at home, but are a hundred times cooler in the city.

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Tags: Visit New York: Planning Your Trip, Getting Around New York

Parking in New York City

Tue, Nov 21, 2017

For many, parking in NYC sounds like a potential plot idea for the next season of “American Horror Story.” But sometimes, driving is the simplest option, so parking must be done!

Finding a parking spot in the city doesn’t have to be a total nightmare. Check out our tips below to make it not-so-scary.

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Tags: Visit New York: Planning Your Trip, Getting Around New York

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Guide to Navigating Your Way into New York City

Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Getting to New York City can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for first timers. From driving, flying or taking public transport, it can seem like there are a million different ways to get here.

 

Don’t stress out – traveling to the Big Apple isn’t as difficult as it may seem! We’ve got you covered with various ways to get to the city, and help you figure out which is the best method for you.

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Tags: Getting Around New York

How to Hail a Cab (and What to Do Once You Get in It)

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Travel, hail, and act like a true New Yorker while navigating the streets by cab.

If it’s your first time traveling to New York City, the idea of hailing a cab can be intimidating. Here you are, nervous and new to a big city with millions of people, and you have to be aggressive on the curbs of Manhattan. How do you hail a cab? How do you fight off the locals? What do you tell them for location? Why does everyone always tell you to stay away from the silver or black taxis?

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Tags: Getting Around New York

Lost in Translation: How to Find Your Way in New York City

Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Getting around New York City like a local, without the tears, fuss, and frustration.

Every commute, even as a local, is an adventure in New York City.  From maneuvering through the crowds, squeezing your way last minute through the subway doors, or just people watching, your commute is guaranteed to never be normal.  The big question is, for those of us who don’t travel around the Big Apple day in and day out, how do you get around?  Which direction do you go?  Are you headed uptown or downtown? Are you going toward Brooklyn or Queens? No matter the transportation you’re taking, here’s a list that can help you get to where you need to go.

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Tags: Getting Around New York