Sales Tax (VAT) in USA: What Foreigners Should Know When Visiting
Seen here are New York State's 62 counties. Although New York City is its most famous city, New York State, as you can see, is quite large. (Map courtesy of www.digital-topo-maps.com)

Sales Tax (VAT) in USA: What Foreigners Should Know When Visiting

Sales Tax (VAT) Refunds for Foreigners Visiting U.S.A. Foreign tourists visiting the United States do not receive sales tax (VAT) refunds. Disappointing, yes? We agree. Read on, though, and we'll…

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New York Parking Tips and Strategies
To save time and money, you need to use strategy when parking in New York. A wrong move can cost you time, money and frustration.

New York Parking Tips and Strategies

Why chance wasting more time and money than you need to when parking in New York? These tips and strategies will give you more options when your travels bring you to New York.

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Getting To The High Line
It looks like these tracks haven't been touched since the last train rode on the High Line. In reality, everything was removed for the park's constructions. The original tracks were later integrated into the park's design. The overgrown vegetation is meant to look like it did during the time the railway was not used.

Getting To The High Line

Getting to the High Line is easy. A variety of subway and bus options will get you there. Or you could walk. Which entrance should you use? That depends on where you are and what you plan to do. Learn about your options in this post.

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Little Italy in the Big Bronx
Salumi is an Italian term for cured meats. A salumeria is a shop specializing in meats that have been cured with salt, smoke or the open air. This one, right on Arthur Ave., doubles as a butcher shop.

Little Italy in the Big Bronx

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the Little Italy experience many come to New York wanting to see. This old New York neighborhood has retained its Italian identity for over 100 years. Whether you want to see the shops or just have some Italian food, head up to the Bronx.

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Staten Island Ferry
© Paul McGehee Between 1855 and 1890, immigrants at Castle Clinton (then called Castle Garden), seen in the foreground on the left. Those that arrived between 1892 and 1954 landed at Ellis Island, seen in the center of the background. In the background on the left is the Statue of Liberty.

Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a great complement or alternative to the Statue of Liberty ferry. It's free to ride and gives you exceptional views of New York Harbor, Staten Island, and the Verrazano Bridge. Ellis Island is visible from a distance.

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