I see you have the same problem with the black coming off of the bottle all the way on the left. That one really sucked.
September is the only acceptable month to travel north of Westchester. You better be on your way back by October.
seriously February is the worst month anywhere in NY much less CNY. Hundreds of miles of bare trees and dirty snow. It's dreary as fuck.
Unless you have a compelling reason to visit Syracuse I'd say skip it. I'd imagine you do though because there isn't much interesting there in general regardless of season. If I were on a trip I'd invest that time seeing interesting things while still mobile in the city.
Now in the Fall that's a famous drive.
Going for a production of Sweeney Todd at Syracuse Opera, found a few other things to do and a hotel close to the theater. So compelling to me but, still. I guess I will be watching how the storm develops.
It also may be fun to wander around the snow-covered city here.
Hey, New Yorkers! I'm taking my first -- ever -- trip to New York in late October. It's a combo business trip/vacation. I have a few friends in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn so I'm going to be well taken care of, but I'd still be open to anything you guys might suggest. Beyond hanging with friends, attending a conference and some work meetings, I'll be doing the usual touristy stuff -- seeing some Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, catching the NY Phil, visiting some landmarks like the Empire State (or Top of the Rock), walking through Central Park, attending a sex party, going to the Met or the Guggenheim and hopefully enjoying some great NY dining. But, beyond those obvious tourist attractions, any recommendations? Neighborhoods that are fun to walk through and take it all in? Restaurants you love? I'll be staying in Midtown East, but want to see as much of NY as I can. Cheers!
take the LIRR out to Jamaica station in Queens. get out there and walk the neighborhood. Be sure to wear nice clothes.
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
- Broadway: Pippin, After Midnight, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night, Once, Matilda
- Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway: Bad Jews, Buyer & Cellar, The Commons of Pensacola, Domesticated, Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, Peter and the Starcatcher, Sleep No More, The Vaudevillians, Fun Home
And thanks for the restaurant recommendations!
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Yay. Just got to New York. In cab from LaGuardia. Awful stench about 2 mins out of the airport.
ME: What's that smell?
CABBIE: Welcome to New York
Anyway, soooo excited. Couple of quick Qs I forgot to ask my NY friends:
- Any recommended/must-have New York apps for one's smartphone. Android, if it matters. I've got the TimeOut, CabSense, WayFinder NYC apps. Maybe a good one for WALKING through Manhattan as opposed to one focused on public transport?
- Midtown East restaurant and bar recommendations?
- Theatre district (or nearby) restaurant/bar recommendations?
- Restaurant/bar recommendations near any of these attractions - Met Museum, MOMA, Highline, a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
- Favorite late night (open 2am and later) restaurants, cafes, bars etc throughout Manhattan?
EDITED TO ADD:
Any good shows in NY this week? I checked Time Out and Brooklyn Vegan, but didn't see any concerts I'd be remotely interested in. Perhaps I missed something. The BV listings were overwhelmingly comprehensive.
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I live in the Theater District. Totto Ramen (not quick) or Empanada Mama mentioned above are there. At any rate I would head west to 9th avenue and look for something that catches your eye/has space. Pure Thai Shop House, Island Burgers & Shakes, Delta Grill, Viv (Thai) and Ariana (Afghan) are all places I would highly recommend and on 9th between 47th and 51st (or so).
Another option would be UrbanSpace's Broadway Bites at 34th and Broadway and 6th (near Macy's). It opens Monday and should have some great food (last year they had a larger(?) set up in Meatpacking right off the Highline but that does not appear to be back).
I don't know anything about city walking apps, etc. When I am out I usually use Yelp and/or Google Maps but I would be interested if you hear of something. I don't really know the East Side other than the Pony Bar on 1st at 75th which is great for local/craft beer and (good) bar food, but that is a bit of a ways from The Met Museum, etc.
Oh My Rockness is the place to look for shows. And really, you're not going to see Steve Aoki next Friday at Hammerstein? I have tickets to Sparks on Monday and there's a bunch of other things I would be interested in but I am full up on other things.
And since this is the NYC thread I am seeing The Nose this afternoon, the Gotham Chamber Opera's Baden-Baden 1927 operas tonight, Two Boys on Wednesday and The Drowsy Chaperone on Friday, all walking distance, all on ticket deals that just came up. I love living here.
Ugh, I'm so jealous.
My only late-night suggestion and it's a touristy thing too would be Tom's Restaurant, but that's upper west side & not likely going to be on your destination list from what I can see. Have fun Rage, and remember sometimes you'll find the best places just by happenstance.
Oh and if you go to The Met don't believe the signs that say you have to pay $25. It's a trick.
Check out Peter Lugers in Brooklyn
Last time I was there alot the happening clubs seemed to be in meatpacking district. I had friends staying at the Ganzavoort which Is kind of like a standard with a rooftop cocktail lounge with dj and hip guest rooms
In the Lower East Side/East Village I like Evelyn on Avenue C at 10th. Great cocktails and drink specials.
But late night bars (like food) is very location dependent; there is almost always something great around where you are, wherever that is.
just got permission from Bloomberg to charge a mandatory admissions fee. (But I still doubt it will be changing the policy anytime soon -- there would be massive backlash and loss of major donors.)
Damn, I payed to go in 2 days in a row
Bloomberg is a douche.
Thanks, all! Appreciate the suggestions.
This probably only applies to mountmccabe, but avoid A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder like the plague. It was like dinner theatre. But worse, because there wasn't any dinner. I had a comp from a friend who works for one of the producers and I still felt ripped off.