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      05-31-2012 10:34 PM #1
      Anything cool to do in\around Manhattan? Going again this weekend.

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      05-31-2012 10:37 PM #2
      Not car related but okay...

      Bars, visit Times Square but don't spend too much time there, don't get hustled by those street rappers, The Village is fun, museums, Washington Square/Union Square/Madison Square/Bryant Park/Central Park are all nice places to just chill.

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      05-31-2012 10:37 PM #3
      nothing there to see or do

    4. 05-31-2012 11:23 PM #4
      Buy a large soda while you still can.

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      05-31-2012 11:24 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by zombie06 View Post
      Buy a large soda while you still can.



      visit grays papaya. damn good hot dogs.

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      05-31-2012 11:28 PM #6
      The Intrepid Museum.

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      05-31-2012 11:40 PM #7
      If you're looking to do some less-touristy stuff then hitting up the parks and squares is a good idea. I work a couple blocks away from Bryant Park and that's always a nice place to hang out and take in good weather and the foot traffic scenery that comes with good weather! It never hurts to just explore Manhattan a little bit, get lost, find some new things. Don't be too afraid of going off the beaten path.

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      05-31-2012 11:44 PM #8
      There are a couple of threads about this in Off Topic that have a lot of great suggestions. Start there.
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      05-31-2012 11:45 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Not car related but okay...

      Bars, visit Times Square but don't spend too much time there, don't get hustled by those street rappers, The Village is fun, museums, Washington Square/Union Square/Madison Square/Bryant Park/Central Park are all nice places to just chill.
      Pretty much this, but if you're looking for an adventure, get a 7 day unlimited pass and go EVERYWHERE. Take a subway just for the hell of it. Go off the beaten path, see the City as native New Yorkers see it, not as tourists see it. Go to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, walk through Chinatown and Little Italy, stuff like that. Go to Wall Street and the Financial District at night... might be personal preference, some might find it boring, but that place is crawling with people during the day. It's cool to see it "empty" in it's "natural status".



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      06-01-2012 09:46 AM #10
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      The Intrepid Museum.
      This....and wherever they put the Space Shuttle Enterprise now...

      And yes, buy a large pop while you still can...

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      06-01-2012 09:51 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post

      And yes, buy a large pop while you still can...
      You'll get looked at funny if you call it pop around these parts.

      Want a car suggestion? Right by the entrance to the Holland Tunnel there is an amazing shop. I never went inside but there are always amazing cars both vintage and new hanging around there.

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      06-01-2012 10:05 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      This....and wherever they put the Space Shuttle Enterprise now...

      And yes, buy a large pop while you still can...

      large pop?




      and the space shuttle is due to arrive at the Intrepid this tuesday, if you can make it an extended visit you can see the shuttle being delivered up the Hudson river to its new home

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      06-01-2012 10:16 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post


      visit grays papaya. damn good hot dogs.
      no way! coney island - hit nathans...bangin'.

      and juniors for some cheesecake - there's one in the theatre dist. - i forget, like 46? 48th? it's across from Sardi's - that famous bar.
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      06-01-2012 10:20 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mm3 View Post
      Pretty much this, but if you're looking for an adventure, get a 7 day unlimited pass and go EVERYWHERE. Take a subway just for the hell of it. Go off the beaten path, see the City as native New Yorkers see it, not as tourists see it. Go to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, walk through Chinatown and Little Italy, stuff like that. Go to Wall Street and the Financial District at night... might be personal preference, some might find it boring, but that place is crawling with people during the day. It's cool to see it "empty" in it's "natural status".


      Don't listen to this man. There is nothing to see south of 34th street. Just stay in midtown, avoid places that natives go at all cost. Nothing to see, nothing to do where natives live or hang out.

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      06-01-2012 10:21 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      Don't listen to this man. There is nothing to see south of 34th street. Just stay in midtown, avoid places that natives go at all cost. Nothing to see, nothing to do where natives live or hang out.
      he's got a good point.

      after all, it wasn't "miracle on 27th st."
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      06-01-2012 10:27 AM #16
      go-karting at Pole Position in Jersey City. take the PATH to Grove Street and hop in a cab for ~$10.
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      06-01-2012 10:37 AM #17
      Go grab a burger at the burger joint in the parker meridien hotel, and check out five pointz.. it's a huge warehouse that is covered in amazing graffiti -> http://5ptz.com/graff/
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      06-01-2012 10:43 AM #18
      Greenwich concours is this weekend if you have transportation to CT.

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      06-01-2012 10:45 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyrol Mike View Post
      Greenwich concours is this weekend if you have transportation to CT.
      metro north new haven line (red) from grand central station or Harlem 125th St. station to greenwich - costs you about 6-8$ for a ticket one way off peak.
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      06-01-2012 11:02 AM #20
      How long are you staying?

      Do you know the city at all? There are so many different neighborhoods to see and do. It's really a matter of what it is that you want to do. How 'touristy' do you want your stay?

      Want to see museums? Plenty of those of all varieties. Plenty of small art galleries too.

      Want to sight see? Take the double decker bus, hop on and off as you please, and take the Staten Island Ferry to go past the Statue of Liberty. Top of the Rock is great at night (midtown). I found it very expensive, but I'm local. If I were a tourist, I'd pay the $25 or so it costs per person.


      See Ground Zero. It's powerful.


      Seeing construction of the new One World Trade tower is impressive too.


      For people coming for the first time, I tell them to just walk around. It's a city that you need to experience, and no better way to do it than walking around, looking up at the building, architecture, grab a hot dog or pretzel on the street, etc. Take the subway for the heck of it.

