Best places in new york city to visit

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  1. little_ONE

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    hi im planning a trip to new york in the summer and i was just woundering if anyone can recommend any good places to visit and thing to do

    also i was woundering if anyone can recommend any cheap hotels or areas where i should find a hotel
     
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    Too many to list...I would try to visit the Statue of Libery and also get down to Times Square at night.
     
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    There are so many things to do it NY. Do yourself a favor and buy a copy of TimeOut NY. There are sections for theatre, music, museums, clubs, shopping etc... As far as hotels go...The more you go off the beaten path, it will likely be more affordable. There are all sorts of venues in the summer that are free, concerts in Central Park, Lincoln Center and of course the street fairs. Hope you have fun!
     
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    There's a great tea room on the corner of Lexington and . . . uh, never mind. My bad.
     
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    PS1 (P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center) in Queens (G 21st Street) - Art and the 'Warm Up' (Best DJs and EDM ever) is a must

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden (2/3 Eastern Parkway) - Cherry Blossom Festival
    Prospect Park (2/3 Eastern Parkway) - Zoo and Circus

    Union Square (4/5/6/N/R/Q) - From now until the end of summer you can usually find a farmers market, artists performing or vendors around (mmm, free cider! :09:).

    Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria (Off the N on Astoria) - Outside with Beer, meat -'nuff said.

    Citifield for a Mets game

    Other Places: Flatiron Building, Battery Park, Roosevelt Island Tram, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Washington Square Park (if the renovations are complete - watch out for vicious (OK, "friendly") squirrels :09:)... then walk around and hit one of the restaurants in the area that offer good deals on drinks and food (not just for NYU students).
     
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    When I lived in a smaller apartment in Midtown, my visitors usually stayed at the Eastgate Towers, great place, prices, and staff. You can probably find better deals with B&Bs, though. (yes, they do exist in NYC *shock*). :smile:
     
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    Ah little_ONE, my most valued friend.

    Tell us what it is you want to do. What things interest you? Like London or other large cities, you can't do everything in one visit. Are you looking for culture, or gay fun, or major attractions or what? The NY LPSG members are happy to make you an offer you can't refuse. Are you a full-time university student? Tell us about you so we can help you. We can prevent union problems too.

    Be aware that New York in summer is resembles an oven much of the time. Bring lots of shorts, T-shirts, your most stylish sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes though you may want to buy them here given how cheap everything should be for you.

    Now, if there's nothing else, I want to go enjoy my daughter's wedding.
     
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    Jason, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your daughter's wedding...on the day of your daughter's wedding
     
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    Ride the Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island and turn around a come right back.

    Roosevelt Island Tram - Again just turn around and come back.

    Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

    All Magical at night

    Enjoy the view
     
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    I'm not into modern art at all so I've never been to the MOMA. But I could do the Metropolitan over and over and over. So many of the world's great masterpieces over the millennia to see.
     
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    Since you are coming during the warm months I recommend taking the "Circle Line" tour around the island!
     
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    MOMA is indeed a great repository of modern art. Nearly every room has at least one famous piece.

    I have three problems with the MOMA. The first is that they do not vary their admission fees based upon ability to pay. You cough-up $20 per ticket. They will not let you in for less unless you've a valid student ID, a senior pass, or are a member. Other museums will take whatever you want to give. I suppose this policy keeps out the hoi polloi, but it's extremely disappointing and runs contrary to the educational purposes of a museum.

    My other beef is their restaurants. Their restaurants are not cheap. They're not even reasonable on a budget. No cafeteria these. One is an outright bar, the other is a cafe that makes it a challenge to get out for under $20 a head, and the third is a full-blown 2-star Michelin French restaurant. None of them are remotely kid-friendly.

    My third problem has to do with their renovations which have been all about the museum making piles of money and little to do with the art or the neighborhood.

    MOMA is a museum for rich people who own art from the same artists shown there so they can impress their friends and inflate their portfoliios. It is the finest collection of modern art in the world and that's very nice, but I wouldn't want to be a casual family spending the afternoon there.

    Oh and the ticket lines can eat an hour all on their own. Buy them before you go.
     
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    Museum of Natural History, Empire State Building tour, busking musicians in the subways, the Village...its all good.

    I enjoyed the hop-on, hop-off double decker open tour buses as a way to get around and see things.
     
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    Correction. Don't bring all that stuff when you can buy those things when you go on a 34th st. shopping spree.:biggrin1:


    New York City Shopping - 34th street, 6th to 7th Avenue
     
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    Fixed that for you.

    And what's this about your daughter's wedding and why haven't I been invited?
     
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    Your assistant called, he apologized for you not coming personal but said I'd understand. Also some of the judges. They all sent gifts.
     
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    For all of NYC's splendors and museums, NYC still has no world-class creation museum, like the 70,000 square foot Creation Museum in Kentucky.

    This Creation Museum rejects Darwin and universal common descent. This Creation Museum asserts that all life forms were created 6.000 years ago, during the 6-day period described in the Book of Genesis. Man and dinosaurs co-existed. The Kentucky Creation Museum presents many provocative tableaux, including Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden with a triceratops.

    The vast majority of scientists claim that the Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, and that dinosaurs became extinct 65.5 million years before human beings arose. But this does not deter the evangelicals who triumphantly present their Creation Museum, which is said to have cost $27 million dollars to construct and was funded through private donations, from the "Answers in Genesis" ministries, tax-free.

    When NYC builds its first world-class Creation Museum, I will then begin to take NYC seriously as a world-class city.
     
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    I'll take Brian to task for his misunderstanding of my instructions in the morning. I'll be keeping the gifts nonetheless.
     
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