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New York City

A May 2004 trip to New York by Booked

Quote: From the moment I set eyes on this fabulous city, I was in love with it. There's so much going on ALL the time. This was my third visit, and the allure is just the same. Look at some of my must do's of NYC, and a little more...

New York City

Overview

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Walk everywhere - see all of the fantastic sights you've always heard about - Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, Wall Street, 5th Avenue, Central Park, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Flatiron Building, the Village and more...Quick Tips: The parks are a great place to visit on a warm sunny day, particularly on the weekends. There are so many wonderful buskers in Central Park and Washington Square Park, and the other parks - Union Square Park and Madison Square Park often have fantastic produce and craft markets that you can explore most of a day.Best Way To Get Around: Walk as far as you can. You never know what you'll come across on the street or in the park...Read More
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The hostel was fairly clean, each dorm room has an ensuite bathroom as well as a TV and phone, and a basic breakfast was provided each morning. However, the bunks weren't of the sturdiest construction, and the room I was in was tiny and the bathroom was even smaller (definitely no room to swing a cat - or anything else!), although other travellers reported that their rooms were larger. Common areas were basically nonexistent - there was one very small space on the ground floor (could seat about 10-12 people), with basic kitchen amenities (but no more), only one internet terminal, and one phone for outgoing calls. (Phones in rooms were available for incoming calls only). Although the host...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 23, 2004

Manhattan Inn Hostel
303 West 30th Street
New York, New York

Hostelling International New York

Hotel | "HI New York"

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The hostel has clean rooms of various sizes across its many floors. Bathrooms on each floor are large and clean.

The hostel has good amenities - laundry, kitchen, cafe and common room with TV, and games area.

Located in an OK area, only one block from the subway - I think taking the 9 train is your best option... don't know if I'd want to be returning there alone late at night, though.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 23, 2004

Hostelling International New York
891 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York 10025
(212) 932-2300

Sex and the City Hotspots Tour

Attraction | "Sex and the City Tour"

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The tours begins at the Pulitzer Fountain and winds its way through the city streets. The guides are very informative, not only about Sex and the City but about their own city as well. You are driven to many of the locations used during the series, and you are shown many clips from the series too. You have a chance to win a kooky prize by getting the pop quiz answers right -- but you have to be quick, as there are some real SATC freaks out there!!! There are a few chances to stop and stretch your legs -- to sit on Carrie's stoop and have your photo taken, sample the wonderful cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, visit the Pleasure Chest and maybe pick yourself up a 'rabbit', visit Patr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2004

Sex and the City Hotspots Tour
In front of Pulitzer Fountain (Fifth Avenue by 58th Street)
New York, New York
(212) 209-3370