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New York - the city that never sleeps

Thinking about visiting New York City?  Check out the following websites.  They are full of helpful information when planning a trip to New York.

MetroCard

Visit www.mta.info and click on the MetroCard icon to get MetroCard information, including promotions, and tips for travel and sightseeing or call 800-638-7622.

Time Out New York

This awesome entertainment magazine has not one, but two websites that you’ll want to visit when planning a trip to New York.  Visit http://www.timeout.com/newyork/ and www.timeoutnewyork.tv.

Seats for a Song

New York Theater tickets do not have to leave you penniless.  Rush tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows can sell for as little as $20 a piece.  Go to the box office of the theater the day of the performance (most open at noon) and wait in line.  Some sell rush tickets early, others an hour before the show.  Discount tickets (for the same day) are available through the Theater Development Fund/TKTS, with three discount booths in New York.  Visit the website www.tdf.org and click on Ticket Services->TKTS Discount Booths for details.  Show availability varies each day. 

 

You can find many discount codes which can be used when purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster at www.broadwaybox.com.  If you do not see a code for the show that you want see, check back often, codes are constantly being posted up to about two hours before the actual show.

Visit http://www.hiptix.com for information on half-price tickets to Roundabout Theatre Company productions.  These tickets are available to theatergoers between the ages of 18 and 35.

The Late Show with David Letterman

Free tickets are available online in advance.  Visit www.lateshowaudience.com.  Don’t wait until the last minute though because these are popular tickets.

The Today Show

NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, W. 49th St. (between 5th Ave and Avenue of the Americas). 212-398-8549. Weekday mornings, Monday through Friday from 7am to 10 am.  Crowds form early so if you want a chance of being on TV get there early and make a sign.  Free.

CityPass New York

CityPass offers 6 major attractions for the low price of $79.  If purchased separately these tickets would cost over $140.  The 6 attractions included are the Empire State Building Observatory, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a choice of Circle Line sightseeing cruises.  For more information call 888-330-5008 or visit www.citypass.com.

NYC & Company Visitor Info

Visit the city's official tourism web site, brought to you by NYC & Company—the city's official tourism marketing organization. NYC & Company provides information and assistance with all services and facilities relating to tourism.  Check the upper right corner of the home page to change from English to Français. Visit http://www.nycgo.com/.

Big Apple Greeter

Is a non-profit organization that matches visitors with friendly and enthusiastic New Yorkers who are happy to share the city they love. A wonderful experience for families, friends and individuals traveling solo, Greeters help travelers feel welcome and get more from their stay in the Big Apple. Big Apple Greeter’s services are offered FREE OF CHARGE, and there is a NO TIPPING POLICY. The New Yorkers who serve as Greeters are all volunteers, come from varied backgrounds and can welcome visitors in 22 languages. http://www.bigapplegreeter.org/

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