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08-09-2016, 07:42 AM
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OT Visiting NYC, Leafs VS Isles

Hey guys just a couple of quick questions. Looking to make my first trip to NYC in October for a short honeymoon. My wife was suggesting spots and it just so happened I found a city that has something she wants to see (Carrie Underwood), and luckily the Leafs play the Isles that week as well (worked out great for me haha). Anyway, two questions are what's the best way to get from downtown NYC hotel (near Times Square) to the Barclays centre, and back to the hotel after the game safely, quickly, and without costing me a fortune.
Second question is, (I'm used to extreme Leafs ticket prices) So I noticed I can get section Lower Corner 28 or Lower Corner 4 for about $50 USD each, they say it's obstructed view but from what I can see on the Virtual Seat View, its just railing and stairs that block the Islanders net. Would they be blocked that much to not buy them? They seem pretty close to the ice and a good view.

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Taking the NQR subway (Q is by far the best for it, it's express) from Times Square to Barclays would definitely be the best way to get there (the 2 or 3 works too). It takes you right to the Barclays Center, so when you walk up the stairs (the right stairs anyway) you're staring right at the arena. It's ~$5 round trip for each person.

Those seats are probably fine. As long as you don't get the ones where you can't see the net, you're in good shape. I believe I sat in those seats for a playoff game and I saw everything fine.

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Hey guys just a couple of quick questions. Looking to make my first trip to NYC in October for a short honeymoon. My wife was suggesting spots and it just so happened I found a city that has something she wants to see (Carrie Underwood), and luckily the Leafs play the Isles that week as well (worked out great for me haha). Anyway, two questions are what's the best way to get from downtown NYC hotel (near Times Square) to the Barclays centre, and back to the hotel after the game safely, quickly, and without costing me a fortune.
Second question is, (I'm used to extreme Leafs ticket prices) So I noticed I can get section Lower Corner 28 or Lower Corner 4 for about $50 USD each, they say it's obstructed view but from what I can see on the Virtual Seat View, its just railing and stairs that block the Islanders net. Would they be blocked that much to not buy them? They seem pretty close to the ice and a good view.

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NYC Subway is the cheapest and easiest way to get from Times Square (which isn't downtown, BTW) to Barclays Center. The N, Q, 2 or 3 trains from 42nd Street to Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center ares probably your best bet.

As far as tickets go, stay away from those sections. You're going to have obstructed views. Your best bet is to pick seats in Sections 7-25 and all corresponding upper sections. Any seats near where the Isles defend twice will be ranging from slightly limited views to complete and utter **** show.

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Taking the NQR subway (Q is by far the best for it, it's express) from Times Square to Barclays would definitely be the best way to get there (the 2 or 3 works too). It takes you right to the Barclays Center, so when you walk up the stairs (the right stairs anyway) you're staring right at the arena. It's ~$5 round trip for each person.

Those seats are probably fine. As long as you don't get the ones where you can't see the net, you're in good shape. I believe I sat in those seats for a playoff game and I saw everything fine.
These are the ones I was looking at. I don't mind buying better seats if I need to, but these aren't the worst I've seen. Close to ice level as well.


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These are the ones I was looking at. I don't mind buying better seats if I need to, but these aren't the worst I've seen. Close to ice level as well.

If you're cool with that view, then go for it. But you could probably spend a little bit more and get a completely unobstructed view. You might be sitting a little higher, but at least you'll see everything.

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If you're cool with that view, then go for it. But you could probably spend a little bit more and get a completely unobstructed view. You might be sitting a little higher, but at least you'll see everything.
Yeah I hear you. Not a huge fan of the "angled" view either. Would rather be sat looking straight at ice level. Thanks for the advice for the subway as well.

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These are the ones I was looking at.
Are there seats in the arena that aren't obstructed?

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Yeah I hear you. Not a huge fan of the "angled" view either. Would rather be sat looking straight at ice level. Thanks for the advice for the subway as well.
I think the seats in the 100 level are the best view at Barclays. You should able to find a similarly priced ticket in the 100s on StubHub. If not now, by the week of the game.

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Assuming the weather is still nice, take a boat tour. No, not the big boat tours marketed to tourists, but the NY Media Boat tour. This was probably the best tourist type thing I have done in NYC. It is pricey, but is well worth the money.

http://www.nymediaboat.com/

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These are the ones I was looking at. I don't mind buying better seats if I need to, but these aren't the worst I've seen. Close to ice level as well.

Those are okay, but yeah I'd buy better tickets if you're open to it.

Also, since you'll be in Times Square, check out the Discovery Museum if you have the chance. They always have really cool exhibits.

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NYC Subway is the cheapest and easiest way to get from Times Square (which isn't downtown, BTW) to Barclays Center. The N, Q, 2 or 3 trains from 42nd Street to Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center ares probably your best bet.

As far as tickets go, stay away from those sections. You're going to have obstructed views. Your best bet is to pick seats in Sections 7-25 and all corresponding upper sections. Any seats near where the Isles defend twice will be ranging from slightly limited views to complete and utter **** show.
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Assuming the weather is still nice, take a boat tour. No, not the big boat tours marketed to tourists, but the NY Media Boat tour. This was probably the best tourist type thing I have done in NYC. It is pricey, but is well worth the money.

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Those are okay, but yeah I'd buy better tickets if you're open to it.

Also, since you'll be in Times Square, check out the Discovery Museum if you have the chance. They always have really cool exhibits.

Awesome, thanks!! I don't mind paying for better seats. They're still 1/2 the cost of Leaf tickets at the ACC. Looking forward to visiting, never been there. Thanks again for the suggestions!

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Awesome, thanks!! I don't mind paying for better seats. They're still 1/2 the cost of Leaf tickets at the ACC. Looking forward to visiting, never been there. Thanks again for the suggestions!
Cheers! Enjoy the game (but not too much! )

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Cheers! Enjoy the game (but not too much! )
Haha thanks. Just pumped to see Matthews and Tavares TBH!

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Haha thanks. Just pumped to see Matthews and Tavares TBH!
I despise the Leafs, but your fans in person seem to be fine. Nothing like Montreal and Pittsburgh fans, they're the worst when they come to our building (excluding the Rangers).

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I despise the Leafs, but your fans in person seem to be fine. Nothing like Montreal and Pittsburgh fans, they're the worst when they come to our building (excluding the Rangers).
Been to Toronto and ACC several times -- friendly and extremely knowledgeable fans.

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Been to Toronto and ACC several times -- friendly and extremely knowledgeable fans.
So in person they're extremely knowledgeable. HF could have fooled me!

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These are the ones I was looking at. I don't mind buying better seats if I need to, but these aren't the worst I've seen. Close to ice level as well.

That doesn't look so bad but remember you'll have people sitting in those seats.

If you're in the front corner of that section you might be able to see the net, but you're still angled toward the red line. It's the net where the Leafs shoot twice so you'll want to actually see it.

The Q train is perfect as it goes express, and passes over the Manhattan Bridge. You'll get great views of lower Manhattan.

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Are there seats in the arena that aren't obstructed?
Yes, but you have to be an NHL player to sit on the bench.

or a car, you could also be a car.

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Imagine those seats are filled with people now....

I'd definitely spend a bit more and get something not obstructed.

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Are there seats in the arena that aren't obstructed?
roughly 14K of them

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Imagine those seats are filled with people now....

I'd definitely spend a bit more and get something not obstructed.
Yeah got some nice ones in section 7.

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