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911 Memorial

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911 Memorial

Sorry if this has been asked before but a little unclear if we need to but tickets to pay tribute to 911 memorial.

Some people say we don't need to buy tickets in advance and some say buy tickets.

I have no issue in paying but could someone explain what I need to do.

Will be in NYC for 3 nights from 5th Sept - 8th Sept

Any help would be appreciated

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1. Re: 911 Memorial

You can reserve visitor passes here: http://www.911memorial.org/visitor-passes The passes are technically free, but there is a $2/ticket service charge for reserving in advance. Some people report there no problems with getting passes the day of their visit, but IMO it depends of the length of your trip, the flexibility of your itinerary and how disappointed you might be by the (perhaps small) chance that all the passes for the day have been distributed.

Be aware there is a security screening, etc. so there are still some lines. (See website for details.)

Edited: 21 August 2013, 23:03
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We have worked in this area for 40+ years (though recently retired) and have been to the Memorial/Ground Zero many, many times and have never needed a reserved ticket and we have never been "frisked" when entering the Grounds (certainly not as is done at an airport). We say, go as you are, and whenever it is convenient for you. That said, donations are always welcome.

CH

Edited: 21 August 2013, 23:39
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where in regards to map is 911 memorial site so I could plan other places to visit.

we are looking at these things to do.

Brooklyn Bridge

TOTR

Statue Of Liberty (free ferry if this is still going)

Grand Central Station

Empire State Building

5th Avenue for shopping

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4. Re: 911 Memorial

maps.google.com will be helpful.

There is no free ferry to the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island ferry is a commuter ferry that goes to and from Staten Island across the harbor, and that ferry is free. It gets you a passable view of the Statue - for some people it's plenty, for others it's too distant. You purchase tickets TO the statue at www.statuecruises.com

The 9/11 Memorial is in lower Manhattan. It is close to the boats to the statue and the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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5. Re: 911 Memorial

ok thanks just looking at google maps now.

could you suggest other things to see in NYC not really into museums.

what about where friends was filmed could we view this

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6. Re: 911 Memorial

friends was filmed in LA ;-)

what are you interested in?

I would recommend the MET as I am not a museum person either but loved it. Its world class (like RVP)

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7. Re: 911 Memorial

Friends was filmed in Los Angeles.

The building where they supposedly lived is in the Village at Grove and Bedford.

…about.com/od/…tv-movie-location-photos_3.htm

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8. Re: 911 Memorial

yes I agree RVP is world class but not as good as Henry lol

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also where is serendipity restaurant please

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http://www.serendipity3.com/