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Welcome to the Global Maritime and Transportation School
We hope that the following information will make your stay with us more comfortable and enjoyable. If you need additional information about GMATS, the campus, or general activities in the Kings Point area, please do not hesitate to check with any member of our faculty or staff.
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New York City Attractions
The Empire State Building Observatory – Located at 350 5th Ave between 33rd and 34th Streets right near Peen Station. The observatory here, in one of the world’s most famous buildings, gives you a spectacular view of the whole city. Phone: 212-736-3100 Web: www.esbnyc.com Rockefeller Center - 49th to 52nd Streets, Fifth to Seventh Avenues. Enjoy the beautiful Channel Garden - delight in any season. Catch the summertime performances; watch the wintertime ice skaters, and marvel at the lavish decorations at Christmas including a giant tree. Window-shop the Center’s great stores. Relax in the beautiful parks and plazas amid Rockefeller Center’s soaring skyscrapers. Visit Trump Towers and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Pick up a free brochure at the Visitors Bureau and take the self-guided walking tour. Web: www.rockefellercenter.com Central Park – Entrance located on 5th Avenue near 59th Street. See the fabulous monuments scattered through the city’s 843-acre park. The Alice in Wonderland group, Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, “Cleopatra’s Needle,” newly-restored Wollman ice rink, Hans Christian Anderson statue (story telling during summer) and the Delacorte Musical Clock are favorites with young visitors. For the 100th anniversary of the NYC piping system Web: www.centralparknyc.org Central Park Zoo – Located at 5th Avenue and 64th Street. This jewel-like zoo in Manhattan has existed only since 1988 - yet its full history stretches back to the last century. The evolution of this city landmark launched the modern trend in urban zoos around the nation: the transformation of cages and menagerie-style zoos into natural habitat exhibits that educate, involve, and connect people to our natural world. Web: www.nyzoosandaquarium.com South Street Seaport – Located near the southern end of Manhattan on the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge. Stroll the cobblestone streets of The Big Apple’s 19th century historic port district. The indoor-outdoor museum and marketplace offers an assortment of free fun year-round - concerts on the pier during summer, a jazz festival during winter - and daily street entertainment amid the shops, ships, galleries, cafes, landmark buildings and eateries. Fulton & South Streets, Pier 17 Phone: (212) – SEA-PORT (732-7678) Web: www.southstreetseaport.com Mall Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:00AM-9:00PM / Sunday: 11:00AM-8:00PM
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United Nations - Admission to official meetings is free. (Pick up tickets at UN Information Desk.) See the fascinating gift souvenir, book shop and the unique post office. Tour the marvelous gardens along the East River. Web: www.un.org Times Square - The Great White Way – Starting at 42nd Street and Broadway. Don’t miss the bright lights and excitement of the Big Apple’s theater district. Visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, B.B. King’s restaurant, ESPN Zone, Toy R Us (largest toy store in the world complete with a Ferris Wheel), Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Planet Hollywood, etc. Restaurant Row - Located on 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue, is the distillation of everything that makes the Crossroads of the World unique. On this three block stretch, you can enjoy cuisine from all around the world and star gaze at some of the favorite haunts of Broadway stars. Only in Times Square can eating out be such an electric experience. Web: www.timessquarenyc.org New York Public Library – Located at 5th Avenue & 42nd Street. Built in 1897 the vast paneled reading room stretches 2 full blocks and is suffused with day light from the 2 interior courtyards. Below it are 88 miles of shelves holding over 7 million volumes. Outside guarding the entrance meet the famous lions, Patient (facing the main entrance on the left) and Fortitude (facing main entrance on the right). Web: www.nypl.org Bryant Park – Located at 1098 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave right behind the New York Library.). Eat at the Bryant Park Grill and Café, ride the Le Carousel, play chess or backgammon or relax in the reading room. Web: www.bryantpark.org Grand Central Station – Located 42nd at Park Avenue (one block east of 5th). Opened in 1913, this Beaux Arts gem has been a gateway to and symbol of the city every since. Its glory is the soaring main concourse and the way it separates pedestrian and train traffic. The dining concourse is enormous, with food, snacks and drinks to suit all tastes make sure to visit Grand Central Oyster bar Web: www.grandcentralterminal.com Lincoln Center – Located at Broadway and 65th Street. Stroll up to Lincoln Center for a look at the handsome buildings that play host to the greatest names in opera, music, dance and theater. A late-summer dividend: a series of free performances in Lincoln Center’s park and plazas. Web: www.lincolncenter.org

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Gardens: Formal & Natural - Flora (and fauna) flourish in New York City’s cultivated gardens and wildlife preserves. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The New York Botanical Garden, Bryant Park, The Conservatory Garden located in Central Park, Central Park Zoo and The Bronx Zoo. Religious Landmarks - Food for the soul and impressive works of art and architecture abound at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Riverside Church, St. Bartholomew’s Church, Temple Emanuel, St. Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center, and the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan and the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn (with its Louis Tiffany windows). Exotic Neighborhoods - Chinatown, Greenwich Village, SoHo, TriBeCa, Yorkville, the Lower East Side, Little Italy, - see the “small towns” that make up The Big Apple. Lucky you if you’re here for any of the street festivals: Chinese New Year (February), Ninth Avenue Festival (May), Queens Festival (June), Harlem Day (August), West Indian Day (Labor Day), La Fiesta di San Gennaro (September), Village Halloween Parade (October 31). Window Shopping - Treasure-hunt along Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Herald Square, 34th and 57th Streets (home of Macy’s Herald Square). Browse the antique shops and boutiques along the Upper East Side, along Columbus Avenue, down in SoHo and Greenwich Village, and on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. See the bargains on colorful Orchard and Delancey Streets in Manhattan and along 13th Avenue in Brooklyn. Top of the Rock Observation Deck – The 55,000 square foot, tiered observation deck atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza offers an unforgettable experience, including a multi-media theater exhibit, glass-ceiling elevator ride to the TOP and panoramic 360-degree view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! This is a perfect backdrop to start a tour of the City. Admission is, Adult $7.50, Child $11.25. Open daily 8 AM - midnight, (elevator stops running at 11PM).

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NY City Sightseeing Tours
Circle Line Sightseeing @ 42nd Street - Pier 83, W. 42 d St. and the Hudson River. One of the best ways to get an overview of the city is to take a cruise. The boats leave daily from, AprilDecember. Standard daytime cruises last three hours: “express” cruises last two. Phone (212) 563-3200. Web: www.circleline42.com
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Full Manhattan Cruise (3-Hour Boat Cruise) - From Pier 83 at 42nd Street on the Hudson River. (Catch their own N.Y. Waterway busses around Midtown). Enjoy a relaxed and refreshing 3-hour cruise as you discover the secrets of the city. You’ll circumnavigate Manhattan Island and see it all - 3 rivers, 7 major bridges, 5 boroughs, over 25 world renowned landmarks and, of course, a magnificent close-up of the Statue of Liberty. Beverages, food and souvenirs are available on board. Phone: 1-800-533-3779 Semi-Circle Cruise (2-Hour Boat Cruise) - N.Y Waterway. Pier 83 at W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. (take the westbound M42 bus anywhere along 42nd Street to the Hudson River). This cruise covers all the major sights of mid- and lower Manhattan Experience the grandeur of New York on our 2-hour city highlights tour. You’ll enjoy magnificent views of the world’s premier skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty. Sail down the Hudson, cruise around the Battery, up the East River, and under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges to the United Nations and back. From Pier 83 at 42nd Street on the Hudson River. Phone: 212-563-3200 Harbor Lights Cruise (2-Hour Boat Cruise) - N.Y Waterway. Pier 83 at W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. (take the westbound M42 bus anywhere along 42nd Street to the Hudson River). This is an irresistible combination of the downtown skyline at sunset with cocktails. Bask in the glow of the setting sun and be dazzled by millions of glistening lights. This dramatic 2-hour cruise follows the same route as the Semi-Circle Cruise. Enjoy light tour commentary as you sip your favorite drink and watch the sun set...or the moon rise. March - November Phone: 212-563-3200 Liberty Cruise (75 minutes) - Hop onboard for a quick and inspirational harbor cruise. See and hear about the majestic Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the historic immigration center, and the World Financial Center. Stare up at the awesome skyscrapers that make our fabulous skyline come alive. May - October The Beast Speedboat Ride (0.5-Hour Boat Cruise) - Circle Line, Pier 16, South Street Seaport or Pier 83 at W. 42nd St. and 12th Ave. (take the westbound M42 bus anywhere along 42nd street to the Hudson River) A 30-minute jet lag-defeating thrill ride. Don’t miss the BEAST New
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York’s very own thrill ride. “Mad Dog,” your daring captain, will take you for a wet n’ wild ride through the New York harbor. Hold onto your hats because for 30 fun-filled minutes, you’ll be soaring past the skyscrapers at a heart-pounding 45mph. We’ll stop for a close-up of the Statue of Liberty where you’ll have a quick photo-op. It’s a pure thrill! May - October Daily: 12:00PM - 7:00PM or dusk Every hour (Weekends only in October) Phone: 212-563-3200

