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Rent a Bike

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Central Park is huge. It's 60 blocks long and 4 avenues wide so it takes a lot of time to walk through it without missing any spot of this great oasis in the middle of the skyscraper jungle.
So go to the Boathouse on the lake (77th street metro stop is the closest) and rent a bike. DO NOT rent them from the people outside the park. It’ll cost you like 9$ per hour (45$ the whole day). Then ride to the Diary to get a map and you’re good to go!

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Awesome place to rent a bike
One of the cheapest places in the city to rent bikes ($7/hour, or $35/day) and close to Central Park.The people that work there are cool and super knowledgeable.Bikes are generally well maintained.Bike Rental comes with free helmets and cycling map. The location, cost, and service is nice. I'd happily rent here again.
They offer 55% off when you make an online reservation.
Phone : 1 -347-713-0013

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MetroCard (Use it!)

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Thinking you can go everywhere by walking in NYC is a common error among freshman tourists. You’ll hear yourself saying things like: “It’s only 10 blocks!”. Well, ten blocks is a lot… especially when you probably have 20 more blocks on your back.

Buy a metro-card. They are cheap and convenient. You have a lot of different kinds of cards: day pass, three day pass, 7-Day pass… and you don’t need to buy more than one: they’re rechargeable. At first you’d think you’re not going to take the

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Top of the Rock VS. Empire State

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Everyone knows that the Empire State Building is a must visit in NYC but what most people don’t know is that The Top Of The Rock is much better. T.O.T.R. is a little less high but it gives you a view that you can’t get from the Empire State. It gives you a fantastic view of Manhattan, including Central Park and the Empire State Building.
Both cost 18$ and have great views but if you just want to do one, I strongly recommend you to choose Top of the Rock. See my pictures to judge for yourself.

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