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Sep 17th, 2007, 07:26 AM
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There's a Pisarro exhibit that just opened at the Jewish Museum, a short walk north of the Met Museum.
but the museum will be closed early on Fri. and all day Sat. for Yom Kippur.

Payard Bistro is also walkable from the Met Museum and has wonderful pastries. You can eat there or take them out.

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Sep 17th, 2007, 08:14 AM
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With just 3 days in the City, you can surely skip the Frick -- I'd start with the Met first, they have enlarged their modern collection and the museum has just so much, better to spend more time here before looking elsewhere for less. If you have time for MOMA, then I'd go there second. 30 Rock is amazing, nice small museum, great views and good timing. Dont miss Statue of Liberty, this is the best time to be in the city.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 08:36 AM
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OK ggreen, I posted the Chocoholic results.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 04:30 PM
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Thanks all...

Oh my friend was just telling me about the Jewish Museum! Oh no!!! Closed on Sat, I was gonna make a pit stop there and then to the met. I guess I can go to the Met and Payard for pastries.

I will be staying at the Westin at Times Square, so I may do the 48hr tour thing...just so to do less walking. Ever since I sprained my ankles, yes both ankles, slipped on the last step at work, my feet and ankles has been giving me lots of problems when I walk a lot!

I would like to go to the MOMA...just so much talk about it. So, its decided .. think I will do the Rock. But then my friend hasn't made any decisions yet. She has been busy,but then since she won't be coming back this way for a long time she may want to do Empire!

How much approx. would the 48hr hop on and off cost? Perhaps its cheaper to just buy a day pass for the subway.

How strict are they with carry on luggage with Air Canada? My carry on seems to be 2.5 inches longer than what they have posted on their website. Mine is 24" high, and they said 21.5"

I will be able to carry my face creams, make up etc. on the plane?
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Sep 17th, 2007, 04:47 PM
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Chocaholic, just a word of warning in case you don't know. If you are flying out of Toronto, allow LOTS of time. It recently took me 90 minutes in line just for the US immigration. Then security after that, where it didn't take very long.

In NYC, my friends have always enjoyed the hop on hop off tour, but we don't usually get off that often. Too much time wasted waiting for the next one. Just stay on and enjoy the tour. DO take the evening tour. It's very good.

Also my friends chose to do the Top of the Rock and were glad they had decided on it instead of Empire State Bldg.

We took the subway, but preferred to take the transit busses. We enjoyed looking out the windows and seeing everything along the streets.

MOMA was fabulous. There is a good cafe there.

Sounds like I'll have to make a trip into the beaches for some chocolate.
Have you trekked to Oakville for some Bernard Callibaut? (sp).

Have fun in NY.
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Sep 17th, 2007, 04:58 PM
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Hi Kodi,

I've had Bernard Callibaut!

Here are my ratings so far:
The Belgium Chocolate Shoppe
Leonaidis (may be spelled incorrectly)
Bernard Callibaut... not so great, rather have Dufflet. It was just not so great.
I still can't remember SOMA for some reason.

My flight is at 9:15am... so I will have to be there before 8am then? I guess I better go to bed early..need my sleep!

Maybe I can do the evening bus tour on Saturday then..what time does the tour start?
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Sep 17th, 2007, 05:51 PM
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Make time for the Frick - you won't regret it! And Payard's is a must too!
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Sep 17th, 2007, 06:57 PM
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Yay, AJPeabody! To be honest, until I went to find that thread for chocoholic, I'd forgotten that you hadn't posted the tally. Thanks so much! Sounds like it was delicious work.
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Sep 18th, 2007, 12:15 AM
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The Gray Line touroffers various packages from the basic 24 hour tour to the 3 day tour. Some include the trip out to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, most include entry to Empire State & Top of Rock and now they are offering water taxi trips. The night tour on its own is $39 but this is included in the 48 hour ticket $49 that gets you 2 nights if you want plus all day (8.30am to 6.00pm) loop tours.
jamierin queried the how to do Greenwich Village link & I posted yesterday to bring it up.
We got Godiva hot chocolate mix this year & it is really good.
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Sep 18th, 2007, 05:44 PM
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Hi Johnjerard

I gather I can get these grayline tours at the hotel?

So, getting off and on is not a good idea? Just stay on the bus for the whole tour and go back if there is a particular area we want to visit again?

Have been reading the tally of chocolate ratings... have yet to finish...guess it will be a reading after I come back.

Very busy!!!
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Sep 19th, 2007, 12:12 AM
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The uptown tour is more of a stay on & see the sights unless there is something particular you want to see - churches, museums, Apollo, Central Park.
The downtown is hop on & off at whatever place you fancy.
Last year we had 3 day passes & spent a lot of time on the buses. This year the night tour was the treat so I got 48 hour tickets & used the buses to get to the places we wanted to spend more time in - Greenwich Village, South Street, Canal Street. If I was going on the bus tour for the first time this year though I would have been dissappointed by the quality of the tour guide commentaries. Some were really bad & could hardly speak English or there were long gaps of silence.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 04:31 PM
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Sounds like I need to do more chocolate tasting!!

Yes, I'd say to be at the airport even earlier. If you are flying Air Canada, they pull you out of the US immigration line if it's getting close to your flight. If you are flying any other are out of luck. Many people in the line with me were really worried that they'd miss their flight. The response from the guard? too bad..

I think the evening tour started around 7.
If you get the 48 hour tour that includes the evening tour, you can do the route over and over. So you could stay on for one go round, then use the pass to get back to where you want to spend more time. Does that make sense? That's what we did.

Have a great time.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 06:10 PM
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I think I am good without the commentary. I borrowed the DK Eyewitness New York yesterday.

Yes I am flying Air Canada. I'm not sure if I should check in my luggage or just do the carry on. I'm thinking that checking in my luggage is easier, with my face creams etc... What do you guys think?

I guess we may do the loop thing so to spend more time at certain places and not having to worry about taking transit. I guess it all depends on what my friend wants to see.

Thanks everyone!!!

Sampling chocolate is always good
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Chocaholic: How was your trip?
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