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imagoodwitch posted 2/16/2014 19:19 PM

I have never been to New York City, DD21 and I will be there for about 3 days in March.

What are some things we should do/places we should go?

simplydevastated posted 2/16/2014 19:29 PM

There's Radio City, South Street Seaport (I haven't been there in years), shopping (of course), Central Park (There's a zoo in there). FAO Schwartz is awesome! The site where George Washington was inaugurated. Battery Park. Wall St.

Just be forewarned, the last time I was in Battery Park we were followed by street vendors (or whatever you want to call them) selling watches. We couldn't say no enough. Then finally they left us alone. It was annoying.

Have fun on your trip.

MovingUpward posted 2/16/2014 20:03 PM

Statue of Liberty (check for tickets now if you want to go up), Ellis Island, Guggenheim, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, . . . .

Lucky2HaveMe posted 2/16/2014 20:54 PM

Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty
Rockefeller Center
Central Park
Times Square AT NIGHT

BAB61 posted 2/16/2014 21:25 PM

Circle Line Tour (a boat trip .. either 1/2 around or all the way around Manhattan)

SoHo -

Carriage Ride in Central Park

jrc1963 posted 2/16/2014 21:26 PM

Katz Deli
Carnegie Deli
Natural History Museum

Unagie posted 2/17/2014 06:42 AM

I second Katz deli....I should go there today lol. Statue of liberty, central park (has a zoo), botanical gardens (in brooklyn near Grand Army Plaza and Prospect park which is also worth a view and has a zoo), Bronx zoo, empire state building, macys herald square, times square (toys r us there is awesome, Carmines is a Sicilian family style place there that is amazing), downtown brooklyn near fulton st has good shopping plus the courthouses....Chinatown (chinatown ice cream factory is Amazing, also X'ian Famous Foods has great chinese food and its right next door), little Italy, Broadway and I think im out of places lol.

gahurts posted 2/17/2014 08:08 AM

I second what everyone else said. The best thing you can do is arrange for more than 3 days in the city JK. I hope you have a great time.

TrulyReconciled posted 2/17/2014 10:53 AM

911 Memorial (Rector St. stop)
Hayden Planetarium
Metropolitan Museum
Central Park
Rockefeller Center
TKTS for same-day show tickets

suckstobeme posted 2/17/2014 18:17 PM

Museum of Natural History is amazing!!

Whalers11 posted 2/17/2014 20:51 PM

Just walk will find plenty of interesting places.

GabyBaby posted 2/17/2014 21:02 PM

Don't forget MoMA (Museum of Modern Art).

silverhopes posted 2/17/2014 22:15 PM

Apparently Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart are performing a show there… until late March I believe.

purplejacket4 posted 2/17/2014 22:56 PM

I'll be there too in April for a conference. I want to see Wicked.

Is the Statue of Liberty worth the trip?

My recommendations:
I've done the circle line tour, been in the Empire State Building, the Met (my personal favorite), the Museum of Natural history, time square, 5th Ave stores, dined in what's left of Little Italy. And everyone should take in a Broadway show.

Harriet posted 2/18/2014 00:37 AM

I will be there for 3 days as well, and was wondering what to do! I know of 2 things: the met, and the 911 memorial.

I was wondering if the statue of liberty was worth it, too.

I Broadway show would be fun, but aren't they expensive?

imagoodwitch posted 2/18/2014 05:29 AM

DD wants to go to MoMA, we are staying in the garment district, I want to spend the day at Spandex World

I don't think I could go to the 9/11 memorial, too sad.

There is just so much stuff to do and see it's overwhelming!

TrulyReconciled posted 2/18/2014 11:04 AM

I Broadway show would be fun, but aren't they expensive?

Go to TKTS in Times Square the day of the show. Just don't be too particular WHICH show and you can get a pretty good deal.

itainteasy posted 2/18/2014 11:15 AM

Make sure you try some NY Style pizza while you're there.

I'm addicted to the travel channel food shows, so I'd be trying to get to as many of the restaurants I've seen on them as possible.

Deeply Scared posted 2/18/2014 11:23 AM

Make sure to go to John's Pizzeria

It's an amazing experience and awesome pizza!!

sisoon posted 2/18/2014 12:36 PM

The #1 thing to see IMO is the Tenement Museum - They do an amazing job of depicting the living conditions of so many immigrants who entered this country through NYC. Then walk to Katz's for lunch. Or start at Katz's and walk to the Tenement Museum.

I'd get the current copy of Time Out New York or check their website for current entertainment offerings.

Things listed in TONY include: If you're interested in high-brow music, Juilliard and Mannes music schools have recitals going on all the time. There are also weird goings on - once we found and attended a meeting of the NYC Viola Society, which turned out to be a jam session with 3/4 of the American String Quartet.

TONY also led us to the same repertoire played by the same artists in 2 places - Saturday night at a HS auditorium for $6 and Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Center for $50-$100.

Have fun - and the Tenement Museum is amazing.

Of course, you could also just spend the whole time at the Metropolitan Museum....

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