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    • New Years Eve

      by Torz1008 Online Now Oct 11, 2016 at 2:21 PM

      Hi all,

      My husband and I (both 27) will be in New York for new year and as everyone else seems to we are struggling with what to do. I literally refuse to go anywhere near time square but would still like a bar/lounge/party to go to. I've read the Chelsea area is the place to be? Has anyone got any suggestions please? Is it best to eat late afternoon? Thanks :-)

    • What to wear

      by Mwins83065 Online Now Oct 8, 2016 at 8:10 AM

      My BFF and I will be in NYC from 10/15 thru 10/22. What clothes do I take for all the sightseeing we Erik be doing. I've got my Skecher shoes but what about clothing, sweaters, jacket, coat, gloves, etc.?

    • New Years Eve

      by Torz1008 Online Now Oct 11, 2016 at 2:21 PM

      Hi all,

      My husband and I (both 27) will be in New York for new year and as everyone else seems to we are struggling with what to do. I literally refuse to go anywhere near time square but would still like a bar/lounge/party to go to. I've read the Chelsea area is the place to be? Has anyone got any suggestions please? Is it best to eat late afternoon? Thanks :-)

      3 Answers Oct 17, 2016 at 7:48 AM
    • What to wear

      by Mwins83065 Online Now Oct 8, 2016 at 8:10 AM

      My BFF and I will be in NYC from 10/15 thru 10/22. What clothes do I take for all the sightseeing we Erik be doing. I've got my Skecher shoes but what about clothing, sweaters, jacket, coat, gloves, etc.?

      11 Answers Oct 11, 2016 at 9:13 AM
    • 911 Memorial Protocol

      by MapleMoose Online Now Sep 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM

      I have been to the 911 Memorial before the museum opened. I am wondering what the process is these days. If I have a museum ticket marked 10 a.m. for example, and want to spend a bit of time at the Memorial what are my options? Is the security line still before the memorial? Is there a separate entrance to the museum with its own security line? How much time do I need as a buffer for a Friday morning? Just trying to find out where I go first and how much time to allow. I can't find it on the museum website.

      8 Answers Sep 29, 2016 at 7:48 PM
    • Can i leave the airport during transit in NY,USA with a transit Visa

      by JayP60 Online Now Sep 19, 2016 at 3:28 AM

      Can any one help, I'm heading to Columbia from Russia, And i have my transit in NYC can i leave the airport for a look around, Like y'all know NYC is a flashy please who wouldn't want to take a look around , Please i need answers.

      10 Answers Sep 30, 2016 at 11:07 AM
    • Shopping Outlets

      by 88kazza88 Online Now Sep 16, 2016 at 6:16 AM


      What is the Best Shopping Outlet to visit? Went to Woodbury Common last Year but been looking at Jersey Gardens this Year? Which ones better or is there anymore? We're going the Day after Black Friday for 6 Days.


      4 Answers Oct 3, 2016 at 4:04 AM
    • Rooftop Brunch or Café for 19th birthday?

      by thereallife Online Now Sep 6, 2016 at 8:11 PM


      I plan to celebrate my 19th birthday in the city on a rooftop cafe or brunch.
      But I just find rooftop bars etc. where alcohol is served so we are not allowed to enter.
      Do you know a place, which is ok for us to enter? We do not plan to drink.

      Thank you!

      2 Answers Sep 7, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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      Need Suggestions for Visiting Newyork city

      by asli90 Online Now Sep 2, 2016 at 4:44 AM

      Hi I am visiting NYC in the last week of this month for about two weeks.

      I need some suggestions as a solo traveler from VT members,
      (1) I checked my provider to get me mobile roaming service for during my stay in NYC, but its really pricey.
      How & where to get local sim cards in NYC (something like visitors sim card) with internet service. what are the prices and charges?

      (2) While my stay in NYC I am also planning to visit either Washington DC or Chicago for 3 days, should I book my tickets in advance right now itself or I can easily book once I am there (by air or train) what are average prices for tickets?

