Dear fellow practitioners:
Welcome to New York City!
As you first get to New York City for an extended stay, you may be
overwhelmed by the crowded/diversified neighborhood, high living
expenses, jammed/outdated living quarters, seemingly crowded and
complicated public transportation systems, and many other things which
you are not used to.
You will be relieved to know that each of us living in New York
permanently has gone through a similar process as we first got here.
It’s definitely a contrast and adjustment process. With Dafa
practitioners’ spirit, we are sure pretty soon you will find how many
chances there are to clarify truth and reach out to sentient beings -
that is our ultimate reason to come to this city. Then maybe you will
find it’s worthwhile to overcome these difficulties.
We hope this “Survival Guide” is informative and can help your stay in
NYC somewhat easier.
HOW TO GET AROUND IN NEW YORK
Most of New York practitioners do not have cars or drive. Due to this
fact and limited manpower, we apologize for not being able to provide
airport pickup for majority of people. If there is specific case and
special need, please inform us well in advance to coordinate the issue.
Thank you for your understanding!
Overall, the public transportation systems are very convenient to use
First step, from Airport to New York City:
There are 3 nearby airports to NYC, they are LaGuardia, JFK & Newark.
For transportation options, please visit the following web pages for
If you arrive at LaGuardia Airport, go to
If you arrive at JFK Airport, go to
If you arrive at Newark Airport, go to
There are 3 major transportation hubs inside Manhattan; they are New
York Penn Station (Amtrak, NJ-Transit commuter trains to NJ), Port
Authority (bus terminal) & Grand Central Terminal (Metro-North trains
to Westchester county of NY, and CT). From the airport, if you reach
any of these transportation hubs, you have no problem connecting to
anywhere by public transportation in the city.
曼哈顿有 3 大公共交通枢纽站。1、纽约宾州车站，2、公共汽车总站 3、火车总站。从机场都可
In addition, if you come in for the weekends and will stay in NJ for
evenings, it’s good to check out if you can go by “PATH” train.
If you’d like to learn quickly the public transportation system in NYC,
check out http://www.panynj.gov/
Second step, getting around in NYC
The most common ways are subway, bus or Taxi.
1. Pick up a free subway (only one kind for entire city) or bus map
(one for each borough) in any of the subway station. Click here for an
online version: http://www.nycsubway.org/maps/route/
2. Buy a Metrocard. Decide your length of stay and figure out what
kind is more suitable. Each ride (subway or bus) costs $2, and you get
one free transfer within 2 hours. Metrocard can be purchased at any
amount. For each $10, you can one extra ride. If you stay here for more
than a few days, you may consider getting an unlimited pass.
$70 for 30 day pass, unlimited subway or bus rides within 30 days from
2、根据自己逗留的时间来购买地铁票。每一乘的价钱是 2 美元，可以有一次免费传车，但必须在
两小时之内，过两小时作废。购买 10 美元的地铁票可以乘六次。如果将逗留几天的话，最好购买
一张无限期的地铁票。30 天票 70 美元一张，可以在使用第一次开始的 30 天内，任意乘地铁和巴
士。7 天票 21 美元一张，在第一次使用的 7 天内，乘地铁和巴士。一天票 7 美元一张。
3、纽约的地铁和巴士是全天 24 小时运行。但夜间和凌晨的间隔时间较长。每个巴士站一般都有
$21 for 7 day pass, unlimited subway or bus rides within 7 days from
$7 for 1 day pass, unlimited subway or bus rides for the day;
3. Subways and most buses are running for 24 hours a day. However,
from late evening to early morning, they are less frequent. On each bus
stop, there is usually a schedule that you can check the frequency of
4. Taxi is fairly easy to find on any street except during rush
hours. And you’d expect to pay more during rush hours because of
traffic congestion. It starts at $2.50 and increase by $0.40/per
4、在纽约的任何地方都可以叫到出租车。起价是 2。5 美元。
New York City is the world financial center as well as a center place
for many major industries. In general, ordinary people dress much more
formally and trendy. And it’s natural that people find others who
dress accordingly easier to relate.
