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Downtown, Jersey City
Part of the New York metropolitan area, Jersey City lies between of the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay across from Lower Manhattan. It is a beautiful area which is very clean and safe with amazing city views. It only takes 10 minutes by subway to get to Manhattan Midtown or Downtown from here. The subway system that runs across the river is also cheaper than regular NY subway (it is called NJ PATH), but you can use the same MetroCard as the one that you use in the city. The area is beautiful and very safe and right next to the city! You will not have better city views from anywhere else! You also have Liberty State Park right next to where you stay, so you can go to the Statue of Liberty or Governor\´s island at any given time. The park is so amazing (many say it is better than Central park) that you will not want to leave. Not only you have amazing downtown Manhattan views from there, you will also find yourself right next to Ellis Island, you will be able to see Statue of Liberty very close, much better than from New York City! Also Liberty State park boasts a lot of activities like Red Bull Air Race and different concerts and fairs. New Yorkers come to this park for many events. And you can have the most amazing picnic there with those beautiful city views!
The Poolside Deluxe apartment is located just a 5 minute walk from the beautiful Jersey City waterfront with amazing Manhattan views. And you will be just a 2 minute walk from the NJ PATH Grove Street subway stop (you can use your subway card to get into Manhattan in minutes). If you want to go to downtown New York, you can catch the PATH train from Grove Street and you will be in front of World Trade Center site in about 5-7 minutes. If you want to go to Greenwich Village, Chelsea or Midtown you can catch a train and you will be in Village in less than 10 minutes, on 33rd Street in less than 15 minutes. The trains run regularly 24 hours a day and have no service changes on the weekend unlike New York Subway system. You can buy New York City Metro Cards and use it on both NJ PATH and New York Subway trains. The NJ PATH ride is only $2.00, while a New York Subway ride is $2.50.
If you want to travel with style you can also get to New York by ferry - the means of transport that many business people from Jersey City use every day. The ferry departs from the Colgate clock (about a 10 minute walk from your apartment through the beautiful waterfront area) right behind the Exchange place subway station and goes to the World Financial Center, Wall Street and 38th Street. The ferry ride costs $6.50 per adult.
Getting to Manhattan is quick and easy, the PATH train to 33rd Street will drop you off right in the middle of Midtown Manhattan, just a block away from the Empire State Building – one of New York’s most famous landmarks. Times Square is also just about 10 minute walk away from the station. If you want to walk or watch a show on world famous Broadway – it is right there! The train drops you off on the corner of 34th Street and 6th Avenue and Broadway (right where they cross each other). Madison Square Garden – home to all of New York’s biggest concerts, games and events is a block away. So if you want to see a famous singer or a basketball game, this is the right place for you. There is also the famous James Farley Post Office building located right behind Madison Square Garden on 32nd and 8th – the main post office building in New York – is occupying the entire next block – it is a famous landmark built in 1912. This building boasts the longest Corinthian colonnade in the world; you will probably recognize it from many movies. And of course, shopping is one of things you should do while in New York, and Macy’s is right there where you get off. This New York Macy’s is actually the world’s largest department store – so be sure to put away the whole day (or two) for just shopping there. And a bit further away – on the corner of 39th Street and 5th Avenue – you have Lord & Taylor – another famous New York department store. You will definitely find sales!
You can also get off at the 23rd Street station to take a tour of New York’s Chelsea neighborhood (going West towards 7th and 8th Avenues and further to the Hudson River). If you get off at 14th Street (about a 12 minute ride) and walk 2 blocks east to Union Square you will find a huge farmers market throughout the summer and stunning Christmas Market during the holidays! If you walk west from 14th Street station you will find yourself in the ultra hip, meatpacking district with fancy boutique stores (14th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue). This area is famous for some New York’s best restaurants, bars and nightclubs. You can easily stumble upon a celebrity in the area because this is one of the places they like to live in as well as relax. The West Village (Greenwich Village) is close by too, just get off the train at the 9th Street or Christopher Street station. Not only does the Village have unique places to eat and quaint winding streets, it also is the beginning of the unique greenway in Manhattan – a beautiful garden/park that was created by converting old raised train tracks. Here, you can walk above the city from the West Village into Chelsea surrounded by grass and plants!