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The New York CityPASS: perfect pass for a first trip to New York City

The New York CityPASS: perfect pass for a first trip to New York City
New York offers attractions and visits like no other cities in the world. Of course, this is a great opportunity for tourists but this might be an issue for your wallet! Luckily, everything is taking care of with the New York CityPASS. It allows you to enjoy a number of attractions while saving money! Let me explain: the New York CityPASS grants you access to the best attractions in New York at a... 


The Life Hotel, a historic building in the NoMad area of New York

The Life Hotel, a historic building in the NoMad area of New York
The Life Hotel has a perfect location in the NoMAd neighborhood, NOrth of MADdison Square Park. The building is old, but the hotel is very recent, with a restaurant that has just opened a couple of months ago.Summary The Life Hotel, a historic building in the NoMad area of New York ├ History of the Life Hotel ├ How is the hotel? ├ How are the rooms? ├ What are the good... 


UrbanSpace Vanderbilt Market, a food court in Midtown

UrbanSpace Vanderbilt Market, a food court in Midtown
New York is always changing, and I always try to find new places. UrbanSpace Vanderbilt Market is one of those. In fact, there are several UrbanSpace in Midtown. They are a combination of food courts and markets, like the one you can find in Grand Central Terminal for example.Summary UrbanSpace Vanderbilt Market, a food court in Midtown ├ What’s the concept of UrbanSpace Vanderbilt market? ├... 


NY Waterway, NY Water TAXI and NYC Ferry: a fun way to visit Manhattan!

NY Waterway, NY Water TAXI and NYC Ferry: a fun way to visit Manhattan!
When traveling to New York, we use the subway and taxi a few times, but we rarely think about using boats to get from one place to another. There are cruises taking you to the Statue of Liberty for example, but also to New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and even Governors Island. These are the NY Waterway, NY Water Taxi and NYC Ferry!!!Summary : NY Waterway, NY Water TAXI and NYC Ferry: a... 


Burger and Lobster, a really good place to eat lobster in New York

Burger and Lobster, a really good place to eat lobster in New York
In New York eating lobster is very common, and unlike other places it’s not very expensive! I have already recommended a few other places to eat lobster, but Burger and Lobster is my favorite.Summary : Burger and Lobster, a really good place to eat lobster in New York ├ History of the Burger and Lobster Restaurant ├ How is the restaurant decorated and what is the atmosphere like? ├... 


Guggenheim, the must-see contemporary art museum in New York City

Guggenheim, the must-see contemporary art museum in New York City
I guess you've already heard about the Guggenheim Museum in New York. From the outside, it is famous for its round shape like a cup of coffee. Actually, it is one of the largest museums in the city, located in the Museum Mile. It is a portion of 5th Avenue along Central Park where you will find the Metropolitan Museum (MET), the Museum of the City of New York and the Museo del Barrio. Do not miss... 


Everything you need to know about sales tax, tips and extra fees in NYC

You’re on vacation in New York and I guess you do not want to talk about sales tax, expenses... I understand perfectly! However, you must know that in the United States and especially in New York, prices appear without taxes. To avoid bad surprises when you get to the cashier, I'll give you some advice.Summary Everything you need to know about sales tax, tips and little extra fees in New York... 


3 options for an affordable hotel in New York

3 options for an affordable hotel in New York
Many of you have asked me: “Hey, do you know where I can stay in New York on a budget?” Me: “Yes of course!!” 🙂 🙂 New York City is an expensive destination, however I have some great recommendations for cheap hotels if you want to save money ! 😉Summary: 3 options for an affordable hotel in New York ├ How to find cheap hotels or apartment in New York? ├ Brooklyn ├... 


Good tips for a shopping session in New York: Burlington Coat Factory

Good tips for a shopping session in New York: Burlington Coat Factory
If you're getting ready for your trip to New York and your not sure of what to pack, don't worry because you can always go shopping in New York. A lot of people travel to New York City to take advantage of the shopping deals they'll find there. Century 21 is one of best places to find good deals on clothes and also Burlington Coat Factory.Summary : Good tips for a good shopping session in New... 


Approved vacation rentals by the NYCTT community

Approved vacation rentals by the NYCTT community
If you are planning to travel to NYC soon, you may look for vacation rentals in NYC. I’m going to give you a list of apartments already rented by travelers. Actually, they shared their experience with Alex (Les Bons Plans pour un Voyage à New York). If you never heard about him, check it on "About us". Then feel free to leave a comment at the end of this article, or send me an email to nyctraveltips@gmail.com... 


Monarch Rooftop Lounge, a trendy bar in New York City

Monarch Rooftop Lounge, a trendy bar in New York City
Monarch Rooftop is one of these bars on the roof or terrace of a building. It became a must-do for a night out in New York. You can also go during the afternoon because it opens between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Its best point is its view over the Empire State Building!Summary Monarch Rooftop Lounge, a trendy bar in New York City ├ How is the environment of the Monarch Rooftop Lounge? ├ What... 


Customize hats, caps & team gear in New York at Lids

Customize hats, caps & team gear in New York at Lids
If you are not from the U.S. and you plan to visit, you will see that wearing caps is common. If you want to buy one during your next trip to NYC, I recommend you swinging by LIDS. Get you cap customized!Summary : Customize hats, caps & team gear in New York at Lids ├ What can you buy at LIDS? ├ How to customize you cap? ├ Do you want to watch the whole process? ├... 


