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Funding for Gun Violence Prevention Programs
Governor Hochul announced $30M in grants to boost street outreach programs in targeted areas across NYS, helping to provide young people with resources to pursue a brighter future.
First 45 Days
Delivering Results for New Yorkers
Governor Hochul is laser-focused on fighting COVID-19 and taking smart, science-based steps to slow the spread of the Delta variant, get New Yorkers back to work and keep kids in school.
Providing Relief to Renters, Landlords, Immigrants
Governor Hochul has accelerated getting pandemic relief money out the door to New Yorkers, including via the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and the Excluded Workers Fund.
Resetting the Tone in Albany
Governor Hochul is ushering in a new era of transparency, enforcing high ethical standards in her Administration, and pushing for real, bold ethics reforms to restore trust in government.
Kathy Hochul is the 57th and first female Governor of New York State.
Governor Kathy Hochul began her career in public service on her local Town Board before serving as Erie County Clerk, and then as a member of Congress for New York’s 26th Congressional District. She more recently served in statewide office as Lieutenant Governor and now as the first female Governor of the State of New York.
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On August 23, the FDA approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 and older. The vaccine had previously been available for this group under emergency use authorization, which is still in effect for people ages 12 to 15.
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People who who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (meaning they have a weakened immune system) are now eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Third doses are currently available at City-run sites.
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School Year 2021-2022
Fall 2021 marks an important homecoming for our schools. Our return to full-time, in-person learning starts with a safe and healthy learning environment for every student and staff member and ensuring students have the tools and support they need to succeed.
At Your School
- Start with your Teacher: Ask about your child’s academic progress and grades. Discuss behavioral, social, and emotional concerns.
- Speak to your Parent Coordinator: If you can’t resolve a concern with your child’s teacher or if you’d like to learn more about school programs, reach out to your school’s parent coordinator. You can find parent coordinator contact information by searching for your child’s school on Find a School. Parent coordinator information is on each school’s page under General Information.
- Meet with your Principal: Principals can help with school-specific problems that the teacher and parent coordinator can’t resolve. Please call the school to make an appointment to speak with the principal. You can find principal contact information by searching for your child’s school on Find a School. Principal information is on each school’s page under General Information.
Who’s Who at Your School
Guidance Counselor: Provides students with social and emotional support and academic guidance. Speak with the guidance counselor about your child’s academic schedule and classes, challenges and special needs, and college and career planning. Paraprofessional: Helps to provide students with instructional support and other accommodations that support learning. School Nurse: Responds to and cares for student medical needs at school. Speak with the nurse if your child requires medication or treatment during the school day. Safety Agent: Ensures student and staff safety; monitors and signs in school visitors. The safety agent is a member of the NYC Police Department.
Superintendent and District Support Teams
If you have a question that can’t be resolved at the school, you can reach out to your district support team. At every district office there is a family support coordinator (FSC) who works with superintendents to help you with concerns that can’t be resolved at your child’s school. you can find that information on the Superintendents page, or use Find A School to get your school and district contact information.
If you are a leadership parent, you can reach out to the district family leadership coordinator to help you with your PA/PTA or other leadership questions. For a full list of district support team contacts, see our Superintendents page.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
All staff must continue to report to their regular work site on Tuesday, September 28 and for the remainder of this week. This includes staff who are not yet vaccinated and those who applied for or received a vaccine exemption.
On Monday, September 27 the Second Circuit dissolved the temporary injunction placed on the vaccine mandate. This means that all staff who have not yet uploaded proof of vaccination should do so immediately using the DOE Vaccination Portal.
- Unvaccinated staff, who do not have an approved exemption or leave, will be removed from payroll beginning Monday, October 4 if they are not vaccinated by end of day Friday, October 1.
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- Unvaccinated staff, who do not have an approved exemption or leave, will be removed from payroll beginning Monday, October 4 if they are not vaccinated by end of day Friday, October 1.
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Visit our New Employees section on the InfoHub to get everything you need to know about completing the steps to begin work with the DOE, including accessing the Applicant Gateway, fingerprinting and I-9s, and background and certification checks.
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Advance engages teachers in reflecting on both student learning data and meaningful feedback from school leaders, so they can learn, grow, and thrive as professionals.
Cybershift is a web-based, automated time and attendance system that maintains the time records and implements the DOE’s time and attendance rules for annual and hourly administrative employees on H-Bank and Z-Bank.
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New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced the completion of an investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Outside lawyers have corroborated the claims of 11 individuals who accused Mr. Cuomo of sexual harassment through witness statements and reports. In particular, the governor kissed, hugged and touched former and current officials against their wishes, the report says.Andrew Cuomo himself denies guilt.
“This is a sad day for New York, as independent investigations have found that Governor Cuomo was engaged in sexual harassment and thereby violated the law,” – quoted Ms. James on the website of the Attorney General’s office. The report separately notes that the governor, along with other chiefs, was going to take revenge on one of the women who publicly accused him of harassment.
The report mentions a case of harassment by Andrew Cuomo against an employee of one of the law enforcement agencies: according to the materials of the investigation, the governor ran his hand over her stomach and back, kissed her on the cheek, asked her advice on finding a girl and asked her why she not in a dress.The investigation also corroborated the testimony of Charlotte Bennett and Lindsay Boylan, who had previously spoken of harassment from Mr. Cuomo.
Andrew Cuomo, after the publication of the report, stated that he considers his provisions to be false. “The facts are significantly different from what was presented … First of all, I want you to know directly from me: I have never touched anyone in an inappropriate manner or made obscene statements. I am 63 years old, ”he said in a pre-recorded speech (the video was published by CNN).
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced that US President Joe Biden will speak out about the investigation later today, August 3. “I don’t know a single person who didn’t watch (report – Kommersant ) this morning and didn’t consider what happened disgusting,” she said during a briefing (broadcast on the White House channel on YouTube).
The investigation is civil and the attorney’s office will not press charges, Reuters quoted Ms. James as saying.At the same time, the office noted that the actions of the governor violate both federal and state laws.
More details about the accusations – in the material of “Kommersant” “Democrats were struck by cuomovirus.”90,000 Franklin D. Roosevelt Home Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York, USA – HiSoUR Cultural History
The Franklin D. Roosevelt National History Museum preserves Springwood Estate in Hyde Park, New York. Springwood was the birthplace, lifelong home and burial place of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.The National History Museum was founded in 1945.
