Moved to New York City from overseas? NYC.com welcomes you to the United States, and provides this reference guide to get you going to enjoy life in the big city. Get the latest on foreign consulates, health and safety, nightlife, entertainment, maps to all five boroughs, and informational guides that'll make you a true New Yorker in no time!
What you need to know about visas, citizenship, work authorization, travel and so much more. Make sure you read our Expatriate Guide
, full of dozens of useful articles on moving to New York from overseas.
Lots of drugstores in New York can get your prescription filled, and a number of these places are open around the clock. Or even if just need some aspirin or toothpaste, most also have ATMs—so additional cash is never far away.
This budget guide was designed specifically to help you maximize savings. After you check out the budget guide, do also visit our Getting Around
section, full of useful information about how to get here and how to get from points A to B and everywhere in between. For cheap travel and money-saving tips, read on!
New York is one of the best places in the world to find truly timeless, classic drinking establishments that run the gamut from neighborhood institutions to true historic landmarks.
When it's not a life-threatening emergency requiring hospitalization, but you need to see a doctor: New York has many clinics that take walk-in patients. How long will you need to wait? Perhaps first call to find out.
Home to over one hundred missions to the United Nations, New York City is also served by dozens of consulates that provide various consular services to assist their citizens.
In America's biggest city with over eight million people, there are an endless number of fun things to do. If you want to ensure a good time while you're in New York, read NYC.com's long list of never-fail activities and places to visit that'll have you begging to extend your stay!
While most New Yorkers get their exercise walking all around the city, no one wants to work out their feet alone. With some of the best-equipped health & fitness franchises in the country, here's your guide to New York stays in shape.
New York probably celebrates more holidays than any other American city because the eight million people here come from all over the world. Learn more about the big holidays in New York.
Want maps of Manhattan, Brooklyn, subway maps, bus maps, and other interactive NYC maps? Getting around America's most populous city is a snap with our handy maps. And did you know you can zoom in and out, up and down, and see any address using our amazing street view or bird's eye view features?
Not just for the disabled, senior citizens, foreign visitors—but great information for *all* on insider tips, where to store luggage, where to find public toilets, shopping tips, safety & security, telephones & Internet. Check it out!
From happy hours to drink specials to just plain old good prices, New York's rife with watering holes that won't dilute your bank account.
Although New York City has over eight million people, it is composed of dozens of neighborhoods that are quite distinct and certainly unique. Get to know a number of them and you'll have a great lens onto the city.
Home to dozens of colleges and universities, New York City is a world leader in higher education. Learn about some of the many institutes of higher education in the five boroughs.
You've seen it on TV and you've heard about it all your life, but to actually visit Times Square is to view it in a whole new context. It is loud, it is huge, there are zillions of people, and even when the shops are the same as the ones you have at home…they look and feel completely different in this crazy place.
Read more about the AirTrain, Amtrak, Atlantic City Express Sevice (ACES), Biking, Bridges, Buses (New York City and long-distance), Cruise Terminals, Disabled and Mature Travelers, Driving and Car Rental, Ferry Service, Limousines. the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North, New York City Transportation Maps, Parking, the PATH Train, Subway, Taxis, Terminals, Tunnels, and plain old Walking.
Finding something to do in New York is as easy as stepping out of your door and walking. But where to go? We've put together some of our favorite walking tours to guide you along your way to some of the coolest destinations and sights in New York City. Unless you succumb to the urge to take the subway or a cab, these walking tours are 100% free and completely enjoyable and illuminating.
Whether you prefer old-school Cantonese cuisine or seek out the latest Sichuan or Xinjiang-style barbecue or western-style glitzy fusion, NYC.com knows all the best places.
Whether a luxurious four-star dinner at Le Bernardin
or a simple brasserie meal, you'll find the best of Gallic cuisine utterly enchanting in New York.
Fish so fresh you would swear it was just flown in from Tsukiji in Tokyo: and it was! Read our recommendations for sushi, sashimi, ramen, yakitori and kaiseki.
Transport yourself to the Zócalo of Mexico City or to the Yucatán or even Puebla or Veracruz—you'll enjoy the many diverse dishes of regional Mexican cuisine in New York, whether at white-tablecloth establishments or humble taco trucks.
The best pizza on either side of Italy can be found in New York City, and while opinionated New Yorkers are quite particular about their pies we offer you a number of top selections to choose from.
For the most part showing you the way to the next whiskey bar can be done with one simple suggestion— go to a New York steakouse and you'll usually find high quality whiskeys and scotch behind the bar. Here is a small selection of Scotch and Whiskey bars in New York City that are a cut above the rest.
New York's love affair with Spanish food has paid off handsomely, with unbelievably good restaurants cropping up all over, each one better than the last. But you'll find the very best right here.
The hectic pace of New York life can frazzle peoples' nerves—even if they're just visiting! So whether you're a lifelong New York native or just here for the week, here are the best places to escape from the tension and stress of this modern life.
New Yorkers swarm around some of the most iconic buildings and landmarks known the man every single day without batting an eyelash, but most would give anything to recapture that sensation of seeing New York from the top of the Empire State Building or coming above ground in Grand Central or losing the sound of the city in the middle of Central Park for the first time. There's a reason these are the most visited and beloved spots in New York!
We highly recommend these Broadway shows because they will entertain both children and parents alike. Whether you choose a Disney on Broadway show or other well-known kid-friendly shows, it is also recommended that children be at least 6 years old as it's important that children don't disrupt other audience members or misbehave during the performance.