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New York by Neighborhood (also Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens) - please help!

New York by Neighborhood (also Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens) - please help!

Nov 11th, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Hi Michelle, it's not just the shopping. If you look further upon the thread, we wanted to visit Queens and the museum.

Ellenem, I have been looking there butnot a lot of discounts yet for the times we're in NY. Will keep checking pfcourse but if I can't find amy foe the shows we want,then I'll wait till we get there. Getting them ahead of time was always the plan for the tix. It was the Christmas day one I said I will play by ear.

Got a reply from tktx and the times square location is open but not south street or the other. Opens at 3pm.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 09:16 AM
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Michelle, it's also an opportunity to see a neighborhood in Queens. I just got excited that there'll be shopping and decent stores.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 10:29 AM
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(I have lived in NYC for 35 years and I have never heard anyone recommend leaving Manhattan to shop in Forest Hills. Good luck.)
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Nov 11th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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i'm not going to forest hills just to shop. i'm going to forest hills because it's not too far from queens museum and there's a small area we can walk around in. you are correct, there's plenty of shopping in manhattan but that's not why we're going.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 11:41 AM
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To travel between Forest Hills to the Queens Museum, the subway would involve backtracking to Roosevelt Ave and switching train lines. A more direct route would be the Q23 bus along 108 St. You'd still have a bit to walk between the museum and the bus, but it would be less than the closest subway. You could grab a taxi, but you might have to call a car service since there are much fewer yellow cabs in the outer boroughs. If you walked the entire distance between the two, it's about 3 miles.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 12:12 PM
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thanks ellenem!
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Nov 11th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Believe me, Forest Hills isn't for shopping - it's really just a residential area. (I used to have an aunt/uncle that lived there - and it's really very quiet except right along Queens Blvd - about which the less said the better.)
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Nov 11th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Even the US Open left Forest Hills years ago.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 05:00 PM
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for those researching, here's the schedule of shows open during the holidays.

http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuz...mance-Schedule
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Nov 11th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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If you have the time, you might want to visit the Little Odessa area of Brooklyn in Brighton Beach. If you like Russian style foods, then this is the place! Not only are there a number of good restaurants, but there are also some excellent food emporiums such as International Foods - I don't know of another place like that in NY. If you need to ask directions while in Little Odessa, you may have to stop several people before finding one that speaks English - it is still a very ethnic enclave.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 09:13 PM
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I don't know what you want to buy, but if you want to leave Manhattan to shop go to Park Slope and the Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill area. I don't live in Brooklyn (I'm in Manhattan) but I love to walk along 7th Avenue in Park Slope from Atlantic Avenue on down and then I am planning on exploring Court Street/Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill area. Many cute boutiques/shops in both areas. Also Bleecker Street in the West Village has many cute shops too.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 09:44 PM
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Thaks Skiergirl. I plan to check those out too.
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Nov 13th, 2009, 05:30 AM
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Atlantic Ave/Boerum Hill Tour
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/ny...stop.html?_r=1
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Nov 13th, 2009, 09:59 AM
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k_brklyn, that's fantastic!!! Thanks, I love hobnobs!
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Nov 13th, 2009, 10:19 AM
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k-brklyn~
Thanks for the link. I downloaded same for our next trip to NYC (Fall 2010). I want to be there now!
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Nov 13th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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For the Upper West Side of Manhattan, have you considered seeing something at Lincoln Center? There are several restaurants right across the street from there, including Bar Baloud, which normally does have a pre fixe menu, though not likely for New Year's Eve. Also, Ed's Chowder House is there as well, and I loved their lobster.

Oh, I wouldn't say there is anything cute about DUMBO [fyi], and if you're from the UK, with your wonderful gardens, I don't know if I'd go to the Arboritium.

I would suggest walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, and exploring a bit of Brooklyn Heights for your Brooklyn option.
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Nov 13th, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Thanks LoisL,

My husband is from the UK, I'm from the USofA. I did call Bar Baloud, actually, and at that time last week, they didn't know yet what they were doing for NYE. I plan to hit one of his restaurants, probably the moderne but if they're not doing pre-fixe on NYE, it may just be the place for us. We LOVE his food. His restaurant in Vegas is one we always go to when there.

Will check out Ed's Chowder house too since I'm a huge fan of seafood.

Thanks!
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Nov 13th, 2009, 03:07 PM
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Cafe Boulud is very close to the Met. They have a lovely prix fixe lunch.
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Nov 13th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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one question, are these places (promenade, DUMBO) will be open Holiday weekend? Also, I've been to Grand Central Station before right after Thanksgiving and they usually have holiday stalls there - will it be there the holiday weekend we're there?

Thanks. Plans are really coming together now, thanks to all your suggestions. We really appreciate it and promise to do a trip report.
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Nov 13th, 2009, 10:08 PM
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I suggest for your "neighborhood visit" in Queens that you do Jackson Heights. Get off the subway at Roosevelt Ave. Several lines stop there. You can just wander around for several blocks in any direction. Typical Queens residential architecture and an area of stores/businesses stretching for many blocks. The area is very ethnic now, mostly Indian but also South American, Asian, etc. I lived in Jackson Heights a a few decades ago as a child when it was a very white middle class neighborhood. My daughter lived there two years ago when she got out of college and I visited frequently and it was interesting to see the same physical neighborhood with totally different population. Anyway it's a good neighborhood with a quintessential Queens feel (think the TV show "King of Queens"), plenty of inexpensive decent ethnic restaurants and only a relatively short subway ride from midtown.

BYW, I also lived in Forest Hills and wasn't crazy about it then and when I visited it recently I found it pretty boring.
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