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White Plains (New York)

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'''White Plains''' is a city in the [[Westchester County]], [[New York (state)|New York]].
==Get in==
===By Plane===
*'''Westchester County Airport''' ({{IATA|HPN}}) ({{ICAO|KHPN}}), [].
===By Train===
*Metro North commuter train from Grand Central and 125th St. in [[New York City|New York (city)]] and other points south, or from Brewster, Wassaic, and other points north on the Harlem line. (See [] for maps, schedules, and fare information.)
===By Bus===
There is a network of Westchester County buses in the Bee Line system. (See [] for further information.)
===By Car===
White Plains has several major highways passing though it.
Interstate 287, which connects to the Tappan-Zee bridge to the west, and Interstate 95 in the east, has several exits which can drop you in many different parts of White Plains.
It is frequently congested due to ongoing construction.
Without traffic, one can make it to Manhattan in 30 minutes.
==Get around==
Take the train from or to Manhattan. Buses connect White Plains with Stamford and locations throughout Westchester. Taxi cabs are available at the train station and by appointment elsewhere in the City. For train and bus schedule information see www.mta.cominfo.
There are a number of malls in White Plains, including the upscale Westchester Mall, as well as the Galeria Galleria and White Plains Mall. That said, however, the most popular attraction in White Plains is the Metro North station, which can deposit a traveler into the heart of Manhattan via express train within 35 minutes. If you find yourself in White Plains for any prolonged period, you may want to take advantage of this option. There are many places for entertainment in White Plains. The city often holds free movies and concerts (small band performances), especially during the summer. During the summer, there is also a farmers market located down the block from city center. City Center is a large complex with shopping and a large movie thearter.
White Plains has all of the major chains represented here. So you can choose between Legal Seafood, PF Chang's , The Cheesecake Factory and Applebee's in case you hadnt haven't eaten at one of them in another typical Edge City. There is a large number of local Italian restaurants of varying quality along with the standard Greek diners and ubiquitious ubiquitous middling Chinese fare. For high end Italian try Merlinos. The Indian restaurant on East Post Rd. just received an excellent in the NY Times review. For affordable fare stick with one of the several diners. Many of the restaurants have had formal write ups in the times which can be googled. The Old White Plains Mall has an asian supermarket with prepared chinese Chinese and japanese Japanese food at a reasonable price and of course Whole Foods has quality prepared foods as well. In addition, there are a variety or restaurants spanning down Mamaroneck Ave with any food anyone could desire. Including upscale restaurants to quick fast food.
* '''Crowne Plaza White Plains Hotel''', [], A full service hotel in downtown White Plains near Westchester Mall. Meeting facilities perfect for business functions, weddings, receptions, bar mitzvahs, and more.
*<sleep name="Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown" alt="" address="200 Tarrytown Road" directions="" phone="914-592-5680" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Conveniently located on 119 (near routes 87 and 287). Meeting rooms available to accommodate your corporate meetings. Group rates offered.</sleep>
* '''Crowne Plaza White Plains Hotel''', [], A full service hotel in downtown White Plains near Westchester Mall. Meeting facilities perfect for business functions, weddings, receptions, bar mitzphas, and more.
* '''Renaissance Westchester Hotel''', 80 West Red Oak Lane, ''+1 914'' 694-5400, Toll-free: ''+1 800'' 891-2696, Fax: ''+1 914'' 694-5616, [].
* '''Residence Inn White Plains Westchester County''', 5 Barker Avenue, ''+1 914'' 761-7700, Fax: ''+1 914'' 761-0136, [].
*<sleep name="Ritz-Carlton Westchester" alt="" address="3 Renaissance Square" directions="right dowtown, tallest building" phone="419-946-5500" url="" checkin="3" checkout="12" price="$200+" lat="" long="">Simply the best hotel in Westchester. Check online for best rates!</sleep>
*<sleep name="Doral Arrowwood" alt="" address="975 Anderson Hill Road Rye Brook" directions="" phone="914-939-5500" url="" checkin="2PM" checkout="noon" price="" lat="" long="">Nestled amid 114 wooded acres in Rye Brook village in Westchester County.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hyatt House White Plains" alt="" address="101 Corporate Park Drive" directions="" phone="1-914-251-9700" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
==Get out==
White Plains is the center of the County and is convenient to NYC. An express train takes less than thirty minutes to Midtown Manhattan. The bus can be taken into the Bronx (try the Zoo, Botanical Gardens or Arthur Avenue). Westchester County Airport is ten minutes away.
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