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    • Fall timing

      Niagara Falls Aug 29, 2015 at 10:10 PM

      I will be visiting falls for a very short period of time like 3 hours. I will reach by 4:30am and leave at 7:30am. Is this time enough to visit the fall and will I b allowed to visit at that time?
      Thank you.

    • The Ride

      New York City Aug 28, 2015 at 5:28 AM

      Anyone tried The Ride? It looks like lots of fun with a tour mixed with entertainment.

      For those that have tried it, is it fun? Appropriate for kids (the site says 6 and over and our younger one is 6)?

      Also, is it hard to get tickets? (with or without an explorer pass) If its something where you need to line up hours in advance, then not interested.

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      Crossing the border

      Niagara Falls Aug 27, 2015 at 12:47 AM

      We are having a 10 day holiday in New York,we are spending a couple of days at the falls and would like to visit the Canadian side,please could you tell me which documents we need to go over into Canada & back again.
      We are British & have esta's
      Thank you

    • Day after marathon?

      New York City Aug 24, 2015 at 3:48 AM

      Hi there. I'm taking a 2 week trip to the US with my wife, starting in NYC (2 nights), arriving Nov 2nd. As the marathon is on the day before, I'm just wondering will there be any restrictions or limitations that may affect our short stay. Or will it all be 'wrapped up' and appear as if a marathon never even took place? Thanks in advance...

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      Thanksgiving Meal

      New York City Aug 10, 2015 at 1:50 PM

      There are 8 of us coming to the city for thanksgiving, mostly quite plain eaters but need some advice on where to book into for a meal on thanksgiving? Planning on parade in the morning, doing the rockettes hopefully mid afternoon and then get booked into someplave for food. 5 adults, 1 x 17yr old, 1 x 8yr old and 1 x 5 yr old. Thanks.

    • Safety in Brooklyn

      Brooklyn Heights Aug 27, 2015 at 8:53 AM

      Hi, I am a woman who is traveling alone. How safe is Brooklyn area to stay alone for a stranger? How is prospect park area? and how easy it is for me to commute alone? and is there places, areas I should not go? Thank you


    • Need Quick Response - Does Circle Line Cruises Sell Out?

      New York City Aug 26, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      We're coming to NY next week and I've been debating on getting the Explorer Pass vs just going to the attractions (I did create another post on this). We want to do the Landmark Cruise if the weather is nice (1.5 hrs so not too long for our kids). And we would be looking at a Friday 3:30p cruise (or alternative is 11am).

      Do these cruises sell out or is there typically room? The pass at a current deal saves us around $88 USD, which is substantial. The downside to getting the pass is that we cannot reserve a spot on the cruise compared with booking with the Circle Line site directly. (Also, if it ends up being a rainy day, then we would have to skip he cruise and pick another explorer attraction)
      PS - This offer ends tonight and my husband is away to get his opinion (but I know he was keen on the cruise too)

    • Fort Washington Park

      New York City Aug 19, 2015 at 3:31 AM

      How easy is it to get a cab in Fort Washington Park - on a Sunday evening?!
      I will be travelling there after a Yankees game in September - as I wish to see the Jeffrey's Hook (Little Red) Lighthouse + the GWB close-up.
      Getting there shouldn't be an issue - but at about 7pm on a Sunday evening will it be easy to get back Downtown?


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      Best Flea Markets in the City

      New York City Aug 25, 2015 at 8:07 AM

      Can you suggest the best Flea Markets in town - Brooklin/Williamsburg...? I'll be there first week of october.

      Thanks for help.


    • World Trade Centre Museum and Tribute for Kids

      New York City Aug 11, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      We're coming to NY in a few weeks with our 10 and 6 year olds. My husband would like to take our 10 year old to the World Trade Centre to teach him about the world. I don't think there is much else around there so we would all tag along.

      I understand my husband wanting to teach him, but I'm not so certain on the museum or tribute centre. It was such a devastating event that can imagine it being quite upsetting and motbid...and perhaps too much for a 10 year old? Plus, my 6 year old will be bored.

      Having never been there, can someone give me some insight and thoughts on the difference of the museum and tribute centre? Can you just go to the area and see stuff (like a memorial or something)?

    • Best time in January to visit NYC?

