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    • End of June - July

      New York City Sep 22, 2015 at 12:56 AM

      Is there anything major going on that I can't miss around these dates. Looking at going on holidays through here and don't want to miss out anything amazing!

    • Majestic Theater-Question About Seats

      New York City Sep 8, 2015 at 10:36 PM

      I am going to NYC at the beginning of October for the first time, with my husband and brother/sister in law. We are very excited! :) Actually I had 2 questions for anyone out there familiar with the Big Apple:

      1. How cold is it usually in New York at the very beginning of October? I am a Texas girl, loving the heat, and I freeze at 70 degrees. So I'm wanting to take clothes that are warm enough, but not ridiculous, lol. And does it rain a lot during that time of year?

      2. I had to get tickets to Broadway while we were in NYC, so I bought tickets to Phantom of the Opera. I was disappointed, though, that I couldn't get the best seats (center Orchestra reasonably close). They were either sold out or too expensive (I am buying for all 4 of us as a surprise, so it would have been over $800 for those seats). The best seats I could get were LEFT Orchestra, Row K , seats 9, 11, 13, 15. I know that Row K is a pretty good row, but I'm concerned about being so far over on the left :( I was just wondering if anyone else has ever sat in the Right or Left Orchestra, and what it was like?

    • 3 days in or near Athens. What to d?

      Greece Sep 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      Our cruise ends in Athens on 10/13 this year. We were in Athens for one day several years ago and obviously visited Acropolis. We also took a city tour but it did not impress us at all.
      We also visited Santorini and Kusadasi (Ephesus).
      This time the cruise will stop at Igoumenitsa, Itea, Olympia (Katakolon), Ephesus, Patmos and will arrive to Athens on 10/12.
      Our flight out is on 10/15 from Athens. So we will have several days there. Our friends recommended Mykonos and Delphi.
      Please come up with recommendations of what to do in or not far from Athens.

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      Do i need to have a Visa for a 5 hour layover?

      New York City Sep 19, 2015 at 2:54 AM

      Hello! I'm planning to have a 2 week visit in colombia. And the flight that i've found happens to have a connecting flight in New york John F Kennedy (JFK) with a 5 hour layover. Do i need to have a visa for just a 5 hour layover and i'm not planning to go outside the mentioned airport? Or would my philippine passport do? I need an answer as soon as possible. Thank you so much!

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      NYC- got Colbert tickets!

      New York City Sep 17, 2015 at 9:06 PM

      Hello NYC,

      I was able to get tickets to late night with Stephen Colbert. I hear you bed to line up early because of with "tickets" it is a first come basis. Does anyone know what time line starts forming?

      Any advice would be much appreciated!


    • Airport to city

      New York City Sep 24, 2015 at 7:30 AM

      I 'm looking for the best way to get from Newark airport to Midtown Manhattan on sunday 27 december.
      (I have about 20 hours between flights, so I booked a hotel near the airport)
      I can't find a trainschedule on for that date and bus or taxi would get stuck in traffic.
      Could someone give me some advise.

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      Tour guide in New York

      New York City Sep 19, 2015 at 9:15 PM

      We have rented a house in Queens for a few days' visit to the Apple City next month. As we don't have the car, we shall mainly rely on public transport. What should we do to cover the main attractions in a relaxed way as we are seniors. We need your advice. Thank you

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      Restuarant with a view good meal without blowing the bank

      New York City Yesterday

      My friend is going to New York next year in May for a friend's 40 and they are looking to do a special dinner somewhere with a view. A nice meal where they can have a nice bottle of wine perhaps a cocktail or bubbly without blowing the bank. Any suggestions?

    • LGA to Waldorf Astoria

      New York City Sep 21, 2015 at 2:59 PM

      Will be arriving LGA on a Friday late October around 1:30 p.m. Traveling with 2 other ladies and we need to know best way to get to Waldorf at 301 Park Avenue. Have heard of Q70 but then would need to take a subway line and not sure how close we can get...hoping we can all pack lightly and be able to manage our suitcases easily, a bit concerned about lots of stairs to navigate. My question is would it be easier/better to take M60 over the Q70 Ltd. express and for either of these busses what stops are closest to Waldorf, with least amount of walking?

      Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Cheaper transport method

      New York City Sep 9, 2015 at 12:17 AM


      I'm going to New York (18-27 Sept 2015) and we're staying at Holiday Inn North Bergen (5km away from Manhattan)
      What's the cheapest option getting to and from North Bergen?


    • Visiting daughter in Manhattan staying in Brooklyn

      by harpo.davis Online Now May 2, 2015 at 7:37 AM

      Hello .. I'm driving up from NC to visit my daughter. I will be staying in the Evergreen Avenue & Jefferson Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY and my daughter lives at 162 Saint Nicholas Ave., New York, NY. I plan on parking my car in Brooklyn and using a bus or train every day to see her. What would you recommend and where are they located?

      Thanks so much for your help!

      5 Answers May 9, 2015 at 7:42 AM
    • Brooklyn Itinerary

      by madtuck Online Now Jun 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      Hi my family was thinking about spending a day in Brooklyn does anyone have suggestions on must sees?
      Or any idea of what we should put on our schedule?

      2 Answers Jun 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    • Best Western Prospect Park

      by spottycat Online Now May 10, 2014 at 7:18 AM

      Hi all, we're staying at the BW, Prospect Park for 4 days in September. We would like to walk up to Park slope and Gowanus in the evening for the bars and restaurants. Is this an OK thing to do, or should we get a cab each way?
      Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers May 10, 2014 at 9:07 AM
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      Brooklyn Food Recommendations

      by Zrrrpy Online Now Apr 21, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      Anyone know if creperies have found their way into Brooklyn yet?

      2 Answers Apr 25, 2014 at 4:45 AM
    • Bedford-stuyvesant

      by ystrausz Online Now Mar 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      we will be spending a week in NY this summer and have an offer of accommodation in this neighborhood.
      is this a particularly "bad" area?
      or just normal crime rate comparable to most of Manhatten and Brooklyn?



      5 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 2:53 AM
    • Going to see a play at BAM

      by Dstibbard Online Now Feb 17, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      I am saying in mid town but going to a play at 7:30 at night and the play finishes at 10pm I am a female going alone - sp toe questions
      What is the best way it get back it mid town that time of night
      And is it safe?

      3 Answers Feb 18, 2014 at 3:47 AM
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      Clubs and Bars

      by Charlottezkb Online Now Jan 10, 2014 at 1:14 PM

      Never been to New York before so wondering what are some good clubs and bars? They need to be quite cheap! I'm staying in Brooklyn but happy to know of some good clubs in other areas as long as they're not too hard to get to/from

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      Flea market

      by Turska Online Now Dec 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      My old(ish) guidebooks tell about great flea market at Brooklyn at sundays. It is said to be inside at winter (we will come at middle of march). I don´t find any tips about it. Does it still exist?

      1 Answer Dec 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM
    • hancock and nostrand

      by vesp-c Online Now Nov 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      please is that a safe borogh? thanks!

      5 Answers Nov 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM
    • what is the best way to travel from newark airport to williamsburg for 4 people?

      by brightonuk71 Online Now Sep 17, 2013 at 6:58 AM

      we are getting to Newark airport at about 2pm. is it better to pre order a car, get a taxi or jump on a train?

      8 Answers Sep 17, 2013 at 1:12 PM
    • Comfort inn sunset park

      by MALKYP Online Now Aug 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

      I've booked to stay in the comfort inn sunset park on 38th/4th avenue Brooklyn as a tourist from Scotland how safe is the area?

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 2:37 PM
    • Safe place to stay in brooklyn for students and and reliable people/sites to search for apts

      by rsrv99 Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 1:45 AM

      I am a student from Asia and would like to know safe places to stay in Brooklyn (university in Metro Tech centre). Also reliable people like agents/brokers and websites to search for apartments there. Thanx.

      1 Answer Jun 27, 2013 at 2:07 AM
    • Safe place to stay in brooklyn for students and and reliable people/sites to search for apts

      by rsrv99 Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 1:35 AM

      I am a student from Asia and would like to know safe places to stay in Brooklyn (university in Metro Tech centre). Also reliable people like agents/brokers and websites to search for apartments there. Thanx.

    • Safe place to stay in brooklyn for students and and reliable people/sites to search for apts

      by rsrv99 Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 1:25 AM

      I am a student from Asia and would like to know safe places to stay in Brooklyn (university in Metro Tech centre). Also reliable people like agents/brokers and websites to search for apartments there. Thanx.

    • Stuyvesant Heights, Malcolm X Blvd

      by fer30 Online Now May 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      I was wondering how safe is Malcolm X´Blvd/Reid Ave, specially between Decatur St and MacDonough St. Or if this an area I need to avoid when I go to stay in Brooklyn.

      2 Answers May 4, 2013 at 2:55 AM
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      Where to stay in Brooklyn and which airport is nearest?

      by mickey.p Online Now Apr 27, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      I am looking to spend 2- nights in NYC, we were there last year and did lots so are just doing a couple of nights between other areas.

      We are looking to do Brooklyn bridge and Ellis Island as we missed these last year and we want to go to Newburgh for a day (OCC and to visit a friend!).

      Where can you recommend?

      Last year we stayed at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View in Long Island City and it was perfect - great for everything.
      This was suggested by someone on this forum so thought I'd ask for something similar in Brooklyn.
      Need something not too expensive, walking distance to trains/subways etc.

      My son is Autistic so he doesn't like crowds and the hotel last year was a great escape from the craziness of Manhattan!

      Also which airport is closest to Brooklyn? We are flying to the west coast after NYC.

      4 Answers Apr 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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      brooklyn bridge

      by LeaC16 Online Now Apr 17, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      where is the brooklyn bridge

      7 Answers Apr 17, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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      Moving to Brooklyn

      by HarukaT Online Now Dec 8, 2012 at 10:34 PM

      Hello, I'm moving to Brooklyn next year, I am a 30 year old African American woman from California. Where are some safe, moderately affordable neighborhoods in Brooklyn to live? Since its just me I can live in a studio apartment, and I can pay up to about1200/month. Accessibility to good public transport is preferred, and safety is key since I want to live somewhere where I would feel safe if I have to return home late at night. Let me know where the best neighborhoods would be for affordability as well as safety.

