Post # 1
Any NYC girls reading this- I am so sorry about what everyone in your area is going through with the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. I have heard horrible awful things!
That being said this may not be the best timing for my post- but my boyfriend has purchased us plane tickets to NYC and a hotel reservation (very nice in midtown by central park) for next weekend (Nov. 9) and has kind of left it up to me to decide what we’re doing while we’re there.
We want to go to a nice dinner on one night, go to China town, empire state building maybe? Advice would be great!
Post # 3
There are a lot of great museums in NYC.
Museum of Modern Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Frick Museum
ETA: I no longer live near NYC so you should double check that these places are open to the public before you go.
Post # 4
Honestly I would postpone my trip. There are a lot of issues going on right now up there, from transportation to power. I spoke with my mom and some friends and they said that the city still has some ways to go to be back 100%. If you absolutely must go though, call places and check they are open.
Post # 5
Eh, I think you will be fine. We are not 100% yet, true, but I ventured downtown today and a lot of places were open. Upper midtown has had power throughout, so things are not bad there at all.
What type of food do you like? Price points? I am full of suggestions 🙂
Post # 6
You should be fine coming here by next weekend. The trains are mostly up and everywhere should have power by then. That being said, if you could give a donation or spend some time volunteering we would appreciate it. At the same time, small businesses in this city need the tourism revenue, so please come and support people who have lost a lot of money and
There are lots of amazing things to do. Definitely visit the museums that PP mentioned, they are all open and I think all will be fully open to the public by next weekend.
What are you thinking about for a nice dinner and what other things to do want to do? Feel free to PM me if that is easier.
Post # 7
You can’t go to NYC without going to see a broadway show! Check out TKTS.com website for latest discount tickets. You could also hang out and walk around Time Square and check out Central Park.
Post # 8
Thanks for the replies! I know that things won’t be back to normal but we;ll make do- there’s not much room for postponing since this is the only weekend my boyfriend could get the hotel for a cheap rate….. The museums sound like a great idea I’ll have to look into which we would enjoy the most and where theyre located.
@sarahbabs: Thanks! We like all kinds of food- esp italian and sushi but I’d be up for any recommendations! I know my boyfriend wants to have a nice dinner one night so maybe like 150 for price point?
We also would like to find a place with live music for one night but that sounds so hard to find online. We like alternative (i know, vague) kind of music and would love to find an atmosphere to have drinks and listen to music.
@lotto: Any suggestions are welcome! I think we would be interested in helping out- do you know of anything in particular that would help people in the city?
@UrbanGem: Ohhh thanks for the website! I would want to see a broadway play but didn’t know if it would be too pricey.
Post # 9
@starfish695: For Italian, I LOVE Grano, in the West Village. Delicious homemade pastas, and a great laid back, romantic atmosphere. It is one of our go-to spots for a celebratory dinner, and is quite affordable. The gnocchi is amazing.
For sushi, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill is one of my favorites, and pretty close to your hotel from the sound of it. It is tucked in 6 Hotel, right by Columbus Circle, and is consistently delicious. It is also open late, which I love. The Blue Ribbon spots downtown are also fantastic.
Since you will be here on a weekend, you HAVE to do brunch. My two favorites are both downtown. Kittichai is the best option for a boozy brunch (which I recommend) – $25 for an entree and AYCD blood orange mimosas, lychee bellinis, and spiced bloody maries (which are all phenomenal). Jane is also delicious, but only includes one drink with the entree, and there is always a wait, even with a reservation. The food is just eye rolling back good though, so it is worth it (and worth it to make a res – I always pity people that try to walk in without one).
Let me know if you have any more questions – you guys will have a great trip!