Depends on the roles we play and perform during our Dafa activities, we
suggest practitioners to be sensitive to this social environment and
dress properly. Especially when dressing clothes with Dafa wordings,
please exhibit a good manner for Dafa’s image. There are on-going
public/street activities, some practitioners like to wear yellow shirt
or alike to draw attention on the public street. When doing so, please
make sure your shirt is clean & neat (not wrinkled), and hair is neatly
些户外活动，一些学员喜欢穿黄 T 血衫，以此来吸引公众的注意力。在这种情形下，尽量让 T 血
We are here to do a very sacred thing, our manner and spirit should all
Living in New York is expensive, especially for housing. By now each
area should have already (or almost) settle down with a steady living
Please contact your local FXH before you plan to come for housing
arrangement. You may need to consider bring a sleeping bag if you stay
in the group housing arranged by your FXH.
There are numerous restaurants in Manhattan on almost every street but
they are more expensive. More economic places to eat are fast food
chains, and Deli’s. At Deli’s, you can either order at the counter or
pick up from the buffet bar (these are weighted by pound).
If you stay here longer and plan to cook yourself and need to buy
Chinese groceries, you may go to Chinatowns:
Chinatown in Manhattan: take N/R/6/Q/W train to Canal street, walk east
on Canal street to Chinatown. Along Canal street and on the crossing
street,there are many places you can buy Chinese grocery. Alternatively
you can take F train to East Broadway, then walk west on East Broadway
to Hong Kong supermarket.
乘 N、R、6、Q、W 地铁到坚尼街下车，向东走几条街，就可以看到几家中国食品小店和菜摊。也
可以乘 F 地铁到东百老汇下车，向西走一条街，可以找到香港超市。
Chinatown in Flushing, Queens: take 7 train to Flushing (Main street),
once you get off, you can walk around and there are numerous Chinese
grocery store and restaurants.
皇后区的法拉盛是纽约的另一中国城，乘 7 号地铁可到。下车后，可以看到许多中国店。中国食
Chinatown in Elmhurst, Queens: take G/R/V train to Elmhurst Ave or
Grand St, at both stops when you get off, you can find large Chinese
皇后区的艾姆赫斯特是纽约的第三个中国城。乘 G、R、V 地铁到艾姆赫斯特大道或格兰特街下
Chinatown in Brooklyn: ??????
Drug stores such as Duran Reade, CVS, Rite Aid carry similar products
as in your local areas.
可以在 Duran Reade, CVS, Rite Aid 这类药店购买到日用物品。
It’s important for us to study and share together so we can all
cultivate together. NY has a study group on Friday evening. You are
welcome to join.
Time and location are as follows. Please bring Zhuan Falun with you for
When Fridays 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Where Public School 2 (PS2) Map
122 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
Directions by Subway F train to East Broadway. Walk 1 block south on
Rutgers, turn right on Henry. The school is 1 block up on the left.
by Bus Take the M15 to Henry Street
时间：星期五，7 时至 11 时。
122 Henry Street
New York, NY 10002
乘 F 地铁到东百老汇 East Broadway，向南走一个街口到 Rutgers,向右转到 Henry。乘巴士
M15 路在 Henry Street 下车。
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Prior to your trip, please talk with your local FXH. And each FXH is
sending us the number of practitioners coming, skill sets info to us.
That way we can plan the activities and utilize your skills more
Please also take a moment to visit http://www.falun-ny.net/dajia for
up-to-date activity information. There are many other useful
information on this web pages, such as materials you can bring, the
local contact persons, study and practice sites, and sensitivity guide
during your activities in NYC.
另外请到 http://www.falun-ny.net/dajia 网站了解近期正法活动的信息。
If you plan to come to clarify truth in specific areas, such as VIP,
Media, Business, please definitely ask you FXH contact to send us an
email specific your skills so we can plan your in before you arrive.
That way your time/energy will be utilized efficiently.
If you already go here and want to participate such activities, please
contact Rong email@example.com, or Yufeng firstname.lastname@example.org to sign
yourself up with this type of works.
在纽约期间，若参与媒体、金融界的讲清真象的活动，请与易蓉 email@example.com 或