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Visiting New York City

New York City is a place in perpetual motion, buoyed by restless energy. You'll find designer knock-offs, world-class bagels, skyscrapers, Central Park, the bohemian cool of Greenwich Village, and old money on the Upper East Side. The best way to see this city that more than 8 million call home is on foot, but those strapped for time might prefer the excellent double-decker bus tours to cover a respectable range of New York’s never-ending list of attractions.

With all its offerings, it’s no shock that New York City is host to some of the best hotels in the world. If within budget, you won’t regret a couple of nights at IgoUgo member favorites like the Affinia Dumont or Westin Times Square Hotel. But perhaps one of NYC’s greatest gifts is its variety and class of cuisines. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian or Ethiopian, or... Read More
New York City is a place in perpetual motion, buoyed by restless energy. You'll find designer knock-offs, world-class bagels, skyscrapers, Central Park, the bohemian cool of Greenwich Village, and old money on the Upper East Side. The best way to see this city that more than 8 million call home is on foot, but those strapped for time might prefer the excellent double-decker bus tours to cover a respectable range of New York’s never-ending list of attractions.

With all its offerings, it’s no shock that New York City is host to some of the best hotels in the world. If within budget, you won’t regret a couple of nights at IgoUgo member favorites like the Affinia Dumont or Westin Times Square Hotel. But perhaps one of NYC’s greatest gifts is its variety and class of cuisines. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian or Ethiopian, or perhaps a post-bar-crawl falafel from Mamoun’s, chances are you’ll find restaurants that will please even the most critical of foodies.

Not convinced? After browsing these gorgeous photos from our loyal members, we bet you’ll be booking a flight to New York City in no time.    Close

Stories and Tips New York

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New York: Part III: Immigrants & Food

Written by aboutthatplace on 08 Nov, 2010

An article about New York city would be incomplete without discussing immigration. In New Amsterdam in the 1640s, seventeen languages were spoken. By 1855 New York had become the most Irish city in America. By the late 1800s Italian and Jewish immigrant…Read More


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New York: Part II: The Arts

Written by aboutthatplace on 08 Nov, 2010

The first British governor was appointed by Queen Anne. Her cousin, Lord Cornbury, was (probably) New York city’s first drag queen. That same year (1702) one in nine of the city’s residents perished during an outbreak of yellow fever. Less than 30…Read More


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New York: Part I: New Amsterdam

Written by aboutthatplace on 08 Nov, 2010

Standing in Union Square, its hard to imagine the history of this vast city. Dominating the square is Zeckendorf Towers, four towers shooting up into the sky 26-stories, and topped by green glass pyramids which light up at night. To the north is…Read More


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A Visit to Coney Island

Written by airynfaerie on 20 May, 2010

One thing in the New York area which I've always wanted to do but had never taken the opportunity before was to visit the nearby Coney Island. The reason, partially was because we'd always visited in the colder seasons, and also because our time there…Read More


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Further Exploring Central Park

Written by airynfaerie on 18 May, 2010

Central Park is one of those places which is itself so many things to its guests: a running path, an animal menagerie, a sports field, a carriage track, a party space, a picnic hill, and more...but overall, a refuge in the middle of one of…Read More


Carnival Dream

Written by Cantin2 on 27 Jan, 2010

CARNIVAL DREAM We had the opportunity to tour Carnival’s newest ship – the DREAM – when she was visiting New York prior to her winter cruising in the Caribbean. It is a "DREAM"……. Carnival is attempting to…Read More


Dial 7 Car Service

Written by wanderer 2005 on 07 May, 2009

I had read really good things about Dial 7, so I decided to give them a try. I was happily surprised and will definitely use them again! I reserved a sedan to pick us up from La Guardia airport to take us to our…Read More


Finding Discounts to Broadway Shows

Written by Cantin2 on 21 Apr, 2009

New York City Broadway Shows - exciting - and always a hightlight of our short stays......I'll share a few insider tips.1. Once we arrive in NYC our first stop is always the Visitors Information Center just across from TKTS near 48th and Broadway. I love…Read More


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I Love New York!

Written by gwynethmarta on 08 Nov, 2008

And so I bought my ticket and landed on JFK. I finally wanted to find out whether it’s true what they say about New York. I especially remembered one quote from a movie, most likely Woody Allen saying: "The true New Yorkers understand that people…Read More


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A New York City Surprise Package

Written by pabrams52 on 13 Dec, 2007

Visiting NYC in 36 Hours" You might be wondering why any visitor to New York City would limit his stay to a short 36 hours when the city is so jam-packed with things to do. The nature of my most recent visit was that of…Read More


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