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Three NYC Airports: Which to Pick?

If you’ve never been to New York City before, it can be bewildering. With three airports under the “NYC” umbrella, it can be a daunting task to even select the flight.  No matter which airport you pick, be prepared for delays. New York airspace slows down—and even shuts down—during winter snowstorms and summer thunderstorms. If…

Manhattanhenge is here!

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  This is a picture I took during last year’s Manhattanhenge, a jaw-droppingly beautiful spectacle that occurs when the sun sets just so between buildings in Midtown Manhattan. This surreal photo op only happens twice a year, when the sunset actually aligns with New York’s precise street grid and…

The Secret to Getting Cheap Broadway Tickets

Plan a trip to New York and you’re bound to consider a ticket to one of our fabulous shows. We’ve dropped knowledge about our beloved city before, but here’s the lowdown on how to get the lowest prices possible for Billy Elliot or Book of Mormon (good luck, this one is all kinds of popular right…

The Hindenburg (whatever happened to that zeppelin?) floats past the Empire State Building on August 8th, 1936. The Art Deco spire of New York’s iconic building was designed to be a mooring mast for dirigibles. Be sure to whisper that to your fellow tourists as you ascend to the observation deck. There’s a decidely less…

Hipmunk Hotspots: New York City

The fine folks over at /r/travel on reddit were suggesting the kind of places most tourists don’t catch unless they’ve got locals guiding their visit. I was born in New York City, so it’s got a special place in my heart (not far from the heart on my “I <3 NY” shirt). It seemed like…

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