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07-17-2011, 07:02 AM
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Thinking of a holiday in New York in December. I love taking in different sports games wherever I go but after a few trips to america I have yet to see an american football game. If a game kicked off in meadowlands at 1pm, what time would it finish around and how easy would it be to get back to MSG by 7 for the hockey? Using public transport only please, I won't be driving.

I'm aware the football season might not even go ahead, I would just like to know if its possible to fit both in. Thanks for the help.

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07-17-2011, 07:22 AM
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A typical NFL game is about 3 hours so a game with a 1PM start should finish around 4PM barring overtime. There is train service between The Meadowlands and Penn Station, which is right where MSG is. It's a relatively short trip so you'd have no problem getting to MSG in time for a hockey game starting at 7PM. You'd have plenty of time to spare.

Edit: Only date possible in December looks like December 11 (Jets vs Chiefs and Rangers vs Panthers).

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Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah I was scouting out those 2 games, coming over to watch 3 rangers games and that was the only football game to take in. Used to be a chiefs fan as a kid so it worked out well. I'm 1-4-0 in Rangers games I've been to, for the sake of the team maybe I shouldn't come over

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If the Rangers can't beat Florida at home...

Anyway, just be aware that there is always the remote possibility that the Jet game could be "flexed" to Sunday night. But with the Jets Chiefs game going up against a Giants Cowboys game, I'd rest easy.

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If you do not mind blowing a bit of money on an expensive meal, hit up Peter Luger's in Brooklyn. I think it was rated the best steakhouse like 25 years in a row or something like that.
Great advice...as an fyi check their website its been 3 or 4 yars since I've been there and at that time the only credit card they took was their own Peter Luger credit card...so have plenty of cash on you.

I also like Churascarria Plataforma in the Theater District...Brazilian steak house. If you are a carnivore this is heaven.

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Great advice...as an fyi check their website its been 3 or 4 yars since I've been there and at that time the only credit card they took was their own Peter Luger credit card...so have plenty of cash on you.

I also like Churascarria Plataforma in the Theater District...Brazilian steak house. If you are a carnivore this is heaven.
Unless you plan on going at an off-peak hour, getting reservations at Luger's is very tough. At least a month in advance. If you are willing to go at 3 in the afternoon or 11 at night you have a shot on short notice. Luger credit card or cash only. Don't skimp if you go. Get the porterhouse and german potatoes. For appetizers the shrimp cocktail and sliced tomatoes or tomatoes and onions are my favorites. Apple strudel for dessert. Figure on a minimum of $100 a person.

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I was wondering if any of you guys had any tips or places to shop for stuff that I can rely on to save money on groceries and such. Of course, any other money-saving tips would be appreciated, as well!
I live right in this hood too.

Trader Joe's is the #1 best place for high-quality, cheap groceries. Their prices arent just good for NYC, they're good for anywhere. I dont understand how they do it.

Fairway is #2, lots of unique things, reasonable prices.

With Fairway or TJ, go later at night to avoid the crowds, and avoid going on Saturday or Sunday unless you want to be swarmed with crowds.

Also, Zabars is amazing for cheese and fresh made breads, and some awesome Jewish stuff (I never ate Jewish food before moving to the nabe).

For restaurants, you can snag $25 gift certificates for $2 at www.restaurant.com . I use them at Fred's and PD O'Hurley's all the time.

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I am looking at buying tickets for the isles-rangers at long island on oct 15th. at the moment some seats are available on stubhub. it says that the seller will send tickets via fedex to the buyer by oct 12th.

could people who have experience using this service let me know whether they think it is a) safe, b) reliable.

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I am looking at buying tickets for the isles-rangers at long island on oct 15th. at the moment some seats are available on stubhub. it says that the seller will send tickets via fedex to the buyer by oct 12th.

could people who have experience using this service let me know whether they think it is a) safe, b) reliable.

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Stubhub is fine but I've bought 5-10th row tickets at box office a few days before the game with Rangers with no trouble many times. Did you check if it's a sellout?

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Anyone here ever tour the Brooklyn Brewery? I'm taking my dad next week. How long is the tour normally, and do they give free samples?

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Anyone here ever tour the Brooklyn Brewery? I'm taking my dad next week. How long is the tour normally, and do they give free samples?
Never been, but I'm pretty sure the tour is super quick and they make you buy tokens for draft pours. Apparently a good time if you're looking for a party.

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Never been, but I'm pretty sure the tour is super quick and they make you buy tokens for draft pours. Apparently a good time if you're looking for a party.
Should be mentioned that the tokens are cheap.

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I'd really like to go there myself,....

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Hey guys,

I am taking my girl to dinner on Friday for her birthday. I am on a budget. Any bang for your buck suggestions?