“Everything within me is screaming to return to my home on the Hudson River.” This quote reflects Franklin D. Roosevelt’s connection to Springwood, an estate he loved, and a place he considered home. The first American Presidential Library was opened by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Few figures in American public life are as closely associated with a particular place as President Franklin D. Roosevelt with his home in Hyde Park, New York.FDR was born here in 1882 and remained closely associated with the place throughout his life. The property, located in the historic Hudson Valley, was a home and political headquarters, a haven for spiritual renewal and, after being hit by polio, a place of physical rehabilitation. In Hyde Park, he participated in public life, greeted dignitaries and led the work of the president.
In 1697, the Crown of England awarded a land grant of 220 square miles (570 km2) (the “Great Nine Partners Package”) to a group of nine New York businessmen.The land stretched from the Hudson River in the west to the Connecticut border in the east. To ensure equal access to the river for all partners, the land along the river was divided into nine “bodies of water”, one of which was located in Springwood and was given to William Creed, one of the nine partners.
Although the early history of the Springwood estate remains unclear, the centerpiece of the current home is believed to have formed from a large farmhouse that was built around 1800 in federal style.In 1845, the estate was bought by Josey Wheeler, a merchant from New York. Wheeler undertook a remodeling of the house, giving it the then trendy Italian style with a three-story tower at the south end, and front and rear slabs spanning the entire length of the house. After this remodeling, the house consisted of a total of 15 rooms.
In 1866, the estate, which had been reduced to about one square mile (2.5 square kilometers), was purchased by James Roosevelt, Franklin D.Roosevelt, for $ 40,000 at a time when a textile worker earned less than one dollar a day. The property featured a stable and equestrian track, which was important to James because he showed a strong interest in horse breeding. From the date of purchase until his death 34 years later in 1900, James made many home and property improvements. He expanded the building’s servants wing by adding two rooms and built a spacious carriage house in the vicinity.
In 1882, Franklin was born in what was then a second-floor bedroom on the south side of the house.At the time, it functioned as the master bedroom; the bedroom, which he, and then his sons, used during childhood, is located nearby on the same floor. In 1905, after he and Eleanor Roosevelt got married, the young couple moved in with their mother. The estate remained the center of Roosevelt’s life at all stages of his career.
In 1915, Franklin Roosevelt, along with his mother Sarah, completed the last major extension and remodeling of the home. This was done in order to accommodate his growing family as well as create an entertainment environment for his political partners that matched his ambitions.Roosevelt contributed many ideas to the new design, but since the construction work was paid for by his mother, Sarah, she had to find compromises that also took into account the financial aspect. She commissioned the design work from New York-based Hoppin & Koen. The size of the house more than doubled with the addition of two large wings of field stones (designed by Roosevelt), a tower, and a third story with a flat roof. The exterior cladding of the house was replaced with stucco, and most of the porch was replaced with a fieldstone terrace with balustrade and a small columned portico around the entrance.These changes gave the exterior of the house the appearance of a colonial revival mansion. The interior, while retaining much of the layout of the old family home, was redesigned primarily to accommodate Roosevelt’s growing collections of books, paintings, stamps, and coins. The remodeling works were completed within one year in 1916. Roosevelt also changed the appearance of the surrounding land through extensive tree planting. Between 1911, when large-scale planting began and Roosevelt’s death in 1945, over 400,000 trees were planted on the estate.Eventually, most of the estate was converted into an experimental forestry station in agreement with the Forestry Department of Syracuse University.
During his presidency from March 4, 1933 until his death on April 12, 1945, Franklin made nearly 200 visits to Springwood, although he ended up building Top Cottage near his homeland, separate from his mother. The main estate functioned as the “Summer White House”, where the president received his political partners, as well as other prominent national and international figures.In June 1939, when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King as minister attending the ceremony, made the first visit of the reigning Canadian monarch to the United States, they were organized in Springwood. Other guests included the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, as well as European royals such as Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, and Crown Prince Olaf and Crown Princess Martha of Norway.In addition, Roosevelt used the estate as a retreat for himself and his political partners on three of the four (clarification needed) elections in which he ran for president. When the incoming results showed that he won the election, he went out onto the terrace before going free.
Roosevelt made his last visit to Springwood in the last week of March 1945, two weeks before his death. At his own request, he was buried near the sundial in the Rose Garden on April 15, 1945.His wife was buried at his side after her death in 1962. The famous Scottish Terrier Fala and the Chef are also buried here, the German Shepherd also belonged to the FDR.
In 1943, Roosevelt donated the estate to the American people on the condition that his family retained a lifetime right to use the property. On November 21, 1945, after the family renounced their rights, the property was transferred to the US Department of the Interior. Since then, the estate has been operated by the National Park Service as a National Historic Site and is open to the public.In 2005, the site covered an area of over 3 square kilometers and received 108,611 visitors.
The hallway walls are mostly covered in pieces from the Roosevelt collection of paintings. The exhibition features mainly marine paintings, as well as some historical cartoons. Also on display are examples of his children’s bird collection, as well as a sculpture of him when he was 29. In the corner behind the main staircase was a manual trunk lift that the disabled president moved between floors.
Living room and library:
This room was where Roosevelt worked on his private collections; he has collected a personal library of about 14,000 volumes, over 2,000 nautical paintings, prints and lithographs, over 300 bird specimens, over 200 ship models, 1.2 million stamps, as well as thousands of coins, banknotes, advertising buttons and medallions.
The Music Room (also known as the “Dresden Room” for the origin of some kind of porcelain) is a formal living room that has many Chinese porcelain and paintwork.They were acquired when Roosevelt’s mother’s family remained in China, where her father made good fortune in trading in China. Together with the adjoining dining room, this part of the house was a place for official entertainments of guests. The piano room contains a collection of autographed photographs of some of Roosevelt’s more famous guests.
Bedrooms of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt:
During the expansion of the house in 1915, a number of rooms were created for Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt in one of the new wings. Originally these rooms included a living room and two dressing rooms, but after Roosevelt contracted polio in 1921, one of the dressing rooms was converted into a separate bedroom for his wife Eleanor and the living room into a bedroom for his mother Sarah.
This room was used by Roosevelt’s mother, Sarah, to start her day and run her household management business. The room was created in its current form during an extensive renovation in 1915 by the division of the old South Parlor into the gallery and Prinyushka. Since most of the furniture in the old living room has been preserved despite the downsizing, Snuggery has a cluttered look.
Preservation and preservation often go hand in hand.The FDR defended many unique areas throughout the country. When established in 1916, the National Park Service focused primarily on preserving impressive landscapes, mainly in the West, and prehistoric homelands. In 1933, the Federal Republic of Germany expanded its mission to maintain national parks to include not only parks and monuments, but also national cemeteries, national monuments and national military parks. He also added parks in Washington DC. The reorganization paved the way for the inclusion of historic sites such as the Vanderbilt Mansion and the FDR’s own home, which it was part of the national park system in 1939 and 1943.With broad legislation, the FDR was in charge of adding over a quarter of the 411 regions to today’s national park service system.
