How to organize your trip to New York?
NEW YORK – SOHO – Sohotel.
The oldest hotel (1783) in New York is located in the south center of Manhattan Island at 341 Broome Street at the corner of the “Bowery”. Discounted rates are competitive for rental. Moderately priced hotels are very rare and difficult to find in New York. Do not hesitate to discover their website: http://www.thesohotel.com/french/about.html
If you want to go to New York, I give you some tips to prepare your trip.
Try to take advantage of Air France discounts throughout the year. Then before leaving, be sure to have an electronic passport (the biometric will be available in mid-2009). You must complete the form to enter the United States on the internet:
For a visa application, if your tourist stay lasts more than 90 days, click on the following link: https://evisaforms.state.gov/DS156_French.asp
If you have an electronic visa, you must complete 72 hours before departure, an authorization to enter the United States, click on the following link: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
Take the CARTOVILLE NEW YORK book from Gallimard, it is very practical for visiting the whole city in a useful way.
When arriving at JF KENNEDY airport, the cheapest way to get to Manhattan is by subway. To go faster, you have to get on the AIRTRAIN (5 Dollars sky train) to Howard Beach and go with the A subway to Fulton Street (about 1h15 Metrocard 7.5 $ for a day). Otherwise, you can get in a yellow cab ($ 50 – about 45 min depending on where you are going).
Never forget, you must include tips for a drink in a bar ($ 1), restaurant (multiply by 2 the VAT), the same for taxis or for the staff who help you.
I offer you a cool blog on tips in New York: