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Has anyone been? My mate went on holiday there a few years back and never came back. Things to see? To do? Great place?
She fell in love with a Jose and got married.
yeah it's really good. I didn't want to come back either.
Where did you go? What did you do? I've seen some flights going for £365 quid return.
get them immediately.
I'd like to try their pancakes.
and about twice the size of any other pizza
and even the stuff you get from a street vendor is some of the best i've ever had, properly have to curl it up and funnel it in (ooh err)
IN THE WORLD!!!
so familiar will you be with much of Manhatten when you get there.
Great food; music; museums; architecture; iconic landmarks. Just a fantastic place to walk around. Much like London really, but more AMERICAN.
bonus: why dont you just ask your friend who lives there, or perhaps her "jose"?
I just wanted some other people's opinions & experiences if that's alright with you.
Not even sure why I'm trying to explain myself.
And since then has regularly posted pics on FB from her trip, all tagged #missthatplace #myrealhome
a year ago.
have thought about it every single day since.
going back in august.
for a certain type of person it's very close to heaven.
i'm not 100% sure if you are joking about the 'things to see and do'. err, there are a few things to see and do, i'm sure you won't get too bored.
and go to the back of the lobby and look for a little sign saying "burgers". go in there and eat burgers. really nice.
No end of things to see and do. Great eating to be had and at reasonable prices.
People are generally quite nice. Been there twice and only came across one bawbag who was the concierge at the hotel trying to fleece us for a private hire car to take us to the airport - dick!
Yeah man, do it, could recommend a hundred things to do but you have to make the holiday your own. I'd suggest chilling in Washington Sq Park if you get the chance, there's always interesting stuff going on there. Full on Jazz band just jamming in the park when I was there. Close to Other Music too if you're into record shopping.
it is very good.
if you also mean the state of, then i can also reccomend that. it's really nice upstate
- The High Line
- Rockefeller Plaza, Top of the Rock
- Go see a show
- take the Staten Island ferry
definitely do the high line!
also walk over the williamsburg bridge, amazing views
walk away from the island over the brooklyn bridge and don't turn around until to look at the city you are half way across. not even a sneaky over-the-shoulder peek. it's worth it.
that will suck so much
*context: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4444302#r7964411, im not just horrible
or just alanis morrisette ironic?
or just truly truly horrifying?
it's great - i don't think i TOTALLY love it tho -
exciting place - great energy,
i liked queens for a slightly different perspective
been there in depths of winter.
Winter is much more preferable. Can't really give you more advice than that.
especially this winter. if the thought of extreme humidity is off putting for you then don't come in July/August. September is perfect weather wise, or even early October.
and it was beautiful. might go in september this year
spend ages trying to find the john lennon memorial in central park
spend ages trying to find milk (not cream) to go in your tea/coffee
you go to fulton landing in Brooklyn for the best view of Manhattan at night
if you time it right you can see some incredible views of new york in the light, in a sunset and in the dark, with all the lights coming on.
In terms of music, is there still a lot going on? Live music etc?
I've been looking on here:
but if anyone has any recommendations then that would be nice.
which was great. it was all sit downy with people having meals and drinks as the band played - was an interesting experience, i don't think we really have gig venues like that in the uk
if anyone good is playing there when you are visiting i'd recommend it
that puts on shed loads of stuff I like, seems to be in quite an arty/avant garde/NY hipster vein
It's run by John Zorn. It is not a hipster place at all. It doesn't even serve drinks (alcoholic or otherwise).
it's probably better if you're not 13 and with your family
The Met and MoMa are two of the best galleries in the world, there are hundreds of good restaurants and cool bars, Central Park and the Highline are great for walking, and like someone said up there, it's all strangely familiar because you've seen it so many times on films and TV.
Time Square is impressive
Generally walking about and seeing what goes on is ace
Go up the OXO tower (Empire State Building), say 9am to avoid the queues.
Brooklyn Bridge (any of the bridges)
The guided bus tour things that stop at a load of places are really good. You find out loads from them that you wouldn't do otherwise.
I want to go back.
suggestions. Although you probably would be able to name about ten places that you know and want to visit. Try some "personal" tourism. I looked up films and TV shows that I really liked and went to those places. I went to NY for a week last year and loved it. I did the big tourist stuff but loved my own tourist activities like breakfast at the Seinfeld restaurant, coffee at the cafe in the TV show Girls, a salt beef sandwich at the restaurant with THAT scene in When Harry Met Sally and taking a few shots of the crossroads that's the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique album cover. Anyway, have fun out there.
and see The Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Orchestra. Just. Incredible. Kind of like Tom Waits/Leonard Cohen mixed with a gospel preacher, with a rotating cast of famous people backing. When I went Jaleel from TV on The Radio was playing guitar. It was also Halloween and they had a shrine to the dead and people were leaving shots of whiskey for their fallen friends and doing one themselves. It was one of the most joyous thing I've ever been. And it was free
since you recommended it to me.
afaik no one has listened to me, at all
2 have actually gone. Both had a similar experience to me
i took a friend, who'd never heard of it, and it turned out he knew the trombonist so we hung out after SO maybe my friend's started going and taking people idk
(well, Long Island)
Liked it, and loved it to visit and have had great times going back, but something about it has always kept it in the 'places to visit' section of my head instead of 'places to live'
Although, I want to go back and possibly move to LA and a lot of people feel basically the opposite.
and it was basically the best week of holiday I've ever done.
Got shouted at through a megaphone for waving a dollar bill at a friend in Hogs & Heifers, got totally lost and found the Chelsea Hotel, and ate loads of hot dogs. Stayed at the Gershwin, which was pretty great and relatively cheap too.
Basically this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-O_xRU8SoBXk/UXuSJQM6oAI/AAAAAAAALdA/JcqtXPQZItU/s1600/we-have-to-go-back.gif
Get one of those big deli sandwiches, have some pizza, dunkin' donuts.