The Grey Dog a Greenwich Village coffee shop

The Grey Dog a Greenwich Village coffee shop
I love both walking the streets of Greenwich Village and eating in this area. There are a lot of restaurants in this neighborhood and during one of my walks through Greenwich I happened to run into this one called The Grey Dog.Summary : The Grey Dog a Greenwich Village coffee shop ├ How is The Grey Dog? ├ What can you eat in The Grey Dog? ├ What is the clientele of The Grey... 


Get a delicious cup of coffee at the New York Blue Bottle Coffee

Get a delicious cup of coffee at the New York Blue Bottle Coffee
319 years later, in Oakland California, a musician named James Freeman, was slightly disappointed with the coffee he drank in his hometown. He decided to open his own workshop of freshly roasted coffee for people just like him, who wanted to experience authentic coffee. His statement is pretty clear: “I only want to sell coffee freshly roasted less than 48 hours to allow customers enjoy a better... 


Watch the Manhattanhenge in May and July 2019 in New York

Watch the Manhattanhenge in May and July 2019 in New York
During the year, you’ll be able to witness a spectacular phenomenon in New York, the Manhattanhenge. It’s a really great tip in New York since you just have to stand in a particular direction and enjoy the show. I'll explain everything you need to know about this event which takes place every year in New York: how, when and where it occurs and of course, you’ll get to see some great photos!!!Index  Watch... 


Roberta’s, a delicious and authentic pizza in Brooklyn

Roberta’s, a delicious and authentic pizza in Brooklyn
If you’re looking for an authentic and local place where you can enjoy a delicious pizza, try Roberta’s, the best pizza in Brooklyn.Summary : Roberta’s, a delicious and authentic pizza in Brooklyn ├ How’s the interior design at Roberta’s? ├ Who goes to Roberta’s? ├ What can we eat? ├ What’s the best about eating at Roberta’s? ├ What Roberta’s... 


Domino Park, a recreation area for the whole family in Brooklyn

Domino Park, a recreation area for the whole family in Brooklyn
New York is a city that always changes and knows how to create new spaces like the Vessel in Manhattan. On the Brooklyn side, in Williamsburg, Domino Park is one of these. Let me introduce you to this unique place with games for children, volley-ball courts, restaurants, rest areas and above all an incredible view.Summary Domino Park, a recreation area for the whole family in Brooklyn ├... 


Top free outdoor Pools in New York

Top free outdoor Pools in New York
Summers are often scorching hot in New York so it’s always great to cool off by a pool! New York is home to a number of great pools located in the 5 boroughs. Here is a non-exhaustive list of public pools that will welcome you for free starting June to September. These outdoor pools offers services including food vendors, barbecue areas, skate parks and other sports area (baseball, handball, soccer,... 


Enjoy the 4th of July in New York: Macy’s Fireworks

Enjoy the 4th of July in New York: Macy’s Fireworks
The 4th of July Fireworks are without a doubt an event that you have to attend if you’re in New York during this time. Every year since the declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 the United States welcomes Independence Day with great enthusiasm. In New York, the event is celebrated in the evening with fireworks sponsored by Macy’s, the department store. In this article, you’ll find all... 


Savor a delicious cocktail in New York City at The Rum House

Savor a delicious cocktail in New York City at The Rum House
The Rum House is a bar dedicated to the preparation of cocktails with ... whiskey! Hahaha, just kidding! No, as you can imagine, rum is its specialty. Who’s thirsty?Summary Savor a delicious cocktail at The Rum House ├ How is the Rum House? ├ What is the specialty of the bar? ├ Do they serve food? ├ Is it expensive? ├ What is the good tip of the Rum House? ├... 


How to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island?

How to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island?
The Statue of Liberty is a must-see attraction if you’re traveling to New York. Miss Liberty is omnipresent, you can even see the Statue before landing! You can see it from Manhattan, the ferry, from a helicopter, you can even visit the crown! Right next to Liberty island, I invite you to explore Ellis Island which houses the Museum of Immigration. A place full of history and emotion!Summary : How... 


Empire Outlets on Staten Island: the first outlets of New York City!

Empire Outlets on Staten Island: the first outlets of New York City!
For some of you, going to New York is not only visiting the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. I don’t forget the shopping lovers who may already know the outlets of Jersey Gardens and Woodbury Common. Since May 15, 2019, you have a new destination with Empire Outlets in Staten Island. Please note that the photos are not mine, but soon Alex of BPVNY will go there and add his own photos... 


Where are the best beaches in New York? Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, New Jersey

Where are the best beaches in New York? Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, New Jersey
If you want to refresh yourself during the summer in New York, take a quick trip to nearby beaches all the way to Long Island. These selected beaches are the closest one to NYC and are ideal for an afternoon swim in July and August, even in June and September (from Memorial Day till Labor Day) depending on the weather and lifeguards permits. Even though, not so many people know about it, New Yorkers... 


New York Restaurant Week in Summer 2019

New York Restaurant Week in Summer 2019
This summer, if you are planning to travel to New York, taste the best food and for really good and reasonable prices. My travel tip is to book a table during the "NYC Restaurant Week" from July 22nd to August 16th 2019.Summary : New York Restaurant Week during Summer 2019 ├ How to participate and “TASTE’’ the Restaurant Week? ├ To what kind of restaurants you can go? ├...