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What To Do In New York?  
User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Ok, I know this may seem like a strange question, but I'm going to be in Manhattan for two or three days, and there's so much damn stuff to do there that I can't figure it out. From those of you who have spent some time there, how do you recommend two poor college students to fill some time?
Much appreciated.

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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7437 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1717 times:
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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Take the PATH from the WTC site over to New Jersey (first stop) then have a nice walk along the Hudson, the Manhattan skyline is beautiful from there, you need some distance to really feel how mighty those buildings are. Great for photo ops. too  Big grin

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16689 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

MY favorite spots in Manhattan are..

Grand Central Terminal, the dining concourse is an awesome place to have lunch. Lots of shops!

Central Park,

The Musuem of Natural History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robert Wagner/Battery Park

Soho (West Broadway)

If you want to see celebrities check out the Meat packing district, off West 14th Street. Patsies is a great spot to see celebs, also all the nearby shops.



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User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

The great thing about New York is that you probably know all the places you want to go already. Central Park, Chinatown (Have Dim Sum and the Golden Unicorn on East Broadway, it's great!), go to the top of the Empire State building. Do NOT miss the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you are into good food, go ahead and start making reservations. (For Italian, any of Mario Batali's restaurants are steller..my personal favorite is Babbo though. Nobu is the best Japanese in the city, and you are guaranteed to see celebrities there.) For lesser treats, make sure to try an H&H bagel on the upper west side. (While you are there, head on over to the cathedral of St. John the Divine, which is incomplete, but when completed will be the largest cathedral in the world). Might as well stop by Columbia University while you are there...It's a quiet spot if you find the need to escape the city for a few minutes. Grant's Tomb is also nearby to the Cathedral and Columbia (On Riverside Drive). It's quite an impressive monument. I second that you need to see Grand Central, it's really something else. There are so so many others...if you have any questions shoot me an e-mail, I go to school here in Manhattan and would be happy to help you with anything!

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

If its a good waether I would suggest you to visit the Central park. That park is really amazing.
And the USS Intrepid Museum is really great too. I have been there 3 times my self. So that museaum is really worth a visit. I know that's not really inside Manhattan but it doesn't take long to walk there at all.


User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

and the piece de resistance, take the 10 minute helicopter ride over Manhattan for $95! i have just returned from a week in NY and your feet are going to cop a pounding!


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User currently offlineVSLover From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

HAHA, some of these suggestions are absurd for a "poor college student"

Well first of all, bring your id, since many museums offer discounted admissions.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is indeed not to be missed, it has a bit of something for everyone:

http://www.metmuseum.org

The MoMA in Queens is an EASY subway ride away (while their home in Manhattan is being rennovated) if you are into more modern art

http://www.moma.org

Of course Times Square is cool for people who have never been, I suggest not coming during business hours, as you will invariably be yet another body on the sidewalk and make me have to elbow you out of the way  Smile kidding, but the lights do look cooler at night.

If you wake up early enough you can see Good Morning America being taped in times sq. http://www.abc.com

Of course, take a walk around lower manhattan, checking out the ground zero area, and walking along Wall St, seeing the oldest Church in American (I think) at Wall St and Broadway. The stock exchange down there too, and either hit Battery Pary or the South Street Seaport for a nice walk along the water. Across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn is the Promenade from which you have a most splendid view of lower Manhattan.

SoHo and TriBeCa are two neighborhoods that are cool to walk around. SoHo moreso, and yes, the walk along W Broadway (DIFFERENT from Broadway) is great because it is quintessential SoHo, though Broadway is cool too, just more crowded. You can also find cheap eats around SoHo.

For going out on the cheap, and eating on the cheap, I'd suggest the East Village for college kids. Its fun, its dark, its moody, its college types and fun. This is everything east of Broadway from Houston St up to 14th St.

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User currently offlineSASlover From Denmark, joined Mar 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

There is Statue of Liberty............


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User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

SASlover, unfortunately the statue is closed right now, you can always visit the island itself but it's not the same without having the chance to go up inside the statue.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Take the 2 hour cruise around Manhatten Island. I did this last time I went and it was a very relaxing couple of hours and you get some great views of the Skyline and they take you out past Liberty island too.

There is a free bus to the boats, it runs from outseide the Empire state building, just stand at any bus stop and stick your arm out and they will stop for you, but the name of the company escapes me !!.

If you cannot afford that, then take the Staten Island ferry, it's free and goes right past Liberty so you can get some ok pics, but it goes a bit further out than the tourist boats so you need a good camera for close up shots.

Also go pay a visit to G-BOAD, the Concorde that is at the Intrepid.

If you go up the Empire State, try and go just before sunset then you get to see the city in daylight, at sunset and in the dark all for one price !!.

 Smile



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User currently offlineCoTXDFW777AA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

The Statue of Liberty is very overrated, it is beautiful but I expected it to be bigger. Your best bets (and some of the cheapest) are the MET, Central Park, SOHO. Harlem is pretty cool too, (it is more than you expect). Try to avoid Rockefeller Center it is swarming with tourists all day and is packed in morning (Today show), the only good place there is Radio City that is a beautiful theatre (take the tour). Also, if you want to see a play go to the TKS stand in the middle on Times square after lunch it has some good shows for pretty cheap (just be flexible).

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User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

Do they still let people up top of the Empire State building? What are some cheap but good restaurants? Is there anyplace in particular that we should visit for fun overnight?

User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

If you want an amazing Mexican restaurant, drop me an email!  Smile

User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

it's 12$ for the ride to the top of the empire state building, wait is about 45minutes for the ticket line and another 30minutes for the security line. best money you will ever spend to wait in line.


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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7437 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
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If you jog or rollerblade, do a once around Central park and

also do West Side highway path from Chelsea Piers down to the South tip of Manhattan, affords a pretty view of Statue of Liberrty and also skirts around Ground Zero.



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User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

"also do West Side highway path from Chelsea Piers down to the South tip of Manhattan, affords a pretty view of Statue of Liberrty and also skirts around Ground Zero."

If you do this, when you see a big bridge crossing the West Side Highway, that is my school!  Smile


User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Skip it and come to Boston instead.

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