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The 6 Mistakes Most NYC Tourists Make

(January 06, 2017) - New York City is guaranteed to provide you with a good time no matter what season of the year you’re visiting, and if you’re planning a trip to the Big Apple, you’ll want to be sure to get as many tips from locals as you can. While there are plenty of things you can and should do while in the city, there are also a handful of things that you shouldn’t. Listed below are the six biggest mistakes that most NYC tourists make. Read them over, and then avoid them at all costs! (read the story...)

The Latest Changes to NYC's Subway

(January 04, 2017) - With a new year comes plenty of new changes, and that includes with NYC’s famed (and occasionally infamous) subway system. A new Second Avenue subway? Yes, please! Read on to learn about all the new lines, new stops, and new fares for 2017 that await New York City’s public transit’s future. (read the story...)

Visiting NYC with Special Needs

(December 06, 2016) - Visitors with special needs will find NYC surprisingly welcome. Here is a primer on how to make getting around even easier and more comfortable. (read the story...)

Doctors 24 HS Brings Medical Attention Right to Your Hotel Door

(November 21, 2016) - Visiting New York City can quickly go from an exciting to a frightening experience if one becomes ill on vacation. Language barriers, food poisoning, lost luggage, exacerbated medical conditions, excessive drinking, coupled with not knowing where the nearest hospital is, or if a visit to the ER is even warranted, can all contribute to a possibly panicky situation. Thankfully, concierges at the 400+ hotels around the city know who to contact in the initial stages of possible medical emergency—Doctors 24HS, which swiftly provides round-the-clock medical care, right in your hotel room. (read the story...)

City Guide: NYC's #1 Tourist Guide Free at 300+ Hotels

(November 09, 2016) - For 34 years, City Guide, New York's most popular tourist guide, has been bringing NYC visitors the most up-to-date information on theater, culture, dining, sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife, as well as providing readers with the best in NYC coupons and discounts. (read the story...)

How Much to Tip in NYC

(October 28, 2016) - Every city has its own tipping culture, and NYC is no exception. If you’re visiting Manhattan, you’re likely going to be spending a lot of time at hotels, in taxi cabs, and at restaurants, so it’s important to learn the proper tipping etiquette before you arrive. Rounded up below are seven of the most common tipping situations that might arise during your trip to NYC, so make sure you give them a read-through before you arrive in the city. (read the story...)

7 Great Tips for Not Getting Ripped Off in NYC

(October 28, 2016) - New York City is filled with tourists on a daily basis, and the cab drivers, flea market vendors, and bike rental sellers know this…and may take advantage of it. However, these seven tips should help you out as you traverse the streets of Manhattan and enjoy your time visiting The City That Never Sleeps. While we can’t promise you that your trip will be cheap, we can share these seven tips of how not to get ripped off while visiting NYC! (read the story...)

7 Tips for Money Changing in NYC

(October 18, 2016) - If you’re traveling to New York City from a foreign country, currency exchange is probably on the top of your “to-do” list. While the process of money changing is fairly straightforward once you know what the exchange rate is, there are some ways to make the most of your money while switching currencies. Hopefully these seven tips will come in handy for your next trip to the Big Apple and save you a few bucks in the process. (read the story...)

NYC Senior Travel Tips

(October 14, 2016) - Whether you’re a senior citizen traveling to New York City on your own, or whether you live in the Big Apple yourself and are trying to plan a trip for your parents or senior friends, these seven NYC senior travel tips will come in handy. If you want to get the most out of your vacation, you have to think ahead, and while New York is packed with activities for people of all ages, it’s important to make sure you’re catering to the needs of your specific age group. These tips are quick yet useful, and they’ll helpfully guide you in planning the perfect trip for any senior citizen! (read the story...)

14 Mind-Blowing NYC Secrets We Learned From The Bowery Boys' New Book

(September 20, 2016) - City Guide has been experts in New York for a long time, so it takes some effort to reveal city secrets to us. The Bowery Boys, a beloved podcast dedicated to NYC history, has done that and more with their new book Adventures in Old New York, “an unconventional exploration of Manhattan’s historic neighborhoods, secret spots and colorful characters.” Read on for the 14 mind-blowing New York surprises we learned from reading Adventures in Old New York. (read the story...)

Where to Celebrate a Senior Birthday in NYC

(September 13, 2016) - New York City isn’t just a place for the young. The city's sophistication and diversity allows anyone to feel at home. When it comes time to plan a senior friend or grandparent’s birthday party, you’ll probably want to avoid the nightclubs and walking tours. So where should you celebrate? These seven spots are our top recommendations for senior excitement, because great food, great views, and great performances can be enjoyed at any age! (read the story...)

