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New York

Can anyone help me with some tourist infomation about manhattan?? restaurant, shop, interesting places...tnks!!
13 years ago, April 14th 2006 No: 1 Msg: #5073  
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I'd like to have information by someone who live in manathan...i think to go in NY in september, and it not the first time!! So i'd like to know something new, not Empire state building,MOMA ecc..(I sow it yet!!) tnks...if someone need information abot italy i'm plese to help you..(I'm Italian, and i suppose you undestand it from my bad english!! ;-)) bye Vero Reply to this

13 years ago, April 15th 2006 No: 2 Msg: #5093  
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For those that have seen the movie Serendipity http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240890/, you can dine at the restaurant they met in. It's sometimes a bit of a wait, but I had a nice dinner in there. It's just something a little different to do... you know. http://www.serendipity3.com/

Also, why not take a walk down Mulberry Street at night. I know you're from Italy, but being in NY and smelling the wonderful smells of Little Italy, all the sidewalk cafes and restaurants... MMmmmmm.... I was in Heaven!

Not sure if this is something you'd want to see, but in Queens there is 5 Pointz, a place that Grafitti artists can legally do their thing. Here is a few pages of pictures. http://www.kingsofnewyork.net/5ptz.htm Reply to this

13 years ago, June 5th 2006 No: 3 Msg: #6021  
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Hi Veronica. I lived in Manhattan for about 3 years until just a few months ago so I'm happy to give you a few tips for your September trip. If you like museums, I'd check out The Cloisters which not everyone gets to when they're in the city, but tend to just hit the big ones (the Met, MoMA, etc.) but the Cloisters is really neat and worth it if you like that kind of thing. Also, South Street Seaport is fun for an afternoon, if you haven't been there yet.

As for places to eat, Savage is right, Serendipty3 is one of my favorite restaurants. There can be a wait, but they do take a limited number of reservations so it's worth calling and see if you can get on their list because then you just show up at the designated time and you only wait a couple of minutes, if that. If you go there, I highly recommend their French Onion Soup and their Forbidden Broadway dessert. Other favorite eats of ours included:

Brunch - Eli's Vinegar Factory (91st between 1st & York) or Sarabeth's (Amsterdam between 80th & 81st or Madison between 92nd & 93rd)
Dessert - Cafe Lalo (83rd between Columbus & Amsterdam)
Coffee/Dessert - DTUT (2nd Ave between 84th & 85th)
Dinner/Coffee/Dessert - Cafe Mozart (70th between Columbus & Broadway)
Great Mexican - Mama Mexico (102nd & Broadway)
Best Lo-fat Ice Cream - Tasty D-lite (there's about a billion of them all over the city - take your pick!)
Best Jazz and BBQ - The Blue Smoke (27th between Park & Lex) or just plain BBQ at Virgils (44th between Broadway & Ave of the Americas)
Best Hot Chocolate (seriously to DIE for!) - City Bakery (18th between 5th & Ave of the Americas)

That's all I can think of for now. Have a blast!
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13 years ago, June 12th 2006 No: 4 Msg: #6124  
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hi, do you know that there is a new york pass, which offers discounts and entries to some attractions. should be a good buy. try www.kidslovevacations.com Reply to this

13 years ago, June 13th 2006 No: 5 Msg: #6132  
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Another deal if you're travelling to NYC: New York Pass
My sister used it recently and said it was a really good deal!

VIA Rail Canada / Travel by train for vacations or for business Reply to this

13 years ago, July 12th 2006 No: 6 Msg: #6658  
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I've also been to New York a few times and I've always tried to search out new things. The last time I went, I think I spent most of my time trying to search out the best bagels, pizza, etc. Magnolia Bakery is awesome for cupcakes.
If you went to MoMa before they renovated, its worth going to again.
I enjoyed going to Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca and Chinatown and just wandering the streets.
Brooklyn might be worth a jaunt. I never contemplated going there but the friend I stayed with worked there. The Brooklyn Museum of Art is worth a visit, and just wandering around is pretty fun too. Williamsburg is a cool part worth browsing.
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13 years ago, August 4th 2006 No: 7 Msg: #6880  
September is the month of the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy (I am sure not as good as Italy but it has a great American/Italian vibe) http://www.sangennaro.org/ if you can get to it go it has great food a fun atmosphere and it is very close to Chinatown so you can get to both in one day. Chinatown is fun to browse for fake designer bags and New York City suveniors at the best prices.

Also a fun thing to go is take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The 4/5/6 subways stop there you can get those lines at Grand Central Station (here is the NYC subway map http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm)

The Bronx Botanical Gardens are a fun place to go too. http://www.nybg.org/

If you post more about what you like to do I will try to help you further.

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