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The Room Mate Grace Hotel: A friendly and stylish hotel close to Times Square

The Room Mate Grace Hotel: A friendly and stylish hotel close to Times Square
The Room Mate Grace Hotel is a perfect place to stay if you want to be near Times Square. Consider it as an option if you're looking for a hotel in New York City!Summary : The Room Mate Grace Hotel: A friendly and stylish hotel close to Times Square ├ What about the amenities? ├ How are the rooms? ├ How is the service at the hotel? ├ How is the breakfast at Room Mate... 


Discover the One World Observatory

Discover the One World Observatory
About 11 years after the attacks of September 11, history is being re-written in New York with the opening of a new observatory: One World Observatory. On May 29, 2015, the day of the official opening, I went there 2 times in order to provide you enough information and photos showing the inside of the building... and I also met the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio! ☺Summary : Discover... 


Summary of your bookings not to forget before your trip

Summary of your bookings not to forget before your trip
A number of you have been asking me to do a little « recap » on booking you must do before your trip to New York. First of all, I must say that anything besides your flight tickets and hotel room, nothing is mandatory in terms of booking. My little website’s attempt is to give you a maximum of good tips, but there’s no obligation whatsoever to buy anything. My thinking is simply to give you... 


How to transfer from Newark airport to Manhattan?

How to transfer from Newark airport to Manhattan?
If you’re landing at Newark Airport (NJ) and just like an arrival at JFK, you have many transportation options to get to Manhattan including:  cab, taxi shuttle, bus and subway system.Summary : How to transfer from Newark airport to Manhattan? ├ Cab transfer between Newark airport and Manhattan ├ Book a private transportation to Manhattan ├ Taxi shuttle transfer between Newark airport... 


How much money should you budget for a week trip to New York City?

How much money should you budget for a week trip to New York City?
Determining a budget for a trip to New York is quite complicated. You must take into account various expenses, some are more important than others. Anyhow, I'll try to give you some clues. I will define three types of budgets (tight, average and large budgets) for a couple who decides to stay a week in New York (7 nights). For each budget, I will consider the following elements: Flight + accommodation... 


Residence Inn New York Manhattan / Central Park (NYCTT by Gael)

Residence Inn New York Manhattan / Central Park (NYCTT by Gael)
Gaël has tested with his beloved fiancée the Residence Inn New York Manhattan / Central Park located in Midtown. They decided to share their experience with everyone since they enjoyed it so much. Meanwhile, if you want to also share your tips, you can do so by taking this article (see link here) as a template and send it to me by email.Summary : Residence Inn New York Manhattan / Central Park... 


Things you should know before traveling to the United-States and especially New York

Things you should know before traveling to the United-States and especially New York
Before going on a new adventure and take your New York flight, there are a couple of little things you must know that you may not be familiar with. Whether it’s alcohol, tobacco, streets rules, tips or pharmacies… Oh yes, several differences can be acknowledged in the US and it’s a real change with our “old Europe” as they like to call it. I've never been to Australia, so I can't compare,... 


Is it really necessary to taste the Dominique Ansel Bakery cronuts?

Is it really necessary to taste the Dominique Ansel Bakery cronuts?
The famous Dominique Ansel’s Cronuts are now known in the entire world. It is a veritable marketing product! But the question here is, if they are good enough to wait in line for hours before tasting one. I’m going to tell you my experience… And at the end, read the exclusive interview with Dominique Ansel for NYCTT.Summary : Is it really necessary to taste the Dominique Ansel Bakery cronuts? ├... 


Is New York a safe city?

Is New York a safe city?
Some of you fear for your own safety and ask me if New York is a safe city, If you live in London, Los Angeles, Sydney… you are used to living in a big city. Now if you live in a smaller city, I fully understand your concerns. But do not worry, New York is now a very safe city.Summary : Is New York a safe city? ├ Crime/history of New York ├ What are the neighborhoods in New York... 


Visit New York in 1 day: it’s possible!!!

Visit New York in 1 day: it’s possible!!!
When I say “visit New York in 1 day: it’s possible”, of course you won’t be able to see as much as if you were staying for 1 or 2 weeks or even a month. And yes, I agree, I must admit, it’s a bit presumptuous. Nonetheless, I can guaranty you it’s possible to see the majority of the attractions in New York. This is going to be a very busy and exhausting day, but trust me you’ll be amazed!!! So... 


When to visit the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock?

When to visit the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock?
If you’re traveling to New York, I assume you are looking forward to visit the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock. Do you know when it's better to visit both observatories? I’m giving you options visit them in the best possible way: - Discover the best of New York - Discover both sides of New York: day and night - Avoid long lines - Take the time to snap great picturesSummary When... 


The Royalton Park Avenue or former Gansevoort Park Avenue

The Royalton Park Avenue or former Gansevoort Park Avenue
The Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel is where you have to stay if you seek comfort, quality and a trendy place. Please note that the owner changed few years ago, the rooms and style of the Gansevoort changed and the new name of this hotel is Royalton Park Avenue. The rooftop and the pool are still there!Summary : The Gansevoort Park Avenue: a high design hotel, trendy and a little "suggestive" ├... 


