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Topic # 191083 22-Jan-2016 17:05
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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.....






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  Reply # 1476985 22-Jan-2016 17:51
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  Reply # 1476988 22-Jan-2016 17:55
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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

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  Reply # 1477048 22-Jan-2016 19:52
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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! ;)


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  Reply # 1477072 22-Jan-2016 20:49
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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.. :)





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  Reply # 1477093 22-Jan-2016 21:34
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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

 

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  Reply # 1477113 22-Jan-2016 22:31
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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...!






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  Reply # 1477138 22-Jan-2016 23:53
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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.





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  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.


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  Reply # 1477186 23-Jan-2016 08:46
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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


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  Reply # 1477733 24-Jan-2016 11:53
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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. 




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  Reply # 1477736 24-Jan-2016 12:07
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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!






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  Reply # 1477739 24-Jan-2016 12:09
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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.




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  Reply # 1478673 25-Jan-2016 23:40
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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.






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  Reply # 1478696 26-Jan-2016 06:48
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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!


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  Reply # 1478733 26-Jan-2016 08:31
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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.

 


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