CITY GUIDE
CITY GUIDE

NEW YORK, NEW YORK
The City of New York (NYC), affectionately known as the big apple lost the title of "home to world's tallest building" many skyscrapers ago, yet few dispute her unofficial title of "capital of the world". We all wish to be at this center of the world, sensing the peaks of many movements, or as is Mayor Bloomberg's New York Page more often the case, to feel like we are at the center of a hurricane. New York is a tough city that takes much pride in owning the phrase, "if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere."

We believe in annual events, especially parades and salute New York City as the clear and away parade capital of the world. You'll find your best Annual NYC Parades guide here and don't forget it is supported by users like you who are encouraged to post info, comments or questions in its what's new or photo links forum area.   

We now have a guide to NYC's most populous borough at www.carnaval.com/brooklyn.


THE CITY

Cityguides - General Info

New York City Search  
The great search features and deep listings make Citysearch a major player wherever they open up shop. Resembling more the yellow pages and less insight on scene as they focus more on business listings than beating the revenue starved but cooler competition
Check out
ny.comNY.COM, Paperless Guide to New York  
all kinds of information with plenty of winning off site links.

Official
New York Convention & Visitor's Bureau Visitors' Centers visit or call for brochures, maps, and discount coupons; updates on city events; touring advice from multilingual travel counselors; and tickets to top attractions.
Official City Guide   NYC Link
Mayor Giuliani's NYC Link

Vital Records:
http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/health
For a Birth or Death Certificate, visit the site.

All-Experts New York
E-mail a question, volunteers are staring at their screen 
City of New York City Services || Agency Links || Service Links

Links Directory

Clay's NYC Reference
Fading but still strong reference guide to NYC web sites.
Yahoo's Travel Guide
Yahoo had 133 listed on 7/21/97
Planet Rider New York

Reviewing travel web sites for you

News & Culture 

village voice Villagevoice.com
Famous free weekly boasts strong search and ready, well done content makes it  top contender in many of our web categories

Times Mirror publishes the sixth-largest metropolitan newspaper in the  country.
Search  || NYDailyNews.com 

A fast paced paper you can trust

 

NY Today  
NYTimes.com
today's headlines (they'll ask you to log-in for limited free features)
.
Where To Stay

Prices are up sharply on the 60,000 hotel rooms in 1999-2000 but there may be relief in sight with 6,000 rooms under construction. Most New York's hotels & hostels are in midtown Manhattan close to theaters and many  sights so consider the better value of B&B's or apartments if you want a prettier part of the island. 
Remember hotel taxes will add 13.25% plus $2 per night . Light continental breakfast being included is increasingly popular. That bellhop seizing your luggage will expect $5 for carrying your bags to your room. Don't forget something per day for the cleaning staff. Also, many hotels have adjusted their phone charge policy to charge you when you call your calling card's toll-free number so do check in advance. 

Travel Now-New York || New York Hotels Outside Downtown
Carnaval.com realizes you have a choice when you book your travel plans and hopes you remember us. Please give Travel Now a chance to best your best current option.  Using primarily listings from the world's largest hotel database by Sabre their database can meet or surpass anyone's and their deal is guaranteed once you book.
Fodor's New York Hotel Review

Nice Map of downtown hoods Studios from $99 1 bdrm $125 212-965-1102, toll free in US: 800.987.1235  Airport p/u also.
Express Reservations
||
Email.
Specializing in conventioneers & service from $150/night.

BED & BREAKFAST / APARTMENTS
"Staying in a private home means experiencing the real life of a city." Also consider staying in Brooklyn, so close yet so far, with better rates & growing options.
NYUrbanVentures.com.

Well recommended starring inspected, centrally located and up-market B&B & unhosted apartments too.
by the roughguides

"Manhattanites need all the cash possible to pay their astronomical rents" but may not wish to socialize
 
New York B&B Service

$60 to $90 per night & unhosted apartments starting at $100, Good directory for a trip to upstate &

Bed and Breakfast Inns of North AmericaAdobe B&B service || Cimarron.net NY Index
Homes are personally inspected for  high standards. Apartments available  too

SHORT-TERM FURNISHED RENTALS
 

NYHabitat.com ||  A Seller's market

Sublet a furnished apartment while owner is away, B&B
Gamut Real Estate || Short-Term Rentals
Wide range of real estate offerings as well

BUDGET
Your best NYC option is of course friends and relatives. You might wish to consider home exchange if your home is well located in a visitor oriented community. For the young at heart and sociable your best deal is a hostel with dormitory sleeping and communal spaces. There are many in NYC often with an agreeable private room rate (bathroom down the hall) as well. 

