New York, New York

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    May 07, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    "...New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!
    The Bronx is up and the Battery's down
    The people ride in a hole in the ground,
    New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!..." - Some guy named Frank

    In NY for the rest of the week to finalize purchase of a warehouse and some commercial buildings (My partners have decided that since the $US is down, and Real Estate is so (relatively) cheap here, that its time to expand a bit here)...

    Been here many times before, but - What shouldn't I miss?

    Want to hit Carnegie Deli, but is there someplace even better? What is the best new restaurant in NY?

    Where is the most romantic place / thing to do in the city?

    Plan on spending a full day at Museum of Natural History and the Cloisters (two of my favorite museums)... But spring is in the air, the weather is beautiful, Iain is flying over for the weekend...

    Once we finish renovations and get up and running here (in about 18 mos.), Iain and I may be spending quite a bit of time here.

    What is going on that I should absolutely not miss? Concerts? Arts? Games? Events? Really good Antiquing?

    R
  • NYCguy74

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    May 07, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    Best Pizza- Lombardi's - 32 Spring St @ Mott
    original pizza license in the city (maybe even country don't remember) coal fired brick oven, quality ingredients. doesn't get much better.

    for dessert after - La Bella Ferrara - 108 Mulberry St - few doors north of Canal.
    A short walk (under 10 minutes) good way to work off the pizza. Good Italian Bakery. Almost worth the trip just for the smell when you walk in the door. The Cannoli are amazing, and they have small sized ones too if you're trying to watch what you eat. There is a small cafe next door if you want an espresso, but I've never been in there.

    or - Rice to Riches - 37 Spring st - across from Lombardi's
    20 Flavors of rice pudding with various toppings. Flavors vary daily.
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    May 07, 2008 5:40 AM GMT
    Oh my -- too much to tell.

    Just the tip of my brain:

    Spend some time in Central Park on a sunny day. Watch the boys on the Sheep Meadow. Row a boat and have lunch at the restaurant next to the launch (you may need to slip the Maitre'd $40 or $50 bucks to get a table tho).

    It's touristy, but less so if you go late at night: do the Observation deck of the Empire State Building after 10pm on a clear nite. Magic.

    Relax on the roof garden of the Met, with an amazing view of Central Park from treetop level.

    Oh, I could go on for days.

    Sigh.

  • NYCguy74

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    May 07, 2008 2:44 PM GMT
    iguanaSF said
    It's touristy, but less so if you go late at night: do the Observation deck of the Empire State Building after 10pm on a clear nite. Magic.


    I've heard great things about the top of the rock at Rockefeller center. Even heard a lot of people say they like it better than the Empire state. Although i've only done the Empire state building.
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    May 07, 2008 3:16 PM GMT


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    May 07, 2008 3:40 PM GMT
    I always go to Midtown Comics. Such a cool, historied place. And if you're into comics, graphic novels, etc, they have an amazing selection. The last time I was there I almost knocked Kanye West to the floor with my bag.
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    May 07, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    Search previous posts, I know of at least that I commented in before...but I'm sure there are others too.