Top Websites for New York City

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New York Magazine
Covers news, restaurants, bars, entertainment, fashion and shopping in New York.

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The Village Voice
Good NYC resource for music, events, the arts, theater, restaurants, bars & clubs, shopping. Includes "best of" and reviews. Nice options for refined filtering.

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New York Daily News
Daily News entertainment listings include more locations and categories than many other sources. This includes covering areas outside of New York City. "What", "Where" and "When" search feature provides additional browsing options.

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New York Times
Features handpicked and readers' suggestions on where to stay; where to eat; what to do; when to go, New York City map and more.

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NYC Go
Good overview for planning a trip to New York City. Practical and useful information, resources and links.

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Time Out New York
In addition to providing comprehensive event and editorial coverage for arts and entertainment, Time Out New York provides extensive search options to help fine tune browsing. For example, under "Music and Nightlife" you can search major categories like price, neighborhood and event type, but then also filter additional categories like "Good For" and "Who".

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NYC.gov
Official New York City website that offers comprehensive, detailed information for visitors, residents and businesses including agencies, programs, services, things to do, events, where to stay and much more.

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NYC.com
Popular site for tourists. Features a small database of a few hundred listings that includes Broadway and event tickets, New York Tours and more.
1-888-847-4869

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NY.com
Features general planning information, sightseeing, hotel bookings, shopping, sports, music and nightlife.

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Long Island Newsday
Explore Long Island includes restaurants, bars & clubs, entertainment, recreation, kids, shopping, events and more. Full access to this site by subscription. However, most content is available for free.

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MTA
MTA New York City Transit Travel information.

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Hop Stop
A great trip planning resource when using New York City subways and buses. Includes door-to-door transit directions and map covering MTA, PATH, LIRR and MetroNorth. Includes Bronx, Queens, Nanhattan, Brooklyn and more. Good for multiple destinations.
646-558-1900

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Comprehensive portal for New York City parks, athletic and recreational facilities with multiple filtering options for location, accessibility and much more. PLAY: Everything from bocce, tennis and handball courts to golf courses, skate parks and playgrounds. MOVE: Basketball courts, horseback riding trails and recreation centers. SWIM: Beaches, pools and recreation centers. SAIL: Boating, marinas, kayak, canoes and paddleboat rentals.

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511 NY
Call 511 anywhere in New York State for traffic, travel and transit information.

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Yelp
Ratings and reviews (with refined filters) for restaurants, activities, hotels, businesses, shops, arts & entertainment and more.

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Goby
Explore things-to-do from 350 categories. Browse food and drink; events; places to stay; adventure & extreme; places of interest; outdoor recreation; sightseeing & tours; arts & culture; family fun; play sports; entertainment & nightlife; health & beauty; offbeat attractions.

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Tripadvisor
Emphasis on community ratings and reviews for hotels, restaurants and things to do. Also includes popular travel forums and helpful articles on a wide range of interests and needs.

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Yahoo
Information and reviews for restaurants, hotels and things to do. Includes filtering options by neighborhood and other options.

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Craigslist
Craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.

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NYC.gov
Comprehensive information, services and resources for residents of New York City including: consumer information; documents and records; education; environment; health & human services; housing & buildings; boroughs; public safety; public sanitation; things to do and transportation.

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Weather Underground
Weather Underground's comprehensive site for New York City weather including: weather at a glance; extended forecast; current data (e.g. windchill, pollen); regional & hourly forecast; webcams; coastal water temperature and much more.

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Bing.com
Over 10 million images/pictures of New York City (e.g. landmarks, maps. and a half a million videos.

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CBS Local Traffic
Nice interactive map with comprehensive information on traffic conditions in and around New York City.

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About.com New York City Maps
Portal including links to over 40 New York City maps including subways, buses, railroads, neighborhoods, driving walking and more.

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NYC.gov City Map
Popular New York City interactive search for location map.

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NYC Go Maps
New York City interactive maps & guides including subway and bike maps; official visitor's guide; parks & recreation centers; to do by neighborhood and official visitor guides and map.

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MTA's Weekend Subway Travel Planner
MTA's weekends-only website featuring an interactive map that helps you plan your subway travel from late Friday through early Monday. Includes a Trip Planner to help you navigate around any service changes.

