Once you arrive in New York City for BEA, a world of excitement awaits! There's plenty of time to get out of the Javits Center and experience all that NYC has to offer—world-class dining, shopping, one-of-a-kind shows, entertainment, and more.
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Dining in New York City is always an exciting, authentic experience, whether it's a casual brunch, a four-course meal or a late-night snack on the run. Whether you are in the mood for traditional coal-oven pizza, fresh hand-pulled Chinese noodles or juicy dry-aged steak, New York City has it all. Check out nycgo's dining section for more information on where to eat.
While you're in the City, you'll certainly want to visit our most famous landmarks, but don't forget to wander through the boroughs' historic neighborhoods, such as Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Heights, Coney Island and Astoria. Plus, getting around NYC is easy—you can take a cab, rent a bike, hop on a boat or a bus or take the subway to wherever you want to go.
NYC is the ultimate shopping destination. Discover one-of-a-kind handcrafted wares on the streets of the West Village and SoHo, savor delicious imported Italian delicacies on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx or explore Queens and Brooklyn boutiques. Click here for more details.
It's always an exciting time to be in New York City—with Broadway shows, popular concerts, glamorous clubs, and more, you won't run out of ways to entertain yourself. There's something thrilling happening in NYC every day and night.
Getting Around NYC
Subway or Bus
The best way to get around NYC is through a combination of walking and mass transit. NYC’s subways and buses are inexpensive, operate 24/7, provide a fun way to extend sightseeing, and get you where you need to go, fast. Other interborough connections include ferries and even an aerial tramway.
- Getting an MTA MetroCard—this is the first step to navigating the City by subway or bus.
- Purchase a MetroCard at any subway station from multilingual machines (which accept cash, ATM cards and credit cards) or booth attendants.
- Choose a pay-per-ride or an unlimited-ride MetroCard.
- Single subway or bus ride is $2.50 (minimum purchase for a pay-per-ride MetroCard is $4.50)
- Unlimited MetroCard enables users to ride as often as they like within a fixed time period: seven days ($29) or 30 days ($104).
- Varying discounts are given when purchasing multiple rides, and for seniors (age 65 and older) and disabled riders.
- View a map of New York City’s subway and bus system.
The City’s yellow fleet of taxicabs is regulated by the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). Taxicabs operate 24 hours, provide door-to-door service and accept cash or credit cards.
- Hailing a taxi—stand at the curb and look for a yellow cab with an illuminated white number on top.
- Off-duty cabs display the illuminated words “Off Duty” on the same sign.
- Board and exit the cab curbside.
- Fees—minimum meter fare is $2.50
- Prices increase based on the distance and duration of the trip (assume prices are higher during peak rush-hour traffic).
- Surcharges apply to the meter price Monday–Friday, 4–8pm, and nightly, 8pm–6am.
- Drivers appreciate a 15–20 percent gratuity at the end of a trip.
- Bridge and tunnel tolls are extra (and not included in the taxi’s metered fare).
- More info—visit nyc.gov/taxi or call the City’s information hotline, 311.
RIDERS BEWARE! While hailing a taxi outside a famous NYC landmark or while waiting in a cab line, you may be approached by a driver offering you lower rates or quicker service to utilize their personal livery vehicle. These vehicles are not approved, regulated nor inspected by the State of New York. These vehicles should be avoided at all costs. Visit nyc.gov/taxi or call the City's information hotline, 311, for more information.