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Old 07-12-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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Hi so I just spent my first day running around New York saw a few areas like union square and grand central and parts of Central Park also spent a little time in Brooklyn. I am absolutely in love with this city and need to move here. My question is what should I do tomorrow my friend who I am staying with works from 1pm-8pm so I'll be alone all day pretty much what should I do any recommendations would help thanks.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:10 PM
 
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Explore Uptown.... Harlem and Washington Heights. Check out the Bronx too while you're at it, specifically the Bronx zoo, Yankee stadium, Arthur ave which is the Bronx's little Italy, Fordham road around Fordham University and Grand Concourse. The hub (3rd ave and 149th street area) is interesting too.

Take a ride out Queens on the 7 train explore Long Island City, Jackson Heights, Flushing, and Fresh Meadows Park near the Mets stadium. Astoria on the N/W train is a cool neighborhood too, good food.

If you want to see the beach grab the A train to Far Rockaway. Get off at Broad Channel and transfer to the shuttle train to Rockaway Park beach. If you want an amusement park/beach mix hit up Coney Island.

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Old 07-12-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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Explore Brooklyn some more too.

Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Prospect Park, downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Crown Heights along Nostrand and Franklin avs, Brooklyn Heights, etc all cool areas...
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:15 PM
 
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Explore Uptown.... Harlem and Washington Heights. Check our the Bronx too while you're at it, specifically the Bronx zoo, Yankee stadium, Arthur road, Fordham road around Fordham University and Grand Concourse. The hub (3rd ave and 149th street area) is interesting too.

Take a ride out Queens on the 7 train explore Long Island City, Jackson Heights, Flushing, and Fresh Meadows Park near the Mets stadium. Astoria on the N/W train is a cool neighborhood too, good food.

If you want to see the beach grab the A train to Far Rockaway. Get off at Broad Channel and transfer to the shuttle train to Rockaway Park beach. If you want an amusement park/beach mix hit up Coney Island.
Am thinking you want the OP to experience culture shock or have nightmares. Cannot understand what there is to see by the Hub. Would say the same about the area by Fordham Road.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:25 PM
 
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Am thinking you want the OP to experience culture shock or have nightmares. Cannot understand what there is to see by the Hub. Would say the same about the area by Fordham Road.
Hey the OP would get a real New York experience if they visited Fordham road, I see white people there all the time. The hub.... well I mean it is the south Bronx. I doubt anything bad would happen. Its just an urban, bustling, fast paced shopping junction that's mostly patronized by Puerto Ricans and black people. Old New York still survives here. Its something about the vibe. The OP can even get a $30 tattoo at the shop next to McDonald's.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:48 PM
 
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Forgot to mention East Village, Lower East Side, Canal street, Tribeca, SoHo, West 4th, Battery Park, and the Staten Island ferry.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:11 PM
 
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You cant see it all in one day so just chill, pick one place nearby and explore the streets. Just sit at a few cafes or find a lunch spot. Limit train rides as much as you can. Maybe a cab ride. But Id just chill, sit a lot, rest your feet, eat whatever you want. Get a coffee. Sit. Relax. People
Watch. Best places for easy exploring are probably the village, lower east side or if brooklyn is your thing.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:28 PM
 
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Yea I'm gunna pick random trains I believe for the most part and get off randomly and just adventure around a bit I wanna see the upper east and west side DUMBO lower east side maybe china town. Friend tells me about something called the skyline sounded interesting. I'm just so in love with everything that's happening everyone moving the noises of cars and trains and sirens the city has so much life it's insane.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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Check the NYC ferry -- you can take it to DUMBO and some other Brooklyn locations. It's only $2.75 per ride.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:38 PM
 
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Since you have one day only I suggest limiting your travel time. You will get lost and waste most your day transferring from train to train. Id just take a train to the Lower East Side or Greenwich Village and walk or cab from there. Chill at places and eat all sorts of food and cafes.

You are trying to do too much in too little time
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