Equally important, the 1933 reorganization introduced new regions of the country to the National Park Service. The FDR has diversified its definition of national treasures. As he saw it, history, culture and nature all played a role in the exceptional saga and unfolded the legacy of the United States. “There is nothing so American,” he said, “like our national parks.”
Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, combined with his enthusiasm for conservation, have laid a solid foundation for protecting the nation’s natural bounty. The volume of conservation projects undertaken during the New Deal was much more significant than anything that had been done before. Soil erosion control, water conservation, wildlife conservation, and other conservation efforts have become part of the daily lives and activities of American citizens. The importance of the work was new and inspiring.Under his leadership, FRG programs have introduced new concepts at the national level to planning the responsible use of our natural and historical resources.
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|First class business lounge JAL *||Terminal 1, apron side, Level 2||Until the last outbound flight|
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If you are arriving at Terminal 7 of John F Kennedy International Airport and you have an American or Canadian passport, tourist visa B1 / B2, or if you are flying on the ESTA Visa Waiver program, you can use the automatic passport control kiosk for a faster immigration procedure. control.
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AirTrain airport. The John F. Kennedy Railroad and the Long Island Railroad serve routes to Manhattan. AirTrain stations are located in all terminals of the airport. John F. Kennedy. Travel between the airport. John F. Kennedy Station and Penn Station in Manhattan takes approximately 35 minutes.
There is a taxi rank outside the Arrivals area at each terminal.The journey to or from Manhattan takes 40 to 90 minutes depending on traffic.
Buses run every 20-30 minutes in the direction and from the Central Station. They depart from Park and 41st Street (east side) and Penn Station. Buses depart and arrive from the express bus stop at each terminal. The journey will take approximately 75 minutes.
British Airways flights arrive or depart from Terminal 7 atJohn F. Kennedy in New York.
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After passing through passport control, follow the signs for Arrivals / Baggage reclaim. To find out which conveyor belt to look for your belongings, find your flight on the information board.Customs control
Having received your luggage, you may need to go through customs.
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A year and a half ago, the city was closed to tourists. On March 12, 2020, President Trump imposed restrictions on entry from Schengen visa countries. In New York, there were less than 300 infected in the city then.
A month later, 91% of the world’s population lived in countries with tourist restrictions, and approximately 3 billion people, or 40%, lived in countries with borders completely closed to non-citizens and non-residents.
A little more than a year and a half has passed, but it feels like an eternity … During this time, about a million people have been ill in New York and a little more than 34,000 have died.
New York has always been a Mecca for tourists. In 2019, the city was visited by 67 million tourists – by the way, this is 25% of the total number of tourists visiting the United States. This number grew and grew every year. In 2020, the flow of tourists decreased by three times, and it should be taken into account that among the visitors to New York, there were not a small number of medical workers who were invited to the city for help during the peak of the epidemic.
The tourism sector, before the epidemic, contributed to the city’s economy a significant $ 90 billion a year. And it must be borne in mind that although visitors to New York from other countries accounted for only 20% of the total, they were the foreign guests who occupied half of the hotel rooms and, on average, left twice as much money in stores than tourists from other cities in the United States. Therefore, the contribution of the tourism industry to the city’s economy has decreased significantly more than the number of visitors.
And now, on the eve of the Christmas holidays, fully vaccinated tourists from others are allowed unhindered entry into the city.A fully vaccinated person is considered to be one who has had two weeks since the last dose of the vaccine. The Russian vaccine Sputnik is not on the list. I think this is a temporary phenomenon. With Sputnik they are allowed to enter the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Mexico. From December 1, it will be possible to travel to Israel.
The list of approved vaccines consists of eight names: Modern, Pfizer / BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson, Oxford / AstraZeneca, Covishield, Covaxin, Sinopharm and Sinovac https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/agency/who/
It all looks very strange for several reasons.Firstly, as far as it has now become known, those vaccinated can also be carriers of the coronavirus, and the likelihood of such a transfer is not at all small. Especially it should be borne in mind that those who are vaccinated believe that they are safe, and therefore visit all public places. Indeed, in fact, vaccinations do not protect the person who is in contact with the vaccinated, but himself from the severe course of the disease. And secondly, the decision on the entry permit was made at the very time when a new wave of diseases began in Europe.
I have a feeling that many tourists from Europe will now rush to New York, because everything is closed there, but here – on the contrary – for the vaccinated, we have a road everywhere.
Those who are going to go to New York now should bear in mind that the city is not at all the same as it was two years ago. And those who plan to come should be aware of more than that. what interesting things have appeared in the city. Although I will also tell you a little about this.
The very first thing a tourist arriving in NY encounters is a hotel.Those who plan to stay in the city for a few days want to live in the very center. Typically, this is the Times Square area. So, I categorically do not recommend settling near this place. Now the crime has increased there, the number of homeless people has increased, everywhere it stinks of marijuana. Likewise, neighborhoods near Union Square and Washington Square have deteriorated. Also completely inappropriate areas around Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal. The number of homeless people there has grown compared to two years ago.
If you liked a hotel on your last visit, check first to see if it went out of business. The list of hotels that have closed is long, including Roosevelt and Omni Berkshire and Pennsylvania and the Four Seasons Hotel on 57th Street.
But the good news is that the Hilton has reopened on Sixth Avenue, the Grand Hyatt (East 42nd S) and the Hyatt Grand (Central New York). In addition, new hotels have appeared. The recently completed 32 story glass box of the Margaritaville Resort at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 40th Street, in the Hudson Yards area, has just opened its doors by road Pendry Manhattan West (438 W 33rd St).
The new Graduate Roosevelt Island, the first on the island, has opened on Roosvelt Island. Prices are very pleasant there, in addition to the metro, you can get to Manhattan by ferry or cable car. I plan to go there, see with my own eyes if it is as good as in the photographs.
You also need to keep in mind that a lot of hotels were occupied by homeless people – our generous mayor decided that it was the most suitable place for them there during the epidemic. In total, about 60 hotels were involved. A year ago, there was a big scandal with hotels located in the very fashionable Upper West Side area – homeless people were settled there.Some of the hotels reopened after the homeless were evicted from there. For example, the Lucerne Hotel (201 West 79th Street) reopened after being home to homeless people for a year.
Homeless people lived in the very center of the city, in hotels in Hotel Times Square, Comfort Inn (West 44th Street), Four Points (West 40th Street) The Bentley (East 62nd Street), West 79th Street hotel, The Blakely o (West 55th), Kixby Hotel (West 35th Street). In June, they began to be relocated to shelters and hotels began to vacate.
