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Old 05-07-2011, 10:01 PM   #11
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welcome from west 57th street, dave, from another history buff.

did you know the back (north) side of city hall, way downtown, was faced with cheaper stone the the front because they thought no one would live that far north where the pig and sheep farms were?
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:07 PM   #12
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welcome from west 57th street, dave, from another history buff.

did you know the back (north) side of city hall, way downtown, was faced with cheaper stone the the front because they thought no one would live that far north where the pig and sheep farms were?
Ha! I did know that, thanks to the Ric Burns documentary from a number of years ago... I actually work in an office where one of our conference rooms overlooks Bowling Green and another overlooks Fraunces Tavern, so I am happy to show clients who visit us what a dork I am.

You must be pretty far west on 57th because your location says "joisey."
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:17 PM   #13
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lol, good catch.

i live in jersey but i spend just about as much time in the city at work on 57th between 10th and 11th.

burns' documentaries rock, imo. some people don't like all of the zooms and pans in order to make old pictures interesting on video, but i think it makes history come alive.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:46 PM   #14
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We all look forward to visiting NYC on vacation in july. It is a great city.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:09 PM   #15
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We all look forward to visiting NYC on vacation in july. It is a great city.
It'll be hot then, but a great time will be had. Post if you need any restaurant recommendations or off-the-path activities.
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It'll be hot then, but a great time will be had. Post if you need any restaurant recommendations or off-the-path activities.
I have been doing alot of on line searches about tourist info. in NYC there are so many options. We are looking at tour busses. We would like to hit all the highlights in the city. We will only be there for 3-4 days. We definitely want to see a show on broadway for the weekend. Any suggestions on special points of interest would be greatly appreciated. Little Italy, china town, empire state building virtual tour, empire state building, times square, maybe a good museum, fireworks on the 4th? We were there once before for a short time. We were able to go through central park with a guy on a bike pulling us in a cart. We are on a modest budget. We love the high energy of the city it's a crazy, exciting place.
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I have been doing alot of on line searches about tourist info. in NYC there are so many options. We are looking at tour busses. We would like to hit all the highlights in the city. We will only be there for 3-4 days. We definitely want to see a show on broadway for the weekend. Any suggestions on special points of interest would be greatly appreciated. Little Italy, china town, empire state building virtual tour, empire state building, times square, maybe a good museum, fireworks on the 4th? We were there once before for a short time. We were able to go through central park with a guy on a bike pulling us in a cart. We are on a modest budget. We love the high energy of the city it's a crazy, exciting place.
I am sending you a (long) list via private message that contains the full list of tourist attractions that I would consider. Pick 4 or 5 of them to do per day. If you have any questions, you can let me know...
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