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NY City dwellers please............(10 posts)

NY City dwellers please............CARBON110
Jan 22, 2004 10:06 AM
I have been to NY but I must be missing alot since the city offers so much. I was wondering if you experts or people familiar enough with the city could suggest some good places to go and have fun. Whether it be a tourist place or some unassuming club/bar/resteraunt with a to die for cusine. Or just someplace amazing that is a must but not very well known. Thanks!
More info neededLive Steam
Jan 22, 2004 11:00 AM
So what part of town are you staying in? When will you be here? And, what type of food do you like/dislike? There's plenty to do and countless places to eat. It all depends upon how you want to do it and what you want to spend. I am sure I don't have to tell you that you can get a great meal for under $40pp and one for $200pp and more. Do you want steaks, seafood, sushi, Italian, Asian, French, nouvelle cuisine, all you can eat, a good view, music, dancing, a great wine selection? This list and what ever else you can think of needs to be addressed. Is it just going to be yourself or are you visiting friends? Do you want action or a quiet place?

As for touristy places, MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Natural History (very cool and has been renovated recently with some neat new exhibits and of course dinosaurs!), St. John the Divine cathedral, St. Patrick's cathedral, the Empire State Building (there are some neat attraction called the New York Skyride - it's sort like an Imax film), the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, you can walk through Chinatown and Little Italy or see a Broadway show such as "Wicked" which is getting great reviews. Lots to do! You just need some direction :O)
More infoCARBON110
Jan 22, 2004 2:25 PM
I will be traveling there alot since it only cost 50$ for a RT ticket out of Burlington VT. So, to get my cosmopolitan fill I want to spend alot of time in the city. For intellect stimuli I think you covered it =D But how about for nocturnal activities? Action whhoo hoo! When I get a specific place as to where I will consistantly stay I will give you the info and would love some recomendations on cusine for the appropriate company. Meaning if I bring a date with me, I will look like I know what I am doing all due to my good net buddy Steam ! I'll find a way to make it up to you...maybe a pair of Vittorias if I lose our bet? =P
I ride Michelins!Live Steam
Jan 22, 2004 8:27 PM
How long is a train ride from Burlington, VT? Isn't Beantown closer? I know it's not quite NYC, but ... LOL!!!

So you want whoohoo? Hmmm? I know I just got married a few months ago, but I haven't whoohood in the City for a while. Dinner, a show now and again, etc is our speed at this point. The only other whoohooing I do there is Ranger games with the guys. I'll call my cousin and a few freinds who whoohoo there daily. I am sure they could come up with something ;OD Say what are you doing in Burlington, VT?
Michelines are just fine!CARBON110
Jan 22, 2004 8:58 PM
Better specify what kind before I buy the cheapos LOL! Dinner and a show sound good in the right company for sure. Ranger games sound even more fun, but I will certainly need the whaa hoo with some of my compatriots. I'm in school in Burlington ( education is timesless these days ) with summmer travel to NC for racing and the return of a house full of furniture I have yet to attend to. But I am buying a new house in VT and since Burlington is more my social arena it is where I am planning on staying for the next 4 years. If you come my way let me know. But like I said, NY is just a $50 RT plane ride from B-town. As far as Bean-town goes, I never liked it much =/

Again thanks for the info and time taken to consider what I will certainly attend to on your suggestions for the big city
DBA.. in the East Village...HAL9010
Jan 22, 2004 10:29 PM
20 or so ales on tap and a selection fine of single malts.
Small, real. No place else comes close on Manhattan.
41 1st st.
Between 2nd & 3rd
(it's just a short walk north of Houston St.)
That's a little more than a short walk ...Live Steam
Jan 23, 2004 6:23 AM
dontcha think? +40 blocks? Well I guess it's only about two miles, but by Manhattan standards thats pretty far on a cold night :O) I'll have to check DBA out after a game one night. Nothing like a nice single malt to take the chill out!
Make that 41 1St Ave. not st. Big diff...HAL9010
Jan 23, 2004 1:11 PM
see their web site:

BTW 40 blocks is a wonderfull jaunt on the Island.

Steam, I like to park at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn side and walk in. Stop at d.b.a. then, fortified with anti-freeze armor, stroll north to the park (Times square at least). Then ride the subway back to the car in Brooklyn.
Wow! Even in this weather?Live Steam
Jan 23, 2004 2:56 PM
I could see walking through SOHO or Tribeca or even the Village, but to the Park? You must have good knees, but not for long. I used to do a ton of walking in town. I worked for a major RE firm with properties all over town. I managed major capital contracts in most of them. As a result I did a lot of walking from building to building. It was easier than catching a cab or even taking the subway. My Allen Edmonds suffered. But during the Summer, the sites on the street made a sole replacement worth it :OD I think my knees didn't do well from pounding the pavement though.
Jan 27, 2004 11:47 AM
I have always been a good speed walker(not competitivly by any stretch). Though I can run I don't care for it so I guess I saved my knees(so far)...

I love fast struts in the cold.

Have you been to dba yet?