Circle Line Downtown – Whether it is a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or one of our sightseeing cruises around New York Harbor from the South Street Seaport. All the information you need about NYC tourism activities on the Waterways and Harbor of NY is just a click away. We look forward to seeing you aboard! • Statue Ferry • Zephyr - Shark • Miss New York Web: www.circlelinedowntown.com NY Waterway Sightseeing Cruises - Pier 17 (South Street Seaport, Fulton St. & East River. Year-round harbor cruises, day trips, twilight music cruises. • 90-Minute Downtown Happy Hour Cruise - Your Best Bet For A Great Time In NYC! • 50-Minute Lady Liberty Harbor Cruise - The Newest, Most Entertaining Cruise in NY Harbor! • 90-Minute Skyline Cruise - View the magnificent architectural wonders and historical landmarks that make this the most famous skyline in the world. • 90-Minute City Lights Cruise - Experience the magic of “the city at night” as you cruise gracefully past the skyline as it comes to life at sundown. • 2-Hour City Nights Party Cruise - The perfect cruise for a fun, relaxing evening out on the harbor with friends. Phone: (800) 533-3779. Web: www.nywaterway.com Gray Line’s New York Sightseeing - Visitor Center: 777 8th Ave. Between 47th and 48th St. 8th Ave and 42nd St. Port Authority Terminal, Street Level. “With more than 75 years of trusted sightseeing services, New York Sightseeing is YOUR ONE-STOP-SHOP for New York City’s best double-decker, deluxe motor-coach and trolley bus tours.” Phone: 212-445-0848 Web: www.NewYorkSightseeing.com

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NY City Walking Tours
The Municipal Art Society - 457 Madison Ave., near 51st St., runs an extensive series of walking tours almost daily year-round. Most focus on architecture and history. The society also offers occasional bus tours. Phone (212) 935-3960 Web: www.mas.org Big Onion Walking Tours- - Founded by two university American-history professors, offers some of the city’s most fun and well-researched tours. Many concentrate on New York’s immigrant history and on neighborhoods below 14th Street. Phone (212) 439-1090 Web: www.bigonion.com

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NY City Museums
Museum of Television and Radio – 25 W 52nd Street. In this one of a kind repository museum, you can watch and listen to news and a collection of entertainment and sports documentaries from radio and TV’s earliest days to present. Hours Tuesday – Sunday noon 6PM (8 PM Thursday’s) Web: www.mtr.org American Folk Art Museum - 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Ave. at 66th St.). The museum features, folk paintings, sculpture, furniture, pottery, quilts, and decorative arts from the 18th century to the present. Hours are Tuesday – Sunday 10:30AM – 5:30PM, Friday till 7:00PM. Phone (212) 595-9533 Web: www.folkartmuseum.org The Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA) - 11 W. 53rd St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves., is one of the world’s foremost museums of modern art. Opened in 1929, shortly after the crash of the stock market, the museum’s collection includes over 100,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs, and some 10,000 films and four million film stills. MoMA is open Wednesday – Monday 10:30AM – 5:30pm, Friday until 8:00pm. Phone (212) 247-1230 Web: moma.org The Cloisters & Fort Tyron Park - High on a hill at the northern tip of Manhattan at Fort Tyron Park. A magical “medieval monastery” with wonderful views of the Hudson. The Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s medieval collections. The museum’s most prized possessions are its 16th Century Unicorn Tapestries that tell the story of the “Hunt of the Unicorn.” A visit to the Cloisters takes the better part of the day. It’s best to go in warm weather so you can wander the grounds. Hours are Tuesday – Sunday 9:30AM-5:15PM, November - February, Tuesday - Sunday 9:30AM - 4:45PM. Phone (212) 923-3700. Web: www.metmuseum.org Ellis Island - half mile north of Liberty Island, the primary point of entry for immigrants to the U.S. from 1892 to 1924. Powerful black and white photographs, taped oral histories, and other exhibits recreate the immigrant experience. Visitors pass through the Baggage Room, the Registry Room, and the physical examination rooms. Ferries serve both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on the same trip. Ferry departs daily from South Ferry at Battery Park. Admission to the Monuments is free, but the ferry tickets cost adults $10, seniors $8, children $4. Phone (212) 269-5755 Web: www.SaveEllisIsland.org
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Statue of Liberty – A gift from the French to the American people, the statue has become a symbol for work freedom. The statue was restored for her 100th anniversary in 1986. Web: www.SaveEllisIsland.org Guggenheim Museum - 1071 5th Ave. at 89th St. The most famous museum building in the world. Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark uptown spiral gives you art from Picasso to Kandinsky, plus daily tours at no extra charge. Hours Saturday – Wednesday 10AM – 5:45PM, Fridays 10AM – 7:45PM, closed Thursdays. Phone: 212-423-3500 Web: www.guggenheim.org Museum of the City of New York - 1220 5th Ave. and 103rd St. Come here when you’ve fallen in love with the city. Toys, photographs, silver, Tiffany glass and Broadway memorabilia are just some of the things that make New York’s History come alive. Phone: 212-534-1672 Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 5th Ave at 82nd St. The Met is a universal Art Museum containing world art in a comparative fashion. The Met boasts collections of almost everything from Egyptian to modem American paintings. Other departments include the Islamic art, the new South and Southeast Asian art collection and European Paintings. To do the Met justice takes a number of visits, so the best approach is to study the floor plan and decide what interest you most. Free orientation tours leave from the information booth every half hour or so. Open Tuesday - Sunday 9:30AM-5:30PM, Friday - Saturday till 9:00PM. Admission is adults $15, seniors $10, students $7. Phone: 212-535-7710 Whitney Museum - 945 Madison Ave. The boxy gray building with the wedge-shaped front at the corner of Madison Ave and 75th St is the Whitney Museum of American Art. The leading advocate of 20th and 21st century American art, open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 11AM -6PM, Friday 1-9PM. Admission is adults $12, students/seniors $9.50. Phone (800) 944-8639 American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West at 79th St. At the heart of the museum’s collections are its approximately 100 dinosaur specimens, nearly 85% of which are real fossils. Other highlights of the museum- which owns about 37 million specimens- include the African Mammals wing; the recently expanded Hall of Human Biology and Evolution; and the brand-new Hall of Primitive Vertebrates. Also, be sure to visit at least one of the museum’s several gift shops, which are packed with unusual items from around the world. Open Saturday - Thursday 10AM -5:45PM and Friday 10AM - 8:45PM. Admission is adults $13, students/seniors $10. Phone (212) 769-5100
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Madame Tussauds New York – 234 W. 42nd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues). Children and celebrity fans will enjoy the surprisingly realistic wax figures at Madame Tussauds New York. From Tony Bennett and Shakira to Benjamin Franklin and Marie Antoinette, Madame Tussauds offers visitors a chance to “meet” historical figures, as well as today’s hottest stars. For over 200 years, Madame Tussauds has been creating life-like wax figures and Madame Tussauds New York has been entertaining guests since 2000. Madame Tussauds is open year round from 10AM - 10 PM. Admission is, $29 Adult, $26 Seniors (over 60), $23 Children (4 to 12), Children under 4 free Phone (800) 246-8872 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not – 234 W. 42ND St between 7th & 8th Ave. Explore the Odd, the Unusual, the UNBLIEVABLE. See 24 shrunken heads, Babe Ruth’s uniform, a 6 legged cow, a lock of Elvis’ hair & life-size albino giraffe. This incredible collection features the best of Ripley’s & New York’s own unique history, with artifacts and exhibits to prove that fact IS indeed stranger than fiction. Admission is Adult $24.95 with Military Id $21.95, Child 18.95. Open daily 9AM to midnight

