NEW YORK CITY

During the last trips we always get the tours and activities with Civitatis, as they are great and they offer everything in Spanish.

Here we have all the tours and activities we recommend you with Civitatis for your trip to New York:

Free tour in New York

www.civitatis.com/es/nueva-york/free-tour-nueva-york/?aid=6322

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Tour of Contrasts of New York

www.civitatis.com/es/nueva-york/contrastes-nueva-york/?aid=6322

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Tour Boat around Manhattan

www.civitatis.com/es/nueva-york/paseo-barco-2-horas/?aid=6322

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Helicopter over New York

www.civitatis.com/es/nueva-york/paseo-helicoptero-manhattan/?aid=6322

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New York Pass

www.civitatis.com/es/nueva-york/new-york-pass/?aid=6322

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Gospel and Harlem

www.civitatis.com/es/nueva-york/misa-gospel-harlem/?aid=6322

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Excursion to Niagara Falls

www.civitatis.com/es/nueva-york/excursion-cataratas-niagara-autobus/?aid=6322

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INFORMATION ABOUT NEW YORK

Please note: I am still working on great information about my dear New York City! Much more coming soon!

More information, pictures and videos on: www.instagram.com/flywithflow/

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Here you will find:

  • Walking routes
  • Best areas for accomodation/sleeping
  • Transportation
  • Where to eat
  • Special places
  • Free activities

 

WALKING ROUTE MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

  1. Times Square
  2. Columbus Circle
  3. Hotel Plaza
  4. St. Patrick's Cathedral
  5. Rockefeller Center
  6. Bryant Park
  7. Grand Central Terminal
  8. Edificio Chrysler
  9. Empire State Building
  10. Madison Square Garden

VIDEO MIDTOWN FEELINGS

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WALKING ROUTE LOWER MANHATTAN

  1. One World Trade Center
  2. Berlin Wall
  3. Trinity Church
  4. Federal Hall
  5. New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street
  6. Charging Bull Wall Street
  7. The Sphere
  8. SeaGlass Carousel
  9. Fraunces Tavern
  10. Stone Street

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VIDEO ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY

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WALKING ROUTE LONG ISLAND - QUEENS

  1. Old Hickory Park
  2. Hunter's Point South Park
  3. Gantry Plaza State Park - Amazing views of Manhattan
  4. Pepsi Sign - Historic landmark
  5. Rockaway Brewing Company - Perfect to taste beer
  6. MoMA PS1 - Extension of museum check the fares
  7. Z NYC Hotel - Wonderful rooftop with views

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VIDEO Z NYC ROOFTOP VIEWS OF MANHATTAN

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WALKING ROUTE WILLIAMSBURG - BROOKLYN

  1. Bedford Av Station
  2. Brooklyn Winery
  3. SEA Thai Restaurant - Great Thai restaurant good price and wonderful environment
  4. Music Hall of Williamsburg
  5. Shelter - Well known wall
  6. Brooklyn Brewery - There are tours and free tastings!
  7. Brooklyn Bowl - To play bowl or just look inside the building
  8. Wythe Hotel - Nice rooftop with views
  9. Bushwick Inlet Park - Enjoy the amazing views of Manhattan!

VIDEO WILLIAMSBURG VIEW OF MANHATTAN

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BEST AREAS FOR ACCOMODATION/SLEEPING IN NEW YORK CITY

The most important thing while finding the best accomodation is to be next to a subway stop, as the subway is available 24 hours day 7 days per week.

It is also important to be next to Manhattan, where are located most of the attractions, and especially well connected to Times Square (Midtown Manhattan) or World Trade Center (Lower Manhattan) as they are the two most relevant areas.

QUEENS

In my opinion, one interesting area in Queens would be:

  • Long Island City, especialy next to the subway stations:
    • Queensboro Plaza
      • Lines 7 purple, N yellow and W yellow
    • Queens Plaza Subway
      • Lines E blue, M orange and R yellow.

So in this area is possible to get 6 different subways from 4 different lines/colors.

From this area by subway to Times Square would be like 15 minutes.

BROOKLYN

With the same reason, an interesting area in Brooklyn would be:

  • Downtown Brooklyn (next to Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO) in the area of the 2 near subway stations:
    • DeKalb Avenue Subway Station.
      • Lines B orange, Q yellow and R yellow.
    • Nevins Street Station
      • Lines 2 red, 3 red, 4 green and 5 green.

So in this area is possible to get 7 different subways from 4 different lines/colors.

From this area by subway to World Trade Center would be like 20 minutes.

MANHATTAN

Any place in Manhattan well connected with the subway would be interesting as long as you may get Times Square (Midtown Manhattan) or World Trade Center (Lower Manhattan) in a short subway ride.

 

 TRANSPORTATION

Best way to move around is by walking and subway. The subway works by the MetroCard.

It is a card that you can purchase at any subway station and allows you to include money or time.

