Written on: 04/08/2004 by leahmcfadden (1 review written)
Empire State. Ferry trip around Hudson River visiting all the main attractions by boat 1 hr. Great Dive bar Timeout Amsterdam Avenue roughly 78th St. Best location Upper West Side. Guggenheim Museum and sex Museum
Off streets of Times Sq at night, very dangerous.
Tourist areas, bars are quite pricey about $11 dollars a drink before tipping
An excellent place for accommodation is Upper West Side. It's less touristy and is still close enough to tourist attractions etc. Great places to eat would be on Amsterdam Avenue also located in Upper West Side. To get around the easiest way is by cab and from uptown to midtown it costs roughly £10 dollars. Be sure to leave between 15% and 20% as it is customery to do so. From up town to down town it may cost around $25. Macy's is a bit of a disappointment but be sure to check out bloomingdale's which is located nearer funkier shops and sells a better quality of clothes etc. China Town does a lot of fake designer gear but beyond that is really great and you get a real sense of community around these parts. It's said that New Yorker's can be quite rude and stand-offish I did not find this at all but it does depend on the people you meet as does any country. As you may know people often say the same thing of Londoners so...
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