But the Park Savoy Hotel on the billionaire West 58th Street, located wall to wall with the famous skyscraper One57, has turned into a refuge for the homeless now. The first guests have already settled in it. The hotel was pretty seedy, but the place is golden!
In recent months, the number of subway riders has increased almost to the level of 2019. Unfortunately, along with the growth of passengers, the number of crimes also grows, the number of which has increased by 50% compared to the pre-epidemiological level.Not only do they steal on the subway. Bandits appeared who were pushing people onto the tracks. Therefore, my advice is not to stand at the edge of the platform, and try to have either your friend or a wall behind you. In addition, many trains run much less frequently. For example, earlier train B ran every five to seven minutes during peak hours, but now this interval has doubled. Buses also began to run less frequently – there are not enough drivers. That less often, it is understandable … But why they began to walk slower is interesting.The average bus speed in Manhattan is 6 miles per hour. It is slower than any city in the USA.
The cost of Uber increased by 20% over the previous year. So if you are driving from the airport to your hotel in Manhattan, the yellow taxi with its fixed price under $ 60 is the right choice. The Uber began to travel 15 percent less often, and yellow taxis were in short supply.
The number of ferry routes in New York increased. This summer, a new route was launched – with three stops – Staten Island, Brookfield Place, Hudson Yards.For city guests, this is a great opportunity to admire the views of Manhattan from the water in just 2.75. And no certificate of vaccination for ferries is required !!! https://www.ferry.nyc/
The number of restaurants and cafes in New York for one and a half from March 2020 decreased by 1000. This is a lot. New ones appear, but there are a lot of closed doors. In order to eat in a restaurant, you need to present a vaccination certificate and some kind of identification.And this rule also applies to food courts. This has been verified by me on personal experience. Many restaurants made themselves various street extensions, where they were allowed to enter without any information. But now it’s getting colder, and our mayor has banned street heaters that run on gas – allegedly for safety reasons.
All grocery stores are in place, but the number of those that sold clothes, shoes, perfumery has greatly diminished – Barneys New York, Lord & Taylor, Century 21, Neiman Marcus, JC Penny, Brooks Brothers, J.Crew, Modell’s Sporting Goods. And there are plenty of small shops too. Many shop windows on Fifth Avenue, and not only there, are dark. And in those stores that are open, the number of people has significantly diminished. Probably many have switched to buying online. This, of course, cannot but affect the Christmas decoration of the city, when walking along Fifth Avenue and looking at shop windows was traditional. But the stores do not check the vaccine! And there are shops in the city that are very pleasant to go to. From my point of view, the most pleasant place to walk inside right now is the shopping center at Hudson Yards.
No museum in New York closed !! It’s just very, very cool! However, in some of them the opening hours have changed. On Wednesday, many museums are closed – for example, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum is closed. The Natural History Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. There is a very convenient site where you can see which museums are open at the moment. https://newyorkmuseumsopennow.com/. A vaccination certificate is needed, as is an identity card.
During the epidemic, two new observation decks on the tops of skyscrapers appeared in the city. Edge Observation Deck (30 Hudson Yards) – The tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere opened just before the outbreak and closed very quickly. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, next to Central Station, has just opened. I was on Edge in early fall, and I bought a ticket right at the entrance. It was the middle of the working day.But I advise you to buy tickets for SUMMIT in advance – this site is very popular, and besides, it works only five days a week – it is closed on Monday and Tuesday. A vaccination certificate and ID are required to visit all observation decks.
Theaters and Shows
Not everything is open, and vaccination certificates are required everywhere. And the cost of tickets can be an unpleasant surprise.
Parks, skating rinks
Parks, of course, are open, no inquiries are required.Governors Island, which has ferries from the southernmost point of Manhattan, is now open year round. The views of the city from there are wonderful. And in the city there is a new – completely new – small park Little Island – an artificially built small island on the Hudson. Almost all the skating rinks are already working, but you need to skate in a mask. A vaccination certificate is not required.90,000 Self-drive NYC
New York … A legendary city that lives up to all expectations, the universally recognized capital of the world.Perhaps everyone at least once in his life dreamed of walking along the slender streets of Manhattan and finding himself on the roof of the Empire State Building. In this article, we will show you how to visit New York on your own.
US visa independently
To visit New York, Russian citizens need an American visa, which can be obtained independently at the US Consulate General in Moscow. There are many fears and prejudices about obtaining an American visa, but if you follow a clear scheme, then this process will not take you much time and nerves.
You can get a visa in cities such as Moscow (http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ru_ru/ru-niv-visaapply.asp), St. Petersburg, Vladivostok and Yekaterinburg.
Before visiting the consulate, you must pay the consular fee for a visa. It is $ 160 and you can pay for it in several ways:
– In cash at the bank. To do this, you must print and fill out a receipt on the website of the US Consulate General.
– By credit card. You can transfer the required amount using a credit card using the link https: // payusvisafee.rsb.ru/
After paying the consular fee, you should collect the documents necessary for obtaining a visa and make an appointment for an interview at the consulate. The interview requires a personal presence, you can sign up on the website at the link: https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/?language=Russian&country=Russia).
Here’s what the main list of documents for a US visa looks like:
- A valid passport (with at least one blank page), which must be at least 6 months from the date of the end of the trip to the United States.
- Confirmation of the completed application form on the website of the US Embassy. (After completing the questionnaire, you will see a confirmation page that needs to be printed.)
- Confirmation of invitation for an interview at the consulate.
- Receipt for payment of the consular fee.
- One recent photograph.
- Previously issued passports. (photo requirements can be viewed on the consulate website)
All other documents are not basic and obligatory, but you have the right to request them.Therefore, you must have documents confirming the purpose of your visit to the United States and communication with Russia. Your task is to convince the consulate that you are not planning to move to the United States and that the purpose of your trip is exclusively tourist. Correct documents will help you to easily cope with this task:
- – Description of the travel route in the USA, confirmation of flight booking, hotel accommodation, car rental.
- – Relations with Russia: marriage certificates, birth certificates of children, documents on the ownership of property or shares in a business, certificates of disability of a close relative.
- – Financial guarantees: a certificate from the place of work indicating the position held, salary, duration of work and the availability of an agreed vacation; statements on the state of funds in the bank account, information on the storage of currency.
How to buy a ticket to New York on your own
You can book an air ticket to New York either directly on the website of the respective airline, or through Internet portals for selecting air tickets to different countries.For example, the Aviasales metasearch allows you to search and compare airfare for various airlines and agencies. Moreover, the search engine makes it possible to plan a compound route or buy a ticket only in one direction.
Aeroflot and Transaero fly from Moscow to New York, and Delta from American carriers. In addition, you can fly to New York with a stopover in Europe by one of the many American or European airlines. It is convenient to use a flight with a transfer if you are flying from other cities of Russia.Moreover, in this case, as a rule, it will be more convenient to get to Moscow and take off from the capital.
The flight time for different airlines varies and is approximately 9 hours one way. New York is located in the UTC −5 time zone, its time is 8 hours behind Moscow.
The cost of tickets to New York directly depends on the time of year in which you have planned your trip. In low season (late autumn, winter and early spring) prices start at $ 400, in high season (late spring, summer and early autumn) prices can reach $ 600.In any case, purchasing an air ticket in advance, even in high season, will help you save money. You can also buy tickets at a reduced price thanks to the sales that many airlines take place several times a year.
You can check the cost of air tickets to New York right now, using this search form, just enter the dates you need.
If you have never bought air tickets on your own, then I recommend reading the detailed instructions, where the process of buying air tickets via the Internet is described step by step.
How to get from the airport to the city
There are three international airports in New York: John F. Kennedy (it receives the main flow of flights from Russia), LaGuardia and Newark. You can get from them to the city in several ways.
Taxi . From Kennedy Airport, the trip will cost approximately $ 45, from Newark Airport – about $ 50-70, depending on the destination area, and from LaGuardia Airport – no more than $ 75.
Train. From Kennedy Airport, the AirTrain serves as a link to Long Island Commuter Rail (LIRR) Jamaica Station. It provides easy access to Manhattan. The fare is approximately $ 10.
Bus . You can also get to the metro from the airport by buses, the parking of which is located at Terminal 4 (if you have a MetroCard, there is no charge when you change the metro). The fare is $ 2.25.
There are buses from LaGuardia Airport to the metro. Five city bus lines: M60, Q33, Q48, Q72 and Q47 connect the airport to the Long Island Metro and Rail Link.
From Newark Airport to Manhattan, take the AirTrain Newark monorail to Penn Station ($ 5.50). You can also get to Manhattan for $ 15 by bus.
How to book a hotel in New York by yourself
There are accommodation options in New York for people with different financial means, from cheap hostels to luxury hotels.But in general, prices for accommodation in New York (especially in the popular Manhattan area) are quite high. You can book a hotel room (for example, on the HotelLook website, where you can compare prices for hotels from the largest booking systems, or on the website http://www.booking.com/), or rent a room or apartment from the owners on the Airbnb website (read more on how to rent an apartment on AirBnB)
A hotel room will cost you from 55 to 900 dollars per day, depending on the season, area of the city and hotel category.The cost of renting a room in a rented apartment will cost from $ 200 per day. If you rent an entire apartment, the price will be correspondingly more expensive. Please also note that hotels charge a 14.25% extra charge on room rates.
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New York Weather
New York is located near the Atlantic Ocean, but this geographical location does not always affect the climate in the city.Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year; the temperature difference between summer and winter is significant. At times, the weather in New York presents surprises in the form of 25-degree frost in winter or 40-degree heat in summer. If your trip is in February or March, do not forget to take your umbrella with you – these are the months that the city receives the highest rainfall of the year. Average day and night air temperatures in New York are shown in the table below.
Transportation in New York
The best way to explore New York is on foot; the city center is well suited for walking.It is difficult to get around by car – there is a lot of traffic in the city and traffic jams are not rare, in addition, it is almost impossible to find a free parking space in the center. If you nevertheless decide to rent a car during your trip, you can use paid parking lots. They are paid either through payment devices for parking, or in cash to the valet. The cost of parking depends on the location and time of parking and can be up to $ 100.
Public transportation in New York City is the subway, city buses, cable car to Roosevelt Island and ferry to Staten Island.Everything except the ferry costs $ 2 per trip. In the metro, only the MetroCard is used. A taxi in New York will cost at least $ 10 for the shortest trip.
Trains on the New York subway do not run on lines, but on routes. Currently there are 24 train routes.
What to see in New York
You won’t get bored in New York! World famous landmarks, museums and galleries are located here. Having seen all this with your own eyes at least once, you will definitely want to return.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis IslandThe Statue of Liberty is the most recognizable symbol of the city and the whole of America, located on Ellis Island. The monument was built by the French in 1886 and donated to the United States as a sign of friendship between France and America. Subsequently, the statue began to personify the freedom of the American people.
You need to get to Ellis Island by ferry, which departs from Battery Park pier in Manhattan, and the price of which is $ 17.
The ticket price includes a ferry crossing and a visit to the lower tier of the statue.To inspect the statue inside and climb to the observation deck located in the crown of the monument, you must pre-order tickets for the date you need via the Internet (http://www.statuecruises.com/) Manhattan and New York Harbor.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the tallest statues in the world, the height of the sculpture together with the pedestal is 93 meters.
Times Square.Times Square is one of New York’s busiest pedestrian areas, with up to 39 million people passing through it every year.The square is famous for its huge screens and neon signs.
If you are lucky enough to visit New York on New Year’s, be sure to come here to celebrate. On New Year’s Eve, at least a million people gather in the square to watch how a huge LED “ball of time” descends along the flagpole, reaching its lowest point exactly at midnight.
You can take a walk in Times Square from the Times Sq – 42 St subway station.
Empire State BuildingIt is impossible to be in New York and not visit the Empire State Building (address: 350 Fifth Avenue).Climb up to its observation deck and enjoy breathtaking views of New York from above.
The 102-storey skyscraper was once built as the tallest building in the world. Now the Empire State Building takes only 22nd place in the world for this indicator. But its observation decks remain one of the most visited places in the city and some of the most visited in the world.
The building has the two highest observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors. A visit to the observation deck on the 86th floor costs about $ 20; you can buy a ticket at the box office.The queues for buying tickets are quite large, so it is better to book tickets in advance online (website:
BroadwayBroadway is the longest street in New York, stretching for more than 25 kilometers, crossing virtually all boroughs and twelve avenues of Manhattan. Walking along Broadway, you can get an idea of the history of New York and the United States in general.
Broadway is known for bringing Musicals to the world. It was the local musical performances that made this genre so popular.So be sure to check out one of the classic Broadway musicals if possible.
You can get to Broadway by taking the 59 St Columbus Cir Tube Station.
Central ParkCentral Park is one of the most favorite recreation places for locals and numerous tourists. In addition to relaxing walks, the park can offer to explore sculptures and monuments, go to the open-air theater and the puppet theater, the zoo, the Belvedere castle and the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.
The park is quite large, so there are a large number of metro stations near it. You can get to the station “Museum of Natural History – 81 St” or “Central Park North – 110 St”.
