12 Tips when visiting NYC!

December 18, 2007

According to NYC & Company, here are some important things tourists can do while visiting New York City. So, here goes:

  1. Call 311 or 212-NEWYORK for all information about the City.
  2. 5th Ave. divides Manhattan into the east and west side.
  3. When getting directions, always ask for the cross streets, it will help you understand NYC and you will reach your destination faster, with less complexity.
  4. In Manhattan, if you walk 20 blocks north or south, you have walked 1 mile.
  5. If the number on the top of the taxicab is lit, it means the cab is available.
  6. It is customary to tip 15-20% to waitstaff, bartenders and taxi drivers.
  7. MetroCards work on both buses and subways, and transfers between trains and buses(only) are free.
  8. Free wireless internet is available at many public parks.
  9. Many businesses, including pharmacies and delis are opened 24 hours.
  10. If there is a huge green ball on top of the subway station, that means that the station is opened 24 hours.
  11. Looking for subway directions? Just visit http://www.hopstop.com for all your subway directions
  12. Have a question about the lovely NYC? Just ask the locals, go to any information/visitor center in and around NYC or call 311.


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