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There are 15 international airports serving New York, but JFK and LaGuardia are the biggest.
JFK to Downtown New York
Airtraingets you downtown from two off-airport locations: Jamaica Station and Howard Beach Station, both about 15 minutes out.
From Jamaica Station, get to:
From Howard Beach Station, get to:
LaGuardia to Downtown New York
The M60 city bus goes from all LaGuardia terminals via Astoria Boulevard in Queens to West 106 Street and Broadway in Manhattan. From LaGuardia to western Queens or Midtown Manhattan, take the Q70 Limited or Q47 buses From LaGuardia to central Queens, use the Q72 (Corona and Rego Park) and Q48 (Flushing) bus routes.
Even if you’re not planning on train hopping, a visit to Grand Central Station, on the East Side is a must. Penn Station, on the West Side, is the other main station in New York.
Grand Central Terminal
42nd Street and Park Avenue
Subway lines: 4, 5, 6, 7 and S (shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central).
Buses: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104 and Q32.
This is the main terminal for train service provided by Metro-North Railroad.
31st to 33rd Streets between Seventh and Eighth Avenues
Phone: 212 630 7373
Subway lines: A, C, E, 1, 2 and 3.
Buses: M4, M5, M6, M7, M34 and Q42.
This is the central station for train service provided by Amtrak, Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit, PATH.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main hub for interstate buses into New York City.
625 8th Avenue
New York City Subway: 1 2 3 7 <7> A C E N Q R S trains at Times Sq. – 42nd St./PABT
New York City Bus: M10, M20, M34A SBS, M42, and M104
Get your hands on a MetroCard as soon as you land – there are vending machines at the airport. Bus fare is $2.75 for two hours’ riding the bus. Pay as you board by putting your MetroCard, black stripe on the right and facing you, in the farebox.
Pick up a free map at any station or download an app. It’s a 24-hour system, but not all stations are open 24/7. Swipe your MetroCard through the slot at the top of the turnstile and walk through the gate wine the screen says ‘go’.
Currency: US dollar
Dialing code: +1 for United States. For New York: 212, 646, 917
Emergency numbers: Call 911 for ambulance, police and fire services.
Opening hours: Shops generally open Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 18:00, department stores stay open 10:00 to 21:00 or 22:00 every day. Banks open 09:00 to 15:00 or 16:00 Monday to Friday and some open on Saturdays. Restaurants tend to run split shifts from 11:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 23:30. The General Post Office on 8th Ave and 33rd St is open 24 hours, other branches go from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Saturday.
Medical care in the US isn’t cheap, so make sure you have medical insurance in your travel insurance.
If you haven’t, you’re better off visiting a clinic than going to a hospital ER department. You can call a doctor for advice on http://www.travelmd.com/ or talk to http://www.med.nyu.edu/nycfreeclinic/ for help. Always ask how much it will cost up front – everyone does! Most urgent care clinics in New York will make house calls if you need them to.
Doctors / Walk in Clinics
55 E. 34th Street (Tel: 212-252-6001)
Duane Reade Walk In
1627 Broadway (50th St) or 125 E. 86th St (Lex Ave.)
(Tel: Toll Free: (888) 535-6963)
US Post Office
421 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Seventh Avenue (bet. 44th & 45th Sts.)
Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, S to 42nd St.-Times Square
Hours: 9am–6pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.