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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 19th, 2009, 07:29 AM
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I would walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects two appealing areas that you can work in at the same time. In Manhattan, it's alongside Southstreet Seaport. On the Brooklyn side, you are by Brooklyn Heights.
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Nov 19th, 2009, 09:13 AM
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South Street Seaport is the most over rated sight in NYC. It is neither charming or interesting.
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Nov 19th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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And it's a mile from the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, isn't it?
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Nov 19th, 2009, 09:38 AM
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The Brooklyn Bridge is about 10 minute walk to South Street. But at the foot of bridge on the Manhttan side, you have interesting municipal architecture including City Hall and its Park, Muni Bulding, Boss Tweed Courthouse and the Surrogate's Court while across the park is the Woolworth Building.

If you make a right as you exit the bridge you will see the courthouse that is in 1,000 TV shows and movies and the nearby Negro Burial Fround. Then there is Chinatown. All infinitely more interesting than South Street
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Nov 19th, 2009, 11:52 AM
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Adu: "It is neither charming or interesting." You mean, "It is neither charming NOR interesting." And, yes, I think everyone in NYC agrees...
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Nov 19th, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Yes I igNORed to proofread the posting.
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Nov 19th, 2009, 12:57 PM
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I see you mentioned Ellis Island as a possibility. Like a number of New York attractions, it is one I never visited when I lived there. But my wife and I toured Ellis a few years ago when we were back visiting family. Highly recommended in my book.

One thing I'll never forget was a letter home from an immigrant that is posted on the wall. It reads:

"I have learned three things since my arrival here in America. The first is that the streets are not paved with gold. The second is that the streets are not paved at all. And the third is they expect me to pave them!"
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Nov 19th, 2009, 01:21 PM
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Oh Nelson, I wish I was still going! I had the chance to purchase advance ticket a couple of months back but the system kept kicking me out so I said I would order them tomorrow. Now it's too late. All the tickets are gone (for the crown tour) so we may just skip ellis island and just do the free ferry across and immediately back to staten island to see the statue of liberty from the water. I'll keep checking the website but not sure if we'll be able to get the tickets.
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Dec 6th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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We just got tickets to the lincoln center (Hansel and Gretel) matinee show at 11am on the 28th. We wanted to do the Nat history museum after. What do you wear to the matinee show? Can I come in colored jeans and boots with a sweater or is that too casual?

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Dec 6th, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Oh, and we're in the dress circle box seats. It's not as dressy as the evening performances, right?
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Dec 6th, 2009, 11:49 AM
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"Colored jeans"? You will probably see everything in the audience, especially since there'll be a lot of kids. I just think you can do better than jeans for the Met. Nice slacks will work for wherever you go.

As for Ellis Island, I think you're confusing different issues. Go to Ellis Island REGARDLESS of whether you go to ESB at all, let alone the crown thing. Just b/c you don't climb to the crown has no bearing on visiting Ellis Island.
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Dec 6th, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Hi McLaurie. Yeah, I thought the same as well but wanted to be comfortable walking around afterward. Will then wear a nice sweater dress with boots which should cover both.

We've both been to Ellis Island. The only reason we'd go back is to go up to the crown.

Thanks!
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Dec 6th, 2009, 03:35 PM
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Just noticed this thread. If you are still looking for something in Queens and if you like Indian Food/culture; check out Jackson Heights (Jackson Diner) Either the E or the 7 will get you there.
Forest Hills is very residential; especially around the tennis stadium; however with it's Tudor architecture your husband might enjoy a walk around the area.
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Dec 9th, 2009, 01:31 PM
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Hi All,

I have 2 free ticket codes from livenation (got it through one of hilton's promotions) that expire at the end of the month (December) and there are still some shows available for New York, although not on the dates we'll be there. Any of you New Yorkers interested in any of the shows below? Let me know at mkmcooper at gmail dot com. Wanted to post it on this thread as thank you for all your advice.

www.livenation.com/hilton
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