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Old 10-11-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I live and work in Colorado and have been to NYC twice in the last 20 years. I have to visit Stamford, CT in December on business and I was thinking of taking a couple of days off afterwards, staying on in town and getting the train into NYC to do some tourist stuff (Bronx Zoo, NY Public Library, UN Building, the Met, etc).

I need some help with navigation around the city, how easy is it to get into town from Stamford, using the Subway, etc. I know the places I want to visit - I just don't know how to get there and how to get around. Any information you can share with me?
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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I live and work in Colorado and have been to NYC twice in the last 20 years. I have to visit Stamford, CT in December on business and I was thinking of taking a couple of days off afterwards, staying on in town and getting the train into NYC to do some tourist stuff (Bronx Zoo, NY Public Library, UN Building, the Met, etc).

I need some help with navigation around the city, how easy is it to get into town from Stamford, using the Subway, etc. I know the places I want to visit - I just don't know how to get there and how to get around. Any information you can share with me?

^^The Metro North into Grand Central (it's a 44 min ride). Here is the Metro North Schedule/info:

MNR Stations

When partaking in the activities in NYC (Manhattan) take the Metro North train into Grand Central station. The library is walking distance from there. The UN is not far; you can walk it, but it is not as close as the Library.


NY Public Library
455 5th Ave, New York, 10016
(212) 930-0800 ‎
Welcome to the New York Public Library
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Home
6 East 82nd Street, Manhattan - (212) 731-1400

UN Bldg
1st Avenue, between 45th and 46th Street
United Nations Visitors Centre - Home



The Bronx Zoo is obviously in the borough of the Bronx.

Train (or you can drive in; they have parking)
Take Metro North’s Harlem line to Fordham, then take the Bx9 bus eastward to 183rd Street and Southern Blvd.

Directions



The link below can help you out when taking a subway, train, bus, etc....in the city. You plug the location you're starting from and then plug in your destination. It will provide you with the shortest route, etc... Pretty neat! I use it all the time when I want an alternate route.

HopStop.com - Transit Directions: Subway, Train, Bus, ferry, Bike & Taxi

Have a great visit!
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Wow, that's great! Thanks so much for all the helpful info. I will bookmark those links.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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Wow, that's great! Thanks so much for all the helpful info. I will bookmark those links.
No worries! If you have any other questions or confused about anything; just "holler".
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