• Why is New Jersey beaches a popular tourist destination when they are dirty and not as good beaches as Florida or the Caribbean?

    Best answer: I guess you have never been to a New Jersey beach. Try Spring Lake, Ocean Grove, Seabright, Manasquan, Avon, Bradley Beach, Point Pleasant, etc. All are very clean and have nice white sand. Wildwood beach is enormous - and very clean. This is typical stereotyping of New Jersey as a dirty smelly place. But good,... show more
    Best answer: I guess you have never been to a New Jersey beach. Try Spring Lake, Ocean Grove, Seabright, Manasquan, Avon, Bradley Beach, Point Pleasant, etc. All are very clean and have nice white sand. Wildwood beach is enormous - and very clean.

    This is typical stereotyping of New Jersey as a dirty smelly place. But good, keep thinking that. It helps keep the riff-raff out.

    Florida and the Caribbean is a lot farther away for most people such as those from Philadelphia and New York.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Does NYC have a buddy service?

    Best answer: I'm not personally aware of such a thing though it may well exist. On the other hand, there are local tour guides and local photographers, both of which one commonly sees in various parts of the city. So, if you do a web search for local tour guides (e.g. https://www.ganyc.org/ ) or photographers (you'd... show more
    Best answer: I'm not personally aware of such a thing though it may well exist. On the other hand, there are local tour guides and local photographers, both of which one commonly sees in various parts of the city.

    So, if you do a web search for local tour guides (e.g. https://www.ganyc.org/ ) or photographers (you'd be getting professional-quality photos and not 2nd rate junk) you might find something to your liking. If it doesn't work out, I suppose in theory (and if it's early enough in December) you could talk to some of the local college students to see if they'd be willing to make some extra money by shadowing you for a day or so. And then if none of that works out, remember that there are such things as selfie sticks, tripods, mini-tripods, monopods and camera timers--you might not need someone's help all the time to shoot self-portraits.

    [Edit: I just remembered Big Apple Greeter; you might want to check them out: https://bigapplegreeter.org/visitors/
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Hello is nyc in america?

    10 answers · 7 days ago
  • Is New York safe for solo travelers?

    Best answer: Is it safe
    YES with some common sense.

    NO PLACE is safe wandering staggering drunk at 3:00AM covered in bling with money falling out your pockets.

    Does crime happen? YES
    Will you be a victim? Probably not.
    Best answer: Is it safe
    YES with some common sense.

    NO PLACE is safe wandering staggering drunk at 3:00AM covered in bling with money falling out your pockets.

    Does crime happen? YES
    Will you be a victim? Probably not.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • NYC restaurant recommendations?

    My parents are coming to visit me for Christmas and we re planning to go into NYC for a few days. For their Christmas gifts, I m treating them to a broadway show (Wicked) as a surprise and I was hoping to give them the tickets at dinner before the show. I would like to take them to a nice restaurant that isn t a... show more
    My parents are coming to visit me for Christmas and we re planning to go into NYC for a few days. For their Christmas gifts, I m treating them to a broadway show (Wicked) as a surprise and I was hoping to give them the tickets at dinner before the show. I would like to take them to a nice restaurant that isn t a chain but that won t completely wipe out my bank account. Any suggestions?
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • When taking the New York City subway, is Central Park uptown or downtown from port authority? Thank you!?

    Best answer: Uptown.

    The Port Authority Bus Terminal is at 42nd Street. Central Park starts at 59th Street and goes up to 110th Street. The higher the street number goes, the further uptown you are.
    Best answer: Uptown.

    The Port Authority Bus Terminal is at 42nd Street. Central Park starts at 59th Street and goes up to 110th Street. The higher the street number goes, the further uptown you are.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • What agencies send you a toll in the mail when leaving NYC?

    I got a bill in the mail for a toll that I incurred I believe leaving NYC a month or so ago. Problem is my wife accidentally threw away the bill and I cannot remember the agency that sent it. It was an agency that was New York and New Jersey together. I think I came and left via GW bridge but I thought there was no... show more
    I got a bill in the mail for a toll that I incurred I believe leaving NYC a month or so ago. Problem is my wife accidentally threw away the bill and I cannot remember the agency that sent it. It was an agency that was New York and New Jersey together. I think I came and left via GW bridge but I thought there was no toll for leaving. It definitely wasn’t a tunnel. We were driving from The Boro Hotel in Queens to Ohio if that helps. Also, the bill had a picture of my rear license plate. So frustrating, I just want to pay this darn thing so I don’t incur a late fee or anything on my license.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Best way to get to Times Square from JFK airport?

    Traveling into JFK & need to know the best ways to get to our hotel from there. I’ve read a couple different ways like a cab or taking the Airtrain
    Traveling into JFK & need to know the best ways to get to our hotel from there. I’ve read a couple different ways like a cab or taking the Airtrain
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How would you rank the five boroughs of New York City, in terms of wealth/standard of living?

    The five boroughs: Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island I always wondered which boroughs were the wealthiest or the most comfortable to live in. I know Manhattan tends to be the wealthiest but I have no idea how the rest compare with one another. If you live in New York City, maybe you can give me an... show more
    The five boroughs: Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island I always wondered which boroughs were the wealthiest or the most comfortable to live in. I know Manhattan tends to be the wealthiest but I have no idea how the rest compare with one another. If you live in New York City, maybe you can give me an insight on this?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • When is the best time to visit New York City? March?

