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05-16-2013, 01:18 PM
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what are good bars to go to watch tonights game? looking to get some food and 2 ppl with me arent big rangers fans but want to watch the game, so id prefer not to go to a rowdy overcrowded rangers bar.

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05-19-2013, 12:01 AM
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I'm probably going to be in NYC for 4/5 days sometime b/w end of June and mid-August. When I'm there I plan to go to at least one Yankees game. My hotel will likely be near Times Square - probably the Marriott. What's the best way to go to the game? Cab, Taxi? When I'm in NYC I usually don't use the subway...but I'm from Toronto so it's not like i've never used public transit before ... and i'm pretty good w/ directions.

i should add...i'm interested in the most efficient way...if i were to take a cab, i could probably write it off for work...so cost isn't my big issue.

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05-19-2013, 07:54 AM
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For a weeknight game, most efficient is the subway. Weekend game, cab.

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Heading to NY/NJ for the NHL draft from Milwaukee WI...was hoping to get some of the team executives at their hotels when they head to the draft/around town.
I'm trying to get my Stanley CUp replica signed by Conn Smythe winners. I mainly need Steve Yzerman (Lightning) and Bob Gainey (Dallas). Does anyone happen to know where they're staying I'm having no luck finding them.
Other guys I need that I'm hoping to meet are Al MacInnis and Joe Sakic
Thanks in advance
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06-07-2013, 10:42 AM
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Heading to NY/NJ for the NHL draft from Milwaukee WI...was hoping to get some of the team executives at their hotels when they head to the draft/around town.
I'm trying to get my Stanley Cup replica signed by Conn Smythe winners. I mainly need Steve Yzerman (Lightning) and Bob Gainey (Dallas). Does anyone happen to know where they're staying I'm having no luck finding them.
Other guys I need that I'm hoping to meet are Al MacInnis and Joe Sakic
Thanks in advance
Josh
Get to the draft really early would be your best bet. Hanging out at hotels for autographs is kind of creepy. The better places will probably give you the boot. Unless you find out where they may be eating. That said since it's in Newark, they can stay pretty much anywhere within a 20 mile radius.

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06-07-2013, 11:00 AM
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Anyone ever been to Lake George?
Never been, but looking to rent a lakefront home for a long weekend in August. 10-12 people.

Any tips or suggestions are welcome, feel free to PM

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Anyone ever been to Lake George?
Never been, but looking to rent a lakefront home for a long weekend in August. 10-12 people.

Any tips or suggestions are welcome, feel free to PM
I've been a couple times with family. Fun time, something for families, couples, or 20-somethings. Definitely get some french toast at Grandma's Back Porch Restaurant. Actually thinking about heading up there 4th of July weekend.

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Hi there,
I'm visiting New York for the first time in September. I will arrive September 7th and will stay for 4-5 days.

So are there some top tips for stuff that I have to visit? I'm a big sports fan so MSG and Yankee Stadium are a must, then of course the obvious stuff like Empire State or Lady Liberty.
Also I'm looking for some nice bars in the evening.

I'm thankful for every tip

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07-10-2013, 04:27 PM
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forget the Empire State Building, it's a dump!

The place to be is the top of Rockefeller Plaza

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07-13-2013, 03:20 PM
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forget the Empire State Building, it's a dump!

The place to be is the top of Rockefeller Plaza
Go to the Empire State Building. You go for the view and that's the best view.

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07-13-2013, 03:23 PM
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Go to the Empire State Building. You go for the view and that's the best view.
Pretty sure most people feel the top of the rock has the better view.

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Hi there,
I'm visiting New York for the first time in September. I will arrive September 7th and will stay for 4-5 days.

So are there some top tips for stuff that I have to visit? I'm a big sports fan so MSG and Yankee Stadium are a must, then of course the obvious stuff like Empire State or Lady Liberty.
Also I'm looking for some nice bars in the evening.

I'm thankful for every tip
Skip the statue of Liberty. Too much time for too little payoff. You can see it from lower Manhattan, the Staten Island Ferry or one of those Hudson River tours.

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07-13-2013, 04:09 PM
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Yeah, take the Staten Island ferry. Great views of the Statue, and it's free.

Skip the Empire state Building, as well as any of those "tourist" deals they try to sell you.

Rock Center has the best city view by far.

Protip: You can reserve tickets for the 9/11 memorial online way before, rather than stand on that absurd line for tickets.

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07-13-2013, 06:05 PM
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Go to the Empire State Building. You go for the view and that's the best view.
If you consider giant 10 foot metal bars in your face the best view, then yeah go for it

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07-13-2013, 07:28 PM
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Best ferry is probably Governor's Island. Right next to the Staten Island Ferry and Governor's Island has great views. You can take another ferry to Brooklyn Bridge Park from there and it's all free.

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Best ferry is probably Governor's Island. Right next to the Staten Island Ferry and Governor's Island has great views. You can take another ferry to Brooklyn Bridge Park from there and it's all free.
The East River Ferry is $4.00 per ride, +$1 if you have a bike. The SI Ferry is free

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The East River Ferry has a stop at Governor's Island, and does cost money.

However, the dedicated ferries to Governor's Island to/from Battery Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park are free.

http://www.govisland.com/html/home/home.shtml


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07-17-2013, 10:17 AM
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Was in NYC for 1/2 day. I love NYC. Any very large metropolitian city for that matter. Went to Katzs. I love this place. Ordered a pastrami. Tasted like butter. Probably the fat but excellent quality. Also pricey but Im sure less than than the places located in midtown. You cant get this quality outside of NYC as far as I know. Maybe Ill try the other delis (Carnegie, 2nd ave) but I really like Katzs. Tipped the guy who was carving the pastrami.

Egress out of the city to the Holland tunnel was joke. Parking lot. 30min+ to go from Katzs to the tunnel (took Broome). Love driving Manhatten as long as I dont do it on a regular basis. Fun and challenging. Reminds me of downtown Chicago.

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07-21-2013, 01:01 PM
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Was in NYC for 1/2 day. I love NYC. Any very large metropolitian city for that matter. Went to Katzs. I love this place. Ordered a pastrami. Tasted like butter. Probably the fat but excellent quality. Also pricey but Im sure less than than the places located in midtown. You cant get this quality outside of NYC as far as I know. Maybe Ill try the other delis (Carnegie, 2nd ave) but I really like Katzs. Tipped the guy who was carving the pastrami.

Egress out of the city to the Holland tunnel was joke. Parking lot. 30min+ to go from Katzs to the tunnel (took Broome). Love driving Manhatten as long as I dont do it on a regular basis. Fun and challenging. Reminds me of downtown Chicago.
Katz is good but it's a madhouse. I prefer the 2nd ave deli just because it is so much quieter and less people.

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07-21-2013, 03:03 PM
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Going to nyc from norway early september..

It'll be my 14th visit since the year 2000 - the plan is to go once a year so it's kind of a streak I got going..

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Katz is good but it's a madhouse. I prefer the 2nd ave deli just because it is so much quieter and less people.
It's not on 2nd Ave anymore, is it?

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I'm going to NYC July 25-28.

What are some really cool things to do besides all the touristy stuff that everyone knows about anyways? I know that's pretty broad but I'd take any suggestions. Thanks!

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I'm going to NYC July 25-28.

What are some really cool things to do besides all the touristy stuff that everyone knows about anyways? I know that's pretty broad but I'd take any suggestions. Thanks!
No offense, but if you browse through this thread, I'm sure there's some great suggestions.

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