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Suggestions for Sightseeing

entmaiden
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Oct 6 2009, 3:49pm


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Suggestions for Sightseeing [In reply to] Can't Post

Since we have so many TORN folk who are unfamiliar with New York, here are some suggestions for things to do. See Altaira's main post above for all the group activities, including a possible Circle Line tour and visit to Ground Zero.

Note that travel time must be considered. NY is a very large city, and moving around will take time!

Links:
Fodor's: http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/new-york/new-york-city/

Free NYC:
http://www.freenyc.net/

Official Tourism Site:
http://nycgo.com/

Subway map:
http://www.nysubway.com/map/

NY times Guide (best picks from the Times):
http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/north-america/united-states/new-york/new-york-city/overview.html

Time Out New York: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/

Trip Advisor: New York City: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60763-New_York_City_New_York-Vacations.html

Suggested Activities:

Circle line Tour http://www.circleline42.com/site/default.aspx (watch Altaira's post for updates for the group outing)
Location and Directions http://www.circleline42.com/site/visitor_information.aspx
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time)
4 hours
Cost per Person
$34 for adults, $21 for children, $29 for seniors
Staten Island Ferry - this is a quick, FREE way to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island http://www.siferry.com/
Location and Directions 1 South Street, http://www.siferry.com/SIFerry_Schedules.aspx
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time)
3 hours
Cost per Person - FREE!
Empire State Building - www.esbnyc.com
Location and Directions 350 Fifth Avenue at 33rd
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time)
3 hours but this is dependent on the lines. You can save time by (a) buying tickets in advance and/or (b) purchasing express tickets for an extra fee
Cost per Person
86th floor observatory:
adults: $20
children (under 13) $14
seniors (62+) $18
Express Pass $45
102nd floor observatory add $15 (can not be purchased in advance)
Cloisters - http://www.metmuseum.org/cloisters/
Location and Directions 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park
By Subway/Bus
Take the A train to 190th Street and exit the station by elevator. Walk north along Margaret Corbin Drive for approximately ten minutes or transfer to the M4 bus and ride north one stop. If you are coming from the Museum's Main Building, you may also take the M4 bus directly from Madison Avenue/83rd Street to the last stop. (Please allow more time for this option.) Although The Cloisters web site offers the option to take a bus, the natives strongly discourage it and tell me that the subway is the only way to get there.
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time)
6 hours (assuming 4 hours at the museum)
Cost per Person
Adults $20
Children under 12 - FREE
Seniors (65+) $15
Central Park http://www.centralparknyc.com
Location and Directions.
The park begins at 59th Street between Central Park West and Fifth Avenue, and extends north to 110th Street (there are approx. 10 blocks to the mile in NYC)
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time) -
Approx 1 hour travel time, round trip, plus the time you want to spend in the park
Cost per person.
Admission to the park is FREE, however some of the attractions like the Central Park Zoo charge a fee.
Statue of Liberty http://www.nps.gov/STLI/index.htm
Location and Directions Located approx 1 mile from Lower Manhattan, accessible by ferry (the same ferry docks at Ellis Island) http://www.nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/publictransportation.htm
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time) NOTE: If you take a ferry later than 2 pm, you will only have time for either the Statue or Ellis Island, not both. For Liberty Island only, allow about 5 hours including travel to and from hotel. For both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, allow 7-8 hours
Cost per person
Adult $12 ($20 with audio tour) + $3 for Crown ticket
Senior $10 ($17.25 with audio tour + $3 for Crown ticket
Children 4-12 $5 ($12.25 with audio tour) + $3 for Crown ticket
Ellis Island - millions of future Americans first had to go through Ellis Island. http://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm
Location and Directions Located approx 1 mile from Lower Manhattan, accessible by ferry (the same ferry docks at Liberty Island) http://www.nps.gov/stli/planyourvisit/publictransportation.htm
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time) NOTE: If you take a ferry later than 2 pm, you will only have time for either the Statue or Ellis Island, not both. For Ellis Island only, allow about 4 hours including travel to and from hotel. For both Liberty Island and Ellis Island, allow 7-8 hours
Cost per person
Adult $12
Senior over 62 $10
Children 4-12 $5