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NY City Restaurants
Ben’s Kosher Restaurant & Deli – 209 W. 38th St. (between 7th & 8th). A colorful and comfortable NY kosher deli, where natives dine. Home cooking, extensive menu, all baking done on premises. Phone (212) 398-2367 www.bensdeli.net Bubba Gump Shrimp Co – 1501 Broadway (between 43rd – 44th). Captures the charm and American spirit that made Forrest Gump such a smash hit. Shrimp to fish, chicken to steak. All American menu. Phone (212) 391-7100. Carnegie Deli – 854 Seventh Ave between 54th – 55th. Mountainous corned beef, pastrami and brisket sandwiches. A New Your experience. Phone (212) 757-2245 Daisy May’s BBQ – Located at the corner of 46th & 11th Avenue. Best BBQ food in NY. “Bring your own bottle”. Great food, reasonable prices and lightening fast service. Little Italy –Mott Street below Canal Street. Mulberry...Hester..Grand...Spring...these and more are the streets of Little Italy. Welcome to one of New York City's most famous and popular ethnic neighborhoods! Get a taste of Italy at one of 40 restaurants in this historic community in lower Manhattan.
Amici II Benito I Caffé Napoli e Trattoria Canta Napoli Caffe Roma Casa Bella Ristorante Costa Azzurra Da Nico Ferrara Bakery & Cafe Florio's Grill & Cigar Bar Il Cortile La Bella Ferrara Lombardi's Lunella Ristorante Paesano of Mulberry St. Positano Ristorante Rocky's Italian Restaurant S.P.Q.R. Umbertos ClAM House Grotta Azzurra 165 Mulberry St 174 Mulberry St 191 Hester St. 385 Broome St. 127 Mulberry St 134 Mulberry St. 164 Mulberry St. 195 Grand St. 192 Grand St. 125 Mulberry St 108 Mulberry St. 32 Spring St. 173 Mulberry St 136 Mulberry St. 122 Mulberry St. 45 Spring Street 133 Mulberry St. 178 Mulberry St 177 Mulberry St. Angelo's of Mulberry St. Benito II Caffé Biondo Caffé Palermo Caffé Sorrento Cha Cha's In Bocca Al Lupo Cafe Da Gennaro Due Amici Fratelli Ristorante Il Fornaio Ristorante Il Palazzo La Mela Ristorante Luna Restaurant Oniel's Pellegrino's Puglia Ristorante Sambuca's Cafe Taormina The Original Vincent's 146 Mulberry St. 163 Mulberry St. 141 Mulberry St. 148 Mulberry St. 132 Mulberry St. 113 Mulberry St. 129 Mulberry St. 117 Mulberry St. 115 Mulberry St. 132A Mulberry St. 151 Mulberry St. 167 Mulberry St. 112 Mulberry St. 174 Grand St. 138 Mulberry St. 189 Hester St. 105 Mulberry St. 147 Mulberry St. 119 Mott St.

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McSorley’s Old Ale House – 15 E 7th Street. Still brews its own ale and serves it in surrounding seemingly unchanged since it opened in 1854. Phone: (212) 473-9148 Web: www.mcsorleysnewyork.com O’Neils Irish Bar – 729 3rd Avenue between 45th and 46th streets. One of the best Irish Bars in NY. The staff are the best, food is delicious and the bar staff always buy back drinks. I love the traditional Irish Music. Phone: (212) 661-3530 Web: irishpubny.com Paddy McGuire’s - 237 Third Avenue. The Irish bar features a jukebox, pool and an Imperial pint. Phone: (212) 473-8407 Restaurant Row – West 46th Street (Between 8th & 9th Avenue). Conveniently located in the heart of the theater district. Here you can fine some of the city’s best restaurants, a worldwide dining opportunity offering an extensive international cuisine from over 11 countries. Becco Broadway Joe’s B Smith’s Florentina Firebird Joshua Tree Lattanzi La Rivista Le Rivage Meson Sevilla Pomaire The House of Brews Sangria 46 http://restaurantrow.name Rodeo Bar & Grill 27th St. – 375 3rd Avenue. Longest running honky-tonk in New York. Phone (212) 683-6500 Web: www.rodeobar.com Senor Swanky’s Mexican Cafe & Speakeasy - 513 Columbus Ave. World famous margaritas & sizzling fajitas served until the wee hours! Senor Swanky's has been an Upper Westside fixture for locals and tourists alike for over a decade. This fun, colorful and upbeat Mexican café serves fine Mexican cuisine and world famous “swankaritas” in the festive bar, intimate dining room and spacious outdoor café. The bar boasts an extensive tequila list with over 25 varieties and 13 exotic margarita flavors. There is live jazz on Wednesday - Saturday nights in the lavish Swanky Speakeasy Lounge which can be used for private parties of up to 75 people. The kitchen is open late, every night and the bar even later. Swanky’s offers two happy hours. Phone: (212) 579-2900
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Serendipity 3 - 225 E 60th St. A cozy palace where dream-sized desserts and ice cream parlor whimsy lull you into a fantasy of another day and age. Here you can buy a Tiffany lamp or teddy bear, dine on a hot dog or caviar, and sit at a table that Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Andy Warhol, or Jackie Kennedy once sat at. Since 1954, the landmark Serendipity 3, has served delicious comfort food in a unique and entertaining setting. Whimsical dishes such as “Young Chicken Sandwiches”, “Curried Chicken Almondine Casserole”, “Bi-Sensual Burger”,& “Madame Butterfly Pasta” has made ordering almost as fun as eating! The oxymoronic Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is one chilly bowl of magnificence that renders the place a must visit. Lovers have proposed over it, & diets have been broken over it. From the “Can't Say No Sundae” to “YuDuFunDu”, the desserts at Serendipity will satisfy the sweet tooth of all. Phone: (212) 838-3531 www.serendipity3.com Shake Shack – Madison Ave & 23rd Street Voted “Best Burger” in 2007 by the Food Network. Reasonable pricing. Try the Shack Stack, a triple cheeseburger, burger and mushroom burger stacked together. Their “concrete” shake is not to be missed, dense frozen custard blended at high speed with homemade mix-ins. Tom’s Restaurant - 2880 Broadway at 112th Street. Everybody should recognize this place, made famous on Seinfeld referred to as Monk’s Café. Topaz – 127 W 56th St. Topaz Thai restaurant is a cozy Manhattan eatery in mid town. Most entrees are prices under $10 and the list is extensive, with vegetarian and meat offerings, curries and rices. Rice accompanies all entrees. The dishes were spicy and not over powering and overall. No Reservations required. (212) 957-8020

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NY City Comedy Clubs
COMIX - 353 West 14th Street. Great Shows Available Enjoy a Pre-Show Dinner and Great Comedians. New York’s hottest new comedy nightclub features headline comedians, established New York-area comics, the best of cutting edge alternative comedy, improv and sketch comedy, music and variety. Tickets range from $9-$30. All shows vary in price. Phone (212) 524-2500 www.comixny.com LAUGH LOUNGE NYC – 151 Essex St. Voted #1 Comedy Club in New York City by CitySearch. Laugh Lounge NYC brings the sass of start-up to the ever-more-trendy Lower East Side. All-pro lineup on Friday & Saturday nights! Admission Sunday, Thursday; 8:30PM $10.00, Friday 8:30PM & 12:30AM and Saturday 8:30PM & 11:30PM $15.00. 2 drink min. Phone (212) 614-2500 (after 1PM) www.laughloungenyc.com BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB – 318 West 53rd Street. New York’s Largest Comedy Club. Located in the heart of Times Square, Broadway Comedy Club features top comics as seen on VH1, Comedy Central, Letterman, MTV & The Tonight show. Recent drop-ins have included Rosie O’Donnell, Shawn Wayans; Tim Allen and Jim Gaffigan. Admission $10 each Sunday Thursday at 9PM, $15 each Friday at 10PM & midnight and Saturday at 9PM, 11PM & Midnight. Two drink minimum for all performances. As an additional bonus, enjoy two-forone drinks after the show in the cafe located on the main level. Phone (212) 757-2323 http://www.broadwaycomedyclub.com NATIONAL COMEDY THEATRE – 347 W 36th St. Get Ready for 90 Minutes of Non-Stop hilarity! Similar in style to “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” The nationally acclaimed improv comedy show, The National Comedy Theatre celebrates their 3rd year Off Broadway. Based on audience suggestions, NCT creates a high energy comedy performance entirely without a script. “Rapidly becoming an addiction for New Yorkers,” quotes the New York Theater Buying Guide. Come see the show that everyone is talking about! Open Friday and Saturday 7:30PM & 9:45PM, admission Adults $15.00, Military $12.00 Phone (212) 629-5202 http://www.manhattancomedy.com/index.html

