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The Incredible Value of the New York Pass

The Incredible Value of the New York Pass

If you’re planning to visit New York City it really pays to make the investment in The New York Pass. This pass will allow you free entrance into some of the biggest attractions that New York has to offer in addition to discounts to many more attraction and a 140 page guide book that gives you information about many of the places you won’t want to miss while you’re visiting this great city. Some of the places that you are allowed free admission by way of your New York Pass include the following: The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Isle with a free round-trip ferry ticket and gives you skip ahead privileges for the ticket line, free admission to the Guggenheim Museum (though you may need to pay additional fees for special exhibitions), the New York Skyride, and the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum....

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Dining Cheap in New York City

Dining Cheap in New York City

Dining on the cheap in New York City isn’t nearly as hard as you may thing it is. New York is a city of many nations in that there are probably more nations represented in the dining options of New York than any other city in the world. You can find wonderful food options that represent these many nations and won’t break your wallet. What a wonderful way to literally enjoy the flavors of the world while on vacation! Rainbow Falafel is the first place I recommend. This may very well be the best falafel shop (if you can call it that) in New York City. If you’ve never tried falafel you are definitely in for a tasty treat. Falafel is essentially a ball of veggies and spices (chick peas, onions, garlic, and other goodies) that has been fried and placed into a pita along with tomato, hummus, lettuce,...

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New York City Attraction: The Brooklyn Bridge

New York City Attraction: The Brooklyn Bridge

One of the highlights of any New York City walking tour is the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge that connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bridge’s Gothic stone towers inspire awe and passion in many visitors. The bridge, which spans the East River, was a modern marvel when it opened on May 24,1883. Looking at the beautiful structure today, it’s hard to imagine that its beginnings were less than stellar. Way back in 1867, a noted bride builder by the name of John A. Roebling began the project which would become the Brooklyn Bridge. Due to political tussling and financing issues, construction on the bridge didn’t begin until 1870. Unfortunately, J.A. Roebling would not live to see his vision take shape. He died from an injury he’d gotten while visiting the site. Instead, his son, Washington Roebling, an accomplished bridge engineer in his own right, would take the lead...

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Family Friendly Fun in New York City

Family Friendly Fun in New York City

Many people forget that New York is a town full of families and plan their vacations without providing much thought to the entertainment possibilities that abound for children in New York City. It only makes sense that with so many families living in this city that there would be very many family oriented things to do and sights to see. For instance, there are 5 zoos in New York City; some of them better known than others. The five zoos are Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Bronx Zoo, and Staten Island Zoo. Each zoo has something slightly different to offer than the others and if you have a true animal lover in your family there really is no harm in stopping by all of them. Also if you purchase the New York Pass you will find that most of the zoos mentioned above offer free admission...

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