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Good to know about New York

Good to know about New York

Before departing on your trip, there are a few things that are good to know about New York. What about giving tips? Clothing, the people, holidays? How do you find your way around New York? In this section you will find the answer to all these questions.

Wi-Fi in New York

Free WiFi in New York

Using wireless internet (WiFi) in New York is very handy to quickly check emails, visit NewYorkCity.ca or to share something on Facebook! Luckily there are a lot of places in…

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Mobile internet and Calling on Mobile Phone in New York

Mobile Internet and Calling on Mobile Phone in New York

Mobile internet and calling on mobile phone in New York (using your iPhone or iPad for instance) can be very expensive. Mobile providers in the Canada charge high costs for…

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Erics New York

Eric’s New York App

Eric’s New York App is THE offline app for New York. In this app for your smartphone or tablet you will find maps, information about attractions, tips, tricks and tickets…

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Public Bathrooms in New York

Where to Find Public Bathrooms in New York?

There are many (partially) public and free toilets in New York that you can make use of. Everyone has experienced being on holiday and finding that you or your travel…

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Bringing Back Goods from New York

Bringing Back Goods From New York

What do you need to keep in mind bringing back goods from New York? That you don’t bring back too much! You are allowed to bring back goods worth up…

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Luggage Storage in New York

Luggage storage in New York can be found at various locations in Manhattan. Are you passing through and want to do some sightseeing without having to bring your bags? Or…

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Facilities for Disabled People in New York

Facilities for Disabled People in New York

New York is one of the most disabled-friendly cities in the world. It has also made a large effort, in the past few years, to become accessible. New Yorkers are…

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Working and Living in New York

Working and Living in New York

Working and living in New York is not easy. I am often asked how I managed to move to the US. I always give the same answer: it is difficult….

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Winter New York

Weather in New York

The weather in New York, unlike the UK is well defined by the seasons. I often receive the question “what will the weather be like”. The best thing to do,…

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Winter Cental Park

Average Temperatures in New York

What are the average temperatures in New York during a specific month? Below you can see a list of the average temperatures for during the day. The coldest time is…

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New York by night

Time Difference Between Canada – New York

If you’d like to know more about the time differences between New York and Canada, it’s important to know that Canada is divided in six times zones. Below you’ll find…

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Smoking in New York

Smoking in New York

Smoking in New York isn’t very common, not in public areas at least. You won’t be surprised to hear you can’t smoke in bars and clubs, but you’re also not allowed…

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Tipping in New York

Tipping is part of daily routines in New York. New Yorkers are always tipping it seems. You tip in a restaurant, in a bar or club, in a cab, in…

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Dollar Bills

Money in New York

What to do with money in New York? You can bring money to New York but it is just as easy to take out cash in New York. US$1 is…

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Opening Hours

Opening Hours in New York

In New York shops have varying opening hours. Almost all the delis (the shops on the street corner that sell food, drinks and household items ) are open 24/7. Banks…

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NYPD

Safety in New York

New York is considered the safest large city in the US. On the ranking of cities with the highest crime rates, the city does not even make the first 200…

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Finding your way Around New York

Finding your way around New York can be difficult, at first. But once you understand the ‘grid system’ it’s a lot easier. Manhattan is in fact famous for its grid…

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Minimum Age in New York

Minimum Age in New York

Everywhere in New York has strict identity  and age checks. Also for tourists above 50, it is advisable to always bring identification when venturing outside the hotel. Porters can deny…

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What to wear in New York

What to wear in New York

With a few exceptions, little value is attached to super chic clothes and accessories when sightseeing in New York. If you are not dining at a top restaurant, it is…

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Being Single

Being Single in New York

In the “Single’s Capital” of the world, lone travelers are hardly noticed. Indeed, it is perfectly normal to do things on your own. Many people go shopping on their own,…

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New Yorkers in Central Park

New Yorkers

Please note that New Yorkers can behave differently towards you as a tourist. They jump the queue at traffic lights, grab your taxis, and when queuing at the checkout make…

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Photographing in New York

Taking Photos in New York

Taking Photos in New York is easy as the city is just one photo opportunity after another. Who would not want their trip to the wonderful city of New York…

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Firemen New York

Emergency Numbers in New York

The emergency telephone number in the US is 911. The criminal hot-line is 212-577-7777. By sickness or alarm dial 1-800-395-3400. There is a 24/7 New York Urgent Medical Service. The…

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Healthcare New York

Health Insurance in New York

Since the price of American health care is very high, it is recommend to purchase additional health insurance before traveling. Hospital (dental) medical costs must be paid immediately after treatment….

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National Debt

Credit Cards in New York

For most credit cards you do not pay a fee every time you use the credit card. So you can order a cup of coffee without a problem. We do…

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Phonebooth

Pay Phones in New York

Calls from a pay phone cost 50 cents. You can also use a prepaid phone card. These cards have a credit from  $5 up until $100. You buy these cards…

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Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island ferry is a free ferry that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week between Manhattan and Staten Island. From the boat you will have a…

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Information Sign

Tourist Information in New York

This is the central information point for all visitors to New York. In the office of NYCVB you get answers to all your questions about New York and you can…

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New York Business Dinners

Business Dinners in New York

Often in New York, breakfast is combined with business. This power breakfast is served at ungodly times. Business is also done during Happy Hour (between 5 PM and 8 PM)….

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