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Recreation Guide
                         GMATS RECREATION GUIDE

         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
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

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
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, April-
December. Standard daytime cruises last three hours: “express” cruises last two.
Phone (212) 563-3200.
Web: www.circleline42.com
   •   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
  • 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
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

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                     165 Mulberry St         Angelo's of Mulberry St.   146 Mulberry St.
          Benito I                     174 Mulberry St         Benito II                  163 Mulberry St.
          Caffé Napoli e Trattoria     191 Hester St.          Caffé Biondo               141 Mulberry St.
          Canta Napoli
          Caffe Roma                   385 Broome St.          Caffé Palermo              148 Mulberry St.
          Casa Bella Ristorante        127 Mulberry St         Caffé Sorrento             132 Mulberry St.
          Costa Azzurra                134 Mulberry St.        Cha Cha's In Bocca         113 Mulberry St.
                                                               Al Lupo Cafe
          Da Nico                      164 Mulberry St.        Da Gennaro                 129 Mulberry St.
          Ferrara Bakery & Cafe        195 Grand St.           Due Amici                  117 Mulberry St.
          Florio's Grill & Cigar Bar   192 Grand St.           Fratelli Ristorante        115 Mulberry St.
          Il Cortile                   125 Mulberry St         Il Fornaio Ristorante      132A Mulberry St.
          La Bella Ferrara             108 Mulberry St.        Il Palazzo                 151 Mulberry St.
          Lombardi's                   32 Spring St.           La Mela Ristorante         167 Mulberry St.
          Lunella Ristorante           173 Mulberry St         Luna Restaurant            112 Mulberry St.
          Paesano of Mulberry St.      136 Mulberry St.        Oniel's                    174 Grand St.
          Positano Ristorante          122 Mulberry St.        Pellegrino's               138 Mulberry St.
          Rocky's Italian Restaurant   45 Spring Street        Puglia Ristorante          189 Hester St.
          S.P.Q.R.                     133 Mulberry St.        Sambuca's Cafe             105 Mulberry St.
          Umbertos ClAM House          178 Mulberry St         Taormina                   147 Mulberry St.
          Grotta Azzurra               177 Mulberry St.        The Original Vincent's     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
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

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 oxy-
moronic 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

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

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)

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-for-
one drinks after the show in the cafe located on the main level.
Phone (212) 757-2323

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

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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

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

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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

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
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                                                             New York

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).

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

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.

Shea Stadium is located on Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens. Shea is conveniently
accessible by subway and Long Island Railroad. You can also take the bus, ferry or drive your
car to Shea Stadium. Tickets may be purchased online, in person at our Advance Ticket
Window near Gate D at Shea Stadium, 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:
            Shea Stadium                            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 Shea Stadium at fanfeedback@mets.mlb.com.
Additional Phone Numbers
Mets Tickets             718-507-TIXX            Customer Relations      718-565-4367
Command Post/Security    718-559-3100            Merchandise Catalog     800-PRO-TEAM
Group Sales              718-565-4348            Rain Information        718-507-RAIN
Lost and Found           718-565-4378

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By Train
                                                     The Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station
                                                     or Woodside stops right at Shea 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 Shea Stadium at the Willets Point/Shea Stadium station and
     makes stops in Manhattan at Times Square, 5th Avenue and Grand Central Station in
     VIA          or TRAINS: Connections to the train can be made at the 74th Street-
     Broadway / 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 Shea Stadium 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

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       subway line at Grand Central Station. Take the       to Willets
Point / Shea Stadium station.

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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
                                           Shea stadium 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 Shea Stadium 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: Shea Stadium 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)

From Port Authority: Connections to the train can be made by taking the        train to the 74th
Street-Broadway / Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights.

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 Shea Parking.

At the Advance Ticket Window (at Shea Stadium -
126th St. and Roosevelt Ave., located between Gates C and D.
Automated Ticket Sales Kiosk:Located outside the Advance Ticket Windows at Shea Stadium
(right next to the Mets Office entrance between Gates C and D). The kiosk sells future Mets
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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.
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 Shea Stadium, subject to availability. All seating is Upper Level

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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.

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 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.)

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

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                                   Kinney/Outdoor
 325 West 34th Street btw 8th & 9th Avenue         305-313 West 33rd btw 8th & 9th Avenue
               212.279.7310                                    212.947.0727
             Kinney/Outdoor                                     Meyers/Indoor
 109 West 31st Street btw 6th & 7th Avenue         230 West 31st Street btw 7th & 8th Avenue
               212.971.0704                                      212.736.8233
              Meyers/Indoor                                     Imperial/Indoor
 340 West 31st Street btw 8th & 9th Avenue         148 West 31st Street btw 6th & 7th Avenue
               212.594.1915                                      212.967.6499
               Sandy/Outdoor                                    Central Parking
  59 West 35th Street btw 5th & 6th Avenue             33rd Street btw 7th & 8th Avenue
                212.947.2178                                     212.563.1131
        Square Industries/Outdoor
 300 West 31st Street btw 8th & 9th Avenue

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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,


  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
For details or TO ORDER: www.thegarden.com , www.ticketmaster.com, or

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
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

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
   - 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

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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
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 Neo-
classical 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).