The Secret Treasures of Central Park

(August 12, 2016) - Central Park is the most popular attraction in all of New York City, drawing more than 42 million visitors every year. To help you make the most of your foray, we’ve compiled a list of secret Central Park treasures organized by areas of interest. (read the story...)

Top 10 NYC Insider Transportation Tips

(July 19, 2016) - New York is a city that’s made for exploring, and despite the endless subway, bus, taxi, and walking options, it's actually quite easy to navigate. That doesn't mean a few tips on transportation won't help visitors to NYC get around. Take a look through our ten top tips before you hit the streets. New York doesn’t have to be intimidating, and once you get the hang of things, you may never want to leave these bustling streets. (read the story...)

Owning New York: How to Not Look Like a Tourist When Visiting NYC

(July 19, 2016) - New York can be an intimidating place, especially for visitors who want to fit in. While it might take actually living here to be able to call yourself a “New Yorker,” we do have some tips that will help you blend in with the scene without much effort. Read on for our suggestions on how to own New York and pass for a local. (read the story...)

See the 2016 U.S. Open in NYC

(June 21, 2016) - We can think of one good reason to look forward to the end of the summer, especially if you're a big-time tennis fan: the 2016 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, held right here in New York City. (read the story...)

A Golden Moment for Tourism in Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Experience

(May 24, 2016) - Over 15 million people came to Brooklyn as tourists last year, confirming the borough’s status as one of the top attractions in NYC. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has just launched the first dedicated ride to New York’s other city. Longtime Brooklyn resident Ellen Freudenheim, author of the brand-new book The Brooklyn Experience: The Ultimate Guide to Neighborhoods & Noshes, Culture & the Cutting Edge, knows this degree of attention wasn’t always an inevitability... (read the story...)

Broadway (and Off-Broadway) Tips: How to Do Theater in NYC

(April 05, 2016) - Shakespeare may have written “all the world’s a stage,” but New York is—without question—the world’s stage. Home to 40 Broadway theatres and hundreds of Off- and Off-Off Broadway houses, the Big Apple can easily boast more musicals, dramas, comedies, and theatrical events in a single day than anywhere else on the planet. Read on for our tips on how to make the most of Broadway and theater on a visit to New York City. (read the story...)

Hotel Calls: Getting Round-the-Clock Medical Help in NYC

(March 14, 2016) - The day of the doctor house call may have come and gone, but Doctors 24 HS has New York staying healthy in the era of the hotel call. If you're in need of a 24-hour doctor in NYC, one quick dial will bring you immediate service. Doctors 24 HS has an expert, licensed team standing by to help with anything a traveler might encounter, from physical therapy to medical attention to getting a prescription written. (read the story...)

What to Do on the Upper West Side

(November 24, 2015) - The Upper West Side mixes restored brownstones with modern high-rise apartment complexes. Ethnic restaurants complement European bistros and brand-name megastores. (read the story...)

Subway NYC: Tips for Riding the Rails

(October 30, 2015) - Subway NYC: If you’ve never visited New York City before, you might be feeling nervous about how to tackle NYC’s famous transit system, the subway. It might seem impossibly complicated, but we have a few tips to get you on the right track. (read the story...)

What to Do in Midtown East

(September 28, 2015) - Midtown is not only the center of Manhattan, but also the center of many visitor trips to New York. This section covers the east side of Midtown, approximately 34th Street to 60th Street, east of Fifth Avenue. (read the story...)

How To Get Tickets to SNL and More TV Shows

(September 02, 2015) - Score a ticket to the most popular TV show tapings in New York City with details on taping times, the best way to get to see a live taping, and local tips from pros who have stood in line to get in the studios. (read the story...)

Visiting NYC: Etiquette 101

(September 01, 2015) - Here are some guidelines for NYC tipping, taking taxis, and navigating the subway, that will make for a smoother, more enjoyable trip! (read the story...)

Getting Around: New York City Bus Tips

(August 24, 2015) - Everything you need to know about navigating New York City buses, including cost, routes, etiquette and more. (read the story...)

Bringing Your Dog to NYC

(August 10, 2015) - Bringing your dog to NYC: we've got the definitive guide to taking a four-legged companion with you to New York. (read the story...)


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This Week in NYC

(1/11-1/19) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

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