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Old 07-11-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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NY - New York City area - ISO tips

My husband and I are visiting New York 7/21 - 7/28. We will be staying in mid-town.

Other than the TKTS booth and broadwayoffers.com, does anyone know how to get discount tickets for Broadway shows?

Can anyone suggest a good place to eat on Staten Island? We will be taking the Staten Island Ferry and going to the botanical gardens. Something close is good as we will be on foot.

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Old 07-12-2007, 09:34 AM   #2
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Vera, buckytom...you guys are familiar with the New York area. What can you do for this poster?
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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Nicole, there's a HUGE thread on the subject of what to do in New York. I'd recommend you do a search for it. I'm sure all the info won't be able to be replicated here.

At this date, TKTS is pretty much your avenue for discount theater tickets. But be warned that with the extremely high regular prices of those tickets, the discounts may still seem awfully high.

You will be here during the Summer Restaurant Week. Here is the link to a list of all the restaurants participating.... all at lunch, and many also at dinner. The special lunch is $24.07 at lunch and $35 at dinner. You'll want to make reservations right away.

Staten Island is not known for great eats. You might prefer to take the ferry back to Manhattan for your meal. But I don't know what Botanic Garden you are talking about on Staten Island. The New York Botanical Garden is in the Bronx, and there is also a Brooklyn Botanic Garden (which. by the way, is spectacular!).
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #4
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thanks for the info on restaurant week, chefjune.

other than what chefjune said, you sometimes can get discounts through your company's hr department, or if you have an american express gold card, you can get advance/discount tickets for a lot of shows.

btw, here's the link for the staten island botanical garden www.sibg.org

nicole, do you know how staten island got it's name?

when henry huson first sailed up thru new york harbor early on a foggy morning, he saw the native american's giant garbage dump and remarked "is that an island?"

(you must tell this joke on the ferry, just to see the reactions of the locals)
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Sorry, ChefJune. I forgot you were there. Too early in the morning when I posted. The cobwebs were still in my head.
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nicole, do you know how staten island got it's name?

when henry huson first sailed up thru new york harbor early on a foggy morning, he saw the native american's giant garbage dump and remarked "is that an island?"

OMG....you're really showing your age.

I wouldn't tell that to the locals if I were you. -lol
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:07 PM   #7
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I don't know anything about where to eat on Staten Island, but if you can, while you're in Manhattan, go to WD50.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:13 PM   #8
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Another thought is to go to a deli get hard salami,cheeses,olives some fruit, stuff the doesnt hafto be kept cold and a buy to drink there has to be a place at the garden where you can just sit and have lunch.
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i just looked at the Cafe Botanica,s menu at the gardens the lunch menu looks great.Check it out.They also make box lunches that look good.
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Thanks ChefJune. My husband and I looked at the link you provided for restaurant week and are heading to Destino tonight.
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