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Aug 28th, 2009, 01:34 PM
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Any music or theater in your plans?
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Aug 28th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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Thanks everyone - yes, i realise the Cloisters will be a totally different trip from the MET, looks interesting!
will try to do 'Frick Museum' as well...
i do love art & history in museums but love architecture and city skylines so am keen to walk around a lot too!

Thanks Ellenem for the NY Central art supply recommendation - will defn check it out - im more keen to buy markers and pens and fun papers!

Gwendolynn - oh im a huge 'sex & the city' fan so dont mind checking out the tour to see some of the movie scenes in the city...dont worry we'll leave plenty of time for eating! haha sounds like our trip will be all about food!
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Aug 28th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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nyer - wow! 4-5 floors of art supplies! amazing - you'd never find that in Sydney, Australia! exciting!!

bspielman - yes, we defn want to go to the theatre - not sure yet what we'd like to see...we prefer comedies to drama...i enjoy musicals but hubby not so much!
we hope to check out 'Time out NY' to try and catch some local music shows/comedy shows after dinner lounges/bars - that sort of thing
we're not taking our 2 boys on this trip so we'll be free to be out all night!! nice!!
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Aug 28th, 2009, 06:49 PM
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Lee's Art shop on 57th St also might have art supplies for you. I think it may even have a scrapbooking section.
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Aug 28th, 2009, 07:16 PM
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Although I love Pearl, sometimes they have a cash flow problem and they are not as well stocked as they should be. The owner has had tax problems over the years.
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Aug 28th, 2009, 08:06 PM
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We'll be there 11-25th September
--great, so check out the WTC site/ground zero. Go into
Trinity Church across the street. That's the one with the cemetery.

Some places we definetely plan to visit
The Tennament Museum (will prebook)
--huh? never heard of it. Why look at tennaments at all?

Central Park - walking tours?
--you dont need a tour to walk around C.P. Forget the zoo; go to Bronx Zoo instead. Dont forget the John Lennon memorial, and say hello to Gary "the mayor of Strawberry Fields". He is the homeless guy who lays out flowers around the memorial.

Brooklyn Bridge /Park Slope
--pardon, what does Park Slope have to do with the Brooklyn Bridge? Did you mean the promenade and Dumbo?
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Aug 28th, 2009, 08:50 PM
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St Paul's Chapel is the church across the street from the World Trade Center site that was the rest stop for relief workers. (Trinity Church is nearby at the head of Wall St.)

The Tenement Museum features tours of historic tenement apartments of various eras of New York history with stories of the lives led by the people who lived there. Many enjoy this view into New York's past.
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Aug 28th, 2009, 09:51 PM
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thanks Pomah - yes, thats just part of our list that Ive mentioned.
love the info about the homeless guy in Central Park!

We'll defn do Ground Zero area and thanks Ellenem about the info on St Paul's chapel - i had no idea sad!
is trinity the oldest church in the city? sure looks beautiful!

isnt Park Slope a Brooklyn neighbourhood? id also like to visit Williamsburg too..
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Aug 29th, 2009, 07:12 AM
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According to Wikipedia: "St. Paul's Chapel is currently part of the Parish of Trinity Church and is the oldest public building in continuous use in New York City." It was completed in 1766.

There has been more than one Trinity Church on the same site at Wall Street: first-1698; second-1788; current-1846

Yes, Park Slope is in Brooklyn and is a perfectly viable piece to your Brooklyn day. POMAH suggested other areas of Brooklyn that are n the neighborhood of the Brooklyn Bridge. To visit Park Slope from the bridge, you might need to take a subway.
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Aug 30th, 2009, 07:02 PM
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"Trinity Church across the street. That's the one with the cemetery."
Sorry, I stand corrected. It is indeed St.Paul's Chapel. However, I am sure on 9/11 there would be too many things going on around there and too many people. So I suggest trying Sept15+ instead.
Park Slope is not connected to the Brooklyn Bridge. You take the F to 7th ave. Some nice houses and churches, always long lines for ice cream at Mr.softee next to the pizzeria when you walk up from the subway. However, for pizza I suggest the pizzeria next to Subway across from B&N.
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Sep 2nd, 2009, 04:45 PM
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we prebooked some of our tours but
Im having trouble getting into Tenament tour section to book a tour?! weird....guess we'll have to leave it until we get there and try locally to book?

also does anyone know of any good websites to find local Comedy shows/clubs and any Burlesque Club recommendations? (not the sleazy kind...the arty kind haha)
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