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Sep 13, 2011 – fantastic way to prepare my next holidays
by: Carmen, Granada, Spain

Hi Melissa,first of all congratulations and thanks to give me a fantastic way to prepare my next holidays.I’m writing to you from a little village in Spain, I’ve just discovered your blog because I’ll be in New York in December to visit my son (he is doing his internship there). We’ve planned to rent an apartment in the East Village (Sanctuary Guests Suites). I hope I have chosen the right choice. Thanks again for being so generous to share all you know about New York City.

Sep 07, 2011 – superb site
by: Ellen Bradshaw, NYC

Wonderful informative fun site!

Covers so much of NYC, what a wonderful service for visitors and city-dwellers alike!!
Many many thanks!

Sep 02, 2011

by: Maisy C.

What a fantastic website, really looking forward to my trip to NYC and this is a great place to find all the info I need. Great job! the only thing i can think of that would add to the site is a weather guide- thanks so much.
Aug 23, 2011

by: Anonymous

Free promotion for your event in the best city in the world, NEW YORK CITY; your event advertised too hundreds of thousands of people. Everybody loves the Big Apple and need a reliable source/guide for what’s happening and NYC Insider Guide is it.

– Silent Voices United, Inc.
Aug 09, 2011

Great Organization of NYC
by: Wellesley

I just love the way you organize the content!

Great information and great layout, luv it!

Keep up the great work Melissa!
Jun 23, 2011

Great Advice – Take Taxis and the Subway
by: Al, Upstate NY

I’m glad I found your website, I love it!! Your website by far is the best website I’ve come across for people living outside the city. You’re best advice to me was to take Taxi’s and Subways. I thought driving would be cheaper but I see your point. Thanks, Kind Regards, Al
Jun 06, 2011

Great for both visitors and lifelong New Yorkers!
by: Grace C.

I can understand a visiting tourist’s confusion when they enter this city. As a born-and-raised New Yorker, I can also understand how a lifelong resident can be swept away with all the hustle and bustle of city life. This city is alive and breathing, thus ever evolving.

Melissa has done a great job of putting everything together into one comprehensive site that addresses each facet of New York – so one can easily find what they are looking for.

May 11, 2011

great site
by: Anonymous

Very comprehensive!
Apr 29, 2011

My Favorite!
by: Anonymous

NYC Insider Guide is a fabulous site – so much great information. I love the shopping and sample sale tips!
Apr 06, 2011

Wonderful personable site
by: Mary

I love that your site is written by you and not by a large company. I appreciate your insider tips and personal experiences in the city. It’s awesome how you love your town and share it with the rest of the world. Keep up the nice work.

Mary, Front Porch Ideas and More
Mar 28, 2011

The NYC Insider guide is awesome!
by: Dave

This is one of the most informative guides I have seen. It has everything you need and more. Keep up the great work.
Feb 25, 2011

Great Resource for Native NY-ers
by: Tanya

Your site is amazing and really comprehensive! A great resource both for native New Yorkers and visitors. Keep up the fantastic work!

Tanya, NYC
Feb 25, 2011

one of the most comprehensive and informative tourism sites i have seen in a long time
by: joseph p.martino

the nyc insider guide is more comprehensive and informative than most country, state and provincial tourism/travel guides.

the content and graphics are spectacular.

much success,

joseph p.martino poet, writer, motivator. world traveler over 45 countries.

former resident of nyc of 70 years.
Feb 16, 2011

We are impressed with the NYC Insider Guide
by: Lindsay

We’re impressed with the extensive and diverse site attractions NYC Insider Guide offers and covers. You have been so helpful and thrilled you enjoyed your time at the Merchant’s House Museum.

Lindsay, Merchant’s House Museum
Jan 25, 2011

love this guide!
by: Stephanie C

Fantastic resource. Great details!
Jan 18, 2011

What a great a resource!
by: Sandy

I am very excited about being introduced to this great guide! I live on Long Island and love going into Manhattan. I like knowing about the new places to go… I am just sorry I didn’t know about this sooner. I used to by Zagat guides each year but this is so much easier to use and it includes other venues…My hats off to Melissa on this innovative and useful tool!!
Jan 13, 2011

Love it!!
by: Jason M.

