Anybody who has visited New York City will tell you that the Big Apple can be quite overwhelming. Here are a few tips and resources to help make your stay in New York City easier.
| Amateur Night at the Apollo |
The Apollo theater is one of New York City’s landmark attractions. This club has been the starting stage for many well-known artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. Shows at the Apollo are often quite pricey but the famous Amateur Night at the Apollo is a lot cheaper. Amateur Night a the Apollo is big, loud party where brave contestants come to be cheered or booed.
| Empire State Building vs. Top of the Rock |
Many New Yorkers will tell you that the two best observation decks in New York City are the observation deck in the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock Observation Deck in the Rockefeller Center. Both skyscrapers are located in Midtown Manhattan...
| Hailing a Taxi in New York City |
New York City has over 11,000 licensed yellow cabs. To flag down any one of these taxis is somewhat of an art. To get started, position yourself along the curb of any one of New York City's busy avenues or streets and look at the rooftop light of the taxi. Any taxi that is currently unavailable will have the number on its rooftop turn off. Any taxi with its rooftop light illuminated is available for hailing.
| Museum Mile |
The Museum Mile is a popular stretch along 5th Avenue that is filled with many of New York City's best museums along with other fine arts institutions. The following is a list of New York City Museums located on the Museum Mile.
|New York City CityPASS|
| New York City Hotels by Neighborhood |
Finding the perfect hotel in New York City can be pretty daunting. The following is a list of what types of hotels you can expect to find in the various neighborhoods in New York City.
|Staten Island Ferry|
| Tickets for Television Show Tapings in New York City |
Several of America’s top television programs are filmed in New York City. Many of these shows provide free tickets to live tapings of the show. But because these tickets are free, they are often quite difficult to come by. Some of the most popular shows can have waiting lists that are over a year long. The following is a list of some of NYC’s most popular television shows that offer free tickets along with the procedures on how to get free tickets to the show.
| Tips for The New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Times Square |
On January 1, 1907, the first New Year’s Ball Drop took place in Times Square. Ever since then, Times Square has become the site of the largest New Year’s celebration in the world. Every New Year’s Eve over a million people congregate to watch the Waterford crystal ball being lowered to the ground marking a brand new year.
| TKTS Booths |
TKTS booths allow you to purchase same-day Broadway tickets at up to 50% discount price. With TKTS, you can generally save between 20% to 50% off the full ticket price of a Broadway show. The downside to this is that you have to stand in a long line to make your purchase, even in the winter time.
|Top 5 Tips for Visiting the Empire State Building|
|Top 6 Tips for Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge|
| Types of Accommodations in New York City |
There are various types of accommodations that are available for visitors to New York City. The following is a list of the various types of accommodations you can expect to find in New York City.