About New York

Let's have a look around into background of New York

New York is referred by many synonymous names like ‘The Big Apple’ and ‘The City That Never Sleeps. There’s extreme diversity crammed into one place where millions of people from diverse race and background throng and call it their home.

The metal and glass-clad high rises nicely fuse with the charm of the old-world Victorian structures etched with emblems and statues. The name of the city instantly brings to mind the iconic structures like the Statue of Liberty, the lofty Empire State Building and the iconic Wall Street with its famous charging bull.

Whether you take a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, ferry to Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty, the cities’ memory would never fade away.

You just can’t miss a stroll down the busiest place in the world- the Times Square. Large neon hoardings, music in the background, busy sidewalks and the smell of hot dogs and fresh pretzels are simply unforgettable.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) and New York’s very own Central Park where you see every style, fashion, and behavior are its other famous landmarks. 

  • Counties: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
  • StateNew York
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 40.7141667
  • Longitude: -74.0063889
  • Time zone: America / New York
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in New York

New York’s climate ranges between the warm and humid subtropical to humid continental. The temperature falls below freezing point and snows profusely in January and February. Summers are warm marked by hot days and late sunset prevailing from June going way up till September. Winters season is chilly and crisp though the sky remains clear mostly. It lasts from November through April in northern New York, and retracts slightly early in the southern New York.

Summers can be a bit hot but the mild spring season and the autumn month makes for a perfect time to plan a trip to New York.

  • Climate:  Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to June and September to Early November  


It is the most densely populated city of the state of New York of the U.S.A. with a population of about 8,550,405 (2015 Census)

Distance from New York center to Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (Busiest Airport for International Passengers of North America), Newark Liberty International Airport (4th Busiest US Gateways), and LaGuardia Airport.

  • Driving Distance: 19 miles / 31 km (JFK)
  • Driving Time: 38 Minutes (JFK International Airport)
  • Languages: Of 800 languages spoken in New York City English is followed by 51 percent followed by Spanish and then Chinese.

Modes of transport


Most popular airlines that fly to New York are Virgin Atlantic, United, Air Canada, Delta, Lufthansa, KLM, Qatar, Norwegian, and WOW air. Being a popular destination all major airline fly to New York and the route is always busy with flights ticket getting more expensive in November and December. January and February are the quietest months and airlines come up with attractive offers during the slack period to boost the sales.

New York’s subways cover most of the Manhattan and nearby areas. Buying a metro card solves the purpose of commuting in the metro and utilizing the large network of bus routes.

  • Airport:  John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport
  • Rail: New York City Subway.
  • Road: Bus – MTA Regional Bus operations (RBO); Taxi – Yellow Taxicabs

Customs and Tipping

Tips in New York are greatly expected and appreciated as well. There may be an increased number of restaurants that are implementing a no-tipping policy however they add a service charge in the bill itself.

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2  

Nearby Tourist Cities

Jersey City


It has earned the place as the second most populated city in the US sate of New Jersey.

  • Climate: Humid Subtropical climate
  • Best Time to Visit: January to April
Tourist Attractions
  • Liberty State Park
  • Jersey Shore
  • Ellis Island 



One of the oldest European cities of the US, Newark is the most populous city of New Jersey.

  • Climate - Humid Subtropical and Humid continental climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May (Spring Season)
Tourist Attractions
  • Essex County Courthouse
  • John Ballantine House
  • Branch Brook Park

Emergency Contact Numbers in New York city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: (718) 330-1234
  • Cab: +1-800-609-8731 (Yellow Cab Toll Free Number)
  • Airport: (718) 244-4444 (John F. Kennedy International Airport)
  • Hospital: (877) RED-CROSS (American Red Cross)


New York has more to it than the Parties in Brooklyn, US Open at the Flushing Meadows in Queens, and the New Year Ball Drop at the Times Square.  Winter is just catching up and there are many events and occasions lined up like the 92nd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade where 50-foot balloons of cartoon characters and superheroes float in the air followed by the iconic ball drop and in times square and the Rockefeller tree lighting ceremony.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade New York City
  • New York Comic-Con
  • Electric Zoo – Music Festival

Tourist Attractions

New York is an extremely lively city with lots of activities and places to visit. The whole list of choice gets somewhat overwhelming but its best to start with Manhattan’s topmost building; the Empire Square to get a bird’s eye view of the entire city from the 86th and 102nd floors that provide mesmerizing 360° view of the city or reserve a table at the 101st floor at the One World Observatory.

Kids simply love the Christmas tree and the ice rink at the Rockefeller Center combined with the tour of the NBC studios at the Top Of The Rocks.

Check out one of the most visited museums in the world; The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is the 10th most viewed museum in the world. The American Museum of Natural History at the top of the list of the best Science museums in the world.

Walk through the themed rooms of the Madam Tussauds Museum which houses more than 200 figures.

Some must-see places in New York include the beautiful American Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island and Coney Island, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, and Times Square.

  • Statue of Liberty
  • The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

Theatre & Concerts

  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • The Phantom of the Opera

Visit Top Restaurants in New York

  • Gabriel Kreuther
  • Los Tacos No. 1
  • Pisillo Italian Panini

Top Shopping Centers in New York

From the fashionable boutiques of La Jolla to the thriving antique district in Ocean Beach, San Diego has things that suit all tastes and interests.

Try La Jolla if you like to buy upscale clothing, art and jewelry items. The Westfield Horton Plaza and Fashion Valley are other upscale urban shopping mall located near the waterfront.

The Gaslamp Quarter has many big brands and a few quirky independent boutiques and offers some of the best shopping experience in the downtown district amidst a traditional Victorian charm.

And if you like to pick a perfect vintage piece to embellish your living room, there is the Ocean Beach Antique District where hundreds of antique dealer sell souvenirs and antique pieces.

  • Chelsea Market
  • The Strand Bookstore
  • Economy Candy

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Frick Collection
  • Shakespeare Garden
  • Agora Gallery

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • langoustines– Daniel
  • Wild Alaskan King Salmon – Per Se
  • Carne Asada Tacos – Los Tacos No. 1

Sports Club

Headquarter for National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer and National Hockey League

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $2.67 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $2.50 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $3360.29
  • Cheap meal: $18.00
  • Gasoline: $0.68 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $75.00

Information about Miami

Nearby Tourist Cities

Modes of transport

Miami is a major transportation center. Direct passenger rail service is available to the U.S. Interstate bus lines also serve widely and is connected with the Florida Turnpike and the interstate highway system.

  • Airport: Miami International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak
  • Road: Bus: Greyhound Lines


Fort Lauderdale Hollywood FLL is the nearest and one of the cheapest areas to fly to in all of the U.S. Besides FLL, another nearby airport is West Palm Beach PBI is 62 miles and there always seems to be some sale or other going on

Among U.S. airports, MIA handles second-highest number of international passengers and is also one of the busiest airports in the world especially suitable for flights to Latin America and Europe, as well as to cities in the United States.

Driving Distance: 7 miles / 11 km

Driving Time: 14 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish.

Customs and Tipping

Tipping is not obligatory in Miami and is often included in the check. It is discretionary and if completely unsatisfied, one can ask the manager to remove the tip from the check and when the service it is satisfactory, one can add 15-18% to the check.

To Sommelier or Wine Steward it is 15% of the bottle price.

For doorman calling the cab, it proper to pay $2, for concierge $5-10 and for the valet parking, $2 is enough

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: $5 Minimum
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5