New York City Ferries

Hundreds of ferries operated on New York’s rivers in the late 1800s. Most of these disappeared after the opening of several East Side bridges. Now, ferries have become popular once again. After the attack on the World Trade Center, when there were some temporary problems with subways and commuter rail trains, many New Yorkers turned […]

New York City Subway

The New York City Subway System opened on October 27, 1904, with 28 stations in Manhattan. There are now 468 stations, most of which were built by 1930. There are now stations in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn. Staten Island’s subway system, the Staten Island Railway, is not contiguous with the New York City’s […]

New York City Buses

City buses operate 24 hours a day, generally along avenues in a south or north direction, and cross-town along the major thoroughfares (including 34th, 42nd and 57th Sts). Buses that begin and end in a certain borough are prefixed accordingly: ie, M5 for Manhattan, B39 for Brooklyn, Q32 for Queens, Bx29 for Bronx. Bus maps […]

Getting Around Manhattan

In 1811, a grid system was imposed on the area of Manhattan north of Houston (pronounced HOW-ston) Street. The system consisted of 14 avenues, many of them numbered, running in a north-south direction, crossed by numbered streets running in an east-west direction. It makes finding your way around relatively simple. This street plan was established […]