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Old 12-20-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Going to New York in Jan for a week

So my buddy and I are going to NY in less than a month from now, we booked our plane tickets already, we are going to stay in Brooklyn at his sisters house for six days. I can't wait and i'm really excited.

Its my first time out there so just wanted some advice, suggestions and recommendations from people who live and travel in NY. good places to eat and see? bars, clubs, shopping, things to do? learn me NY plz?
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: Going to New York in Jan for a week

Hit the Empire State Building & Statue of Liberty early to avoid the lines. Eat at a good steakhouse like Ruth Chris or Sparks. Take a stroll through Central Park & grab some dirty water dogs from the street vendors. Hang out in Times Square at night. Shop down in SoHo (SOuth of HOuston street). Buy knock off's on Canal Street & grab some chinese food for lunch @ Wo-Hop while there. Check out the World Trade Center site. Go to Rockefeller Center & do some shopping @ Bloomingdales or Macy's. Catch a concert or basketball game @ Madison Square Garden or the Brooklyn Barclay's Center.

The list literally goes on & on & on............


Let me know your food preference & I can list out a few top notch restaurants. Also, the motorcyle show in NYC is coming up around Jan. 18th-20th
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Stop by Croxley's on Ave B for 10 wings Mon to Wed.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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Re: Going to New York in Jan for a week

I think they've destroyed my favorite spot there, all the whores, live peep shows, & massage places at Times Square use to put me in the Christmas spirit! Now I guess you're stuck doing normal stuff.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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Get his sister drunk.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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Re: Going to New York in Jan for a week

What part of Brooklyn are you staying in?There is lots to do there as well,you don't only have to hang out in Manhattan.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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Hit the Empire State Building & Statue of Liberty early to avoid the lines. Eat at a good steakhouse like Ruth Chris or Sparks. Take a stroll through Central Park & grab some dirty water dogs from the street vendors. Hang out in Times Square at night. Shop down in SoHo (SOuth of HOuston street). Buy knock off's on Canal Street & grab some chinese food for lunch @ Wo-Hop while there. Check out the World Trade Center site. Go to Rockefeller Center & do some shopping @ Bloomingdales or Macy's. Catch a concert or basketball game @ Madison Square Garden or the Brooklyn Barclay's Center.

The list literally goes on & on & on............


Let me know your food preference & I can list out a few top notch restaurants. Also, the motorcyle show in NYC is coming up around Jan. 18th-20th
That there is the perfect asian tourist trap.....I mean trip.
Sparks for sure.....It's where John Gotti had Paul Castellano wacked.
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What part of Brooklyn are you staying in?There is lots to do there as well,you don't only have to hang out in Manhattan.
+1 Lots to do in Brooklyn too.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:02 PM   #8
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Re: Going to New York in Jan for a week

where to go, what to do in nyc has been done to death on this very forum.

things not mentioned but are something unique are the high line or the roosevelt tram.
i like most of the irish pubs or blockheadz.

i would apply to be in the taping of letterman to experience it.

what part of brooklyn are you staying in?
fish eye in flatbush off ralph ave is good to eat, or if you're north of that, sea bistro is good also.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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I figure if you are coming to NYC from out of town, you'd want to hit the more touristy stuff.

Gingerman for draught brews
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #10
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Re: Going to New York in Jan for a week

when are you going? the international motorcycle show is JAN 18-20 @ The Javits Center
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:55 AM   #11
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Hit the Empire State Building & Statue of Liberty early to avoid the lines. Eat at a good steakhouse like Ruth Chris or Sparks. Take a stroll through Central Park & grab some dirty water dogs from the street vendors. Hang out in Times Square at night. Shop down in SoHo (SOuth of HOuston street). Buy knock off's on Canal Street & grab some chinese food for lunch @ Wo-Hop while there. Check out the World Trade Center site. Go to Rockefeller Center & do some shopping @ Bloomingdales or Macy's. Catch a concert or basketball game @ Madison Square Garden or the Brooklyn Barclay's Center.

The list literally goes on & on & on............


Let me know your food preference & I can list out a few top notch restaurants. Also, the motorcyle show in NYC is coming up around Jan. 18th-20th

I'll add all that to my to do list, I definitely want to go to a basketball game and also go to a motorcycle show, whats the name of the bike show?

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Stop by Croxley's on Ave B for 10 wings Mon to Wed.
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I think they've destroyed my favorite spot there, all the whores, live peep shows, & massage places at Times Square use to put me in the Christmas spirit! Now I guess you're stuck doing normal stuff.

haha, do you know of any good massage places? I'm open minded to do anything entertaining.

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What part of Brooklyn are you staying in?There is lots to do there as well,you don't only have to hang out in Manhattan.
Off myrtle and broadway

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when are you going? the international motorcycle show is JAN 18-20 @ The Javits Center
Jan 14th - Jan 20th hell yeah, I would love to check it out.


Thanks guys for info, the more info and insight I can soak up, the better my trip will be. :thumb
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #12
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http://www.motorcycleshows.com/new-york

IMS @ The Javits Center. It's over 34th Steet & 11th Avenue.
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Off myrtle and broadway


nice!.....

bring these
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:39 AM   #14
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nice!.....

bring these



Word of advice - don't walk south.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:15 AM   #15
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Re: Going to New York in Jan for a week

Gingerman is a bit corporate for my taste. If you want to get beer in Brooklyn, go to Spuyten Duyvil on Metropolitan. http://www.spuytenduyvilnyc.com

It reminds me of the cool hole in the wall bars we love down here in New Orleans.

If you are drinking in the Times Square-Hell's Kitchen area, hit House of Brews on 51st just west of 8th. Incredible selection and a great mix of cool tourists and friendly locals. I make it a point to find a hotel within walking distance of this place whenever we visit. Get the Mac & Cheese with Buffalo nuggets.

Empire State is an icon, but the view is better and the crowds are much lighter at Top Of the Rock. Plus Rockefeller Center is more fun than the downtown area that ES is in.

MOMA ( Museum of Modern Art ) is way more than just paintings. They even had a Ferrari F1 car hanging on the wall. Le Bonne Soupe is a great french bistro one block north. http://labonnesoupe.com/

The Museum of Sex has a decidedly different collection, and is worth the trip. Plus, the Waterfront Ale House is just a few blocks away ( 2nd and 30th ) and they have really good burgers and my favorite IPA's.

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Word of advice - don't walk south.
That area ain't what it used to be.Myrtle Av is one of my old stompin' grounds.It's pretty safe these days,especially since all the white people started moving in.
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Re: Going to New York in Jan for a week

There's about a million different things to do at any given time in NYC. I wouldn't even know where to point you unless having a good understanding of your likes and dislikes.
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The Museum of Sex has a decidedly different collection, and is worth the trip.
I was just by there the other day,they have an interesting window display.
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Tre chic !
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:56 PM   #20
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I was just by there the other day,they have an interesting window display.
My office is up near Grand Central. We have to get lunch sometime when you are working in that area, Bart


Are you in the city lately, Kaz??


& yes, we need to know what else this guy likes/dislikes before we can list anything else. you can get into anything @ anytime in NYC.
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