      11 Answers Dec 13, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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      Apartment in Brooklyn

      by lcat61 Online Now Oct 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM

      I am thinking about renting an apartment in Brooklyn Lefferts Garden near Sterling St subway station.
      What can you tell me about this area? Safe? Proxomity to restaurants and stores?
      Appreciate any help you can provide. Thx

      3 Answers Oct 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM
    • Bay Ridge Nissan

      by 1overneath Online Now Jul 7, 2012 at 5:48 AM

      HI We need to get to Bay Ridge Nissan 6501 5th Avenue Brooklyn...have never been to NYC so pretty clueless..will be staying in Manhattan. what options should I consider to travel this a safe area? Could I pick up a vehicle and drive back to Manhattan...thanks for taking the time to respond...Barry

      3 Answers Jul 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM
    • Quickest inexpensive route

      by RACK Online Now Apr 6, 2012 at 12:48 PM

      Coming to brooklyn soon getn off at 13 allen street need to get
      to comfort inn on 17 seabring.

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2012 at 1:30 PM
    • travel from brooklyn to queens hospital

      by mingo127 Online Now Apr 4, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      my daughter will be traveling from bklyn (park slope) to queens hospital center for work. want to avoid the JR parkway and the BQE. could she take local roads ie. eastern parkway get there? And finally can anyone suggest a good route? Every morning I hear that the BQE is backed up or something.
      not from bklyn or Queens so we are not real familiar with the area

      1 Answer Apr 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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      What is the best way to get to the Brooklyn Brewery from Manhattan?

      by clareabee Online Now Feb 9, 2012 at 3:22 AM

      Hi Guys,

      We are planning to go down to the 9/11 site, and we can manage that no problem from our hotel (i think!) but how do we get from there across to the Brooklyn Brewery? Could anybody also recommend a nice place to eat in that area?

      Thanks in advance,

      7 Answers Mar 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM
    • 3rd avenue and 3rd street is it safe

      by concernedone Online Now Dec 20, 2011 at 9:54 PM

      Taking internship near here. Taking subway from Manhattan. female college student. is this safe? Parents worried

      8 Answers Feb 9, 2012 at 4:14 AM
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      Woman with *challenging* sense of direction asks for assistance! Toronto>>Brooklyn

      by milan2003 Online Now Dec 1, 2011 at 8:42 AM


      For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to drive to Brooklyn. I'm not sure why this seemed reasonable at the time. I've driven to many places before, but do not know the many highways, tunnels, etc around NYC...and now that I see there are dozens of 'steps' in googlemap, know that I will get lost. And I do *not* want to get lost in the middle of a city-scape maze that I can't get out of.

      Oh...and I don't have a GPS.

      I'm looking for the best route from Toronto to Brooklyn (Eastern Parkway). I know the shortest route seems to go through Chinatown, but I can't imagine what the traffic would be like. I *can* imagine me holding onto the wheel with the grip of death, getting lost, and leaving my car at the side of the road as I jump on the 4/5/6.

      Would any of you have taken this route before?

      Do you have suggestions for the best route taking into consideration directionally challenged people, as well as knowing the most logical routes (i.e. going through lower Manhattan is probably not a great idea).

      Your feedback is MOST welcome!

      Thank you

      12 Answers Feb 12, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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      Restaurant Near Brooklyn Promenade

      by lcat61 Online Now Aug 15, 2011 at 9:55 AM

      Can anyone recommend a good restaurant for lunch near Brooklyn Promenade? I will be going there Labor Day weekend.

      2 Answers Aug 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM
    • 7th ave arrest

      by brooklyn1234bb Online Now Jul 5, 2011 at 7:23 AM

      What is up with this 7th ave arrest?

      3 Answers Jul 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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      Brooklyn Botanic Garden & Brooklyn Museum

      by alvi21 Online Now Feb 19, 2011 at 5:01 PM

      Dear VTers,

      I'm visiting friends in NYC next month (March 2011) and would like to visit several places in Brooklyn. In order to have a better idea of my itinerary planning, I'd like to ask experienced VTers how much time (estimated average) one might spend at the following places:

      - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
      - Brooklyn Museum

      Thanks in advance for your help!


      7 Answers Apr 17, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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      Is Ridgewood, Brooklyn a safe naborhood?

      by johrog Online Now Feb 15, 2011 at 11:14 PM

      I am trying to rent an apartment in Ridgewood on my visit to NY. I found an offer of a flat on website, the place is located in Brooklyn,1817 Stockholm Street, Ridgewood, NY, 11385.
      Any bad or good things you could tell me about it before I make any contributions? All help greatly appreciated, thanks!

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      18 Answers Jun 1, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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      Nice Restaurant....

      by Donna_in_India Online Now Aug 23, 2010 at 3:09 PM

      Can anyone recommend a nice restaurant (for lunch) within 15 minutes of Sheepshead Bay?

      1 Answer Jul 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM