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Tentative Itin for Manhattan mid-March, lots of Qs

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Disclaimer: I have been to Manhattan many times, so I have done most of the usual touristy things.

I will be staying with my friends who live in midtown East, near Queens Tunnel entrance.

March 11 (Wed)
- Arrive NYC around 5pm @ Penn Station (by Megabus)
- Pick up macarons from Macaron Cafe (recommended by Fodors editor Erica_D here: http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=2&tid=35154928)
- Go to friends' apt

March 12 (Thu)
- 11am Views from the Past Central Park walking tour
http://www.centralparknyc.org/site/Calendar/164706733?view=Detail&id=105229
- If weather is bad, visit Museum of Art & Design instead
- Lunch at Roberto Passon
- pick up Macarons from Bouchon Bakery @ Time Warner Center
- Afternoon Lincoln Center Backstage tour
http://www.lincolncenter.org/asc_load_screen.asp?screen=visitorinfo_indivtours
- back to friends' apt for Rest
- 8pm Rusalka @ Metropolitan Opera

March 13 (Fri)
- Morning: Forbes Galleries
http://www.forbesgalleries.com/
- 12:30pm Grand Central Neighborhood walking tour (1.5 hrs)
http://www.grandcentralpartnership.org/what_we_do/promote_free_tour.asp
- 2pm NY Public Library tour
- followed by UN tour

March 14 (Sat)
- Morning: Jewish Museum
- Husband arrives @ Penn station at 1pm
- Meet up in LES for Chinese lunch near Tenement Museum
- Tenement Museum tour
- return to apt for Rest
- 8pm La Sonnambula at Metropolitan Museum

March 15 (Sun)
- Morning: Metropolitan Museum
- Lunch at Neue Galerie; +/- tour Neue Galerie (depending on time)
- return to apt for luggage and depart

Questions:
1) Has anyone taken the Views from the Past Central Park walking tour? Comments?

2) Lunch at Roberto Passon - I've read so many good things about it so I want to try. But it is about 10-15 blocks south of where I will be, so I'm wondering if there are better options that are closer to Columbus Circle/Lincoln Center, but similar price?

3) Has anyone been to Forbes Galleries? How long would you say it takes to go through it? If I have some extra time, what else is interesting for a quick stop nearby (before I head to Grand Central tour)

4) UN Tour - I've read that tickets are usually gone by 1-2pm for the rest of the day. Is it possible I stop by that morning (since my friends' apt is close to UN) to buy a ticket for later that day?

5) How large is the Jewish Museum? Will 2 hours be enough?

6) Quick dinner suggestion near Lincoln Center? Looking for a place that serves sandwich/soup etc for a quick and light meal before opera.

7) Any idea how long we'll have to wait for a table for lunch at Cafe Sabarsky on Sunday, if we get there before noon?

8) Any must-see art shows in Manhattan in mid-March that you know of?

9) Is there a backstage door for the Met Opera @ Lincoln Center? Where is it located and do you know if one can get a glimpse or even autograph from the singers at the backstage door?

Thanks in advance.

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