 

Starring their 480-room hostel near Columbia  U. under $30/nt
Hostels in New York City

Where to Eat

No one could possibly keep up with the fast changing New York restaurant scene but everyone enjoys trying. Over 16,000 options from the elegant Upper East Side hot spot to the classic neighborhood deli, you'll find it all here. Then there is the street food aesthetic, no culture eats on the run better than New Yorkers. As a traveler take the moment to appreciate the skills necessary to maneuver through crowded sidewalks at a brisk pace while consuming eats from New York pushcart vendors, pizzerias, pay-by-the-pound deli food bars or the ubiquitous McDonalds. 
CitySearch on NY Restaurants
Powerful search engine loaded with the most Manhattan data. It is all here Cuisine, Prices, Phone, Maps, Reviews, Districts, & good directions for getting there.

NY-Now People's Restaurant Guide
Fresh ideas for Manhattan Eats. Share your plugs or pans. Search by cuisine & price.

Cybercafes in New York
including the Internet Café where you can surf the internet on a high speed T-1 high-brow or engage their other high-tech services.

Restaurant Discount Cards by the insider.com

Getting Around

The public transit system is running very well these days and when in doubt there's usually a taxi nearby. You could also rent a car.

MTA.NewYork ||
MTA Home
MTA subways, buses, and railroads move 1.7 billion New Yorkers a year about one in every four users of mass transit in the United States and two- thirds of the nation's rail riders.
NY City Basics
NYCSubway.org
"
the premiere unofficial site." 
About Taxi Cabs
by ny.com
Riding NYC Buses
by ny.com
Cars
NYC is intolerant about cars. Read signs carefully, they are fast to ticket and tow. Even the long standing NYC tradition of attended double parking is under attack
 
Legally park with less hassle by knowing NYC's 29 religious and legal holidays 
How to Drive Like a New Yorket on geocities

Maps

MAP Directory for New York City || Neighborhood || Nearby Subway || Transit Maps  || Attractions || Demographic || Directories
Over 100 maps in our aforum
Options include Driving Directions, Locate Businesses, Print Preview, Multi-pick Zoom & Pan and X marks the spot. BY MTA || Bus Maps || Subway Maps
 Information at (718) 330-3322, 9 AM to 5 PM, weekdays
New York City Subway 
Read Joe Brennan of columbia U's notes on his map.

What To Do

Visit a Neighborhood

  ArtSEENsoHo.com  || Map
"Express yourself completely and then keep quiet" New York's hippest neighborhood has a web site
Click on a block and go to that block
 SohoNYC.org  || shopping card
TriBeCa too
Spectacular savings--for a good cause--can you resist?

TimesSquareBID.org   

Welcome to the crossroads of the world
Now with menus online
Also the BID has VillageAlliance.org
Upper East Side

Webmasters! check this site out for many revenue models
more

Attractions

NYC Attractions by the insider.com

NYC Attractions Restaurant Discount Cards Restaurant Discount Cards by the insider.com

NYC AttractionsNYC Attractions
Long list including Boroughs w/ brief descriptions, phone, hours, address & transportation plus photos you can use of NYC.
Central Park Highlights Central Park Highlights

Public Toilets

An incredibly useful site for the well prepared.
Festivals, Events, Music
village voiceThe Village Voice  Art  || Books || Dance   ||Film/ ||Music ||Theater 
With plenty of insight and opinion

Parades & Annual Events
If you know of a link please add it to our what's new & expanded search section here
NYC & Brooklyn Events
 
Musi-cal.com

A top global web resource for music concerts 

 

   
from:    
to:    

Music Concerts & Events in NYC
Our attempt to assist you in this complex navigation outgrew this space and is now in our aForum 

Performing Arts
CarnegieHall.org || Calendar
A great American institution with a mission to have a significant impact on the development of culture in the USA as part of placing the artists on their world stage.
Symphony:  NYPhilharmon.org America's Oldest Orchestra
Dance: New York City Ballet
Opera: Metropolitan Opera - New York City Opera
Theater
nyte.jpg (3942 bytes)Broadway || Off-Broadway
 