Brooklyn BridgeOne of the most famous bridges in New York, as well as one of its main attractions, is the Brooklyn Bridge. Spread over the East River, it connects the urban areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Until 1903, the Brooklyn Bridge was the longest in the world, its length is almost 2 km.The bridge was the first structure to be erected using steel cables.
There are two ways to get to the bridge: from the Brooklyn side to the Brooklyn Bridge – High St subway station, and from the Manhattan side to Brooklyn Bridge – Chambers St.
Food in New YorkNew York cuisine is very simple and unpretentious: burgers, meat steaks, ribs, wings. However, thanks to the numerous migrants in the restaurants and eateries of the city, the cuisine of the most different countries and regions of the world is presented.Chinese cuisine occupies a special place in the city – it can be found everywhere here, and most of the Chinese restaurants are concentrated, of course, in Chinatown.
Don’t forget to try the famous New York bagels, as well as the delicious New York cheesecake.
Shopping in New YorkIf the purpose of your trip to New York, among other things, is shopping, then first of all, go to Manhattan. Many retail outlets are concentrated here, and collections of famous world designers are presented in first-class boutiques.
If you are afraid that your wallet will not withstand such an assault, then in New York there are many shops that offer designer items from previous collections. For example, the Century21 stock store on Cortlandt Street.
There are many shopping centers and malls in New York. Almost everything can be purchased there: from designer clothes and shoes to household goods. In addition to the two huge Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, there are many smaller shopping malls in New York.
In absolutely any store you can find out about special discount programs for tourists, and you can really get to the Big Apple sales at any time of the year.
Please note that New York has a Sales Tax of 8.875%. The price on the price tag of the goods is usually indicated without tax. There is no sales tax on purchases of clothing or shoes under $ 110. However, in this case, you will be charged a state tax of $ 4,375.
New York City Cultural Activities
Arriving in New York, you can not only relax, but also culturally enrich yourself. The city hosts exhibitions, festivals and theatrical performances all year round, and numerous museums are open.
Some of the most colorful festivals are Halloween (October 31), the mermaid parade (from August 15 to 30 in the Brooklyn area), The great New York state fair (from August 5 to 25), the Zombie Festival (from 5 to 25 October), Brooklyn Carnival (September 1-5) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17).
If you are a museum lover, be sure to visit the world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Madame Tussauds, the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Natural History Museum and others.Entrance fees to many New York City museums are recommended, meaning you can pay as much as you see fit.
Those who love bright shows – a direct road to Broadway. Here you can see world famous musicals. Ticket prices start at $ 120.
New York Nightlife
If you are a fan of bars, clubs and other nightlife, then New will surely surprise you. One of the earliest associations with the word “New York” is jazz.The jazz world in New York is diverse and many jazz clubs have an impressive history. Perhaps the most popular and most unusual jazz club in New York is “Fat cat”. After ten in the evening, the club is full of people, so it is better to take care of booking a table in advance. Entrance fees to the club are from 3 to 15 dollars, depending on the program of the evening.
When it comes to New York City nightlife, one cannot fail to mention the world famous Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street), which has won 12 international awards.It is necessary to reserve a table in advance, as the club is not large and fills up rather quickly. It is home to world-class DJs who run the venue with the city’s finest sound system from Funktion One.
Webster Hall is the largest nightclub in New York (125 E 11th Street) and one of the largest clubs in the world. All nightclubs in New York have a paid entrance (prices start at $ 21), you must have documents with you.
No travel agency will give you the necessary completeness of emotions and impressions that you will enrich yourself with when traveling to New York on your own.Take the risk of moving away from templates, try and give yourself unforgettable emotions and memories.
First time in New York – my tips and tricks
Hello! I want to tell you about how I went to New York for the first time. Since then, I have already managed to visit the Big Apple a couple of times and see many of its attractions, but the first impressions of a trip to New York are the most expensive. I will tell you about what to do in New York, if you come for one or two days, how to quickly see the most important and interesting things, I will share my personal experience and advice.And most importantly, I’ll tell you how to quickly adapt to such a fast and vibrant city like New York.
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First trip to New York
New York is one of the most famous cities in the world and therefore the most visited city in the United States by foreigners. New York is home to skyscrapers propping up the sky, multiple cultural layers of architecture, the world’s best Broadway musicals, rampant shopping and snacks on the run. The first trip to New York will definitely be filled with bright moments, it’s like an open window into an unlikely world, and everyone will remember it with something very special.
In this metropolis, which is called the Big Apple for a reason, diasporas from all over the world are gathered: Chinese in Chinatown, Italians in Little Italy, Koreans in Korea Town, Russian Jews in Brighton Beach. Rich people live in New York’s Upper West Side, multimillionaires choose housing in the Upper East Side overlooking Central Park, ordinary people settle as they can, and bohemians live in Greenwich Village.
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In general, New York consists of four boroughs (districts).The most famous is Manhattan. And this is what we mean when we say that we want to go to New York. And then there’s Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. And when I first came to New York, I only got to know Manhattan. I will talk about him.
Borough of New York
Some even call New York the new capital of the world. I even heard many people say that New York is the capital of the United States. But no, the capital city of the States is Washington. Although New York, in any case, is a world financial and cultural center, recognized in all countries.That is why everyone is so eager to visit New York and feel its frantic rhythm, to be infected with this energy and bring it into their lives.
Today I want to share my memories of my first trip to New York for a reason. After all, it is the first impressions of New York that mainly shape the attitude towards this city. Do not forget that you always want your trip to go smoothly and without failures. Here I, for example, did not prepare very well for New York the first time.And if you are an experienced traveler, you will quickly understand where my mistake was and what I did right.
- Of course, you can order a city tour with a guide …
- Or ride a red bus around the city, get off and sit down again. And so all day.
- But I love walking! And New Yorkers too.
New York Airport to Manhattan
I flew to New York from Milan, where my Italian vacation ended.And a completely new page of my travels began. After all, I came to New York for the first time and to the USA in general. I traveled all alone and on my own. Was it worth it? I think yes.
At the border control at John F Kennedy International Airport ( JFK ), they did not even ask me particularly questions, except whether I was in the States for the first time and how long I arrived. And that’s all, they slapped the visa stamp.
I quickly got my luggage and was ready to go to town.I prepared very carefully to get to Manhattan in the easiest, but not expensive way: by subway.
First, I found a sign that indicates Airtrain and went there. I did not immediately figure out how to pay for the trip, but one polite man told me that I had to pay at the exit.
So I did it. I arrived at station Jamaica ( Jamaica station ), bought a card there and put $ 8 on it.
- $ 5 for the airtrain ticket
- and $ 2.75 for the metro.
Then I moved from the subway station to line E and plunged into the famous New York subway.