      New York City Aug 11, 2015 at 5:03 AM

      We're planning a week in NYC for my birthday in January and wondered when in that month would be best to visit. I know that the end Jan / beg Feb in the couple of years has been troubled with big storms, so wondered if it was better at the beginning of the month.
      I realise it's going to be cold whatever, but ideally I don't want to battle through blizzards! ;-)

    • All Day Pass Water Taxi or Landmark Cruise (Circle Line)

      New York City Aug 10, 2015 at 5:35 AM

      The other week I was asking about the Water Taxi. It looks great as it sees main sites such as Statue of Liberty, Empire State building, World Trade Centre, etc,. Someone also mentioned Circle Line cruises.  If we did Circle Line, we'd do the Landmark Cruise as it goes to similar sites and also sticks to 90 minutes (we're coming with our 10 and 6 year old).  We're looking at it as a tour as opposed to a mode of transportation.  I'd love to hear feedback on which one you suggest. 

      Some criteria:

      • good views of Status or Liberty
      • departs and returns near Times Square
      • 1hr - 90 minutes in length
      • washroom onboard
      • good tour guide giving descriptions of what we're seeing
      • good outsite views so you can see well and take photos
      • kid-friendly
      • not crazy line ups to get a ticket or get the time that you'd like (if this is possible)

      One possible downside with the water taxi is lots of down time since it stops at the spots for people to get on and off?

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      Money for New York

      New York City 8 hours ago

      Hi we are going to New York for 8 days visiting all the usual sites,eating out etc,how much spending money do you think we should take?
      Thanks kim

    • New York Explorer Pass

      New York City Aug 21, 2015 at 5:29 AM

      Anyone done the New York Explorer Pass and found it easy to use and worthwhile? We're thinking of getting the 3 attraction one and using it on Top of the Rock, Landmark Cruise (if good weather) and Ripleys or Discovery Museum. When i worked it out, it saves us around $65 for four of us (2 adults, 2 kids). And I like the fact that you don't have to squeeze all the attractions in on one day.

      Anyone know if you can skip lines for any of the above attractions? And if you select to have the pass on your phone, is there still somewhere I have to go to pick something up (e.g. I've read people complaining about getting a voucher, and not sure if that is only for specific rides - or some guide book) ? I don't want the pass to be a nuisance.

      Would love to hear feedback if others like it, or had issues using it.


    • NY Fashion Week - September 2015

      New York City Aug 5, 2015 at 6:47 PM

      Hi anyone who can help! I am from New Zealand so I know very little about the fashion week.

      I am looking at purchasing tickets to the public event which frustraingly also has the same name as 'THE week' - NY Fashion Week:

      And when I try and purchase tickets online I am asked for a promotional code to access tickets, though the website talks about public events and open to the public and it's as easy as purchasing a ticket...

      Someone, please help! Also I notice that there is the Courture Fashion runway events available too, anyone able to recommend which one to go to?

      If you can lead me to a fashion forum to ask these questions then that would be helpful too!


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      Best Deals Tickets for Shows

      New York City Aug 28, 2015 at 1:16 AM

      Are there any websites or local offices where I can apply for last minute tickets for shows - concerts, theatres, etc..?

      Thanks for help.

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      Best Museum for kids? And any other suggestions to do with 8yr and 5yr olds?

      New York City Aug 10, 2015 at 1:19 PM

      Going for thanksgiving this year and want different things to do with the kids,arrive Tues before until the Saturday after being in Florida for 12 nights, just wondering on good things to do with the kids and thought about the Museums? Which is best for them? We have been before and done the Zoo and the Park, will def take them to see all the fab xmas window displays but walking around looking at shop windows all day I dont think will keep my 5 year old boy happy, his 8 year old big sister will probably be ok with this though. Thanks

    • Serendipity 3

      New York City Aug 5, 2015 at 1:42 PM

      Our friends told us about Serendipity 3 and it's 'famous' frozen hot chocolate. Our son is super excited to go (and will be devastated if we don't). Does the restaurant get super busy with long waits? We are only in NY for a few days and am thinking of trying it on a Sunday at 11:30am when it opens. Is it hard to get a reservation? And how is their lunch food? (I know that is subjective) Anyone tried it?

    • road trip to adironaks

      New York City Aug 19, 2015 at 2:49 PM

      Hi - we have 8 days in New York in october and wanted to see a little countryside whilst there. My idea is to get a train from Penn Station to Albany and then hire a car and drive to woodstock in vermont, overnight there and then drive on to Lake Placid, overnight there and then drive back to albany, drop the car, get on a train to NYC and go to the airport. Is this a good trip - or do you recommend better?

    • Safety in the South Bronx

      by ava0421 Online Now Dec 13, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      My boy friend and I will be staying in the S. Bronx for three nights leading up to New Years. Reading all of the information on here I'm starting to get a little worried. My boy friend is a dark skinned Italian/Puerto Rican and I am a super light skinned blonde that weighs about 105lbs. Anyone have any tips or advice that will keep us from getting into trouble. Are the metros considered safe during the day or should we take taxis everywhere we go? Are there certain streets or areas we should absolutely avoid?
      I'd also love to know if there are certain places that you recommend we see; restaurants, sites etc.