      Day 1, starting in midtown, walk up 5th Ave along the park, go through Central Park, come down 8th or 9th, go through Times Square and do all the 42nd street / midtown stuff like Broadway, Macys, etc.

      Day 2, do the same but head south. See Greenwich Village, SOHO, Little Italy, Chinatown, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and back.


      Most importantly, have fun! It's a great place.
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      06-01-2012 11:05 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by zombie06 View Post
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      06-01-2012 11:05 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by The J View Post


      For people coming for the first time, I tell them to just walk around. It's a city that you need to experience, and no better way to do it than walking around, looking up at the building, architecture, grab a hot dog or pretzel on the street, etc. Take the subway for the heck of it.

      Day 1, starting in midtown, walk east to and walk south down 5th Ave along the park, go through Central Park, come west and walk north up 8th or 9th, go through Times Square and do all the 42nd street / midtown stuff like Broadway, Macys, etc.

      Day 2, do the same but head south. See Greenwich Village, SOHO, Little Italy, Chinatown, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and back.


      Most importantly, have fun! It's a great place.
      FTFY.

      Avenues run north south, streets run east west. So if you're going from the east side to 8th ave you're heading west not "up" or "down". No sense in confusing someone who's going to get shoved on the side walk by NYer's already.
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      06-01-2012 11:12 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      FTFY.

      Avenues run north south, streets run east west. So if you're going from the east side to 8th ave you're heading west not "up" or "down". No sense in confusing someone who's going to get shoved on the side walk by NYer's already.

      whatever you do. make sure you stay in the tourist lanes. that way you don't get shoved all over the place.


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      06-01-2012 11:23 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      whatever you do. make sure you stay in the tourist lanes. that way you don't get shoved all over the place.



      Average NYer walking speed 12mph

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      Also, visit B&H Photo Video....craziest camera shop you ever going to see....

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      06-01-2012 11:25 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      Also, visit B&H Photo Video....craziest camera shop you ever going to see....
      they're closed on fridays and saturdays
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      Quote Originally Posted by WakusPakus View Post
      they're closed on fridays and saturdays
      Because they're wizards. Just look at their beards, they totally know spells to fight dragons.



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      staten island ferry, and check out south street seaport.
      i forget if the fish market is still around in manhattan
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      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      Because they're wizards. Just look at their beards, they totally know spells to fight dragons.


      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
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      06-01-2012 12:04 PM #30
      definitely check out ground zero then walk down fulton street to south street seaport, lots of cool stuff there. Heartland brewery has maybe the best fish and chips around and good brew. Night time go to the meat packing district. You will see a bunch of 60+ year old men driving super cars with 21 year old model girlfriends in the passenger seat (be prepared to pay $10 for a bud light)

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      06-01-2012 12:16 PM #31
      Sure there's the statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, Wall St. While you're in Time Square, get yourself an authentic NY meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp, or a slice of NY pizza at Sbarros.

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      06-01-2012 12:19 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by jfolt View Post
      definitely check out ground zero then walk down fulton street to south street seaport, lots of cool stuff there. Heartland brewery has maybe the best fish and chips around and good brew. Night time go to the meat packing district. You will see a bunch of 60+ year old men driving super cars with 21 year old model girlfriends in the passenger seat (be prepared to pay $10 for a bud light)

      All of this is pretty poor advice.

      Heartland Brewery is a chain like TGIF, you're better off finding a proper pub to have fish and chips there are tons of them. There are plenty of bars that sell local brew beer and fish and chips, I'd try for one of those. Yelp.com is your friend.

      I wouldn't go to meatpacking for the night life if you paid me. It's filled with a lot of bros, bankers, Jersey Shore Trash, Orange duck-faced girls, and probably everything else associated with the lowest common denominator. The bars suck, the drinks are over priced, and if you're not rolling with 2 girls per 1 guy, don't plan on getting into any club. Oh and the cover will probably be $20-$40.

      There are a ton of great night life spots in the city, Meatpacking is not one of them. Unless you really really like the smell of cologne, self tanner, and vomit.

      Also, don't drink Bud Lite, there are a lot of great local breweries in Brooklyn.

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      06-01-2012 12:19 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by SVTJayC View Post
      Sure there's the statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, Wall St. While you're in Time Square, get yourself an authentic NY meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp, or a slice of NY pizza at Sbarros.
      sbarros?!?!? wtf

      i hope you aren't serious. lol
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      06-01-2012 12:20 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by WakusPakus View Post
      sbarros?!?!? wtf

      i hope you aren't serious. lol
      Of course I'm not being serious. I was poking fun at the ridiculous question in this thread. You found the Sbarro's line the first offensive one?

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      06-01-2012 12:22 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by hipster. View Post
      All of this is pretty poor advice.

      Heartland Brewery is a chain like TGIF, you're better off finding a proper pub to have fish and chips there are tons of them. There are plenty of bars that sell local brew beer and fish and chips, I'd try for one of those. Yelp.com is your friend.

      I wouldn't go to meatpacking for the night life if you paid me. It's filled with a lot of bros, bankers, Jersey Shore Trash, Orange duck-faced girls, and probably everything else associated with the lowest common denominator. The bars suck, the drinks are over priced, and if you're not rolling with 2 girls per 1 guy, don't plan on getting into any club. Oh and the cover will probably be $20-$40.

      There are a ton of great night life spots in the city, Meatpacking is not one of them. Unless you really really like the smell of cologne, self tanner, and vomit.

      Also, don't drink Bud Lite, there are a lot of great local breweries in Brooklyn.
      couldn't of said it better.

      if you want that, save yourself the toll $ and head down to Seaside Heights.
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      There aint no OZ in rape.

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