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Subway station in NYC?

Hi, i’m going to NYC soon, it’s my first time there and will be using the subway system ALOT! If anyone could help me with the nearest to the following places (sorry that there’s a lot lol):

Milford Plaza Hotel Broadway
Rockafellar Center
Times Square
Empire State Building
Topshop
Metropolitan museum of art
Wall Street
New York public library
Museum of natural history
Pier 83
Guggenheim Museum
Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 and East river
Louis Vuitton
The Apple store
Bloomingdales
The Gershwin Theater
F.A.O. Shwartz
Macy’s
Brooklyn Bridge
Trump Tower
St Patrick’s Cathedral
9/11 memorial
Greenwich Village
Little Italy
China Town
All Saints
Victoria’s Secret
Radio City

If anyone could tell me that would be excellent, also if there are more than one than any of the listed places above the nearest one to Times Square would be the best! Thanks.

The subway station for all of the following would be 42nd Street/Times Square:

Milford Plaza Hotel
Times Square

You could also use it to go to the Gershwin Theater, but both the 50th Street stop on the #1 and the 50th Street stop on the C and E line are closer. (Those are two different stations, despite having the same name.)

As you can see, there’s more than one stop for may of the places on your list. Which one you take will depend where you are coming from.

When you get here, get a subway map. They’re free at the subway booths. Also, the MTA has a good website with a location finder gizmo on it. Also, there’s a great app called Hopstop – you can use it online (Hopstop.com) or on a smartphone.

Asking the question like this isnt very helpful.

NYC Subway directions?????

does anyone know how to get from the port authority to the guggenheim museum via subway? or bus?

Solomon R. Guhhehueim Museum is located at 5th Av & 89th St.

Fast approach will be:
Option 1:
Enter subway station at PABT, then walk along passegeway to Times Sq Station.
Take (S) to Grand Central or (7) two stops to Grand Central.
Take uptown (4)(5) express or (6) local to 86th St.

Option 2:
Fro Times Sq, take Queens-bound (N)(R)(W) to Lexington Av-59th St for uptown (4)(5) express on lower level or (6) local on upper level.

Option 3:
From 42nd St-PABT, take Queens-bound (E) to Lexington Av-53rd St. Walk through passegeway to uptown 51st St platform and take (6).

At 86th St, use exit by NE stairs, and make U-turn at Barbershop, you’ll be facing 86th St, and turn right and you`ll be walking west along 86th St until you see Central Park at 5th Av, then make right.

Fast and slow approach.
From 42nd St-PABT, take uptown (C) to 86th St.
Exit at SW exit stairs and turn right immedialey and eastbound M86 stop is right there at 86th St & Central Park West.
Take M86 bus to 84th St & 5th Av. Exit through the rear door, and walk north (away from Metropolitan Museum of Art) to 89th St.

NYC Subway directions?????

does anyone know how to get from the port authority to the guggenheim museum via subway? or bus?

Solomon R. Guhhehueim Museum is located at 5th Av & 89th St.

Fast approach will be:
Option 1:
Enter subway station at PABT, then walk along passegeway to Times Sq Station.
Take (S) to Grand Central or (7) two stops to Grand Central.
Take uptown (4)(5) express or (6) local to 86th St.

Option 2:
Fro Times Sq, take Queens-bound (N)(R)(W) to Lexington Av-59th St for uptown (4)(5) express on lower level or (6) local on upper level.

Option 3:
From 42nd St-PABT, take Queens-bound (E) to Lexington Av-53rd St. Walk through passegeway to uptown 51st St platform and take (6).

At 86th St, use exit by NE stairs, and make U-turn at Barbershop, you’ll be facing 86th St, and turn right and you`ll be walking west along 86th St until you see Central Park at 5th Av, then make right.

Fast and slow approach.
From 42nd St-PABT, take uptown (C) to 86th St.
Exit at SW exit stairs and turn right immedialey and eastbound M86 stop is right there at 86th St & Central Park West.
Take M86 bus to 84th St & 5th Av. Exit through the rear door, and walk north (away from Metropolitan Museum of Art) to 89th St.

I really want to go to NYC?

