Quick Guide | New York City, USA
Entry Requirements: A valid passport must be presented at the point of entry. Please note, if you have a criminal record (regardless of the severity/date of offence, you may be refused entry to the US – you can call one of the USCIS ports to be certain you will be accepted http://www.uscis.gov)
Security: Violent crimes are occur more often in economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods – generally during the night. Assaults can happen in wealthy residential or commercial districts – again, generally at night; often connected to drug or alcohol consumption. Be alert at all times.
If in need of emergency services call 911.
Currency: USD. All major credit cards are accepted country wide. ATM machines are available but you may be limited to using them depending on your account access.
When To Go: Mid July – Mid August the weather is quite humid (90%) and temperatures can get as high as 38C. April – June and September – November temperatures are mild and very pleasant. As for December – February temperatures are generally below 0C and there can be a great deal of snow (which may affect flights).
Central Park – Urban park in Manhattan covering 834 acres of land. Within all of the land, there is a zoo, playgrounds, theatres for live entertainment, a carousel, rock climbing, ice skating, and much more.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum – The main memorial and museum commemorating the almost 3,000 people who were killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks (as well as the 6 who were killed in the 1993 bombing). It is located at the World Trade Center site on the location where the twin towers used to stand.
Statue of Liberty – Statue which stand on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor. It was a gift to the United Stated from France in 1886. There is a broken chain which lies at her feet which symbols the freedom which welcomes immigrants arriving from abroad.
Times Square – It is the brightly illuminated section of the Broadway Theater District and one of the busiest pedestrian intersection. It is a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. In 2011, Travel + Leisure magazine survey, found that it is one of the world’s most visited tourist attraction with over 39 million visitors yearly.
Brooklyn Bridge – one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US, which was completed in 1883. It spans 1,595.5 feet across the East river connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Since its opening it have become one of the many icons of New York City.
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