New York!!

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  1. Freefalling

    Freefalling Gold Member

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    We're going to NY in 3 weeks, not been before - any places a must see??

    Oli x
     
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    Andys74 Majorie Dawes' lovechild

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    I'd recommend doing a boat trip round the entire island of Manhattan in good weather - it was astonishing. Make sure you have a walk in central park, see the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings up close and diet or not find a proper NYC diner to soak up the atmosphere.
     
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    kenshin112 Gotta Make A Change

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    if shopping check out Macys

    Sight seeing
    Ground Zero
    Statue Of Liberity
    empire state
    rocafeller centre
    central park
    madison square garden
    times square :)

    im going NYC xmas time for mad shopping spree
     
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    Im off to the Algarve fot christmas what's it like ?
     
  6. cah-ching

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    Went to New York in April.

    I agree with the chaps suggestions. May I also suggest you get on the bus tours (the red double deckers are good - you'll have agents on ever corner selling a 3 day ticket) that'll give you a feel for the place and establish your bearings.

    Take a trip to Harlem and sample the history and the soul food - I did and it was amazing.

    Go to China Town, LIttle Italy, and of course Greenwich Village (which I love).

    Go see a play on Broadway ... I saw Chicago and Avenue Q.

    I also recommend a visit to the Irish Bars - strange I know, but the food is a amazing and there is a lot of history.

    My ultimate favourite suggestions:
    The seafood restaurant in Grand Central Station
    Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria
    Spend a day at the Ellis Island processing centre - the history and pictures are amazing and really puts a lump in the throat
    Afternoon tea at the Russian Tea Rooms (sublime and the decor is amazing!)
    Central Park - it has a very interesting history.
    Naval ships docked in the harbour
    Saks 5th Avenue
    Sephora


    I was in the Algarve last week and the hottest it got was 32 in the shade.

    Make sure you bring lots of mosquito repellant.

    Also make sure you sample the amazing seafood :drool:
     
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    Thank you cah-ching xx
     
  8. CrazyBrit

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    What interests you, Freefalling? I had a long weekend in NYC a couple of years ago, and had an amusing conversation with another British couple in a taxi halfway through. They got started telling us about all the lovely things they'd done so far: Ice-skating at the Rockerfeller Center, the view from the Empire State Building, the horse-and-carriage ride through Central Park, the ferry to the Statue of Liberty... Then they asked what we'd done with our two days...
    "Well we went out to an awesome Anime store in the arse-end of Queens, took a trip to the USS Intrepid, found a great Thai restaurant, went camera shopping and bought a new lens, and this afternoon we're going to look at a Buddhist Temple in Chinatown..."

    Went down like a lead balloon :D
     
  9. wannaloose18stone

    wannaloose18stone From The Black Country

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    Just come back from there, trust me there's plenty to see and do ................ lol.
     
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    Was there in July......absolutely loved it!!
    Manhattan evening boat trip........lights are amazing!
    Little Italy......great shops and restuarants.
    Times Square at night...electric atmosphere.
    Macy's........aahhh the best department store in the world.
    Tir-na-nog.....great eats and drinks
    View from top of Empire State building
    Grand Central Station...just to say you've been in it

    I could go on and on...you'll love it.
     
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    I did like Grand Central Station. It's a beautiful building - certainly from the inside, anyway :D
     
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    thanks guys, i will def report back to you when we're home! Got the tickets yesterday.... getting exciting!!! x
     
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    How long are you going for?
     
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    just for 5 days... we travel back on the saturday - overnight flight home! Can't wait!!!
     
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    Fearsome! Just in time for Christmas Shopping, too! :D
     
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    Jeep Otherwise known as Jools

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    Sooo jealous. Love NYC.

    Was in the UsA on 9/11 and went to Ground Zero two weeks after it - strange walking only a few steps from all of that. The ground was still covered in the dust. Very sad but very surreal at the same time specially when seeing all the photos of the missing all over the place and of course it was the only topic of conversation.

    You must do Macy's and Bloomies, and have a burger or hotdog or pretzel off a street vendor :D. Central Park is just lovely and quite peaceful.

    Try and see one of the museums - Guggenheim or the Metropolitan.

    Its such a diverse city unless you know really what you want to do you could get really confused as you wont know where to start.

    Have fun.
     
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    By Central Park being lovely and peaceful I assume you mean "So long as you don't go through the north bits at night"? :D
     
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