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Attraction Passes The New York CityPASS offers a savings of 42 percent or more off combined admission to six New York City attractions. The ticket covers admission to the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additionally, there are three option tickets giving you the choice between following three options: 1) ferry access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise, 2) Top of the Rock observation deck or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and 3) the National September 11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Also available is the New York C3 by CityPASS – where you can choose three (3) attractions out of a list of eleven. The C3 offers a savings of up to 30 percent.

New York CityPASS and New York C3 tickets are valid for 9 days from the first date of use. Mobile tickets and booklets can be purchased online at www.citypass.com and 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 90 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 10 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

8,175,133

Elevation

54 ft.

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.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

Use local precinct phone number.

Hospitals

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.

Buses

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.

Taxis

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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