Manhattan-New York City
Welcome to NYC!
Welcome to the city that never sleeps! There's something in New York for everyone, from fine arts, live theatre, and beautiful gardens to speakeasy restaurants and bars. See all the sights, have high tea, gaze at painted masterpieces, ride in a yellow cab, sample culinary dishes from all over the world, nearly touch the stars from the historic Empire State Building, visit the Statue of Liberty, and fall in love with all the wonders that are New York City!
Though Hollywood would have you believe differently, Manhattan is actually a fairly clean and safe city. Be smart about where you're going and you'll find one of the greatest cities in the world.
Off the Beaten Path:
Little Italy and SoHo
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
McKittrick Hotel's 'Sleep No More' experience
The Beaten Path:
Empire State Building (go at night)
Top of the Rock (go during the day)
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
American Museum of Natural History
Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA)
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
How to get around
There are three major airports in NYC:
Here's a handy, useful article from CNN on NYC's top 3 airports!
There are rental car companies at the airports, taxis, shuttles, limos, charters, city buses, and the extensive train systems that run into and around the city.
To access public transport on buses, trains, or ferries, you can use cash or a Metro card. The MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is the official city transport organization.
Lyft, Uber, and several other rideshare companies operate in and around the city. Here's a useful comparison page for all of them!
Good to Know
*The BEST New York City attractions pass to get is New York Pass, which offers more than 100 attractions in and around the city for one reasonable price. Moxie gets it every time she goes to NYC.
*Van Gogh's Starry Night is on display at MoMA
Off The Beaten Path Eateries
Hudson Clearwater - A speakeasy restaurant in Greenwich Village. Look for the green door!
Alice's Tea Cup - The most whimsical, topsy turvey tea house ever! Three locations, Curiouser and Curiouser!
Max Brenner's Chocolate Restaurant - Willy Wonka for grownups; food, chocolate, and choctails.
Grand Central Oyster Bar - Fantastic Clam Chowder, coffee, and truly wonderful key lime pie.