BEST PLACES FOR TAKING UBER RIDES IN NEW YORK CITY

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Each week over 0.1 million people in New York City use the services of Uber, according to data released by the company recently. This number may include UberBlack and UberX riders. A list of the traveled places gives a clear idea of the areas frequented by Uber riders in New York City.

PLACES TRAVELLED MOST BY NYC UBER RIDERS

Around 29th January, 2016, Uber slashed its prices by 15%. It does not come as a surprise that people mostly use Uber to reach the transportation hubs. Out of the total trips made, 29% are for airports and train stations. Actually, the greatest number of rides has the LaGuardia airport as the destination, and obviously the Uber is a popular choice to make such trips.

The second most popular reason why people hire Uber is to go to their homes. This accounts for 20% of the rides in the company’s vehicles.

USING UBER FOR GOING TO RESTAURANTS AND CLUBS

Apart from hiring Uber for going to transportation hubs and homes, people also popularly take Uber rides for going to clubs and restaurants. Here are some of the most sought after restaurants and clubs for Uber riders.

  • LAVO

Belonging to the Tao Group, it is an interesting combination of a restaurant and a club. It is frequented by a number of businessmen for meetings and lunch. This restaurant-cum-club has an interesting menu including lobster-scampi pizza, seafood plateaus, and the popular one-pound meatball which has sheep milk ricotta as topping.

  • VANDAL

Presently it is the most popular restaurant so far as Uber riders of New York City are concerned. Like Lavo, Vandal also belongs to the Tao Group. It is actually a bar with a 365-seat lounge where customers can choose from a three-part cocktail list, comprising a sweet section, a savory or spicier section and another barrel-aged category.

  • ELEVEN MADISON PARK

This restaurant has some of the most beautiful private dining rooms that overlook the Madison Square Park. These rooms together can accommodate 50 guests, while the main dining room, which has seating accommodation for 110 guests, is available for larger parties. The restaurant serves an exclusive menu incorporating local ingredients.

  • BEAUTY & ESSEX

This is one of the most happening restaurants of the town. The 10,000 square foot space accommodates a bar, a lounge and a restaurant. With an intimate yet grand atmosphere, the place offers a multi-ethnic cuisine that is elegant as well as casual. The main favorites are the Tapas.

Apart from Lavo and Vandal, the other popular restaurants where Uber riders go are Del Posto, Toro, Colicchio& Sons, Eleven Maddison Park, Barbuto and Locanda Verde.

MOST FREQUENTED NIGHTLIFE, MUSEUM AND OFFICE DESTINATIONS

Again, it does not come as a surprise that the Goldman Sachs Tower is the office that Uber riders most go to. So far as nightlife is concerned, the top party destinations include The Box, Up & Down and Williamsburg spots such as Output, Baby’s All Right and Brooklyn Bowl. Again, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney and the Lincoln Center are the topmost museums and cultural destinations.

SOME THINGS THAT NEW YORKERS HAVE IN COMMON

Washington Square Park.

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There are almost eight and a half million residents in New York. Different people have different lives. People in New York generally have their lunch or dinner or even breakfast outside. Different people have different favorite places to eat, to hang out, etc. They have different preferences about different things. But there are a few things that all New Yorkers in common.

CHOOSE THE “RIGHT” SIDE WHEN WALKING

All the New Yorkers know this, if you have ever walked on the left side of the road, you are probably not going to do it again. New Yorkers are known to walk a lot. The streets are always jam packed with cars and other vehicles. You can hardly reach anywhere on time if you are using the road. You got to either take the subway, or walk there. So if you are choosing the latter option, make sure to use to right side of the road. Because if you don’t, you will get stomped on.

THE PIGEONS OF NYC

The pigeons of NYC are huge. Almost everyone in New York has a pigeon story of their own.

THE RENT IN NEW YORK

We have all heard, “The rent is too high! “. Well, this is actually the case in New York. It’s really tough for people in New York to make ends meet. Almost everyone, including the rich people, will agree on this.

THE INFAMOUS COCKROACHES

Cockroaches in New York are everywhere. Especially if you wake up at night and get out of your house, you will find them scattered about.

