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Explore New York City (NYC)

Sabrina Chen 30 Jul 2011

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Getting to know NYC Explore NYC

Transportation Accommodation Dining Attractions Sports, Entertainments & Culture Shopping


What else you can do in New York State

NYC History

The region was first inhabited at the time of its European discovery in 1524. In 1614, named "Nieuw Amsterdam (Dutch)" means New Amsterdam (English) In 1664, renamed New York by the English In 1785, the national capital after America Revolution, the last capital of the U.S. under the Articles of Confederation and the first capital under the Constitution of the United States. By 1790, New York was the largest city in the United States.

Note: Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States founded on July 16, 1790. Wikipedia

NYC - Nickname
Big Apple
The Big Apple was first popularized as a reference to New York City by John J. Fitz Gerald (a sports writer) in a number of New York Morning Telegraph articles in the 1920s in reference to New York horseracing. The earliest of these was a casual reference on May 3, 1921.
The Big Apple. The dream of every lad that ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred and the goal of all horsemen. There's only one Big Apple. That's New York.

Its popularity since the 1970s is due to a promotional campaign by the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau.

NYC - Geography

Getting to know NYC New York City consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. With a 2010 United States Census population of 8,175,133 distributed over a land area of just 305 square miles (790km2). It is around 42.2% population of New York State.



NYC Population Cont.

NYC - Regions

NYC - Transportation

LaGuardia (NYC, Queens) mostly internal flights, international only to Mexico & Japan JKF (NYC, Queens)


NYC - Transportation,

Cont. MTA New York City Subway & Bus

Ticket (MetroCard): -Single Ride ticket : $2.50. Sold at vending machines only (express bus ride is $5.50) -Pay-Per-Ride : Buy as many rides as you want from
$4.50 to $80*. Put $10 or more on your card and receive a 7 percent bonus. -Unlimited Ride: 7-Days, 30-Days -Refill : at vending machines -Combination : served by staff only

NYC - Transportation,

Yellow Cab

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01Nov2009 Car Rental - Legal to drive in NYS by using International Drive License for 1 year (vary in different states)

NYC - Transportation, Cont. Sabrinas Diary

How to pay Tolls How to get NYS Drive License How to fight off Fine Bill!

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NYC - Accommodation
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Hotel Budget choices

Hostel /Youth Hostel Budget hotel (e.g.. B&B) YMCA / YWCA Guesthouse

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NYC - Dining
All exotic food you can find in NYC! !NEW! Restaurant Sanitary Label What is HOT in NYC now? SHAKE SHACK


NYC Dining, Cont.

Koreatown (K-town) generally bordered by 31st and 36th Streets and 5th Av. and 6th Av. A semi-Japan Town at East Village Chinese / Taiwanese at Chinatown, Flushing Dessert & Snack Cheesecake, Bagel, CINNABON

NYC - Attractions
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Bronx Zoo Central Park / Central Park Zoo

Grand Central Station

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Time Squarer

United Nations

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Empire State Building

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Washington Square NYU

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World Trade Center

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Wall Street Trinity Church

Sabrina Federal Reserve Bank

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- Take a ferry at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park Sabrina - Round trip takes about 2 hours - Want to climb to statues head? Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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Coney Island and beach (Brooklyn)

- take subway D F N Q

City view
- Three bridges: from Pier 17 - Manhattan: from Brooklyn

NCY- Sports
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Basketball: NY Knicks Baseball: Yankee4, Mets7 American Football Ice Hockey Skiing / Skating

Where to buy tickets? 1. Official website 2. More on the web

NCY- Entertainments & Cultures Off-Broadway Broadway /


- Most theaters are located near Time Square / 42th St. - Shows - Cheap Tickets: TKTS , Playbill, etc.

Concert /Ballet - Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House etc. Museum - Metropolitan, National history etc. Jazz Music

NYC - Events
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Thanks Giving Macys Parade

Halloween - Parade Christmas - Rockefeller Center - Macys windows New Years Eve

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NYC Stores & Shopping

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5th Avenue Macys, Century 21 etc. Woodbury Common Premium Outlet (Central valley, NY)

Take bus (Coach USA) at Bus Terminal NYC (one hour) Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-9pm 220 stores, No tax refund

Sales Tax Exemption for Clothing and Footwear 01 Oct 2010 31 Mar 2011: all items 01 Apr 2011 31 Mar 2012: $55 per item or pair 01 Apr 2012 ~ : $110-per-item

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M & Ms World Time Squarer DYLANS CANDY BAR

New York State (The Empire State)


Capital city: Albany

West Point

New York State


Niagara Falls
- is located in western New York on an international border with Canada - Tour

Explore the US
Sabrinas Diary l Plan your tour Chinatown Bus & Tour


Greyhound Bus & Tour (Budget!) TrekAmerica STA Travel Expedia CheapTickets Last Minute Travel(LMT)

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