GOING TO NYC THIS WEEKEND!!! HELP PLEASE

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    May 17, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    A few friends and I are going to NYC this weekend and want to have a blast. (I know who goes somewhere with the intention of it being lame :-P) moving on.. I am starting this thread to get a few suggestions on where to go or to find out what is going on in the Big City this weekend that could be interesting. Side note: I have been to NYC relatively few times (3 max) and usually with a friend who goes all the time....therefore I just enjoy the sites/bars/restaurants/clubs haha don't pay attention to the details of districts or what not that we are in just having fun with my friendsicon_biggrin.gif. So any and all help is appreciated. If anyone wants to hang out/show us around your more than welcome to contact me. Just don't be frightened if we act like tourists in the city haha

    ** the youngest of us brave adventures just turned 21 so yeah go from there
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    May 17, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    Hey, last time I was there, we rented some bikes with like 8 more friends for the day (like $32) and rode all the way from manhattan to brooklyn. We started at 11am and end at 7pm. You get to cross the brooklyn bridge and on your way back cross the manhattan bridge. It was one of the best things I've ever done in NYC. Also check the Highline Park since it's summery. Have fun.
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    May 17, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    Was just there a few weeks ago. You can get into the MOMA for free on fridays starting at 4, but get there a little early as the line can be long. Joe's pub near Astor Place station has great shows, but it depends on what you are into. Things sell out, so get tickets earlier in the day. We saw Venus in Furs, a play, and it was really awesome. You can get cheap tickets to most broadway and off-broadway shows in Times Square under the giant steps starting around 3 every day. We did not have time to go clubbing, but good luck if you do.

    For the subway, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND an iphone app called KICKMap -- truly amazing. It knows where you are, you tell it which station you want to go to, and it figures out the rest and tells you exactly what to do. It is aware of all the train schedules and service interruptions.
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    May 17, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    Awesome advice guys we will look into those and I'll be sure to post some pics of our NYC outings
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    May 17, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    That depends on the purpose of trip:

    Generic fun: Day time stuff: Shopping and museums. Hit Soho area for shopping, MOMA in Midtown, Guggenheim on the upper Eastside and a few blocks away the MET. http://www.nycgo.com/ Official tourism site

    Night Time: you can get discounted theatre tickets at the TKTS booth on 47th Street in Times Square area. http://www.tdf.org/web/TKTSToday/

    Or club/bar scene Late Night. Parties usually get hot after 12AM.

    http://www.xlnightclub.com/
    http://www.splashbar.com/
    http://www.odysseymagazine.net/ny/ny.html
    http://www.nextmagazine.com/event_list
    http://www.chrisryannyc.com/
    http://www.cityallianceproductions.com/

    free phone app with city map. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nyc-map/id508925361?mt=8
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    May 17, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
    Thx Ayer I have lots of reading :-)
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    May 17, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    "GHOST, the Musical" is just amazing. Some great special effects, and the use of floor-to-ceiling wall of LEDs makes for some awesome scenery. icon_exclaim.gif

    Of course, "Mary Poppins" is the queen of special effects. If you've seen it you know what I mean. If not, YouTube it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 18, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Restaurant tip (and I have probably mentioned this one here a million times):

    Great Northern Italian food at 44 Southwest. On the corner of 9th and 44th in Hell's Kitchen.

    Small place. Awesome food. Ungodly affordable. A must!