      16 Answers Dec 20, 2014 at 6:58 PM
    • Getting from LGA to Lafayette Ave/White Plains Rd, Bronx

      by thisonegirl Online Now Nov 18, 2014 at 3:07 AM

      What's the best option (transportation wise) to take from LGA to Lafayette Ave/White Plains Rd, Bronx area? A friend and I have never been to that area and don't want to be completely clueless. I'm debating if I want to deal with the subway/bus system or just take a cab straight from the airport considering that I will have to lug some luggage around. Also, can someone advise me about the area? I'm planning on staying with a friend for a few days and spend the rest in the city. Does the buses have enough space for luggage or is it just certain ones?

      Any and all advice would greatly be appreciated. :D Thanks!

      5 Answers Nov 18, 2014 at 4:27 PM
    • Columns on Henry Hudson PKY overlooking water

      by Vivatourista Online Now Apr 28, 2014 at 6:42 AM

      When visiting Riverdale in the BX I noticed an area along the Henry Hudson PKWY (on left/water side coming from Manhattan) with walking trails and a beautiful columned structure overlooking the water. I am visiting again soon and would like to go there but am unsure what it is called. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

      1 Answer Apr 28, 2014 at 5:38 PM
    • 241 St Wakefield

      by ally333 Online Now Mar 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM


      I need to take the 2 train to Wakefield-241 Street /White Plains Road - the last stop in the Bronx. It seems to have a negative reputation. How safe is it here? and how late can you be around this area?



    • ferragosto 2011

      by pratti Online Now Dec 30, 2010 at 5:50 AM

      Hi, am hoping to visit New York in September and wondered if anyone knew what date ferragosto is. Have visited the area before and would like to see this festival

      1 Answer Dec 30, 2010 at 9:43 AM
    • Safe night suggestions?

      by ktnz Online Now Oct 15, 2010 at 7:36 PM

      Im traveling down with my boyfriend and our brothers (who are 20 and 19). We will be spending the day in New York and then attending a Yankee’s game, however our brothers will not be going to the game. Im a little nervous to leave them to find something to do during the game since it will be pretty late, we will have a hotel they can go back to. But any suggestions a 20 and 19 year old can do in the are thats safe around 7:00-10:00pm?? Or any areas I should make sure they avoid, they will have there own car. They really enjoy the music/coffee shop scene…

      1 Answer Oct 16, 2010 at 2:02 AM
    • Days Inn

      by phoneman Online Now Apr 18, 2010 at 4:30 PM

      How is the area around the Days Inn Motel

      1 Answer Apr 18, 2010 at 5:44 PM
    • HELP Visiting in New York

      by PamelaJean1959 Online Now Jun 19, 2008 at 4:59 PM

      My son is visiting New York, He has a motel room in Bronx - going to Yankee Game on Friday, flying out of JFK at 8:30 Sat to come home - Would like to go sight seeing - no car - relying on public trans - it took them from directions given from hotel 4 HOURS to get from JFK - they would like to see wall street, ground zero, statue of liberty, time square - places like that- SEEMS CRAZY it took them so long to get from airport to hotel - can anyone help ??????

      1 Answer Jun 19, 2008 at 6:49 PM
    • Buying house in Bronx

      by Asianfamily Online Now Feb 16, 2007 at 9:21 AM

      I'm planning to buy a house in the Bronx, NY area. I'm Asian, with two kids both of which are in the school age. I would appreciate very much anyone who could recommend a place in the Bronx area which matches my requirements as follows: (a) good neighborhood, (b) accesibility to public transportations,e.g., sub-way, buses, (c) accessibility to school, hospital, and groceries. (d) accesibility to church. I don't have much knowledge about the Bronx area. Aside from Riverdale area, any recommendation of other good places to raise a family in the Bronx area would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your kind help.

    • How is the area around St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx?

      by St.Barnabas Online Now Oct 28, 2006 at 8:31 AM

      I am going for interview there for residency?Can someone tell me how is the hospital n surrounding area? thanks

      1 Answer Apr 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM
    • Hip Hop clubs

      by Eck Online Now Oct 16, 2005 at 9:20 AM

      Hi, Im visiting NYC in November (17th-21st) and have been looking for a good hip hop club to go to. When I do a google search I get loads of results from my own doorstep (in England)! Im visiting the birthplace of hip hop for chrissakes, there must be some cool clubs around playing old skool stuff. Any recommendations?

