ThisPIT-bar-11 powerhouse of comedy rivals any club in the city. Many of its shows are sketch or improv, but it also has stand-up and variety shows including “The Stone and Stone Show,” “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky” and “Cold Soda.” ($5 and $10 shows)

The Peoples Improv Theater, or The P.I.T., was established in New York City in 2002. The PIT’s shows include improvisational comedy and sketch comedy.

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Useful Information for Visitors

New York City is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone. From the first Sunday in April to the fourth Sunday in October, the city observes Eastern Daylight Savings Time. (Spring ahead – one hour). From October to April, the city observes Eastern Standard Time. (Fall back – one hour).

Business Hours
Generally 9:00am to 5:00pm with no lunchtime closing for most offices and stores. Most banks close at 3:00pm on weekdays. Museums are closed on Mondays however there are exceptions. Some museums extend their hours on one or two evenings.

Sightseeing Tips
It’s best to concentrate your sightseeing in certain areas. Lower Manhattan one day, midtown another day. Check Nearby Places of Interest so you don’t waste too much time shuttling between attractions.

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Queens Places of Interest


American Museum of the Moving Image
35 Avenue at 36 Street
Bus: Q66, Q101
Subway: G R to Steinway St

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NYC Ice Skating Rinks


Manhattan Skating Rinks

Lasker Rink in Central Park

Located near 107th St & Central Park West, 1(917) 492-3856. Web-Site: Click Here

Polar Rink at American Museum of Natural History


Columbus Ave and 79th St, 1(212) 769-5200. Nov 21 – Feb 28. One hour skating sessions on synthetic ice. Adults: $10, Students and Seniors: $9, Children (3 to 12 years old): $8. Member tickets will be $2 less. Skate Rental: FREE. All children under 10 must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older.

The Pond at Bryant Park
Located between 40th and 42nd St. & 5th and 6th avenues (behind the New York Public Library) 1(866) 221-5157. OPEN THRU JANUARY 25. FREE. Skate Rental: $12. Web-Site: Click Here

Riverbank Ice Skating Rink

679 Riverside Drive at 145th St. 1(212) 694-3600. Mid-November through first week of April. Adults: $5, Children: $3. Skate Rental: $5.

Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink
Fifth Ave. between 49th and 50th Sts. 1(212) 332-7654.

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 West Side Highway at 23rd St. 1(212) 336-6100. Web-Site: Click Here

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Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Tours

Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Tours During Certain Times

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The Jewish Children’s Museum

jewish-childrens-muExplore Jewish heritage and culture in an entertaining and educational format for kids of all ages. Through contemporary technology and a hands-on approach to learning, the Jewish Children’s Museum’s exhibits and crafts provides visitors with a rich experience in Jewish history, values and traditions.

During legal and Jewish holiday seasons, be sure to look out for special events and workshops featured at the museum.  

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New York Hall of Science

hall-of-science-3One of America’s premier science museums. More than 200 hands-on exhibits and the award-winning outdoor Science Playground enable visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, educational experience. Learn about sound, light, motion, microscopic organisms and other science concepts. The museum was established in 1964 as part of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and at the time, was one of only a few science museums in existence. Unlike many other institutions, which were closed immediately or soon after the Fair, the hall remained open.

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Canal Street

cs1Canal Street is a bustling New York street fair full of open storefronts. Banks and jewelry shops make-up most of the east side of Canal. The west side is mostly shops. Canal Street is also the main Chinese jewelry district of Chinatown

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To and From Newark Liberty Airport

airportAirTrain Newark
Passengers can connect with NJ TRANSIT trains to Newark Liberty International Airport via AirTrain Newark.

From New York Penn Station, take any NJ TRANSIT train that stops at the Newark Liberty International Airport Station (NLIAS).

From Downtown Manhattan, take PATH (WTC Station) to Newark Penn Station, and connect to NJ TRANSIT trains to the NLIAS.

For further information call NJ TRANSIT at 1+(800) 626-RIDE, PATH at 1(800) 234-PATH or AirTrain Newark at 1(800) EWR-INFO. Prices range from $9.00 to $14.00 *.

Airport Connections via regularly scheduled buses

Port Authority Bus Terminal — 42nd St & 8th Ave. Newark Liberty Airport Service Express Bus — $13.00; every 20-30 minutes 5:00am to 2:00am. 1(212) 964-6233.

Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus Located across from Grand Central — Park Ave & 41st St. $13.00; every 20 – 30 minutes 4:45am to 1:30am. 1(212) 964-6233.

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Empire State Building / NY SKYRIDE

Empire State Building / NY SKYRIDE

Night or day, the view from NYC’s tallest building is one of this hemisphere’s most magnificent vistas. On a clear day you can enjoy a magnificent view for 80 miles in each direction. Visibility is posted in the lobby. The breathtaking views are so impressive that it deserves two visits: by day, to observe the layout of the city, and then again in the evening, when you’ll be mesmerized by the sparkling array of stars and flickering lights scattered across the sky like a galaxy of diamonds on black velvet.

Seventy-three elevators serve the 102 floors, and 5 acres of windows are washed once a month. It takes half an hour to walk down the 1860 steps. The annual Empire State Building Run-Up race takes place in early February. The event competitors raced up a total of 1,576 steps to the Observatory deck on the 86th floor. The men’s division winning time is 10 minutes and 37 seconds. The winning time for women is 12 minutes and 8 seconds.

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