NYC recommendations

mariodelagarza
Swing
joined:5/3/12
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 11:51am
Hi guys. I'm from Mexico and next week I'm going to NYC for the 3rd. time, I'm going to see Newsies, Annie, Evita, Nice Work, Bring It On, Chaplin, Once & War Horse, and I'm going to Barbra Streisand's concert.

I think I know all the basic places like the statue, Rockefeller, Empire State, Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central, Bryant Park, 5th Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, MET, MOMA, Guggenheim, Museum of Natural History, Madame Tussauds, the High Line, Columbus Circle, Public Library, Ground Zero, Brooklyn Bridge...

Do you have any other basic or underground recommendations for my trip? I'm 23 so it could be any place you know or like, restaurants/museums/stores/bars/attractions...

Thank you for your time :)
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 11:57am
How about the Staten Island Ferry if the weather permits? It allows some of the best views of the city and is very cheap.

There is also the Museum of Sex in Chelsea. (I don't know how comfortable you are with that kind of material but it's really fascinating.)

Have you been to the Library for the Performing Arts? You can view their latest exhibitions.

I'd recommend taking in an opera at the Met-just for the spectacle of it all. I don't know if you have a slot for that, but it's really neat (they have a rush 2 hours before curtain time as well as a drawing for the weekend rush seats). It's really a unique experience.

Union Square is a neat place to hang out. The lower east side in general is a neat place. There's tons of shops and restaurants down there.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 12:06pm
Try the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.
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johnpressman
Chorus Member
joined:6/24/07
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 12:52pm
If you really want to experience NYC history, take the tour of Ellis Island and a tour of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Have a pastrami sandwich at Katz's to top it off. St. Mark's Place on a weekend night is a popular young person's destination. You can get a real NY egg cream at Gem Spa there.

For a great close-up view of Manhattan at night, take the Roosevelt Island Tramway and walk along the Promenade on Roosevelt Island, breathtaking!
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 01:05pm
South Street Seaport, yes it is a glorified shopping mall, but the tall ships are nice to view and take photos. I haven't been there in a few years but I think they moved the Fulton Street Fish Market to Brooklyn but it was a mouth watering experience to see all of that freshly caught seafood.
aagaard99
Chorus Member
joined:12/15/10
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 02:18pm
Ellen's Stardust Diner
My best memory from New York after Phantom and Evita
yankeefan7
Broadway Legend
joined:4/14/12
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 02:30pm
Don't know if you like baseball but a tour of Yankee Stadium is pretty cool thing to do. My family and I loved the tour we took of Radio City Music Hall and it looks amazing after they refurbished it years ago.

I think the new 9/11 Memorial would be a good thing to visit and if you are in the downtown area you are not far from things like South St Seaport, Wall St and Statue of Liberty.
matty159
Broadway Star
joined:3/30/07
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 04:23pm
If you are a foodie at all, you should check out Eataly in the Flatiron. A pretty amazing place and the rooftop bar is pretty sweet too. Also in the food department, check out Becco on Restaurant Row (one of the best deals in town for pre and post theater meals).
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mariodelagarza
Swing
joined:5/3/12
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 06:05pm
Thank you so much for all your recommendations, you guys are AWESOME!
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 06:27pm
I would remove Madame Tussaud's and add a small museum like the Frick Gallery (one of the true gems of NYC), the National Museum of the American Indian or the Cloisters.

With 9 musicals and Barbra, you probably don't have any more evenings free, but I agree with dreaming that you should try to add in an opera at the Met or a concert at Carnegie Hall.

And get in some trouble. No visit to New York is complete unless, in the words of Barnaby and Cornelius in "Hello, Dolly," you "find adventure in the evening air."

yr pal,
joey




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Updated On: 10/3/12 at 06:27 PM
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
NYC recommendations
Posted: 10/3/12 at 07:02pm
The Strand bookstore.

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