Many people tried to dissuade me from such an undertaking so that I would not take the subway in New York. But I still decided that once it is possible and nothing will happen. After all, I just had to get to Manhattan. And then I did not plan to use the metro.
The subway in New York turned out to be not very clean, loud, and the people walking there are completely different. So I kept my luggage with me.It is fortunate that I got to my inexpensive hotel on the border of Midtown and Korea Town quickly and with just one change. At Lexington Av / 53 Street station, I changed line E to line 6 and after driving a little more, I got off on 33th Street. And, of course, it’s good that the cars have an electronic scoreboard where you can see which station is next.
I am sharing a life hack on quick adaptation after the flight to New York:
I consider it important that I flew to New York at the end of the day. Until I got to the hotel, checked in, found food – and right at the entrance to my hotel – I ate, it turned out that it was already about seven o’clock in the evening, and I had a jet lag.So I reasonably lay down to rest and fell asleep quickly. And I woke up the next day early in the morning. It was time to clean up, eat breakfast, and plan what to see on your first day in New York. First full day, I mean.
Important to know: In order not to spend a lot of time on the Internet looking for good accommodation, read our special article on which hotel in New York to choose. Unfortunately, the hotel where I lived in New York on my first visit is no longer there, but my husband and I found another wonderful place with very good hot breakfasts that we recommend to you – Howard Johnson .For more information on why we chose it, see our review of a budget hotel in New York.
Where to eat in New York
Believe me, there is no such problem in New York! It can be solved so easily that I easily managed it.
Just next to my hotel I found a small food court that sells halal food. And I bought from them every day good – that is, huge and nutritious – portions of fried rice with vegetables and falafel. I just love falafel, and if I open a spot with falafel next to me, I just eat and will.Previously tested in Israel and Thailand, and now in New York!
You can also take rice with chicken or turkey, as you like. Everything is very convenient – even on a plate, even in a pita, with a ton of sauces for every taste.
And I’m not talking about just light snacks: hot dogs and pretzels, freshly squeezed juices at every turn. There are convenient K-mart shops in the center where you can buy sandwiches or fruit. Or more serious food if the hotel has a kitchen where you can cook. My hotel didn’t have a kitchenette, so the huge plate of rice and falafel was fine for me.That portion costs $ 6: cheaper than any average restaurant check.
Several years have passed, and now my friend Paula and I are sitting in Washington Square and crushing falafels! Paula is in the pita, and I am on the plate.
- So I told you how to eat well in New York, not fast food and not expensive, if you don’t want to leave a lot of money for restaurants like in Las Vegas.
- Another thing to keep in mind is the Chinatown area. You can always get an inexpensive snack here, Chinese food is known for being fast and cheap.
- And of course, there are plenty of places to eat on every corner in downtown New York, from the usual chain cafes like McDonald’s and Denny’s, to à la carte restaurants and respectable gourmet establishments.
One day in New York
If I had just one day in New York, I would spend it just like my very first day in the Big Apple. This means that you must definitely see something that distinguishes New York from all other cities, to see its very essence.
Therefore, I reasoned that my plan for one day in New York would be as follows:
- in the morning, right after breakfast, I go to look at the Statue of Liberty;
- then walk the financial streets of Lower Manhattan in the afternoon and watch the skyscrapers;
- and in the evening I walk in Times Square.
After having a good breakfast at the hotel, I went outside and immediately took care of buying a local SIM card with the Internet. On the way in Manhattan, I found the most common store selling phones and SIM cards Simple Mobile.They turned out to have very good coverage in cities, which I later became convinced of during my first independent trip to the United States. I looked at the prices and in the end decided to buy and connect an inexpensive tariff plan for a month.
Armed with the help of a navigator, I went to the ferry to Staten Island. As I said above, Staten Island is one of the districts of New York, to which toll bridges lead, which is important for those who travel from New York by car, and there is also a free ferry to this island from Manhattan.
The main charm of this ferry for me was that it passes past the Liberty Island , on which the symbol of America flaunts – Statue of Liberty . And sailing past it on a ferry is a good way to see this world-famous attraction of New York for free, since you don’t have to pay for the ferry, and it runs quite often.
New York skyscrapers
And among them there are Gothic churches. This is Trinity Church from 1697
If you live far from Lower Manhattan, from where the ferry departs, and you do not feel like walking, then I advise you to use the subway.The closest stations to the ferry are South Ferry Station (Line 1) and White Hall St (Line R).
I didn’t live very far away. In addition, I used the walk as an opportunity to see the skyscrapers near Wall Street, the financial center of New York, and visit the Bronze Bull, which brings good luck in business. Besides, on the way I passed Chinatown.
The ferry ride to Staten Island and back takes about an hour and a half. The ferry goes 25 minutes one way.Between ferries about half an hour.
The current ferry timetable to Staten Island can be viewed on the official website.
View of the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island ferry
- When sailing from Manhattan to Staten Island, you must go to the starboard side of the ferry.
- And on the way back to Manhattan, to see the Statue of Liberty, you must be on the port side.
The Statue of Liberty can be seen quite close and, in my opinion, is optimal, especially if the camera allows you to zoom in.After all, being directly on the island of Liberty, you have to lift your head up to see the statue. But on one of our next visits, my husband and I still float there together with a visit to Ellis Island, the place where new immigrants arrived.
Important to know: To swim to the Statue of Liberty, you need to go to Battery Park ( Battery Park ). There, in the center of the park, on the territory of the Castle Clinton National Monument ( Castle Clinton National Monument ), ferry tickets to the Statue of Liberty are sold.Cost $ 18.
Helpful Hint: An excellent view of the Statue of Liberty opens from Battery Park itself from Statue of Liberty Vista Point , and it can also be seen quite well along with the entire Upper Bay from the Brooklyn Bridge.
We are sailing back to Manhattan
Thus, in the first half of the day I saw many symbols of New York at once. And the afternoon was calculated on the fact that I would go to Times Square and on the way see the famous skyscrapers – Flatiron Building (or Iron), Empire State Building and Chrysler Building.
But it started raining. Therefore, I was forced to rest at the hotel. But I advise you to go even in the rain, unless, of course, it is an extreme downpour. Because in New York you realize very quickly that you shouldn’t waste time here. And the next day it rained again, and I still walked in the rain in Times Square.
Rainy New York
I also advise you to see the sunset at one of the observation decks in New York :
- at Empire State Building on the 86th and 102nd floors of the skyscraper.Cost – $ 38 for the main site on the 86th floor, $ 58 for both sites. Sunrise on the 86th floor will cost $ 125, and the number of visitors is limited to only a hundred people a day.
