NYC Directions & Information

The INTERPHEX Team is providing you with all of the information you’ll need to get to NYC and the Javits Center.

  • Getting Here

    For those traveling by air, the City is served by seven area airports. Of these, three are major hubs: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are both in Queens, while Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located in neighboring New Jersey. These three airports provide access to the City via taxis, buses, vans, subways, trains and private limo car services.

  • Getting Around NYC

    New York City is easily accessible via an extensive network of bridges, tunnels, ferries, trains, light rail, buses, heliports and even cruise ports. Driving to the City is an option, but you certainly won’t need a car to get around—the fastest, easiest way to reach virtually every NYC attraction is by foot and the City’s energy-efficient 24-hour public transit system.

  • Weather

    New York City weather can vary from day to day, and even morning to afternoon, but a guide to the seasons can help you plan your wardrobe. Spring (March–May) in New York City brings budding flowers, light winds and rain, with the season’s temperatures ranging from cool to very warm.

  • Time Zone

    New York City is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (Greenwich Mean Time minus five hours during daylight saving time, from March through November, and minus six hours the rest of the year). Check here for the current date and time in NYC.

  • International Visitors

    If you’re visiting New York City from outside the United States, you may need a visa to enter the country. For details, visit the US State Department’s visa information website.

  • Tipping Guidelines

    • Hotel doorman: $3 for hailing a cab
    • Porters and bellhops: $1–2 per bag
    • Maids: $1–2 per person, per day of your visit, or as much as $5 per day
    • Waitstaff and bartenders: 15–20 percent of total bill
    • Taxi drivers: 15–20 percent of total fare
    • Tips for other service personnel, such as theater ushers, tour guides and coat-check staff, are always appreciated.
  • Special Service Needs

    New York City is committed to ensuring accessibility for everyone with special needs, and has equipped all buses with lifts for those in wheelchairs and those who have difficulty climbing stairs. In addition, many subway stations include elevators, ramps, visual display signs, accessible public telephones, and tactile and audio features on vending machines. Subways also have automated voices indicating stops, and all buses and select subway stations are wheelchair accessible.

  • TV Show Tapings

    Attending the tapings of popular television shows filmed in New York City is fun and free. It’s best to arrange obtaining tickets as far in advance as possible, depending on the individual show’s policies. Still, many shows have standby options if you’re willing to wait. Click here for the addresses and schedules of TV shows—and your chance to say hi to people back home on national television.

  • Additional Activities

    Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, New York City is an exciting destination for all. The City is home to diverse neighborhoods, historic landmarks, glamorous clubs and some of the best museums in the world.

    New York City comprises several islands, and its waters are home to an extensive ferry system to take you uptown and downtown, as well as across the rivers between boroughs. Perhaps the best-known transport is the Staten Island Ferry. It’s primarily a commuter shuttle between Staten Island and Lower Manhattan, but it’s also a wonderful 5.2-mile, 20-minute mini-cruise with great views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan—plus it’s free. Other shuttles include New York Water Taxi and NY Waterway and other services are available, too, such as harbor and sightseeing cruises like Statue Cruises, operating direct service from The Battery to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

    If you love to shop, choices abound. Midtown offers top-name fashion spots like Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and other big-name department stores; SoHo, TriBeCa and NoLIta feature celebrity designer goods, handmade jewelry and artwork; and Williamsburg in Brooklyn is a fun place to find one-of-a-kind vintage apparel in charming boutiques. For culture and entertainment, consider NYC’s remarkable museums and the bright lights of Broadway at the Theatre District in Times Square.

    Night owls can party at cocktail lounges in Chelsea and dancing dens in the Meatpacking District. There’s also cabaret and karaoke in Times Square, comedy clubs in Greenwich Village and Long Island City, and rock and roll venues on the Lower East Side.

    Foodies who want to savor delicious, authentic cuisines from every region in the world should head to Astoria or Flushing in Queens, the East Village in Manhattan and Cobble Hills in Brooklyn.

    A visit to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, the Mets’ Citi Field in Queens or their minor league teams—the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones—is a must for all baseball lovers.

    While you’re in NYC, follow NYCGO on Twitter and Facebook for daily events, tips and deals. Or head to nycgo.com for a list of mobile applications you can download on your smartphone to help you explore NYC with ease.

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