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Monday, May 21, 2012

New York!


I just found out that I'm going to New York in 2 weeks for work!  I've wanted to go to New York for so long and it's just never worked out for me to go.  I am ecstatic about going!  I'm flying in late Sunday night because I already have commitments here that weekend, and I will be working Monday - Wednesday.  My boss knows it's my first time in NYC so she is going to go with me to do some things at night those first 3 days.  Then I'm going to extend my trip and stay until Sunday.

My plan at this point is to be in NYC until Thursday and then spend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday driving around New England.  I really want to drive up the coast and go to Boston and hit some of the other highlights up there.  I haven't been anywhere north of DC, so I really want to take advantage of my time there and see as much as possible.

So I need your help.  What are the things that I really need to do or see while I'm in NYC?  If I drive up the coast, what cities/towns should I visit?  Other things outside of NYC?  Any advice you have would be so helpful!

I'm so excited!!!


19 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you!!! I used to go to NY at least once a month for a work and I just love going as much as possible. Do you know where you are staying? let me know that and I'll tell you some good places to visit

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    1. That's awesome! I'm not sure where I'm staying yet, my boss is supposed to book the hotel today, but I know our client meetings are on Park Ave right across from Grand Central Station so we will be staying very close to there.

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    2. grand central is fab in itself. spend a few hours shopping and taking pictures there. I love going to rockafeller center is great to visit, top of the rock is $20 and gives you a wonderful view of the city. The East Village is fab - and if you go there S'mac is a quirky little macaroni and cheese joint that has nice little portions of amazing mac and cheese. If you're looking for something cheap, you can take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry back and fourth and get a beautiful view of the statue of liberty and lower manhattan. Grimaldi's Pizza has the best pizza in manhattan, but there's another place in little italy called Lombardis that is really good too. Century 21 is my fav place to shop and the H&M's are epic. You can take the Shuttle on 42nd st in between Times sq and Grand Central as well. Times Square is overrated but you should go at night just to experience it but don't eat there, the restaurants are 10X more expensive than anywhere else.

      lots of places don't take credit cards believe it or not so take a little more cash than you normally would! Also you'll need more cash for driving up north. Some tolls are like $7 Trust me, they don't take cards. I've been the jerk that didn't have cash during rush hour!!

      Hope that helps! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

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  2. I'm so excited for you. I've only been once but the things I remember the most are seeing a broadway show, Ellis Island and The Empire State Building. I've never been to New England so I can't help you there but I can't wait to hear all about your trip!!

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  3. I am of no help at all...never been. I hope you have great time!!!

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  4. NYC! - be sure to go down to the village, canal street, Blossom my fav restaurant in Chelsea, the highline, Come to the Hamptons! I'm only 2 hours away and then you can take the ferry to New London CT and really experience New England - Mystic CT (watch mystic pizza with Julia Roberts) and drive out to the Cape.

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  5. You could spend weeks in NYC and not see everything. Of course Ellis Island & Empire State Building, try to get down to Greenwich Village, Also Central Park, FAO Schwartz, Times Square, Grand Central Station, World Trade Center memorial, market at chelsea pier, intrepid museum, lots of museums.... so much to see! If you really want to see New England, I think Mystic, CT & Cape Cod are both great choices, though there are so many places to go! Enjoy!

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  6. And go to a show in NYC if you can!

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  7. I absolutely loved NYC - only been twice, but loved it both times! I'm a musical theater nut, but definitely go see a show. You can go to the little building in the middle of times square.. you can get same day show tickets for cheaper than normal. But they only take cash, so be aware! Enjoy yourself!

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  8. oh lucky! one of the few major US cities I have never been to! Have fun!! I want your job!! LOL

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  9. I'm no help as I haven't spent much time in the northeast. What a great opportunity!

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  10. I liked checking out saturday night live and the today show...I also like taking the ferry to statue of liberty and central park.

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  11. Newport, Rhode Island is GORGEOUS. They have all these HUGE old mansions (as their summer homes) built back in the late 1800's and early 1900's by the Vanderbilts, the Astor's and all the old rich families and they are open for tours. I loved it there!!

    http://www.newportmansions.org/

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  12. New york is the very good place to travelers, I hope you would be enjoy your trip.

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  13. I've already given you my advice on twitter regarding Boston but if you need more info let me know! :)

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  14. Hi Andrea, I have been following u on you tube.I was banded last Nove. I lived in NYC and grew up here. You can get a great workout while you are having lots of fun. I would recomend walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, it is free and very interesting. There are sign about the history of the bridge you can read as you cross as well as seats that you can rest on while crossing. You can head into DUMBO on the Manhattan side and go for pizza or you can go to the South Street Seaport. You can also combine the Statue of Libery,Ellis Island and the Freedom Tower into one day since they are close together. FYI I took my kids to the Statue of Liberty in March and they are doing repairs to the inside and you should still go and walk around on Liberty Island. Do the audio tour it is worth it. When you buy your ticket it includes Ellis Island too. After/Before you can walk to the Freedom tower. I would say it is about 3/4 of a mile. It is a nice, safe area. Def do Times Square at night and go see a play. There is a ticket booth in Times Square that has tickets for half price. I just saw Evita with Ricky Martin 2 weeks ago and got his autograph afterward. If you like museums, you can go to Museum of natural history and visit Stawberry fields afterward in Central Park. The MET and Natural History are on Central Park West and you can cross to go to the park. You can also go to the Guggiheim museum on Central Park East and cross over into Central park and go to the boat house. You can rent a rowboat and row on the lake. Another fun workout. Oh and if you go to the empire state building, buy your ticket in advance. Good Luck and have fun. I will check your blog again to see how your trip is going of if you have any other questions. Debbie

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