Below you find resources that will help you plan your trip to NYC. Use these websites to find out about great deals, events taking place during the period of your stay and much more.
NYC Visitor Information
NYC Visitor Information is the primary tourist information center. They are able to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your stay in New York City.
NYC & Company
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Other phone numbers related to NYC Tourism Information:
- Better Business Bureau: 212-533-6200
- Time Square Visitors Ctr: 212-869-1890
- MTA Information: 718-330-1234
- Cultural Affairs: 212-513-9300
- NY State Travel Info: 1-800-225-5697
NYC Web sites – Quick links
- TimeOut New York
New York Timeout is a website that provides you with a lot of information and things to do in New York City. You can also see every day offers and much more.
TheaterMania.com is your source for getting Broadway tickets, Off-Broadway tickets and theater tickets across the U.S. at great prices. TheaterMania has theater news, reviews and discount tickets for your favorite Broadway shows as well as the other major theater markets across the country.
- NY Nightlife
Gives you an overview over the NYC nightlife.
New York City is home to top-notch museums in art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Check out this site for more information.
NYC Antique Dealers and Auctioneers
- New York Show Tickets
Discounted Broadway Tickets and Free TV Show Tickets in New York City.
- Major League Events
Find information about tickets and game schedules for your favorite baseball team.
Find tickets for concerts, sport events and more around the city.
New York State Travel & Tourism
To speak with a travel counselor, call during regular business hours (Eastern Standard Time) at 800/CALL-NYS (U.S., territories, possessions and Canada) or 518/474-4116 (all other areas).
The New York Pass is a ‘smart card’ - like a credit card with a computer chip inside - which allows you completely cash free entry to over 70 New York tourist attractions. It’s a bit like an ‘all you can eat’ buffet - once you’ve bought your New York Pass you don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions covered by the pass and the more sights you see, the more money you save.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building's Observatory is the highlight of New York's skyline, reaching 1,250 feet above the city. Experience stunning views of the city and beyond from the top of one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck has one of New York’s most breathtaking views!
Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is more than a monument. She is a beloved friend, a living symbol of freedom to millions around the world. These exhibits are a tribute to the people who created her, to those who built and paid for her, to the ideals she represents, and to the hopes she inspires.
New York City is home to top-notch museums in art, architecture, photography, natural history, television, radio and technology. Click on the links below for more information.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
The Brooklyn Museum is one of the largest art museums in the United States and one of the premier art institutions in the world. Its permanent collections include a wide range of objects from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, representing almost every culture in the world. It is housed in a 560,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts building.
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents
1071 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan's Museum Mile, is by area one of the world's largest art galleries. There is also a much smaller second location at "The Cloisters" in Upper Manhattan that features medieval art.
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) is home to oneof the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art.
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Click here for a complete list of New York City museums.
Christmas Tree Lightening
The Christmas tree lightening at the Rockefeller Center is one of NYC's big winter highlights. The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by the 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013. Click here for more information.
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade travels down Central Park West from 77th Street to Columbus Circle along Central Park South to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 34th Street and along 34th Street to Macy's Herald Square (34th Street).
New York City Marathon
The ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually.
The tournament comes to New York City's National Tennis Center each August/September.
NYC Events Calendar
Visit the NYC.gov site for a list of events throughout the city.
- Police/Fire/Ambulance: 911
- Crime Hot Line: 212-577-777
- Poison Control: 212-340-4494
- District Attorney: 212-335-9000
- Legal Aid Society: 212-577-3300
NYC Government Information
NYC 311 - City of New York directory assistance covering events, attractions and other citywide information.
Dial 311 in Manhattan (NYC), Staten Island, Bronx, Queens and Long Island.
Dial 212-639-9675 outside of Manhattan (NYC), Staten Island, Bronx, Queens and Long Island. This is a toll call.