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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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 Day-
December. 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                           Palmer Vineyards, Aquebogue
      Bidwell Vineyards, Cutchogue                        Paumanok Vineyards, Aquebogue
      Corey Creek Vineyards, Southold                     Peconic Bay Winery, Cutchogue
      Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport                     Pellegrini Vineyards, Cutchogue
      Lenz Vineyards, Peconic                             Pindar Vineyards, Peconic
      Macari Vineyards, Mattituck                         Ternhaven Cellars, Greenport
      Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards, Peconic                Waters Crest Winery, Cutchogue

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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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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
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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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                                             Majors Steak House
International Ale House w/ 10 cent Wednesday Wings            Great steaks – reasonable prices!
129 New Hyde Park Road, Franklin Square, NY                   8289 Jericho Tpke, Woodbury NY 11797-1802
Phone: (516) 326-9542                                         Phone:516-367-7300

Mangia Bene Restaurante & Pizzeria                            Louie’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Tuesday all you can eat pasta night                           Good food, on the water in Port Washington
(Ask for the Merchant Marine Academy discount)                395 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
526 Middle Neck Rd, Great Neck NY 11023-1422                  Phone: (516) 883-4242

Ayhan’s Shish-Kebab Restaurant                                Don Juan
The best Mediterranean food on Long Island                    Plenty of glitz including “guacamole made right at the
283 Main Street, Port Washington, NY, 11050                   table
Phone: 883-9309, Fax: 944-7544                                535 Old Country Rd., Hicksville, NY
Email: ayhan@ayhans.com                                       Phone: (516) 333-1020
Web: http://www.Ayhansmarketplace.com
                                                              255 South Broadway, Hicksville, NY
                                                              (between Carl St. & Old Country Rd.)

H.R. Singleton’s                                              Big Daddy’s Restaurant
Relaxing, traditional American style restaurant with a        Outstanding, “down-home”, American southern
patio for the romantic types.                                 cooking. Cajun, creole, southern food.
150 Hicksville Rd., Bethpage (At Hempstead Tpke.)             1 Park Lane, Massapequa, NY
Phone: (516) 731-7065                                         Phone: ( 516)-799-8877
1 South Woods Rd., Woodbury, NY
(Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, at Jericho Tpke..
Phone: (516) 921-5707

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Crazy Donkey Bar & Grill                                      56th Fighter Group
Good music, drinks and even company! There is room            Step back in time for a unique dining experience
to dance, plus tables, booths and other areas to just         Rt 110 so of Rt 25, Farmingdale, NY
hang out and listen, talk or mingle!                          (Overlooking Republic Airport)
1058 Broadhollow Rd                                           Phone: (631) 694-8280
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone:(631) 753-1975

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                                          Erawan
The interior is a long narrow room with a good-old            (The  retro-’50s Upscale has delicious Thai food, and
dark bar. The back half is quieter, with small tables.        its parking lot is key for Bell
Out back there’s a garden with a fireplace to keep            4231 Bell Blvd, Flushing, NY 11361
smokers warm on chilly evenings. In the summer                Phone: (718) 428-2112.
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
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
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: 516 228-

The bus that runs directly from the Academy at the Front Gate is the gate “N58 Bus”

http://www.mta.info/libus/routes/routes.htm (N58 bus line)
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.


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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
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.
Oyster Bay Road (also known as Jackson Avenue) and Underhill Boulevard.
Taxi Service (Syosset):
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
                              131 Northern Blvd

                              225 Northern Blvd

                              National Car Rental
                  (located at LaGuardia & JFK Int’l Airports)

  *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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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

•   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.
                                 Building #16 - Naval Station New York
                                      Garden City, NY 11530-6795
                                             (516) 222-1293

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              USMMA Facilities & Services
                                   Location                         Hours                    Comments
Alumni Association           Babson Center - Fitch             Monday - Friday
(516) 482-527                     Building.                     0800 – 1600
ATM                         “0” deck of Delano Hall
Barber Shop
                            0” deck of Delano Hall.
(ext. 5738)
Dry Cleaning                 “0” deck In the Varsity           Monday - Friday
(ext. 5230)                          Shop.                      0800 – 1630

Emergency                    Department of Public
                                                                   24 Hours
(516) 773-5309 or 5329          Safety Office.
Fire                        Alert Fire Department,
                                                                   24 Hours
(516) 487-7000                   Kings Point.

