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hello! just wanna ask how safe it is for a 20-something female to travel alone in NY...? i just wanna see the city, maybe for 3d/4n.. will it be enough to see the major city spots? and is it safe?? i'm planning to stay around midtown east manhattan..
Midtown East, and West, are safe. been there. the place is teeming with NYPD officers in almost every corner. and we saw soldiers in full battle gear roaming around the subway stations.
i actually saw similarities with Tian'anmen Square, and Forbidden City, in Beijing, in terms of security.
i also asked the same question to an old friend, a long-time resident of NYC. "is it safe?" things have changed since 9/11, he said, security is no nonsense now, sometimes bordering 'OTT' (over the top) na.
you wouldn't stray in the back alleys anywways, wouldja? lol
a dedicated 3D for the Midtown E&W is enough.
ugh! i'm trying to tell myself to go but i'm still having some doubts.. but i really wanna wanna go.. i've been to some cities in europe but i feel NYC is a pretty much bigger one!
@keyser, did u go there alone as well???
If you plan to stay only at the Manhattan area, no need to worry.
It's really safe around those areas.
I was with friends nung 1st 3 days cos were in a hop on and off bus tour and city pass package,
but the remaining days, we went our individual trips, kasi we want to see different places and do different stuff in NY.
yung iba ko kasing friends wanted to see their friends or relatives in NY,
since di ko naman kilala yung mga yun, nag travel ako by myself, minsan until night pa nga sa Broadway and Times Square, ginabi ko nun, safe naman,
I even walked back from Times Square to the train station in Madison Square kasi I wanted to see the city lights.
Marami pang tao,
maybe night time I wont advise you to go around yourself, only because nag express ka na ng worries, baka mag panic attack ka pa may maramdaman ka lang kakaiba,
but daytime, it surely is safe.
Friendly pa locals, some even offered to take my pics. Super cute pa ng iba.
So go na gurl! In addition to the attraction, dun ka makakakita ng mga Hollywood guys look alikes, super daming cuties.
No guts no NY.
boo! no guts no new york (
where did u stay in the city? i'm looking at this botique hotel just around midtown east.. how far will it be from JFK?? i'm feeling i might just also do as u guys did.. with the hop on/hop off.. kasama na ba yung statue of liberty dito or is it a totally separate trip?
any other survival tips??
dont' you say no guts no glory to someone youre trying to encourage.
Hop on and off is the best especially when youre by yourself, safetywise, for convenience and saving of time.
There are several deals, Hop on and Off buses and the sitypasses are actually two separate offers, but you can combine them when you want to.
Youd spent almost $200 for the combined hop on and off for 3 days with the unlimited entrances to different attractions for 5 days, with this offer, yes, you get the ferry ticket to the Liberty island, along with the entrances to the Empire state, To of the Rock, and to NY's top museums, etc.
$59 for the 3 day bus only. I always say ff budget is an issue, take at least the bus tours, for a great tour view of the city and the convenience of being taken to the different attractions.
What is midtown east?
JFK is in Jamaica, 30 min each using the Long Island Railroad going to Madison Square, and to Grand Central via subway. Goodluck.
Midtown East - the neighbourhood of the grid 61st St.-30th St./5th Ave.-FDR drive
Empire State Building
Grand Central Terminal
New York Public Library
Radio City Music Hall
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Top of the Rock
Saks Fifth Avenue
All walking distance yan from each other. Karamihan nga magkasing tabi or talikuran lang. Get a good pair of walking shoes though. Mahahaba ang streets of NY.
Maraming medium-priiced hotels ($100 plus pa rin) near Madison Square Garden, Public Lib and Empire State Bldg area. Check out some in Times Square din, and compare the prices.
NY is safe. Common sense lang-- huwag maglakad sa gabi sa mga madilim na areas. Don't dare walking in Grand Central Park alone.
depends on the places you'd go.
to be honest being robbed or mugged never crossed my mind when I went to NY, especially DC, ang dami kayang pulis sa DC, bawat kanto may sundalo or pulis,
getting victimized in DC is close to nil, unless siguro gabi na talaga at sa madilim kang iskinita dadaan.
NY, same thing, if you stay in Manhattan and the tourist areas, you should have no prob.
i actually feel safer from muggers here in NY than in the Philippines. You can ride a packed train and be assured that the person behind you won't try and steal your phone. HOWEVER, I am more scared of crazy people here. There's a bunch of them walking around and I feel like they're itching to chew someone's face.
I want to post my videos and pictures, pano ba hindi mapapasok ng mga trolls yung mga accounts ko, like what happened with Untoy Layug, nabuksan nila yung mga albums nya sa ibang social networking site, and nakuha ng mga kaaway nya yung iba nyang pics and pinost pa yung face nya.
di ko naman kinhahihiya yung mukha ko, pero ayoko naman balahurain yung mga pics ko and drawing drawingan ng kung ano ano. thanks.
I private mo ang photobucket mo, makikita lang yung pics na i share mo dito.
Thanks purple, sige I ready ko na. And better yet gawa na Lang din ako ng account na Di ko lalagyan ng pics na ayoko pakita.
Para mabuksan man nila wala na sila makikita.
Pero ano ba yung pag kinopy paste mo, parang may naiiwan na address, Hindi ba pwedeng gamitin yun as trailing.
Pasensya na, meron kasi ko mga nakaaway dito sa pex, ayoko naman mabalahura sa Internet.