NYC Suggestions

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    Feb 12, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    I'm in NYC right now every Sunday for a class. I'm trying to think of new things to explore while I'm up there. I'm hoping to move to NYC sometime this year, so it's partly to explore where I might want to live. During the day (before class) I've been exploring new neighborhoods. Hit parts of Tribeca, West Village, Soho, and Chelsea so far (not that I can afford to live in any of those). I love Tribeca! Figures I would want the most expensive neighborhood.

    Anyway, thinking of hitting the UWS today. I'm not sure what to do in the evening though after my class. I have 2-3 hours to kill and most stores are closed by then. I checked out where the bars are in Chelsea last weekend, but felt awkward going into Boxers or G-lounge alone on a Sunday night (During Superbowl no less).

    Any other suggestions on things to do and explore? Are there any good cafes to check out? Or maybe some bookstores open late? Thought of maybe hitting one of the gyms for a workout before I leave, but not sure they offer one use passes.

  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 12, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    Go to Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters during the day. Granted, it's probably as far away as you can get from everything else in Manhattan, but it's worth the trek up there. http://www.forttryonparktrust.org/image_album.html?id=2 and http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters. They're both open on Sundays, and you can pay as much or as little as you want to visit the Cloisters. I always give $5.
  • Art2D2x

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    Feb 12, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    East Village
  • laxdude25

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    Feb 19, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    There are plenty of great things to do on a Sunday. Ft Tryon is a good suggestion, and there is a terrific restaurant/sandwich shop in the park (owned by Bette Midler). On a nice day, there is a bike store on 96th/Broadway, good bikes for rent at a good price, and you can then explore the West Side Highway bike path or bike around Central Park, or explore Harlem. Museums? So many, and for so many moods. There are some fun guides to NY from a lot of different angles, like architecture, walking tours. You'll have enough to keep you busy for years.

    As the weather gets warmer, you'd be surprised how fun it can be to kayak or even sail on the river. I can also give you plenty of other ideas offline. Have fun!
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    Feb 19, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Go eat at West End Grill.....mmmmm soo goood....order the flatbread appetizer, it has arugula, feta and marinated grapes.
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    Feb 20, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    Fiyero27 saidI'm in NYC right now every Sunday for a class. I'm trying to think of new things to explore while I'm up there. I'm hoping to move to NYC sometime this year, so it's partly to explore where I might want to live. During the day (before class) I've been exploring new neighborhoods. Hit parts of Tribeca, West Village, Soho, and Chelsea so far (not that I can afford to live in any of those). I love Tribeca! Figures I would want the most expensive neighborhood.

    Anyway, thinking of hitting the UWS today. I'm not sure what to do in the evening though after my class. I have 2-3 hours to kill and most stores are closed by then. I checked out where the bars are in Chelsea last weekend, but felt awkward going into Boxers or G-lounge alone on a Sunday night (During Superbowl no less).

    Any other suggestions on things to do and explore? Are there any good cafes to check out? Or maybe some bookstores open late? Thought of maybe hitting one of the gyms for a workout before I leave, but not sure they offer one use passes.







    Definitely check out some gyms while you're visiting.

    Gyms are the best place to meet in shape hot guys in NYC.

    That's true everywhere - but it's especially true in NYC.
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    Feb 20, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    Fiyero27 saidI'm in NYC right now every Sunday for a class. I'm trying to think of new things to explore while I'm up there. I'm hoping to move to NYC sometime this year, so it's partly to explore where I might want to live. During the day (before class) I've been exploring new neighborhoods. Hit parts of Tribeca, West Village, Soho, and Chelsea so far (not that I can afford to live in any of those). I love Tribeca! Figures I would want the most expensive neighborhood.

    Anyway, thinking of hitting the UWS today. I'm not sure what to do in the evening though after my class. I have 2-3 hours to kill and most stores are closed by then. I checked out where the bars are in Chelsea last weekend, but felt awkward going into Boxers or G-lounge alone on a Sunday night (During Superbowl no less).

    Any other suggestions on things to do and explore? Are there any good cafes to check out? Or maybe some bookstores open late? Thought of maybe hitting one of the gyms for a workout before I leave, but not sure they offer one use passes.







    Definitely check out some gyms while you're visiting.

    Gyms are the best place to meet in shape hot guys in NYC.

    That's true everywhere - but it's especially true in NYC.

    speaking of gyms, what are the common ones people go to?
    LA Fitness?
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    Feb 24, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    Fiyero27 saidI'm in NYC right now every Sunday for a class. I'm trying to think of new things to explore while I'm up there. I'm hoping to move to NYC sometime this year, so it's partly to explore where I might want to live. During the day (before class) I've been exploring new neighborhoods. Hit parts of Tribeca, West Village, Soho, and Chelsea so far (not that I can afford to live in any of those). I love Tribeca! Figures I would want the most expensive neighborhood.

    Anyway, thinking of hitting the UWS today. I'm not sure what to do in the evening though after my class. I have 2-3 hours to kill and most stores are closed by then. I checked out where the bars are in Chelsea last weekend, but felt awkward going into Boxers or G-lounge alone on a Sunday night (During Superbowl no less).

    Any other suggestions on things to do and explore? Are there any good cafes to check out? Or maybe some bookstores open late? Thought of maybe hitting one of the gyms for a workout before I leave, but not sure they offer one use passes.







    Definitely check out some gyms while you're visiting.

    Gyms are the best place to meet in shape hot guys in NYC.

    That's true everywhere - but it's especially true in NYC.
    I apparently missed this post. I've walked by both David Bartons the past couple weeks. Haven't gone in. I wanted to see the Equinox in Columbus Circle, but seems like you need to take the elevator to the basement to get there. I feel kinda awkward going in to those clubs without being able to afford a membership (or living there).

    Do those types of gyms have guest passes?

    I've also heard those gyms can be rather intimidating because they are full of drop dead gorgeous, ripped people. While I'm rather slim, I'm still not close to where I want to be body wise. Not lean enough, or quite muscular enough. Guess I have to get over the self-conscious feeling being around all those perfect bodies.
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    Feb 25, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    You can get guess passes to New York Sports Club. When I moved her, I got a week-long pass to try it out. http://mysportsclubs1.reachlocal.net/regions/NYSC.htm?WT.svl=Header. I've been to quite a few of them and some are total dumps and others are pretty nice. I see all levels of fitness there, too. Most of the guys are pretty friendly.
  • Moonraker

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    Feb 25, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    I stayed in the LES for 3 weeks back in 07. I liked the Tenement Museum, and the shops on Orchard Street. LES is close to Little Italy, SoHo, and Chinatown.

    If its still there my favorite pizza place was Roma's just up the stairs from the Delancy Street Station. NYC great there's plenty to explore!

    http://www.tenement.org/
  • omgazn

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    Feb 25, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    Yeah i live by LES. So if you need company let me know. I just got back from being station oversea.