Archive for September, 2013

Travel Tips – New York City

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Staying Connected
Here’s a
 guide to WiFi and other Internet connections in NYC. Remember that power sockets in the United States deliver 120 volts at 60 hertz, and you may need a converter to use your apparatus here.


 

 

 

 

NYC Mobile Apps
Want to navigate the City, scout out great food—and, of course, find public restrooms? There are apps for that. Here’s
 our roundup of some useful mobile tools that help make NYC more manageable than ever.


 

 

 

 

 

 

CITIBIKE NYC

This summer NYC joined the ranks of cities encouraging bike use for a greener and healthier living environment! Citibikes offer a convenient solution for quick trips around NYC. Here’s how it works:The Citi BikeSM system, operated by NYC Bike Share features thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations around New York. Citi Bikes are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Station locations are based on population and transit needs, and were selected through a participatory public input process. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the service area and surrounding neighborhood, and a docking system that releases bikes for rental with a card or key. You must be 16 or older to ride a Citi Bike. For more information visit http://citibikenyc.com/


 

 

New York City Trivia

 

New York City is the safest major city in America, with the lowest crime rate of the 25 largest U.S. cities since 2005. And it’s still dropping.
Wall Street’s Federal Reserve Bank guards the largest gold bullion deposit in the world, thought to be well over 400 billion dollars in value. Tours are offered, but no free samples.
Gennaro Lombardi opened the first U.S. pizzeria in 1895 in New York City. Hold the anchovies.
More than 4,000 street food vendors set up shop every day in New York City, feeding the teeming masses with bagels, pizza, hot dogs and pretzels, kabobs and falafel.
  NYC’s Chinatown is the biggest Chinese society in the Western Hemisphere with an estimated population of 100,000.
Uncle Sam was a real person. Sam Wilson was a Troy meatpacker who stamped “U.S. Beef” on all his products before shipping them to U.S. troops, who quickly coined the name.  
  Completed in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is the world’s oldest suspension bridge and also the first bridge to be lit using electricity. Today it still carries 150,000 vehicles and pedestrians daily.
Coney Island is home to the oldest amusement park in the U.S.  

 

Come and join us in New York – we look forward to welcoming you to LSI New York!