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Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

lawiggin
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Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

We have 2 full days in NY and want to accomplish 5 things. Can you all please give me some help with the best way to logistically see the following 5 things in 2 days to save time get them all in? We are staying a block off of Times Square.

1. Ellis Island leaving from Battery Park (we will do this pretty quickly and will not stop at the Statue of Liberty). Half of a day at the most hopefully on this one.

2. Top of the Rock

3. WTC Memorial

4. Greenwich Village

5. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

Thank you for any help and suggestions.

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1. Re: Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

There's only one way to go to Ellis Island and that's on

statuecruises.com

The fastest way to go is on the first ferry of the day. BOOK in advance for that.

At the same time that you book that, you can also book tickets to the 9/11 Memorial. Doing it that way you will pay for the ticket to the memorial. If you pick directly on the memorial website, you don't pay but may not get the date/time that works best for your plan. Since those 2 things require tickets and the other items don't., you should plan your itinerary around when you can get tickets.

Visiting Greenwich Village and walking the bridge can be done on the same day. How much time to spend in the village is up to you.

Top of the Rock is in walking distance of Times Square. Do it when it fits in, but try to go during some daylight so you can see Central Park.

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2. Re: Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

id start with seeing what times are avail for 911--if you could id do Ellis Island first thing, then 911, then Greenich Village--- you could wander the village and eat there the 1st day--- if you have lots of energy you could get to TOTR that night as well--theres usually not a line--but the view is much better during the day so you can see the park etc.

Walking the bridge will eat alot of time for the whole experience, but its doable in half a day. While your near Greenich village on the e 1st day, you might consider the Tenement Museum and eattting at Katz's deli

Bottom line, you need to lock down the 911 times first so you can plan the rest

Edited: 26 February 2012, 22:22
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3. Re: Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

All these things are easily accessible by train. The Ellis Island ferry will leave you within walking distance of the 9-11 memorial after that is a short train ride to the Brooklyn Bridge. That may fill day one; day two can be spent touring the Village; again a short train ride from Times Square.

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4. Re: Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

In terms of planning (and especially if you only have two days), save the Village for the late afternoon, evening, or night. Many places in the village stay open later, there are "late" shows, and even some shops can stay open until midnight. I was at a chocolate shop on West 4th Street last week, where the owner told me that he aims to close at 8 pm, but will stay open later if he sees a lot of foot traffic, especially on weekends.

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5. Re: Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

There are two things that require timed tickets: the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and the 9/11 memorial. You should plan both on the same day if you can, with the SOL/Ellis Island first thing in the morning, as Whiz suggests. You could also walk the Brooklyn Bridge (whose Manahttan end is close to the WTC) the same day.

The other two may be done on a second day.

Note that for directions in future posts, you would do better actually saying where you are staying, instead of playing guessing games with us by hinting that you are at a hotel "a block off of Times Square,", which with no direction mentioned means somewhere from 42nd to 48th Streets in between Sixth and Eighth Avenues -- an area served by seven different subway stations.

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6. Re: Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

If we book early am tickets for Ellis Island, what time is recommened for our 9/11 tickets?

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7. Re: Logistics question for 2 days in NYC

*recommended (and I did that on National Grammar Day, the shame!)

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