      (3) I am planning to book my stay near to Times Square but I found the hotels are pricey whereas I am getting good deals at, has anyone stayed at a place booked through this website? is it genuine and safe?

      Thanks everyone in advance and appreciate your responses.

      8 Answers Sep 4, 2016 at 7:17 PM
    • Cheap Designer shoes

      by Dynodave Online Now Aug 31, 2016 at 1:12 AM


      Flying over from UK with 17 year old daughter in October. She wants to go Shoe shopping! Can anyone recommend best discount stores for designer shoes (Jimmy Choo's etc). Pref in New York or surrounding boroughs?


      3 Answers Aug 31, 2016 at 10:56 AM
    • New york trip suggestion

      by Mags10 Online Now Aug 30, 2016 at 8:03 AM

      Hi Planning a 10 day trip with 18yr old daughter next April. Planning on going to 6 flags. A few questions.
      1. Wud you need two days to do 6 flags ? If so suggestions on hotels beside it.
      2. We have been to nyc before but would like to travel around a bit as in 3 nights Manhattan can you suggest other neighbouring cities to visit.
      Thanks in advance. 

      5 Answers Oct 5, 2016 at 3:31 AM
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      Budget accommodation in Midtown East at New York for one month

      by aortser Online Now Aug 29, 2016 at 11:02 PM


      Does anybody know of any accommodation (not shared bedroom) in Midtown East for the whole month of September 2016

      for maximum USD 3,000 besides the ones that can be found at, and


      2 Answers Aug 30, 2016 at 11:09 PM
    • Newark to Bronx?

      by Krisvalencia08 Online Now Aug 23, 2016 at 1:36 PM

      Hello, I'm traveling to NYC in a week and had a question. I've never been to NYC and just realized that I land in Newark Interantional airport Friday at 11am and need to get to my hotel in the Bronx. I had a couple questions. Is there a train that'll take me from Newark airport to the Bronx? I know I can take a taxi or uber but I'm trying to see the costs. Thanks guys.

      8 Answers Aug 23, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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      Solo Male traveller to US in September

      by asli90 Online Now Aug 23, 2016 at 5:05 AM

      Hi Guys,

      I am travelling for a 10 days vacation to US by the end of this September. I will be travelling first time to the states and I have no idea where to go and which city to visit. I am willing to stay at a reasonable hotel as I wish to spend my maximum time outing & come to hotel only to sleep. My plan includes visiting famous monuments or places / watching movies / some museums / having good massages / enjoy some good night life without restrictions. I wont be using a car so I plan to walk maximum and use public transport when necessary.

      I have been studying over google but I am confused between LA/LAS VEGAS/NYC/California.

      Can members over here help me decide over above places or suggest some good city to visit as per my requirements, Basically I am Looking for a reasonable place where thing are cheap and not too pricey.

      Also can you advise if I could get a visitor sim card with internet in the city or at the airport and what are the charges for it? Or should l I get a roaming service from my provider?

      Thanks in advance

      14 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 2:29 AM
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      Restaurant near 54th & 6th

      by Donna_in_India Online Now Aug 22, 2016 at 11:31 AM

      Looking for a recommendation for a restaurant for dinner with clients on Wednesday. Looking for someplace a bit quiet and not packed/rushing with the theater crowd. They will be at the Hilton (54th & 6th) so something near by would be great. Prefer "neutral" food - American, Italian? Thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 23, 2016 at 7:04 PM
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      Zoo of BRONX

      by GUYON Online Now Aug 20, 2016 at 5:21 AM


      The website is not very precise about the way to reach the zoo.

      We foresee to go to the zoo by line 2 (red). What is the station on this line which is the nearest from the main entrance or of an easy entrance ?

      Thanks a lot for your answers.