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NYC.gov Events
Citywide events calendar. Search or browse for events by borough and category (e.g. cultural, street, kids, holiday, tours, free).

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Timeout New York Event Calendar
This week in New York including festivals and markets, museums, zoos and gardens, upcoming events.

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Lonely Planet - New York City
Geared to adventure and budget travelers. Includes succinct information, resources on all major areas of interest (e.g hotels, restaurants, attractions) plus work and study.

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Frommers
Popular budget travel guides. Hand-picked selections, reviews and advice for hotels, restaurants, things to see/do and more.

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Fodors
Comprehensive content regarding accommodations, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, itineraries. Includes professional, editorial and consumer reviews.

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Nile Guide
In addition to hotels, restaurants, nightlife and things to do, Nileguide offers nice social networking features, "Ask a local" and "Itineraries", which includes multiple filtering options.

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10 Best
Emphasis on their editor's picks for the 10 Best in each category or sub-category for restaurants, activities, hotels, nightlife, shopping.

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Travel DK
Popular guidebooks. Editorial selections on all the usual categories (e.g. accommodations, places of interest). Nice features include "create your own guide" and "practical information".

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Lets Go
Budget guides written by students. Includes videos, blogs, forums, value lodging, restaurants, nightlife, maps, study abroad and much more.

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Rough Guides
Guides for off-the-beaten path travelers. Hand-picked recommendations for things not to miss, accommodations, eating, drinking shopping. Nice practical information for "getting around" (e.g. car, bike, bus, foot etc.)

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Moon
Emphasis is on day trips and trip ideas in and around New York City.

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Travel and Leisure
Themed travel articles, award-winning hotels, T&L’s editorially reviewed restaurants and selective activities.

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Wcities
Includes events, bars and cafes, restaurants, attractions, hotels, shopping and guides.

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Grid Skipper
Maps and news for urban travelers. Includes weblogs about urban travel and leisure, especially those that want to "get off the grid from time to time".

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Concierge
Editor's picks for hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, see and do.

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Word Travels
Succinct, high-priority information. Includes attractions, events, tours, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, airports, transport, health, contacts (i.e. embassies), climate, currency, visa & passport, photos, tour operators, hostels & more.

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About.com New York City
Good resource for planning and researching a trip to New York City. Practical information, articles and editorial suggestions for restaurants, things to do, hotels and more.

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101 Reasons to Visit New York
Includes links to all recommendations.

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Conde Naste Traveller
Hand-picked, highly selective recommendations from editors of Conde Naste Traveller: restaurants, hotels, nightlife, see and do.

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Wikitravel
Open source travel guides. Excellent detailed information on transportation options "Getting around". Also includes information on attractions, hotels, restaurants and more.

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Destination 360
Emphasis on succinct, editorial recommendations on a wide variety of subjects (e.g. things to do, hotels etc.)

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About.com Manhattan
Detailed, informative guide to Manhattan. Includes Things to do; restaurants and nightlife; activities; neighborhoods; living there; careers and jobs; education and learning; family and kids and much more.

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City Search
Covers more than 75,000 locations nationwide. Combines in-the-know editorial recommendations, candid user comments and expert advice from local businesses. Keeps you connected to the most popular and undiscovered places wherever you are.

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Top Tips for New York City

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Best NYC Smartphone Apps
Comprehensive list of the best NYC apps compiled by the editors of nycgo.com.

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Recreation Planning Resource
Before your trip, plan out your recreation options. New York City Parks offers a perfect resource to begin imagining your trip.

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Travel Advice
Safety suggestions for riding taxis, trains, subways and public transportation.

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Go to expensive restaurants at lunch.
Not only is it cheaper, but it will usually be easier to get reservations.

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Bags With Shoulder Straps
Generally safer than holding a purse or handbag (which are much easier to steal). Make sure you wear the bag with the pockets/flap toward your body.

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Crowded Areas
Be guarded and vigilant for pickpockets in crowds. Keep your purse or pack in front or close to your body.

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Top Articles for New York City

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Zoos and Aquariums
Comprehensive resource and information with descriptive links and editorial comments regarding the seven major Zoos & Aquariums in New York City.

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Where to Hike Near New York City
You can maneuver through the tourists on Broadway, but can you master the Mohonk Scramble? See New York City - and beyond - from a different side, guided by these six hiking groups.

