Thanks So Much New Yorkers!

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  1. ruperty

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    Hi

    I just got back from four nights in New York and had to say how awesome that city is. I've spent a while in London, but it sucks compared to New York - the people, the places, the shops...it's great.

    I went up the Empire State Building in daytime when it was clear and that was great, then I went to the Top of the Rock at night to see the city lit up - again, it was utterly amazing. Among other things I: saw the Statue o Liberty, Ground Zero, Central Park, Museum of Natural History, Greenwich Village (unfortunately that was bad because a construction worker fell and died minutes before we got there), Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Macys, Grand Central, Dakota Building, Strawberry Fields, loadsa shops, Battery Park and plenty more...

    I'm depressed to have left. I stayed at the intercontinental on east 48th and that was amazing. The area was great. I met a few characters, ate some great food, had some good times and took some good pics.

    Just wanted to say a BIIIIIIIIIIIG thank you to NJQT466, northland, mem0101, FLASHY, jason els, headbang8 and anyone who took the time to help me out.

    It was a memorable experience to say the least, and I know I'll be going again some time soon (when it's warmer though, my hands nearly froze off on the Rock at night) and I'll keep away from British Airways, that crash landing at Heathrow was right behind me after I landed!

    Oh yeah - I FOUND NO FUCKING TWINKIES!!!!! I lookes everywhere, but had no luck. I visited hundreds of deli's and shops asking "do you sell twinkies" and they just looked at me like I was stupid and smirked saying "no". Maybe it's because 'twinky' is a funny word, or maybe it's because I have a funny english accent...
     
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    oh yeah, and my nights were cut short because I couldn't get used to jetlag. 9p.m new york time is 2a.m brit time - that was tough.
     
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    you don't but twinkies in a deli........they are a pre-packaged food you buy at the corner store.

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    Glad you had a great time ruperty! Sorry you couldn't find your Twinkies. Very happy to help you out. The best season in New York is autumn. Winter's too damn cold, spring is too wet, and summer can be a blast furnace. Still, glad you found the magic in the city and enjoyed your stay!
     
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    I tried corner stores, but to no avail. i tried duane reeds (i think) but they looked at me like i was stupid! I'll just have to wait until next time...
     
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    I am glad to heat that you had such a good time.:wink:

    You make NYC sound so great. I take it for granted. I live about 15 miles from it.


    Try this site for your twinkies.

    Hostess Twinkies (Individual Cake)
     
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    Glad you had a good time while here Ruperty. Yes, it was indeed tragic about that Donald Trump Hotel construction site down on Varick Street- which is technically SoHo (south of Houston). As to the Twinkie dilema, I have no idea why you weren't able to locate them- I personally visited all 882,118 Duane Reade stores in the city the day before (as well as RiteAid and CVS and all bodegas, corner grocers, markets of all sizes and shapes) and found so many that I've had to rent twelve storage lockers (and I see my bribes to the storekeepers helped too- I just hope I can service all of them).
     
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    Are you trying to put him off twinkies mem? :wink:

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    ruperty, you might find them in Kmart on 34th street or Walgreens Union Square next time.:smile:
     
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    I'm glad you had a good time Ruperty and that my suggestions were of some help to you. :smile: I'm also glad you weren't on that BA plane that basically dropped on the runway. :eek: How weird was that!?! :confused:
     
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