  • Money:
    • Include any amount of money and every single subway ride will be 2.75 dollars,
  •  Time:
    • If you are visiting some days the best option is to get 1 week of time which costs around 30 dollars and gives unlimited access to subway and busses during 7 days.

Check how many days you are going, how many subway rides wil you take more or less and then get the conclusion of what is better. Generally the 1 week of time use to be worth it even if you are going only 4 or 5 days.

WHERE TO EAT

Cheap & Good:
  • The Halal Guys (53rd street with 6th avenue, in the corner at street) - its like rice with salad and sauce around 8 dollars with drink One dish is enough for 2 people!
  • Joint Burger - (119 W 56th St) - a burger hidden in a luxury hotel, behind a curtain, one of the best burger i have ever tried, around 14 dollars menu with fries and drink
  • Five Guys - there some of them in Manhattan, very very good burger, around 12 dollars with a drink, free peanuts to take. Similar place is Shake Shack, where all newyorkers use to go.
  • Grays Papaya (2090 Broadway with 72nd street) - iconic hot dog place, for 5 dollars you have 2 hot dogs and a drink, stand up place
  • Katzs Delicatessen - (205 E Houston St) - best pastrami sandwich and worthy to go once just bit expensive like 20 dollar de menu but very good
  • Sylvias – (328 Malcolm X Blvd, in Harlem) – this place is pure history of Harlem. If you are in the area don’t miss it and try the fried chicken.
  • St Marks Place – this street located in East Village is full of great and different places to eat! One of my favorites areas.
  • Chinatown – (south Manhattan). Here you will find real Chinese cuisine with great prices. A personal recommendation: 100 Mott Street
  • Koreatown – (from Broadway to 5th Ave, from 33rd St to 31st St). This are next to Empire State Building is full of Korean Restaurants.
  • Pizza cheap placses around the city with slides for 99c!  Also slices of pizza for 2.50 dollars and menu for 5 dollars. There are many places of 99c pizza throughout the city
  • Supermarkets daily food – there are many supermarkets offering daily food where you can pay depending the weight of what you take. Then you get a cheap drink in the supermarket and you can eat outside like a newyorker in any of the parks like Central Park, Byant Park, etc…

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Different nationalities:
  • Esanation, Type: Thai, Location: Hells kitchen
  • 5 napkins, Type: Burger, Location: Hells kitchen
  • Black iron burger, Type: Burger, Location: East Village
  • Dumont burger, Type: Burger, Location: Williamsburg (Bedford ave)
  • Café Habana, Type: Cuban, Location: Nolita, What to eat: Fish tacos, corn pulp fish and pork
  • Saigon Shack, Type: Vietnamese, Location: GreenwichWhat to eat: soup noodles and giozas
  • Momofuku, Type: Japanese, Place, What to eat: Rammen
  • Ippudo, Type: Japanese, Location: Astor Pl
  • Totto Ramen, Type: Japanese, Location: Astor Pl
  • Pio pio, Type: Peruvian, Location: Hells Kitchen, What to eat: chicken Plate combined ceviche
  • Taverna Kyclades, Type: Greek, Location: East Village, What to eat: Salsiki musaka

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Drinks:
  • In West Village and East Village you have many places and bars where have a drink. Find below some of them.
  • Great streets in West Village are ; MacDougal St ; Bleecker St ; 3rd St ;
  • Off the wagon (109 Macdougal St, in West Village)
  • 100 montaditos (176 Bleecker St). The only 100 montaditos in all NYC!
  • Great streets in East Village are: Orchard St ; Allen St ; Stanton St ; Ludlow St
  • Hair of the Dog (168 Orchard St)
  • Another great area to dinner and drink is St Marks Place. Discover around here the 9th Street and 2nd Ave.
  • Rudy's Bar & Grill (627 9th Ave) – Here you can find cheap beer only a few minutes walking from Times Square.
  • Explore around from 8th Av to 9th Av from 42nd St to 46th St to find great places cheaper than the ones next to Times Square.
  • Calico Jack's Cantina (800 2nd Ave,New York, next to Chrylser Building) – Here you will find 1$ each beer every Tuesday! There is a young environment and many people who work for the United Nations (the building is in the area). By the way, there are many places who offer one specific day of the week a special promotion of 1S beer.
  • SPiN (48 E 23rd St) club totally dedicated table tennis set with music and fluorescent lights.

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SPECIAL PLACES

To get great views you can go:

  • 230 Fifth. Its free to go atop the building where is a terrace to have a drink with great view of the Empire State Building. (similar places, check availability and opening hours before going: Brass Monkey,  Maritime Hotel,  Gansenvoort, James Hotel, Ink 48,  Whyte Hotel in Brooklyn)
  • The Metropolitan Museum. The roof of the Metropolitan Museum offers the best views of Central Park. Open from spring to early autumn.
  • Roosevelt Island Tram.  59th St and 2nd Ave (Manhattan). The cost is the same than a subway ticket ride. Here you go across the East River from the Upper East Side of Manhattan aboard a cable car (teleferico). In addition, you can see the skyline from the top.

