Visiting New York City next week(4/06)

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    Mar 31, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I will be visiting NYC next week for vacation. This will be my first time there. I was wondering what are your top 5 personal picks of destination I should visit. They could be in the gay scene or anywhere. I just need to make a list of things to do before I head back home and I will be there for 5 days. Anyone who can give me a tour guide is welcome. Gracias.
  • Bunjamon

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    Apr 01, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    In no particular order:

    The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park
    The view from the top of Rockefeller Center
    The MoMA
    The Highline
    The East Village
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Adding to the above,

    1. Try some restaurants (lots of great choices, can check chowhound for ideas)
    2. Check out some music or shows (again lots of excellent options)
    3. Metropolitan Museum of Art (this & MoMA)
    4. Window shopping along 5th Avenue (Apple Store to Rockefeller)
    5. visit Grand Central (i love this area)
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    car44 saidHey guys, I will be visiting NYC next week for vacation. This will be my first time there. I was wondering what are your top 5 personal picks of destination I should visit. They could be in the gay scene or anywhere. I just need to make a list of things to do before I head back home and I will be there for 5 days. Anyone who can give me a tour guide is welcome. Gracias.


    If it's warm:

    A day in central park

    Gay scene stuff: Elmo or Cafeteria for lunch/dinner in Chelsea'

    And there's an endless amount of gay bars if that's your thing, yelp.com is a good resource
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    I am in Manhattan for two weeks on a new job, and we are in class 8-6 every day with review sessions in the evening (they take roll so they know if you are there or not) and "suggested" study groups on the weekend too!
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    So not much time to sightsee, but I am seeing four Broadway shows this weekend: Ghost, Godspell, Anything Goes, and a fourth one to be decided.
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    The daffodils were blooming but the overnight freezes killed them off, however the trees are ready to bud and some are blooming already. It will be beautiful when you are here!
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    adam228 said
    Gay scene stuff: Elmo or Cafeteria for lunch/dinner in Chelsea'


    Hmm interesting... what's this like, I've not been to Chelsea yet myself.
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    Apr 01, 2012 1:53 PM GMT
    I'm not looking forward to going there icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    Thanks for the help everyone, I'll make sure to take that into consideration.


    Claystation saidI'm not looking forward to going there icon_neutral.gif


    Why is that?
  • laxdude25

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    Apr 01, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    The suggestions so far are great. The timing for your trip is perfect. Depending on the weather, I would add renting a bike at the 96th and Broadway bike store, from where you can easily bike up and down the West Side/Hudson River bike path, along which are plenty of cafes and sightseeing spots. You can also bike in Central Park. There is plenty of great theatre in NY right now, and you can get half price tix in Times Square, Brooklyn and South Street Seaport. I would recommend going to either the Brooklyn or SSS booths as the selection is sometimes better and the lines are shorter. You can combine the tix purchase with other sightseeing.

    Plenty of fun stuff in Brooklyn (BAM, Bedford Street in Williamsburg), or even the Bronx Botanical Gardens if you are into landscaping or plants.

    Also, Lincoln Center has been completely renovated, so a walk from Columbus Circle to 72nd Street on the Upper West Side (including Lincoln Center and the Apple Store) can be fun on a nice day.
  • omgazn

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    Apr 01, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    Well their is alot of really big department store at time square if you like shopping.

    Central Park is awesome too icon_razz.gif

  • chriss5

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    Apr 01, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    Central Park
    High Line
    W. Chelsea Art District (if you care for art, that is..)
    Meatpacking District (top of the standard hotel for drinks....the view is amazing)
    East Village
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    Apr 01, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    including Lincoln Center and the Apple Store

    Yeah I highly recommend the Apple Stores to check out cute employees.
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    Apr 02, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Seconding the Met http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art#The_Present_Building

    Tweaking Time Square by saying go at night to enjoy it all lit up.

    Adding suggestion to view the city by water, if not the Circle Line or a dinner cruise, then for just a few bucks you can cross the Hudson by ferry to Jersey (it is a very quick trip, but enjoyable) or take a longer trip on the Staten Island Ferry across NY Bay for free.

    You could do the 9/11 memorial and catch the Staten Island Ferry at nearby Battery Park on the same day. Or the theater district is not too far from the Jersey ferries. Seeing the city by water at night is excellent.

    Another pretty interesting boat trip would be to Ellis & Liberty Islands.

    Lastly, I'm adding what I can't believe everyone missed: have a slice of NY pizza. I randomly walked into this place while wandering around the village a few visits ago and now I can not visit the city without stopping back http://bleekerstreetpizza.com/
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    Apr 02, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    Thanks you guys. I think China town is definitely under my list ;)
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    Apr 03, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    Lolz haha i live in chinatown if u want someone to hangout with icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    calf said
    adam228 said
    Gay scene stuff: Elmo or Cafeteria for lunch/dinner in Chelsea'


    Hmm interesting... what's this like, I've not been to Chelsea yet myself.


    I like Elmo better than Cafeteria. It's a good after work place, or for lunch if you want it a little quieter. Lots of cute and nice guys. And essentially all gay male servers icon_razz.gif

    Cafeteria is the same, but a little quieter, not quite a bar scene but open 24 hours.

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    Apr 03, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    adam228 said
    calf said
    adam228 said
    Gay scene stuff: Elmo or Cafeteria for lunch/dinner in Chelsea'


    Hmm interesting... what's this like, I've not been to Chelsea yet myself.


    I like Elmo better than Cafeteria. It's a good after work place, or for lunch if you want it a little quieter. Lots of cute and nice guys. And essentially all gay male servers icon_razz.gif

    Cafeteria is the same, but a little quieter, not quite a bar scene but open 24 hours.



    Elmo it is icon_smile.gif
  • JerseyBlues

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    Apr 03, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    Definitely check out the Museum of Natural History on the West Side, then walk across Central Park to the Met. Check out Belvedere Castle in the park.

    The best restaurants are away from the touristy areas like Times Square and Broadways. Go to the East Side or West side from some great food. Of course Little Italy and Chinatown are great places to eat.

    Grand Central and the Chrysler Building are my favorite buildings.

    The guys here have given some great places to see, too.