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Re: Things to do in New York City

1. Wander into the some of New York's most prominent hotel lobbies. Always an interesting sight and this is an accepted practice.

2. Top of the Rock and Empire State building. Try to do one in the evening.

3. Jeremy's Ale House on Front Street for a dive covered with bras hanging from their ceiling and walls.

4. Walk over the Brooklyn bridge

5. I went to a Mets game two months ago. Very interesting but long. Don't forget to take your ID if you want to buy alcohol.

6. Walk around downtown and visit the firemen's memorial, the chapel where rescuers were taken when exhausted and the New York Stock exchange.

7. Take the first ferries out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. If you wait, the lines become very long and you wait HOURS.

8. Search the internet for a gospel mass. We went to one and it was very interesting.

9. Walk the high line. It's an old rail line that has recently converted into a park. We loved it.

10. Of course, Central Park

11. Do Times Square at night and go into the M&Ms store. Great fun.

12. Don't forget Macy's. Although the department store is OK, the old wooden escalators were a sight to see.

13. Walk around Greenwich village with a map because they have some really quaint streets there.

14. Little Italy is little and China Town is quite big. China Town, though interesting, is a bit scruffy.

15. The Opera house near Columbia Square is fascinating, especially in the evening with its fountains.

16. Get a Metro Card and a good Metro map. There are some fast service shuttles that only stop at certain stations. Make sure you know which are which otherwise you might end up somewhere else.

17. Ride a taxi at least once. We found the subway just as fast but it was fun to experience driving through New York City.

18. 9th Street is known for its variety of restaurants.

19. We didn't find many souvenir stores but there were some near Times Square. The ones that are owned by Pakastaniens or Indians allow bartering for its goods.
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Old 02.07.2011, 11:34
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Re: Things to do in New York City

I don't know if it has been mentioned already but I'm pretty sure you'd enjoy a visit to the Flatiron Building given your love of architecture and taking photos. It is truly spectactular in pictures and even more so to behold up close and personal.
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Re: Things to do in New York City

Thanks a lot to everybody for posting the useful tips - Going to NY end of March and besides the sightseeing planning also to do the famous shopping...

Any tips for special shopping experiences?
What's the best buys for value to buy in NY when compared with Zurich?

Thanks a lot to you all NewYorkers in Switzerland!

Dana
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Re: Things to do in New York City

Depends on what you're shopping for...? There's always Macy's, but I've never been a big shopper there. Books? Kid's clothes?

And if you're looking for good food...tons of choices, but one of my favorites is Momofuku Milk Bar. Be sure to try the 'crack pie'.
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Re: Things to do in New York City

Thanks Poptart! I will certainly check out Macy's.

But I was thinking...more like boutiques; vintage area; shoes; make-up; home stuff...
Any particular favourite specialty stores...

What is much cheaper in NY than in Zurich?
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What is much cheaper in NY than in Zurich?

Just about everything as far as we could tell. We were there in October last year and basically stocked up on clothes. Would have cost 3x as much in Switzerland.
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Thanks a lot to everybody for posting the useful tips - Going to NY end of March and besides the sightseeing planning also to do the famous shopping...

Any tips for special shopping experiences?
What's the best buys for value to buy in NY when compared with Zurich?

Thanks a lot to you all NewYorkers in Switzerland!

Dana
If you wanna just go to shop for nice deals, you can probably find an organized trip from NYC to one of the many outlet malls upstate or in New Jersey. You'd get really good deals on clothes, etc. - you would just lose out on being in the city for a day.
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Thanks Poptart! I will certainly check out Macy's.

But I was thinking...more like boutiques; vintage area; shoes; make-up; home stuff...
Any particular favourite specialty stores...

What is much cheaper in NY than in Zurich?
Home stuff? How big is your steamer trunk? And, yes, I think just about everything is cheaper in the US, particularly clothes, OTC pharma, cosmetics, etc. If you're looking for vintage, head down to the Village and SoHo and just wander around a bit. I'm a frequent visitor of The Strand (http://www.strandbooks.com/) and love that area of NYC. Just make sure you take a big empty suitcase with you if you go shopping as NYC is a shopping wonderland.
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Re: Things to do in New York City

by end of March the weather should be just about nice enough for the street vendors in the Village, not to mention the Village generally has tons of vintage and second-hand shops to choose from. it's also just a short trip further down Manhattan to China Town, where you can haggle over the price on a number of different knock-off purses, handbags, etc. oh, and the biggest bonus is that you can stop in this place, which is a personal favorite of all 3 of our children:

http://www.danielnyc.com/dbgb.html
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If you have time, take the train to Hoboken for the day and eat at one of the old Italian restaurants there. Or head out of town for the beach on the New Jersey Shore or Long Island.