To have a wonderful sunset there are some places (you can also go without the sunset)

  • Brooklyn Bridge park, the best views of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline
  • DUMBO, is similar and next to Brooklyn Bridge Park-
  • East River Ferry, there are several points to get it, but best one is from South Street Seaport. The cost is 4$ and it will bring you by the water under the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan bridge, going up by the East river.
  • Socrates Sculpture Park, a funny and curious outdoor park located in Queens.

To have a swim during summer and have fun with a little park of attractions you can go Coney Island, located in south Brooklyn, Reachable by subway. Don’t forget to have a hot dog in the historical Nathans Famous!

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FREE ACTIVITIES

New York City’s cultural offerings include a variety of low-cost options as well, with many museums providing free admission. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, and Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island are just some of the cultural institutions that offer free admission year-round. Alternatively, museums open their doors for free during specific days or times—these include the 9/11 Memorial & Museum (free on Tuesdays, 5–8pm); New York Botanical Garden (free on Wednesdays); Museum of Modern Art (free on Fridays, 4–8pm); and the newly-renovated Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (pay-what-you-wish on Saturdays, 6–9pm). For a complete list, visit nycgo.com/articles/free-nyc-museums.

Culture buffs can purchase a variety of multi-attraction passes that offer savings at some of New York City’s most iconic attractions and museums. These include the newly-updated New York CityPASS, which now includes the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in its offerings, in addition to the American Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building Experience, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a choice between Top of the Rock Observation Deck or Guggenheim Museum, and a choice between the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise; New York Explorer Pass, with savings at up to 10 attractions; The New York Pass, which gives access to more than 80 attractions including discounts on Broadway shows, shopping and dining; and the Downtown Culture Pass, which offers three days of unlimited admissions to more than 12 Lower Manhattan attractions, museums and tours. To learn more and purchase passes, go to nycgo.com/attraction-passes.

To get an inside look at the five boroughs free of charge, visitors can partake in a variety of experiences, including Big Apple Greeter, whose volunteers conduct “welcome visits” in more than 20 languages. Several local non-profit organizations also conduct free neighborhood tours, including Central Park Conservancy, Grand Central Partnership, the Village Alliance and the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. For more free tours, visit nycgo.com/slideshows/free-tours.

NYC & Company offers dining and theater promotions during typically slower periods in the summer and winter. The NYC Restaurant Week is a biannual dining program, offering a $25 three-course prix-fixe lunch and a $38 three-course prix-fixe dinner at approximately 300 restaurants in the City. During Broadway Week and Off-Broadway Week, theatre-goers can enjoy two-for-one tickets to a variety of shows, for the chance to see some of the City’s best performances at a lower cost. Program dates and information for the NYC Restaurant Week, Broadway Week and Off-Broadway Week are available in the websites. For more information, visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek, nycgo.com/broadwayweek, and nycgo.com/offbroadwayweek.

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PLACES TO EAT AROUND MIDTOWN

Pio pio 8 - Next to 10th Ave

Pio pio, Type: Peruvian, Location: Hells Kitchen, What to eat: chicken Plate combined ceviche

Rudy´s – Around 9th Ave

Rudy's Bar & Grill (627 9th Ave) – Here you can find cheap beer only a few minutes walking from Times Square.

5 Napkin Burger – Around 9th Ave

5 napkins, Type: Burger, Location: Hells kitchen

New York Beer Company – Around 9th Ave

Varied beers and american cuisine.

Shake Shack - Theater District – Around 9th Ave

One of best burgers in the city, there are a lot around the city as it is franchise.

Sardi's – Around 8th Ave

Well known for famous people visiting it, looking good.

Wok To Walk – Around 8th Ave

Easy to eat as noodles take away.

2 Bros Pizza – Around 8th Ave

Cheap and good pizza.

Esanation – Around 9th Ave

Esanation, Type: Thai, Location: Hells kitchen

Casellula – Around 9th Ave

Little bar to have wine or beer and eat.

Inti Restaurant – Around 10th Ave

Inti, Type: Peruvian, What to eat: Ceviche

 

Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - Around 7th Ave

 

Redeye Grill - Around 7th Ave

 

Topaz Noodle Bar - Around 7th Ave

The Halal Guys - Around 6th Ave
Next to LOVE sign

The Halal Guys (53rd street with 6th avenue, in the corner at street) - its like rice with salad and sauce around 8 dollars with drink One dish is enough for 2 people!

 

Chipotle - Around 6th Ave

Mexican franchise where to find mexican food.

 

Bill's Bar & Burger - Around 5th Ave

Le Pain Quotidien – Around Bryant Park

COSTAS - Around 5th Ave

COSTAS, Type: Colombian What to eat: Arepas

 

99 Cents Fresh Pizza – Around Grand Central Terminal