Shopping and Neighborhoods

South Street Seaport http://www.southstreetseaport.com/html/
Location and Directions Located in Lower Manhattan near the East River at Fulton and South Streets, Pier 17. For directions, go to http://www.southstreetseaport.com/html/malldirections.asp
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time) Approximately 1 hour round trip for transportation, plus time spent at the Seaport
Cost per person. Entrance is FREE, but of course there are dozens of shopping and dining options, so hang on to your credit card!
Soho http://www.sohonyc.com/
Location and Directions. Soho is a shortened name for South of Houston (pronounced Howston, not Hueston). It's a wonderful neighborhood of galleries, shops, restaurants and picturesque streets that's located in Lower Manhattan. http://manhattan.about.com/od/neighborhoodguide/a/sohoguide.htm
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time) - Allow approx 1 hour for round-trip travel time on public transportation and 2-3 hours to wander the streets and do some shopping.
Cost per person - FREE to visit
Fifth Avenue. This is classic NYC shopping and all the big names can be found here. http://www.aviewoncities.com/nyc/fifthavenue.htm
Location and Directions. The big shopping and window-gazing is along Fifth Avenue between 49th and 59th streets. It's a fairly easy walk from the hotel.
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time) - 1/2 hour transportation to and from hotel, then at least 1 -2 hours browsing time
Cost per person - well, it's always free to look Wink
Greenwich Village - once the hangout for the bohemian artists and musicians, Greenwich Village still holds some of its old vibe, but now is much more upscale with lots of sightseeing and shopping opportunities http://www.nycgv.com/
Location and Directions Located in the northern part of Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village is below 14th Street and west of Broadway. It is easily accessible from several subway stations. http://www.nycgv.com/map.asp
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time). Allow approximately 1 hour for round trip travel, then 2-3 hours for walking around and shopping
Cost per person - FREE

Museums for a rainy day
: http://nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.5344998baa00eff6a62fa24601c789a0/

Walking Tours http://www.manhattanwalks.com/?gclid=CPjGhJvv5ZwCFSUMDQodfFb3FQ
Location and Directions - tours start at various locations depending on the tour selected
Estimated Time (inc'l travel time) Each tour takes 2-3 hours, and travel time should be estimated at 1 hour round trip for each tour
Cost per person - Cost is calculated on a group basis and is $90 for a minimum of 6 people ($15 per person). Each additional person is $15

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---> Official Radio City Information Post (updated 10/05 for sightseeing activities, 20% off coupon on NYC attracitons & other items) Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Aug 8 2009, 5:36pm
    Please take the poll on the Friday night TORn & Friends bash! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 2 2009, 3:37am
    updated 9/13 for link to Tolkien Exhibit resevations, contests and giveaways and other hotel options!// Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 14 2009, 3:57am
        A question about reserving tour slots Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Sep 15 2009, 12:20pm
            If your talking about the manuscript exhibit Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2009, 12:57pm
                Oops Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Sep 15 2009, 6:33pm
                    lol Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2009, 10:49pm
    Doug Adams still Friday? Tamara Send a private message to Tamara Sep 15 2009, 7:41pm
        10-2 on Sunday are the panel presentations Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 15 2009, 10:48pm
            possible panelists? ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Sep 16 2009, 2:42am
                I'm not entirely sure what you're asking me Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 16 2009, 3:02am
                    what I was trying to ask ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Sep 16 2009, 10:34am
                        Well, that I can't answer Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 16 2009, 1:38pm
                        Doug's book signing and Confirmed Panelists Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 16 2009, 4:02pm
                            No Book Signing Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 23 2009, 2:28am
                                Oh, that's too bad entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 23 2009, 3:14am
                                    I'm devestated... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Sep 23 2009, 4:36am
                                        No one sued Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 23 2009, 1:05pm
                                            Such as? Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Sep 27 2009, 10:03pm
                                                Litigation Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Sep 28 2009, 12:28am
    FRIDAY NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: SWAP TABLE AT THE MIX-n-MINGLE PARTY entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Sep 30 2009, 3:05am
        I love this idea!! *rummages in treasure boxes* // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 4 2009, 12:52pm
    Suggestions for Sightseeing entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Oct 6 2009, 3:49pm
        Thanks much, entmaiden! // Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 6 2009, 9:14pm
        Wow, thank you, entmaiden! // Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Oct 6 2009, 11:17pm
        Here's a PDF version entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Oct 7 2009, 12:27am
    Amazing Downtown, Ground Zero and (if sunny) NY Harbor Adventure entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Oct 7 2009, 2:41am
        estimated time at each stop? and travel costs? ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Oct 7 2009, 6:36am
            Elanor... Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Oct 7 2009, 7:10am
                I am, and bringing a not-TORN friend, please PM me for arrangements // ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Oct 7 2009, 8:28am
            The costs are shown in the message entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Oct 7 2009, 12:29pm
            Re: Time maegwen Send a private message to maegwen Oct 7 2009, 7:10pm
        INTERESTED ATTENDEES: Please read maegwen Send a private message to maegwen Oct 7 2009, 7:12pm
        I'll be at the party tonight, for anyone with questions // maegwen Send a private message to maegwen Oct 9 2009, 1:50pm
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