Londoner in New York

Old Oct 4th, 2002, 06:04 PM
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Harster -

Check out the website

all the info you would ever want on the NY theatre.
Old Oct 4th, 2002, 06:10 PM
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Author: Stephanie P. ([email protected])
Date: 10/04/2002, 11:22 am
Message: Why would you recommend theatre when London has excellent productions? I'd suggest seeing all the typical tourist sites that London wouldn't have.
Please, go respond to a thread that you have a clue about.
Something about living in the country or Ft Lauderdale by the Sea.
Or start your own Stupid Cow site.

Old Oct 5th, 2002, 05:25 AM
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Thanks for all the advice - you Americans always so friendly.

Some of the restaurants sound fantastic, and the Metropolitan Museum idea is great. Romantic, but casual, is definitely good as, between us, I'm planning on proposing to my girlfriend!

Still a bit unsure about the hotel though. I'm looking at spending a maximum $1000 for 4 nights. A big room would be good - I hear some, like the schrager hotels, can be a squeeze. To remind you, lower Central Park area is where i'm want to stay. Having been to NYC a few times I would quite like to stay in Lower Manhattan or the Upper East or West Sides...something a bit different; but I'm sure my girlfriend would love Central Park and its so conveneint for most things too, for her first visit.

Thanks again.
Old Oct 5th, 2002, 10:32 AM
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I'm not a big fan of paying $250 for a shoebox hotel room b/c you won't be there very much anyways when there's so much to do in the city. DO NOT STAY AT THE HUDSON HOTEL, the rooms are exhorbitantly expensive and very, very small. If it's bang for the buck you want, one other suggestion is to book a suite at the Mayflower Hotel which is on the south-western side of Central Park. It's not as opulent as the Waldorf or Plaza (it's nice but not 5-star), but you can get a huge 1 bedroom suite with a park view for under $250/night and live like a king!
Old Oct 5th, 2002, 08:39 PM
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I would suggest the Palace as a wonderful hotel, and it is very centrally located, and was redone a few years ago. The Lobby is beautiful and has a casual bar/restaurant in the lobby. The kind of place where you can sit, enjoy some music, sip champagne and people watch.

Also one of the best restaurants in right in the hotel Cirque 2000. They also do a lovely "tea" at the restaurant which you might enjoy.

The hotel is on Madison Ave, right behind St. Patricks and 1 block from 5th Ave.

There are several good restaurants right in the area, but you might get a copy of Zaggat's to carry around for recommendations on restaurants.

As for the Theatre, I have heard the prices here are much highter than London, but there are options for discounted tickets at TKTS and online at and a couple others as previously mentioned.

My favorite Italian restaurant is close to Lincoln Center on Columbus Ave and 70th St. called Pomodoro. Wonderful food GREAT bread and very well priced. Nice atmosphere too, kind of laid back.

WE have 10,000 restaurants just in Manhattan, so you will find one or more on every block in the city, lol. I'm sure you won't have a problem finding many you like.

If you need any other info just ask and I'm sure all of us would be happy to help in making your trip special.

Old Oct 5th, 2002, 09:24 PM
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Harster-- we always stay at the SALISBURY Hotel- on 57th between 6th and 7th- across from the Parker Meirdian and kaddy corner from Carnegie Hall- 2 block to Central Park-

we have been staying there for years-It is NOT fancy but the location is excellent and the price is right- You should be able to get a room for about $139 pn plus all the NYC taxes which average about 20pct by the time you get finished...

THe hotel used to serve continental bkfst for their guests ,but somone who recently went said they did away with that.....

Hotel is right in the thick of eveything and you can walk to Broadway shows-- ionID%3d17%26c%3d4%26e%3dhotelLocationID%26v%3d17% 26s%3d17%26n%3d%26r%3dname%26pp%3d15%26p%3d4& linfo.jsp%3fcid%3d4092%26ID%3d111484&s=4&n=Midtown+West&sn=Salisbury+Hotel+New+York

For a terrific restaurant within walking distance of Salisbury- try Le Bernardin on W.55th st- Very Elegant-Coat and tie-- French seafood-Outstanding food....We go there everytime we hit the city....

Also in the village- ( and call at least 30 days in advance) is the best bargain in town- called "PO"- it is one of Mario Battali's restaurants from the food network---only has about 18 tables and food is super reasonable!!! And FABULOUS!!! ( same owner as Babbo but easier to get into)....
Old Oct 6th, 2002, 04:56 AM
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1. Hotel. When you narrow down your choices then enter the name as a search on this site and other posts will come up and you can decide that way. ALSO definetly go through the discount route for hotels. I always get great deals at I just arranged for my stay where the hotel price was 275 aND I got it for 159.

2. I am not familiar with the restraunt scene but I go to nyc at the end of november and have been reading these posts and it sounds like you already have excellent advice.The chowhound site is also an excellent resource. In other posts I have seen a restraunt that is under the brooklyn bridge and is supposed to be very romantic and have a wonderful view. Maybe stop for drinks if your dinner plans are already set.
3. Re: theater. Am just trying to make decisions now about my trip. There is a musical -harlem song - at the apollo theater some history of the harlem renisance (sry about the spelling, am in a hurry) which is defintely different than the london experience. A lot of plays with "stars" are having some turnover during the next month. Watch and click on the plays and news you are interested in. Also get a NY Times = sunday, in Nov. and see what is coming up. Newer plays that you really want to see, I would just buy at full price. Have heard continuing mixed reviews about the producers since the cast has changed, and changed again. Aida will likely come to london sometime - the stagecraft is amazing the music just ok in my opinion. For an extravaganza, What about throughly modern milly or 42nd st? Only heard wonderful things about hairspray - better get your tix now for that.
4. You didnt ask for other visit ideas however in reading other posts you will get lots of ideas. One person who went during some colder times still went on the harbor cruise at 7 in the evening and said it was an incredible experience. Good luck, you will do very well with the suggestions already posted.
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