Late Nite || Season Archive ||  hot hits ] [ starfile ]
How to get Tickets Coupons
Obsessively comprehensive and well organized start  here   
Playbill.com's Off Broadway || London
Reviews of most New York City Theater and the Berkshires.
Movies
New York Movies by Movie Link
Comprehensive database plus descriptions and coming attractions.
New York Post/Movies
Quickly review index of 1 to4 stars then click link for review.
Comedy Clubs

Comedy Clubs
CAROLINES- DANGERFIELD'S- GLADYS' COMEDY ROOM- GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB- NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB- STAND UP N.Y.- TIMESQUARE COMEDY CLUB.

Nightlife

Here's some help coping with the growing ban on smoking in public spaces.
beer-logo.gif (9443 bytes)NYCbeer.com || Directory

Clay Felker keeps his many leading guides updated.

Dance Clubs

New York is famous for its dance club scene and if you want to make it you got to feel and look like you belong. Browsing some of these club guides to see if you feel like it.
Club NYC
Trying hard to be the definitive guide. You be the judge.
Latin Music On-Line
News flashes, reviews & interviews NYC this week club music listings.

Home page greeting begins "Ah, NY's nightlife: the glamour, the danger, the freespirtedness and the damned snobbery." Find great insider info on the clubs they know e.g. "Door: Furiously elitist but easily spooked."

Interesting approach from the shyguy.

Dance

"The largest and most comprehensive archive" devoted to dance."

Museums & Galleries

NYC's offers an incredible 150 museums Get the basics and often more like Ellis Island gateway to the American Dream or Tenement Museum which was the way poor people like many immigrants were housed in NYC around the turn of the century. The Jewish Museum is largest outside of Israel although San Francisco is building a bigger one.
New York Museums (82)

Fast facts and particulars and a web site if available
New York Museums (51) by the insider.com  ||  How to Save
Much good editorial but no link to the museums own web site

While this site maintains museum & gallery exhibition listings globally all over, their NYC list w/map is the best we know about.
Top Ten Museums q/ Pics
by nycTourist.com  
Here's some of the favorites we like
Brooklyn Museum of Art  || Guggenheim || Metropolitan 
|| Museum of the City of New York || 
mtr.org >Museum of Television and Radio || 

MOMA .org Museum of Modern Art, New York || Exhibits || Directions
The world's largest and most inclusive collection of modern painting and sculpture
"It is increasingly clear that art museums, in particular, are on the verge of some profound changes, and the web seems to offer us all a delightful and meaningful way to explore them." D.A. Ross museum director. 

Shopping

By the time a trend, or a look is so 'in'- it is already 'out', and the converse, when something is so 'out', it is destined to be 'in', thus wear what suits you 
Look On-Line || subscription too
Tracks the fashion industry in New York & the web
Bargain Shopping In NYC
by the insider.com
Barbara Mehlman knows where the deals are

Sports

on geocities
Great job of mining for official,  media, & webcast sites
New York Metro Sports on Yahoo 
Find nearly 60 categories
NY Road Runners Club
The world's largest running organization, offers detailed info events, favorite runs, and "peak performance"
 5bbc.org Five Borough Bicycle Club
Seakayaker.com || free Hudson taste

Kayaking is booming and why not Manhattan
Newyorkknicksonline.com is the most comprehensive New York Knicks fanwebsite on the internet - New York Knicks news, scores, schedule, NBA standings, player roster, tickets, player stats and Knicks paraphernalia
collected from around the internet and updated hourly.
Knicks headlines by NewYorkKnicksNews.com

 

Tours

Helicopter Tours
Your best insight into these world famous vistas by theinsider.com.
NewYorkTalksandWalks.com
mailto:[email protected]
Philip Schoenberg. PhD. President: Historians, Professional Tour Guides & Speakers
Photos / Live Cams


Romdog's Brooklyn Bridge Cam

Kids

Kids by citysearch
Can't beat this sidebar menu: EVENTS: Arts & Crafts, Dance, Educational Programs, Film/Video, Games & Sports, Music, Science, Storytelling, Theater SORT by 4 age groups, LOCATIONS: Libraries, Museums, Parks, Stores, Performances, Spaces, & Zoos/Gardens.
Joeboxer.com
How about some silly underwear web fun for the whole family.
Over 600 sorted, described and rated.

