New York City

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Like many large cities, New York is divided and subdivided by its residents into various districts and quarters. The city's five boroughs are actually different counties -- each one with independent local governments and cultures. Each borough has individual neighborhoods -- some of only a few blocks in size -- that have personalities lauded in music and movies. Where you live, work and play in New York says something to New Yorkers about who you are.
The five boroughs are:
Brooklyn
Queens
The Bronx
Staten Island
Manhattan

Most people think of Manhattan when they think of New York City, also known as The City. New York City is actually spread across five different counties - one borough per county. The island of Manhattan is long and narrow.
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not good? oh well fuhggedaboudit!". It is also a city of opportunity, culture and creativity like no other in the U.S. or in the world. New Yorkers think of themselves as the best and toughest, and usually are. It offers the best of everything. Sometimes it offers the worst of everything too and you should be prepared for both.

New York City is served by several airports. John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Newark Liberty (NWK) are international airports. LaGuardia (LGA) is a small old airport but provides much of the domestic service for the city including the shuttles to Boston and Washington DC.
It is possible to reach all three airports by public transportation but it is neither easy nor convenient. Both JFK and LGA are reachable by a combination of subway and bus. The newly opened JFK Airtrain is available by taking the subway, bus or Long Island Railroad to Jamaica Center and transferring there for an additional cost.
It would be wise to expect at least a 90 minute trip from midtown to JFK or LGA as a minimum. Also the lack of elevators will make bringing luggage up and down subway stairs difficult. Taxis and suburban shared ride vans are available. Use the phones provided near baggage claim, or go to the taxi dispatcher. See taxis
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It is a popular visitors spot for photography and Park information. Mid-Park at 79th Street (212) 772-0210 Open 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday-Monday
Cathedral St. John The Divine Amsterdam Avenue between 110-112th Streets; http://www.stjohndivine.org/ The world's largest gothic cathedral...a work in progress for over a century!
Lincoln Center Broadway at 64th Street; http://www.lincolncenter.org/ The world's largest cultural complex. See theater, symphonies, ballet, opera, movies, art exhibits or just wander the architecturally beautiful buildings.
The Cloisters http://www.ny.com/museums/cloisters.html Located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, the building incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters--quadrangles enclosed by a roofed or vaulted passageway, or arcade--and from other monastic sites in southern France. It's gardens are a great way to spend a nice afternoon. Pay for the Cloisters or the Metropolitan Museum, and see both for one price.
Carnegie Hall 154 West 57th Street;

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