Wow, what a helpful site!

It is making our trip planning, hotel planning, discount ticket buying, etc a BREEZE!

Jan 11, 2011

love NYC InsiderGuide
by: beth

The Insider Guide was a great reference point when planning my trip to NYC. It is nice to read about places from a real person and not Fodor’s. While I didn’t take advantage of all of the opportunities that the site introduces to it’s readers, on my next trip, I will certainly look into the half price Broadway tickets and hotels from this site.
Nov 30, 2010

Great NYC Site to Commmunicate to Readers
by: Sena

Great site! Very informative about everything NYC! Love the option to submit our own articles and communicate with all NYC readers. The NYC Insider Guide team is very informative, speedy, and easy to work with!
Sep 17, 2010

I miss New York City already
by: Daniel, Australia

I recently visited NYC and have since returned to Australia. Your newsletter was a great way to get local and insider knowledge and helped a great deal in discovering the best places to see and things to do. I actually had to unsubscribe because seeing the newsletter reminded me how much I miss the place.
Sep 14, 2010

Congrats From an Old High School Friend…
by: Fran

Hey Missy: I was in O’Hare on a stopover today, and started conversion with a baby boomer couple from Winnipeg. They were traveling to NYC, and had a Google map printed out with handwritten references for events that they “got from this great website!”. You guessed it – from the NYC Insider Guide! Of course I told them I knew you and they thought that was pretty cool too…keep up the great work!

-Fran, Connecticut
Sep 14, 2010

NYC Insider Guide is now my Home Page!
by: Michelle

We are in Venice at the moment, because my husband is performing La Traviata at La Fenice Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera for 4 months this winter. We often have to move around Italy, Europe, Canada and USA for working and that’s why we are trying to learn NYC fast, so we can live there and enjoy it.

What do I think of Well, I’ve chosen it as my home page and you cannot even imagine how precious it is in order to help me in this wonderful jungle named NYC. I’m learning by heart your NYC MAP that I find simply fantastic because of its colors and the things you can learn by clicking the mouse on each neighborhood. So congratulations, we can feel the passion and the excitement behind your job…

-Michelle, Italy
Sep 14, 2010

Fantastic Guide
by: Peter

You know Melissa, I think your guide is really and truly fantastic!! I know anyone looking for information about New York would love your guide, I spent a lot of time on it myself and am quite amazed and wowed. It is clean, organized and so so easy to navigate…a job very well done!!

-Peter, Brockville, Ontario, CA
Sep 14, 2010

Glad I found the NYC Insider Guide.
by: Mandie

I think the NYC Insider Guide is a wonderful source of information. Are you the only person creating content for the site? I know that it’s hard work to maintain a personal blog, so I can only imagine that something like the NYC Insider Guide would take a lot of time and effort to keep up to date. I’m just very happy that I found it!

– Mandie

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Aug 22, 2010

Love NY and your site!
by: Gale

I just wanted to let you know how much I love your site.

Unfortunately I only get to go to NY about once a year, but when I do, your site is invaluable. I used to have to go to several places to get all the info I needed but now I get it all from just your site. I’ve even got my friends and co-workers saying it’s their favorite NY web site.

We use the NYC Insider Guide any time we have to decide on where to eat, what’s the best time to visit a particular museum, what events are taking place while we’re there, and all the details you provide like cost, maps, and reviews.

I just got back from NY last week and I used your mini-guide. I just stuck in in my purse and had access to everything I needed. I especially loved the easy to follow maps and we used your restaurant by neighborhood section to help us find great meals.

I love that every time I come back to your site you’ve got fresh new information.

Aug 19, 2010

From Oregon to NYC – I Love Facebook’s Open Graph
by: Danika Dahl

I’m a huge fan of Facebook. I live it, I breathe it, I study it…for business.

