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Old 05-29-2015, 02:05 AM
 
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What are 2-3 things worth seeing? I have never been to NYC. I was thinking Time Square and something else. I arrive at midnight Sunday morning and my flight is at 8:55 Sunday night. Also is transportation reliable? I hear NYC has the best transportation network in the country. I don't want to miss my flight and I want to get back to the airport as smoothly as possible. In San Francisco there is a direct train from the airport to downtown. It is much appreciated guys.

Edit: I am also a basketball fanatic. I would love to be able to play at Rucker Park. Is it possible given my time constraints? How long does it take to get from say the middle of Manhatten to Rucker Park?

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Old 05-29-2015, 04:49 AM
 
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"Midnight on Sunday Morning" to 8:55 Sunday Night would be approximately 21 hours. Am I missing something?

I'm assuming you're going into JFK as well. Look at 75 minutes on the safe side each way from JFK to Midtown Manhattan.
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:34 AM
 
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"Midnight on Sunday Morning" to 8:55 Sunday Night would be approximately 21 hours. Am I missing something?

I'm assuming you're going into JFK as well. Look at 75 minutes on the safe side each way from JFK to Midtown Manhattan.
I'll be sleeping some of that 21 hours, spending time getting adjusted, getting to Manhatten from Queens, etc. Yes JFK.
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:41 AM
 
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You can use the MTA trip planner: MTA NYCT - Trip Planner+ to figure how much time it would take for to get to and from JFK to any address in Manhattan (or the rest of NYC) using public transportation.

The new Freedom Tower observatory is opening to the public today and that would be a cool thing to visit if that is of interest to you.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:07 AM
 
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I would not bother with Times Square in daylight hours. Central Park on Sunday, weather permitting would be nice, maybe Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lunch at PJ Clarkes. Downtown is the High Line, Greenwich Village, Eataly.

As a basketball player walking should be a piece of cake, and it's a great city to walk.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:20 AM
 
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I would not bother with Times Square in daylight hours. Central Park on Sunday, weather permitting would be nice, maybe Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lunch at PJ Clarkes. Downtown is the High Line, Greenwich Village, Eataly.

As a basketball player walking should be a piece of cake, and it's a great city to walk.
Yes I definitely want to walk to fully capture the energy of the city. What streets or intersections have the most foot traffic? Where is the heart of the city?
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:59 AM
 
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Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:21 AM
 
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Metropolitan Museum of Art.
That's great for a one-stop, because you'll see a worldclass museum of art, history and cultures.

From there, you can enter Central Park, which for many New Yorkers is "the heart of the city." (Don't get lost, it's huge.)

Also, walk south on Fifth Avenue ("Museum Mile") a bit, then east a block or two to Madison and Park Avenues for elegant window-shopping, restaurants, and residential architecture.

Plenty of people everywhere in that neighborhood, busy walking to work, or having lunch on the wide steps of the Museum.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:23 AM
 
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I don't know where the "heart of the city" is but it is not Times Square, that's for sure.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Edit: I am also a basketball fanatic. I would love to be able to play at Rucker Park. Is it possible given my time constraints? How long does it take to get from say the middle of Manhatten to Rucker Park?
If you take the B or D train from Midtown, the Herald Square area, I estimate the train ride would be about 20 minutes to Rucker Park. 155th Street is your stop.

It's a long ride back to the airport from Manhattan so plan accordingly. Unfortunately, NYC doesn't have a quick, seamless airport train like the BART.
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