Low-key recs for NYC

Old Jan 21st, 2016, 06:58 AM
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Low-key recs for NYC

I am headed to NYC this weekend where, if you have been watching the news, will realize there is a nor'easter with 12 inches of snow coming. I am going to see some of Americana Week, which under the best of circumstances, is exhausting.

I have some tickets to concerts in the evenings but would like something utterly relaxing in my back pocket. Usually I would sit on a bench in Central Park and decompress, but in light of the weather, don't see this, or walking around as I am wont to do, realistic.

Does anyone have any recommendations for something that would whittle away a couple of hours that is somewhat decadent and relaxing as the snow swirls around me?
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Old Jan 21st, 2016, 07:43 AM
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What is Americana Week?

Decadent and relaxing? A porn show with chaise lounge?
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Old Jan 21st, 2016, 07:54 AM
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When specifically? Where are you starting from? Speaking for snow day, I will be at Museum of the City of NY watching a doc about Fred Lebow but current exhibits there are fabulous.

Early evening I will be seeing a film about Jack Cole at MOMA.

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Old Jan 21st, 2016, 08:20 AM
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How about a window seat at the Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental, from which you will watch the snow fall on Central Park? It's a fair hike from Sotheby's, though.

http://www.mandarinoriental.com/newy...-lobby-lounge/
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Weirdly difficult question! NYC has it all, but I tend to think of it as more bustling than relaxing.

If I had a bad weather day to kill, I'd luxuriate in a museum. The Met is an obvious choice. Me, I'd go to the Neue Gallerie and relax in its Cafe Sabarsky.

http://www.neuegalerie.org
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Old Jan 21st, 2016, 08:37 AM
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If by "porn show" you mean Dita will be in town, yes indeed, I would go see that in a heart beat.

Sothebys is far from everything. I'm only going to spend a few hours in the morning there, I think.

I had lunch at the Lobby Lounge once and it was fantastic. Speaking of which, it's restaurant week and I would like to experience that, too.
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If you haven't seen the new Star Wars movie, see it at the Ziegfeld before they close the theater.
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Old Jan 21st, 2016, 08:48 AM
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I just hope you actually get to NY. The last time a storm like this happened, we were stuck half way (in Detroit) for the whole weekend. NY airports were all closed to incoming traffic.

If you are making a connection, I urge you to make a cancelable hotel reservation (just in case)in your connecting city. Thankfully we did that before departing Minneapolis. We had a "lovely" weekend in the Westin DTW Airport. Much better than thousands of other stranded travelers who were sleeping on the floor in the airport.

Good Luck!
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They're closing our favorite theatre?????????????????? Why, NOOOOOO, Whyyyyyy????????
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"They're closing our favorite theatre?"

Yeah, it's a shame. It appears that a single, large screen just can't compete in today's movie market. I remember seeing "Lawrence of Arabia" there, twice (!) during its various revivals. The theater truly did the movie justice.
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Dita Von Teese is no "porn show"--whatever that is, lol. They still make those?
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We've travelled from Boston as the Ziegfeld being our destination more then once! What a loss!
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The Public Library is a good way to spend a couple of hours.
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Old Jan 21st, 2016, 10:09 AM
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They're turning the Ziegfeld into ballroom.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/ny...-ballroom.html
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I have no idea what this entire topic is about.
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Hollywood should have saved it!

A historical montage. . .

http://www.ew.com/gallery/ziegfeld-t...-through-years
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I would head over to Lincoln Plaza Cinema to see Son of Saul.

However, the BEST movie out right now to watch during a blizzard is H8ful 8 by Quentin Tarantino.

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Hateful 8 in 70 mm was utterly gorgeous.
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