N.Y.C. INFORMATION

DRESS

Although all of the SITA meeting and meal functions are business casual, you may want to bring a jacket or sweater. The average high temperature in New York in October is 66 degrees; the average low temperature is 50 degrees.

Also, when making reservations at any New York restaurant, we suggest you check to see if they have any dress requirements. Most don’t, but some might require a jacket. People attending shows in the theatre district wear anything from tank tops to business suits.

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AREA AIRPORTS

There are two hotel shuttle services that operate from the three area airports, Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark (NJ). You can visit www.graylinenewyork.com or www.supershuttle.com for rates and schedules. Just to give you an idea, Grayline advertises round trips from LaGuardia for about $26.00.

For your information, LaGuardia is the closest airport, about 8 miles from midtown NYC; JFK (Kennedy) is 15 miles from midtown NYC; Newark (Liberty International Airport) is 16 miles from midtown NYC.

Approximate fares from area airports to midtown Manhattan are:

  • LaGuardia to midtown NYC: $25.00
  • JFK to midtown NYC: $30.00
  • Newark to midtown NYC: $45.00

For more information on transportation options from each of these airports, visit www.panynj.gov/.

THINGS TO DO

There is so much to do in New York City! For now, here are some of our favorite links for you to visit as you plan your trip to the Big Apple.

www.nycvisit.com
New York's official tourism web site, this site has a great "calendar of events" and "things to do" link.

www.ny.com
Provides detailed "general information" for getting around the city; contains online maps and a street locator.

www.nyctourist.com
Check out the "Tips 4 Tourists" link and other links to Broadway show info, street fairs and photos of NYC.

www.newyork.com
Check here to find a restaurant by name, location or type of cuisine.

www.nyc.com
Great resource for NYC tours (take the "Sex & the City" tour or the "Sopranos" tour), or go to the Visitor's Guide link to get tickets to the taping of your favorite television show.

Note: Since most Broadway theatres are "dark" on Monday nights, our group dinner will take place on Monday evening the 11th; Tuesday the 12th will be the evening you are "on your own."


If you are looking to join a group activity on a certain day; have an extra theater ticket or heard about a great restaurant and want to tell others, post a message on the SITA message board!