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HOW TO MOVE IN NEW YORK

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METROPOLITAN
The New York subway is extremely efficient, safe and, recently, even a little cleaner! To reach the various points of Manhattan it's perfect: the important thing is to know how to orientate, but that's why there's Kanoa!

The New York metro consists of well 468 stations for a total of 26 lines! A unique offer in its panorama, more than any other city in the world; the lines are identified by letters (eg A, B, C) or numbers, and 24h / 24 is open (to be kept in mind, however, that some sections close earlier).

Once you get off the metro, depending on the direction you want to take, it is important to note on the shelters above you what is written, for example: Uptown (will go north of Manhattan), Downtown (will go to the south and, therefore, to Battery Park o Wall Street), Brooklyn (will carry over the river, Brooklyn bound). Also, you need to pay attention to the fact that the meter is local, and then will stop at all stations, or Express, and will stop only in the main ones.

Generally, in large stations like Times Square, the trains Express they circulate to the central track while those Location, stop at the ends.

Trains are quite frequent: you go from 2-5 peak hour minutes, to 5-15 minutes from 20.00 to 24, and finally to 20 minutes from midnight to 6 in the morning; It should also be noted that during night service, police checks are quite frequent in most of the stations!

BUS
Buses are on 24 service hours on 24 !; maps with routes and stops, are available at the metro stations and some stops on the street, or through interactive maps very easy to use. It should be noted that among the 22: 00 and the 05: 00 it is possible to ask the driver to stop at any point along the route, even outside the pre-established stops.

Kanoa recommends, during peak hours, to use the Metro: it is quite frequent that Manhattan is paralyzed in this time slot!

La Hampton Jitney manages direct buses to the coastal cities of Long Island with departures from Manhattan and from Brooklyn. More information can be found from this official link.

TICKETS
Metrocard pay per ride (ie, pay for single ride): this solution is suitable for those who think to rarely use the metro or bus. At machines, you need to select regular Metrocard, and you can recharge it from a minimum of $ 5,50 to a maximum of 80 $: from the total will be deducted, for each use, the cost of a single run equal to 3 $; they can use the same Metrocard up to 4 people.

Unlimited rides Metrocard (ie, unlimited travel): the ideal solution for those who think to use public transport frequently; in fact, it allows unlimited travel on the underground and buses for 7 days; the system counts the validation day of the card, regardless of the time.

You can buy the Metrocard either on the subway, at the special machines, or on the street in the kiosks that display the official Metrocard logo.

Le rates for children they are exclusively, in reference height. Children up to 111,8 cm can travel free (up to 3 children accompanied by an adult); exceeded this threshold, they will have to pay the normal fare.

Kanoa recommends visiting the official website, from this link, for prices, info and details on temporary closures.

TAXI
Tell the truth ... how many times from home, watching American movies, you have dreamed, to raise your hand and stop a Yellowcab (yellow taxi) on the fly, maybe, right on Broadway !!

We begin by saying that, generally, the service is rather efficient, convenient and not particularly exorbitant ... with the necessary exceptions. You can pay in cash or by credit card, always leaving a tip (tip) equal to 10-15% of the total amount. If, however, you have the misfortune to come across some unpleasant taxi driver, perhaps you raise exceptions regarding the payment by magnetic card, or ask more than necessary, do not worry: take the receipt and note the number of taxis, and afterwards, you can report everything to the competent authorities.

Watertaxi
Watertaxi is a great way to see New York from ... another perspective.

The small yellow boats that form the fleet of the NY Watertaxi (www.nywatertaxi.com) make 14 stops from West 44th St on 'Hudson River, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island City and the Queens. One of the most used routes by commuters is the one that starts from the station of New Jersey Transit a Hoboken to the pier of Lower Manhattan at World Financial Center.

CAR
To move in New York and in the surrounding areas, the car is not essential. Quite the contrary. We must take into account the rather high cost applied by the car rental companies and the price of gasoline, perhaps, the highest of all the States!

For those who really want to rent a car, credit card and driving license are essential; above all, the international driving license is recommended because it is considered by the urban police in New York to be a much more reliable document.

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