Attend a NBA and NHL game, or a concert at Madison Square Garden

Attend a NBA and NHL game, or a concert at Madison Square Garden
If you are a sports fan it would be a great idea to spend some time in Madison Square Garden. It’s known for having the most famous athletes in the world from basketball to hockey. It’s also the place where Mohammad Ali and Mike Tyson had some of their most unforgettable fights. Not only do they have sports and other great events but you can also experience concerts from the best bands, artists... 


Going for a week to visit New York: 4 different types of itineraries

Going for a week to visit New York: 4 different types of itineraries
Going to New York for a week? Then, I advise  you to plan ahead and organize yourself wisely. You don’t have to follow the itineraries step by step, but this will come in handy in case you forget something and allow you to discover 3 museums and 5 neighborhoods. On top of it, I’m not only suggesting one plan but 4 different ones: A “Cultural” plan, a “Street” plan an “Enjoy” plan... 


See the best of New York in 3 days

See the best of New York in 3 days
The bet of visiting New York in 3 days is something doable, even if obviously you won’t be able to see and visit everything. I’m not only suggesting one plan for 3 days but 4 different plans. But, in order to spend 3 days in New York, you’ll have to think strategically and make choices!!! Therefore, you’ll have to choose what type of plan works for you the best. Before anything, I’ll have... 


How to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty ?

How to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty ?
The Statue of Liberty and its crown are the most iconic representation of New York. You can visit Liberty and Ellis Islands, but the best is to climb to the crown! If you’re planning to visit New York soon, register right away to enjoy this beautiful landmark!!!Summary : How to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty crown? ├ How to reserve tickets to visit the interior and the crown... 


Baggage allowance information on US bound flights

Baggage allowance information on US bound flights
Many of you have asked questions about what can you take on a US bound flights regarding your carry-on or weight luggage regulations. I've written a little reminder on everything you need to know about baggage allowance before flying to New York City. For information, rules may differ with airline companies, so make sure to contact them prior traveling. So here's a small recap for some airline companies... 


Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, another outlet option in New York

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, another outlet option in New York
If you are traveling to NYC, and you are looking to buy an outfit, leave Manhattan for a while and go to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.You will find more than 220 outlet stores.Summary Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, another outlet option in New York ├ Some of the stores in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ├ What kind of deals can you find in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets? ├... 


Planning group visits to New York

Planning group visits to New York
If you want to travel to New York with a group of people (more than 6), you will need to anticipate almost everything. I will try to give you the best  detailed tips for your “before & during’’ trip. The most important thing; define what you want to do, where you want to stay, what you want to visit… Then do your reservations.Summary : How to visit New York (for groups) ├... 


Frequently asked questions for stressed out parents before traveling to New York

Frequently asked questions for stressed out parents before traveling to New York
Recognize that you’re actually stressing out about your upcoming trip to New York? You might wonder how you’re going to find everything you might need for your little one with things like baby food, how to enjoy a rooftop bar with an amazing view and if you should get a New York City Pass for your child? I will try to calm you down and answer all your most frequently asked questions regarding... 


How to transfer between La Guardia airport (LGA, New York) and Manhattan?

How to transfer between La Guardia airport (LGA, New York) and Manhattan?
If you’re landing at La Guardia airport (LGA) in the state of New York (approximately 8 miles from Manhattan), you’ll have many transfer options to get to Manhattan. The airport has 4 terminals including: US Airways Shuttle Terminal, Central Terminal Building, US Airways Terminal and Delta Terminal. These terminals welcome domestic and international flights. A free shuttle is available between... 


Gourmet Guild, a trendy, natural, hipster and delicious restaurant/store - CLOSED

Gourmet Guild, a trendy, natural, hipster and delicious restaurant/store - CLOSED
Elodie just went back home from NYC and she wants to share one of her best experiences in the city. It is a restaurant/store in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) she loves so much that she wants you to visit. If like her, you had a good tip in New York you want to share, read this article in NYCTT and know how to do it. By the way, thanks Elodie!Gourmet Guild, a trendy, natural, hipster and delicious restaurant/store... 


Best tips to cool down in New York

Best tips to cool down in New York
 If you visit New York in the summer time, you will need to hide from the heat. Remember visiting New York means long walks under the sun.  First thing you have to do before going out and discover NYC is to bring water with you. It will be a shame loosing a couple of days of you trip due to heatstroke.  So, stay hydrated!  In this article, I will give you several tips to stay cool in the BIG APPLE.Summary : Best... 


A trip to New York in a wheelchair, it’s possible!!!

A trip to New York in a wheelchair, it’s possible!!!
Are you dreaming of visiting New York but are in a wheelchair? Don’t worry because it’s possible. As a matter of fact, I will give you all the great tips and tricks in order to enjoy a great trip even if you’re mentally disabled 😉 The city of New York has fought for a number of years to adapt all its public spaces for people with disabilities. In partnership with the Americans with Disabilities... 


Eataly, the Italian gastronomy in New York

Eataly, the Italian gastronomy in New York
If you want to feel like you are in Italy but in New York, Go to Eataly! You will find 49,500sqf of pure Italian gastronomy close to the Flatiron Building.Summary : Eataly, the Italian gastronomy in New York ├ What is Eataly? ├ What kind of products can you find at Eataly? ├ All the different areas in Eataly, New York └ Where is Eataly in New York?What is Eataly? Created in 2004, by...