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6 Tips for Cutting Costs When Traveling to New York City

New York City is one of the most expensive places in the United States. Even Brooklyn, which for a long time played second fiddle to Manhattan, now boasts the most unaffordable housing market in the country, according to Bloomberg. And, CBS News reports that Manhattan and Brooklyn are number-one and -two on a list of America’s most expensive cities, respectively. So if you’re planning a visit to the city that never sleeps, your personal finances could take a massive hit – but, that doesn’t mean they have to. Plan your trip wisely, make a few small sacrifices, and you can thoroughly enjoy New York City without saddling yourself with a ton of credit card debt. 1. Get a Cheap Flight If you’re flying into NYC, make sure you save as much as you can on your tickets. Once you know the dates of…

TCM Classic Film Tour offers free admission to the MoMA

During the month of January, the TCM Classic Film Tour is teaming up with The Museum of Modern Art to offer tour-goers FREE entry to the MoMA. Here is a list of films that used MoMA as a location, which are also featured in the MoMA collection: Moving Day at the Museum (1937; Ione Ulrich Sutton; 3 min) Lovers and Lollipops (1955; Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin; 82 min) Architectural Millinery (1952; Sidney Peterson; 7 min) Shadows (1961; John Cassavetes; 81 min) Breaking it Up at the Museum (1964; DA Pennebaker; 8 min) Manhattan (1979; Woody Allen; 96 min) The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Film marked its 80th anniversary in 2015. Originally founded in 1935 as the Film Library, the Department of Film is a dedicated champion of cinema past, present, and future. With one of the strongest…

10 Movies that Make You Heart NYC

New York is iconic to most, and is a vivid picture in the dreams of many. This is due largely to the fact that the city has served as the backdrop for so many great films, and we all fall a bit more in love with the sights and sounds of the city through the stories we see play out on the big screen.  Check out this list of movies that take you on a journey into New York, and see if your favorite film made the cut. Annie Hall – In this off-beat romance, a Neurotic New Yorker named Alvy Singer falls in love with a free spirited woman named Annie Hall. This is a quintessentially New York film directed, written and starring Woody Allen. Check out Coney Island, where Woody Allen’s character is from. Serendipity – Starring John…

8 Famous People Who Call New York Home

New York is a hell of a town, no one will deny that. But how great is it? So great that many celebrities have come out of the area and many more call the city home. Here is a list of some that reside everywhere from chic Downtown, to hip Brooklyn and everywhere in between. Jay Z –This rapper has New York written all over him and weaved into his amazing rap lyrics. His name even comes from the J and Z trains that still run through the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn where he grew up. Now that those days are behind him, he and his superstar wife Beyonce and fabulously cool kid live in trendy Tribeca, in the same building with former New York Housewife Bethenny Frankel. Alicia Keys – Born and raised in New York’s iconic Hell’s Kitchen,…

Top 5 Holiday Movie Moments Filmed in NYC

By Lauren Nicholson The holiday season is one of the most fantastic times of the year to visit New York City. With its sparkling lights, towering Christmas trees and abundance of ice skating rinks, the Big Apple shines brightly during the early months of winter. It’s among these reasons and more the city has been chosen as a backdrop for many well-known holiday movies. Join On Location Tours on a jolly joyride as we review the best holiday movie moments filmed in NYC. 1. The Plaza Hotel (768 5th Ave) – In “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) stays at The Plaza Hotel during his trip to New York City. Upon entering the hotel, Donald Trump makes a cameo appearance when Kevin asks him where the lobby is. 2. Atlantic Grill (49 W 64th St) –…

Top 5 Spookiest Filming Locations in NYC

By Lauren Nicholson With nearly 400 years of rich history, it should come as no surprise that New York City has seen its fair share of gory moments and ghost hauntings. Historic accounts of famous landmarks and old buildings are often intertwined with scary stories of horror and paranormal activity. In honor of Halloween, On Location Tours has pulled together a list of the top 5 spookiest filming locations in New York City. 1. The Dakota Located on 72nd Street and Central Park West, The Dakota has been a longtime, prestigious residential building for the rich and famous. In Roman Polanski’s psychological horror film, Rosemary’s Baby, The Dakota was used for exterior shots of the NYC apartment building where the characters lived. Most notably, John Lennon was shot and killed at the south entrance to The Dakota where he and…

Guy Fieri on TMZ Tour NYC

Food Network star Guy Fieri spotted the TMZ Tour NYC and invited tour-goers into his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, for complimentary food and drinks!

On Location Tours wins 2013 Concierge Choice Award

On Location Tours is honored to be the winner of the 2013 Concierge Choice Award for Sightseeing & Tours!

Celebs on TMZ Tour NYC!

Last week brought some fun surprises for passengers on the TMZ Tour NYC!  We spotted a few celebrities and even got a couple to hop on the tour bus with us.  Check out the segments, which aired on TMZ on TV, of famous Comedian Arsenio Hall and Lil Bub the cat! Buy TMZ Tour NYC tickets now!

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark promo

Celebrate back to school with Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark! Spider-Man will be giving away limited edition Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark backpacks to kids!* Buy a ticket today and collect your backpack at the Foxwoods when you come and fly high with your favorite New York superhero. You might even be the lucky winner…