Lingo

New York by slanguage.com
New York Terms
by roughguides

Sex

Sex Goddess Responds by models.com
Pink believes in the importance of sex because it creates life. How's your love life?

Safety

CitiDex BANNER6EMERGENCY NUMBERS Emergency Numbers

MEDICAL CARE Medical Care
The CitiDex medical editor is Peter Dohan, M.D

Survival tips
But according to theinsider.com New York is the third most safe big city in America.

Latin-American


 
East-Harlem.com  || Cale

"Although classified as a "poor" community by many, East Harlem is rich non-the-less in culture, political activity, ideas, ideals, religion, and people to name a few."
Latin in NYC Featuring links to New York Magazine special issue on the   
I Love the Bronx
(Official site)
The center of  NYC's large and influential Latin culture 
El Museo Del Barrio || Calendar

Dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

NYC African American Resources by allny.com
Harlem Association for Travel and Tourism
Cool flashed site with lots of help in how to get a deeper appreciation for the cultural treasures of historic Harlem   Tour itineraries  offered too.
smhwhi.gifSTUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM 
|| Directions
C
ontemporary African-American art exhibitions 

 HometoHarlem.comLinks

Deep site with lots of listings.

CARIBBEAN

Jamaica Gleaner Online Diaspora-Now.com
Founder A. M. Pilgrim invites you to become part of his growing network or simply visit his gallery of fine Caribbean artists 80 St. Nicholas Place, Suite 1B New York, New York 10032 Tel. (212) 491-4652.
Put "CaribBeat" in Search for More
Term-limited Caribbean City Council member Una Clarke will challenge veteran US House Rep. Major Owens  in 2000.
Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce

CACCI  provides business development seminars, technical assistance, referrals and training programs to its 1300 members since 1984  718-834-4544 Fax : 834-9774
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg, 5. Mezzanine A, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11205.

WLIB-New York 1190am Radio || WLIB Calendar
Caribbean Music & Talk Radio.

Africa

THE MUSEUM FOR AFRICAN ART
Dedicated to interpreting the richness and variety of African art, culture, and history Designed by Maya Lin  593 Broadway (Houston-Prince Sts.), 966-1313. S N,R,Q to Prince St.; 4,5,6,A,D,E to Spring/Lafayette Sts. B M5,M6.
African Links by sas.UPenn.edus || Travel || Arts || African Studies || Black/African Resources || Africa Links by Country
The yahoo or definitive list. Carnaval.com supports the philosophy behind the yahoo acronym: Y Y
ou Always Have Other Options

Beautifully designed link directory
African Intelligence by indigo-net.com
Search  for articles from:  The Indian Ocean Newsletter, Africa Energy & Mining, La Lettre du Continent and Maghreb Confidentiel & pay $3.

BRAZILIAN

NY Brazilian Consulate -New York ||[email protected]
1185 Avenue of the Americas, 21st Floor NY, NY 10036-2601  (212) 827-0976 Fax: (212) 827-0225||Around the World
in Oct'99 launched a USA to Brazil visitor initiative. Best spot to monitor if the visitor requirements change is  Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco.
Curtindone's Brazilian Guide to New York
in Portuguese with a little English
Brazil in New York City & add-a-link
Check for  events & what other visitors recommend here 
Brazil Trade & Business

Brazil Trade & Business

& add-a-link
Lots of links to lots of links in our aForum.com
Brazzil.com  || Brazzil-New York listings || Rodney Mello
Huge archive of excellent writing on Brazilian culture, politics, music and travel. Subscribe to this popular and controversial  print magazine for only US $3 for 12 issues in USA.
GAY / LESBIAN / BISEXUAL

Papermag's Gay guide inc.
"..it's a relief to see that Killjoy Giuliani hasn't squeezed every drop of jizz out of the gay community. Sure, we've got a long way to go before we recapture the perverted pandemonium that made this city great"
New
York City Pride
Producer of giant June parade
Gaycenter.org Lots of Links w/ commentary.
(16 as of 10/99
)
 NYC by woofbyte || directory || nightlife
Peter Boot's Guide to Fetish in NY & London

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