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THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY
Ask any New Yorker how to get around and they will most likely tell you to take the subway. The MTA runs the subway as well as all of the other rail services in NYC and Long Island. The cost of a subway ride is $2.25 (Approx 1.5 Euros). An unlimited ride ticket for one week is $27. THIS IS A STEAL IN NYC. A cab ride alone could cost up to $45! The subway is easy to navigate and the MTA has maps in many different languages. Here are some tips to make your trip safe.
Going on the the underground seems complicated initially but once you get used to it it's quite easy to use. You must use a MetroCard to pay. They can be used to hold money value or as a pass (7-day or 30-day). If staying longer than 4 days, the longer passes are much cheaper than money cards, but for non-residents, just put money on the card in chunks of $10 or more so you get the 7% discount. A NYC MetroCard also can be used on the paying section of the Airtrain from Kennedy and, of course, on any city bus.
That's it for the safety.