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How to see New York in a hurry

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They don’t call it a New York Minute for nothing. The city moves at a fast pace like no other. So what do you do if you’re visiting New York City with only a few hours to spare?

We brought in Laura Michonski, site editor of newyork.com, to offer her expert advice:

  • If you want to see the Statue of Liberty quickly, the best way is to book a cruise where you can admire Lady Liberty from all angles.
  • A great way to combine work with play is to book a meeting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After your morning or lunch meeting at the lovely Petrie Court Café, then explore the world-class museum.
  • If you’re short on time and want to see a lot quickly, stop by the Rockefeller Center. You can take in Radio City Music Hall, do some shopping or enjoy the 70th-floor view of the entire city from the tower.
  • To help you navigate the immense city, familiarize yourself with the subway system and buy a weekly, unlimited subway pass. Also, don’t be afraid to ask a local for directions!
  • The one landmark you need to see is, no joke, Times Square. See it at night, when it’s lit up in all its glory.

To listen to Michonski’s tips, just watch the video at the top.

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