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imagoodwitch
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Default  Posted: 7:19 PM, February 16th (Sunday)

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?


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Default  Posted: 7:29 PM, February 16th (Sunday)

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.


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Default  Posted: 8:03 PM, February 16th (Sunday)

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


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Default  Posted: 8:54 PM, February 16th (Sunday)

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


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Default  Posted: 9:25 PM, February 16th (Sunday)

Circle Line Tour (a boat trip .. either 1/2 around or all the way around Manhattan)
http://www.circleline42.com/new-york-cruises/home.aspx

SoHo - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d143362-Reviews-SoHo-New_York_City_New_York.html

Carriage Ride in Central Park


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Default  Posted: 9:26 PM, February 16th (Sunday)

Katz Deli
Carnegie Deli
Natural History Museum


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Default  Posted: 6:42 AM, February 17th (Monday)

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.


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Default  Posted: 8:08 AM, February 17th (Monday)

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.


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Default  Posted: 10:53 AM, February 17th (Monday)

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


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Default  Posted: 6:17 PM, February 17th (Monday)

Museum of Natural History is amazing!!


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Default  Posted: 8:51 PM, February 17th (Monday)

Just walk around..you will find plenty of interesting places.


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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, February 17th (Monday)

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


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Default  Posted: 10:15 PM, February 17th (Monday)

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


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Default  Posted: 10:56 PM, February 17th (Monday)

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.


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Default  Posted: 12:37 AM, February 18th (Tuesday)

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?


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Default  Posted: 5:29 AM, February 18th (Tuesday)

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!


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Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, February 18th (Tuesday)

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.


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Default  Posted: 11:15 AM, February 18th (Tuesday)

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.


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Default  Posted: 11:23 AM, February 18th (Tuesday)

Make sure to go to John's Pizzeria

http://www.johnspizzerianyc.com/Gallery

It's an amazing experience and awesome pizza!!


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Default  Posted: 12:36 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

The #1 thing to see IMO is the Tenement Museum - http://www.tenement.org/. 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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Default  Posted: 4:45 PM, March 1st (Saturday)

NYC has so many great places! I'd also recommend:

Soho
Greenwich Village
Chinatown
Nolita

Museum of a Modern Art
Metropolitan Museum
Guggenheim


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Default  Posted: 4:45 PM, March 1st (Saturday)

NYC has so many great places! I'd also recommend:

Soho
Greenwich Village
Chinatown
Nolita

Museum of a Modern Art
Metropolitan Museum
Guggenheim


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Default  Posted: 6:59 PM, March 1st (Saturday)

I second the suggestion for the Tenement Museum. It was awesome.

If the weather is nice, Central Park.

This is really spendy, but Sleep No More is an interactive theater piece that is nothing at all like anything else you have ever encountered. Definitely an amazing experience.

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Default  Posted: 9:05 AM, March 2nd (Sunday)

Oh Johns Pizzeria is awesome and right down the block from Carmines lol. Shake shack has great burgers but the original in the park on 23 st is the best. Barnes and Noble union square is worth a visit....union square is worth a visit (I swear that is my dream neighborhood to live in). Im not a huge museum person but the MoMa, natural history, Guggenheim, metropolitan museum of art are all worth visits. To be honest I really just love walking around.....oh and eating....I love food lol.


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Default  Posted: 9:41 AM, March 2nd (Sunday)

I spent a few months there several years ago. I highly recommend getting up early one day - around 6 am - and going for a walk around midtown. It's amazing watching the city come to life.

Have fun!


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Default  Posted: 12:24 PM, March 2nd (Sunday)

If anyone goes in April, (I am, yeah me!) the Tribeca Film Festival will be going on. I have been to Sundance a couple of times and if you are a film buff, the experience of watching a film and then getting to ask questions and listen to answers about the film you have just experienced from the director, producer and actors is a thrilling experience.
This Monday AMEX holders can purchase tickets.

I also love Umami burgers which just opened last year in Greenwich Village. Long wait probably so go at an off time. Love the burgers, although they are small, and the smashed potatoes.

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I'm going to try John's Pizza and Katz Deli next time, thanks for the recs!


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Default  Posted: 8:55 AM, March 3rd (Monday)

Whenever I am in NYC Lombardi's Pizzeria is a must - it is the best pizza in all of NYC!

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