Strange question, you might be thinking. Alright, so I’m a 13-year-old Australian girl living in Sydney. My family is relatively well-to-do, so money is out of the equation. However, ever since I was about 2 or 3, I’ve had a fascination with the USA. The culture, the vibrance, the diversity. Heck, I even went to an American school (in Hong Kong)! I’ve already got my college planned out… in NYC. I’ve asked my parents if we can go since I was probably about 4. They’ve always put it off, slamming a trip to New Zealand in it’s place. More recently, my dad enrolled in a university program lasting 3 1/2 years full-time. Yep, our family slowly crumbled as our house filled with paperwork and whatnot, and everybody was really stressed and tense all the time. Also, we couldn’t go on holiday at all. So now he’s graduated and all that, and he started a new job. He doesn’t have any leave (for the next 2-3 years). (&$%#!). And by the time he does have leave… I don’t know.

I didn’t mean to sound bratty at all, it’s just that this was a promise made. (Quote Dad: "By the time you’re 7 years old, you can go to New York City. I’ll take you to see the Big Apple, and all the cool museums." I wrote this quote in a notebook when I was 5. The plan was, on my 7th birthday, I’d rip it out.).

So now, he was going through some old boxes and came across all this stuff. He came into my room and left a massive pile of crap on my floor:

- A map of Manhattan Island
- A postcard of the Guggenheim Museum
- Stanford writing pad
- Map of the USA
… All from his days when he LIVED in NYC.

And there’s absolutely no chance of going in the next 2 years.

Please help, I know it’s not a real question and sorry about the length but can you recommend anything? Going by myself isn’t an option… Well it is, but there’s no way I can afford it…

Thank you icon smile I really want to go to NYC?

NYC is the best city in the world, that’s for sure. I love everything about it. But it’s not all perfect either. I think you should be patient though, which is what I’m doing as well. I live in Los Angeles, CA but I’m moving to NYC in the future. I’m not exactly a ”beach person” and I love the snow and cold weather and the honest people in NY. To see snow here you have to go to the mountains and it’s not the same as you walking in the streets with snow falling on you. How wonderful is the feeling of NYC, been there twice and loved it. I understand you though. You need to find some sort of hobbies and keep your mind busy at all times and always find stuff to do, to distract you from NYC, that way years go by faster until you are 18 and you can get a visa and go to college over there. Always be careful, it’s a big city. But it’s worth it to live there, that’s why it’s expensive don’t you think?

Good luck!

I really want to go to NYC?

Strange question, you might be thinking. Alright, so I’m a 13-year-old Australian girl living in Sydney. My family is relatively well-to-do, so money is out of the equation. However, ever since I was about 2 or 3, I’ve had a fascination with the USA. The culture, the vibrance, the diversity. Heck, I even went to an American school (in Hong Kong)! I’ve already got my college planned out… in NYC. I’ve asked my parents if we can go since I was probably about 4. They’ve always put it off, slamming a trip to New Zealand in it’s place. More recently, my dad enrolled in a university program lasting 3 1/2 years full-time. Yep, our family slowly crumbled as our house filled with paperwork and whatnot, and everybody was really stressed and tense all the time. Also, we couldn’t go on holiday at all. So now he’s graduated and all that, and he started a new job. He doesn’t have any leave (for the next 2-3 years). (&$%#!). And by the time he does have leave… I don’t know.

I didn’t mean to sound bratty at all, it’s just that this was a promise made. (Quote Dad: "By the time you’re 7 years old, you can go to New York City. I’ll take you to see the Big Apple, and all the cool museums." I wrote this quote in a notebook when I was 5. The plan was, on my 7th birthday, I’d rip it out.).

So now, he was going through some old boxes and came across all this stuff. He came into my room and left a massive pile of crap on my floor:

- A map of Manhattan Island
- A postcard of the Guggenheim Museum
- Stanford writing pad
- Map of the USA
… All from his days when he LIVED in NYC.

And there’s absolutely no chance of going in the next 2 years.

Please help, I know it’s not a real question and sorry about the length but can you recommend anything? Going by myself isn’t an option… Well it is, but there’s no way I can afford it…

Thank you icon smile I really want to go to NYC?

NYC is the best city in the world, that’s for sure. I love everything about it. But it’s not all perfect either. I think you should be patient though, which is what I’m doing as well. I live in Los Angeles, CA but I’m moving to NYC in the future. I’m not exactly a ”beach person” and I love the snow and cold weather and the honest people in NY. To see snow here you have to go to the mountains and it’s not the same as you walking in the streets with snow falling on you. How wonderful is the feeling of NYC, been there twice and loved it. I understand you though. You need to find some sort of hobbies and keep your mind busy at all times and always find stuff to do, to distract you from NYC, that way years go by faster until you are 18 and you can get a visa and go to college over there. Always be careful, it’s a big city. But it’s worth it to live there, that’s why it’s expensive don’t you think?

