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Luanne
09-06-2006, 05:22 PM
Dh Steve is going to be in NYC on business on a Thursday and Friday. I'm flying to meet him and will arrive late Thursday, be on my own Thursday evening and Friday, and we'll have one full day (Saturday) before we leave on Sunday afternoon.

So, what would you do with only two full days in NYC, one of those on your own? :biggrin:

TIA

bigfrank
09-06-2006, 05:30 PM
Go to the Village!

Glitter Brunello
09-06-2006, 05:38 PM
And from there maybe down to Soho (on your own if DH d/n like to shop).

Go to the theatre!

If you like museums, check out MOMA on W. 53rd. If that's not enough modern art, there is a new exhibit of Picasso and those he inspired at the Whitney.

When are you coming? Let me know and I'll see what's around town that week.

Avery

Luanne
09-06-2006, 05:47 PM
When are you coming? Let me know and I'll see what's around town that week.

Avery

Thanks. September 28 - October 1.

Glitter Brunello
09-06-2006, 09:19 PM
Any special interests, likes/dislikes/wishes?

Too early in the season for ballet, but the Metropolitan Opera is around (no shows Friday 9/29)... the NY Philharmonic is doing Shostakovich on 9/28 and 9/30.. Hmmm, I wonder why there's nothing doing at Lincoln Center on Friday night..

Glitter Brunello
09-06-2006, 10:01 PM
I take back my 'no ballet' comment. 9/28 marks the beginning of the Fall for Dance festival at City Center, ALL SEATS $10. Tix go on sale Sept. 10th at 11 am, call 212-581-1212 or check www.nycitycenter.org.

The programs are at 8 pm (Sunday matinees at 2) and they are nice b/c they each feature several different dance companies... Looks like I'll be getting some tickets myself!

Here's the press release:

http://www.nycitycenter.org/about/press.cfm#ffd06

lawren2
09-06-2006, 10:01 PM
Definately a Broadway show. A club to see a band. If weather is not nice a museum.

That's a great time to be out and about here in NY brisk but not cold.
My special fave has always been the Cloisters but that is a train to 190ST and then a bus. http://www.ny.com/cgibin/frame.cgi?url=http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/department.asp?dep=7&frame=/frame/museums.html

What do you like to do? That would make it easier for us to make recommendations as there is SO much to choose from.

Luanne
09-06-2006, 11:26 PM
I love Broadway shows, particularly musicals. Mr. Cheap is saying NO shows, but I'm going to get tickets anyway. If he doesn't want to go, I'll go alone. :p

No opera, do like museums, also like just walking. Don't feel like doing much shopping (or should I say buying). Is it too cheesy to want to go up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building? :biggrin:

lawren2
09-06-2006, 11:34 PM
I love Broadway shows, particularly musicals. Mr. Cheap is saying NO shows, but I'm going to get tickets anyway. If he doesn't want to go, I'll go alone. :p

No opera, do like museums, also like just walking. Don't feel like doing much shopping (or should I say buying). Is it too cheesy to want to go up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building? :biggrin:

See what's available for matinee or evening shows at the TKTS booth in Herald Square.

NO observation deck in NYC is ever cheesy. My sister works at Rockefeller Plaza and says Top of the Rock is VERY nice. They just opened it last year after major renovations.

Glitter Brunello
09-06-2006, 11:51 PM
I love Broadway shows, particularly musicals. Mr. Cheap is saying NO shows, but I'm going to get tickets anyway. If he doesn't want to go, I'll go alone. :p

No opera, do like museums, also like just walking. Don't feel like doing much shopping (or should I say buying). Is it too cheesy to want to go up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building? :biggrin:

Luanne,

There are some good theatre discounts at www.broadwaybox.com.

If you think you can do Spamalot on Thursday, there is a small discount you can use to get orchestra and front mezz tix for $86 instead of the usual $111. If you send me an email I can forward the info, but you probably don't want to commit to theatre on a travel day...

If you want to go to the top of the Empire State Bldg, you should go!!

fwiw, I go to theatre on my own a few times a year, usually if I end up in the neighborhood of tkts around the time it opens and I can't resist...

here's a link for walking tours.. http://gonyc.about.com/od/toursbr/
The Big Onion tours are well rated and they are doing good stuff while you're here: http://gonyc.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=gonyc&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bigonion.com%2F

Avery

IreneLF
09-07-2006, 06:47 AM
I've been to Top of the Rock and IMO the whole experience is preferable to going to top of Empire State.
More room up top, a more comfortable feeling, and the view is better - you can see the Empire State Building from there and have a wonderful view of Central Pk.

As for museums, MOMA is free on Fridays after 4; all you have to do is line up for your free ticket. The line look awful, but it moves quickly, takes about 15 minutes to get in.

ArtsieAng
09-07-2006, 08:52 AM
Luanne,


You have been given some very good suggestions by everyone. I would definitely do a Broadway Show....You mentioned that you like to walk. There are many fun areas in the city to walk around in, the Village & Soho were mentioned. Depending on where you are staying, or find yourself, Madison Ave., is one of my favorite places to walk and site see....don't need to bye. But, the shops and area are great.

Also, Central Park, and the Museum, across the street, might be a possibility. You can go to the "Boat House" in Central Park, for lunch.

What ever you decide to do, you will have a great time....Enjoy your stay!!!

