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Welcome to New York City, the capital of the world and ultimate destination for anything and everything you want. While you’re not at one of the City’s six beaches or 54 outdoor pools keeping New Yorkers safe, be sure to take advantage of summer in the City! Experience all the fabulous, one-of-a-kind attractions the Big Apple offers ? take in a Yankees game, catch a Broadway show, or simply devour a huge slice of NYC pizza. With five boroughs full of parks, neighborhoods, restaurants, retail stores, bars, clubs, and much more, your summer is sure to be full of new and exciting experiences to fill every non-working hour. Everything you need to have a good time, stay safe, and avoid getting lost in NYC is right here at your fingertips. Dive in and enjoy!

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How Not to Get Lost When Commuting Around the City

The Subway

  • The most cost-efficient way to travel: $2.50 fare (MetroCard) includes all transfers. Buy from a machine or booth clerk.
  • Look for maps in every subway car. Make sure you know if the train you’re riding is Express or Local, Uptown or Downtown.
  • Don’t ever jump the turnstiles. You will get busted.

The Bus

  • Same fare as subway, make sure you have a MetroCard or exact change (buses do not accept dollar bills).
  • Look for bus route maps at any stop.
  • All buses have numbers that are preceded by a letter that stands for their major route. (B- Brooklyn, Bx- Bronx, Q- Queens, M- Manhattan, S- Staten Island).

Full subway and bus information on the MTA website

Traveling In and Out of NYC

Metro-North and Long Island Railroads

  • Quicker than the subway but doesn’t run as frequently, and more expensive.
  • Buy your tickets before you get on train at ticket booth or machine to avoid any fees.
  • Trains run out of Grand Central Station north to Connecticut and upstate New York.
  • Prices vary depending on how far you are traveling.

Schedules, maps and more information on the MetroNorth and LIRR websites

Penn Station

W. 33rd St. between 7th and 8th Ave.

  • Subway: A, C, E to 34th St. Penn Station, 8th Ave.
  • 1, 2, 3 to 34th St. Penn Station, 7th Ave.
  • N, R, Q, W, B, D, F, V to 34th St. Herald Square, 6th Ave.
  • Connections available to New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, Long Island Railroad, and PATH.

Grand Central Station

Park Avenue at E. 42nd St.

  • Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central Station.
  • S shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central Station.
  • Connections to MetroNorth Railroad.

More information on the Grand Central Station website

Port Authority Bus Terminal

W. 40th St. to 42nd St., between 8th and 9th Ave.

  • Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St., 8th Ave.
  • 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W, S to 42nd St., 7th Ave. (Times Square)
  • B, D, F, V to 42nd St., 6th Ave.

More information on the Port Authority Bus Terminal website

South Ferry Terminal

South Street near Battery Park

  • Subway: N, R to Whitehall St./South Ferry
  • 5 to Bowling Green-Broadway/ Whitehall St.
  • J, Z to Broad St. Station

More information on the South Ferry website

John F. Kennedy Airport

Jamaica, Queens

  • Subway: A to Howard Beach/ JFK Airport.
  • E, J, Z to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave.
  • LIRR to Jamaica station.

More information on the JFK Airport website

LaGuardia Airport

Flushing, Queens

  • Bus: M60 Bus to LaGuardia Airport.
  • New York Aiport Service Shuttle – Catch bus outside of Grand Central, Penn Station, or Port Authority.  Buses run every twenty minutes. $15 from Manhattan to JFK.  $12 from Manhattan to LaGuardia.

More information on the LaGuardia Aiport website

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