Making the most of our big-city neighbor to the south
Jul 16, 2013
New York CityPASS, Where’s Waldo Tourism Ambassador, and U.S. Open in Flushing, NY
By Rosemary O’Connor
Photograph by Lev Radin/Shutterstock
See the Sights
It’s easy to overlook New York’s main attractions when you pass them five times a week. But why not take time off and act like a tourist for a day? (Without taking up the whole sidewalk, of course.) New York CityPASS includes discounted admission to six major draws, including the Empire State Building Observatory, the Top of the Rock, and the Guggenheim Museum (www.citypass.com/new-york).
If you’re looking to take the kids around town, why not do it with Where’s Waldo? Creators of the cartoon character partnered with NYC & Company (New York’s official tourism center) to have Waldo act as the city’s “ambassador,” highlighting family-friendly summer destinations — like the Friedsam Memorial Carousel in Central Park and 14 different beaches — on their Web site (www.nycgo.com/waldo).
The Main Event
International tennis superstars gather in Flushing for the U.S. Open — the last Grand Slam tournament this year — from August 26 to September 9. Watch pros like Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova battle for the championship, and enjoy some tasty grub at the arena’s three restaurants (www.usopen.org).
Share Your Story
The best stories come from transfers in the town of Southeast on the Metro-North Harlem line. One time, I saw a group of teen girls who had come from Wassaic try to go to Grand Central. When it came time for their transfer, instead of going to New York, they acciden- tally got on a train going back to Wassaic. So, they freaked out about missing their party. Maybe the railroad needs to have compasses at their stations to help confused passengers. — Lora Pelton viahvmag.com
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With so many Valleyites making the trek to the Big Apple each day, we thought it fitting to create a column just for you. Find our favorite travel apps, upcoming events in Manhattan that you won’t want to miss, and travelers’ personal stories that are par for the course. Got a tale you think we’d like? Submit it below (high-resolution photos welcome!), and we’ll consider it for an upcoming issue.
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With so many Valleyites making the trek to the Big Apple each day, we thought it fitting to create a column just for you. In the Commuter Corner, find our favorite travel apps, upcoming events in Manhattan that you won’t want to miss, and travelers’ personal stories. Got a tale you think we’d like? Submit it at hvmag.com/commutercorner, and we’ll consider it for a future issue.