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Old 07-29-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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My family, which includes 2 teenagers, will be in NYC this weekend. Actually all day Fri, Sat, and Sunday. Here are things we know we want to do: Ellis Island, Central Park, Canal Street, Greenwich Village, MOMA, mabye Tenement Musuem (which tour), maybe a show if we can get discount tickets (which one?)

Suggestions for how to arrange this, where to eat, what to drop or ad??? Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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For discount show tickets, the best bet is to go to the TKTS booth run by the Theatre Development Fund, there's one in the theatre district and one in Lower Manhattan. Check out their website at TDF - Theatre Development Fund for details. It's first come, first serve, day of performance tickets, but they are half price, and the shows vary, though they usually have a good selection. The Theatre District location in the Marriot Marquis accepts cash or traveler's check only, whereas the Lower Manhattan office accepts that and credit cards.

There's great food all over the city, depending upon where you are going to be and what sort of food you like. If you have a type of cuisine or style of restaurant, that can help narrow the choices.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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a guide book would be helpful (with maps). Its a massive city so its hard to fit everything into a few days.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Well, Greenwich Village, Canal Street and the Tenement Museum are relatively close; you might be able to make a day of those places. And when you're heading towards the Tenement Museum, you'll be able to stroll along Orchard Street (a legitimate survivor of the old-fashioned market streets) and grab a bite (after which you won't need to eat for several days) at Katz's Deli on Houston Street. Remember that this town was here before the city in Texas--that street is pronounced HOUSE-ton.
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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when you are at Ground Zero, take NJ tranzit (Path train) to Exchange Place. it is just one stop-5 minutes, the view of the city from there is spectacular, there is a nice river park, you will have amazing pictures of the skyline
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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On Sunday mornings many people also go to Chinatown for dim sum. Jing Fong, up the escalator at 20 Elizabeth Street, has lots of different dim sum and it's a bargain. Ladies push around carts with the various dishes and you can point to what you want. You sit at communal tables and there's usually someone at the table who speaks Mandarin which helps, because the ladies pushing the carts usually don't speak much English.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:12 AM
 
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And as long as you're in lower Manhattan, I'd recommend a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The views are nothing short of spectacular.
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