When I saw a friend in Oregon made a post on his Facebook wall that he was headed to New York City, I knew I had to connect him to the NYC Insider Guide..

Even though he was a somewhat seasoned traveler in New York, I thought he might find all your well-organized and great information handy at some point in his trip.

What didn’t dawn on me at the time I was sharing your site, is that he would come back from his trip and provide an incredibly noteworthy content 2.0 page of the “Top 10 Things He Loves About New York City.

It was like a boomerang effect — in a good way! My only intent was to provide him with one of the best NYC sites, and in turn, he came back with one of the best “Top 10” lists I’ve ever read. Perhaps, it’s because his profession is a writer 😉

Aug 09, 2010

Great info on NYC – keeps us coming back!
by: Arlene

I think the NYC Insider Guide is awesome, great information given we used a lot of your suggestions on the past trip in April it was very helpful in getting us around and seeing and doing some of the things we never would’ve known to do not being from there. So any information for us tourists ~:) is great. I look forward to getting the new info each month, that way I can highlight the things that we should be seeing and doing when we come back to your great city.

-Arlene, CA
Aug 04, 2010

Great Compilation of all that is happening in the Big Apple!
by: Pat

I live on the West Coast and was visiting a niece and wanted to get some good inside info on fun things to do while I was in NYC. Your e-zine is a wonderful compilation of all that is happening in the Big Apple and was great in helping to plan my vacation.

Thank you for all the insightful info!! I think you are doing a great job!
Jun 29, 2010

Excited to find the NYC Insider Guide!
by: Miss Ella

I really enjoy the New York City Events section with the cool stuff that’s usually spread by word of mouth. It’s a great way to find out what the locals are doing for fun and makes for some great off-the-beaten-path entertainment adventures! Plus on the website, the photos are fun, and there’s a map to help get where you’re go’n explore’n!

The NYC Insider Guide is great.

Miss Ella, Producer, THE KONG SHOW: Comedy Variety Show
Jun 22, 2010

A genuine and insightful insider guide to NYC
by: Chris

The NYCInsiderGuide is a great site for those new to the city. I found the site when I arrived here from Sydney back in January and have been using it regularly ever since. It’s certainly a go-to website on a Friday when you’re checking out the cool things to do in Manhattan for the weekend. With guides, maps, accommodation etc – it really has everything you need in just one single place.
May 19, 2010

9 days in NYC was nowhere near enough
by: Kylie, Australia

I utilized your web site for my recent holiday to New York. It was wonderful, thank you! I’m desperate to get back to new York as 9 days was nowhere near enough. Thanks again!!!
May 10, 2010

Great! Get this Guide!
by: Jessica

My friend and I just got back from our first trip to NYC. Your guide was GREAT!! We used it everyday. I particularly loved how there were suggestions for each area/neighbrohood! That was very useful!
Mar 01, 2010

Great website,
by: Yioula from OZ

So much good information, you have been so very helpful! We are visiting your beautiful city for the first time and I try to get as much info as possible.

Oct 05, 2009

Very useful already
by: Antoinette from Netherlands

Very useful already and we’re not leaving until 11/29.

Thanks to the information on your site I’ve been able to buy tickets for A Steady Rain as a surprise for my husbands’ 50 anniversary !!

Will be checking NYC Insider Scoop very often in the next weeks 🙂 !
Oct 03, 2009

Amazing Site
by: Eline from Belgium

Searching the web for some help for our 3-day trip to New York I found your amazing site and got totally interested in it!!! What a great site with the most useful information I could find!!!
Oct 03, 2009

November Trip
by: Sakis from Greece

Thank you for all the incredible information you have gathered here. It looks like you have saved us hundreds of hours of researching and walking aimlessly 🙂 I hope one day you will come to Thessaloniki and we can reciprocate by taking you around our city.

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  1. Hands down…the most ridiculous “how I have used your website” ever!

    I don’t know who Melissa is…but I want to thank her and whomever else for the excellent way that your site is formatted and EASY to navigate.

