New York City is a vast metropolis with lots of nooks and crannies, and a plethora of things to see and do. No matter if you have lived in or around the city for years or have visited hundreds of times, there is still some aspect of New York left to discover. For those who have never been to the city, the sheer vastness of it can seem overwhelming. Figuring out where to start and what are the things that you cannot miss as opposed to the things that you shouldn’t is fairly complex. Attempting to be a resource for both the returning visitor and the first-timer is definitely a project destined to be difficult and would frustrate almost any who would try. The newly relaunching NewYork.com is planning to be such a resource.
For locals, or people who been to New York so many times that they are now adopted locals, the site will have a Secrets of NY section which discusses little-known facts and hidden treasures of popular New York attractions. There will also be sections on Real Estate and Jobs. For those looking for information on a new restaurant to try, there will be a listing of 20,000 restaurants on the site with ratings pulled in from Zagat. You can also book tickets to the theater directly on the site. NewYork.com has a direct relationship with the providers, so they don’t send you to a third-party site to make your purchase. They have a 24-hour call center, so if you are having problems with your purchase at 1 A.M. there will be someone there to assist you.
For visitors, NewYork.com can help you plan your trip, from the moment you land at one of the area airports, right up until the moment you leave. You can book airport transfers, hotels, dining reservations, attraction tickets and show tickets right on the site. As part of their descriptions of the various attractions, NewYork.com will include a section on what to tell a cabbie.. If you are planning to see a show, they will answer some of the questions that go into making your decision beyond just what is the show about; they will tell you where the theatre is, the show’s running time and if it is appropriate for kids.
The revamped NewYork.com will launch on May 29th and we are certain that it will become a much used resource for locals and visitors alike.
About the writer: Mikaela Walker is an avid traveler and writer of the blogs www.ivyleaguetraveler.com and www.teenandtoddlerintow.com. She loves experiencing New York City and beyond with her two children.
Disclosure: The writer was treated to a day of NYC sight-seeing, hosted by the folks at NewYork.com, but all opinions are certifiably her own.