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Old 11-12-2013, 11:19 PM
 
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I'm going to NYC for a trip for a week. We'll have a bit of free time and I want to know what I absolutely should not leave New York without doing. I've been before, done touristy stuff and I'll be doing more touristy stuff this trip (MoMa, Met, NY Philharmonic, etc.) however, what are they non touristy things to do. Any reasonably priced thrift shops? Any cool eateries (I'm a veggie)? Any cool free things to do? Do tell! I want to make the most out of this trip. I'll be staying closer to Midtown but have unlimited Subway access.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:01 AM
 
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I'm not sure how to answer the "don't leave NY without doing..." because it's too dramatic for me, but if you like food, you should check some of the local blogs where bloggers cover unusual food in all the boroughs. I'm sure there are some cuisines where it would be easy to eat vegetarian. If you choose some off-the-beaten path restaurants, you will get to see the neighborhoods where they are located as well.

Greek food in Astoria Serious Eats: New York: Queens: Astoria
Thai food in Woodside Serious Eats: New York: Queens: Woodside

If you want more upscale/hipster type food, you could try Smorgasburg Smorgasburg | A Brooklyn Flea Food Market
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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So many things!

I recommend wandering around the immigrant neighborhoods. Go to Flushing in Queens then take the 7 to Jackson Heights. In Flushing you can see a smaller but more authentic Chinatown. In Jackson Heights try on some Indian clothing and buy some bangles. Colombian, Indian and many forms of Chinese cuisine are available in these areas. Do some research to find ideal vegetarian dishes in Chinatown but it will be easy in the Indian area and you can stick to pastries at the Colombian shops. This trip can be done in one day. Take a camera and comfy shoes.

If you give me an idea about what you like and where you are from I can give you other suggestions.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:19 AM
 
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The highlight of my trip to New York was walking the length of Manhattan, from the very bottom to the very top. Seeing the shifting landscape, the different neighborhoods, different faces, was simply fantastic.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:57 AM
 
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As Vegetarian you should try one of the Indian restaurants in Jackson Heights, Queens

For a great view of NYC eastern skyline ride the Roosevelt Island tram for the price of a subway fare.

Take the free Staten Island ferry for a great view of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. On the Brooklyn side walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a good view of Lower Manhattan. Then eat at one of the many restaurants along Montegue Street.

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:19 AM
 
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Most vegetarian-friendly food is going to be something you can find outside of New York, unfortunately. However, if you're one of the vegetarians who consumes some dairy, I would recommend trying out our various well-regarded pizzerias, bagel stores, and ice cream shops. Other traditional New York food staples almost all contain meat, whether it's General Tso's Chicken, hot dogs, knishes, steaks, deli sandwiches, etc.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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As Vegetarian you should try one of the Indian restaurants in Jackson Heights, Queens

For a great view of NYC eastern skyline ride the Roosevelt Island tram for the price of a subway fare.

Take the free Staten Island ferry for a great view of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. On the Brooklyn side walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a good view of Lower Manhattan. Then eat at one of the many restaurants along Montegue Street.

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Old 11-13-2013, 07:14 AM
 
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I'm going to NYC for a trip for a week. We'll have a bit of free time and I want to know what I absolutely should not leave New York without doing. ....however, what are they non touristy things to do. Any reasonably priced thrift shops? Any cool eateries (I'm a veggie)? Any cool free things to do? Do tell! I want to make the most out of this trip. I'll be staying closer to Midtown but have unlimited Subway access.
DON'T LEAVE NEW YORK WITHOUT going to what remains of Village on Saint Mark's Place. Take #6 train to Astor Place and walk past black revolving cube across the street from Starbuck's. There's plenty to do in area. Here are suggestions: take pics at Cooper Union "diamond" building, visit Norman's store for new media/unique t-shirts, and get tasty pizza slices at 2 Bros (psst...$1 each).
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:37 AM
 
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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So many things!

I recommend wandering around the immigrant neighborhoods.
Why in the hell would anyone want to do that?

Gross!
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