    I probably shouldn’t say anything ’cause I know this’ll souond REALLY strange…what I’m about to write, and, besides–it’s not like you need yet ANOTHER PERSON telling you folx what an awesome job you folx do with this site–but here goes:

    I visited your site because (and you’re NOT going to believe this…) but because I just recently purchased the latest Spider-Man videogame and needed help NAVIGATING MANHATTAN ISLAND, since the entire game takes place there and is, I must say, replicated with an amazing likeness and fathfulness to, at least, all the major landmarks.

    I just thought you might like to here the SCOPE of people that you reach with your website. Weird, huh? I live in Hawaii and grew up in New Jersey; having fond memories of busing into NYC with my mother maybe a couple times a year growing up as a boy…so I miss the city (sometimes–after all, I live in PARADISE now), and so I purchased the videogame as a nostalgic trip for me to take–since I can’t afford an ACTUAL TRIP, Melissa.

    Thank you, guys…and Aloha to the Big Apple!

  2. Thanks for the info on fourth of July – Unfortunately the Dumont Hotel is no longer – it has been converted to condos – It was a top recommendation for hotels to view the fireworks.

  3. Used NYC Insider Guide for Myself and My Guests. Dear Melissa – I think your site is very awesome and helpful for tourists and newcomers. I gave this site to my friends from California last week.

    I found your site in google and it is an amazingly complete guide. Even though I live here, I did not have a chance to show my friends around, but fortunately, your site is very helpful for them. They even got a deal for Broadway show from your site, they said.
    In addition to that, I have been living in NYC for 6 years but from your site, i get more info where to go for Halloween. Thanks a lot and please keep up with your great works, so much helpful info that people get from your sites.

  4. Your Site is Amazing! Even as a native Manhattanite, it’s not always easy to find that “Special” thing to do on a particular day.  Whether it be a friend’s birthday or just a sunny day off- I am always seeking something a little different.  I keep a stack of clippings from NY Mag, but it always seems easier to go on NYC Insider’s Guide to locate that special little excursion for the day!  Great job!

  5. No Words to Describe the NYC Insider Guide! As regards to your guide … my very sincere opinion: there are not enough words to describe it.
    I’ve been surfing a lot in the web in preparation for this trip. Once in the NYC Insider Guide, I realized there was no need to visit any other site.  

    When reading every page, link, comment and any single corner of the site, I had the feeling that someone was reading my mind. Everything needed is there.
    My congratulations and thank you for sharing all this. The way the site was thought out let us have the ideal trip and save so much time.

  6. Thank You NYC Insider Guide!
    by: Trey

    Thank you very much Melissa! I was recently in NY, and planned my whole trip from your site. Great collection of information. Hard to find so much in one place. Plus, NYC Insider Guide is not biased, and so having all the available options in spot was great. Thanks!

  7. Thank You from Hungary! Love this site! We spent only 2 and half day in NYC but it was sooooooo good! And I found all the useful information here. So thanks! 🙂

  8. Helps Tourists and Locals Alike. I think the NYC Insider Guide is such a great platform to know cool and fun things that are happening in the city all while you save. I also think it helps tourists and locals alike to be in on great treats throughout the year. Thank you for taking time out to make the folks of NYC happy! You rock!

  9. Awesome Non Hyped Info About How to Enjoy NYC. I absolutely love your website because I’ve been to NYC before and know enough about it to recongnize a website which is giving non hyped information about how to enjoy it. So when our family starts thinking of going to NYC to visit, I check your website to find out what’s happening there. I think people are better off going to websites whose web master is passionate about their city, knows all the secrets about navigating the town and who scouts out the best deals. I can’t imagine going back to other sites. There are so many sites and they are all disjointed and take entirely too much time to put an itinerary together..

  10. Love Using Your Site When I Have Visitors in Town! I have always enjoyed using your site before I moved to New York and still love using it for when I have family and friends in town. Always a great help when in need of something exciting to do!

  11. So much great information. Thank You. I found everything I needed, from maps to itineraries, to information on sights and shops. A fantastic resource for visitors to NY – thank you!


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