Pedicab drivers near Central Park

"Start spreading the news.  I'm leaving today.

I want to be a part of it.  New York, New York."

--"New York, New York" by John Kander and Fred Ebb


"I'll say goodbye to all my sorrow

and by tomorrow, I'll be on my way.

I guess the Lord must be in New York City."

"I Guess the Lord must be in New York City" by Harry Nilsson


"Then he came to New York; don't we all?"

--Dorothy Parker

PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO NEW YORK CITY can be fun and relatively simple with the use of the Internet.  Some suggestions, especially for a first visit to New York, are:


  • Battery Park
  • Broadway
  • Grand Central Terminal Station on East 42nd Street (walk outside onto East 42nd Street and also view the nearby Chrysler Building)
  • Central Park
  • Greenwich Village
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art
  • Staten Island Ferry ride in the late afternoon before sunset
  • The Tenement Museum at 97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side
  • Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center)

Day One:

  • Take the subway or bus to Battery Park and go to either the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island.
  • Have lunch at a restaurant on Stone Street (near the Staten Island Ferry).
  • Walk up Broadway and stop along the way at Trinity Church, St. Paul's Chapel, Federal Hall, the World Trade Center site, the Woolworth Building, City Hall Park and City Hall and view the Brooklyn Bridge from the east side of City Hall.
  • Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry (it's free) in the late afternoon just before sunset. Catch a view of night-time Manhattan on the ferry ride back from Staten Island.

Day Two:

  • Take a Gray Line Bus Tour of Manhattan.
  • In the afternoon have lunch in Greenwich Village, walk around Washington Square Park.
  • In the evening go to a Broadway show!

Day Three:

  • Visit the American Museum of Natural History (at West 79th Street and Central Park West) in the morning.
  • Take the M79 crosstown bus at West 81st Street -- just outside the museum across town to East 79th Street and Fifth Avenue and go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 82nd Street & Fifth Avenue and spend the afternoon there.
  • After visiting the Metropolitan Museum, take a walk up Fifth Avenue along Museum Mile and then walk downtown through Central Park (entering the park at 105th Street and Fifth Avenue).

MTA Transportation Help #: 718-243-7777.

PUT IT ON YOUR CELLPHONE. Tell the MTA representative where you are (which street) and where you wish to travel.


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