New York City for Christmas

  • geojock

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    Dec 22, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    Going to NYC over the christmas break to stay with some family and see the city for the first time. Anyone have any recommendations of places to check out? I know of all the big ones, but when I travel I love to wander around neighbourhoods, sit in cafe's, and all that. Not just sight see and shop. There are a bunch of new yorkers on here so I was wondering if you could tell me the best areas to wander. I am staying in Manhatten by central park (85th and Columbus). Any advice would be great!

    (unfortunately, this wont be a big gay trip as 1) I am staying with a religious Aunt and 2) its christmas and I want to spend time with my Aunt. but hopefully I'll get my touristy stuff done this trip and can come back in Spring to party. )

    Thanks a bunch RJ guys!
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    Dec 22, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    OMG YOU'RE STAYING A BLOCK AWAY FROM THE LOVE OF MY LIFE icon_redface.gif
  • geojock

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    Dec 22, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    cool maybe I'll run into him icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 22, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    geojock saidcool maybe I'll run into him icon_lol.gif


    don't do that. You would burst into flame if you look at him. All that perfection at one time. It's too much.







    So what do you like to do? because I actually would like to help ya icon_smile.gif
  • geojock

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    Dec 22, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    I love to wander around on foot into different neighbourhoods when I visit a city. I also like to get a feel for the history (I love museums for instance). I am not a big shopper, but I need some stuff so I may end up taking advantage of the week USD. Yeah, I am having trouble as there is a lot to do, but I really don't want to stand in line to do touristy stuff.

    Where would you take a random cousin from Toronto to show him "your New York" is what I guess I am asking.
  • okologische

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    Dec 22, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    go to little italy and eat at da nicos just ate there today...amazing! and soo nice and reasonably priced
  • SirEllingtonB...

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    Dec 22, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    When I travel I love checking out the local restaurants and bars so I'd recommend Hell's Kitchen for some delicious but cheap places to eat along 9th Ave, just south of Columbus Circle. The West Village also offers some amazing eateries and bars as well. It shouldn't be too cold, or rainy, this week and walking along the pier could be fun. Another great place I definitely recommend is checking out the High Line.

    I'd love to show you around when you're in town. Hit up a few bars, there are quite a few of us RJers here you know! :]
  • geojock

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    Dec 22, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    da nicos, hells kitchen and highline. sounds like a fun day. thanks guys!
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    Dec 22, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
    Elle saidWhen I travel I love checking out the local restaurants and bars so I'd recommend Hell's Kitchen for some delicious but cheap places to eat along 9th Ave, just south of Columbus Circle. The West Village also offers some amazing eateries and bars as well. It shouldn't be too cold, or rainy, this week and walking along the pier could be fun. Another great place I definitely recommend is checking out the High Line.

    I'd love to show you around when you're in town. Hit up a few bars, there are quite a few of us RJers here you know! :]


    I second the High Line. My boyfriend made me go, and I was in a horrible mood. I complained the whole walk along it, but I actually enjoyed it. There are some really cool buildings right next to the path.

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    I'm going to add Prospect Park. It was designed by the same team that did Central Park, but they both claimed it was their favorite of the two. I agree (and not just because I live a few steps away... heh).
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    Dec 22, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    if you like museums be sure to hit up MOMA

    Highline is awesome.

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    Dec 22, 2011 7:37 AM GMT
    you can visit dekiruman and his hoodrat friends in harlem.
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    Dec 22, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
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    AvadaKedavra saidyou can visit dekiruman and his hoodrat friends in harlem.


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    Dec 22, 2011 7:46 AM GMT
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    dekiruman said
    AvadaKedavra saidyou can visit dekiruman and his hoodrat friends in harlem.


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^




    But he knows deep down I love him.


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    Dec 22, 2011 7:59 AM GMT
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    dekiruman said
    dekiruman said
    AvadaKedavra saidyou can visit dekiruman and his hoodrat friends in harlem.


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^




    But he knows deep down I love him.


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    so relevant.
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  • geojock

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    Dec 24, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    Thanks guys!
    I am here now and loving it! Haven't done the highline yet, but your other suggestions really helped. Don't think I am gonna manage to be a good catholic boy this entire trip though. There is too much to do and i gotta go out at least once....