When Macworld Expo brought my fellow Mac-users to New York City I created these resource pages for them. People continue to tell me they're quite helpful. I hope they help you too.
NewYorkCity.com: Check out the maps here. They are really informational, except that each neighborhood is not named on a main map. So, here are some tips and direct links:
Wired New York - I love this site. It all at once cures my homesickness and makes me homesick by bringing me back to NYC. Among other things, this site is an excellent way to see and learn about the building that make up this amazing city.
YourNY.com — a directory of many things
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center site. "Javits" is the location of the Macworld Expo, This site also links to a lot of good info.
I Love NY - An official New York State site that covers all of the state.
LongIsland.com: about the Long Island area and events there.
Finding an address in Manhattan is easy because most of the streets are in a logical numbered grid. When you're given an address, it'll often be stated along with a cross street (unlike in LA where many have no clue what a "cross street" is). In case it's not though, there are 2 great solutions for you.
On the web
Forgotten NY: This site is pretty not in the best shape. It has several different versions of the site all cross-linked, some files are totally empty, and such. But there's a lot of great stuff to be found here, so it's worth the visit.
Long Island History: This was put together by the local newspaper - Newsday. I love it. (If you land at JFK or LaGuardia, you're really on Long Island. Brooklyn and Queens (the respective counties) are part of NYC, but are physically on Long Island.
The Tribute in Light Memorial: a QuickTime VR on the web, by 360VR Studio. Click the Digital City link at the bottom of their page too, for more of NYC.
Central Park — there's no place like NYC anywhere in the world and no place like Central Park. It was born on July 21, 1853 and is 150 this summer. The link just behind these words is to the official park website. It's full of information. Here, you can learn about $3 yoga classes or that a horse and buggy ride is $34 for the first 20 minutes. And of course, you can take a virtual tour of the park so you'll be familiar with it and comfortable when you arrive in person.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the information presented here or anything that happens to you if you use any information presented here.
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