Good luck!

Is the NYC City Pass worth my time to buy?

I wanna see the guggenheim ,Metro..,MoMa and the American Whitney Museum and sight seeing BUT will it guarantee me to skip the lines in Empire State building etc

Would like answers from people who purchased the city pass was it worth their time ???

Going to New york on Saturday do i buy it in new york on the day or is it online only??

ALSO is non flash photography allowed in the above mentioned museums???

Thanks again icon smile Is the NYC City Pass worth my time to buy?

The city pass does not let you skip the line.

The NY Pass however, will get you tickets faster (provided there are no other NY Pass Holders waiting for tickets) since you get the tickets inside the Empire State Store.

It would not matter anyway since you have to fall in line to get through the security.

I would recommend going to the NY Skyride, if you are planning to go to it, first, then you can skip security to Empire State Observatory.

No flash photography in those NY Museums.

Is the NYC City Pass worth my time to buy?

I wanna see the guggenheim ,Metro..,MoMa and the American Whitney Museum and sight seeing BUT will it guarantee me to skip the lines in Empire State building etc

Would like answers from people who purchased the city pass was it worth their time ???

Going to New york on Saturday do i buy it in new york on the day or is it online only??

ALSO is non flash photography allowed in the above mentioned museums???

Thanks again icon smile Is the NYC City Pass worth my time to buy?

The city pass does not let you skip the line.

The NY Pass however, will get you tickets faster (provided there are no other NY Pass Holders waiting for tickets) since you get the tickets inside the Empire State Store.

It would not matter anyway since you have to fall in line to get through the security.

I would recommend going to the NY Skyride, if you are planning to go to it, first, then you can skip security to Empire State Observatory.

No flash photography in those NY Museums.

Is the NYC City Pass worth my time to buy?

I wanna see the guggenheim ,Metro..,MoMa and the American Whitney Museum and sight seeing BUT will it guarantee me to skip the lines in Empire State building etc

Would like answers from people who purchased the city pass was it worth their time ???

Going to New york on Saturday do i buy it in new york on the day or is it online only??

ALSO is non flash photography allowed in the above mentioned museums???

Thanks again icon smile Is the NYC City Pass worth my time to buy?

The city pass does not let you skip the line.

The NY Pass however, will get you tickets faster (provided there are no other NY Pass Holders waiting for tickets) since you get the tickets inside the Empire State Store.

It would not matter anyway since you have to fall in line to get through the security.

I would recommend going to the NY Skyride, if you are planning to go to it, first, then you can skip security to Empire State Observatory.

No flash photography in those NY Museums.

Two museums, which ones are the best?

We are not very cultural people, but I would like to see two museums while in NYC. What would you recomend for our family with two little kids?

I’m thinking
American Museum of Natural History (hubby a geography major)
Guggenheim
Museum of Modern Art.

Please be specific to help me decide.

Thanks for your help, New Yorkers. You guys are a big help on here!

my first choice would be the AMNH. you’ve already mentioned geography, and little kids like animals and planets (The Rose Center for Earth and Space, with the new Hayden Planetarium, is part of AMNH).

if you want a second museum to go to, i’d recommend MoMA, except for the fact that the admission is expensive, $20/adult, i think, and the fee is also mandatory, not suggested. kids aren’t much yet attuned to art, much less modern art, but MoMA does have a nice and large space where you can buy very tasty and gourmet meals and sit down and relax for a while.

if the admission fees are too much, then go to the Guggenheim. the building itself is interesting, basically a spiral, and it’s right across the street from Central Park. if you go to the Guggenheim, remember to take the elevator to the top and then walk down the spiral to the bottom.

What area of NYC would be best to stay in to be close to the major art museums?

My friend and I plan on traveling to New York soon, and we are focusing the trip on visiting the three major art museums in the city: The Met, MOMA, and the Guggenheim. We are totally ignorant of the locations of the different sections of New York, so what area should we book a hotel in so that we are in the best location to easily visit all three of those museums? Thanks!

