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Old 04-29-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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Hi, Iím going to NYC with a group for school and was trying to get ideas together. I used to live in NYC but moved when I was about 10. Iíve done a lot of the touristy things but my friends have not so we will be doing some of that Iím sure. Our hotel is in the Chelsea area.

Some of my friends want to go clubbing and some want to see a Broadway show. We canít buy drinks (weíre 18/19) and personally Iíve been to quite a few Broadway plays (albeit I was young) so Iím not really too excited to spend $100 on a play. I talked to my father who might be able to help us out with people he still knows over there, but Iím not sure. Off-Broadway, which I thought was quite a bit cheaper was still pretty pricey.

Anyways for now, I have the following things Iíd like to do/see:

-WTC Memorial. We moved after the attack and a couple of my family members were first responders and I would like to see the memorial and the progress on the Freedom Tower.
-Canal Street/Chinatown. My knockoff watch needs to be replaced lol
-Statue of Liberty Museum is closed for renovations apparently, so cross that off I guess.
-Might take a ferry ride on the SI Ferry for the view
-Times Square. Of Course
-Central Park? Some of the girls wanna go here. Iíve been there, itís cool and whatnot but we have a limited amount of time..and we have plenty of parks where we are so haha I donít want to spend much time haha.

Now we are struggling for things to do at nightÖclubbing is an option(but I donít really want to that since we could do it at home) and Broadway is an option ($$$$) but was looking for other ideas. I used to go to a lot of Yankeesí games and Iíd like to see the new stadium but they are out of town when we are there. Mets are in town and have a 7:10 game, so that could be an option. Not sure if everyone is a baseball fan though.

Iíve heard Rockefeller plaza has a cool observatory, is that true/worth checking out?

Been checking out this website for help/guidance as well.
Things to do in and around New York City | Time Out New York


Also, whats the best pizza on Manhattan? I lived on different borough and Iím not sure where the good places are in Manhattan. Probably going to get a bunch of different answers haha. One (of many) of the things I miss about NYC is the pizza and corner delis everywhere.

Thanks! There is so much to do, Iím just having trouble narrowing stuff down since we are only going to be there a couple of days Iíd like to make the most of it. And we are kind of at the awkward age of no parents/not a lot of supervision but not being 21 yet.


Thank you!
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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-Highline Park
-Webster Hall and Pacha
-South Street Seaport

Just a few randoms.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:23 PM
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I find Union Square more fun to visit than Times Square, but if you've never been Times Square is worth a stop.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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Highline Park! I definitely agree with that one.

Not that I'm advocating underage drinking - but I was never stopped from going to a bar in NYC before I turned 21. You don't have to drink, but just going and hanging out and seeing a band might be fun. If you're going to be there on a Sunday or Wednesday night - try Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village. It's got a great history and their house band is amazing.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Times square ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh so much fun to be blocked by a million tourists taking pictures of what i see everyday. how fun
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Definitely take a walk down Broadway in SoHo on a good evening. You'll find various brands you most likely never even heard of. You'd be amazed at the various styles of clothing people wear over there. That strip is pretty much filled with youngsters ranging from ages 16-24 of all races who have a great sense of style. Since you mentioned Canal St, you can take the N Q R J M Z or 6 trains there and walk uptown (north) down Broadway. Once in a while you'll even find celebrities shopping there. You haven't seen swag until you've been to SoHo - real talk.

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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you could have fun just looking for fun lol.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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You should go to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. That's where a lot of young people hang out into the night. There are plenty of cafes, galleries, bars and hipsters.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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Scratch everything off of your list. Instead, eat pizza at John's on Bleeker St. Walk around Greenwich Village and then go to Washington Sq Park and do some people watching. Walk over to the westside and go check out the Hudson River and all the great green space. Bring a frisbee or roller blades. Sit at an outdoor cafe in the Meatpacking District. See an off off off Bdway play or try to go to TKTS and get half price tickets to see ONE Bway play. Make sure it's somethign great or it's not worth the money. Go to MOMA, the MET and the Mus of Nat. History or for something less touristy, go to the Whitney Museum. Check out the Intrepid if that's your kind of thing. See a dance performance at the Joyce Theater or Alvin Ailey. Go to Chelsea Piers and go ice skating or use the batting cages or go bowling. Go to Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Go to the Strand bookstore.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:21 AM
 
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Times Square, yuck.

I'm 19-years-old and my friends and I never do any of those touristy stuff. Instead, go to DUMBO (you will LOVE it, promise), see a Broadway show (these TKTS and student discounts), High Line, South Street Seaport, Union Square, St. Marks Place (for cheap food), and take a walk in the lower East Side. You will find so many interesting things.
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