Newark Liberty International Airport is the airport that serves New York metropolitan area or Metro New York. Originally named Newark Metropolitan Airport, the international airport is located between Elizabeth and Newark, New Jersey. The airport features three runways, two asphalt at approximately 2,000 to 3,000 metres or 6,800 to 10,000 feet in length, and one asphalt/concrete at around 3,300 metres or 11,000 feet in length.
What to see & do
Metro New York is the metropolitan area that comprises of New York City in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Regions within Metro New York include New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County in New York; Fairfield County and Greater New Haven in Connecticut; and Gateway, Jersey Shore, and Skylands in New Jersey. Among the cities within the area however, include Bridgeport, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Haven, New York City, Newark, Norwalk, White Plains, and Yonkers. Among the notable spots within Metro New York or the New York metropolitan area are the Statue of Liberty or the crown of the Statue of Liberty, Skyride at Empire State Building, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, among others. The crown of the Statue of Liberty is not for the faint of heart or for anyone who is claustrophobic. To reach the top of the statue requires taking around 354 steps, in a narrow area. By the second floor of the Empire State Building is the Skyride, a virtual-reality tour that makes it feel like tourists are soaring over the entirety of New York. The tour takes around 30 minutes. Another spot within the Metro New York area is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the area provides various aromas from plants and flowers; while the garden is all visually impaired and PWD-friendly.
How to get around
Moving around Metro New York can be done via its three commuter railroads. Among the trains that can be taken within the area include Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro-North Rail Road (Metro North), and New Jersey Transit. LIRR operates between New York Penn Station, and Long Island, with the inclusion of New York City stops by Jamaica Station, Long Island City, and Hunters Point in Queens; and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. Metro North operates between the Grand Central Terminal, towards the north and east of the city, all the way to the state of Connecticut. The trains via Metro North also stop by the Harlem station on the 125th street, as well as Park Avenue in Manhattan. Metro North’s New Haven line serves the cities along the coast, with branch lines to areas such as Danbury and Waterbury; the Hudson line however, serves along the Hudson River, all through to Poughkeepsie; and the Harlem line serves the areas of Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties to Pawling and Wassaic. Lastly, the New Jersey Transit moves along between New York Penn Station, towards New Jersey, the line’s northeast corridor line goes to Princeton and Trenton, with other services towards the Jersey Coast, with transfers in Secaucus, among others.
How to get there
Newark Liberty International Airport serves the New York metropolitan area with flights to destinations that include but are not limited to national and international cities and countries such as Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Vienna, San Salvador, London, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Detroit, Cincinnati, Tel Aviv, Reykjavik, Brussels, Mumbai, Boston, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Toronto, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Orlando, Albany, Charlotte, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, among others, through airlines such as Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air India, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Austrian Airlines operated by Tyrolean Airways, Avianca El Salvador, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, EL AL, Icelandair, Jet Airways, JetBlue Airways, La Compagnie, Lufthansa, OpenSkies, Porter Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, Virgin America, and Virgin Atlantic.