TRAVEL TOOLS
TRAVEL TOOLS

NEW YORK TRAVEL TOOLS

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GETTING THERE
Our Guide to Budget Air Travel (the best place to save) is our most frequently updated non-forum page here. The Carnaval.com Travel Forum has lots of links as well as a way for you to share something with us.  

Airports
Quick Aid Guide to Airports
Ground Transportation, Hotel Information, Airlines, Terminal Map, and Airport Yellow Pages for most USA Airports.

Trains
Amtrak
To book see your travel agent, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or book on-line at http://reservations.amtrak.com. Thinking about a side trip to Washington D.C.? the best way to go is the fastest train in North America, the 125 mile per hour Metroliner A 3 hour trip w/ stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Online Amtrak Schedules
/all volunteer authorized effort.
Trains to New York City Webguide
Canadian Viarail
NARP

National Association of Railroad Passengers needs your help.

Driving

Get a complete list of directions from City to City. Decide between quickest and shortest.

Yahoo's Point to Point
If you've got an address might as well get all the details (maximum 1000 miles)

Customs
US State Dept. Passport Services
for US citizens who need a passports.
Passportexpress.com and Travisa.com
specialize in getting USA passports and other travel docs issued as quickly as possible.
The Embassy page
List of links for US-based embassies and consulates.
Embassies & Consulates in New York
Good resource in need of some of some further on-line additions.
Embassies of Washington D.C.
few offsite links but comprehensive.

Tourism Offices

List of 7 offices & 4 web-sites.
I Love New York State

Official New York State Tourism Site w/ lots of information and links (1-800-642-5313 and 518-465-4125).

REGIONAL GUIDES
New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey- stand at the heart of the most populated and industrialized corner of the US".
Welcome to New York State
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The state's visitor promotion web site is packed with good information
2 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019 USA
Tel. (800) NYC-VISIT (United States and Canada)
Tel. (212) 397-8222 (all other areas)  Fax (212) 245-5943
Are We there yet:
"The ultimate fieldtrip resource." Has an outstanding database of brochures on worthwhile Places to visit in New York as well as surrounding areas like New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Many of these are relatively free
Campnet
No big apple camping options here but this well reviewed guide is both informative and comprehensive for US & Canada.

MONEY
The Salary Calculator
From the Home Buyer's Fair. Before you make the move to where many consider the global capital of the world you may wish to see how much you need to make to maintain your quality of life.

DIRECTORY SERVICES
http://www.hotmail.com
Very fast e-mail look-up combined with the most flexible way to retrieve your e-mail from any computer with web access.
http://www.four11.com
Looks impressive anyway. In Deutsch, Espaņol, Francais, Italiano, Portuguese and English for free E-Mail and look up in Yellow Pages w/ tie-in to other directories. Plus some newer free services like Notifyme, dotCOM yourself, & Voice E-Mail.

WEATHER
Weather.com on New York State
Pick your City or go tri-state.

MEDIA CAPITOL OF THE WORLD

Museum of Television & Radio
( 25 West 52nd St.) Actually New York shares the title of "media capital of the world" with Los Angeles, California and this museum maintains locations in both. Click here if your planning on setting foot in the NYC MTR museum also there is the NBC Studios (30 Rockefeller Plaza) How to get tickets to NYC TV shows.

NYC TV Shows
Midi theme song actually sounds good.
NYPD Blue
A webguide and that wonderful obsessive detail we look for.
The Unofficial Howard Stern Show Sounds Page
Lots great moments captured in au. & wav. which should work fine with no plug-in if you using a >3.0 browser.
This Norwegian fan has got RealVideo support.

HISTORY
Lots of Links by the Museum of New York City
plus there is their list of links to other NYC dot-orgs with historical missions.
Mediabridge.com
History/Facts on NYC inc/ with a version of where the name "big apple" comes from.
NY Public Library's Schomburg Center
documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world contains over 5,000,000 items and provides many unique services and programs.
"Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro" from March 1925 Survey Graphic
An important piece of history originally created by Alain Locke then a professor of philosophy at Howard University.

100 years of NYC's most striking architectural entities, the high-rises symbolic of the metropolis
New York City Tattoo
The oral history of an urban art" is also a book. Early this century mechanical tattooing was invented in New York City when Samuel O'Reilly modified Thomas Edison's "Electric Engraving Pen" and created the first device which could mechanically inscribe a tattoo into the skin.
A Guide to the 1964/65 New York World's Fair
1939/40 New York World's Fair
The 1964/65 New York World's Fair
Was a powerful historical landmark representing a changing of the guard from the innocence and trust in American institutions to a more cynical worldview. This hopeful vision of progress opened shortly after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy shocked the nation. The years ahead would note this great fete as the time when the first disenchanted voices of opposition to the country's role in the Vietnam war would lead to the people's loss of unquestioned faith in the goodness of the USA's world view. Visit this site's memorabilia of the last great World's Fair and reflect upon the last hurrah for an optimistic if somewhat nihilistic view of a state of America we can no longer aspire to. However, Carnaval culture invites the cycle to repeat itself except with an updated world view reflecting fewer borders, greater diversity and an optimistic joyful take on our place as the generation stepping forward into the great multicultural dance of the 21st century.


TRADE & CULTURAL EXCHANGE
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Brooklyn Goes Global (BGG) by brooklynchamber.com

Prepares Brooklyn companies to compete in the global marketplace.

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