    I don't want to go when it's too cold and want to avoid the busy season if that's possible.
    I don't want to go when it's too cold and want to avoid the busy season if that's possible.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it safe for white males to go to New York City?

    Best answer: I'm a white male. I have lived in NYC for 74 of my 79 years. Of course it' safe. Safer than being non-white, Eric Garner was murdered by cops less than a mile from a rental property I own
    Best answer: I'm a white male. I have lived in NYC for 74 of my 79 years. Of course it' safe. Safer than being non-white, Eric Garner was murdered by cops less than a mile from a rental property I own
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it safe to travel solo in New York?

    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I’m planning on driving to NYC with my girlfriend to go into Times Square. I live about an hour and a half from the city north.?

    I’ve been to the city many times and have been taught how to drive there. Can anyone give me some extra tips?
    I’ve been to the city many times and have been taught how to drive there. Can anyone give me some extra tips?
    13 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Does upstate New York have the same feel as New York City ? Is it cheaper to live upstate ?

    Best answer: Not at all. The city influence extends about 90 miles north, say to about Poughkeepsie and Kingston. Beyond that the people have little to do with New York City, other than visits there at long intervals, if they are so inclined. Yes, housing costs are dramatically less once you get outside of the city,... show more
    Best answer: Not at all. The city influence extends about 90 miles north, say to about Poughkeepsie and Kingston. Beyond that the people have little to do with New York City, other than visits there at long intervals, if they are so inclined.

    Yes, housing costs are dramatically less once you get outside of the city, particularly when you get beyond commuting range.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I hate living in nyc?

    Best answer: I don't blame you - I was born and raised there and lived there for 30 years. When I was younger, it was very different. It wasn't the cleanest, friendliest or safest place, but it had character. My father had a union job and he was able to pay for a nice 3-bedroom house with a backyard (my parents paid... show more
    Best answer: I don't blame you - I was born and raised there and lived there for 30 years. When I was younger, it was very different. It wasn't the cleanest, friendliest or safest place, but it had character. My father had a union job and he was able to pay for a nice 3-bedroom house with a backyard (my parents paid $60,000 for it back in the early 70s), and to provide for a wife and 3 kids on one salary. Our neighborhood was a pretty good place to grow up - tree-lined streets, decent schools, low crime rate, the property values kept going up, and our block was one of the more desirable ones to live on.

    My father retired in the early 2000s and my family moved away from the city, to the small town in the Poconos where my mother's parents had retired. They sold their home for nearly 7 times what they'd paid for it and managed to buy a place roughly the same square footage for less than half of what their house went for.

    Two of my siblings decided to stay in New York City. My sister is currently living in a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria and pays $1,400 a month, plus utilities. My brother moved into a one-bedroom in Bayside where he pays 1,100, utilities included. My sister has to drive around for 45 minutes every night to find a parking spot, my brother has a 45 minute bus ride to the nearest subway station. They both work in Manhattan where they have to take public transportation there and back every day. Neither of them knows any of the neighbors because people don't talk to each other anymore. A night out for dinner and drinks is easily over $100 per person. Their salaries are taxed relentlessly. They can both forget about buying anything. A one-bedroom co-op in a decent neighborhood would run them over $350,000, plus they'd get murdered on the taxes. They're paying around $15,000 in rent annually, and for what? To live in an overcrowded, overpriced, inconvenient, polluted, over-hyped place.

    My parents can drive into the city in a few hours, avail themselves of whatever they'd like to see or do, hit up a museum, take in a show, and then they have the luxury of getting out of there and being in their own home on a nice, quiet, peaceful country road where they know all their neighbors and everybody looks out for one another, there are never any lines, there's zero crime, and it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to go grocery shopping.

    I honestly don't know why anybody stays. Truth be told, if I were filthy rich, I'd live right in the heart of it, I'd have a house in the Village or I'd buy a building on the East Side of Midtown or a phenomenal apartment on Riverside Drive, but unless you have that kind of money, why would you bother living there?

    Is it the best, greatest, most exciting, diverse and electrifying place on the planet? Yes, but unless you can live the good life and not deal with everything that comes with being one in eight million, screw it.
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • New York City residents are in solidarity that Donald Trump and Rudy Guliani are pretty awesome leaders?

    For undergrads at say NYU, it is perhaps not unusual to see dorm halls of students putting up posters all over their cubicals of Trump and his great real estate, and Guliani with we will remember 911 Moreover there is also a common consensus among the youth of New York that David Duke and the like are really not... show more
    For undergrads at say NYU, it is perhaps not unusual to see dorm halls of students putting up posters all over their cubicals of Trump and his great real estate, and Guliani with we will remember 911 Moreover there is also a common consensus among the youth of New York that David Duke and the like are really not bad peopke afterall, and it’s the MS-13 that’s the new ku klux You will get this vibe in Washington Square is this correct?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Filming and Photography in NYC: Do I need a permit?

    Do I need a permit to film or do photography in NYC?
    Do I need a permit to film or do photography in NYC?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago