Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Big Apple


I might be taking a trip to NYC for a long weekend. I'd be there for about four days and the stay would last through New Year's Weekend. I have never been there before and am so excited about the possibility. So, any suggestions for places I must see or things I must do? I want the full New York experience, so I plan to get mugged on my first day there...

7 comments:

Shanna said...

I've been mugged in New York. Well, not me exactly, but my Grandpa was mugged. Close enough, right? I was walking with him when it happened. If money is no object then you must go to Tavern on the Green and try to see a show each night. The Odd Couple is the hot ticket right now and nearly impossible to snag! If money is an object, I recommend checking out Ground Zero, Wall Street, and 5th Avenue. If you want to see movie stars, try visiting the following: Hotels- The Hudson Hotel, The Palace, and The Waldorf. Clubs- Bungalow 8, Marquee, BED and Lot 61. Restaurants- Butter, Hudson Cafeteria, Cipriani. Also, try to get tickets to Letterman!

Aimee said...

Congrats! I've always wanted to go to NYC myself. I would want to go see the Rockettes and visit Central Park. Have fun!!

dovie said...

Two things:
1. If you want a 'view from the top', you may want to consider going up the tower at Rockefeller Center. It's been closed for 30 years, and just opened up in November to visitors, so I'm sure the bulk of the tourists won't know it yet, and the line will be much shorter than the one at the Empire State Building.

2. I recommend ice skating at Central Park (over Rockefeller Center) due to the greater square footage devoted to the rink.

Anonymous said...

You need to go stand outside the window for the Today Show holding a sign that says "Troy is awesome!"

kristen said...

Tavern on the Green is the best! The first time I went to NY, we went there 3 times. I love the lights dripping from the trees at night, and they always have an ice sculpture for the new year (2006!).

Laurie, we can probably catch an off-broadway show...

Ice skating in Central park is SO much better! Less crowded, and much, much prettier.

I did not know that about Rockefeller tower! So neat. I've yet to go up the Empire State Building...I refuse to spend 4 hours waiting in line to see what I see from the place. :)

I can't believe nobody has said China Town or Little Italy. They are MUSTS! China town has great trendy stuff for CHEAP! And Little Italy has the best food.

Yay New York at Christmas!

Laurie said...

Thanks for all the suggestions! Shanna, I love that you have a NY mugging story.

I love the ideas and will be compiling my list of adventures.

Anonymous, thanks so much for the brilliant idea...I was already planning on doing that anyway. Troy is, in fact, awesome.

Erin said...

if you can hear anything performed in carnegie hall, i would suggest it. it is magnificent.

i'm jealous! i love new york! have fun!