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COMIC STRIP LIVE – 1568 2nd Avenue. Voted AOL City Guides “Best Comedy Club”, NYC’s World Famous Comedy Club! Home of comedy legends Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, AdAM Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, and more. NYC’s top comedians perform nightly at this renowned standup comedy venue. Performances available: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm, Friday 8:30PM & 10:30PM, Saturday 8PM, 10:30PM & 12:30AM & Sunday 8PM. Admission ranges from $10.00 - $15.00, RESEVATIONS REQUIRED. Phone (212) 861-9386 www.comicstriplive.com NEW YORK COMEDY CLUB – 241 E 24th St. Non-stop Laughter Awaits At The New York Comedy Club. Now in its 20th year, New York Comedy Club located on Manhattan’s East Side, features top comics as seen on VH1, Comedy Central, The Late Show with David Letterman, MTV & The Tonight Show. Recent drop-ins have included SNL’S Tracy Morgan, Ray Roman: Brett Butler and Damon Wayans. Times and admission, $10 each Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9PM, Friday 10PM & 11:45PM, Saturday at 11:00PM and Midnight $15.00 each. A two drink minimum applies for all performances. Phone (212) 696-5233 www.newyorkcomedyclub.com

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NY City Theater
Theater productions in New York are listed as “Broadway,” “Off-Broadway,” and “Off-Off Broadway.” The terms do not refer to geographic location, but to theater size and cost of production. “Broadway” shows are the big, expensive king, playing to audiences of over 500; “Off-Broadway” are smaller shows, playing to audiences of 100 to 499; and “Off-Off Broadway” are the smallest of all, with audiences of fewer than 100. Broadway productions lean toward the mainstream, and Off-Broadway productions-which began in the 1930s as a rebellion against Broadway values-almost equally so. Off-Off Broadway Theater was a 1960s’ rebellion against the rebellion; its shows are often quirky and experimental. For information on major shows and ticket availability, call the NYC/ON STAGE hotline at (212) 768-1818. Attending a Broadway show is a quintessential New York experience. No matter whether the play you see turns out to be a dazzler or a dud, there’s nothing quite like hurrying down the neon-splashed streets of Times Squire along with thousands of other theatergoers, most whom always seem to be running late. Among Broadway’s many gorgeous, historic venues-most located just off Times Square-are the Shubert, Booth, Nederlander, Majestic, Belasco, and Lyceum. Full-price tickets to Broadway plays usually run $65.00 and up. TKTS: TKTS Discount Booths offer tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays at up to 50% off the regular ticket price. TKTS accepts only cash, traveler’s checks or TKTS Gift Certificates, both location s sell tickets at 50%, 35% and 25% off full-price (plus a $3.00 per ticket service charge, which helps support other TDF services and programs). Availability and ticket inventory change throughout the day and at the discretion of individual productions
TKTS operates two TKTS Discount Booths in New York City – LINE UP EARLY 1. TIMES SQUARE – Temporary location at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, between 45th ST and 46th St, during the renovation of Duffy Square. The Times Square Booth sells day-off-performance tickets only. Hours – For evening performances: Monday – Saturday: 3PM – 8PM / Sundays: 3PM until one hour before the latest curtain time being sold For matinee performances Wednesday & Saturday: 10AM – 2PM and Sundays 11AM – 3PM Pease note: no evening tickets are sold from 10AM – 2PM at Times Square. 2. SOUTH STREET SEAPORT – At the corner of Front and John Streets, near the read of the Resnick/Prudential Building at 199 Water Street. The South Street Seaport Booth sells tickets to evening performances on the day of the performance, and matinee tickets the day before. Hours – For evening performances: Monday – Saturday; 11AM – 6PM / Sunday; 11AM – 6pm Tickets are sold on Sunday for evening performances only. Saturday operating hours are 11AM – 6PM and tickets are sold for Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances.
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Sports
New York Yankees

From Long Island: • From the Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge take either bridge to the Cross-Bronx Expressway (Interstate 95) South. Follow to Exit 1C the Major Deegan / Interstate 87 South Exit. Continue on the Major Deegan to Exit 6 (161st Street). • From the Cross Island Parkway, proceed North to the Grand Central Parkway West to the Triboro Bridge. Once over the bridge follow signs to the Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87) north and proceed to Exit 4 (149th Street) or Exit 5 (155th Street Exit). YANKEE STADIUM PARKING 1. East 161st St. - Jerome Ave. & Macombs DAM Bridge ^ 3. Jerome Ave. - East 164th St. & East 162nd St. 5. River Ave. - East 158th St. & East 157th St. *^ 6. East 157th St. - River Ave. & Gerard Ave^ 7. River Ave. - East 157th St. & East 153rd St. *^ 8. River Ave. at 71 E. 153rd St. ^ 9. River Ave. at East 151st St. ^ 10. East 153rd St. at River Ave. ^ 11. River Ave. - East 151st St. & East 150th St. ^ 12. River Ave. - East 151st St. & East 150th St. ^ 13. Exterior St. at Market Area ^ 15. River Ave. - East 164th St. & East 165th St. (Bus Lot) ^ * = Valet Parking Available ^= Handicapped Parking Available Subway - The Yankee Stadium Subway stop is located right outside the Stadium at the corner of 161st St. and River Ave. The Stadium is conveniently reached by several subway lines and a trip from midtown Manhattan takes less than 25 minutes. The #4 train, as well as the B (weekdays only) and D trains make stops at 161st St/Yankee Stadium. Metro North train service to Connecticut and Westchester County is available at the 125th St. subway stop.
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Buses - Several New York Transit Authority Bus Lines provide convenient service to Yankee Stadium. The BX 6, BX 13 and BX 55 buses stop at 161st St/Grand Concourse, a short walk from the Stadium. If you or your group travels to Yankee Stadium in a private bus, parking is located at 164th and 165th Streets and River Ave. Police will direct you to that area. The fee is $40, cash only upon arrival. For more information on subway and bus transportation to Yankee Stadium, contact the NYC Transit Authority at 718-330-1234, 6am-9PM or visit their web site. For up to date ticket information and game scheduling, go to the website provided on the last page of this packet. Else call: (718) 293-4300 MILITARY PERSONNEL GAMES Present your active military ID at the Advance Ticket Windows and receive one complimentary Tier Reserved seat for any Monday -Thursday game. (Not valid on GAMES identified at premium games.) Tickets pursuant to this offer may be redeemed ONLY on the day of game, subject to availability.

Citi Field is located on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens. Citi Field is conveniently accessible by subway and Long Island Railroad. You can also take the bus, ferry or drive your car to Citi Field. Tickets may be purchased online, in person at our Jackie Robinson Rotunda Advance Ticket Window on the south side of Citi Field (closest to Roosevelt Ave.), by phone at 718-507-TIXX or at the New York Mets Clubhouse Shops. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact us at: Citi Field 718-507-METS - Front Office 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue 718-507-TIXX - Ticket Office Flushing, NY 11368 If you have additional questions, please e-mail Citi FIeld at fanfeedback@mets.mlb.com. Additional Phone Numbers Mets Tickets 718-507-TIXX Command Post/Security 718-559-3100 Group Sales 718-565-4348 Lost and Found 718-565-4378
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DIRECTIONS By Train The Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station or Woodside stops right at Citi Field with easy connections to the best of Long Island and New Jersey Transit. The #7 Subway conveniently serves Grand Central’s Metro North Trains from Westchester and Connecticut, as well as service from Port Authority Bus Terminal. By Subway VIA TRAIN: Services Citi Field at the Willets Point/Citi Field station and makes stops in Manhattan at Times Square, 5th Avenue and Grand Central Station in Manhattan. VIA or TRAINS: Connections to the train can be made at the 74th StreetBroadway / Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights. VIA or TRAINS: Transfer to the train at Queensboro Plaza. For travel information, please call MTA New York City Subway at (718) 330-1234. Long Island Rail Road - Service to Citi Field is available via the Port Washington branch on game days only. Connections from other LIRR branches can be made at Woodside. For fare and schedule information, call (718) 217-5477 (New York City) or (516) 822-5477 (Long Island). 9/1 UPDATE: Eastbound trains leaving Penn Station now have added Woodside stops. 8/7 UPDATE: Westbound Main Line trains now have added Woodside stops. Fares for children riding the Long Island Rail Road: Child Fare applies to peak trains and Family Fare applies to off-peak, weekend and holiday trains. Children 5-11 years old ride for 50% of adult fares; children under 5 years old ride free at all times. “Family Fare” is available for off-peak travel. Up to four children 5-11 may ride for 75 cents when accompanied by a fare-paying adult 18 years or older ($1.00 if purchased on train.) Metro-North - Change for the Point / Citi Field station. subway line at Grand Central Station. Take the to Willets

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By Ferry

Departing from 3 convenient locations! Boats depart from Brooklyn Army Terminal (Free Parking Available), the South Street Seaport and E. 34th Street. Boats depart from Citi Field one hour after the last pitch. Soak up the sun and scenery as you sip on a cool drink aboard New York Water Taxi’s Mets Express. Skip the headaches and hassle of trains and parking as you enjoy a relaxing ride on the river to Citi Field with your fellow Mets fans. Ride in style on our outdoor top deck or in our plush air conditioned cabin. A cash bar with beer, wine and soda is available to quench you thirst and feel free to bring your own food onboard.

