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Old 05-23-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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We moved to from out of state to NY. This weekend we want to take our kids to NYC for the first time. They are 4 and 9 . What are the first things that would be a ' must see' and the kids would enjoy. We are looking for ideas. My 4 year old is very keen on seeing the statue of liberty but i think that would be a trip solely to see the statue, right? I mean, we can't combine it with other attractions.
How Do we commute within NYC - subway, buses, taxi, walk? We are planning to come from westchester county by train. Thanks
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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I suggest taking your children to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum | New York City.
Being that it is Fleet Week, there will also be other ships docked in the area that you can take the children to as well as other events going on.

Also instead of going to the Statue of Liberty, I would suggest taking the free Staten Island ferry from which you can get a great view of the Statue and it is less time consuming.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:41 PM
 
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You can also go to the South Street Seaport and purchase boat tickets to see the harbor or jump on the Staten Island for free with an unlimited Metrocard. Also, probably a fun museum would be the Children's Museum. Exhibits | Children's Museum of Manhattan
I'm trying to think hard because Manhattan is usually a place for adults, in my opinion. But, maybe you can cross the border into Brooklyn. Maybe Times Square to see a musical and take in the sights?
Maybe Central Park, a lot of people the scenery.... or FAO Schwartz toy store. Also, Prospect Park in Brooklyn has a zoo but its for kids, so they may enjoy it and they have a carousel nearby. Plan Your Trip
You can take the MTA Metropolitan Transit Authority. You can find directions on the trip planner online at mta.info | Home Page and click on trip planner or use HopStop.com - Transit Directions: Subway, Train, Bus, ferry, Bike & Taxi. Its 2.25 for one way trip. You can save money if you buy more rides in advance, like 10 rides or so.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:00 AM
 
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Top things to see in NYC are the Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[URL="http://www.moma.org/"][/URL]
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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Another fun place to take children is the American Museum of Natural History: American Museum of Natural History . Note the admission is a suggested one meaning you can pay as much as you can afford/wish.
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