(Closed) New York! New York!

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

New Yorker here!  Where are you thinking of staying?  That will help determine what would be close to you and such.  NYC has so much to offer, so what you want to do depends on what you guys are interested in.  Most tourists think that Times Square, Rock Center, Central Park, etc. are must-sees.

For eating, going out, etc., I prefer downtown – East Village, West Village, Lower East Side.  Fun neighborhoods, and a lot of choices.  I personally don’t really go out dancing in NY, because the club scene is kinda crazy.  There are a few smaller places in the EV where you can dance.

Taking public transportation (subway and bus) is the easiest way to get around New York.  You’ll also probably walk a lot.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Look up the Highline and Chelsea Market – those are good things to see, and they’re in the same area. Maybe try to see a show, though they can be expensive. The shows at New World Stages are “off-Broadway,” but they’re good and not as expensive. You can also get tickets to a filming of a late-night talk show pretty easily and for free, if you’re interested. For dinner reservations, book on savored.com to get 30% off your bill. It’s a no-brainer. They have good restaurants on there.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Ms_Midori:  Since it’s nearly a year from now, the food scene in New York can change dramatically.  At the moment, my favorite spots are Beauty and Essex and Stanton Social, but they are definitely pricey.  Food trucks are also HUGE here right now.  You can get lots of delicious food on the cheap.  But I would definitely wait to check for food recommendations as your trip gets closer.

Where you’re planning on staying (Midtown) is kind of a dead area in terms of food and fun.  I work right there, and that’s pretty much what it is…office buildings and such. 

Weather is really hit or miss in New York in March/April.  I’ve been in a t-shirt on St. Patrick’s Day, and then a winter coat in April.  It’s generally fairly nice around that time, but it could be snowing too!  You’ll know better as it gets closer.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Ms_Midori:  Midtown is fine.  You can get all the subways from Grand Central.  I was just giving you the heads up not to expect action right outside your door 😉  But you’ll be near shopping, and a 15 block walk from Central Park, 5 or so blocks from Rock Center, near the Empire State Building, short walk from Times Square, etc.  So you’re near all the “touristy” stuff, and then I’d personally travel downtown for food, drinks, nightlife, etc.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

On Savored, you can book a month in advance. For really exclusive restaurants, you have to book months in advance. My favorite pizza is Numero 28 – they have locations throughout the city. Porterhouse and A Voce in Columbus Circle are really good. What kind of food do you like?

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Commenting to refer back since we’re headed to NYC June 2  and I’m loving the new Yorker insight 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@SapphireSun:  Feel free to PM me with any NYC questions — I love to talk about the city 🙂  Summer is a great time to be here!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We got engaged in New York! I made a Pinterest board before we went and we did pretty much everything on it: http://pinterest.com/lhiester/new-york-trip/

Also, best hotel ever: The Excelsior. We got a pretty good rate from Expedia and it was realllyyy nice for the price. We were on the 14th floor looking onto Central Park. (The hotel is one block from the park, and it’s also near Zabaar’s which is my family’s staple for breakfast food and gourmet food when we’re in NY.)

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