(Closed) NYC in a day for a New York newb…

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

TIME SQUARE!!! How about viewing the Christmas window displays?  I enjoyed seeing 34th street when I went to NYC (Miracle on 34th street is one of my favorite movies)… Also I think that all of the things you have planned will be longer than 2 hours!! Rockefeller Center has the tree up and there is ice skating there. I hear that it’s quite crowded!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Start with a Carriage ride in Central Park and go window shopping along Fifth Avenue. Walk downtown, you will pass Tiffany’s, The Plaza Hotel, The Apple store, Abercrombie, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. You could also stop at Serendipity 3 for a frozen hot chocolate, which is an awesome birthday treat!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

DH and I like Empanada Mama at 9th and 51st, which isn’t *too* far from where you’ll be. Also good and in that area: 5 Napkin Burger, Becco’s, Carnegie Deli. If you can, try to avoid the restaurants in/around Times Square… they’re all tourist traps! (Not terrible, but relatively pricey for a small, low quality meal.)

They’re probably too old to be interested in American Girl Place, but that’s right around there, too!

Make sure to walk down 5th avenue from FAO Schwarz and just take in the lights, windows, etc. The lights in the shops at columbus circle (59th and B’way) are pretty, too.

ETA: I almost forgot Brooklyn Diner! It’s on 57th, I think between 5th and 6th.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you can, go to Dylan’s Candy Bar. (if they like candy)  It’s across the street from Bloomingdales and is a good way to waste a little time and get some sort of NYC souvenir.  You could always do pizze for lunch.  There are tons of places to grab a slice.  What sort of food are you looking for? And what kind of restaurant do you want?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

there is going to be a HUGE wait at Serendipity, so be prepared!I dont think you can make reservations for 2, but it is worth a shot.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For Serendipity 3 – just FYI – the last time a friend and I tried to go there, the wait for a table was TWO AND A HALF HOURS. I don’t care how good it is – there isn’t hot chocolate in this world that warrants a wait like that. If you really want something sweet, I second the recommendation for Dylan’s Candy Bar. Their offerings are tasty!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

When I was her age I went for my b’day and we saw broadway shows! I loved it.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Siiiiiiigh, can I come? I haven’t had a birthday that much fun in YEARS!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I personally love Max Brenners. We go there a lot. It’s a wonderful chocolate place. Theres 2 in the city I think. The one in Union Square is always crowded so we go to the one on 9th sometimes. It’s not as popular for toursits but it is a ton of fun if you love chocolate. I mean they have chocolate soup and chocolate pizza and everything else under the sun!

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