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Old 06-29-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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As it says on the tin, what was your first time going to New York City? Since I plan on going to NYC sometimes in the future I would like to know what did you visit the city and what did you think of it?
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I went about 3 or 4 years ago when I was 22 I believe. I can't remember my exact age. Spent a little while there, did the usual things.. went to Times Square, went to Queens for some Colombian food, went to museums, Central Park and the normal sights.

One thing I regret is not going to Tom's Diner.

I think New York is a pretty cool city, nowhere I would choose to live... but it's pretty cool to see.
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:15 AM
 
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As it says on the tin, what was your first time going to New York City? Since I plan on going to NYC sometimes in the future I would like to know what did you visit the city and what did you think of it?
Just came back to Sweden from NY. Stayed at a nice hotel in Manhattan, close to SOHO.
I actually didn't visit anything really outside Manhattan. I liked the place a lot, way more european than in Florida that I just before visited for a month.

People are nice, it's quite secure but gritty and rough around the edges. Moving around in a cab is cheap (unless the driver takes you south/north thru park ave or broadway instead of the less congested avenues.

Traffic is crazy as many bus and cab drivers are from countries which also have caotic traffic driving styles.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Around 2010ish. Took a train for Jeresy City to Penn Station, and had to find a way to get all the way to WallStreet. I remember walking a few blocks, and then realizing I would never make it to work in time. Spent 15 minutes trying to flag down a cab that would stop for me. Eventually I jumped in front of 2 girls who got a cab to stop, and I was on my merry way. I knew that day that in NY you have to be very aggressive to get anything. Once at work, everyone was friendly and cool though. I spent 3 month in NY, mainly just being linear in terms of going to work, and then coming straight home. I never really got to enjoy it when I lived there.

Fast forward to the present, I now live in Philly and visit NY on a regular basis. Megabus from Philly to NY is hella cheap. I even go to my Python Development user groups in NYC every weekend, or every other weekend. Pretty fun.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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IMHO while Time Square is nice, as is much of midtown, the true heart of NY is in downtown, East side, and uptown. To me that is where all the fun stuff is. I just find Time Square too touristy. It's great because of the energy, and you can see just about anything in Time Square, but I would prefer to make it all the way uptown.

It's worth it to see the Empire State Builing, and go to the top of the Rock. Also make it down to the WTC One observation deck if it's open when you visit. And the Brooklyn Bridge, which I've never been to, but plan to visit this weekend.
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