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New York trip suggestions


miranda  
2 Apr 2008 /  #1
so it is confirmed. I have landed the opportunity to go for a long-weekend trip to NY at the beginning of May. I am vary excited, yet, since I haven't visited the city in 10 years, I am looking for suggestions. Things have changes for sure, yet I am flexible and open, so....I know it is gonna be fun. it is a Big apple after all:)

I like art, photography and jazz.

any suggestions local people?
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
2 Apr 2008 /  #2
Going to the Museum of Modern Art must be on your list ?
learning 16 | 72  
2 Apr 2008 /  #3
I went there, it was all right, but not what I had expected. The Met is always a popular spot for both art and music. There is also Lincoln Center. For jazz, I am not so sure, NYC isn't really known for jazz (or so I think).
Goonie 8 | 242  
2 Apr 2008 /  #4
Ground zero is a must see (ex twin towers)
learning 16 | 72  
2 Apr 2008 /  #5
Did they finally let people in/even look at it? I haven't been in that specific area of NY in a few years.
El Gato 4 | 351  
2 Apr 2008 /  #6
Going to the Museum of Modern Art must be on your list ?

Been there twice. Great place to go.

:]
OP miranda  
2 Apr 2008 /  #7
have been the last time I visited, but it looks like I have to go again. Thanks S.
El Gato 4 | 351  
2 Apr 2008 /  #8
Well the place is so big you can't possibly see the whole thing, and appreciate it, in one visit, so going a few times is nice.

Isn't the Metropolitan Museum in NY also? Or is that another name for the Museum of Modern Art?
OP miranda  
2 Apr 2008 /  #9
Isn't the Metropolitan Museum in NY also? Or is that another name for the Museum of Modern Art?

different species as far as I know. That is good but I am looking for some off the main track attractions.

(how have you been El Gato?)
El Gato 4 | 351  
2 Apr 2008 /  #10
different species as far as I know. That is good but I am looking for some off the main track attractions.

You can search for naked cowboy...

(how have you been El Gato?)

Fine, but very tired. Football, school, the ladies, it's taking its toll...
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
2 Apr 2008 /  #11
What about that ticket office where you can get a ticket to become part of the audience for a really crappy TV show ?
OP miranda  
2 Apr 2008 /  #12
school, the ladies,

more than one? My, my.......;
El Gato 4 | 351  
2 Apr 2008 /  #13
Well one girlfriend, and a couple of the girls decided that they can just spill their hearts out to me, so a lot of my day now is being spent listening to their problems over the phone...I'm too nice to say "SHUT THE F*CK UP YOU STUPID C*NT I DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS!" to their faces.

:]
OP miranda  
2 Apr 2008 /  #14
ha, ha.....OK. Back to my NY trip then:)

I like jazz.
El Gato 4 | 351  
2 Apr 2008 /  #15
ha, ha.....OK.

lol

Back to my NY trip then:)

Right...umm...well you definitely have to have the pizza. Buy a hotdog from a street vendor...try to get yourself onto "Cash Cab" and possibly get a ticket for Saturday Night Live.
EbonyandBathory 5 | 249  
2 Apr 2008 /  #16
This might not interest you, Miranda, but I'd go visit Yankee Stadium. They're tearing the old girl down after this year and it's one of America's premier sports arenas. Only 6 more months and it will be gone forever.

But I find its best NOT to go sightseeing in NY. I mean there are a few things (the museum of modern art, the metropolitan opera house) but the big apple can be experience in tourist stops. Just walk around Central Park, or Brooklyn. Go into a hole in the wall deli, or movie theater. That's how you see New York.
Ranj 21 | 948  
2 Apr 2008 /  #17
miranda

Hey M, PM me and let me know the dates you will be there.....I have a voucher for a trip I was suppose to take last fall to NYC.....I wouldn't mind going....have a cousin that lives there and she could give me some suggestions....I'll email her about the things for which you are interested:)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
2 Apr 2008 /  #18
Depending on how much doe you have, get a hotel in Jersey City, NJ (right across the river and the commute is good and easy), or somewhere in Mid Town Manhattan. Manhattan is much more convenient (of course) but expect to spend $500+ per night. One of the mid range hotels in Jersey City should set you off by no more than $120 a night.

If you're driving then park the car for however long you are staying there, and get a multiple trip subway pass.

There is a sh--load of stuff to see and do in NYC so plan ahead to get the most out of it. Especially if one of the long weekend's day is Monday. Make sure places you want to visit are actually open on those days.

