Metropolitan area: 8,643,437
City Center population: 7,420,166
33 million annually
New York City ( Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Richmond)
301 square miles
Area of Manhattan: 22.7 square miles
English, but in many areas of the City languages other
than English predominate
Eastern Time (GMT -4 hours) Daylight saving time is observed
Manhattan: 212 Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, & Staten Island:
Tips and Taxes:
Tips 15%, sales tax 7%
Jan 1 New Year's Day
3rd Monday in January Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 22 Presidents' Day
March or April Good Friday
March or April Easter
May 30 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
1st Monday in September. Labor Day
Oct 12 Columbus Day
Nov 11 Veterans Day
November 25 Thanksgiving Day
Dec 25 Christmas Day
How to get around:
The best advice is don't drive in New York City. Traffic
is often gridlocked.
New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission 212/676-1000More
Flat fare from JFK International to any point in Manhattan
is approximately $30 plus tolls & tip
Staten Island Ferry. (Free) Travels Manhattan and Staten
Island. Each way takes 25 minutes.
Three Airports service New York City:
John F. Kennedy Int'l (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Newark Int'l.
The easiest way to get around Manhattan is by subway.
Subways and City buses run 24 hours a day. Trains 1,2,3,9,
A and C go up and down Manhattan's west side. The 1, 9
and C are locals and stop at all stations. The 2,3 and
A trains are express and stop only at major stations.
Trains 4,5, and 6 head up and down the east side. The
6 is local; the 4 and 5 are express.
Trains F,N and R travel between the east and west sides
of Midtown and Downtown. The E train follows almost the
same route, but terminates at the World Trade Center.
Subway is accessed with a Metro card. Purchase these at
subway stations and at many hotels and shops. The fare
includes free transfers to city buses within 2 hours.
Weekly passes are more economical.
The one day Fun Pass is sold at hotels and shops and in
machines at certain subway stations.
Buses are slower than subways, but are helpful for traveling
cross town. Cross town buses operate between the East
and West sides on Houston, 14th, 23rd, 42nd, 57th, 66th,
72nd, 86th and 96th streets.
Buses head north up 1st, 3rd, Madison, 6th and 8th Avenues.
Buses head south down Broadway and 2nd, Lexington, 5th,
7th, and 9th Avenues.
Pennsylvania Station is located between 31st and 33rd
Streets on 7th Avenue. (212) 630-6400. Amtrak, Long Island
Railroad, and New Jersey Transit trains stop at Penn Station.
Connect there with the subway or taxis.
Grand Central Terminal (212) 532-4900 on the East side.
Commuter trains from Connecticut and suburban New York
City arrive and depart there.
Port Authority Bus Terminal is located on 8th Avenue between
40th and 42nd Streets. Local buses from New Jersey and
intercity buses from the United States and Canada serve
the terminal which is also on several bus lines. (212)