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Going to NYC. Need some advice.

I'm going to NYC in August for the first time; plenty of websites and reading already done, but would love to hear some pieces of advice from New Yorkers, or people having been there several times before. Words on clubs, restaurants, nice places to see, metro (didn't get the local/express thing), JFK airport, and everything that comes to your mind would be appreciated.
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Local stops at every stop, Express trains stop only at a few stops on the same line.

JFK is my favorite airport. Then Newark, then Laguardia.

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I've never been to NYC but a friend told me that Harlem is interesting, but that I should visit it in a guided tour.

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Stay in Manhattan.
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You should visit the Lincoln Center.

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Visit the Cloisters (museum), if the weather is good so you can walk in the park after the museum. Do not take a bus from lower Manhattan, though, unless you need to rest for 90 minutes.

The Upper East Side is the most boring part of town. However, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is inexpensive, huge, and a lot of fun. Then you can sit in the park to rest afterward.

Whenever a visitor would come to town, I would always take them on the Circle Line Cruise, which goes 3/4 way around Manhattan and back, giving good views for photos and relaxation. They always enjoyed it.

If you don't plan to visit the Statue of Liberty, you can take the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island and back for a minimal amount of money (very minimal) and get good shots of the statue and of Manhattan from the water. If it is really humid, the ferry ride offers cheap cooling.
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You should go visit the Bronx zoo, it's the second biggest zoo in the world and an amazing experience. It's 45 minutes by metro if I remember well and 10 minutes walking. I know it's in the Bronx area but I felt relatively safe despite my initial inhibitions


I would also avoid the Empire State Building if you don't wanna wait for a lifetime, Top of the Rock is much better, better view and no waiting!

Stopping at Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty is can be a pain in the ass, queues are neverending to buy a ticket and then you have to queue up to take the ferry. I recommend taking the Staten island Ferry, it doesn't stop at the island but it passes by and you can take beautiful photos of the statue.

I've seen many Broadway musicals but I found "Wicked" and 'Jersey boys" the most exciting and certainly worth their money.

I found the Metropolitan museum a bit boring but MoMA is excellent, if you are into Modern and proggressive art the Guggenheim is a good choice too.

If you are staying for many days you can visit other cities like Washington and Philadelphia or even spend two days to visit the Niagara Falls. Have a nice time!

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Whenever a visitor would come to town, I would always take them on the Circle Line Cruise, which goes 3/4 way around Manhattan and back, giving good views for photos and relaxation. They always enjoyed it.

If you don't plan to visit the Statue of Liberty, you can take the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island and back for a minimal amount of money (very minimal) and get good shots of the statue and of Manhattan from the water. If it is really humid, the ferry ride offers cheap cooling.
The Circle Line goes around the entire island of Manhattan in 3 hrs.

The Staten Island Ferry is free.

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The Circle Line goes around the entire island of Manhattan in 3 hrs. [Not quite. It turns around. ]

The Staten Island Ferry is free.
It used to be twenty-five cents.
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Not quite. It turns around.
It turns around IF you take the ferry that turns around. The original and more popular ferry is the one that circumnavigates the entire island of Manhattan.

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