New York City is the centre of global commerce; with numerous international corporations and the most important stock exchanges in the world. It is one of the four major cities London, Paris and Tokyo that control international finance. New York City is a prominent international political centre and home to the United Nations global headquarters. New York City is made up of five boroughs - Staten Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Manhattan is the most famous of NYC´s five boroughs and fortunately for the visitors it also contains nearly everything you´ve ever heard of in New York City. From the surprisingly scenic streets of Harlem in the north, down to historic Battery Park on the southern tip, Manhattan is crammed with so much history, fun and madness that you´ll never forget it, not that you´d want to anyway.
Distance from Airport
The main airports for travellers flights to New York are:
John F Kennedy International Airport: The airport is located 24km (15 miles) southeast of Manhattan.
LaGuardia: Eight miles east of New York City, 20-30 Mins of Drive
Newark International Airport: This Airport is located 26km (16 miles) southwest of New York City.
John F Kennedy International Airport:
One can take the New York Airport Service Express Bus ($15), which takes around 75 minutes to reach Grand Central Station. Running 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from 6.15am to 11.10pm. Or take a shared shuttle for approx $19. A cheaper option is the AirTrain ($5) to Howard Beach Subway Station and then board the "A" train ($2), which goes through Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan. Taxis are around $45 flat fee plus tolls and tip!
You can take the New York Airport Service Express Bus ($12), which takes around 40 minutes to reach Grand Central Station. Running 20 mins and 50 mins past the hour from 7.20am to 11pm. Or take a shared shuttle for approx $16. A cheap option is the MTA M60 bus to 106 St for $2. Taxis are around $25 to $30 plus tolls and tip!
It is the second largest New York international Airport is located 16 miles (26km) from downtown. You can take the Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus ($15), which takes around 50 minutes to reach Grand Central Station. Running every half hour 21 hrs a day from 4am to 1am . Or take a shared shuttle for approx $19. Taxis are around $60 to $80 plus tolls and tip!
When to Fly to
New York is packed with visitors in October – December as Autumn marks the beginning of the cultural season – theatre, ballet and opera are in full swing. The subsequent rush results in higher prices for flights to New York City, hotels and everything else. But the excitement is electric.
During the summer Months ( Apr- Sep) the climate is great, which draw lot of tourists, also one can find a good deal on the hotel and flight. In these months there are many free outdoor entertainment opportunities.
Winters (Jan- Mar) are very cold and windy in New York. This is the most affordable time to fly and stay, other than Valentine’s Day.