New York Unleashed

One Hot Tip For Finding Accommodation In New York

New York accomodation isn’t necessarily cheap

Finding accommodation in New York isn’t necessarily the easiest thing to do. Well of course it is easy if you got a huge budget, but most of us don’t have a huge budget for accommodation and so are looking for relatively comfortable accommodation without a massive price tag. This isn’t easy to find in New York.

For this reason some tourists avoid finding accommodation right in Manhattan and opt for cheaper accommodation outside the city, and come in each day to visit the city. Whilst this has its obvious attractions, being cheaper, it’s important to add up the cost of commuting backwards and forwards each day, both in time spent commuting and in dollars spent.

Of course there’s all sorts of options when it comes to New York accommodation. For instance it’s perfectly possible to rent an apartment in New York and there are many apartments available in New York for short or long term rental. It’s not that difficult to find them and a good place to start looking for apartments in New York is New York Stay.

And of course if you’ve got the budget there are wonderful hotels right in the middle of Manhattan, but expect to pay an arm and a leg for a five star hotel in Manhattan.

The budget conscious can also look for youth hostels, though it’s probably necessary to book most times of the year, and certainly at peak time.

Here’s one tip you might not have heard of

However the above are the relatively mainstream methods of finding accommodation. But there are other ways of finding accommodation in New York which might be cheaper as well as more interesting. One of these is Airbnb. Continue Reading →

How To Get Around New York

Travel options in New York

New York is a wonderful city, but it’s not small and it’s not easy to get around. Visitors to the city should do a little research before visiting the find out more about the best ways to get around New York and the best ways to keep the price down.

Take the subway

The New York subway is one of the most efficient, fastest and economical subway systems in the world. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is used by millions of people every single day.

It’s unlikely you’ll find an uncrowded train, even in the middle of the night. The New York subway transports an astonishing number of people every day and is a brilliant way to get around.

Many people are worried about safety on the subway however the reality is that the subway is relatively safe and chances of an incident are very low.

However it does take a little learning. On any major subway in any city in the world you can find yourself lost relatively easily and so it certainly doesn’t hurt to learn a little more about the subway before you start using it.

A trip on the subway is quite cheap and it’s an economical way to get around.

You’ll find details about the fares, as well as the MetroCard right here. For anyone wishing to ride for an extended period of time the MetroCard is a great option. Continue Reading →

How To Find A Great Restaurant In New York

Here’s 3 great places to start

New York is a wonderful place to eat out. Out of all of the cosmopolitan cities in the world New York has to be one of the best places to find a massive range of different cultures and cuisines and wonderful restaurants.

No matter what style it is that you wish to eat you can find somewhere in New York to eat it. There are hundreds of restaurants in the city and they will cover just about every type of cuisine imaginable.

Here’s 3 of the top restaurants in New York. It’s extremely hard to decide which are the top restaurants in New York, so we had to go there and test them out. Of course there’s many wonderful restaurants and this is just our opinion, and we encourage you to eat out as often as possible to form your own views about the best restaurants in the city.

And of course there’s lots of different styles, and you may prefer a different style to us.

It’s perfectly possible, of course, that this list will be out of date almost as soon as we publish it. Restaurants open and restaurants close in New York all the time. The cuisine in New York is a moving feast, pardon the pun, and it’s fun just trying to keep up with it.

The ABC Kitchen

Run by the well-known chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten the ABC Kitchen is, in his own words, a “hippie” restaurant. It sports an interior style all of its own. Continue Reading →