GMATS Office                                                   Monday - Friday
                                in Samuels Hall
(516) 773-5120                                                  0730 – 1700
                                                                                        Activities Available
                                                                                      Volleyball, Racquetball
                                                                                     Courts, Basketball, Squash
                                                               Monday – Friday         Courts, Weight Room,
                                                                0700 - 2300          Nautilus and Sauna Rooms,
                                  O’Hara hall                                              Running Track,
(ext. 5859 or 5455)
                                                              Saturday & Sunday       Out door Tennis Courts
                                                                 1100 - 2300
                                                                                     Equipment (racquets, balls,
                                                                                       etc.) available through
                                                                                           GMATS Office
                          Steamboat Road to end turn
                          right onto Middle Neck
                          First traffic light, turn left
Hospital                  onto Hicks Lane, which
North Shore University    becomes East Shore Road.
                                                                   24 Hours
Hospital Emergency Room   Follow East Shore Road to
(516) 562-4125)           Northern Blvd.
                          Cross Northern Blvd. You
                          are now on Community
                          Drive. At the second traffic
                          light, turn left into North
                          Shore Hospital.
                                                            Mondays, Wednesday &
                                                                                        Indoor pool hours are
                                                                                      subject to change during
                                In O’Hara Hall                           1130-1230
Indoor Pool                                                                           USMMA semister breaks.
                                 (Gymnaisum)                             2100-2300
                                                                                     Contact your coordinator for
                                                            Tuesdays & Thursday
                                                                                         most current hours
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                        Washing machines and
Laundry                dryers are available near
                              post office.
Library                                                   Monday –Friday
Schuyler Otis Bland    Between Fulton Hall &                 0800 – 2300
Library                   Bowditch Hall.                 Saturday 0800-2100
ext. 5502                                                Sunday 1300-2300
Melville Hall          Also known as the Oak
(ext. 5411)           Club or the Officers Club
Navy Federal Credit
                        “0” deck of Jones Hall
                                                                                Mail is collected and
                                                                                delivered to the GMATS
                                                                                Office,     Samuels       Hall,
                                                                                Monday through Friday
                                                                                only.     Mail for course
                                                                                participants      should    be
                                                                                marked with the participants
                                                                                name, title of course and
                                                                                addressed: c/o GMATS
                                                                                NAFI, U.S.           Merchant
                                                                                Marine     Academy,        300
                                                                                Steamboat Road, Samuels
                                                                                Hall, Kings Point, New
                                                                                York 11024
                                                                                The American Merchant
                                                                                Marine Museum is located
                                                                                in the Barstow Building on
                                                        Tuesday & Wednesday
                                                                                the McNulty Campus of the
Museum                                                      1100 – 1500
                         Mc Nultey Campus                                       Academy. The Museum’s
ext. 5515                                                Saturday & Sunday
                                                                                inventory has many unique
                                                             1300- 1630
                                                                                and noteworthy items of
                                                                                marine       art,     antiques,
                                                                                collections and ship models

Eldridge Pool                                            Open daily Memorial
                      Lawn below Wiley Hall by
(Outdoor)                                               Day through Labor Day
                           the waterfront.
                                                               till 1800

Pharmacy                 CVS Pharmacy, 683
(516) 487-2066           Middle Neck Road

Police                   Kings Point Police
(516) 482-1000              Department

Post Office                                                Monday - Friday
                       “0” deck of Delano Hall
ext. 5298                                               1000-1300 & 1400-1500

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                           Cleveland Hall Guest
Recreation               Facility 2nd deck lounge is
                          available with television
                              Mariners Chapel
Religious Services
                          overlooking Long Island                             Hours & Services
ext. 5305
                                                              09:30 AM Latter Day Saint Services (July - Mid-
                                                                          10:00 AM Catholic Mass
                                                                       11:15 AM Protestant Worship
                                                              7:45 PM Christian Fellowship Club (Waterfront)
                                                                   7:45 PM Catholic Mass Newman Club
                                                                   7:45 PM Latter Day Saints Fellowship
                                                                          12:00 PM Catholic Mass
                                                                      4:00 PM Chapel Choir Rehearsal
                                                                          12:00 PM Catholic Mass
                                                              7:00 PM Jewish Services (July - Mid-September)

                                                            * All events held at the Chapel unless otherwise noted.
                          Located at Vickery Gate
(ext.5309 or 5329)
                                                                                       Self service cafeteria serving
                                                                                       breakfast, lunch, dinner and
                                                              Monday - Friday            snacks. The Seafarer is
                                                            0715 - 1400 & 1830 -           restricted to use by
Seafarer Canteen
                         on “0” deck of Delano Hall                 2200                Academy faculty, staff &
ext. 5557
                                                             Saturdays - Closed        midshipman during lunch
                                                             Sunday 1800-2200           and dinner hours. Please
                                                                                         use GMATS Upper Deck
                                                                                              Dining Facility.
                                                                                         Snacks, sundries, gifts &
Ship’s Store                                                   Monday - Friday
                          “0” deck of Delano Hall                                              memorabilia.
ext. 5228                                                       0800 – 1600
                                                                                            Also Varsity Miss.
                                                                                        Uniform and Varsity Shops
                                                                                           are located on Men’s
Uniform & Varsity Shop                                         Monday - Friday              Clothing, footwear,
                          “0” deck of Delano Hall.
ext. 5303)                                                      0800 – 1600              uniforms and accessories.
                                                                                          Also provides tailoring
United States Merchant
                                                               Monday - Friday         External line to Academy
Marine Academy
                                                                 0800-1630             during business.

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