New York Journals

Living in New York

A travel journal to New York by travel2000

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Quote: New York City offers something for everyone. Whether you are here for 24 hours or plan to live here forever, here are some thoughts from someone who's been here for five-plus years.

Living in New York

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Overview

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There is always something to do here. Pick up Time Out NY or New York Magazine or the Village Voice, flip to any page, and there will be a concert, museum, gallery, movie, play, theater, restaurant...you name it, we have it. Remember this-NY is a great city to get lost in. The grid system allows you to easily figure out where you are, and you may stumble upon an interesting new neighborhood NOT in your guidebooks! For a listing of good value fun in New York, please go to my journal New York on a Shoestring,.Quick Tips: Carry enough cash-whether it's buying food from the street vendor, picking up a cab,...Read More

Nyonya

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Restaurant

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It's cheap, the food is good and it's happening all hours of the day. Stroll in at 11am for an early lunch...there are already people there creating atmosphere. Hop in for a late night dinner...and the place is still bustling...most often than not, you'll see the same people working there since your early snack. The food here is Malaysian. Start off with the roti canai for $1.95. These are hot crepes/thin pancakes, with curry chicken in a small bowl for dipping. Have the leaf-wrapped chicken wings (around $7), you could make a meal out of it. I usually opt for the Hainanese Chicken Rice (for $3.95), a bargain by any standards. You get...Read More

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Museums on a Budget

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Make the most of your NY museum experience by knowing how much to pay and when to go. The Metropolitan Museum , The Cloisters, and The American Museum of Natural History both have "suggested admissions", which means you can "pay as you wish". Walk up to the counter and offer what you can, whether it's ten cents or ten dollars. Note that general admissions to the Natural History Museum includes the new Rose Space Center, but not the planetarium shows or other special shows such as the butterflies, etc. Both these institutions are HUGE, they would take up at least half a day of your time. Another "suggested donation" museum is PS 1 Contemporary Art Center. It is now a part of MOMA (Museum of Mode...Read More

Exploring New York by Ferry

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There are many different ways to see New York from the water. The first is free and an absolute must-The Staten Island Ferry. This is a commuter ferry boat that will take you from the financial district to Staten Island. But the main attraction is the views of Lower Manhattan and the spectacular Statue of Liberty. You will pass right in front of her, literally under her nose. It is one of the best bargains in NY. The pier for the ferry is at Battery Park. Take the subway lines 1 or 9 to South Ferry. And again, yes, its FREE! Another option is by taking the Circle Line. I’ve been watching these tour boats ride through the East River for years from my apartment, and have always thoug...Read More