By Bus - From Queens: Citi Field is served by the Q48 bus. Many other bus lines connect with the train, including the Q18, Q23, Q29, Q32, Q39, Q45, Q47, Q53, Q58, Q60, Q67, Q72, Q104, B24 and B61. For more information, please call (718) 330-1234. From Long Island: Connections to the train can be made at Flushing/Main Street via Long Island Bus lines N20, N21. For more information, please call: MTA Long Island Bus (516) 228-4000. From Port Authority: Connections to the train can be made by taking the Street-Broadway / Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights. train to the 74th

By Car - Here are some driving tips to get to the south parking areas: • To get to the south parking area from the Whitestone Expressway, stay left and get onto the southbound Van Wyck Expressway. Exit at 12A, LIE WEST - Midtown Tunnel/Manhattan To College Point Boulevard. At College Point Blvd., make a right, follow 58th Road, bear right again, then follow directions from police. • From the LIE westbound, do not get onto the Grand Central. Instead, get off at Exit 22B, follow the service road. At the first light make a right on to College Point Blvd. Then make your first left into the park and follow signs to Citi Field Parking. TICKETS At the Advance Ticket Window (at Citi Field) Jackie Robinson Rotunda Advance Ticket Window on the south side of Citi Field (closest to Roosevelt Ave.).
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Automated Ticket Sales Kiosk: Located outside the Advance Ticket Windows at Cit Field (right next to the Mets Office entrance between Gates C and D). The kiosk sells future Mets single game tickets (24 hours a day/7 days a week). Kiosk will sell for that day’s game up to 2 ½ hours prior to game time. At Keyspan Park - 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn N.Y. By Phone - Call the Mets Ticket Office at 718-507-TIXX. Hours Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Credit card required For the telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), please call 718-672-9163. At Mets Clubhouse Shops Roosevelt Field Mall - Garden City, NY 11 West 42nd Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.), New York, NY Manhattan Mall - 1275 Broadway, New York, NY Ticket Availability: Each Mets ticket order is filled with the best seats available within a seating category (outside of seating areas that are set aside for season ticket, plan or other package sales) at the time the request is processed. If no seats are available in the seating category requested, the order will be filled with the next best available seating. Tickets for preferable seating locations may sometimes become available on a later date. The “Back Rows, Loge and Mezzanine Reserved” seating category consists of the last two and three rows, respectively, of these levels. This back row seating on either level will only be available for sale for a game when all other reserved seating on that level is sold out. Fans seated in these rows may not be able to see the main scoreboard or DiamondVision. Non-Alcohol Seating: Non-Alcohol Consumption seating may be purchased at any Mets ticket sales outlet or by mail to Citi Field, subject to availability. All seating is Upper Level Reserved.

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NEW YORK ISLANDERS - We’re All Islanders! Make your plans now and be sure you’re at the Nassau Coliseum this season to cheer on New York Islanders as they face-off against the NHL’s best. Purchase tickets by calling NY Islanders directly at (516) 501-6867 or via internet or at the box office. Nassau Coliseum 1255 Hempstead Tpke, Uniondale, NY. Directions: From Northern Long Island: Take the Long Island Expressway or the Northern State Parkway to the Meadowbrook Parkway South, then take the Parkway to Exit M4 (Coliseum exit). From Southern Long Island: Take the Southern State Parkway to the Meadowbrook Parkway North to Exit M4 (Coliseum exit). Parking: Parking is available in Coliseum lot at a fee of $7.00 per car. Public Transportation: Both buses and trains service the area. Westbury Long Island Rail Road Station is the closest. Box Office Numbers: (516) 794-9300 Box Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30AM - 4:45PM (The box office will be open on the weekend only on days when events are scheduled.) Miscellaneous: Concessions: Food and beverages available in the facility. Restrooms: Located throughout the facility. Student id will get you in at discounted prices on certain seats.

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NEW YORK RANGERS – Both Madison Square Garden and the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden are located on Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets. Directions and parking options from around the Tri-State area are described below.

By Subway - 1, 2, or 3 (Seventh Avenue Lines), A, C, or E (Eight Avenue Lines) to 34th Street/Penn Station. Also B, D, F, N, Q, R or PATH to 34th Street/Avenue of the Americas (one block walk). By Train - Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak to Penn Station. • From Westchester/Connecticut: - Metro-North to Grand Central Station, subway shuttle to Times Square to 1, 2, 3 subway trains downtown one stop. • NY City Transit - (Travel directions by bus and subway) 718.330.1234 • Metro North Commuter Railroad 212.532.4900 http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/mnr/ • Long Island Railroad 718.217.5477 http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/lirr/ • MTA Customer Service 718.330.3322 http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/ By Bus • From Northern Manhattan/Upper East Side, M4 • From Upper West Side/Harlem, M10 south. • From Downtown/West Side, M10-north. • From other Manhattan locations, any North-South bus to 34th Street and transfer to M34 or M16. Disembark at Seventh Avenue. • From Northwest Queens, take Q32. http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/nyct/bus/

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By Ferry New York Waterway 800.533.3779 http://www.nywaterway.com By Car - Drive into Manhattan via any connection bridge, tunnel or road. Please visit Mapquest.com for more comprehensive driving directions to get to: Madison Square Garden Four Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY 10001 Parking - MSG has no affiliation with nor do we endorse any of the parking garages listed below. Please call the garage directly for their accessibility policies. Meyers/Indoor 325 West 34th Street btw 8th & 9th Avenue 212.279.7310 Kinney/Outdoor 109 West 31st Street btw 6th & 7th Avenue 212.971.0704 Meyers/Indoor 340 West 31st Street btw 8th & 9th Avenue 212.594.1915 Sandy/Outdoor 59 West 35th Street btw 5th & 6th Avenue 212.947.2178 Square Industries/Outdoor 300 West 31st Street btw 8th & 9th Avenue 212.502.4044 Kinney/Outdoor 305-313 West 33rd btw 8th & 9th Avenue 212.947.0727 Meyers/Indoor 230 West 31st Street btw 7th & 8th Avenue 212.736.8233 Imperial/Indoor 148 West 31st Street btw 6th & 7th Avenue 212.967.6499 Central Parking 33rd Street btw 7th & 8th Avenue 212.563.1131

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NETS BASKETBALL
For info or to order call (800) 7NJ NETS or visit online http://www.nba.com/nets/ or www.meadowlands.com. IZOD Center (formerly Continental Airlines Arena) 5C Rt. 120, E. Rutherford, NJ, Directions

1. From the George Washington Bridge - Follow Interstate 95 South signs to the New Jersey Turnpike south western spur (Sports Complex to exit 16W), which provides direct access to the Sports Complex parking areas. 2. From the Lincoln Tunnel - Take Route 3 West and follow the signs to the Sports Complex and Racetrack. 3. Traveling North on the New Jersey Turnpike - Follow the Western Spur (Sports Complex to Exit 16W), which provides direct access to Sports Complex parking areas. If congested, use eastern spur (Lincoln Tunnel) to exit 16E to Route 3 West, follow directions above. 4. From Holland Tunnel or Brooklyn-Staten Island Bridge Crossings - Take New Jersey Turnpike extension to the Turnpike North. Follow directions above. 5. From Port Authority's 41st Street Bus Terminal in Manhattan For more information call (800) 772-2222
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NEW YORK KNICKS
For details or TO ORDER: www.thegarden.com , www.ticketmaster.com, or www.nba.com/knicks MSG Box Office - Hours: Non-event Days: Monday – Friday - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday and Holidays – Closed Event Days: Monday - Friday - If an event starts before 10:00 AM, Box office will open one hour before Event Start Time. If event starts after 6:00 PM, Box Office will remain one for One Hour after Event Start Time. Saturday - If an event starts before 11:00 AM, Box Office will open one hour before Event Start Time. If event starts after 6:00 PM, Box Office will remain open for one hour after Event Start Time Sunday - If an event takes place on Sunday, Box Office will open at 12:00PM or two hours before the Event Start Time (whichever is earlier) and will remain open until One Hour after Event Start Time. Will Call: Pick-up tickets anytime the day of the show. Customers must present the actual credit card used to place the order, a photo i.d., and the order number. Location & Directions: Main Entrance (to Madison Square Garden) - On 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets. The Will Call window is located at the Box Office, inside the main entrance on 7th Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets. Public Transportation - Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, N, Q, R, V, W, 1, 2 or 3 train to 34th Street. Parking - Meter parking is available on 31st & 34th Streets.

