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New York Travel Information

New York remains strong and one of the world's truly great cities.

Visit New York and take in one of the great Broadway shows, dine in the world class restaurants, shop in the city's many fantastic stores, stroll through Central Park and take in a Gospel tour of Harlem. New York is as bold, bustling, exciting and frenetic as it ever was.

One of the world's greatest cities and a magnificent short break destination. Ascend the Empire State Building and look across Manhattan to the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty
New York
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Take a tour through Central Park, Greenwich Village , the financial world of Wall Street and don't miss Fifth and Madison Avenues, with some of the world's finest stores.

Discover the heritage at South Street seaport, then take a memorable helicopter ride for fantastic views of New York

For dinner choose from hundreds of restaurants and afterwards what about a Broadway Show or a night amongst the bright lights of Times Square?

Probably the most dynamic city you will ever visit, the Big Apple has an energy of its own!
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New York Travel Information

Getting There
Scheduled flights and City Breaks to New York can be booked at Hessle Travel with direct flights from the UK.  The flight time to New York is approx 7 hours.

Getting Around
Most of Manhattan's attractions can be visited by using a combination of the city's subway, extensive bus service, one of the thousands of yellow taxis and your feet!
A Metro cord offers unlimited subway and local bus lines and offers great value.

Shopping
Shopping is a major pastime in New York and is now even better value as a result of sales tax being eliminated on cheaper items of clothing. The main areas are Fifth Avenue and 34th Street for the world's most sophisticated stores and New York's famous department stores - Bloomingdales, Saks and Macy's.
Outside of town, Woodbury Common offers a wide range of discount stores.

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Main Attractions in New York

Statue of Liberty

This gift from France has guarded the entrance to New York's harbour since 1886 and is a 'must see' for any visitor. Ferries run from Battery Park.

Ellis Island
Over 17 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954 and the Ellis island immigration Museum tells their dramatic story superbly.

South Street Seaport
A renovated port that offers shops, restaurants and museums. Also home to fulton Market with its food stalls, cafes and seafood restaurants.

Empire State Building
New York's most famous skyscraper offers outstanding views of the city. The 102nd floor is open day and night, as is the simulated skyride on the 2nd floor.

Empire State Building
Empire State Building

Broadway
The largest theatre district in the world, home to hundreds of shows. The best place to obtain reasonably priced tickets is at the TKTS stand in Times Square, which offers a wide variety of unsold Broadway and off-Broadway tickets at half price for that day's shows.

New York Stock Exchange
Located on Wall Street, free tours of the Exchange are available Monday to Friday.

Central Park
Three blocks wide and more than 50 blocks long, Central Park is known by many New Yorkers as the 'lungs of the city'. A great place to escape from the bustle and excitement and to people watch. Horse-drawn cabs, rollerblades and bicycles are available for hire.

Central Park
View of Central Park

United Nations
New York is the headquarters city for the U.N. - tours are available.

Museums
New York offers over 150 museums with its most visited being the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History and Museum of Modern Art.

Rockefeller Centre
A 19-building complex between fifth and seventh avenues and 47th and 52nd street which boasts some of the cities finest architecture. It also houses Radio City Music Hall - America's largest indoor theatre.

New York Public Library
A masterpiece of Beaux Arts Design, it also houses such treasures as Charles Dicken's desk and Thomas Jefferson's own handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Neighbourhoods
Manhattan is composed of numerous neighbourhoods each with a distinct flavour, some of the most interesting to explore include: Upper East Side, SoHo and Tribeca, Greenwich Village and Little Italy.

New York - Highlights

> Big, brash and buzzing with energy, this must be the world's most dynamic city

> Take in a Broadway show or shop at Bloomingdales

> Visit the Statue of Liberty and the moving Ellis Island Museum

> Ride the Staten Island Ferry of stop off at Brooklyn Bridge for great views

> Try the delis for unrivalled choice, excellent quality and unbeatable prices

Cheese Burger
Don't forget to have a New York Burger!

> Add the new neighbourhood's WeChe, Harlem and TriBeCa to the old favourites of ChinaTown, Greenwich and Little Italy

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