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for the weekend. cheap flight/things to do/tips please :D this is making my afternoon fly in
Kim's Video & Music
Downtown Music Gallery
but I did work there for 6 months a few years ago, and I try to go back once or twice every year. Next time = ATP NY.
on Ave A between 5th and 6th is awesome as well.
closed in February
Continental fly direct from Glasgow and occasionally they have some not bad deals.
I was there a couple of years back and loved it, outwith the obvious things to do I just liked walking about and discovering things for myself. We stayed in an apartment in upper west side that i booked online which cost about £120 each for 4 nights. I will try and remember where I found it and send a link across.
I am thinking of going back in July.
£240 return from Heathrow with Virgin, first time i'd been so did all touristy stuff;
Ground Zero etc
Stayed in Soho went out on a night in Greenwich village and Lower East Side - along with Berlin one of the friendliest places i've been and the chicks dig your accent, which is always a bonus
Fucking brilliant weekend
£250 each. still to get hotels/apartment/hostel.
so... anymore tips? like good hotels etc? :)
do a search in google with the words 'drowneinsound new york' and you'll get a couple of long threads about this stuff.
moreover, places to eat: http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/18?tag=main_menu_boards;menu_boards read this board.
It will give you a good idea of free gigs to go to and stuff like that. I've lived over here for two years and it is amazing!
what is there for a 20 year old to do in nyc/america in general?
where in ny do you live?
as i'm sure you know from being here they do ask for id's a lot of bars etc so that can make it a little trick I would guess but seeing as I'm an old man no problems for me. Having said that there are so many amzing little coffee shops, diners, small art exhibitions and that sort of stuff i guess i don't know when i'm not at work i'm out for dinner or in a bar.
i live in hells kitchen as only a 15 minute walk to work and manhatten is so small its easy enough to get around
my bro's pal lives in hells kitchen, she really likes it there. she's doing a course at columbia.
yeah i think i'm just gonna have to find places to hang around or something. i'm going again in august, not late enough for the start of the semester at either of the two colleges i don't think, otherwise i would hang around in the areas around them. cheers bud.
is tons of fun, and it's $11 with a student ID. You can probably charm them with your accent if your ID is expired. I went there with a couple of friends the last time I was home and we had a blast--found our spirit animals and all that. Plus it's right by Central Park, so I like to get a hot dog/knish/falafel there and then pop into the Plaza Hotel to use the bathroom. All-around awesomeness.
Boring except for the dinosaurs - AMAZING. The whole fun of New York is exploring yourself though - Manhattan is quite small, really - but so much to see and do! I love it. For a cheap place to stay that's very good, I can't recommend the Hostelling Internation enough: http://www.hinewyork.org/ - amazing place - met shitloads of people by doing some of their organised events when I stayed there a few weeks ago.