Post # 1
I’m going NYC bus trip, I’ll be in Manhattan from 7am to 10pm (drop off at Rockefellar Plaza) Yes, I realize it isn’t a lot of time but I don’t need anyone to tell me that.
I need some suggestions from those who know the city.
If you had to choose between taking the Staten Island ferry (round trip for the purpose of ‘sightseeing’) or walking the Brooklyn Bridge (1/2 way and back) which would you choose? (a Saturday in April if that makes a difference)
Has anyone been to the Tenament Museum? What did you think?
Best bagel (i’m likely asking for it here)
Suggestions for supper? Midtown, Chelsea, or Hell’s Kitchen. Somthing relatively cheap (like around $20/person exclusive of drinks)
Do you have one ‘can’t miss’ in the city (doesn’t have to be a big touristy thing) somthing that we may want to include in our day?
Post # 3
Ok the Bagel thing may get contentious but I like Ess-A-Bagel on 51st and 3rd Ave. If I had to pick one thing to do… one of the museums. I love the Natural History Museum.
Post # 4
I would definitely walk the Brooklyn Bridge over taking the SIF.
Best Bagel, really anywhere that says, “bagel” shop!
For dinner, just search in the area you want on yelp or urbanspoon, pick something in your price range with good reviews that isn’t a chain.
Post # 5
Hmm best bagel–Absolute Bagel, up on like 106th/107th and Broadway. A must see is the Highline–old traintracks that have been turned into a public park. It also lets out right near Chelsea. There’s a great restaurant on 10th Ave, Trestle on Tenth, and if it’s nice weather, there’s a lovely back garden/patio you can eat in.
Post # 6
@LGenz: I second Ess-a-Bagel.
My favorite restaurant in the Hells Kitchen area is Delta Grill (where Fiance and I had our first date!), which is cajun so not exactly classic New York. But it is delicious. There’s a lot of good stuff over on 9th and 10th avenues in Hells Kitchen though. I would recommend heading over to that area over staying near midtown proper.
It’s been 2 1/2 years since we moved away (!!! :((( ) so I am probably not the most helpful, but I did have to express my alleagiance to Ess-a-Bagel.
Post # 7
Anyone been to the Lower East Side Tenament Museum?
Post # 8
@Entangled: we also love delta grill! that was one of our first dates!
I say definitely do the Brooklyn Bridge over the ferry… when down there you can also check out Ground Zero, Southstreet Seaportm or get some Dim Sum in Chinatown.. but yea, I know you don’t have a ton of time!!
I have never even heard of that museum 🙁 sorry!
Post # 9
Haven’t been to the Tenement Museum, but everyone I know who has says it’s worthwhile. The only complaint I heard about it was friends who went on a really hot day, and since they’re being historically accurate, there is no air conditioning. Still, they enjoyed it, just were hot.
If you did go there, you could go to Kossar’s Bialys for bagels and bialys (assuming it’s not during the Sabbath). You could also do lunch at Katz’s–mm, pastrami.
Re: walking Brooklyn Bridge, I highly recommend it, but why not take the subway out to High St. on the A/C and then just walk the full length heading towards Manhattan? As much as I love Brooklyn, the Manhattan skyline is the one you want to be looking at. You could combine this with a stop at Grimaldi’s in Dumbo for pizza, or at Jacques Torres for chocolate.
And agreed with hilsy85‘s recommendation of Trestle on Tenth in Chelsea.
Post # 10
I’d deff choose the Brooklyn Bridge over the ferry.
I’ve been to the tenement museum, it’s really cool… but it’s a guided tour and I prefer to wander on my own. Personally, I feel like if you only have a day in Manhattan there are much better museums, but if you are dead set on it you probably won’t be disappointed — it is a pretty cool experience.
Post # 11
Go eat at the Carnegie Deli. Get a sandwich. They are world famous. Adam Sandler wrotea song mentioning it. Don’t get a bagel, get a cupcake at Magnolia’s. Can anyone tell I am an SNL fan?
Post # 12
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I recently did a post about visiting NYC that included bagels and the tenament museum…I hope this helps at all!
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Post # 13
@Frog E.: good suggestion for the bridge. thanks!
@hermitcrab: I’ll check that out…sorry I missed it the first time around!
I’ve heard a lot of debate between ess-a-bagel and H&H. Who knows…maybe we’ll have both! 🙂
Trestle on tenth sounds like a good option.
What kind of line up can be expect at Lombardi’s pizza around lunch?
Post # 14
@brisebride: I’ve been to the Tenement museum! It was worth the trip/$ IMO. Its really neat to walk inside of a building that looks like any other from the outside, and see how “the other half” lived. The tour guide we had was also very good, and they gave us info about the neighborhood as well. If I am remembering right, there was a neat vintage clothing store within walking distance too, if that’s something that would interest you. (I went a couple of years ago).
Post # 15
@brisebride: if you are going to do the brooklyn bridge, walk all the way over and go to grimaldi’s in brooklyn for pizza at lunch… yum!
Post # 16
Brooklyn Bridge, definitely.
No bagel selection.
In Chelsea, I like Le Petite Abeille, but I forget the price right now. I’m an East Sider, I don’t trek over to the West Side much since school started.
I feel like such a bad New Yorker…;)