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Things To Do in New York

Things To Do in New York

Things To Do in New York

 

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As with any large city and especially New York, this can be a pretty overwhelming place. But these 5 tips along with some common sense will help to make your stay in New York enjoyable as possible:

 

Finding Hotel

Most visitors to New York City look to stay in Times Square for their experience when truth is told, better prices can be found outside of time Square. Search the Upper Westside or SOHO areas of Manhattan and even the Downtown area of Brooklyn as well, Just across the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

Food

Even tough eating in Times Square can be exciting, it can also be expensive. Instead take a short walk over to the Hells Kitchen area, particularly along 9th ave. Start your walk at 45th street working your way uptown to 55th street. You will find all types of culinary delights at very affordable prices.

 

Be careful of Pedicabs

It may look like a fun thing to do but many tourists have been scammed and ripped off by some unscrupulous pedicab drivers. However if you do decide that you must take one for the experience please print out this sheet from the Department of Consumer Affairs that clearly states what pedicab drivers are allowed to charge.

 

Tipping

Take into the quality of service when determining a tip. At an upscale hotel or restaurant with good service, tips should be at the higher end, while at more modest places, the lower end is acceptable. Aside from at restaurants/bars where tips can be put your bill, most tips are expected in cash.

 

Take a Sightseeing Tour

There are a number of sightseeing tour options available for a visitor to this city, here is a suggestion; www.newyorktourshuttle.com

 

Tips On Things You Should Do While On a Tour

Angel Feet Reflexology New York

For divine foot relief, go to the Angel Feet and indulge in a reflexology session. Rid your feet of its soreness with this comfortable treatment while seated in plush chairs and enjoying the relaxing music. Candles and a fragrant water mist for the feet add to the foot relief experience at Angel Feet.

 

Address: 77 Perry St (btwn Bleecker & W. 4th St) Phone #: (212) 924-3576

 

Open 10 – 9 Mon – Fri 10 – 8 Sat & Sun

 

Biking in Central Park New York

Central Park biking Drive is a 6-mile rolling road that circles the park and has a lane that is set aside for outdoor activities such as biking, jogging, and in-line skating.

 

** Bike Rentals:

 

- Loeb Boathouse (midpark near 72nd St and Park Drive North, just in from Fifth Ave) Phone #: (212) 517-2233

 

- Metro Bicycles (1311 Lexington Ave, at 88th St) Phone #: (212) 427-4450

 

- Toga Bike Shop (110 West End Ave, at 64th St) Phone #: (212)799-9625

 

** Monday to Friday, 10 am - 3 pm, is the best time to use Central Park Drive because Park is closed to traffic (except Thanksgiving to New Year's)

 

** Stay on Central Park drive to avoid having bike confiscated by police (Off-road moutain biking is not permitted)

 

Boating in New York

Available March through November

 

** Gondola Rides and Rowboat Rentals: - Loeb Boathouse (midpark near 74th St and Park Drive North, just in from Fifth Ave) Phone #: (2120 517-2233

 

**Pricing:

 

- $30 Cash DEPOSIT REQUIRED - Rowboats are $10 for first hour and $5 for every half hour thereafter

 

*** Reserations are accepted

 

Brighton Beach Boardwalk New York

"Little Odessa" is the nickname for the Russian enclave of Brighton Beach Boardwalk. This boardwalk is alive with Slavic languages and chess games, the ocean smell and tasty snacks from the boardwalk cafes. There you can find a lovely beach and water view. Take a walk all along it and you'll reach Coney Island, where there's Astroland and the New York Tour Aquarium. Ride the famed Cyclone rollercoaster, now considered a National Landmark.

 

Go on the 4th of July to participate in the Hotdog Eating Championship!

 

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in New York

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride down the streets of New York. Horse-drawn carriages wait for passengers at the entrance to the park at 59th St and Central Park South.

 

Ride through the park or along certain streets of New York for $50 for 2 for half an hour.

 

Ice Skating in New York

Best Outdoor Skating Spot (Open for skating from mid-October to mid-April, depending on weather) :

 

** Wollman Rink (east side of Central park btwn 62nd and 63rd St) Phone #: (212) 439-6900

 

Pricing (Rental and Rates):

 

Skate Rental: $5

 

- Adults: $9.50 (Weekends: $12)

 

- Seniors: $4.75 (Weekends: $8.25)

 

- Child (12 and under): $4.75 (Weekends: $8.25)

 

Less Expensive Alternative (Open November through March):

 

** Lasker Rink (east side around 106th St)

 

Phone #: (212) 534-7639

 

Pricing (Rental and Rates):

 

Skate Rental: $ 4.75

 

- Adults: $4.50

 

- Child (12 and under): $2.25

 

 

In Line Skating in New York

Central Park Skating Drive is a 6-mile rolling road that circles the park and has a lane that is set aside for outdoor activities such as biking, jogging, and in-line skating.

 

** Rentals:

 

- Blades Board and Skate (156 West 72nd St btwn Broadway and Columbus Ave) Phone #: (212) 787-3911

 

** Monday to Friday, 10 am - 3 pm, is the best time to use Central Park Drive because Park is closed to traffic (except Thanksgiving to New Year's)

 

** Weekends:

 

- trick skating through a slalom course - New York Roller Skating Association (West Drive at 67th St, behind Tavern on the Green)

 

- twirl to tunes (mall in front of the band shell above Bethesda Fountain)

 

** Summertime

 

- Wollman Rink (east side of park btwn 62nd and 63rd St) - half pipes and lessons available Phone #: (212)439-6900

 

Jivamukti Yoga Center New York

When it comes to your body and spirit, the Jivamukti Yoga Center, with its soothing aroma of fragrant oils, mellow music, and mood lighting, is a great choice in Manhattan. This Yoga Center has a vast selection of hatha yoga classes that are offered throughout the day. Massage treatments, yoga demos, lectures and workshops are held regularly. Dropping into a class or simply joining an open meditation session is not a problem.

 

** Shoes off please before entering the clean studio areas and changing rooms

 

Address: 404 Lafayette St, 3rd Floor (btwn Astor PI. & E. 4th St) Phone #: (212) 353-0214

 

Open 11:30 – 8 Mon – Fri 9 – 6:30 Sat & Sun