More Useful NYC Information
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!
Today a growing number of people rely on electric scooters and related equipment to get around in everyday life. For these travelers, you will find New York is for the most part well-equipped to meet your needs. All of New York City's public buses are equipped with lifts so that wheelchair users can travel anywhere in the city. Individual door-to-door paratransit service is available for people unable to use public bus or subway service. Many subway stations contain elevators, ramps, visual display signs, accessible public telephones, and tactile and audio features on vending machines; passengers with disabilities pay reduced fares on most trips. That said, please note that not every subway station is accessible.
How to act like a native and get the most out of New York City during your stay.
What if you have a day to spend sightseeing but need to store your luggage? Your options are rather limited, but there are solutions.
For a world-class city with over eight million people, New York has a shocking lack of public toilets. If you plan to walk around for a few hours, you might want some helpful strategies before you set off:
Private corporations own telephone systems in the United States, so rates for wireless and fixed-line long-distance service and operator-assisted calls can vary widely. Therefore, we suggest you never place a long-distance or international call from a pay phone using your credit card without first knowing what rates you will be charged! We also recommend that before using your hotel phone, you ask your hotel what surcharges and taxes they apply to long-distance and local calls. You will find that they are often much more than what you would like to pay, and a simple trip down to the hotel lobby pay telephone may be well worth the hassle.