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42nd Street, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a lot of irritating chain and tourist poo here, but there are also many iconic things that make the trip worthwhile.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BB King is here... and more... it is a must stroll for tourists!!! Dave & Buster is great for the kids! Enjoy... and stay out of McDonald's--- that stuff will kill you. Thanks! Neal

Thank nealhurwitz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always something to see and live singing on the streets. The discounts shopping is good and the wine is all you need while dinning on the beautiful scenery in the city.

Thank DebbieRagooNYC
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Basically everthing for us started here, all our trips and meals, bus tours etc.Really busy and well lit, bit too many big bus tour salesmen and women but a great area to experience.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

42nd Street is a major crosstown Street in New York City. The area is primarily known for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square in midtown. It's also the name of the region of the theater district (and, at times, the...More

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 21 November 2017

42nd Street is a street with a lot on it from the United Nations to Grand Central Station to Times Square to Broadway Theaters to Madame Tussauds. The busy touristy area is at the intersection with Times Square though. But there is plenty else to...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I NEVER go to McDonald's. I was in Manhattan 10/28 and dying of thirst. I am CHEAP, and the 7 11 I was looking for to get an inexpensive drink was 3 long avenues over. I noticed a McDonald's and decided to pay whatever crazy...More

2  Thank Artie S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

As expected, it is extremely crowded. It was a bit overwhelming to me, I think everyone should experience Time Square once in their life. The energy is great.

Thank Jessica and Car... D
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Like the rest of Times Square this place is a traffic nightmare. I’d suggest avoiding it unless you have to go.

Thank USCKaboom
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We recently visited NYC and stayed in Hasbrouck Heights to save some money. I was very impressed with the inexpensive clean safe transportation we were able to use. We purchased NJ Transit 10 ride bus passes for express service to the Port Authority terminal at...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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