The Hotel Wales is on the upper east side and is located about fur blocks from the Guggenheim. About eight blocks from the Met. MOMA can be reached by a short ride. You Can go to Lexington Ave at 86th street to take the #6 train down to 51st street. It is a shorter walk on both ends if you take the bus. Go to Fifth Ave and get the #1,2 ,3 or 4 to 53rd street. Turn right on 53rd and you will find the museum on that block.

The hotel is not cheap, but I don’t think that you can find anything in that area that really is.

Besides the three museums that you mentioned, there are more museums in the area as well. The Museum of the City of New York is on Fifth Ave and 103rd street. Between there and the Guggenheim are the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, part of the Smithsonian and the Jewish Museum. A bus trip from 86th Street across the park will put you within a few blocks of the NY Historical Society, the Museum of Natural History and the Planetarium. Near MOMA is the Museum of American Folk Art. About a mikle south of the hotel is the Whitney Museum of American Art. Again best reached by a bus ride down Fifth, or just a stroll down the Avenue. The second link below is a list of NYC museums

Help! Rec. about the travel adays in NYC for an special purpose?

I am a Chinese student who enrolls in the summer college of Cornell University Arch. program. I will arrive on Jun. 19 night in Ithaca so that I may spend few days in NYC. Cuz I have to book the air ticket very soon, it is mendatory to make the decision of the days staying.

I only have purpose of travel is to comprehend and make a field trip across the most important architectures in the history of Arch. such as empire building, Guggenheim Museum…

Then, my second purpose is to study most of the most important and creative art museums in NYC such as the museum of mordern art, metropolis… Well actually, I have to look them in very details cuz it is good for my portfolio.

Finally, if there is spare time, I would also go to the NBA market or see the night seanaries on the NY bay.

I think the time rate of ARCH:ART could be 1:2.

Can you give me some suggestion about the days? Could tell more details about the arch and art plan?(just for few words!)

P.S. can the art museum be open during nights?

I thank every patient helper, thank you really really for help me!!!

for night viewing: take a Circle Line Cruise around the island of Manhatttan

Help! Rec. about the travel adays in NYC for an special purpose?

I am a Chinese student who enrolls in the summer college of Cornell University Arch. program. I will arrive on Jun. 19 night in Ithaca so that I may spend few days in NYC. Cuz I have to book the air ticket very soon, it is mendatory to make the decision of the days staying.

I only have purpose of travel is to comprehend and make a field trip across the most important architectures in the history of Arch. such as empire building, Guggenheim Museum…

Then, my second purpose is to study most of the most important and creative art museums in NYC such as the museum of mordern art, metropolis… Well actually, I have to look them in very details cuz it is good for my portfolio.

Finally, if there is spare time, I would also go to the NBA market or see the night seanaries on the NY bay.

I think the time rate of ARCH:ART could be 1:2.

Can you give me some suggestion about the days? Could tell more details about the arch and art plan?(just for few words!)

P.S. can the art museum be open during nights?

I thank every patient helper, thank you really really for help me!!!

for night viewing: take a Circle Line Cruise around the island of Manhatttan

Are cameras allowed in museums in NYC?

Do they allow you to take cameras inside? What are the policies on taking photos?

Specifically the met, Guggenheim, and modern museum of art.

Cameras are allowed, but absolutely NO flash (it damages the artworks, causes the varnish on paintings to darken, and fades wood). Also, you won’t be allowed to use a tripod.

Remember that even if cameras are allowed in the galleries, special exhibits might not permit it. (For instance, right now at the Met, you can’t take photos in the Baptistery Doors exhibit or the Damien Hirst, but you can take photos in the permanent collection.)

How much time should I spend in museums in NYC?

So far, the museums I’m planning on going to are the Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Guggenheim. How long should I spend in each one? Are there others that I would be missing out on if I didn’t see them? Are there any that I should take off of this list because they really aren’t worth it?

Thanks icon smile How much time should I spend in museums in NYC?

I think that depends on what you’re interested in, don’t you?

AMNH and Metropolitan Museum of Art are both all-day affairs. Both have decent cafeterias.

MoMA and Guggenheim are much smaller; half-day at most.

As for the rest… depends on what kind of art or history you are interested in. LES Tenement Museum, NY Historical Society, Museum of the City of New York, the New Museum, Neue Galerie, Museo del Barrio, etc.

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