You Asked, We Answer: Recent Questions from Our Official NYC Information Centers and Kiosks

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by staff, 02/20/2013

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In New York City we have five Official NYC Information Centers and Kiosks filled with staff and resources to help visitors get the most from their stay. Here is a selection of recent FAQs from visitors, along with answers.

Do open-top tour buses stop running if it rains?
The open-top tour buses that you see on the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn continue to run as long as the weather doesn't deteriorate completely. In case of light rain, you should have no problem. Many of these buses are partially covered with a transparent plastic canopy, which will allow you to stay on the second level and still let you take in the sights.

Are Broadway box offices open during holidays?
It varies from theater to theater. It's best to call ahead or check the website of the individual venue. Why buy tickets in person? Purchasing directly from the theater box office eliminates the service fees you'd otherwise pay online or over the phone. If you want to purchase tickets in advance online, however, you can do so via our Broadway page.

Is there a guide for people with disabilities?
Yes—you may order it from the website of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities or download it from our website [pdf]. In addition, we have comprehensive information to assist visitors with disabilities on our Accessibility page.

Are there any free attractions?
Many of New York City's museums cost nothing to visit, while others offer free admission on specific days of the week or at certain times. We've put together a page of always-free and sometimes-free museums and attractions. We also offer a weekly roundup of free events and an all-encompassing Free in NYC page. For hours and prices of NYC museums and institutions, see our Schedules & Admissions Highlights page.

What Brooklyn tours can you recommend?
If you'd like to get to know the Borough of Kings, there are a number of tours that focus specifically on Brooklyn:

Brooklyn Brewery Tour
A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (a pizza tour)
Cultural Tours of Chassidic New York
Get Up and Ride (a bicycle tour)

In addition, there are many overall tour operations that offer Brooklyn excursions. Visit our Tours & Attractions page to find something that piques your interest.

related venues/(3)

  1. 1
    Brooklyn Brewery
    79 N. 11th St.
    Brooklyn – Williamsburg
    NY 11211
  2. 2
    A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours
    meeting point: 145 Fourth Ave. (13th–14th Sts.), Manhattan
    NY 10011
  3. 3
    Cultural Tours Of Chassidic New York
    mail: 305 Kingston Ave.
    Brooklyn – Crown Heights
    NY 11213

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