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New York City Restaurant Week

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Top 6 Ways To Get Discount Tickets to the Performing Arts

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New York Theatre Information Page
Comprehensive overview of the New York theatre scene.

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5 Essential Mobile Apps
The best apps for finding food in New York City.

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Best Outdoor Activities in New York City

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10 Most Popular New York City Tourist Attractions and Landmarks

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New York City's 9 Best Parks

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Things to See & Do In Brooklyn

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Top Social for New York City

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Tripadvisor
The mother of all New York City forums. Includes over 94,000 topics. Good place to ask a question.

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Tripadvisor FAQs
Frequently asked questions on NYC culled from over 94,000 topics. Also, check out “right nav” column on “Top Questions About NYC” and “NYC Itineraries”

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Yelp
Active local, community discussions with highly refined search options (e.g. my conversations, local questions & answers, events, food, travel, shopping). Include/invite friends using email addresses.

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Ask.com
Active, robust community weblog whose purpose is to share links and discuss content that users have discovered on the web. Includes over 1,800 New York City posts.

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Where I've Been
Travel community. Select country and topics of interest. Ask a question or start a conversation and let the community help you. Create a friends list.

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Travel Blogs
Includes hundreds of top-rated blogs about New York City. Use the little search box at the top of the page to refine your search (e.g. New York City; New York City Restaurants (or search for blogs for any other city, lifestyle, interest etc.)

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Ask a New Yorker
Popular, active forum. Posts categorized by neighborhood.

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Lonely Planet
One of the Internets most popular and highly acclaimed travel community forums. Browse through over 14,000 NYC posts.

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Top Deals for New York City

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Fantabulously Frugal
Portal/directory (with direct links) to over 30 New York City daily deal sites, sample sites and more.

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Tripadvisor Deals
Tripadvisor’s New York City hotel, vacation package and car rental deals.

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Yip It
Collects discounts from all the major coupon and voucher sites and lists them (e.g. Groupon, Tippr, Travelzoo)

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Dealery
This aggregator searches multiple daily deal sites like Groupon and Tippr to help you find discounts on restaurants and other services.

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New York Hotel Deals
Hotel deals site which searches thirty other hotel sites including Hotels.com, Expedia and Travelocity. Includes multiple criteria for preferences and refined searches (e..g. hotel type, features, distance)

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Shop At Home
Search 1000's of online stores. Get cash back rewards and online coupons.

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Airfare Watch Dog
Specializes in bargains, fire sales and price war fares. See "Today's list of bargains". Many of the deals are not listed elsewhere.

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Ebates
Deals and cash back from over 1,200 stores.

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Southwest Airlines
Southwest airlines weekly travel deals: flights, car rentals, hotel offers, cruises and vacation packages

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Gilt City
75% off of restaurants, spas, events and more.

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Deal Base
Meta-search comparison travel shopping site. Features like 'deal alerts', 'new alerts' and 'deal analyzer' provide additional, unique benefits.

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Blackboard Eats
"Unreal deals from the best restaurants". BlackboardEats is a free email service providing exclusive deals at top restaurants in New York, handpicked and written by food editors and writers.

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Daily Candy
Daily Candys’ deals on “NYC hidden gems” at 40 to 70% off.

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Groupon
Deep discounts on (some over 80%) restaurants, spas, health and beauty, fitness, entertainment and more.

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Restaurant
Save money on restaurants with gift certificates. Includes maps, menus, and virtual tours of participating restaurants. Browse by neighborhood and refine search with options such as cuisine type and special features.
1-888-745-6991

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About.com
Good article with selective links to NYC deals for theater, travel packages, hotels, restaurants, museums and more.

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2011 New York City Entertainment Book
Over $12,000 worth of local coupons including 288 restaurant coupons. Cost is $15 plus free shipping.

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Queens Mamas
Best deal-a-day sites for New York City (with emphasis on kids)

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Deal Find
One coupon each day for things to eat, see, do and buy in New York (e.g. Save 50% to 90% on New York City restaurants).

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City Search
Citysearch's best deals for New York, NY Metro. Also Includes best deals from Tippr, Gilt City and Groupon. Search by keyword or category. Large database.

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Scout Mob
Big discounts from local eateries and bars, including occasional free deals. Coupon codes can be sent to your mobile device.

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