…the Insider Guide
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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
Catch free outdoor movies and FREE popcorn under the stars on Manhattan’s west side waterfront all Summer! This week, see The Lego Movie and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. Other summer movies include: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Captain Phillips, Groundhog Day and The Wizard of Oz. Movies start at Dusk, around 8:30pm.
Many Museums are actually FREE? Yes, they are! New York City Museums range from the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC and American Museum of Natural History NYC, to the more specialized, such as The New York City Police Museum or the Museum of American Finance. Did you know it is […]
Food, Fun and Fundraising. Join Union Square for the 19th Annual Harvest in the Square, a festive celebration of community and cuisine, and New York’s premier food and wine tasting event featuring over 50 restaurants and 20 wineries.
See free LIVE performances of Broadway’s hottest shows outside on Thursday afternoons all summer. This week, catch Phantom of the Opera, Piece of My Heart, Cinderella, Avenue Q and Bullets Over Broadway. The casts take the stage at 12:30pm, but if you arrive early, around 11:30am for the sound check, […]
The second show of one of NYC’s best Summer Events starts this week! See John Lithgow and Annette Benning star in King Lear at Shakespeare in the Park. Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, July 22 – August 17. Need tickets? NYC Insider […]
There are always dozens of Discount Broadway Tickets New York available to both locals and visitors. Here is a partial list of online discount codes for advance discount Broadway tickets, along with my best tips for all possible discount show tickets in New York City. Half price Broadway tickets at TKTS […]
New York City Travel Guide 2014
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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 Museum, 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….
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New York City Maps, Subways and Getting Around
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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 Hop On Hop Off 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.
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!