So I'm headed to New York...

  • thatirishbast...

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:23 AM GMT
    A hundred fifty years ago, thousands of Irishmen and women came to New York to fulfil their dreams of living in tenement housing in Brooklyn.

    Now I'm bringing up the rear. Possibly literally.

    So all my New York Rjers, or those familiar with it, I'm asking for recommendations. What to see, where to go, what to do. I know nothing about the city besides the back hallway of Radio City Music Hall. So help me out.
  • thatirishbast...

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    OGsockpuppet saidyou can go spend time with cash. lord knows he needs the company.


    Thank you for that personal attack on an RJ member who is no longer even here in a topic that was even about RJ members. Have you ever once contributed something of value? Don't answer that, just don't come back.
  • thatirishbast...

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidno1curr


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  • PR_GMR

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    My 'flash' recommendations: Walk the city; seeing it by foot for the first time is amazing. Hit the Museum Of Modern Art and the Met. Walk thru Central Park. Do see Times Square, even though it's touristy. Go shopping and eating in SoHo. Go down to the water at Battery Park. Go to Top Of The Rock at Rockefeller Center and catch a majestic view of the city. Gay bars: Go to Chelsea or Hell's Kitchen; plenty of places to meet new people and get into trouble. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 15, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    OGsockpuppet saidyou can go spend time with cash. lord knows he needs the company.


    Shade!

    You should go to SoHo which I believe is the shopping district. So much good shit there. Also Harlem has some nice historical centers that would be fun and you can visit Ellis Island.
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    Jul 15, 2013 2:44 AM GMT
    Just go to Times Square. It's amazing but the rest of New York looks like what I imagine the third world would be.
    Avoid leaving Manhattan you will probably get robbed. Don't look straight into the beggars eyes.
  • PR_GMR

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    AngelW_1223 saidJust go to Times Square. It's amazing but the rest of New York looks like what I imagine the third world would be.
    Avoid leaving Manhattan you will probably get robbed. Don't look straight into the beggars eyes.


    Terrible.. and stupid.. advice. Brooklyn has some nice places too. Go shopping and eating in Williamsburg. It's quite Bohemian.
  • thatirishbast...

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    Just as a point of note, I'm staying right by Times Square.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    Seriously how the hell would you not know where to go in NY, at the very least google.
  • thatirishbast...

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    Jul 15, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidSeriously how the hell would you not know where to go in NY, at the very least google.


    Hmmmm, who's advice should I trust, the natives of the city, or the idiot on RJ who thinks I should Google the entire fucking city of New York.

    In case you hadn't notice, bleeder, I'm not even a native of America. The things you take for granted are things I am totally unfamiliar with.
  • thatirishbast...

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    Jul 15, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    But hey, everyone else, thanks for the advice thus far, it's very much appreciated.
  • PR_GMR

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    Jul 15, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    Other things to do in NYC: Go to the top of the Empire State building.. or the new Freedom Tower. Catch a Broadway play; it'll be pricey but worth it (try and go see 'The Book Of Mormon'). Go to the Museum Of Natural History near Central Park. And go to McSorley's, perhaps the oldest bar in NYC, and you'll feel at home in there because it's very Irish.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Jul 15, 2013 3:12 AM GMT
    thatirishbastard said
    jo2hotbod saidSeriously how the hell would you not know where to go in NY, at the very least google.


    Hmmmm, who's advice should I trust, the natives of the city, or the idiot on RJ who thinks I should Google the entire fucking city of New York.

    In case you hadn't notice, bleeder, I'm not even a native of America. The things you take for granted are things I am totally unfamiliar with.


    No shit shirlock, they got google in Ireland and NY has major attractions that would pop up and fill the page. Oh yah shirlock was English, now I get it... Sorry.

    Um the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty/Ellis island, Yankees stadium (don't take offense to "Yankee") the theatre district or Broadway, Central Park, the metropolitan museum of art, Rockefeller center, ...
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jul 15, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    Why are people so negative? Are you all missing the wankshow from the dead video chat? Tut tut... Go look in a mirror and pretend it's someone else.

    NYC - Everything is fun. icon_surprised.gif) (I live here.)

    Times square... Uh, not the best place to stay coz it's CRAZY crowded, so leave early and go back late.

    Ellis Island is still closed since Sandy.