Luanne
09-07-2006, 11:46 AM
Thanks all. You have given me some great ideas. :banana:

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09-07-2006, 01:31 PM
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Luanne
09-07-2006, 02:09 PM
Thanks for the theater ticket info. A friend can get me discount tickets for Spamalot (Mon - Friday only), but all seats say they are partial view. Does anyone know what partial view really means?

PARTIAL VIEW Orchestra and Front Mezzanine seats: $68
PARTIAL VIEW Rear Mezzanine, Balcony and Box seats: $45

bigfrank
09-07-2006, 02:13 PM
Thanks for the theater ticket info. A friend can get me discount tickets for Spamalot (Mon - Friday only), but all seats say they are partial view. Does anyone know what partial view really means?

PARTIAL VIEW Orchestra and Front Mezzanine seats: $68
PARTIAL VIEW Rear Mezzanine, Balcony and Box seats: $45


Mostly Off to the side, I have lucked out a few times on Balcony tickets.

Luanne
09-07-2006, 02:16 PM
Mostly Off to the side, I have lucked out a few times on Balcony tickets.


So, would you say this is a good deal and if we want to see Spamalot I should go for it?

bigfrank
09-07-2006, 02:22 PM
So, would you say this is a good deal and if we want to see Spamalot I should go for it?
Each theater is different, With Balcony, You lose the view of the inside you are on but you have a good view of the remaining stage. However, This was not the case when we saw Pajama Game. The balcony seats were tops as it was right in the Orch front.

Glitter Brunello
09-07-2006, 04:42 PM
The balcony at the Spamalot theatre is at a steep incline, so you are looking Down quite a bit. Some of the obstructed view seats have some of the top of the rear stage cut off due to the angle, others (probably the orchestra ones) have either the right or left wall of the stage obstructed (there are a few snippets of scenes that take place on the sides, not a major portion of the show). We sat in the balcony when we went simply b/c they were only seats available at the time, I wished I'd been closer (I also wished Tim Curry hadn't called in sick that day:pissed: , but that's not an issue you'll have to deal with...)

ArtsieAng
09-07-2006, 05:08 PM
I also wished Tim Curry hadn't called in sick that day:pissed:

Ugh.......I hate when that happens, so disappointing............:cry2:

WanderLust
09-07-2006, 07:05 PM
It has been a couple of years since I have been there, but The Blue Note Cafe has some great musicians and you are up close and personal. DW saw Mel Torme there about 15 years ago.

Glitter Brunello
09-07-2006, 08:47 PM
Luanne,

This auction would keep you busy the whole weekend, not sure where the price will end up...

http://www.skyauction.com/action/offer/1187979

Avery

Luanne
09-07-2006, 08:51 PM
Luanne,

This auction would keep you busy the whole weekend, not sure where the price will end up...

http://www.skyauction.com/action/offer/1187979

Avery

Wow! :woot: I'll keep my eyes on this. Oh wait, I can't. I'm going to be in PA during the time the auction closes with no access to a computer. :cry2:

Glitter Brunello
09-07-2006, 08:53 PM
Wow! :woot: I'll keep my eyes on this. Oh wait, I can't. I'm going to be in PA during the time the auction closes with no access to a computer. :cry2:

They will likely run another one just like it when this closes. Keep an eye on the site.

Luanne
09-07-2006, 09:00 PM
They will likely run another one just like it when this closes. Keep an eye on the site.


Thanks. I'll do that.

Luanne
09-11-2006, 04:20 PM
Just found out where we're staying. Doubletree Metropolitan at 51st and Lexington. Looks like a good location. :grin:

Glitter Brunello
09-11-2006, 05:19 PM
Just found out where we're staying. Doubletree Metropolitan at 51st and Lexington. Looks like a good location. :grin:

Dangerously walkable to Bloomingdale's...

Luanne
09-11-2006, 05:48 PM
Dangerously walkable to Bloomingdale's...

Good thing I don't want to do any shopping...........I mean buying. :woot:

Glitter Brunello
09-11-2006, 06:23 PM
Good thing I don't want to do any shopping...........I mean buying. :woot:

If you want to avoid buying, head over to Madison Avenue and walk north. The prices will keep you safe.

Luanne
09-12-2006, 09:51 PM
Well, we're going to the theater. I told Steve I was buying tickets and asked how much input he wanted. He said "a lot". We're going to see "The Fantasticks" at $45 a ticket. We're both happy. :banana:

Glitter Brunello
09-12-2006, 10:15 PM
Well, we're going to the theater. I told Steve I was buying tickets and asked how much input he wanted. He said "a lot". We're going to see "The Fantasticks" at $45 a ticket. We're both happy. :banana:

Luanne,

That sounds like a 'win win.' You go, girl!

Avery

ArtsieAng
09-12-2006, 10:33 PM
Well, we're going to the theater. I told Steve I was buying tickets and asked how much input he wanted. He said "a lot". We're going to see "The Fantasticks" at $45 a ticket. We're both happy. :banana:

That's great, I'm glad that you're getting to see a show. You'll both be happy that you did.

Kevin
10-02-2006, 02:41 PM
Dh Steve is going to be in NYC on business on a Thursday and Friday. I'm flying to meet him and will arrive late Thursday, be on my own Thursday evening and Friday, and we'll have one full day (Saturday) before we leave on Sunday afternoon.

So, what would you do with only two full days in NYC, one of those on your own? :biggrin:

TIA

I'd EAT PIZZA! :grin:

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