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#711759 - 07/14/11 11:13 PM New York  
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Not a ride planning post but my wife and I are spending 2 days and 1 night in NY for her 50th. We want to see Ground Zero, Top of the Rock and the usual tourist spots. We are flying up and renting a cage and spending a few days in DC also. Any yays or nays or good eats would be appreciated.


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#711793 - 07/15/11 01:17 AM Re: New York [Re: rinkydink]  
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Originally Posted By: rinkydink
or good eats would be appreciated.

For the best hamburger go to Paul's Da Burger down across from the Orpheum (2nd Ave?) near NYU. Best burgers you'll get in NY.

Best pizza is at Grimaldi's right at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn. No one else comes close. Anywhere (including Pepe's in New Haven which is my usual haunt).

For other food, there are a million places that seem to change near daily so I'll leave those recommendations to a native.


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#711849 - 07/15/11 11:30 AM Re: New York [Re: rinkydink]  
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Originally Posted By: rinkydink
Not a ride planning post but my wife and I are spending 2 days and 1 night in NY for her 50th. We want to see Ground Zero, Top of the Rock and the usual tourist spots. We are flying up and renting a cage and spending a few days in DC also. Any yays or nays or good eats would be appreciated.


I hope you have a great time in N.Y.C.





#711857 - 07/15/11 12:08 PM Re: New York [Re: rinkydink]  
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For a 2 day stay, you need to really focus, so it all depends on what you enjoy. Museums, food (what styles and price range?), jazz, biking, walking, touristy stuff, etc?

Top of the Rock is terrific during the day with an expansive view of Central Park and views of Empire State and the Statue of Liberty south in the distance. However, the park is just a huge black rectangle at night. Empire State is better during the night. Of the two I prefer TOR during the day.

If you like, PM me with some details of your interests. We've spent two summers and many nights in Manhattan. There is way too much to do, which is a good thing, but I'm certain with some specifics likes/dislikes you can have a terrific itinerary.


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#711872 - 07/15/11 01:16 PM Re: New York [Re: VinnyR11]  
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I enjoyed the ferry ride and tour of Ellis Island very much. A Deli in New York is probably like a five star restaurant in any other state. http://gonyc.about.com/od/restaurants/tp/best_delis.htm


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#712204 - 07/17/11 12:43 PM Re: New York [Re: Richard_D]  
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like we will be staying two nights and three days as there is so much to see and do.


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#712211 - 07/17/11 02:14 PM Re: New York [Re: rinkydink]  
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Be sure to take some time and walk the high line....a park like no other.

http://www.thehighline.org/


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#712301 - 07/17/11 10:49 PM Re: New York [Re: Deadboy]  
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I live in NYC and would be happy to meet you in NYC and help on your visit if I'm in town when your arrive. Please send me a PM and let me know your plans.

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#712377 - 07/18/11 04:32 AM Re: New York [Re: rinkydink]  
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2nd Ave Deli for lunch:

Pastrami on Rye with a chocolate egg cream chaser. You won't eat again until tomorrow's breakfast.


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#712444 - 07/18/11 01:37 PM Re: New York [Re: rinkydink]  
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Depending on where you are flying in to you may want to reconsider renting the car. In NYC you would be better off without it as you don't really need it there unless you want to venture outside the city. Same holds true for DC, everything you want to see is probably doable without driving.

You could catch a train either way (DC to NY or NY to DC) and avoid the hectic drive down/up 95 through Jersey and MD. Subways in both cities are very good despite what you may have heard. Take a cab at night.


Jim
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