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post Feb 1 2013, 06:50 PM
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Well like the title says I'm headed to New York City!! I leave this coming Wednesday for 6 days. I have never been to NYC and am kind of on sensory over load as to what to do and see. I have some stuff planned. I already have tickets to the Rangers/Islanders game on Thursday (I love my hockey smile.gif ) and I also have tickets to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for Friday night (I am a huge Ciaran Hinds fan and he is playing Big Daddy) Ya gotta see a show when in NYC smile.gif My also go to Phantom or maybe Wicked haven't decided yet.

There is so much else I'd like to do but wondering if any GMC'ers can help me weed through everything and get the best bang for my buck. I'm not big on all the tourist stuff but I would like to see some museums and maybe do the Top of the Rock. What would others suggest.... is the city pass for $89 a good idea or is there something better? Sunday the 10th is also Chinese New Year so was thinking of going to Chinatown. Also looking for some good eating suggestions. Heard the River Cafe is nice... any thoughts?

Something tells me this won't be my last trip to NYC LOL!!

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post Feb 1 2013, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE (rokchik @ Feb 1 2013, 05:50 PM) *
Well like the title says I'm headed to New York City!! I leave this coming Wednesday for 6 days. I have never been to NYC and am kind of on sensory over load as to what to do and see. I have some stuff planned. I already have tickets to the Rangers/Islanders game on Thursday (I love my hockey smile.gif ) and I also have tickets to see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for Friday night (I am a huge Ciaran Hinds fan and he is playing Big Daddy) Ya gotta see a show when in NYC smile.gif My also go to Phantom or maybe Wicked haven't decided yet.

There is so much else I'd like to do but wondering if any GMC'ers can help me weed through everything and get the best bang for my buck. I'm not big on all the tourist stuff but I would like to see some museums and maybe do the Top of the Rock. What would others suggest.... is the city pass for $89 a good idea or is there something better? Sunday the 10th is also Chinese New Year so was thinking of going to Chinatown. Also looking for some good eating suggestions. Heard the River Cafe is nice... any thoughts?

Something tells me this won't be my last trip to NYC LOL!!

rok

That's awesome. I've been there twice, and the most stunning thing was the incredible amount of people walking the streets. There's so much and everything is exiting. Have a good time.

PS: I'm not in to the broadway shows so i didn't like the phantom smile.gif And i won't recomend you to go on the empire state's observation platform - the city looks great if it's not cloudy but you can loose a whole day in a queues.
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post Feb 1 2013, 08:57 PM
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Sounds awesome Rok ! I'd love to go to New York smile.gif

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(I am a huge Ciaran Hinds fan and he is playing Big Daddy)


He's a great actor.. really like his big, badass presence. He was in a tv series over here called Above Suspicion which was awesome


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post Feb 1 2013, 09:41 PM
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Lucky you Rok!!
I'm hoping to be there later this year sometime!!
Enjoy yourself muchly!!
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PS. Have PM'ed you with a good person to contact whilst there!


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post Feb 1 2013, 09:48 PM
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as a european scientist I did the classic US postdoc time ( in my case: 3.5 years in Boston and 3 month in NY). The 3 month in NY were the best time of my live. The city has just one negative side: expensive

Anyway if you want to do the great museums, the city pass makes sense. I love the Guggenheim but you need to be in line reeeaaaly early otherwise you will wait for hours. The city pass def. saves time. Btw the top of the rock is much better than the ESB observatory. However, if I remeber this right with the city pass you can either do Guggenheim or the rock. You have a nice view on the EmpireSB form the rock and the waiting time is much shorter.
If you got time the MoMA and the MMoA are a must.

For music check out the Terra Blues for everything bluesy, the birdland and the bluenote for jazz. The smalls is also a great dive type of jazzy place. They are all in the west village (except the birdland: hells kitchen)

for everything hip in the world of indie and beyond (if you don't mind beeing among hipsters) check ot the music hall of williamsburg, the mercury lounge or the bowery ballroom.

For really great, fancy food check out the http://www.bluehillfarm.com/food/blue-hill-new-york. however its expensive (30 + for entrees)
or http://www.jean-georges.com/ (nobody can afford dinner there but check out their lunch specials---often rather a steal and you get great food) or the readhead http://theredheadnyc.com/menu/ (more affordable)

this is a great place and is affordable http://www.antibesbistro.com/. At least was 4 years ago.

BTW if it is not too cold go to the Brooklyn side and walk on the Brooklyn Promenade (best view on Manhattan other than from a boat or heli) and walk over Brooklyn Bridge back TO Chinatown. have lunch at NY noodletown (inexpensive and good )


Have fun

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post Feb 3 2013, 04:15 PM
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QUOTE (ItSME3 @ Feb 1 2013, 05:48 PM) *
as a european scientist I did the classic US postdoc time ( in my case: 3.5 years in Boston and 3 month in NY). The 3 month in NY were the best time of my live. The city has just one negative side: expensive

Anyway if you want to do the great museums, the city pass makes sense. I love the Guggenheim but you need to be in line reeeaaaly early otherwise you will wait for hours. The city pass def. saves time. Btw the top of the rock is much better than the ESB observatory. However, if I remeber this right with the city pass you can either do Guggenheim or the rock. You have a nice view on the EmpireSB form the rock and the waiting time is much shorter.
If you got time the MoMA and the MMoA are a must.

For music check out the Terra Blues for everything bluesy, the birdland and the bluenote for jazz. The smalls is also a great dive type of jazzy place. They are all in the west village (except the birdland: hells kitchen)

for everything hip in the world of indie and beyond (if you don't mind beeing among hipsters) check ot the music hall of williamsburg, the mercury lounge or the bowery ballroom.

For really great, fancy food check out the http://www.bluehillfarm.com/food/blue-hill-new-york. however its expensive (30 + for entrees)
or http://www.jean-georges.com/ (nobody can afford dinner there but check out their lunch specials---often rather a steal and you get great food) or the readhead http://theredheadnyc.com/menu/ (more affordable)

this is a great place and is affordable http://www.antibesbistro.com/. At least was 4 years ago.

BTW if it is not too cold go to the Brooklyn side and walk on the Brooklyn Promenade (best view on Manhattan other than from a boat or heli) and walk over Brooklyn Bridge back TO Chinatown. have lunch at NY noodletown (inexpensive and good )


Have fun


Thank you so much for the suggestions!! I've had a number of people tell me the Top of the Rock is better than ESB and I certainly want to do that. Besides... the ESB is the tallest structure at the moment and It's hard to get a pic of it if you're standing on it wink.gif

I really hope we have time for the MoMA and the MMoA but we have 6 days so fingers crossed.

@sensible jones - thanks for the hook up smile.gif I have messaged your friend smile.gif

@ Ben - Thanks and I have all 4 of the Above Suspicions smile.gif Like I said I am a huge fan LOL!! Did you see him in Rome? And now he will be Mance Rayder in the new season of Game of Thrones... I'm a little excited. I know refer to Mance as Freezer Caesar smile.gif

@jouve - Thanks for the suggestion. I have heard the lines can be pretty crazy... kind of why I don't want to do a lot of the touristy stuff.

I'm really looking forward to the trip. I'll be sure to let ya know how it went smile.gif

thanks again guys smile.gif

Susan

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post Feb 3 2013, 06:57 PM
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That's so cool Susan! I have never been there but I will go any time! It's on my list. biggrin.gif I wish you have a really good time my friend.
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