    Top of the Rock
    Central Park
    Brooklyn Bridge
    See a show. I can send you a link with rush ticket policies if you aren't rich.

    If you want to do local things check out Time Out NY.
    Great magazine with a good website.

    I'd love to join you on an outing... Especially Brooklyn Bridge coz I haven't done that one. (Walking over it.)

    Good luck and HAVE FUN!

    - Memo
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jul 15, 2013 3:43 AM GMT
    Btw, RJ has a travel section too. icon_surprised.gif)
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Go to The Spotted Pig and order the Cuban sandwich. Shoestring fries.

    Shop at Eataly, best of everything Italian. Walk everywhere, take the city in!
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    onejock saidGo to The Spotted Pig and order the Cuban sandwich. Shoestring fries.

    Shop at Eataly, best of everything Italian. Walk everywhere, take the city in!



    mmm i LOVE cubans!! Both the sandwich and the men.

    i'll be in NY in Oct w/ some RJ-ers. Stoked! Hope you have fun while you're there.
  • Memo_NYC

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    Jul 15, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    Or go over the bridge to Union City and eat real Cuban food.
    I have yet to find a real Cuban Coffee in NYC.

    If you go somewhere that says Cuba anything in the name ask for a Cuban Coffee (una colada) and if they don't know what it is or ask if you mean espresso, run.

    I grew up in Miami... Cuban coffee is NOT an espresso.

    Oh and contrary to what someone said, there is plenty of reason to leave Manhattan.
  • FRE0

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    Jul 15, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    Visit Andrew Carnegie's home.

    Try to escape without being financially ruined. Everything in NYC is exceedingly expensive.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jul 15, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    I was in New York City last month.

    I would reccomend:

    Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard St in the Lower East side.
    It is excellent tour of what people lived like in 1900.

    Times Square @ night: not too many places on earth are like it.

    Wander throught: Greenwich Village, Meat Packing district, the Highline, Washington Square, Union Square (Eataly is terrific, visit on a Saturday Afernoon for the free samples)

    Williamsburg is a great neighbourhood to explore.

    There is a lot to see and do. Just experience it and enjoy it.
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    Jul 15, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
    http://bleekerstreetpizza.net/

    and bring me back a slice.
  • seafrontbloke

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    Jul 15, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    thatirishbastard saidJust as a point of note, I'm staying right by Times Square.


    I stayed in the W Yimes Square once, coupled with jet lag waking me up early, I don't recommend the fight between Times Sq. lights and not 100% blackout blinds.
  • seafrontbloke

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    Jul 15, 2013 6:48 AM GMT
    Vis a vis bars, in 1981 when I was in NY my accent (posh English) was the rage. They're over us (or me) big time now. However in 2004, I was in NY for a rugby tournament, and I went into Splash Bar with a friend - I was in an England rugby shirt, he was in an Ireland shirt. He got plenty of attention. Either NY still adores the Irish, or he has a better body than me.
  • monstapex

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    Jul 15, 2013 7:39 AM GMT
    onejock saidGo to The Spotted Pig and order the Cuban sandwich. Shoestring fries.

    Shop at Eataly, best of everything Italian. Walk everywhere, take the city in!


    Do they use fresh Cubans in that sandwich?
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    Jul 15, 2013 7:48 AM GMT
    Besides alll famous touristics spots (Natural Museum,ESB,times Square,...), you can:

    .accross the Manhattan Bridge, the view is spectacular, as you can see the Brooklyn bridge and the skyline!
    .Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges leads to Dumbo area; view is awesome
    .Hunter point, make sure to walk to gandry plaza state park, or one of the park along the East rive to see the whole manhattan skyline. (Have a stop a Dorian Cafe, straight at the hunter point subway entrance, brunch are delicious overthere)
    .Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a nice suburb,some thrift shop, goos cafes,...
    .Accross the Hudson River (Bus or intresate train) to reach New Jerser, Hoboken riverside walkway.
    .High line, def make a stop there.
    .Seat at Sheep Meadow playground in the middle of central park, wait for the the sunset, and watch the city turning into lights.
    .Participate at one PUB crawl, def a good way to meet people and discover few NYC's bars.
    .THe list goes on, depends of your interests...

    PS: Im not a New Yorker, however visited the city plenty of times, and im a NYC Lover icon_smile.gif