BED BUGS

You would think that cockroaches are the scariest insects in New York, but bed bugs are much scary than cockroaches. They are icky too. All the New Yorkers share the desire of annihilating these creatures. Avoid hotels known to have bed bugs.

SPORTS 

Most New Yorkers like sports and no matter what the sport is, New York always receive the unconditional support of its inhabitants. New York is known to bully out the LA and Chicago sports teams.

GRAFFITI

The New Yorkers are really fond of the paintings on the walls of their beloved city. Plenty of people are seen hanging out near these paintings and graffiti.

CENTRAL PARK

The Central Park is a popular spot for travelers. Whenever you visit Central Park, you will see innumerable tourists there. But surprisingly, the number of locals you see in the park is usually much more than the number of tourists. The New Yorkers just love the Central Park.

7 UNIQUE THINGS YOU WILL LOVE ABOUT NEW YORK!

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To an average tourist New York may come across as an advanced metropolis with a plethora of fun things to do for people of all ages. Needless to mention the classy cars, award winning restaurants, colorful festivals, events and world-renowned hotels that make this place a much sought after holiday destination.

However, if you dig deeper you get to see a city that celebrates its characteristics in various ways that make this place truly unique. Whether you are here on a holiday or business trip, take a look behind the exterior façade of this awesome metropolis and here are a few things about it that you will truly appreciate.

HAPPY HOURS AT CITY BARS

You will see beer lovers flocking to the various bars in the city between 5pm and 7pm to make the most of Happy Hours when you get served drinks at a much cheaper rate. While the rest of the country may charge you $6 for beers, you can enjoy it for just $3 during the Happy Hours.

GO CAMPING IN PROSPECT PARK

The city allows you to take some time off the constant anxiety that surrounds it and spend time at the Prospect Park, experiencing nature at its very best.

CONVENIENT LAUNDRY SERVICE

The city may swell in pride but the apartments are getting smaller as more people call it home. Recently it was reported that only about 20% of the apartments in Manhattan has washer/dryers. So, how do New Yorkers manage? Drop-off laundry is a quick and convenient solution loved by everybody!

HALF DAY AT WORK ON FRIDAYS!

Weekends in New York start early during the summer months as there are companies that give half days off on every Friday. Isn’t that really amazing? No wonder, people just love to work and live in the New York City.

ONE DOLLAR COFFEE

This is the city where you can get coffee for $1 at a bodega. It might not be a fancy cuppa but at times this might be just what you need to uplift your mood and feel good. You also get late night slices for just a dollar and it works well with those who can afford just that with their rent.

FREE FERRY RIDE!

Would you consider taking a free ferry ride to the Staten Island only to come back on the next one? Does that sound like waste of time to you? Well, not when you get to enjoy the cool breeze coupled with the fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty. And, if you are with good company then this might be heaven for you!

YOU WILL LOVE IT WHEN YOU ARE IN A SPACIOUS CAR

If you spend a week in New York traveling every day through the crowded subway, you will start appreciating the little things in life. Next time when you are in a spacious car, you will just love the feeling of being able to spread out and relax without being charged for an extra ticket.

UNIQUE IDEAS FOR HAVING A ROCKING DATE IN NEW YORK STATE

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Are you bored with taking your date out just for a movie and dinner, repeating the same things over and over again? It’s time to try out something new and make your romantic outing special and unique. In New York, you certainly have a number of activities which are worth checking out.

EXPERIENCES TO MAKE YOUR DATE EXCEPTIONAL

From culinary classes to a friendly interaction with fishes or experiencing a romantic atmosphere in the deep undergrounds, New York offers it all. You are bound to have a gala time with you date!

