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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by guitarmoron, Jun 24, 2019.
Mid December vacation
Never make eye contact with anyone, haha!!It's an invitation to scammers and assorted crazy folk.
General idea of your interests? Theatre, museums, dining, history, etc
The Bronx Zoo has a wonderful Holiday display at night. It’s reachable by car, Uber, or subway. It’s not just for kids. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has incredible antiquities exhibits and a great medieval armor display. Eat at Dinosaur Barbecue on W 125th St in Harlem and then walk the two blocks to the Cotton Club for Jazz. You can’t see everything in NYC in a lifetime. These are just some of the more eclectic attractions you shouldn’t miss.
Don't eat the yellow snow, or the brown snow, or the gray snow, or the black snow, or the burnt umber snow. Don't eat the snow.
Avoid at all costs...try the finger lakes area instead.
I'm sure someone will steer you in the right direction.
I can say that because I'm a New Yorker. lol
At my kids' high school, the "band kids" do a trip to NYC to go to Broadway shows, jazz clubs, Harlem, etc... When my daughter went, my wife was one of the chaperones. Now Canadians have their stereotypes of Americans and New Yorkers, no need for me to tell you here, but my daughter and wife were both impressed by how friendly folks were. So there!
The Natural History Museum is a 'must see' every time I'm in town.
I get it. You're from Arkansas. You're tired of relaxing. Good choice!
"Tourists look up, natives look down"
Maps are your friend - streets change names for blocks at a time, and subway maps are also helpful.
Take a walk around 6 a.m. on a Sunday and know that this city does indeed sleep.
Watch out for "$5 breakfast!" - your OJ will be $9
Bring some extra small bills, some of those street and subway performers are really good and deserve the tips
NYC folks are hurried, focused, direct, but cool folks. Almost anyone will help you find your way through the city. I’ve received many unexpected kindnesses, there. The NYC reputation is largely undeserved.
Also if you're near Chinatown here's a good city hike: Walk through a market street early in the morning while the trucks are still delivering and everything is in disarray and people are urgently moving to get the work done.
So there's a bird park nearby, which is a great place to hang and chill.
Swing by that market street an hour later and marvel at the displays of fresh fish, fruits and vegetables.
Rockefeller Center around that time is nice - the tree will be up.
And if you're into ice skating, you can rent a pair and take a few laps on Wollman rink.
NYC at Christmas time is pretty cool all around.
You can still see a decent show at the Iridium.
The Carnegie club is old school, cigar smoking whiskey drinking and all. If you can catch the Sinatra show there it's worth it.
Uber is a pretty good way of getting around.
The metropolitan museum of art is a nice warm place to kill a whole day if you wish.
There's a few small and very personal food and drink tasting tours in the lower Manhattan neighborhoods that might take you to a few off the beaten path places.
Don't forget some of the old guitar stores.
We went mid-December 2016 to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It was wonderful. Loved every minute (well, except for trying to take the subway late one night! It was cabs from then on). Saw a basketball game at Madison Square Garden, toured "30 Rock", took in a Broadway show, Rockettes Christmas Show at Radio City, saw masterpieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, Grand Central Station, stayed at a great mid-town hotel (The Kimberly), great food, etc. etc. When New Yorkers found out it was my first time visiting, they would ask "what do you think of New York?" My reply was always "It is everything I hoped it would be."
Go to Radio City Music Hall and see the Christmas show featuring the Rockettes. Get your tickets in advance! Before the show eat at Virgil's BBQ at 152 West 44th Street between Times Square and Radio City Music Hall. After the show visit Rockefeller plaza and see the lights and the skaters.
That's one night...
yes first visit, 1 week, yes all of that
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, The Tenement Museum, The Met, The New Witney, MOMA, Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Deli, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, The Village, 30th Street Guitars, Patsy's Pizzeria, Any great Broadway play,...that's a start.
Get three empty beer bottles, put them on your fingers and do this while you walk around. People will not mess with you.