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Getting Around NYC

6. Getting Around In New York

Getting around NYC is easy without a car. In fact, I think it’s better if you don’t have a car. The subway system is fantastic and doesn’t cost much.

The Subway: You can get a monthly metro ticket for about $75 and that will get you unlimited rides as many times as you want during each day of that month. In my opininon it is the best way of getting around NYC. You could also get a weekly unlimited ride ticket for about $25. With both of those unlimited ride tickets you can also take the city buses. To give you an example about the time it can take to get around in the city, I lived up on 137th Street and Broadway on the west side of Manhattan and my classes were down on 28th Street and 7th Ave. It took me about five minutes to walk to the subway from my house uptown and about three minutes to walk from the subway to my school. The whole trip usually took me around 30 minutes door to door. If I took the express train, it was even possible to trim a few minutes off that time.

Continue planning your trip to NYC

Taxis: Getting around NYC in taxis is really cheap compared to Europe. About 40% of the traffic you see on the streets of mid-town Manhattan are yellow cabs! You just wave them down, just like you see in movies. The initial fare is $2.50 and goes up from there.

Going to the Airport (JFK) Airport Shuttle: There is a great airport shuttle service called "Airport Shuttle! That service exists coming from JFK International Airport to go into town. If you're going into Manhattan, the fare is $19.00 and the great thing is that they will take you to your doorstep. The disadvantage is that it is a van and you might have five or six other people to drop off first in the same area of town as where you get dropped off. Then again you could be first. It depends.

Going to the airport, you can call them and they will come pick you up at your doorstep and take you to the airport. Same holds true. You might have to go and pick up other people before heading to the airport. So, you should give yourself at least four and a half hours to five(my recommendation) before your flight leaves.

Another way to get to JFK is to take the subway. You can take the E line going north from mid-town Manhattan and it will take you to a station near the airport. You change there and for an additional $5 you head to the airport and will be there in about 10 minutes.

Taking a taxi to the airport (JFK) from mid-town Manhattan will cost you between $45 and $80.

1. Your objective
2. The right time to go
3. Length of your stay

4. Your budget

5. Choosing the acting school and the acting classes

6. Finding housing

7. Getting around in New York

8. Keeping in touch back home while you’re away

Here are some books that might help you in getting around NYC

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