      9 Answers Aug 23, 2016 at 7:46 AM
    • Broadway Show Recommendations

      by jfogz Online Now Aug 15, 2016 at 9:05 PM

      I will be travelling with my boyfriend to New York in January 2017 and we would like to see a Broadway show while we are there. The only recommendations I can find online are for shows which finish by the end of December. We saw Book of Mormon the last time we were in NY and loved it. Can anyone recommend any shows which will be running in January?

      6 Answers Aug 16, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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      Eleven Iron men in New York

      by GUYON Online Now Aug 14, 2016 at 9:57 AM

      Where is precisely the Eleven Iron Men Monument in Soho ?
      We have not be able to find it during our last stay in 2012 . Google is oriented "movie" and proposes Iron Man or Monument Men.

      Thanks a lot


      5 Answers Aug 17, 2016 at 12:19 PM
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      Border policy at JFK

      by GUYON Online Now Aug 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM


      At our last stay in USA (Miami November 2015) we crossed quickly the police control because we scanned our passports on a devoted machine which delivered a photo of our documents with the note "authorized". The major part of the travelers had not the precious notice and had been obliged to queue.

      I guess it was because we visited USA several times before..

      Is this kind a routine also in force at JFK Airport for foreign visitors ?

      Thanks for your answer


      9 Answers Aug 21, 2016 at 11:24 PM
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      Where to stay in Manhattan for one month from 15 August 2016

      by aortser Online Now Aug 11, 2016 at 5:21 PM


      I need to stay for one month in Manhattan from 15 August 2016, preferably at walking distance from UN Plaza.

      Do you know about any young workers residence or studios or one bed-room apartments for maximum USD 2,700 for one month stay all expenses included?



      2 Answers Aug 14, 2016 at 11:43 AM
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      Travel to NY with a child

      by GUYON Online Now Aug 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM

      We plane to bring our oldest grand son (9) to NY in April 2017. I red we must have an assent letter (lettre de consentement as the Canadians say) written by the parents (our daughter and her husband).
      Does this letter compulsory ?
      Is it necessary to translate it into English ?
      What is the most suitable text ?

      Thanks for your answer.


      10 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 12:53 AM
    • Nightlife in NYC

      by ghebi80 Online Now Jul 28, 2016 at 8:35 AM

      Hi all! I'm travelling to NYC in August. Since I'm not in town since two years I would like to get upadets on nightlife things to do, bars, discos, concerts...
      I'm travelling with freinds so your suggestions are highly appreciated!
      thank you and ciao

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2016 at 8:46 AM
    • Rooftop bar / restaurant under 21

      by Abs12396 Online Now Jul 25, 2016 at 1:04 AM

      Hi I am 20 and i am travelling to New York in October with my friend who is 27, I would absolutely love to visit a rooftop bar.. Or restaurant, particularly in the evening time, I am more than happy to have a non alcoholic drink or food, does anyone know of any I could visit during the day? And also if I would be able to visit any during the evening? Any information or names would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

      4 Answers Jul 25, 2016 at 11:53 AM
    • Question about beds

      by edd78 Online Now Jul 24, 2016 at 6:05 AM

      Hi I was looking to book a room at the novotel in new York next June. But came across two rooms
      One room is with two full beds and the other one I saw was a room two double beds. The room with the two double beds is priced about £300 dearer than the room with two full beds. What would be the difference between the two

      7 Answers Jul 26, 2016 at 1:01 AM
    • Christmas lunch for ozies

      by Leeyerbury Online Now Jul 24, 2016 at 12:49 AM

      My daughter grandson and I will be coming to New York in December. Staying near times square My grandson is only 6 and we are really keen for him not to miss the magic of Christmas. Lunch is a really big thing in our family and we are looking for a place that's warm traditional and friendly to eat Christmas lunch. Can any NewYorkers help us with this.
      Thanks heaps guys. Lv from Oz