  • Impress that special someone as you eat, drink and make merry at the Sarnac Lake Winter Carnival in the Adirondacks. You would be pleased to know that this finished second in the National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s best winter carnivals, mainly due to its ice castle. In 2016, the theme is Villains and Superheroes.
  • Check out the Long Island Aquarium. The Aquarium of Niagara and the New York Aquarium are also worth visiting. Moreover, you can also enjoy a special date at the Utica Zoo or the Bronx Zoo, which have great indoor environments as well as outdoor habitats.
  • Venture into the Corning Museum of Glass and you can spend your time together as you learn the art of making glasswork. Again, you can also have your brush with ceramics if you visit the Wellsville Creative Arts Center. Or else, if you are a couple with love for cooking or baking, try out places like Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, New York Wine & Culinary Center, or the Culinary Institute of America.
  • Most people say that the sky is the limit, but have you ever thought of going underground with your relationship? Howe Caverns provides you a wonderful opportunity to do so, as you go underground by fifteen stories. Throughout the year you can experience a temperature of 52 degrees at this place.
  • Emerson Resort, which houses the largest kaleidoscope in the world, is the perfect place to take your partner for a surprise visit. The resort has a number of luxurious rooms which allow staying, and you can even pamper yourself and your partner with some delicious dinner and amazing spa treatment. If you wish to take a souvenir as a symbol of this special date, purchase a kaleidoscope from the gift shop.
  • If you want some real activity with your partner to get the adrenaline flowing and the heart pumping harder, try out some snowmobiling amidst the Tug Hill Plateau or indulge in some zip line adventure in Hunter Mountain.

NEWER ACTIVITIES TO TRY OUT ON YOUR DATE

You do have loads of other activities to make your date special. For instance, you can enjoy tubing or downhill skiing at any of the 50+ ski resorts in the New York State. If you want a quieter adventure, visit Stone Barns Farm and delight your taste buds at the Blue Stone Restaurant. You may also sample ice at the Finger Trail or the Niagara Wine Trail, or taste some craft beer at the Saranac Brewery, the Ellicottville Brewing Company or the Brewery Ommegang. Then there are dog sled rides, fulfilling visits to the Empire State Building, or a simple hand-in-hand walk through the many art museums- every experience culminating in a date that you can cherish for a lifetime.

5 PLACES IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE YOU CAN HAVE COMPLETE ENJOYMENT

NEW WHITNEY MUSEUM OF NEW YORK

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It goes without saying that when it comes to New York City, there are innumerable places where you can have fun. Here are 5 major places which will certainly keep you completely engaged and where you can enjoy to the fullest extent. You will regularly come across conventional sights such as Times Square, the Statue of Liberty or the Ellis Island. But apart from these, there are also fresher, often underrated attractions coming up. Take a look at a few of them.

  • THE HIGH LINE- It is an abandoned railway track situation at an elevated area over colossal concrete piers. The High Line was transformed into a 1.45-mile 21st-century park in the year 2009. As you take a walk along this railway track, you will come across a number of innovative architectural installations such as The Standard, Neil Denari’s apartment tower that defies gravity or the Whitney Museum’s new establishment. You can even experience a bit of greenery with wooded patches and wetland grasses between the benches and walkways.
  • NEW WHITNEY MUSEUM- The Whitney Museum has a new home designed by Renzo Piano. You can find it as you walk towards the southernmost end of The High Line across a beautiful waterfront. Apart from getting an idea of the familiar as well as obscure works of American art from the 20th century to the present day, you can also get to witness amazing views from the terrace of the museum. The total works are organized chronologically and thematically.
  • DEL POSTO- Irrespective of what you are doing in New York City, you must take note of the meals that you eat. You get a very affordable three-course lunch option at the Del Posto restaurant, priced at just $49. This is truly a very good bargain compared to the usual standards at New York. The three-course lunch comprises of secondo, antipasto and dessert. If you can shell out an extra $10, you may as well try legendary pasta of Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali fame.
  • THE TENEMENT MUSEUM- This museum gives you a noticeable overview of how immigrant life used to be in the Lower East Side towards the beginning of the 20th century.
  • QUEENS- Do not miss out the Queens Zoo and the Hall of Science at Queens. The Queens Museum hosts a number of public programs and art exhibitions. Again, at the Hall of Science both children and adults with a penchant for science can experience the impact of physics on sports.  

OTHER ATTRACTIONS TO ENJOY

There are also a number of other sites in New York City worth mentioning such as the New Museum or Brooklyn, where you can have a taste of some of the best pizzas of New York. You can go to Emily in Clinton Hill to try out Lady Pizza Girl with a combination of toppings including basil, mixed herbs, pickled chili, mushrooms, havarti and ricotta.

You can also enjoy a feast at Eleven Madison Park housed in the Metropolitan Life North building. The best idea is to end your dinner at the Carlyle Hotel’s Bemelmans Bar or the Top of the Standard helping yourself to a cocktail.