Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-05-2013, 08:36 PM   #21
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,037
A few years ago we did this tour of New York City .If you only have limited time I would recommend it .
New York City Tours - OnBoard NYC ToursNew York City Tours - OnBoard New York tours
__________________

__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-05-2013, 08:57 PM   #22
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 354
If you are a foodie, the Union Square greenmarket is worth a visit -- very pricey, but you can sample some nice stuff from area farmers. There are also some great specialty food shops in the West Village and that is a nice neighborhood to walk about in. Jackson Heights is great if you like South Asian food. Chinatown and Flushing great for authentic Chinese. Just check Chowhound and you can plan yourself a marvelous "eat your way around NYC trip" if you are into that kind of thing.

Avoid the tourbuses and just take the public buses around town to see a lot. I actually prefer the bus to the subway because you can actually see where you are going and get a better feel for the layout of the city. Many of the bus routes travel straight shots up/down the avenues and on the crosstown streets, so it is pretty easy to figure out how to get around.

And if you get a bit burned out by everything, head up to the Cloisters, which is one of the most serene places in NYC. The park it sits in should be beautiful in September, too.
__________________

__________________
lhamo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 09:13 PM   #23
Recycles dryer sheets
kmt1972's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Scarsdale
Posts: 175
Try exotic food which might not be available in the rest of USA. Like Turkish, Persian, Ethiopian, Peruvian, Chinese Dim Sum, and Malaysian.
__________________
"There are no solutions...there are only trade-offs." - Thomas Sowell

Looking to retire or semi-retire by 45 based on our net worth going to $6 million outside our house.
kmt1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #24
Administrator
Gumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmt1972 View Post
Try exotic food which might not be available in the rest of USA. Like Turkish, Persian, Ethiopian, Peruvian, Chinese Dim Sum, and Malaysian.
My favorite Turkish restaurant in NYC is Akdeniz, at 46th Street between 5th and 6th Ave. You won't be disappointed.
__________________
Living an analog life in the Digital Age.
Gumby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #25
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
I grew up 35 N of NYC and enjoyed dozens of field trips to the Big Apple.

1. Do not drive.
2. Look for an all day shuttle (google online ahead of time) that drops you off at key tourist sites and allows you to get back on the shuttle again anytime you want. I did this in Boston and had a ball. Very safe plus knowing your ongoing ride will be there very soon makes the day a lot less stressful than trying to hail a cab or figure out bus/subway lines and times.
3. Try the pizza. There is none finer than real NY pizza, i.e. a slice to go at one of the family owned Italian pizza joints that abound.
4. A hot pastrami sandwich from an authentic Jewish deli is a must.
5. Safety: Keep your wallet in front pocket. Keep purse under coat or just use a money wallet under your clothes. Do not use the unmarked "cabs" to save a buck.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #26
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,492
Indian food in NYC is outstanding.

+1 on the NY pizza. Remember, if its not dripping greay oil down the side it's not the real thing. Also +1 on the pastrami. Carnegie Deli is the place to go. Make sure to be extra hungry.
__________________
MichaelB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 04:11 PM   #27
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,387
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
I grew up 35 N of NYC and enjoyed dozens of field trips to the Big Apple.

1. Do not drive.
2. Look for an all day shuttle (google online ahead of time) that drops you off at key tourist sites and allows you to get back on the shuttle again anytime you want. I did this in Boston and had a ball. Very safe plus knowing your ongoing ride will be there very soon makes the day a lot less stressful than trying to hail a cab or figure out bus/subway lines and times.
3. Try the pizza. There is none finer than real NY pizza, i.e. a slice to go at one of the family owned Italian pizza joints that abound.
4. A hot pastrami sandwich from an authentic Jewish deli is a must.
5. Safety: Keep your wallet in front pocket. Keep purse under coat or just use a money wallet under your clothes. Do not use the unmarked "cabs" to save a buck.
+1. Good, down to earth advice, as is usual from you.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 04:27 PM   #28
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 8,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
pizza
hot pastrami sandwich from an authentic Jewish deli
I grew up in Brooklyn, and I second those recommendations.

The other things that are uniquely NYC, utterly wonderful, and unobtainable anywhere else in the world are:
bagels
cheesecake
and that quintessential NYC beverage, the egg cream.
Hint: an egg cream has nothing at all to do with either eggs or cream.
__________________
braumeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #29
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
All this talk about pizza made me go defrost a pizza shell and ask Mr B to make me a sausage and mushroom pizza. It's cooling down right now.

No drooling, folks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pizza2013.jpg (513.4 KB, 5 views)
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 03:40 AM   #30
Full time employment: Posting here.
jambo101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 940
If you want to get some great shots of the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty take the Staten Island Ferry out and back, its free and takes about 45 minutes each way.
Parking can be a big problem in NYC and at about $1 an hour can add up over a few days, My preferred location is the Travel Inn on 42nd and 10th ave, it has free indoor parking..
Midtown Manhattan Hotels - The Travel Inn, New York, NY

From the Staten Island ferry,returning to NYC.=
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...36660015-1.jpg
__________________
"Second star to the right and straight on till morning"
jambo101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #31
Full time employment: Posting here.
martyp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by jambo101 View Post
If you want to get some great shots of the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty take the Staten Island Ferry out and back, its free and takes about 45 minutes each way.
[/URL]
I second the Staten Island Ferry. It's an easy walk from from the subway. I am going to NYC next month and I may take the Circle Line tours if there is some nice weather. I did this 40 yrs ago and remember it was pretty good. It travels completely around Manhattan. Also, Central Park is wonderful in any weather.
__________________

__________________
Happy, Wild, and Free
martyp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:06 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.