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Directions to Madison Square Garden: - From Kennedy Airport: Take the Belt Parkway West to Grand Central Parkway West From there, take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and proceed to Queens Midtown Tunnel and directly to midtown Manhattan. Madison Square Garden is located between 31st and 33rd Streets and 7th and 8th Avenues. - From LaGuardia Airport: Take Grand Central Parkway West to Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Proceed to Queens Midtown Tunnel and directly to midtown Manhattan. Madison Square Garden is located between 31st and 33rd Streets and 7th and 8th Avenues. - From Newark Airport: Take New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 16. Follow signs for the Lincoln Tunnel and once you get through, head south to 34th Street and east to 7th Avenue.

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Long Island Museums & Historical Sites
Cedarmere - Roslyn. Open May – October. Former home of WilliAM Cullen Bryant, renowned poet and editor of the New York Evening Post for over fifty years. A gothic mill and beautiful garden located on the grounds. Phone (516) 571-8130. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum - Cold Spring Harbor. Open year round. Features a fully-equipped 19th Century American whaleboat with original gear, a renowned scrimshaw collection, whaling equipment, marine art, models, an 1850 diorama, marine mammal bone displays, and permanent and changing exhibitions on Long Island’s maritime history and whaling industry. Phone (516) 367-3418 Cradle of Aviation Museum – Garden City. Open year round. Home to over 70 legendary aircraft & spacecraft including Lindbergh’s “Jenny” plane and an actual lunar module. Also home to Long Island’s only IMAX Theater, with the largest projection screen in New York State. Phone (516) 572-4111 Garvies Point Museum- Glen Cove. Open year round. The museum exhibits deal mainly with prehistoric Indian culture, the science of archaeology and the area’s geologic past. The preserve is 62 acres of sediments, woodland thickets and meadows. Phone (516) 571-8010 Nassau County Museum of Art - Roslyn. Open year round. Houses in the restored Neoclassical style mansion on the former estate of Childs Frick, son of U.S. Steel cofounder Henry Clay Frick. The 145-acre property is now used for the display of outdoor sculpture, and the mansion houses ten refurbished galleries that feature changing exhibitions. Phone (516) 484-9337 Old Bethpage Village Restoration - Old Bethpage. Open March - December (516) 572-8400. A pre-Civil War farm village with original structures moved from other parts of the Island, including a church, general store, tavern, craft shops, farm and residential homes.

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Sagamore Hill National Historic Site - Oyster Bay. Open year round. Constructed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1884-5, this 23 room Victorian mansion was his “Summer White House” from 1901 - 1909. Old Orchard Museum by Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in 1937-38; exhibits and audiovisual programs on Roosevelt’s family life and career. Phone (516) 922-4447 Vanderbilt Museum, Mansion, Marine Museum, Planetarium, Park -Centerport. Open year round home of William Kissam Vanderbilt II. The 43 acre estate, Eagle’s nest, contains fine and decorative arts, natural history collections gathered in the 1920’s - 30’s; lectures, workshops, concerts, special events. Planetarium programs include sky shows, laser shows, children and family astronomy programs, and night-sky observing sessions. Phone (516) 854-5555).

Arboretums
Bailey Arboretum - Lattingtown, a Nassau County park, features 42 acres of exotic trees, rare shrubs and breathtakingly beautiful flowerbeds. It also features a unique Sensory Garden for the disabled and an interpretive nature trail. Phone (516) 572-0288. Old Westbury Gardens - the former home of financier-sportsman John S. Phipps and his family is one of the few intact great Long Island estates open to the general public. In addition, it is one of the loveliest, having had eighty years in which to mature into what its designer and his client had intended. There are both informal walks and highly stylized gardens on the 100 acres of manicured grounds. The Italian Garden, for example, boasts the largest expanse of herbaceous borders in the United States and maintains the same color scheme through the various cycles of bloom. Open April -December Phone (516) 333-0048. Planting Fields Arboretum - Oyster Bay, was the home of William Robertson Coe from 1910 to 1955. The Arboretum encompasses 409 acres; 160 acres of gardens and plant collections, 40 acres of lawns, and over 200 acres of woodlands and fields. There are two green house complexes totaling over one and a half acres, where native, tropical, and sub-tropical plants are cultivated under controlled temperature and atmospheric conditions. Coe Hall at Planting Fields, built in 1918, is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. Open year round. Phone (516) 922-9201.

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Lighthouses
Fire Island Lighthouse - Robert Moses State Park. Grounds open year round. The first Fire Island Light blinked on in 1826 to guide ships to New York Harbor. The lighthouse, with its classic, beehive-shaped Fresnel lens throwing a beAM 21 miles, went dark in 1974 and was replaced by an automated light on the water tower at adjacent Robert Moses State Park. The keeper’s quarters now has a museum and gift shop and tours up the 192-step tower are available. Keeper’s Quarters Visitor Center open weekends April-June and labor DayDecember. Wed.-Sun. July-Labor Day. Phone (516) 661-4876 Horton Point Lighthouse - Southold. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day including tours of the tower. Since 1847, the historic Horton Point Lighthouse has looked over a portion of Long Island Sound called Dead Man’s Cove, so named in the late 17th century as testimony to the perilous glacial boulders lurking beneath its surface. The Lighthouse stands on an 110-foot bluff on an eight-acre site known early as Cliff Lot. Now operated by the Southold Historical Society, the Lighthouse features a Nautical Museum with journals kept at sea, sea chests, paintings, maps, scrimshaw, tools and various artifacts. Phone (516) 766-5500 Montauk Point Lighthouse - Montauk Point. Open March - December and during the winter holiday weekends. This is the oldest lighthouse on Long Island and also the oldest in New York State, completed in 1796 on a spot where the royal Navy had maintained signal bonfires for its ships during the American Revolution. The Coast Guard operates the beacon, which was automated from a Fresnel lens to a 1,000-watt airport type beacon in 1987. The Montauk Historical society operates the visitor center and takes care of the grounds. Located at the easternmost tip of Long Island in the 724acre Montauk State Park, the Lighthouse also features a museum and gift shop, and visitors can climb the 137 spiral steps to the top of the tower. Phone (516) 668-2544

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Winery Tours & Tasting
Thirty years ago, few people believed that fine wine could be grown on the eastern tip of Long Island. Today, wine experts from California, France and other viticultural regions are amazed at the outstanding quality produced on Long Island estates. The true experience of wine appreciation comes from actually touring the vineyards, seeing the wine cellars and discovering the process of winemaking first-hand. Chardonnay, Merlot, Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and other vinifera varieties can be sampled in winery tasting rooms, most of which are open year-round. With 28 full-time wineries and almost 50 vineyards on both East End forks totaling over 3000 acres of grapes, Long Island can produce three million bottles of wine annually. All North Fork wineries listed below offer public tours, tastings and sales of their products to visitors, with an in-depth look at the winemaking process.

Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue Bidwell Vineyards, Cutchogue Corey Creek Vineyards, Southold Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport Lenz Vineyards, Peconic Macari Vineyards, Mattituck Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards, Peconic

Palmer Vineyards, Aquebogue Paumanok Vineyards, Aquebogue Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue Pellegrini Vineyards, Cutchogue Pindar Vineyards, Peconic Ternhaven Cellars, Greenport Waters Crest Winery, Cutchogue

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Beaches
Long Island is bordered on the South Shore by hundreds of miles of clean, fine white sand beaches along both the ocean and the bay, surrounded by secluded dunes, cliffside bluffs and lighthouses. In fact, some of the world’s best public beaches are located on Long Island featuring miles of boardwalks, beach trails, restaurants and the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets to be found anywhere. There are over 150 world-class beaches operated by federal, state, county, town and local municipalities. A few Long Island beaches are open only to local residents, but most, including 10 in state parks, are open to everyone. All beaches have either a parking or entrance fee from Memorial Day to Labor Day. These include the famous beaches in the Hamptons and along the rocky north shore cliffs, the Fire Island National Seashore stretching 26 miles through 17 beachfront communities and a natural wilderness area, and the largest of all Long Island beaches Jones Beach. Jones Beach State Park - (2400 acres), South of Wantagh, Phone: (516) 785-1600. This park has a 6-mile stretch of ocean beach, 2-mile boardwalk, bay beach, pool, pitch putt golf, bandshell and concerts at the famous outdoor marine theater. Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park - (1266 Acres), Kings Park, tel.(516)269-4333. Ball fields, bicycle path, bridal path, saltwater fishing, food service, golf, hiking, picnicking, bathhouse. And saltwater swimming, cross-country skiing. Robert Moses State Park - (1000 acres), Fire Island, tel. (516) 669-0449. Ballfields, saltwater fishing, food service, pitch putt golf, picnicking, bathhouse, saltwater swimming. Captree State Park - (298acres), South of West Islip, tel. (516) 669-0449. Boat basin, open and charter fishing boats, saltwater fishing piers, bait station, food service, picnicking.

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Sports
Thoroughbred Racing - Best known as home to the internationally famous Belmont Stakes, beautiful Belmont Park in Elmont is enjoyed equally by amateur handicappers, passionate horseplayers and curious visitors during May, June, July, September and the beginning of October. Through the Breakfast at Belmont program, held on weekends in June and every racing day in July, the New York Racing Association offers the early riser a special opportunity to witness the glory of Belmont Park and thoroughbred racing with a close-up look at what goes on behind the scenes. Admission is free. From October through May, you can enjoy racing in total comfort at Aqueduct Racetrack, located in Jamaica, just a stone’s throw from Kennedy Airport. Phone (718) 641-4700. NHL Hockey - The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League play 40 home games of its 80 game season from October to April at the 16,000 seat Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. Tickets are usually available until game time. Phone (516) 794-9303 Indoor Lacrosse - The N.Y Lizards of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League play all home games during May - August at the Nassau Coliseum. Phone (516) 794-9303 Minor League Baseball – See the LI Ducks play from April – September at Central Islip’s Citibank Park. Tickets are $6. Polo - You can watch the elegant and exciting sport of polo. The Meadowbrook Polo Club holds polo matches every Sunday from May to October at Bethpage State Park, with free parking and admission for all. Phone 669- 1000 ext. 247

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Shopping
Roosevelt Field Mall - Garden City, 742-8000. 215 stores including Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdales. Broadway Mall - 358 Broadway Mall # B, Hicksville, NY 11801, (516) 822-6338. With a variety of retailers and products, Broadway Mall is the perfect destination to find a gift, try out a new style, catch the latest movie, and enjoy a terrific meal. Cold Spring Harbor- a historic shopping district, just west of Huntington Village. Antique shops, old bookstores and boutiques dot the Main Street. Phone (516) 692-6093* Great Neck - a trendy, upscale shopping district offers some of the finest shops and restaurants to be found on Long Island’s north shore. Phone (516) 487-2000* Oyster Bay - a picturesque village shopping district, features historic landmarks, and a beautiful sheltered harbor. Phone (516) 922-6464* Port Washington - many antique stores, restaurants and art galleries line lower Main Street in the harbor area. Phone (516) 883-6566* Roslyn Historic Shopping District - on Main Street, boasts homes built between 1690 and 1865 and restored to their original appearance. Several are open to the public. Phone (516) 621-1961* Sea Cliff - stroll past the fine homes and shops in this quaint arts community and you will think you are in New England. The Park at the end of Sea Cliff Avenue offers a spectacular hillside view of Hempstead Harbor. Phone (516) 671-2700* * Phone numbers listed are for local chambers of commerce or merchants associations.

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A taste of Long Island
Croxley Ale House
International Ale House w/ 10 cent Wednesday Wings 129 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square, NY Phone: (516) 326-9542

Majors Steak House
Great steaks – reasonable prices! 8289 Jericho Tpke, Woodbury NY 11797-1802 Phone:516-367-7300

Mangia Bene Restaurante & Pizzeria
Tuesday all you can eat pasta night (Ask for the Merchant Marine Academy discount) 526 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck NY 11023-1422 Phone:516-482-3335

Louie’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Good food, on the water in Port Washington 395 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050 Phone: (516) 883-4242

Ayhan’s Shish-Kebab Restaurant
The best Mediterranean food on Long Island 283 Main Street, Port Washington, NY, 11050 Phone: 883-9309, Fax: 944-7544 Email: ayhan@ayhans.com Web: http://www.Ayhansmarketplace.com

Don Juan
Plenty of glitz including “guacamole made right at the table 535 Old Country Rd., Hicksville, NY Phone: (516) 333-1020 255 South Broadway, Hicksville, NY (between Carl St. & Old Country Rd.)

H.R. Singleton’s
Relaxing, traditional American style restaurant with a patio for the romantic types. 150 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage (At Hempstead Tpke.) Phone: (516) 731-7065 1 South Woods Rd., Woodbury, NY (Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, at Jericho Tpke.. Phone: (516) 921-5707

Big Daddy’s Restaurant
Outstanding, “down-home”, American southern cooking. Cajun, creole, southern food. 1 Park Lane, Massapequa, NY Phone: ( 516)-799-8877 www.BigDaddysNY.com

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Crazy Donkey Bar & Grill
Good music, drinks and even company! There is room to dance, plus tables, booths and other areas to just hang out and listen, talk or mingle! 1058 Broadhollow Rd Farmingdale, NY 11735 Phone:(631) 753-1975

56th Fighter Group
Step back in time for a unique dining experience Rt 110 so of Rt 25, Farmingdale, NY (Overlooking Republic Airport) Phone: (631) 694-8280

Jackson Hole Diner

Uncle Jack’s Steak House

This local chain serves up a mighty fine breakfast at its 3940 Bell blvd, Bayside, NY 11361 vintage ‘50s digs Phone: (718) 229-1100 35-01 Bell Blvd, Bayside, NY Phone:718-281-0330; 69-35

NoNo Cocktail Lounge
The interior is a long narrow room with a good-old dark bar. The back half is quieter, with small tables. Out back there’s a garden with a fireplace to keep smokers warm on chilly evenings. In the summer NoNo’s garden doubles as the best-kept secret on Bayside’s Bell Boulevard.42-32 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361 Phone: (718) 428-6666

Erawan
(The

retro-’50s Upscale has delicious Thai food, and its parking lot is key for Bell 4231 Bell Blvd, Flushing, NY 11361 Phone: (718) 428-2112.

Christiano’s
Billie Joel made this restaurant famous in his ballad “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant”. 19 Ira Rd Syosset, NY 11791 Phone: (516) 921-5588 or (516) 682-5188

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Long Island Public Transportation
MTA Long Island Bus Routes
More than 100,000 times a day, people who live or work in nearly 100 Long Island communities board our buses and arrive at their destinations safely and comfortably. Long Island Bus provides convenient service throughout Nassau County, western Suffolk County and into eastern Queens. Our 54 routes serve 48 Long Island Rail Road stations plus colleges, museums, parks, theaters, and beaches throughout our area. If you're traveling on Long Island, chances are we're going your way. Long Island Bus is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the network of transportation agencies that serves the public transit needs of our entire region. Information is available in both English and Spanish. The Travel Information Center is open 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday and can be reached by calling (516) 228-4000 (TTY: 516 2284002). The bus that runs directly from the Academy at the Front Gate is the gate “N58 Bus” http://www.mta.info/libus/index.html http://www.mta.info/libus/routes/routes.htm (N58 bus line)
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Long Island Rail Road
LIRR system is comprised of over 700 miles of track on 11 different branches, stretching from Montauk -- on the eastern tip of Long Island -- to the refurbished Penn Station in the heart of Manhattan, approximately 120 miles away. Along the way, the LIRR serves 124 stations in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, providing service for some 82 million customers each year, taking them to and from jobs, homes, schools, sporting events, concerts, beaches, Broadway shows, and the multitude of other attractions around the New York metropolitan region. Schedules are updated periodically; check the LIRR website for updated information. http://www.mta.info/lirr/