    • Hip Hop clubs

      by Eck Online Now Oct 16, 2005 at 9:12 AM

      Hi, Im visiting NYC in November (17th-21st) and have been looking for a good hip hop club to go to. When I do a google search I get loads of results from my own doorstep (in England)! Im visiting the birthplace of hip hop for chrissakes, there must be some cool clubs around playing old skool stuff. Any recommendations?

      1 Answer Sep 29, 2006 at 1:57 PM
    • Hip Hop clubs

      by Eck Online Now Oct 16, 2005 at 6:56 AM

      Hi, Im visiting NYC in November (17th-21st) and have been looking for a good hip hop club to go to. When I do a google search I get loads of results from my own doorstep (in England)! Im visiting the birthplace of hip hop for chrissakes, there must be some cool clubs around playing old skool stuff. Any recommendations?

    • worst street/neighborhood in south bronx.. why is it so bad

      by bxplz Online Now Jul 7, 2005 at 10:12 PM

      what is generally the worst street in the south bronx to live?
      also, the neighborhood?
      why is it so bad and everything?

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2005 at 8:48 AM
    • yankee tickets

      by Nicola_Sydney Online Now Apr 10, 2005 at 7:05 PM

      Im coming in Sept & my friend MUST see the yankees play. Can anyone suggest a way to get decent seats that dont cost a fortune? thanks

      4 Answers Apr 11, 2005 at 11:22 AM
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      a safe area

      by mlalonde Online Now Feb 16, 2005 at 2:23 AM

      Hi. Would anyone know if East 182nd Street is a safe area? I noticed most everyone had bars on the doors and windows, but whenever I visited, 2 people who live there told me that they never encountered any problems. Anyone know for sure? There's St. Barnabus hosp. on one corner; a school on the other and a senior citizen complex across the street, and a day care center on the other side of the house.

      2 Answers Jul 6, 2006 at 4:35 AM
    • visiting the bronx

      by nsoria Online Now Jul 28, 2004 at 1:04 PM

      i am going to visit around 213st in the bronx could you tell me something about the community/people, what to watch for , best place to eat and see and just about evergthing.

    • moving to bronx

      by RET14 Online Now Apr 23, 2004 at 9:53 AM

      Is the Bronx a bad place to move if you are white and are not from ny?

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2004 at 9:48 PM
    • hi there!i'm looking for the cheapest nyc hotel around?do you know one?

      by parisinfrance Online Now Apr 18, 2004 at 11:40 AM

      hi. i'm french . i want to stay all summer in new york,to take pictures. i'm looking for the cheapest room around. i want to stay up to1 (or two)monthes. so if you know a cheap hotel in your neigborhood,or somebody renting a room(just between him and myself), well,let me know. i say that because from france you see only medium and high prices hotels,as they pay to be in guides,or have an internet site,but last time i was in new york,i spotted 30 dollars rooms on time square!!!(42 w st) so...i ask to you(i will be one of you this summer) kind regards ;-)

      1 Answer Apr 18, 2004 at 3:35 PM
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      Area around Jacobi and Montifieore Hospitals safe?

      by BrittanyC Online Now Mar 19, 2004 at 5:07 AM

      Hi everyone, If all goes well; i should be working at these two hospitals in the summer. I am currently debating whether to live in the Bronx or in Manhattan. As I would be moving from abroad, I would like the aviod the hassle of buying a car. My question is, is the area around these two hospitals safe enough for me to take the metro at all hours? I am particularly concerned about walking to the metro stops in the dark. My working hours will be quite varied: like 5am-11pm (or later). I like to think I have good street smarts, I lived in Philly for 13 years. Thanks ahead for any info!

      3 Answers Jun 21, 2004 at 9:55 PM
    • tell me a bit aboout the bronx and grenwich villag

      by anniemay22 Online Now May 25, 2003 at 11:52 PM

      Hi, I just moved here today, and would like any info on where the best clubs are, the best sites, and the worst areas in the bronx to avoid and the ok areas yo can visit in the bronx thank you.

      8 Answers May 31, 2003 at 11:30 AM
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      Goose Island

      by lngwyfromstl Online Now Jan 5, 2003 at 6:58 AM

      Where is Goose Island? VT says it is near the Bronx, but who can tell me where it is? Is it near City Island?

      4 Answers Jun 21, 2004 at 9:27 PM
    • the bowery

      by ny231g Online Now Nov 30, 2002 at 7:27 PM

      is the bowery in the bronx 1st.dec.02. 3-36am.g.m.t.

      7 Answers Jun 26, 2004 at 6:21 AM