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Old 09-02-2008, 10:43 AM   #21
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OMG! Where else to NOT miss:

St. Pat's Cathedral - architecture

South Street Seaport - good eats & shopping

Washington Sq. Park - Greenwich Village - street
vendors galore! And great little cafes for excellent cappocino

Grand Central Station - architecture & people watch

Time Square/Madison Sq. Garden/ Rockefeller Center

Lincoln Center/Avery Fisher Hall

NY Public Library - the sheer size will awe you. Check out the cookbooks.

Metropolitan Museum of Art.

to name just a few.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:45 AM   #22
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So far we have only seen Manhattan as we drove through last night (we drove around a lot before finding a nice police officer who suggested we come to Brooklyn), and our hotel. We hope to see the Statue of Liberty and as many other things as we can fit in. I know now that we have to find Katz's Deli!
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BARBARA: Your trip sound great. Please post pictures of the best things you did and saw when you get back. I missed the beginning of your trip, where are you headed or is this just a sight seeing trip?
We have been traveling since August 6th. A week with James's daughter in Ottumwa, a week in the Chicago area, then slowly toward this way. We have met 7 DC members so far on this trip (I posted about each visit separately, with pictures--Dave Hutchins, Michelemarie, middie, JoeV, pacanis, luvs, and Jake) and plan to see a few more. This has been the best vacation we have ever had!

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Old 09-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #23
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You could have spent the whole time just in NY and not seen the best.
Oh, by the way, get a DECENT SLICE before you leave.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #24
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Welcome to NYC. You are in a good place for the sights that you want to see. I do not know how much time you have or your plans, but, here are some suggestions that may help.

Circle Line at the 42nd street pier will fix you up with a boat ride around Manhattan. They will also have a narative that will explain a lot of the history and a lot of info about the city.

Land based, you might like one of the doyble decker bus tours. They offer hop on hop off service. If you see something you like, just hop off? look around, then get back on.
The Staten Island Ferry is free, and goes back and forth regularly during weekdays. There are great views of Governor's Island, and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as you cruise back and forth...

Downtown here are some really old churches with churchyards attached, and the oldest cemetery in New York... The Museum of the American Indian is very interesting, too. It's down right near the Bull on Broadway.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:07 AM   #25
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I'll be flying back to Vegas next week then 14 of my friends and I will be flying to Boston and New York for 12 days.

Our stops in NY will be Katz's deli and Lombardi's Pizzaria, (the first Pizzaria in America). Notice it's about the food. Anything else we shouldn't miss?

Barbara hope you enjoy your stay. New York is a fabulous city. What is the best you've seen there??
Lombardi's Pizza is far from the best in New York, but there is no doubt that Katz's has the best Pastrami sandwiches probably in the whole US that can be had in 2008!
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That all depends upon what things you love, and/or can't get back home. These days, Las Vegas has so many great restaurants, that's probably hard to say... maybe soup dumplings in Chinatown??? We love the ones at Shanghai Cuisine on Bayard and Mulberry. They have crab dumplings!
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:39 AM   #26
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You could have spent the whole time just in NY and not seen the best.
Oh, by the way, get a DECENT SLICE before you leave.
And make sure to fold it. New Yorkers fold their slices.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:53 AM   #27
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i just spoke to james!!!!!

they are on their way up here this afternoon, so i can show them around the cbs broadcast center.

can't wait!!!!
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:43 PM   #29
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i just spoke to james!!!!!

they are on their way up here this afternoon, so i can show them around the cbs broadcast center.

can't wait!!!!
That's so cool! I wanna go too!
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:41 PM   #30
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sounds awesome, barb!!! i'm amazed by what you 2 have gotten to see!!
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