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New York Guide

language: English
population: 8,363,710
time difference: GMT-5
flight time: 7 hours 25 minutes
currency: USD (see www.xe.com for daily exchange rates)
things you must see: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Times Square
famous sons/residents: Mariah Carey, Vin Diesel, Robert De Niro, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and many more...
top activities: city bus tour, sex and the city tour, top of the rock
tipping: 10-15% is standard for good service
visas: from 2009 you MUST complete the necessary online visa waiver administration before you go, see and complete your entry details here.
immunisation/ vaccination: none required
must have: travel insurance (including health)
emergency services: 911
dialing code: New York 718, (Manhattan) 212
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