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#1 KittyKindBud

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:52 AM

So tomorrow afternoon I will have 3 hours to explore NY with a small group of teenagers after a broadway show.....any suggestions on what to see......Good pizza????

#2 Feck

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

depending on the kids, Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Intredpid Air / Sea.

Subway ride downtown then SI Ferry ride past Statue of Libery + Elise Island = a stop at the NY Branch of the Smithsonian Native American Museum.

Subway ride and walk over the Brooklyn Bridge for pizza - i forget the name.

 

 

maybe John's ( only pies - no slices) if you stay in time square area.

never been but met the owner a couple of times, have a friend working there for years.

http://www.tripadvis...y_New_York.html

 

some random stuff

http://www.clubfreet...oday/activities

http://www.nycgo.com/events/search/?

 

&offset=170&category_id=1476&location_id=&filter=&dateSelectFrom=10%2F25%2F2013&dateSelectTo=10%2F30%2F2013

 

http://www.timeout.com/newyork

 

http://www.moma.org/

 

http://www.metmuseum.org/

 

http://www.amnh.org/

 

http://intrepidmuseum.org/

 

http://nmai.si.edu/home/

 

http://brooklyn.abou...o-Manhattan.htm

 

have fun !!!



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

So tomorrow afternoon I will have 3 hours to explore NY with a small group of teenagers after a broadway show.....any suggestions on what to see......Good pizza????

 

The main room at Grand Central is always a winner.

 

The girls will probably want to walk 5th Avenue. You can do that and Rockefeller and Radio City Music Hall all together.  Then if its not too cold, finish up in Central Park.

 

MoMa is in that area, too, but probably not worth it for the kids.

 

Also its a little farther, but the Metropolitan Museum (up on 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue) is pay what you wish, so even as low as $1 (even though they recommend you pay $20)

Its got Egyptian Mummies and Knights in Armor, they'll like that.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:14 PM

http://www.timeout.c...gs-to-do-in-nyc http://www.lonelypla...-articles/76493 http://www.amnh.org/...-transportation if you're near midtown (by broadway), go to bryant park (42nd st @ 6th ave) and ride the carousel ($2?). there are public bathrooms (clean) there, too. there is great pizza ($3/giant slice) at caruso's in the long island railroad at penn station. enter just west of 7th ave on 34th st by going down the escalators. if you have budget, go to the american museum of natural history. take the subway UPTOWN $5/round trip. walk to 9th ave/42nd st. and pick up the a/c line (it's blue) and either get off at 72nd st and duck into central park to stop at strawberry fields, first, or just take it to 81st st. and that'll let you out in front of both the museum and the park. (see link at top of post) take the subway downtown, on your way back.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:15 PM

MoMA (Museun of Modern Art) is awesome. your kids may vary.

#6 KittyKindBud

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:00 PM

Awesome - I'm going to print all of this out and on my long coach bus ride tomorrow - I'll study!!!

I'm the chaperone for teenage boys........

#7 Jim

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

You will be near Times Square, lots to see and do, and it's walk-able from the NYC Theater District.

 

Not the old skanky Times Square of my youth, but it's great for visitors.



#8 Feck

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:06 PM

?

 

Awesome - I'm going to print all of this out and on my long coach bus ride tomorrow - I'll study!!!

I'm the chaperone for teenage boys........

 

http://www.museumofsex.com/



#9 TheDHJ

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:11 PM

Stay away from Famous Famiglia. It's utter horse shit. Maybe find a Gray's Papaya?

#10 hoagie

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:21 PM

i was gonna suggest a grays papaya. or papaya king



#11 TheDHJ

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

Yep either or.

#12 Tim the Beek

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:26 PM

Not the old skanky Times Square of my youth, but it's great for visitors.


Least back then the hookers were more honest...
 

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#13 KittyKindBud

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:28 PM

..forgive my ignorance....what's a grays papaya or papaya king

#14 hoagie

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

pretty much the best hot dog stand in NYC



#15 TheDHJ

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

...and a whole lot more!

#16 KittyKindBud

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:35 PM

Looking forward to eating...

#17 KittyKindBud

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

You will be near Times Square, lots to see and do, and it's walk-able from the NYC Theater District.
 
Not the old skanky Times Square of my youth, but it's great for visitors.
We used to take the train in (in the 70's).... my dad with his thick Hungarian accent was a little troubled by some of the folk who hung out there then....

#18 jg

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:49 PM

Looking forward to eating...

 

Carnegie Deli (during the week the line is short)

http://www.carnegiedeli.com/home.php

 

and I agree with Feck on John's Pizzeria on 44th St between 7th and 8th Ave



#19 TheDHJ

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

Carnegie is sooooo overpriced though.

#20 hoagie

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:20 PM

Carnegie is sooooo overpriced though.

yep, not entirely worth it...

 

 

you will be near Sarabeths on Central Park South.  Amazing hot chocolate



#21 Feck

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:39 PM

yep, not entirely worth it...

 

 

you will be near Sarabeths on Central Park South.  Amazing hot chocolate

 

i went there for a closed party back in June, a friend's wedding on a satuday afternoon.

every single thing was great.  $$$$ and not too sure about a crowd of teenagers, but yeah very good in deed



#22 hoagie

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

def a "deal closer" if you have a hot brunch date and want pie for dessert :naughty:



#23 jg

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

Carnegie is sooooo overpriced though.

 

We always have leftovers.

(probably not the best place for teenage boys though)



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

I'll always prefer Katz's for personal reasons.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:22 PM

The main room at Grand Central is always a winner.
 
The girls will probably want to walk 5th Avenue. You can do that and Rockefeller and Radio City Music Hall all together.  Then if its not too cold, finish up in Central Park.
 
MoMa is in that area, too, but probably not worth it for the kids.
 
Also its a little farther, but the Metropolitan Museum (up on 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue) is pay what you wish, so even as low as $1 (even though they recommend you pay $20)
Its got Egyptian Mummies and Knights in Armor, they'll like that.


Having lived in Manhattan for ten years (96-06), I'd say this is excellent advice.

#26 DF

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

dont block the  sidewalk while staring and pointing up at buildings.



#27 hoagie

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:09 PM

dont block the  sidewalk while staring and pointing up at buildings.

 

:lol: good advice!



#28 Tabbooma

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:27 PM

History lessons at McSorley's  ;)



#29 Jim

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:00 AM

History lessons at McSorley's  ;)

 

perfect!



#30 KittyKindBud

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:54 PM

Thanks for all the advice. We had a great day in the city - saw Peter and the Star Catcher....ate some good pizza slices by Bryant Park, went to Times Square, Grand Central, the Hat store, NFL store .... and yes my neck does bother me a little from looking up at all the magnificent buildings! Such a great city!

#31 Geminimoon

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:44 PM

Carnegie Deli (during the week the line is short)

http://www.carnegiedeli.com/home.php

 

and I agree with Feck on John's Pizzeria on 44th St between 7th and 8th Ave

 

those are great places



#32 Slarti

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:27 PM

New York, got the ways and means, :grin: :lol: