This page is primarily intended for our out of town friends and family that might need information on accommodations, getting to and from NYC and getting around once here.
If you're coming to New York from abroad or out of town, you'll likely be flying here. There are three major airports in the New York City area: JFK, LaCuardia(LGA), and Newark (EWR) The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website is the best resource on these airports and ground transportation to and from them.
A new MetroCard costs $1, and each ride costs $2.75. Use this chart and this calculator to figure out how much money you should put on your MetroCard and whether you should pay per fare or purchase unlimited rides.
This guide pretty much says it all.
Sometimes its easiest and most enjoyable to just walk. On a day when the weather is not particularly nice or when we do not feel particularly active, we consider walking distance to be within one to two subway stops (about 7 to 14 blocks). On a really nice day, we consider even 50 blocks to be walking distance...for leisurely walks or active walks, not for commuting.
AirBnB is an excellent alternative to a hotel. Especially if you want something a bit cheaper than a NYC hotel as hotels here can be very expensive. AirBnB in NYC can also be expensive but you tend to get more for your money if you don't mind sharing an apartment with your host. You can also rent an entire apartment in some cases. This video explains it very well and here is a beginners guide to AirBnB.
NYC is full of hotels. Unfortunately we don't have any specific recommendations to give you, the best we can do is to recommend you to do a Google search and find something that suits you if you if you want to stay in a hotel during your visit here.
Any location in Manhattan or the areas of Brooklyn closer to Manhattan should work out fine for getting to and from the wedding, enjoying, and exploring New York City. Different neighbourhoods in New York can be very different when it comes to style, feel, and cost. Sue and I live in Downtown Manhattan and the wedding is in Upper West Side Central Park (the exact locations can be seen on our map marked with blue pins).