…the Insider Guide
New York City, The Big Apple, Manhattan, NYC
the greatest city in the world!
To the NYC Insider Guide, a New York City Travel Guide created by a fourth-generation lifelong New Yorker.
Planning a vacation is always fun, but in a place like New York City, with SO MUCH to see, do, tour, shop and eat – you want to make sure to do everything you can during your New York City Vacation.
That is no easy feat, even for those of us who have lived in New York City our entire lives.
Consider me your very own NYC Insider to help you make the most of your NYC vacation, find our hidden treasures and advise you on the best New York City events, tours and attractions. I’ll also show you tons of discounts and coupons, how to see Museums for free and so much more!
Latest NYC Events and News
When visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, enter Rockefeller Center from 5th Avenue and walk through the horn-blowing Angels toward the tree. Entering from the side, 47th or 50th streets is just not the same view or experience. As you can see from this map of Rockefeller Center, entering from […]
The 16th annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” telecast on NBC at 8pm, will feature musical guests including Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Goo Goo Dolls, Ariana Grande and Jewel performing current hits and holiday classics from Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Get great deals this weekend on tons of cool things to do in NYC! Events include sports, tours, sightseeing, attractions, events, shows, broadway, comedy clubs, wine tastings, bicycle rentals and so much more. It’s free to join, but you must have an invitation…so here is your NYC Insider Guide invitation […]
If you are lucky enough to be in NYC this weekend, here are some tips on things to do Thanksgiving weekend, best ways to watch the Thanksgiving Parade, a Macy’s Parade Map, Open NYC Tourist Attractions, open Broadway Shows and where to have Thanksgiving Dinner. The 2013 Thanksgiving Parade route starts […]
Suite hotels in New York City offer both business and leisure travelers more space, kitchens and multiple room suites, often similar to a NYC apartment vacation rental, and many times, are more budget friendly. If you prefer a home-like environment in New York City, rather than a hotel atmosphere, here […]
Broadway Shows 2013-2014 include some great shows closing in January 2014, but not to worry, because some of our favorites are on or coming to Broadway Soon! From now through January, you can still catch Daniel Craig, Sarah Jessica Parker, Blythe Danner, Orlando Bloom and Billy Crystal. Have no fear, […]
New York City Vacation Planner
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New York City Activities
New York City Tourist Attractions include the typical Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Museums of Modern Art and Natural History, Central Park and so much more. Some of our newer attractions include the 9-11 Memorial, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Times Square. But, do you also know you can have a martini and listen to classical music at a Museum? Or eat Chinese food while looking at the Statue of Liberty? Come enjoy NYC like a local….
New York City Savings Guide
There are New York City Coupons and Discounts available for almost everything one can do in NYC! The New York City travel guide reveals ALL our local steals and deals…
New York City Maps, Subways and Getting Around
Check out all of our FREE printable maps and explore every NYC neighborhood. The NYC Printable Map Guide Book is a downloadable guide with printable maps, museum free days, central park map, attraction costs, subway map and more. Get the FREE Mini guide or the full NYC Insider I-Guide.
New York City Vacation Packages
NYC Vacation Packages offer you plenty of AFFORDABLE customized tour packages to suit your vacation time, budget and interests. The best part is they do ALL the planning for you and let you customize your trip exactly the way you want! Plus, you’ll have all your tickets and itineraries in hand before you visit!
All New York City Vacation Packages include Manhattan Hotel, Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Planning Help and more.
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Manhattan Weekly Newsletter
Manhattan Weekly brings you the latest on NYC, Events, discounts, specials, Broadway and more. New subscribers to our Weekly newsletter receive a free NYC Insider Mini Guide. If your trip is several months away, this a great way to start getting a feel for the City, when tickets are going on sale to big events, which stores are having sales and more.
My favorite world travel experiences are always when I have a local guiding me before or during my trip. We all love to have recommendations from someone we know and trust before we hop on that plane (and if you don’t know me, yet, feel free to learn more). Please explore the New York City Insider Guide at your own pace. I hope it helps you plan your New York City Vacation, so you not only go home as a NYC Insider, but plan to visit us again soon.
If you come to NYC, stay in a Times Square hotel, jump on a double decker New York City Bus Tour, go only to the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, well, you may actually never run into another New Yorker. And you certainly won’t get to experience some of the most amazing things this city has to offer. I hope to be able to show you how do it all – see our world-famous and historical attractions, while also experiencing some of our local culture.
The NYC Insider Guide shows you the best New York City Street Map and NYC Subway Map, discount NYC hotels from $25 night, how to get tickets to see our Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets, where to find shopping bargains, and so much more.
Don’t believe a word of the hype – we are some of the most diverse, friendliest, smartest and fun people you will ever meet. I mean that wholeheartedly – it takes me almost 30 minutes to walk the two blocks to the subway, because I’m always saying hello to my neighbors, doormen, shoe guy, manicurist, bartender, dry cleaner, deli, gym…and that’s all on my block!
I love this city so much and nothing makes me happier than when you love it, too. Please enjoy my insider tips, the kinds of things you discover only when you have hundreds of friends and family members and our collective prior generations passing down “insider” information.
I have no connections with the New York City tourism and travel industry, so all the information on this site is genuine. I will never recommend anything unless I’m absolutely confident it’s the best (and by my and NYC standards, that’s pretty high!). Please enjoy all the real information from a real person who lives here.
I can’t wait to show you some of my favorites.
Thank you for visiting the NYC Insider Guide …welcome to our city and I hope you love it as much as I do!
Mom and Cousin on my Uncle’s Checker Cab scanned photo circa 1950
Thank you for visiting the NYC Insider Guide ...welcome to our city and I hope you love it as much as I do!
Welcome to New York City!