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"Getting about" Fifth Avenue Tip by darlene.g

Fifth Avenue, New York City: 13 reviews and 9 photos

Favorite thing: Generally speaking, It's pretty simple to get about Manhattan.
If you can count from 1 to 225 and learn 12 avenues with 5th Avenue being the East/West Divider . . . you've got it made.
Uptown and Downtown are just directions from whatever street you're on to whatever street you want to go.

The numbered streets are North to South
The Avenues are East to West. Voila!

Now the village and parts of lower Manhattan can be a bit of a puzzle in certain areas because the streets are named and not numbered. Just make the Avenues your point of reference and you'll find your way. Or hey, just ask someone. Most everyone loves to give directions to others.

Transportation is great all over, especially the Westside! Cabs, Subways and Buses are plentiful.

Walking is fun too. 20 or 30 blocks seems long, but in New York you'll be able to walk it in no time without noticing the distance. There's so many things to see you'll be at your destination quicker than you'd expect.

There are ATM banks all over the place and ATMs in a lot of Deli's and stores too.

Everything is at your fingertips in N.Y.C.

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2003
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