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Old 01-11-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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Wondering if its a good idea to do the Double Decker Bus Tour in the dead of winter, is the bus freezing cold from the doors opening and closing, can you really see alot of the attractions not being on the Top deck of the bus?
Overall for a New York City tourist virgin is it a good idea to do it in brutal Winter
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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You can get just as good a bus tour of New York City if you use the regular city buses...and it'll be a lot cheaper too. Check the bus map, pick the longest routes, and hop aboard! For instance, the M-4 from 34 Street all the way uptown to the Cloisters. Or in Brooklyn, the B-41 from one end of Flatbush Avenue to another. I'm continually amazed that MTA never promotes buses this way.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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I was dragged kicking and screaming by friends visiting but rather enjoyed it. Most of it anyway. Didn't do the Brooklyn part since I live in Brooklyn the buses were often full (summer) and some of the guides were completely annoying but I'd say go for it. and SIT ON TOP - bring a blanket.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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I've seen some of the double-decker buses outfitted with glass roofs in the winter, but I've also seen them open and the passengers on top freezing. They pass by my office every few minutes, so I usually see them every day. There are two separate companies that run tours (Gray Line and City Sights NY).
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