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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New York City has a fantastic public transportation system, run by the Metropolitan Transit ... read more »
With the combination of bad traffic and public transit that isn’t always door-to-door, many ... read more »
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It has been said that New York is the city that never sleeps. That’s bad when you’re trying to get some pillow time in your hotel overlooking Times Square, but good when you’ve found yourself in a bind. Few cities in the world offer such a wealth of assistance around the clock. The resources below make it simple to find a New York City doctor, locksmith, plumber or public restroom anytime.
- The directory sites listed below also offer valuable information on other topics. Use them to find restaurants, shopping locations, car services and transportation, gyms, travel services and more.
- Many of the businesses you’ll find in the directories are also reviewed on editorial sites like Citysearch and Yelp. If you have time, run a search on a business or clinic you might visit to get customer reviews.
For general 24-hour directories …
NFT (Not For Tourists)
offers a list of many 24-hour services, including 24-hour delivery/messengers, 24-hour laundromats, 24-hour newsstands, 24-hour private investigators and more. Select the service you need and the neighborhood you’re in (or search by zip code) for results.
For help finding a 24-hour pharmacy or medical facility …
provides a directory of 24-hour pharmacies across Manhattan that includes the pharmacy name, address and phone number. You’ll also find urgent care, integrated medicine and house call options.
helps you search for emergency care across New York. Look for links to urgent care centers, emergency care, 24-hour pharmacies, and other important health and safety information. Visit “Travelers’ Wellness Center
” for same-day appointments.
For help finding a locksmith …
finds locksmiths who can deal with home locks, car locks, commercial locks, and more. The site explains what each service entails and allows you to enter your contact information and need via the Internet, or call a toll-free number to get a locksmith immediately.
For help finding a plumber …
allows you to search for plumbers by zip code. Results include a description of the business, contact information and links to the company Web site when available.
searches for local plumbers based on your zip code and the type of service you need (including heating and air conditioning). Once you’ve searched, you can get free quotes by entering basic project information. The company you’ve selected will then contact you with more information.
The Bathroom Diaries
reviews public restrooms throughout New York State. Select the location you’re visiting (for the New York City area, the options are Manhattan, the Bronx, and Long Island City) and you’ll find bathroom reviews arranged by neighborhood. Reviews include factors like “hours,” “gender,” “fee,” “details” and “style.”
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