Need suggests for things to check out in NYC for the weekend.

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  1. isubeatle

    isubeatle Well-Known Member

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    I'll be in NYC this sat and sunday night and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for things to check out. It'll be my first time and i for sure want to check out Times Square and maybe a few other of the big New York things like the Empire State building etc.

    thanks!
     
  2. Judoka

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    MOMA is pretty cool, though personally I like the Chicago Museum of Art better. You also might consider doing Rockefeller Center rather than the Empire State Building.
     
  3. keepngoal

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    Statue of Liberty is a must, IMHO.

    From our trip to the bowl game there my favs are, and in order of personal fav:

    SoL.
    WTC memorial.
    Times Square on NYD at 0700 (early as you can on a Saturday would feel the same).
    Carriage ride through Central Park.
    Trinity Church and grounds.

    After that... eat in the E. Village....
     
  4. isubeatle

    isubeatle Well-Known Member

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    Actually i would love to check out the MOMA! I love the Chicago Art Institute a lot so i'm sure i'd love the MOMA too. Rockefeller Center does sound good too. thanks!
     
  5. isubeatle

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    I would like to see the Statue of Liberty if there's time and The E. Village sounds really cool to me as well. The carriage ride through Central Park might be a bit weird with my coworker haha.
     
  6. dtlantz

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    Do you just want to do tourist-y type things?
     
  7. ianoconnor

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    The Staten Island Ferry is a free way to see the SoL decently close. It's pretty relaxing, too. And you have a great view of the city skyline.

    I also 2nd the WTC memorial.

    Checking out Wall Street is pretty fun (for a finance guy, anyway!)

    If you're into alt comedy/improv, shows at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) are great.

    If you have any time during the day, I did a walking tour through CityRover. It was AWESOME. cityroverwalks.com

    Brooklyn Brewery has a tour & taproom.

    Obviously just wandering around central park can be fun.
     
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    Walk in the Central Park.
     
  9. isubeatle

    isubeatle Well-Known Member

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    A bit of both. I won't have a lot of time so I won't be able to get to all of the big tourist attractions. So i'd like to know of some of the lesser known things that might be easier to get to or won't be as busy. For example i really want to see Times Square so if anyone knows of any cool little places to eat or shops to check out around there. Or the same thing in the East Village etc.
     
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    The wife and I got the New York City pass and it worked well as $ savings.

    We enjoyed:
    Top of the Rock at night
    911 memorial and museum
    Rockefeller tour
    Harbor tour as we saw the skyline
    Grand Central but don't need to take the tour
    Body works - different but interesting

    We did a lot more, but they are some of the top favorites

    P.S. Don't take buses
     
  12. coolerifyoudid

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    #12 coolerifyoudid, Jan 21, 2014
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    Little Italy and Chinatown are pretty cool if you've never been. I like hitting the old pubs and ale houses in the northeast and taking in some of their history (did a pub crawl in Boston that was a lot of fun). I'd recommend checking out McSorleys

    McSorley's Old Ale House

    Watch your weather. They are expecting all sorts of snow this week. Hopefully it clears up before you get there.

    *edit, sorry, my inner father kicked in. Wear your scarf
     
  13. dtlantz

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    If you are going to Times Square, Rockefeller is a quick walk east. There is a Magnolia Bakery on Sixth Avenue with some good pastries. Was pretty slow when the wife and I went there last weekend. I think the cold weather scared some people off.

    If you go to the East Village, head up to Astor Place and check out McSorley's. Oldest bar in the city. Supposedly Lincoln stopped there while campaigning. Also a cool speak easy called "PDT" on St. Mark's. Hot dog stand in the front, go through the door and they are making specialty cocktails. On the other side of Astor's place is Washington Square. Spent a few nights around there and the West Village. Went to the Malt House last weekend. Cool little spot. Big Lebowski store is right across the street...haha.

    I agree with ian, the ferry is probably the easiest way to see the Statue. Plus it is free.
     
  14. KnappShack

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    NYC seemed to find things for me to look at. I didn't have to really search

    An amazing city. Not what I expected .....except for the smell. Smelled just like I imagined

    Have a fun trip!
     
  15. isubeatle

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    thanks guys for all the suggestions, I'm pretty excited to say the least!
     
  16. Firefighter4Cy

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    Being a firefighter seeing the WTC memorial would be a must on my list. I've heard it is pretty intense. Also, if you happen upon any of the firehouses the FDNY guys are super cool and are more than willing to give you a look around/tour.
     
  17. dtlantz

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    I agree with this 100%. I could spend a day in just one neighborhood.
     
  18. CapnCy

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    Agree 100%. I have taken the official tour of the Statue, but the second time I went took this advice. Great view and free....I went at the end of the day and also got to see tons of people going home, dog tired (many business guys in suits sipping booze out of a bag). :)

    The cool thing about NYC is you constantly see things you've seen before on tv. Park Avenue is kind of cool (near Central Park as well).

    Don't forget to go to Duncan's Toy Chest..donate a $20 bill to the owner and you'll get a free pair of turtle doves!:jimlad:
     
  19. CapnCy

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    If you even remotely like stand up comedy, this is the place to go. Very reasonable for what you'll get to see, located in a neat neighborhood. Comedy Cellar | Comedy Club | NYC

    When I went, I saw Tom Papa, Greg Giraldo, and a couple other well known guys all in one show.

    Touristy stuff, I actually really like the NBC studio tour....yes, somewhat pricey, but getting to see the set of SNL was worth it to me. If you ever visit on a non-weekend, always cool to check out Dave Letterman (or hang out on the side of the theater about 1PM when the guests get dropped off).
     
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