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This is an open article to try and gauge the interest and plan for a
(possibly) early summer NYC CPian get together. If you are, or plan to be in New
York City (terrorists be damned!) this summer, let us know and help plan a great
Somewhere in Manhattan. The number of possibilities of are simply mind
boggling so hopefully some comments will help give a general idea of what most
people might be interested in.
Some possible ideas (none of these are necessarily mutually exclusive):
- Visiting one of the many museums
- Visiting one or more of the more famous NYC bars
- Going to a big name movie
- Visiting Central Park
- Going to Central Park Concert
- Jazz Clubs
- Comedy clubs
- Riding the subway and staring at people (it's Free and Fun - I promise!)
Based one some preliminary responses, sometime after June 11 looks good. That
weekend (Saturday or Sunday June 12/13) would be great. Other times are also
possible if that proves too soon for people to manage or plan for.
Based on the comments below (as of Wed June 2, 2004) we have 2 votes for the
weekend of June 12/13.
Most international flights come in through JFK airport, but many also come
into Newark, New Jersey. From JFK it's a taxi ride to Manhattan, and it's about
$45.00 USD. Domestic flights usually come into La Guardia Airport, in Queens,
though they also use JFK and Newark. Taxi fair is also around $45.00 from La
Guardia. If you're driving in I believe it's fairly straight forward, just
expect city traffic to be a madhouse.
The NYC Subway
Pretty much anywhere you want to get in Manhattan requires you do use the
subway. Alternately you could also use my alpha version of a trans-dimensional
matter transporter (it's written in Java - write once, transport anywhere!),
but that's currently having some issues with garbage-collection...
Seriously the subways cost $2.00 USD each trip (i.e. each pass through the
station turnstile). You can also get unlimited passes:
1-Day Fun Pass.... $7.00 USD
7-Day card....... $21.00 USD
30-Day card...... $70.00 USD
For more info on the subway : http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/nyct/maps/submap.htm
Here's a glance of the subway map:
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