Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


11512 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3689

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 191083 22-Jan-2016 17:05
Send private message

Aside from the obvious things.

 

SWMBO and I will be in NYC for 6 days in July/August. I have some meetings with clients and agents but I am sure that there will be time for a bit of sight seeing and since I have never been there (unless you count Newark airport at 3am once!) and neither has t'wife, I thought I would ask and see if any of the well travelled Geeks had any 'off piste' suggestions for things to see, do, buy or eat!

 

As a photographer, I will of course be worshipping with my MasterCard at the Holy Grail that is B&H. Apart from that.....






View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
106 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 16

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1476985 22-Jan-2016 17:51
Send private message

The Highline.
www.thehighline.org and it's free.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1476988 22-Jan-2016 17:55
Send private message

Went I was in NY 4 years back paid some guy to take me around Central Park, He peddled and I just sat there was really good

472 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 107


  Reply # 1477048 22-Jan-2016 19:52
Send private message

It really depends on what sort of things like to see/do. What’s you r interest – outdoors, art galleries etc.?

 

In general, don't allocate too much time for Times Square; it's just a bunch of tourists taking photos of other tourists in the square. Toy's 'R Us is worth a visit though.

 

Have you been on the subway there? Now that's an experience.....

 

Spend a bit of time wondering through central park. It's huge, so look for any areas of interest -  e.g. go boating on the lake

 

If you want to go up to the viewing platforms of any of the buildings, I'd probably go to the Chrysler building or One WTC. The Empire State has hideous queues that'd aren't visible from the entrance, and definitely don't pay the extra to go up to the 102nd floor which doesn't appear to be much higher than the 82nd and has opaque windows. Plus go at night; everything's better at night! ;)


453 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 107

Trusted

  Reply # 1477072 22-Jan-2016 20:49
Send private message

I highly recommend going to Pier 17, enjoying some of the food/drinks/music/arts around there and then hopping on a round-Manhattan boat tour..

 

They take you up close to the Brooklyn Bridge, past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and bring you back up on the West side where you can see Concorde at the Intrepid Museum.

 

 

 

It's very reasonably priced and you can see many famous sites in a short time.

 

Bit of a classic one but definitely go up on the Empire State Building.. :)





Gigabit


1754 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 634

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1477093 22-Jan-2016 21:34
Send private message

Ellis island immigration museum was interesting in the 2000's.

 

Nice boat trip out there.

 

Might have changed now though..

 

 

 

Metropolitan Museum Art.

 

Walking around the upper east side

 

Eye witness guide books have walking tour sections

 

Hot Dogs from Pupaya King

 

A.

 

 




11512 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3689

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1477113 22-Jan-2016 22:31
Send private message

All good - will be printing these off for SWMBO to incorporate into the inevitable Monkey On A Stick tour...! sealed

 

 

 

Would be odd to see Concorde in NY. It used to fly over my parent's place quite often coming in to LHR.

 

Yes - the hotdogs are on the list - which currently has 10 hotdog sellers on...!






Webhead
2022 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 645

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1477138 22-Jan-2016 23:53
Send private message

You really should be in NYC for more than 6 days, especially if you are busy with business.

 

Some suggestions to cultural things to do:

 

MOMA

 

Guggenheim

 

This really cool little stone artists museum: 
http://www.noguchi.org/

 

After you have been there, take a trip around Rosevelt Island and take a trip on the Tramway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Island

 

Other things: Central Park, they have a cool model boat pond there. 

 

Apparently if you want to see NYC from above, there is the new World Trade center tower, Empire State, but also Rockefeller center 

 

 

 

Hmm, feel the urge to go to NYC again soon, been a while since I was there.





71 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1477174 23-Jan-2016 07:50

Good time of year to go to NY. Too cold at the moment! Our favourites were Metropolitan, cycling round Central Park ( a haven of peace), boat trip, and sight-seeing on a double decker bus. The 9/11 memorial was moving, in an unexpectedly understated way.


795 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 355

Subscriber

  Reply # 1477186 23-Jan-2016 08:46
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

Aside from the obvious things.

 

SWMBO and I will be in NYC for 6 days in July/August. I have some meetings with clients and agents but I am sure that there will be time for a bit of sight seeing and since I have never been there (unless you count Newark airport at 3am once!) and neither has t'wife, I thought I would ask and see if any of the well travelled Geeks had any 'off piste' suggestions for things to see, do, buy or eat!

 

As a photographer, I will of course be worshipping with my MasterCard at the Holy Grail that is B&H. Apart from that.....

 

 

 

 

Train and taxi to Orange County Chopper (OCC)

 

Get onto a hop on hop off tour bus (do the whole loop first then go back to what interests you)

 

USS Intrepid/USS Growler

 

Museum of Natural History


1301 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270


  Reply # 1477733 24-Jan-2016 11:53
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

Aside from the obvious things.

 

... suggestions for things to see, do, buy or eat!

 

 

...A few more sunrises! Can't you wrangle an extra few days? There's so much to see/do/taste/experience and it's such a long flight that you deserve to take a few days after the business is concluded. 




11512 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3689

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1477736 24-Jan-2016 12:07
Send private message

Elpie:

 

Geektastic:

 

Aside from the obvious things.

 

... suggestions for things to see, do, buy or eat!

 

 

...A few more sunrises! Can't you wrangle an extra few days? There's so much to see/do/taste/experience and it's such a long flight that you deserve to take a few days after the business is concluded. 

 

 

 

 

Sadly not: I have to be back in LA for more meetings!






483 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 286

Trusted

  Reply # 1477739 24-Jan-2016 12:09
Send private message

The Staten Island Ferry is free and get good view of and from harbour. If time is short just do the return trip.

 

I was fortunate to go to Madison Square Gardens for a concert, there are also popular shows at the theatres around Times Square.

 

Ride the subway, it is a world of its own.

 

Walk the length of Broadway, at least from Union Square to Columbus Circle to get a feel for the size of the place.

 

As a rule, if a city has a Gran Turismo circuit, I walk it.




11512 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3689

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1478673 25-Jan-2016 23:40
Send private message

Just booked tickets to go and see the Mets playing, which will be fun. Not really interested much in the game itself but I am sure that the whole experience will be a fun one.






2484 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 535
Inactive user


  Reply # 1478696 26-Jan-2016 06:48
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

Just booked tickets to go and see the Mets playing, which will be fun. Not really interested much in the game itself but I am sure that the whole experience will be a fun one.

 

 

 

 

My GF loved going to see a baseball game, she was lucky enough to go to Fenway Park, but said the atmosphere was amazing and so much fun.

 

 

 

Enjoy your trip, and best of luck with the hotdogs!


2612 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 604

Trusted

  Reply # 1478733 26-Jan-2016 08:31
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

Just booked tickets to go and see the Mets playing, which will be fun. Not really interested much in the game itself but I am sure that the whole experience will be a fun one.

 

 

I went to a Padres game in San Diego last June. It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.

 

This might get you in the mood. It's the seventh inning stretch, where everyone is supposed to get out of their seats and, well, stretch.

 


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.