      8 Answers Jul 25, 2016 at 1:17 AM
    • First time visit to New York - hotel accommodation

      by DolbyC Online Now Jul 12, 2016 at 4:56 AM

      Hi. My hubby and I are travelling to New York for the first time in October and are planning on staying for 4 nights, 5 days, during the week. We are looking for hotel accommodation which is central, affordable, clean/modern has free wifi and maybe a breakfast included in their stay package (like an executive 3 star, if that's possible, hahahaha) - we don't want to pay extortionate amounts on accommodation (as the cash will be used for shopping instead!) but yet would like comfortable, clean accommodation where we can get a little peace and quiet during our down time - I'm not asking for much, am I? any suggestions or personal recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

      4 Answers Jul 16, 2016 at 3:01 PM
    • Roosevelt Island, Brooklyn Bridge and Pod Hotel Questions

      by spamiepamie Online Now Jul 7, 2016 at 4:47 PM

      I'd like to go to Roosevelt Island mostly because of the tram but partly because of the lighthouse. Is it true that there's a shuttle bus that goes around the island? I read there was, and it charges a quarter. Does it go all the way to the tip of the island where the lighthouse is? Does it go close to the tram stop and close to the subway stop? About how far of a walk would it be from the closest subway stop in Manhattan to the tram - just a block or two, or more?

      To walk across Brooklyn Bridge, about how far do you need to walk to get to the entrance for the bridge walkway from the closest subway station?

      Lastly, if anyone has stayed at either the Pod 39 or Pod 51 or preferably both, is one better than the other in terms of proximity to a subway station? It looks like Pod 51 on 51st Street (I think) is closer, but only line 6 runs from that close station, meaning we'd likely have to transfer once or twice to get to most places we want to go. Some transfer tunnels in some subways are pretty long, so I'm wondering if it's worth choosing one Pod hotel over the other simply because one is closer to a station than the other. Pod 39 has Grand Central Terminal near by, which I gather is pretty useful, but it's at least a few blocks farther away than Pod 51 is to the subway stop up there. We're older folks and can't do as much walking around as we used to, thus the questions.

      5 Answers Jul 11, 2016 at 6:29 PM
    • LGA to Bryant Park / using MTA trip planner

      by TravelShooter Online Now Jun 29, 2016 at 3:12 PM

      July weekday 6PM, MTA trip planner suggested this: (with schedule change advisory appearing)

      48 min: LGA B UPPER DEPART LEVEL > W 106 ST & B’WAY M60+ Bus > HOYT AV & 31 ST > 0.1 mi > ASTORIA BLVD STA N/Q > STILLWELL AV-CONEY ISL N Train > 42 ST-TIMES SQ N/Q/R > 0.2 miles > Bryant Park

      48 minutes?! Seem sorta long...? Is this a logical itinerary? Traveling with carry-on only. Thanks in advance!


      22 Answers Jul 10, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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      Luggage on train from New York to Boston

      by scotontour Online Now Jun 29, 2016 at 9:56 AM

      Hi, my son is visiting New York this week and will then travel on by train (amlec) to Boston
      Does he need special permission to carry a large case or it like uk and you can take on easily??

      7 Answers Jun 30, 2016 at 12:10 AM
    • New York City between Christmas and New Year's day.

      by Charlesdflier Online Now Jun 26, 2016 at 1:08 PM

      Planning to go to NYC the week between Christmas and through New Year's Eve.
      Any suggestions of how to manage the week?
      Suggestions about New Year's Eve at Times Square?

      9 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 5:18 AM
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      niagra falls

      by ramblercarol Online Now Jun 21, 2016 at 9:07 AM

      I want to do a short trip to the Niagra Falls. Have found one bus and over night stay in Canada. Any suggestions. Travelling solo.

      3 Answers Jun 21, 2016 at 9:01 PM
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      cheap hotel/ hostel

      by ramblercarol Online Now Jun 21, 2016 at 8:56 AM

      I am a 65 year old female travelling solo in October. In total I have 4 days for seeing New York. Am looking for a reasonable, basic, clean hotel/hostel. Prefer to have own bathroom but would share with few people. Need to be near public transport and feel safe walking especially in the evening. Would appreciate any other tips.

      3 Answers Jun 22, 2016 at 1:20 AM