New York City connections

  • Edepic

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    May 04, 2016 9:10 PM GMT
    Headed to the Big Apple for a long weekend. Any suggestions on where to go to meet men and places of interest to visit? Music, museums, restaurants?
    Thanks.
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    May 06, 2016 12:20 AM GMT
    Lucky, New York City is amazing!

    I wish I saw a show while I was there. Some popular shows include, Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Hamilton, The Crucible, Book of Mormon, Wicked, An American in Paris, The Lion King, The King and I, among others. (Here is a website that shows what shows are playing;
    http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/common/monthly_events.php?year=2016&month=5&category=All%20Shows
    I cannot vouch for the validity of purchasing tickets, but there is always the TKTS ticket booth in Times Square.

    A ride on the Staten Island Ferry is very nice, relaxing, and free. You get great views of Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty (note, if you want to actually visit those two locations, the Staten Island Ferry does NOT stop at them) you would have to take a different boat from Battery Park.

    Central Park is amazing! Taking in the views, walking the Reservoir, there is even a zoo there.

    Rockefeller Center (there is no ice skating now, but it's cool and there is a restaurant there (I believe)).

    Visiting the Macy's (it's huge and crowded though).

    Eating at The Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, etc.

    The Met (Metropolitan) is a very famous museum in NYC.

    I can't speak for the gay club/bar scene. I went with my brother, who would NOT be into me meeting guys (unfortunately).

    Use logic, and be safe. Oh, the people dressed up like Statues of Liberty will want you to take a photo with them, from what I'm told they then charge you $5.00. Just so you know.

    Have a wonderful time!
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    May 07, 2016 7:12 PM GMT
    I go to NYC about 2-3X/mo, and I'm of the opinion that there's never a shortage of entertainment on grindr.
  • Eli_jah

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    May 08, 2016 3:33 AM GMT
    New York fucking sucks. Annoying hipsters in Bushwick and B-Burg, uppity "A-gays" in Chelsea and Tribeca, on and on. The men you meet here will be selfish, self-absorbed, careerist morons who can't talk to other men without being shit-faced drunk or behind a smartphone. God, I need to move somewhere where people aren't up their own ass all day long.

    New York is a great place to visit if you're shallow and have tons of disposable cash to blow. It's a horrible place to live though. No quality of life here what so ever.

    In closing, I will leave you with this classic - http://www.theonion.com/article/84-million-new-yorkers-suddenly-realize-new-york-c-18003
  • Blue81

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    May 08, 2016 11:13 PM GMT
    Check out www.nycgo.com for things to do and see. The website for Time Out New York also has info about nightlife and gay bars and clubs. If you are a runner, you could come to the Front Runners Saturday fun run in Central Park. It's an lgbtq running club.
  • Edepic

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    Jun 09, 2016 7:35 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the great suggestions!
    Wound up at the Hotel Edison, a few steps from last minute Broadway shows ticket counter,saw 2 great shows, the curious story of the dog in the middle of the night and the Humans. Also Eataly and the Pergamen Greek sculptures at the Met. Never found a really good bar though.
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    Jun 09, 2016 10:27 PM GMT
    Eli_jah saidNew York fucking sucks. Annoying hipsters in Bushwick and B-Burg, uppity "A-gays" in Chelsea and Tribeca, on and on. The men you meet here will be selfish, self-absorbed, careerist morons who can't talk to other men without being shit-faced drunk or behind a smartphone. God, I need to move somewhere where people aren't up their own ass all day long.

    New York is a great place to visit if you're shallow and have tons of disposable cash to blow. It's a horrible place to live though. No quality of life here what so ever.

    In closing, I will leave you with this classic - http://www.theonion.com/article/84-million-new-yorkers-suddenly-realize-new-york-c-18003


    Thanks for the article: quite amusing for me given that I moved out of NYC a month ago after 20 years. icon_biggrin.gif