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    There will be plenty of Mets tickets available...

    There will be plenty of Mets tickets available this year except for the featured games such as Opening Day and the Subway Series against the Yankees. The Mets will probably start selling individual...
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    Central Park is a great place for a run. There...

    Central Park is a great place for a run. There will be more people in the southern half of the park but if you go there during the day it is perfectly safe. Here is a link to some of the routes...
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    Each of those neighborhoods are closer to Times...

    Each of those neighborhoods are closer to Times Square than Inwood. Sunnyside would be the fastest commute because it is right on the No. 7 subway line that goes to Times Square (the other...
  4. Thread: Murray Hill

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    I usually walk by that hotel every day on my way...

    I usually walk by that hotel every day on my way home from work. It's on a relatively quiet stretch of Lexington Avenue with residential high-rises but its restaurant downstairs is usually crowded....
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    3 Park Avenue (the building at the SW corner of...

    3 Park Avenue (the building at the SW corner of Park Avenue and 34th Street) is a 41-story office building. Norman Thomas High School is incorporated into the bottom floors of the building. The...
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    This website now allows you to search for parking...

    This website now allows you to search for parking regulations on a specific block in NYCDOT's sign database: http://www.nyc.gov/dot/parkingrules.
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    I doubt it. The infrastructure component of the...

    I doubt it. The infrastructure component of the economic stimulus package may amount to $90 billion, with about $9 billion going to transit, and will be distributed to other cities besides New York....
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    The figure of $2.2 trillion only includes what is...

    The figure of $2.2 trillion only includes what is needed to get our nation's existing infrastructure back to a state of good repair. The latest estimates for the economic stimulus package have the...
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    This website gives the orientations of existing...

    This website gives the orientations of existing and past baseball stadiums:
    http://www.andrewclem.com/Baseball/index.html

    I didn't see anything oriented due west.
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    I'm not aware of any city website that shows a...

    I'm not aware of any city website that shows a map of on-street parking regulations. I could only imagine that developing and maintaining something like this would be a monumental task. The closest...
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    Those used to be on the Web but must have been...

    Those used to be on the Web but must have been taken off for security concerns. You can see subway station entrances on this map: http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/cm/CityMap.htm
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    There used to be a skating rink in front of the...

    There used to be a skating rink in front of the Rivergate Apartments on First Avenue and 34th Street. This was rarely used and never made out financially. The rink subsequently closed and was...
  13. Thread: LaGuardia

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    I've only had horror stories at LGA when the...

    I've only had horror stories at LGA when the weather is really bad. The two runways are short, but the real problem is that they are intersecting. I think that LGA essentially operates at capacity...
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    I think this construction is associated with the...

    I think this construction is associated with the Chinese Mission to the UN, which is the adjacent building on 35th Street. During site demolition, the construction signs were written in Chinese.

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    A station entrance was intially proposed on 42nd...

    A station entrance was intially proposed on 42nd Street between Dyer and Tenth Avenues. Refer to Figure 2-22 of the EIS:
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/hyards/hy_chap2_g1_fgeis_final.pdf
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    Public transportation is available to the Jets...

    Public transportation is available to the Jets games at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. Buses leave from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and a round trip ticket costs $9. There are usually people...
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    The two closest parking facilities are Park &...

    The two closest parking facilities are Park & Lock on the south side of 31st Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues or the garage below One Penn Plaza (entrances from the north side of 33rd Street...
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    I thought cemeteries were protected from eminent...

    I thought cemeteries were protected from eminent domain. This is probably why the LIE is cantilevered over the service road where it bisects the cemeteries in Queens by the BQE interchange.

    Its...
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    I've run the NYC Marathon before and will tell...

    I've run the NYC Marathon before and will tell you that is is 26.2 miles of pure adreneline rush. From the moment you get on the Verrazano Bridge and the deck starts bouncing up and down, get ready...
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    This building is definitely an improvement over...

    This building is definitely an improvement over what used to be there (a low-rise building that housed the Yorkville Food Stamps office) and it should complement the Anthem building across the street...
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    By cab, the most convenient airport to Manhattan...

    By cab, the most convenient airport to Manhattan is LaGuardia. Newark is close but can get pricey when traveling from Manhattan by cab because you have to pay tolls and return fare (NYC cabs aren't...
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    Sticky: If you really want to try some obscure beers, go...

    If you really want to try some obscure beers, go to Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn. It's located at 359 Metropolitan Avenue near the Lorimer Avenue station on the L train.
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    The G train only runs during off peak hours, so...

    The G train only runs during off peak hours, so on weekdays the Queens Blvd line has 4 trains, two express (E,F) and two local (R,V). That is why they want to extend Q train service from the Broadway...
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    This is correct. If you don't live in NYC, they...

    This is correct. If you don't live in NYC, they won't deduct NYC resident taxes from your paycheck.
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    The MTA posts bus schedules on their website and...

    The MTA posts bus schedules on their website and these are usually fairly accurate in terms of determining the frequency of service and the duration of your trip:...
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