(Closed) NWR Tourists in NYC

posted 9 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Newbee

The Circle Line Cruise is a MUST if it’s nice out!  It’s great for older visitors as it doesn’t require as much walking as NY does but they still get to see the city.  Also, those double-decker bus tours, while a little cheesy, are very informative — the one that goes into Harlem is especially cool.  The Met is always a good choice but my favorite museum to take out of towners is the Frick.  It’s beautiful and very "New York!"

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The lower east side tenement museum is a great place. You might make reservations in advance as I tried to take people on a holiday weekend and the tickets were sold out. Katz Deli is close by, great place for corned beef sandwiches. 

Dumbo in Brooklyn is always great to take people for the views of Manhattan. Take them for pizza at Grimaldis then to jacque torres for chocolate. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

They’ll probably want to go to a show, don’t you think?  Maybe something that’s not on Broadway, but is up and coming…

Also, when my parents go to New York, the list includes 1) bagels 2) Italian pastry 3) real New York pizza 4) deli sandwiches.  We’re simple folks really!  Feed us and we’re happy.

My parents always refuse to go to the Guggenheim and the Met with me, but I try to go often.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

Whoa ac-ny, you totally read my mind!  I second the tenement museum!  Its truly a hidden gem!  There is also it’s "sister" museum, Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace, near Gramercy Park (correct me if I’m wrong!) Basically it’s a gorgeous brownstone and only $3.00 (YES THREE DOLLARS!) for a 45 minute tour by a National Park Guide. 

Grimaldi’s is also totally awesome!  But make sure you get there super early so you don’t have to wait outside in the cold! 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ha! doctorgirl, my list includes the same four things. I’ve been known to buy 2 dozen bagels to put in my freezer here in Memphis. If only I could figure out a way to do that with pizza . . .

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Cupcakes!  I think a visit to one of the many cupcake places (Magnolia, Buttercup, etc) should be on the list.  (I realize, though, that other people may not love cupcakes as much as I do.)

I also second the bus tour.  It is a good way to hit many of the tourist highlights and gives a good overview of the city.
I think a stroll through central park is fun.  
Have fun!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

We went to the Top of the Rock (no lines, Empire usually has a long wait) and walked through Central Park to the Bethesda Terrace.  My parents’ favorite part of the city was actually a walk we took along the Hudson River from the West Village going south.  It’s not that great in the winter, but there is so much going on there in the summer.  My mom called it "an oasis in the city." 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

One night you should head to Brooklyn Heights. They can walk along the promenade and get he best view of the bridge/nyc skyline and then head to for dinner at grimaldi’s

Post # 12
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Newbee

FOOD – are they open to trying cuisines they have not eaten before and that might not available where they come from? afghan, japanese izakaya, italian small plates, etc

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