(Closed) Honeymoon in NYC

posted 11 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
37 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

@JackieDe: Don’t forget about Brooklyn! Walk across the bridge and when you get to our side wander on down to Grimaldi’s. Possibly over-rated but still very good! The best pizza in the city is at DiFara’s but that is quite off the beaten trail. After your pizza stroll through the new Pier 1 Park, then head up to the promedade and look at Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are lovely too — you can go there after a Park Slope brunch!

Post # 4
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have any particular likes–activities you guys enjoy, types of food you like? And a budget that you’d like to stick with for meals and such? 

You should make sure to visit some of the museums–the MoMA, the Guggenheim, the Museum of Art and Design. Take a walk through Central Park, visit the Highline, go to the Top of the Rock, just for some starter suggestions. 


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@bluebicycle: I completely agree about the best pizza–Di Fara is BOMB. Off the beaten path for sure, but worth the trekk IMO! 

Post # 5
37 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@hilsy85: not only that but Mr. D is super cute in that old man way. You just want to hug him!

Post # 7
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi Jackie De!

I’ve lived in NYC since 2005 and got married last year near Grand Central Station…but before 2005 we lived in Dallas! in the “villages”… Welcome!

Most of our NYC wedding guests were from elsewhere in the country, so I made a little “things to do/places to eat” package for our out-of-town guests.  Happy to share the tips! 

But tell me:  how long are you staying?  WHERE are you staying?  AND are you open for splurges or more interested in free/cheap places (or both)? 

ALSO – what dates will you be here?  only ask because there are some amazing art related things that happen in March in NYC…

I’ll check back on this post but feel free to PM me too!  YAY


Post # 9
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Definitely pick up a Time Out New York when you get to town – it will have the most up-to-date schedule for things going on that week.

Post # 10
1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not a native NYer; I just live here, but here are a few of the things we like to do: 

1. We took our friends to the Brooklyn Museum and walked around Prospect Park and then walked over to shopping around 7th-9th Ave., sort of between Union and 9th St. All kinds of boutiques and eateries around there. 

2. If you like art, go gallery-hopping around Chelsea (and get a cupcake from Billy’s along the way). Up north, you can also do all the big museums as mentioned; I also like Neue Galerie which is across from the Met. Also, the Cloisters on the Upper West is really nice as well, and you can walk around the park if you like (although March might be a bit nippy). 

3. Skip Empire State Building and get a (better, in my opinion) view from the top of Rockefeller Center–which is also, incidentally, cheaper. 

4. So we’re big on food and love us a foodhall. We just love walking through them. Might not be your cup of tea, but FWIW: Fairway Market (various locations; one on the Upper West Side) is crazy but fun; Eataly on…5th and 20th, I think, is fully of Italian food imports and you can get a meal there (we never have, so I can’t review their restaurants, but you can eat there). Stroll through the Union Square Farmer’s Market (M,W, F-Sa). 

5. Crack Pie; Cereal Milk soft serve; Double-chocolate cookies and the porkbuns at Momofuku Milk Bar (you can also have a full meal at Momofuku next door). 

6. Shop around SoHo, walk North up Broadway and see an indie film at Angelika Theatre on Houston (just West of Broadway)

7. Browse the miles of used books at The Strand bookstore

8. Visit the Highline Park (unique; but crowded, although might not be too bad in March.)

9. Get some oysters on the half-shell at Grand Central Station; then go see something around Times Square. 

10. Pretend you are rich looking at the stuff up for auction at Christie’s

11. The Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side is really interesting. While you’re there, you can also get a corned beef sandwich from Katz’s Deli (where Meg Ryan had her orgasm)

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