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Old 09-22-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

So here's the deal: my friend and I go to Philly and New York a few days before Christmas. This will be our third year going, so we want to experience something different. We've done Rockefeller Center, we've done Central Park, the usual things. We're hoping to explore the boroughs this year, but we need some suggestions!

What are some great places to visit in the boroughs? Hoping to hit all five, so if you've ever done/know of a lose itenarary to cover some main spots in all five, that would be awesome too! Also, would not be opposed to visiting some great spots on Long Island either.

We're college students, so our budget is a little tight! Looking for hidden gems of New York without breaking the bank!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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One suggestion is to arrange your borough tour around food. If you read food blogs, you will find some really unusual and special places in the outer boroughs, sometimes in surprising neighborhoods.

You can start here New York | Serious Eats

One non-food thing to do at Christmas would be a tour of the Christmas lights in Brooklyn Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in New York City – A Slice of Brooklyn Tours of Famous Holiday Displays / nycgo.com
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Check out Dyker Heights in Brooklyn. I go there every year with my camera and friends, and this year I might go more then once since I have a car now.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY (Crown Heights/Weeksville)
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In Queens, if you like movies and TV, go to the Museum of the Moving Image.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The Christmas lights in Dyker Heights are indeed very nice and a sight to be seen, but prepare for traffic...oddly enough, this normally sleepy residential part of BK sees a lot of crowds that time of year.

In all honesty, there is not much else that hasn't been mentioned in NYC that can be considered "Christmas-y."
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Gods country
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Why not try spending Christmas in Hollis?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWcTaMw0gE8
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