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First time in NYC - I would appriciate any help:)
Posted October 7th, 2011 - 4:57 pm by from Warsaw, Poland (Permalink)
Hi!

I've just arrived in NYC with my girlfriend and we are about to try to see most of interesting places around this famous city. It`s our first time in New York (and in USA too :D ). We are staying here till 11 Oct (only 5 days).

We've red a lot about best places to visit here (Liberty Island, Top Of The Rock, Grand Central, Central Park, Museums of Arts and many, many more), but I think that hearing (and maybe going to some together?:) ) about them from any of you would be a much greater experience and would be much more fun!

If you would like to show us/tell us about best places around the city over a coffee or drink - we would be very grateful!

Best regards
Tom and Anna

Posted October 7th, 2011 - 5:05 pm by from Newtown, United States (Permalink)
Hey, don't forget the staten island ferry and Roosevelt island tramway. For staten island ferry go to Whitehall or south ferry station. For tramway go to F line and exit at Roosevelt island. Tramway terminal is just south a short walk from the subway station. Also on Lexington & I think 60th or 59th street (the subway station entrance is right outside) there is dylans candy bar, don't miss it! Also: try visiting coney island. Take N train from midtown all the way there, or the D train. N train is faster.

Hope you enjoy your stay!

- Andy H.

Posted October 8th, 2011 - 4:45 am by from Warsaw, Poland (Permalink)
Thanks a lot Andy! Tomorrow (uhhh... its 0:40am I should write `today`) we plan to hit Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and WTC memorial, we will surely add your suggestions to our list!

BTW - is Ellis Island worth seeing? And what place is more interesting to go in your opinion - Empire State Building rooftop or Top Of The Rock?:)

T&A

Posted October 8th, 2011 - 5:15 am by from Newtown, United States (Permalink)
Ellis island is where more than 60% of Americans can trace their family lineage. It's worth visiting, and you can do it in conjunction with liberty island.

As far as roof tops, ESB is crowded & can be long lines. Top of the rock can be too, however it's lesser known worldwide so little bit fewer people. If I had to pick, I'd go ESB, the view is amazing. Top of the rock has a nice view as well, very interesting perspective being north of ESB on 5th ave. If going to Rockefeller center, use subway, streets in that area can be very crowded. It's walkable between ESB and Rockefeller center also. Enjoy!

- Andy

Posted October 9th, 2011 - 3:25 am by from Warsaw, Poland (Permalink)
One more time - thanks a lot! We've added hitting Roosevelt Island along with a quick stop at Dylan's Dandy Bar at Sunday visiting list. And at late evening we`ll try The Top Of The Rock - queue at ESB was crazy long, just as you wrote.

NYC rocks.. really amazing city!

Have a great weekend!

Posted October 9th, 2011 - 10:47 am by from Newtown, United States (Permalink)
Remember that the subway runs differently on weekends & between 11 pm and 5 am weekdays. Check http://www.mta.info before you head out as there are often temporary changes overnight & weekends due to work being done on the system.

- Andy

Posted October 12th, 2011 - 3:39 pm by from Warsaw, Poland (Permalink)
Andy - your tips were great, without them we would miss some very interesting places in NYC! Roosevelt Island (and the tramway!), Dylan Candy Bar, Staten Island - all had a lot of really great climate!

Once again - thank you very much! Now its time for us to go back to Florida!

Best regards
Tom

Posted October 12th, 2011 - 4:55 pm by from Newtown, United States (Permalink)
Tom, I'm so happy you had a positive experience. Very few people really know about the tramway even if they heard about it. It was recently rebuilt, the cars and tower tops were replaced. & the mechanisms in the terminals rebuilt/replaced. Roosevelt island is a place I can go to think, have some quiet time. Did you use the subway station? I hoped you'd like the candy bar, they have so many cool & corny collectibles and candy/sweets from all over the world & even retro brands. NYC is many things rolled into one, always changing. I'm really glad you got to see things away from the touristy areas, Lexington avenue is very neat, lots of different architecture.

Don't forget to post photos to your profile. Shoot me a message once they are posted, cant wait to see!

- Andy

Posted October 12th, 2011 - 7:43 pm from Seoul, South Korea
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Posted October 13th, 2011 - 3:16 am by from Newtown, United States (Permalink)
If you go to veesey street, which borders where 1 and 7 (between) wtc are, and walk towards the river, there is a place there called the cove. Another spot I like to visit to relax. Between where 1 wtc is and the cove is the winter garden, it's a large glass enclosure, check that out as well, it has events such as concerts from time to time. North of that area is the waterway taxi dock. For $5 usd you can ride across to nj on a commuter ferry. You can take the ferry back across, or walk to the PATH station right up the walkway.

If you want any more tips just let me know here or send me a message!

- Andy