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Great Neck Train Station – to – New York City (Port Washington Branch)
Location - Middle Neck road and Station Plaza at Great Neck Road Taxi Service (Great Neck) - 516-482-0077 Ticket Machines - Can provide full service at all times with use of and of the following: Cash, ATM Debit Card, or Credit Card

Bayside Train Station – to – New York City (Port Washington Branch)
Schedules are updated periodically; check the LIRR website for updated information. Location - 213th Street and 41st Avenue, off Bell Boulevard and just north of Northern Boulevard Taxi Service (Bayside) - 718-229-4141 Ticket Machines - Can provide full service at all times with use of and of the following: Cash, ATM Debit Card, or Credit Card Driving Directions (from Fort Totten – to – Bayside Train station): 1. Head East on the Cross Island Pkwy 2. Exit to the right at Exit 31W State Hwy 25A/Northern Blvd West 3. Head west on Northern Blvd turn right on Bell Blvd and travel Northwest 4. Turn left on 41st Rd and travel West 5. Turn right to reach your destination

Syosset Train Station – to – New York City (Port Jefferson Branch)
Schedules are updated periodically; check the LIRR website for updated information. Location: Oyster Bay Road (also known as Jackson Avenue) and Underhill Boulevard. Taxi Service (Syosset): 516-931-2929 Ticket Machines: Can provide full service at all times with use of and of the following: Cash, ATM Debit Card, or Credit Card Driving Directions (from Executive Inn – to – Syosset Train Station): 1. Star out going West on Jericho Turnpike/ NY-25 W towards Woods Rd. 2. Turn right onto Jackson Ave. 3. End at Syosset train station
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Rental Car Companies
Enterprise* 131 Northern Blvd 516-487-0055

Hertz* 225 Northern Blvd 516-482-5880

National Car Rental (located at LaGuardia & JFK Int’l Airports) 1-888-868-6207

*Note - All of these companies are located on the North side of Northern Blvd between Bayview Avenue and Middle Neck Rd/Lakeview Rd.

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USO
USO OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK, INC. / USO GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR MEMORIAL CENTER The Port Authority Bus Terminal North Wing, Second Floor 625 8th Avenue 7 40th Street New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-695-6160 Fax: 212-695-5734 Web: www.uso.org E-mail: usonyc16@aol.com Hours Monday – Saturday 11:30AM – 7:30pm

Theater - Discount tickets to some Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are distributed when available, at 5:00PM on the day of the performance. Ticket prices start at $40.00, call ahead for ticket availability. Tickets for all performances Monday through Saturday are distributed on a daily basis. The USO is closed on Sunday; therefore, tickets for Sunday shows will be distributed on Saturday. Sporting Events - Tickets for professional and collegiate athletic sporting events are frequently available on the day of the event. Call the USO after 1:00PM to find out what is available that day. Tourism Information - The USO can provide you with maps, brochures and information on attractions, places of interest and local color in the Greater New York City Area. They can also offer you discounts on: Sightseeing Bus Tours, Boat Tours, Club Admission, Medieval Times. Uniform requirements and guest privileges are subject to individual management policies.

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Navy Exchange
MAIN EXCHANGE
BLDG# 16 Naval Station New York Garden City, NY 11530-6795 Main Telephone (516) 222-1293

HOURS OF OPERATIONS
Sunday 1200 - 1700 Monday – Closed Tuesday – Saturday – 0930 – 1800

Directions to Navy Exchange from USMMA
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Proceed through USMMA Gate and head south on Steamboat Rd. to the end. Turn right on Middle Neck Rd. Turn left at first left on Hicks Lane. (Hicks Lane will change names several times: Hicks Lane – East Shore Road – Community Drive). Turn left at the end of Community Drive to merge onto the Long Island Expressway (495) heading East. Take the Northern State Parkway Exit 38, heading East. Take the Meadowbrook Parkway Exit 31A, heading South. Take Exit M3 – Stewart Avenue. Turn right onto Stewart Avenue. Proceed through two traffic lights and turn left on Quentin Roosevelt Blvd. Proceed one traffic light and turn left onto Commercial Blvd. Proceed one block and turn right onto West Rd. At 8th St., turn left onto Geoffrey and the NEXT is building #16.

CAMPUS EXCHANGE
Delano Hall 300 Steamboat Rd. Kings Point, NY 11024

HOURS OF OPERATION
Sunday - Closed Monday – Friday – 0800-1700 Saturday – 1200-1700
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USMMA Facilities & Services
Location Alumni Association (516) 482-527 ATM Barber Shop (ext. 5738) Dry Cleaning (ext. 5230) Emergency (516) 773-5309 or 5329 Fire (516) 487-7000 GMATS Office (516) 726-6100 Babson Center - Fitch Building. “0” deck of Delano Hall 0” deck of Delano Hall. “0” deck In the Varsity Shop. Department of Public Safety Office. Alert Fire Department, Kings Point. in Samuels Hall Monday - Friday 0800 – 1630 24 Hours 24 Hours Monday - Friday 0730 – 1700 Activities Available Volleyball, Racquetball Courts, Basketball, Squash Courts, Weight Room, Nautilus and Sauna Rooms, Running Track, Out door Tennis Courts Equipment (racquets, balls, etc.) available through GMATS Office Directions: Steamboat Road to end turn right onto Middle Neck Road. First traffic light, turn left onto Hicks Lane, which becomes East Shore Road. Follow East Shore Road to Northern Blvd. Cross Northern Blvd. You are now on Community Drive. At the second traffic light, turn left into North Shore Hospital. Hours Monday - Friday 0800 – 1600 Comments

Gymnasium (ext. 5859 or 5455)

Monday – Friday 0700 - 2300 O’Hara hall Saturday & Sunday 1100 - 2300

Hospital North Shore University Hospital Emergency Room (516) 562-4125)

24 Hours

Indoor Pool

In O’Hara Hall (Gymnaisum)

Mondays, Wednesday & Friday 1130-1230 2100-2300 Tuesdays & Thursday 1130-1230
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Laundry Library Schuyler Otis Bland Library ext. 5502 Melville Hall (ext. 5411) Navy Federal Credit Union Washing machines and dryers are available near post office. Between Fulton Hall & Bowditch Hall. Also known as the Oak Club or the Officers Club “0” deck of Jones Hall The American Merchant Marine Museum is located in the Barstow Building on the McNulty Campus of the Academy. The Museum’s inventory has many unique and noteworthy items of marine art, antiques, collections and ship models Monday –Friday 0800 – 2300 Saturday 0800-2100 Sunday 1300-2300

Museum ext. 5515

Mc Nultey Campus

Tuesday & Wednesday 1100 – 1500 Saturday & Sunday 1300- 1630

Eldridge Pool (Outdoor)

Lawn below Wiley Hall by the waterfront.

Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day till 1800

Pharmacy (516) 487-2066 Police (516) 482-1000 Post Office ext. 5298 Recreation Religious Services ext. 5305

CVS Pharmacy, 683 Middle Neck Road Kings Point Police Department “0” deck of Delano Hall Cleveland Hall Guest Facility 2nd deck lounge is available with television Mariners Chapel overlooking Long Island Sound. Monday - Friday 1000-1300 & 1400-1500

Hours & Services Sunday: 09:30 AM Latter Day Saint Services (July - MidSeptember) 10:00 AM Catholic Mass 11:15 AM Protestant Worship Monday: 7:45 PM Christian Fellowship Club (Waterfront) 7:45 PM Catholic Mass Newman Club 7:45 PM Latter Day Saints Fellowship

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Tuesday: 12:00 PM Catholic Mass 4:00 PM Chapel Choir Rehearsal Thursday: 12:00 PM Catholic Mass Friday 7:00 PM Jewish Services (July - Mid-September) * All events held at the Chapel unless otherwise noted. Security (ext.5309 or 5329) Located at Vickery Gate Self service cafeteria serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. The Seafarer is restricted to use by Academy faculty, staff & midshipman during lunch and dinner hours. Please use GMATS Upper Deck Dining Facility. Uniform and Varsity Shops are located on Men’s Clothing, footwear, uniforms and accessories. Also provides tailoring services. External line to Academy during business.

Seafarer Canteen ext. 5557

on “0” deck of Delano Hall

Monday - Friday 0715 - 1400 & 1830 2200 Saturdays - Closed Sunday 1800-2200

Uniform & Varsity Shop ext. 5303)

“0” deck of Delano Hall.

Monday - Friday 0800 – 1600

United States Merchant Marine Academy (516-773-5000)

Monday - Friday 0800-1630

Wear your Name Tag

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