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Attraction Passes The New York CityPASS offers a savings of 40 percent off combined admission to six New York City attractions. The ticket booklet covers admission with no waiting in ticket lines to the American Museum of Natural History, the Empire State Building Experience and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in addition to the following three options: 1) Choose either a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise or the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and 2) Either the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum or the Top of the Rock observation deck, and 3) Either the National September 11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

New York CityPASS ticket booklets are valid for 9 days from the first date of use and can be purchased at the included attractions. For current pricing and information, phone (888) 330-5008 (in the U.S. and Canada) or (208) 787-4300.

New York City Explorer Pass is an all-access digital pass to more than 80 top New York-area attractions, sightseeing tours and museums. Choose from attractions including the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, National September 11 Memorial Museum, a double-decker bus tour and boat cruises. The Explorer Pass is available in increments of 3, 4, 5, 7 or 11 attractions and is valid for 30 days from the first date of use. It is available at (800) 887-9103.

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Travel Information

City Population



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Sales Tax

The sales tax in New York City is 8.875 percent. The tax on hotel rooms is 14.75 percent plus $2 per room, per day occupancy fee. Car rental tax is 19.875 percent.



Police (non-emergency)

Use local precinct phone number.


Mount Sinai Brooklyn, (718) 252-3000; Elmhurst Hospital Center, in Flushing, (718) 334-4000; Mount Sinai Medical Center, (212) 241-6500; New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, (212) 746-5454.

Visitor Information

151 W. 34th St. New York, NY 10001. Phone:(212)484-1200 or (800)692-8474

Air Travel

The New York City area has three airports.

Rental Cars

Hertz, 310 E. 48th St., offers discounts to AAA members; phone (800) 654-3080. All major car rental agencies have offices in New York City and at each airport.

Rail Service

Grand Central Terminal supports Metro-North commuter trains. Penn Station supports Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit and PATH trains.


The Port Authority Bus Terminal, Eighth to Ninth avenues between W. 40th and 42nd streets, is the main terminal for the city; phone (800) 221-9903.


Yellow medallion taxis are the only vehicles authorized to pick up street hails. Taxi fares begin at $2.50, then increase 50c each additional fifth of a mile, or 50c for each 60 seconds waiting in traffic. Surcharges apply during certain hours. See Getting Around, Taxis.

Public Transportation

A $2.75 (or $3 for a SingleRide ticket) subway fare buys you an unlimited-mileage ride as long as you do not get off. Bus fare is $2.75; exact change (no bills) is required. See Getting Around, Public Transportation.

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