NEW YORK NEW YORK!!!

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    May 08, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    My friends and I are spending next weekend (May 18 to 21) in weekend. It will be my first time. I know it is a short trip but I used my miles and hotel points to book the trip and want to have as much fun in the few days as possible.

    Please suggest some fun stuff to do to make it a fun trip. GO!!!
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    May 08, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    What are you interested in? NY is one of the great cities of the world. You could easily spend three days at museums, or galleries, or interesting historical and architectul sites, or bookstores, or antiquing, or high fashion clothes shopping, or visiting ethnic neighborhoods trying all kinds of amazing food. You could watch a dozen plays. Or you could spend 24 hours a day at crazy, wild bars and clubs, if that's what you want.
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    May 08, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    GWriter saidWhat are you interested in? NY is one of the great cities of the world. You could easily spend three days at museums, or galleries, or interesting historical and architectul sites, or bookstores, or antiquing, or high fashion clothes shopping, or visiting ethnic neighborhoods trying all kinds of amazing food. You could watch a dozen plays. Or you could spend 24 hours a day at crazy, wild bars and clubs, if that's what you want.


    That is a good point, I am not going to do typical tourist stuff. I hope to goto a couple museums, a couple night clubs/bars, and hopefully a few great places to eat. I like hole in the wall places, not really a foodie where I need to goto the up and coming chef's restaurant. NOt really into shopping or fashion. A play would be super fun, but I doubt I could convince my friends to goto one.
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    May 08, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    Great place to eat is Redfarm. Really great asian fusion menu and you might see a celeb or two. Try the Salmon Bruschetta!

    As far as clubs go, I like XL. HUGE dance floor.

    Museums? Rubin museum is free on Fridays and have a nice bar attached. They also play some awesome movies and the theme this time around is Shangri La.
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    May 08, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    You could also spend the 3 days waiting in traffic. Haha but no NYC is an amazing city. It overwhelmed me but the subway system amazed me the most as well as the the whole Manhattan skyline.
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    May 08, 2012 9:12 PM GMT
    Oh man, that reminds me, I need to figure out to get from La Guardia airport to times square! Can you do that by subway/train?
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    May 08, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
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    Trail_Runner saidOh man, that reminds me, I need to figure out to get from La Guardia airport to times square! Can you do that by subway/train?
    There is a bus that runs from LGA to the nearest stop on the 7 train. They can direct you at the terminal.


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    May 08, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    You must visit the Met. It is the most remarkable museum I have ever seen (and we have some pretty good ones in London). Get there early to avoid the crowds.
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    May 08, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    I would definitely say visit the WTC Memorial, I really liked what they did with it. But make sure you reserve your tickets (the tickets are free, don't worry).

    Also, a great place to hangout is the Village. It is located between Midtown and Lower Manhattan (around Washington Square), they have lots of good shops, cafes, and restaurants.

    I personally like to avoid Times Square because it is too busy. If you like Film / Television you can see if you can get a tour of Fox News, NYTimes, NYPost, and HBO.

    ummm.....meet some locals on the subway (lots of fascinating people there :lolicon_smile.gif

    Clubbing / bars are usually located in the Flatiron District.

    You can do a boat tour to Ellis Island and see where the old immigration checkpoint was.

    That's all I can think of now...


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    May 08, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is awesome.Walking through the Village and Chelsea on a nice nice and popping in the nice stores and restaurants.The Museum of Natural History.If you got money shop at Bergdorf's and Bloomingdales if not the city has a lot of fun flea markets on the weekend!Wander along the bike path along the West Side highway which was gay central in the 1970's and 1980's.Have a great time and safe travels!Ryan
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    May 08, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    I am not far from New York!!!

    Come to Connecticut!