Museums I liked:
53rd St - American Folk Art Museum and Museum of Modern Art
5th Ave. and 42nd Street - New York Public Library
2nd Ave. (downtown) Ukrainian Museum
5th Ave. (upper Manhattan) Guggenheim Museum

No idea about Jazz clubs though. Only concerts I've been to were in Pink Floyd in Madison Square Garden and Simon and Garfunkel in Central Park.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
2 Apr 2008 /  #19
Ma favorite is the museum of natural history. Specially all those mummies give me the creeps...
TheKruk 3 | 308  
3 Apr 2008 /  #20
NYC isn't really known for jazz (or so I think).

thats why its called the big apple as jazz musicians view new York as the Holy Grail of Jazz go to the Blue note on West Third near 6th ave.
learning 16 | 72  
3 Apr 2008 /  #21
Perhaps that is true, but I never associated NYC with jazz. Rather the former New Orleans and the cities down south. Maybe a bit more of the northern cities above NYC. Yes, there is a jazz scene in NYC, I don't doubt that.

Oh yea, if you want to go a little bit outside of NYC, there is also Hoboken, NJ where many NYC visitors also go to visit.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
3 Apr 2008 /  #22
thats why its called the big apple as jazz musicians view new York as the Holy Grail of Jazz go to the Blue note on West Third near 6th ave.

Nope. Jazz has nothing to do with the origin of the term.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
3 Apr 2008 /  #23
jazz musicians view new York as the Holy Grail of Jazz

If you like jazz New Orleans is the place to go to:)
TheDude - | 50  
3 Apr 2008 /  #24
Isn't the Metropolitan Museum in NY also? Or is that another name for the Museum of Modern Art?

The dude will inform you that: MOMA-Museum of Modern Art /The Met- The Metropolitan Museum of Art

There are a ton of Museums
officialsite.com/index.asp?RegionId=45&CategoryID=12

I went there, it was all right, but not what I had expected. The Met is always a popular spot for both art and music. There is also Lincoln Center. For jazz, I am not so sure, NYC isn't really known for jazz (or so I think).

Sure it is. A few Jazz bars
ny.com/clubs/jazz

Cotton Club is prob the most famous Jazz bar club in the US

Dude says if you pick up a book called Weird NJ/ Weird NY, you can find things off the tourist path which may be interesting.

Dude thinks M will have a blast!
OP miranda  
3 Apr 2008 /  #25
thank you everybody. I think that I have lots to choose from now:).
TheKruk 3 | 308  
3 Apr 2008 /  #26
Nope. Jazz has nothing to do with the origin of the term.

Ok there are many stories but most people agree prior to the Apple industry wanting to raise profits, Jazz Musicians referred to NYC as the Big Apple.
OP miranda  
4 Apr 2008 /  #27
But I find its best NOT to go sightseeing in NY. I mean there are a few things.

I think that I like that. I am nt a tourist type in general and while touring Paris with my sister I simply went on my own, since she didn't want to get away from the tour guide (he was very annoying BTW). I had a fabulous time and wished that I had split from the group right at the beginning. I will check the stadium if I have a chance.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
4 Apr 2008 /  #28
I am nt a tourist type in general and while touring Paris

Central Park is OK (during the day) but Brooklyn ain't Paris. It even ain't really NYC. Make sure you know where you're going before you take a stroll around Brooklyn ;)
OP miranda  
4 Apr 2008 /  #29
thanks Dariusz. I know what you are saying. I will probably not going to Brooklyn at all, since I am staying in Manhattan. I am not as naive as I might come accross;)

The last time I stayed in Queens, where my car was broken into, even though I left it open as per my host advice in order not to have the locks being damaged( forgot about the glove compartment).

How bad is Brooklyn though. I always wanted to visit? And there are 40 of us so I will not be strolling alone;)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
4 Apr 2008 /  #30
The last time I stayed in Queens

That's where I lived. In Astoria in a Greek-Italian neighborhood so it wasn't that bad. Still, just 10 blocks away things were completely different

I left it open as per my host advice in order not to have th locks damaged

I dunno about leaving the car open. Nothing guarantees safety there, so about the only thing you can do is not leave anything in plain sight inside a vehicle. Not even a bag with used coffee cups. They won't know there is nothing of value but you'll still lose one of the cars windows or a lock. The only issue is out of state registration plates. For some reason they will attract burglars.

In all, during 5 years my car was broken into only two times :)

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