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I am taking my girl to dinner on Friday for her birthday. I am on a budget. Any bang for your buck suggestions?
Go to restaurant.com and purchase a gift certificate to use. You can find good deals to some nice places.

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I am planning on coming to NYC near the end of November and wanting to catch the Rangers v Pens game at MSG. What are the cheap seats like, any good? Or should I pony up the $100+ for a lower deck seat? Also, StubHub seems like a popular site for tickets. Worth getting tickets from there or is there another avenue I am unaware of?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Do Rangers games sell out often? Can you get a walk up ticket?


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Anyone here ever tour the Brooklyn Brewery? I'm taking my dad next week. How long is the tour normally, and do they give free samples?
The tour is pretty lacking because they don't actually brew the beer on site in Williamsburg. They just show a room with some brewing equipment in it and explain the process very briefly. Last time I was there $20 bought you five draft tokens though, so it's a good deal and they typically have a beer or two available that they don't distribute regularly.

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I am planning on coming to NYC near the end of November and wanting to catch the Rangers v Pens game at MSG. What are the cheap seats like, any good? Or should I pony up the $100+ for a lower deck seat? Also, StubHub seems like a popular site for tickets. Worth getting tickets from there or is there another avenue I am unaware of?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Do Rangers games sell out often? Can you get a walk up ticket?
Rangers usually sell out and Pittsburgh is pretty much guaranteed to sell out. Ebay can be cheaper than StubHub. On resale sites you'll be looking at over $100 for almost everything, $1,000 for some. They're not selling the tickets to lose money. If you want to sit upstairs make sure that you're at the faceoff circle or better or you won't have the best view. But they're obviously more expensive. If you're openly rooting for the Penguins avoid sitting upstairs unless you want to do a swan dive into the expensive seats the hard way. I'm not kidding.

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I am planning on coming to NYC near the end of November and wanting to catch the Rangers v Pens game at MSG. What are the cheap seats like, any good? Or should I pony up the $100+ for a lower deck seat? Also, StubHub seems like a popular site for tickets. Worth getting tickets from there or is there another avenue I am unaware of?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: Do Rangers games sell out often? Can you get a walk up ticket?

Ebay can be cheaper but there's a much better selection on Stub Hub. There are tickets for that Nov. Pens game there right now as low as $41. If you want to spend around $80 or $90 you can get tickets in the 300s at center ice. Those are excellent seats. I like to sit in the balcony, 400s, in the first row (row A). good luck.

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I am taking my girl to dinner on Friday for her birthday. I am on a budget. Any bang for your buck suggestions?
Il Bastardo in Chelsea has a cool vibe, pretty good food, and is relatively inexpensive.

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Planning a trip to NYC in February and I wonder if there's a big difference in atmosphere at the arenas with games like Rangers @ Islanders (Friday) and Devils @ Rangers (Monday) compared to Flyers @ Rangers (Sunday 1 p.m.) and Montreal @ Islanders (Thursday)?

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Planning a trip to NYC in February and I wonder if there's a big difference in atmosphere at the arenas with games like Rangers @ Islanders (Friday) and Devils @ Rangers (Monday) compared to Flyers @ Rangers (Sunday 1 p.m.) and Montreal @ Islanders (Thursday)?
Yeah. Big time. Even though there are some canadien fans at the colesium if you want great atmosphere go for the other 3.

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Yeah. Big time. Even though there are some canadien fans at the colesium if you want great atmosphere go for the other 3.
Thanks.

I'm probably going to spam this thread with a few more questions. Looks like we will go for tickets in the 300's and I wonder if people passing by in the aisle below row A gets in the sightline?

Also, are there any specific pubs or restaurants close to the MSG where Rangers fans usually gather before games?

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Thanks.

I'm probably going to spam this thread with a few more questions. Looks like we will go for tickets in the 300's and I wonder if people passing by in the aisle below row A gets in the sightline?

Also, are there any specific pubs or restaurants close to the MSG where Rangers fans usually gather before games?
To your question above, I would definitely choose the Devils or Flyers games. Both are intense rivalries and you get to see them at home. Both will have opposing d-bag fans, though Philly ones are usually more trashy and drunken morons.

If it's me, I'm choosing the Flyers just because I've seen so many Devils games. For you, I'd say take the Devils, because you haven't been to a Ranger game until you've chanted "MMMMMMAAAAAAAARRRRTTYYYYYY"

Also, a lot of people go to Stout before games. Nice place, good atmosphere and good food. Gets very crowded, though.

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There is a Brother Jimmy's BBQ a block from the arena. Great prices,and food, but you might have to wait a bit for a seat. And yes, there are rangers fans there. For the game, I recommend the flyers, or devils

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