- or Top of the Rocks located on the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center building. Cost – $ 36 entry + $ 10 sunset supplement. Two visits a day, day and night for stargazing and New York at night, cost $ 54. General ticket – $ 50.
Which observation deck in New York is better to choose?
- The Top of the Rocks is lower than the Empire State Building viewpoint, but the view is 360 degrees.And thanks to the location, even Central Park and the Chrysler Building, as well as the famous Empire State Building, are visible.
- The Empire State Building also offers panoramic views of New York, but you can see mainly the skyscrapers and buildings of Lower Manhattan, as well as the Hudson River and its confluence with the Upper Bay. And by the way, the best time to visit the Empire State Building is from 8 am to 10 am, when there are fewer people. And in the afternoon and evening there are very long lines in which you can spend several hours waiting to get up.
If you cannot choose, go to Top of the Rocks in the evening or at sunset, and to the Empire state building in the morning.
What to do in New York two days
Two days in New York expands the possibilities. On the second day in the Big Apple, I advise you to see a few more iconic sights, namely Central Park and one of the most famous and iconic museums of your choice.
It was convenient for me to walk along Broadway, at the same time to look at the famous theaters where musicals are performed.And since I myself do not like musicals, so I did not seriously consider the prospect of spending time on going to the theater. Moreover, during my first trip to the United States, I had only two days to New York. But for those who consider it a must to watch a show on Broadway, choose according to your taste!
One of the classic theatrical scenes in New York – the Gershwin Theater
There is a musical Wicked, which tells about what happened in the Wonderland before Dorothy flew there from Kansas in her house.We know this story as the journey of Ellie and Totoshka through Volkov’s books
So I am back after breakfast, despite the rain, already on the streets of New York.
Of course, I remembered that New York is also great shopping. So I went into several stores near Times North – Macy’s and Forever 21. At the same time, I hid from the rain.
It turned out that Times Square is full of people even in the rain. Her lights are on in spite of everything.
Perpetual motion in Times Square
And I walk on towards Central Park in the hope that the weather will clear up.But when I approached the house of John Lennon, who lived here with Yoko Ono in the Dakota Building on Upper West Side in the 70s, the rain intensified. I had to shorten my walk and decide where to wait out the rain to my advantage.
Because of the rain, my hike to Central Park also ended with only a brief excursion to Strawberry Fields and Batesda Fountain. I didn’t even get to the famous Bow Bridge. It’s a pity, but fortunately, on the next visits we made up for lost time.
Helpful advice: It is reasonable to set aside a whole day to explore the Central Park and all its places of worship, as well as to relax in it.The park is 4 miles long, about a kilometer wide, and is indeed very large.
John Lennon House in New York
Strawberry Fields – a memorial site for John Lennon in Central Park
Batesda Fountain looks gorgeous even in the rain
People are hiding under a bridge from the rain
What to do in New York in the rain? I couldn’t think of anything better than to go to Metropolitan Museum of Art . Moreover, the museum is actually located on the territory of Central Park, only on the Upper East Side.
By the way, if you stay on the western side of the park, there is a wonderful Museum of Natural History near the Dakota Building . I recommend it to those who want to explore ancient cultures and arts, as well as look at the bones of real dinosaurs! My husband and I went to this museum and also hung there for several hours, but that was another time.
And that time I went to conquer Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. I spent several hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and of course I only looked at a small part of its extensive collection.
- Good to know: Since 2018, the museum has canceled the “pay as you wish” policy. Now, the Metropolitan Museum can only be entered by purchasing a ticket at its full price of $ 25 (if you do not have any benefits). The closest tube station to the Metropolitan Museum is 86th Street (Lines 4 and 5).
Impressive Metropolitan Museum of Art building
Egyptian Temple of Dendur
And this fellow looks like the hero of Luc Besson’s movie “The Fifth Element”, right?
I was very impressed by this sarcophagus
Southeast Asian Art Hall
And here is the Sumerian Hall
Fortunately, in the evening, when I went to the side of my hotel, the rain stopped.And I quite walked along Fifth Avenue, looking at the beautiful buildings and the huge number of boutiques and fashion stores. Finally, I broke down and went to Abercrombie & Fitch and bought some cool shorts!
I am very tired of walking around New York. But I think that it is better to walk around it and see more in order to get a more complete impression of the city than just ride in transport. So in the evening I deservedly rested at the hotel and planned the route to the next city, to which I went from Pennsylvania Station – Penn Station – in the morning, to Philadelphia.
Which hotel in Philadelphia is better to choose
I hope you liked my story about New York, you made your conclusions and you will spend enchanting first time in New York!
New York on the US map
Legend on the New York map:
- Border markers – airports, railway and auto stations, ferries
- Blue – the main attractions of New York
- Orange – the most famous and tall skyscrapers
- Green – parks and squares of New York, which are worth seeing
- Pink – churches and cathedrals
- Purple – Apple Store locations
What else is worth knowing about a trip to the USA
New York Hilton Midtown – Manhattan Hotel New York
The hotel is very conveniently located between Times Aquare and Central Park, about 5-10 minutes walk from both.What is convenient – in the Hilton branded application, the choice of a number on the floor plan and Digital Checkin also works, when you do not need to go to the front desk at all, and you can open your number by holding your phone to the door lock. I also highly recommend the nearby Fogo de Chao steakhouse. What disappointed: 1. I, it turns out, are a silver HHonors member and, it turns out, I got two free bottles of water (for the entire stay). I would not have known about this unheard-of generosity, if I had not received a ponty envelope with this information in the room.What prevented them from bringing water itself instead of an envelope is a mystery. Apparently, by renting a room for $ 500 a day, they save on water. Everything that is supposed to be cured. In addition, the water in the hotel was really tense. The first time I called and asked to bring water, I was simply ignored. He waited half an hour, then left, returned after six hours – no water. I called again and asked why. In response, I received an annoyed half-shout this eternal American \ “I AM SORRY !!! \”. As a result, they brought water.In the first hour of the night, when we were already asleep and there was a sign “do not disturb” on the door. Here is such a service! 2. During the checkout, we called the bell desk and asked for help with moving our store to the stirage room, since we still had a few hours before departure and wanted to walk around the city. Returning to the hotel and presenting a piece of paper with the \ “number \” of our luggage, the people with the bell desk, instead of just taking out our luggage (as is usually the case in all hotels in the world) waved their hand somewhere in the depths of the hall, saying – go there to the end, and then to the right.There we found a PAID, at $ 5 per item, a storage room, and its sleepy Indian commander, who flatly refused to accept a credit card and demanded only cash. Having found an ATM and removed the cash, we still received our things – in such a dirty condition, as if they had washed the floor with them for at least a week.