Native New Yorker Walking Tours - Charles Schwartz, licensed and insured NYC Sight Seeing Guide
 
Traveling to or from LaGuardia Airport by public transport
 
Traveling to or from JFK International Airport by AirTrain JFK
 
Traveling to or from Newark Liberty Airport by AirTrain Newark
 
                         Traveling around the city by New York City Subway


                          Traveling around Staten Island by MTA Staten Island Railway
 
   Traveling to or from Long Island by MTA Long Island Rail Road 
 
   Traveling by NYC Bus: real-time bus stop arrival times 
 
   Traveling to or from upstate New York on


       Free WiFi Acess & Charging
                   
       Free, NYC Wireless service in the subway

                         Free mobile device street charging stations
                        

                          Traveling around Staten Island by MTA Staten Island Railway
 
   Traveling to or from Long Island by MTA Long Island Rail Road 
 
   Traveling by NYC Bus: real-time bus stop arrival times 
 
 
 
   
 
 Getting Your Bearings in NY City:
 
  New York is composed of five boroughs, four of which are 
  situated on islands. Only The Bronx is part of mainland  
  North America.
              
                          In Manhattan, streets are laid out, roughly, east-west-east,
                          and avenues run north-south-north:
 
Streets are divided at 5th Avenue into "east" and "west".
South of Washington Square Park, in Greenwich Village,
Broadway divides "east" and "west" streets.
 
The designation of "east" and "west" streets ceases to exist south of Houston Street.
 
East-west, street house/building numbering begins at the particular dividing avenue.
 
                                 Avenue house/building numbers increase from south to         
                                 north.
 
                                 "Uptown" means traveling in a northerly direction in         
                                 Manhattan from your starting point..
 
                                  "Downtown" means traveling in a southerly direction in          
                                  Manhattan from your starting point..
 
                                  streets for a Manhattan address is     
                                  easily calculated  using simple algorithms.
                    
                    
     Calculating Walking Distances in 
     Manhattan:
 
 
                               When walking along an avenue (north-south-
                               north): 20 blocks, (e.g. from 34th to 14th street)            
                               equals 1mile/1.6 km
 
 
                               When walking along a street (east-west-east), on
                               average: 3 blocks, (e.g. 5th to 8th Avenue) along 34 St. 
                               1 mile/1.6 km
 
                              Manhattan Henge
 
    There is a phenomenon which has been termed
     Natural  History.

                Four times a year, the sun can be seen     
                rising or setting squarely at the ends of Manhattan
                streets.
 
       Much in the way our ancient ancestors were able 
       to make solar observations, so, too, New Yorkers   
       can know with precision the arrival of  
       December 5  and January 8 as well as May 28   
       and July 12/13, respectively.  
 
 
 
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