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Old 10-14-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Default San Diegans Visiting NYC

We are visiting NYC for four days, Nov 4, (my partner is running the Marathon, yeah, he qualified) I haven't been there since '96 and love this city- although I grew up in a tiny town in the mountains and live in a very small feeling city, I always hit the sidewalk running here and feel right at home amongst it all. We enjoy the NY Times every day and describe potential walking times as "at a New York pace..." haha.

Anyhoo, my top places I wish to visit (other than a couple of your world-class museums) are the Highline Elevated park and Brooklyn (never been)

Any advice for an urban architectural junkie (actually, I am architect) about which neighborhoods in Brooklyn I should not miss? I don't really need to know about restaurants or shopping, just great urban residential/retail neighborhoods/parks/plazas that showcase the delightful built architectural context and why Brooklyn is considered such a wonderful borough.

Iv'e been responsive to many others on this site when they are visiting my city and certainly will continue to do so and gladly go the extra mile to anyone here who points us to the right direction and maybe later heads out our way.

Thanks, and Cheers
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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For Brooklyn i would suggest to just walk around downtown Brooklyn till u cant walk no more. When u finally get tired, just take the subway line back to your hotel. This is the best way to experience nyc- Get lost in it

Atleast i think. As a native,...............i've never been an, "overwhelmed-by-the-subway-map-tourist",before
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Haha, well that sounds like as good as advice as any. I'm a hardcore -should have been a New Yorker walker- so that is where I'll start.

Thanks
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:15 AM
 
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I suggest Brooklyn Heights with the Brooklyn Promenade view of Manhattan as well as Park Slope.
You also might be interested in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Museum.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I just came across this site yesterday...I didn't spend much time on it, but assume they know what they are talking about. Top Ten New York Architecture

Wish I could help with Brooklyn...not my specialty. Have a great trip!
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Thanks so much for the advice, I do appreciate it.
Maintaining that reputation that New Yorkers are in fact some of the friendliest folks around. Just don't be slow dullards around them

That architecture exhibit at MOMA looks pretty cool too.

Peace.

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Old 10-16-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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Maybe Prospect Park? My next day trip to Brooklyn, I want to check out Greenwood Cemetery. I always enjoy a view of the Williamsburg Bank building when I can see it.
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