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Currency:
Traveler's checks and credit cards are widely accepted. Most stores and almost all banks have an ATM. Check with your home bank for surcharges on ATM withdrawals.

Tips and Taxes:
Tips 15%, sales tax 7%
 


Church Services:
Christian Science 147 E. 62 St.
African Methodist Episcopal Turner Memorial AME 104 W. 131 St.
Anglican Catholic Church Of The Holy Spirit 152 W. 66 St.
Apostolic Church Of The Apostolic Faith 1421 5 Ave.
Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church Of America 221 E. 27 St.
Assemblies of God The Way Of The Cross 124 W. 136 St.
Baptist Independent First Corinthian Baptist Church 1912 7 Ave.
Baptist, Southern East Seventh Baptist Ministry 184 E. 7 St.
Brethren Grace Gospel Chapel Inc 102 W. 133 St.
Christian Disciples of Christ Third Church Disciples Of Christ 46 Hamilton Pl.
Church of Christ in Christian Union Refuge Temple Church 167 W. 124 St.
Church of God in Christ Mount Olive F A H Church 308 W. 122 St.
Episcopal American Instituto Pastoral Hispano 175 9 Ave.
Episcopal Reformed First Reformed Episcopal Church 317 E. 50 St.
Jehovah's Witnesses Chatham Square Congregation Of Jehovah's Witnesses 193 Madison St.
Mennonite Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship 314 E. 19 St.
Nazarene Lamb's Church Of The Nazarene 30 W. 44
Orthodox Catholic St. Elias Amer. Catholic Church 116 W. 133 St.
Roman Catholic: St. Patrick's Cathedral 5th Avenue and 50th Street
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Telephone Area Code:
Manhattan: 212 Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, & Staten Island: 718

Emergency:
Ambulance/Fire/Police 911
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How to get around:

Driving:
The best advice is don't drive in New York City. Traffic is often gridlocked.

Taxis:
New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission More info
Flat fare from JFK International to any point in Manhattan is approximately $30 plus tolls & tip

Ferry:
Staten Island Ferry. (Free) Travels Manhattan and Staten Island. Each way takes 25 minutes.

Airports:
Three Airports servicing New York City:
John F. Kennedy Int'l (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Newark Int'l. (EWR)

Subway:
The easiest way to get around Manhattan is by subway. Subways and City buses run 24 hours a day. Trains 1,2,3,9, A and C go up and down Manhattan's west side. The 1, 9 and C are locals and stop at all stations. The 2,3 and A trains are express and stop only at major stations. Trains 4,5, and 6 head up and down the east side. The 6 is local; the 4 and 5 are express.
Trains F,N and R travel between the east and west sides of Midtown and Downtown. The E train follows almost the same route, but terminates at the World Trade Center.
Subway is accessed with a Metro card. Purchase these at subway stations and at many hotels and shops. The fare includes free transfers to city buses within 2 hours. Weekly passes are more economical.
The one day Fun Pass is sold at hotels and shops and in machines at certain subway stations.

The Bus:
Buses are slower than subways, but are helpful for traveling cross town. Crosstown buses operate between the East and West sides on Houston, 14th, 23rd, 42nd, 57th, 66th, 72nd, 86th and 96th streets.
Buses head north up 1st, 3rd, Madison, 6th and 8th Avenues.
Buses head south down Broadway and 2nd, Lexington, 5th, 7th, and 9th Avenues.

Railway:
Pennsylvania Station is located between 31st and 33rd Streets on 7th Avenue. (212) 630-6400. Amtrak, Long Island Railroad, and New Jersey Transit trains stop at Penn Station. Connect there with the subway or taxis.
Grand Central Terminal on the East side. Commuter trains from Connecticut and suburban New York City arrive and depart here.

Intercity Bus:
Port Authority Bus Terminal is located on 8th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. Local buses from New Jersey and intercity buses from the United States and Canada serve the terminal which is also on several bus lines.
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