For gigantic portions (take 1 for 2 of anything) and old Chicago atmosphere, excellent steaks and fish, go to Carmichael's Steak House.
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Re: Things to do in New York City

New York City is highly over-rated. All you see there are Euro tourists that flock to 5th ave., the Empire State building and other few well known whatnots. You take away those few attractions and you basically got Cleveland (not even Cincinnati )...there are however, some lesser known historical buildings, monuments, etc. which are more interesting than the general hyped up television stuff. It takes some googling and genuine interest but to me, that's the New York I'd prefer to see.
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New York City is highly over-rated. All you see there are Euro tourists that flock to 5th ave., the Empire State building and other few well known whatnots. You take away those few attractions and you basically got Cleveland (not even Cincinnati )...there are however, some lesser known historical buildings, monuments, etc. which are more interesting than the general hyped up television stuff. It takes some googling and genuine interest but to me, that's the New York I'd prefer to see.
the halal and gyros at the street vendor on 52nd and 6th, same side of 6th but opposite side of the street from the Hilton. twilight cocktail at the Stone Rose in Columbus Circle, looking out on to Central Park. can't get either of those in Cleveland or Cinci.

I hate the tourist stuff, too, but NYC has come a long way in the last 20 years. if only they would open up a Lafayette Coney Island in NYC.
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the halal and gyros at the street vendor on 52nd and 6th, same side of 6th but opposite side of the street from the Hilton. twilight cocktail at the Stone Rose in Columbus Circle, looking out on to Central Park. can't get either of those in Cleveland or Cinci.

I hate the tourist stuff, too, but NYC has come a long way in the last 20 years. if only they would open up a Lafayette Coney Island in NYC.
Ah well, I take a Shawarma from a Mo-Town joint anytime over some NYC vendor food.
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Re: Things to do in New York City

Where is New York anyways....it sounds Canadian but when I look on the map, I find nothing.
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Lib, you haven't been to the hanging bra place yet, have you?
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Would advise buying some tickets in advance for main attractions. The lines can be very long even with a ticket, but even worse if you have to queue to buy one first. Have fun!
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New York City is highly over-rated. All you see there are Euro tourists that flock to 5th ave., the Empire State building and other few well known whatnots. You take away those few attractions and you basically got Cleveland (not even Cincinnati )...there are however, some lesser known historical buildings, monuments, etc. which are more interesting than the general hyped up television stuff. It takes some googling and genuine interest but to me, that's the New York I'd prefer to see.
New York City is just like another Cleveland... yeah, right.
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Lib, you haven't been to the hanging bra place yet, have you?
Nah, I've never really considered that option as the Victoria's Secret catalogue
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If you wanna just go to shop for nice deals, you can probably find an organized trip from NYC to one of the many outlet malls upstate or in New Jersey. You'd get really good deals on clothes, etc. - you would just lose out on being in the city for a day.
If you head into New Jersey there is no sales tax on clothing and prices are usually less as well. In NYC it is 8.25%. There are Macy's in New Jersey and there are huge malls as well. If you look up Paramus, New Jersey you will see that it is quite close to NYC and there are 3-4 malls within 5 minutes of each other. If picking one I'd probably choose this one. http://www.westfield.com/gardenstateplaza

Also a shopping tip. Pick up the local newspaper on Sunday for a few dollars and there will be inserts containing shopping ads and coupons. Frequently you can find coupons for 20, 30, 40% more off things.

If in NYC, go downtown near the World Trade Center site to Century 21. They sell a lot of designer stuff. It will be filled with mostly tourists. I personally don't care designer stuff but many do so that's up to your personal preferences. Also near to this store is J&R which has a huge amount of electronics, music, video, cameras, etc at pretty good prices. Yes, you might find a bit cheaper but not much and likely online only.

I'd be very hard pressed to find something that is not cheaper somewhere in the NYC area. Yes, you can probably walk into a store and pay as much as here for something BUT there's probably a couple dozen other stores that have it for considerably less.
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I got stalked by a female "panhandler" there. She quietly threatened to kill me.
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