New York City Guide
You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide
. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide
New York covers 12,000 square acres of land, has more than 8 million residents and hosts more than ... read more »
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With the combination of bad traffic and public transit that isn’t always door-to-door, many believe walking in New York is a better alternative. To get the most out of those miles in your shoes, visit the following sites.
- Walking in New York may be slower than using public transportation but it allows you to see lots more of the city. You can even walk over the Brooklyn Bridge! This can be a great way to get a spectacular view of the city, especially around sunset. New York Magazine offers details for how to get there and what to do at either end of the bridge.
- There are certain areas where walking can be extremely dangerous, such as the so-called “Boulevard of Death” (Queens Blvd.), where many pedestrians have been killed because of a quick-change traffic light. For some safe walking ideas, consult this feature article from Time Out New York.
- If you prefer two wheels to two feet, visit the “Bike Riding in NYC” section of this Web Guide.
For “learning to walk” in New York City …
The New York Times
has an article titled “Think You Own the Sidewalk?; Etiquette by New York Pedestrians Is Showing a Strain” that provides seven tips for navigating the streets of New York. Tip number one? “[W]alking rules are like driving rules.”
The Morning News
presents an article called “How to Walk in New York” that provides tips not only for the casual sidewalk walker, but rules for those on escalators, on subway stairs and even jaywalkers.
For walking and eavesdropping …
Overheard in New York
compiles the weird and wacky comments that its readers hear when they are out and about in the city. With so many people around you all the time, you're bound to catch a few random bits of weird, occasionally rude and obscene, or overly personal conversation, and this site gives you a place to tell someone about it.
took a selection of some old conversations from Overheard in New York and put them on an Google map making for a pretty interesting mashup of Web applications.
New York City Walk
is a labor of love from a guy who walked every street in Manhattan. See pictures, along with the history of some of his favorite places. Especially cool is this picture sequence
of a day when the sunset lines up with the Manhattan street grid.
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